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Old 09-08-2016, 01:31 AM   #31
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'bout debt:
it's a lie!
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=money+crea...nd+global+debt
 
Old 09-08-2016, 01:54 AM   #32
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You just prooved his point.
Actually, I could care less what you vote for. What I find stupid is this:
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Donald Trump we welcome you!!!! You represent what us Linux users love
Nobody can speak for "us Linux users". "We" are all individuals with different backgrounds, goals, beliefs and what-have-you. The only thing "we" have in common is that we like to use GNU/Linux in various forms. One person claiming to speak for the whole GNU/Linux community - especially when it comes to politics - is absurd.
 
Old 09-08-2016, 04:03 AM   #33
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I heard that in Mexico they are selling Trump pinatas like crazy -nice little vision in my mind.
 
Old 09-08-2016, 05:38 AM   #34
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Should we start a new poll for speculation on whether or not Trump would allow an employee, colleague, or subsidiary to run Yellow Dog Linux?
 
Old 09-08-2016, 06:46 AM   #35
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Trump is America's only chance to prevent the financial disaster from happening. Slim chance, yes, but the only chance. I do not think he can make America great again. Nobody can.
Because Trump, having CAUSED more financial disasters than any other candidate, KNOWS that game?

I may write in a vote for Trump: for dogcatcher. IT is the only office for which he is qualified.
 
Old 09-08-2016, 08:29 AM   #36
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Seems like very election you don't get the person you really want. I always have to pick from the lesser of two evils.

I have no idea why Trump would want to be president. Maybe he does love America and wants to help it. Otherwise I don't know.
Couple of very good points to me.

Yep, it seems to be the lesser evil choice, however many candidates are there.

Same thought about Trump's choices here. He's got tons of money, maybe many years ago the presidency held some power, but lately I see that as the person who is the most trapped due to circumstances in politics.
 
Old 09-08-2016, 12:49 PM   #37
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I can't vote for either being from the UK but I'd be happy if either of them would stop robbing our banks every time the US is short of a few cents.

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Old 09-08-2016, 01:12 PM   #38
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Wow, just wow!
You'd vote for a US presidential candidate and hope they would do better for your country? You do realise that, whichever candidate you pick the same comp*nies will pay them for votes?
I'll leave the Trump-bashing to those more used to it. I'm too much of a liberal, libertarian to hold much truck with either controlist government.
Oh, by the way, the whole "left vs right" is rubbish in case you missed the second world war and the fall of the CCCP.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 07:42 AM   #39
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I remember reading in the Guardian when it was George W. Bush vs Al Gore. There was an argument that the rest of the world should "choose the form of the destructor." The world is learning to move to western safe havens to avoid being bombed or worse.

I've never voted for President and probably never will until someone runs on ending the Empire.
 
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VOTE!

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I remember reading in the Guardian when it was George W. Bush vs Al Gore. There was an argument that the rest of the world should "choose the form of the destructor." The world is learning to move to western safe havens to avoid being bombed or worse.

I've never voted for President and probably never will until someone runs on ending the Empire.
But you see, that is what makes you part of the PROBLEM!
You need to get involved in the primary, early enough to influence the platform and candidates, then VOTE for what you have CREATED! Otherwise, you perpetuate the players that got there first and CAUSED the problem.
 
Old 09-12-2016, 10:53 PM   #41
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If there was zero value in voting, little money and effort by the rich and powerful would go into "discriminating" and rigging at the polls.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 12:55 AM   #42
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But you see, that is what makes you part of the PROBLEM!
You need to get involved in the primary, early enough to influence the platform and candidates, then VOTE for what you have CREATED! Otherwise, you perpetuate the players that got there first and CAUSED the problem.
None of the Republican/Democrat candidates appealed to me that much. Bernie likes kill list and Rand betrayed poor o' dad with his neocon talk. I did end up throwing my vote away for Rand because I voted in the primary just to protect a Republican House Rep who the neocons were gunning for. He won his primary by a landslide. The people in his district are either smart or voting for him is a habit. It was the first time I voted. I got a sticker! On my Ballot in Nov. he will be the only one marked probably.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 09:45 AM   #43
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Trump is America's only chance to prevent the financial disaster from happening. Slim chance, yes, but the only chance. I do not think he can make America great again. Nobody can.
It seems like you've fallen for the old "trickle down economics" thing. The economy booming and rich getting richer does not mean that the average person is necessarily better off long term - it's a continual boom and bust scenario, the poor are the losers. If you're not the poor you don't care, if you're the super rich it works superbly for you. What you have when all is said and done is a system which works for the privileged few and is in the pockets of big business. A multi - billionaire will just represent other multi - billionaires and of course, himself.

Trump as POTUS has little power in reality except as commander in chief of the military - the presidential election circus is merely a sideshow to distract the masses and provide love/hate figureheads to aid in that.

Whoever gets in, you still get "The System".

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Old 09-14-2016, 12:37 PM   #44
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If there was zero value in voting, little money and effort by the rich and powerful would go into "discriminating" and rigging at the polls.
If there wasn't the advertising, would you be suspicious? I have seen TV in a Soviet Country and nobody in their right mind would believe it nowadays.
Really, with two supposed parties that's already so far from any kind of democracy.


(For balance the UK is as bad, just better with how they play the third vote option)
 
Old 09-14-2016, 12:41 PM   #45
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what financial disaster?
i'm not the youngest anymore, and i cannot remember the last time the government of any country wasn't lamenting the state of the economy, and how we really need to make amends to turn it around or pull the cart out of the ditch or whatever phrasing you choose... seems to be a good way to "make" politics: tell them how bad everything is, and how only you can make it good again (and at the same time you can tell them that things are actually getting better, although they are really getting worse because you need to take the funds for "rescuing" the country from somewhere). what a farce. and i mean that globally.
 
  


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