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That's ... entirely quite shocking. So, people vote and just hope that the college listens to them? Confused That does seem a little unfair: introducing a good faith basis where a clinical and exact representation is both needed and desired. Am I alone in thinking this?
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I'm too lazy to explain why the Electoral College exists, but if you google it, you'll understand why the system was set up this way.
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Some state's do have laws saying that the electoral college must vote the way the state does. I'd say it exists for the same reason state legislatures used to vote for federal senators but that was amended out, although I don't know what sparked that amendment; maybe the electoral college will be removed too some day for a similar reason.
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Didn't know some states had rules saying the electoral college had to vote the popular vote. Regardless I don't think it really has much of a place now and personally I think it just presents one more potential avenue for corruption in politics.
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Any thoughts on the Republican Debate last night?
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I didn't watch it, but I'm hoping to get a good (and humorous) summary from Jon Stewart tonight.

Quick question: did Rick Santorum say anything that will further exacerbate his Google Problem?
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Okay, next topic.

What does America need to do to create jobs?
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Fire everybody.

Then there will be many jobs! Though there will also be more unemployed people. But the question wasn't how to solve unemployment Razz :D
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I am not from the US but I imagine its the same here in the UK from the building trade side of things. There are plenty of derelict houses that could be refurbed to a good standard and sold, build new houses, refurb empty hotels. Being a plumber I know these are a good idea it keeps many trades in a job such as brickies, Joiners, Electrician, Plumbers, Plasterers, Painters, Labourers, Groundsmen, Machine drivers, scaffolders, roofers I could go on and on but I wont. Rolling Eyes
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And when they have money, they go out and spend it, leading to jobs created in other fields. I see what you mean, and would say it's a good part but would also need to look into others. I have theories but will keep them quiet for now I'm afraid.
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I'm debating over whether I should vote for this election...

The biggest issue I was concerned about was overturning the full-day kindergarten. I was looking to the Conservative party to do this, but I guess Hudak won't be doing anything about it.
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Reepicheep wrote:
I'm debating over whether I should vote for this election...

The biggest issue I was concerned about was overturning the full-day kindergarten. I was looking to the Conservative party to do this, but I guess Hudak won't be doing anything about it.


Dude, you just turned 18. You HAVE to vote.

Here's the main problem, as I see it:

Everyone in the 18-25 age range has seen what a bad job McGuinty did (I was a university student when he raised tuition, and a homeowner when he put in place the HST).
Everyone in the 25-40 age range remembers vividly what a bad job Harris did (I was in grade 6 during the teacher's strike, and the hospital of my hometown was almost closed).
Everyone in the 40+ range remembers what a bad job Bob Rae did.

That's all three parties.

And the liberals have irritated me this week. I almost rear-ended someone reading one of their signs on the road (don't put signs with a lot of writing on them on a bloody highway!) and their automated phone system hijacked my phone line last night. LAME.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:

Dude, you just turned 18. You HAVE to vote.


It's my democratic privilege to not have to vote. Wink

Taral-DLOS wrote:

Here's the main problem, as I see it:

Everyone in the 18-25 age range has seen what a bad job McGuinty did (I was a university student when he raised tuition, and a homeowner when he put in place the HST).
Everyone in the 25-40 age range remembers vividly what a bad job Harris did (I was in grade 6 during the teacher's strike, and the hospital of my hometown was almost closed).
Everyone in the 40+ range remembers what a bad job Bob Rae did.

That's all three parties.


Thus, I'm hesitant to vote. All three parties suck.

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And the liberals have irritated me this week. I almost rear-ended someone reading one of their signs on the road (don't put signs with a lot of writing on them on a bloody highway!) and their automated phone system hijacked my phone line last night. LAME.


This irritates me as well. Not the signs so much but all the pre-election stuff does nothing to excite me about voting. I hate how the candidates bicker like babies. I mean these are the people running our country? Oy.

Just as a disclaimer, I LOVE Canada. Anyone who's been on this site for any length of time knows that. Looking at these politicians, I have no clue how, but somehow someone is doing a fantastic job. There are few places in the world I'd even consider moving to.
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I won't be 18 until 3 months after the 2012 elections and I am ticked I won't have a chance to help boot Obama out of office.
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Teck wrote:
I won't be 18 until 3 months after the 2012 elections and I am ticked I won't have a chance to help boot Obama out of office.


I voted in the last Presidential election and let me tell you, it wasn't very satisfying when I didn't like any of the candidates. I'm hoping someone worthwhile will run this time so I won't be voting just to get Obama out. Confused
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