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#16    F3SS

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:05 AM

View PostSakari, on 09 November 2012 - 01:13 AM, said:




Try this.....

You hate, despise, can not even stand the smell of Tomato Sauces, and Frying oil. Or anything that comes close to those products.

You can not stand them so much, that you avoid them at all costs.

Now..... You are pretty hungry, sitting at home, and not really in the mood to make anything.

You want something, something different.

Out of pure chance, a Scwhanns sales person knocks at your door....You are in luck, he is trying to sell out his truck, and has two items left. He promises both are great, and both will satisfy you.

He has Lasagna, and Fried Chicken......

Do you say " no thank you ", or do you just get either one, although they both make you physically sick?
How long have you been waiting to use that one, lol... Sorry man, my mind can not accept this analogy. You can not compare delicious foods to political choices.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:17 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 09 November 2012 - 04:05 AM, said:

How long have you been waiting to use that one, lol... Sorry man, my mind can not accept this analogy. You can not compare delicious foods to political choices.

Okay, okay. Let me take a shot at one.

Say you are at a concert and the only facility to relieve yourself is two porta crappers. Unfortunately for you, this monster is coming out if you want it to or not.

You go into crapper one and it's filled to the brim with all sorts of nastiness. The blue water has turned a scary brown. The smell alone makes you dry heave.

Let's look into porta crapper number two and see what it has to offer. You get out of this unit the same pleasantries that you received from the first nightmare.

Now do you take the risk and use the portable dump site or would you grab some toilet paper and hit the woods? I guess you could always crap your pants as another option.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:25 AM

View PostUgly1, on 09 November 2012 - 04:17 AM, said:



Okay, okay. Let me take a shot at one.

Say you are at a concert and the only facility to relieve yourself is two porta crappers. Unfortunately for you, this monster is coming out if you want it to or not.

You go into crapper one and it's filled to the brim with all sorts of nastiness. The blue water has turned a scary brown. The smell alone makes you dry heave.

Let's look into porta crapper number two and see what it has to offer. You get out of this unit the same pleasantries that you received from the first nightmare.

Now do you take the risk and use the portable dump site or would you grab some toilet paper and hit the woods? I guess you could always crap your pants as another option.

Ron Paul 2016! :D
Negative association. A little better. You've also used the power of suggestion and unfortunately for me it may be working and I have no toilet paper!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

View PostUgly1, on 09 November 2012 - 04:17 AM, said:

Okay, okay. Let me take a shot at one.

Say you are at a concert and the only facility to relieve yourself is two porta crappers. Unfortunately for you, this monster is coming out if you want it to or not.

You go into crapper one and it's filled to the brim with all sorts of nastiness. The blue water has turned a scary brown. The smell alone makes you dry heave.

Let's look into porta crapper number two and see what it has to offer. You get out of this unit the same pleasantries that you received from the first nightmare.

Now do you take the risk and use the portable dump site or would you grab some toilet paper and hit the woods? I guess you could always crap your pants as another option.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

I voted, and I look at it this way:

Greater and lesser of two evils as they say.

Continuing to vote "might" mean;  Lesser, lesser, lesser, etc... eventually no evil

Not voting means Greater of two evils, greater, greater, greater, eventually pure evil.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

View Postpallidin, on 09 November 2012 - 04:51 AM, said:

I voted, and I look at it this way:

Greater and lesser of two evils as they say.

Continuing to vote "might" mean;  Lesser, lesser, lesser, etc... eventually no evil

Not voting means Greater of two evils, greater, greater, greater, eventually pure evil.
  Always vote for the Lesser of the two weevils.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 09 November 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:

If you dont vote you dont have an opinion, if you vote and lose then you can have a real grouse, if you voted and won well you can sit back and see what kind of a mess your vote caused,and say I knew this would happen, but it could have been worse if the other guy won.

Well that depends. If someone didnt vote just cause they dont care about thier country or politics or whatever then you are right. That person shouldnt have a opinion worth listening to. Personaly not voting in this election was my vote of no confidence. Neither of these men even came close to representing what I believe. If you have to leave your integrity at the door of a voting booth, how have you served your country?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

View Postpallidin, on 09 November 2012 - 04:51 AM, said:

I voted, and I look at it this way:

Greater and lesser of two evils as they say.

Continuing to vote "might" mean;  Lesser, lesser, lesser, etc... eventually no evil

Not voting means Greater of two evils, greater, greater, greater, eventually pure evil.

As far as im concerned, we already have pure evil. No matter which guy you voted for, you support the military being able to kidnapp a American citizan, detain them idefinitly, or worse torcher them, or worse out right kill them. You stand in support of the patriot act. You stand in support of the TSA molesting women and children. You support homeland labling every person in this country a possible terrorist. You support the bailouts. You support the fed giving foriegn banks tax payers money. You support the tax payers paying for companies to move over seas. You support endless unconstitutional undeclared wars. You support outragous freedom stripping legislation. And the list goes on and on.

Personaly there is no way in hell Im giving anyone the green light to continue such maddness with my vote.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

My opinion is if you don't vote you can't complain. Even if you dislike the two major party choices there are many independent choices. A bit of research could have given you a candidate which was more along your views. If those 6 million people who didn't vote chose to vote for an independent candidate there may have been 3 parties participating in the next debates, 3 parties receiving funding, and 3 parties covered by the media during the next election.

If you did not get out to vote because you didn't like the 2 party choices, you are accepting that the two party system is the right thing. If you dislike the 2 parties then you should have voted 3rd party. Everyone should vote, only we can change the current system, the gov't is going to do it for us, they enjoy their power and will never willingly give it up.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

The two-party American political system is completely corrupt and controlled by the banking and corporate elites. The shysters who preside over our Federal, State, and Local governments regardless of their party affiliations do not represent the interests of the common people. The illusion of choice is a farce that Americans so naively believe and accept.




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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

View Postjgorman628, on 09 November 2012 - 01:19 PM, said:

My opinion is if you don't vote you can't complain. Even if you dislike the two major party choices there are many independent choices. A bit of research could have given you a candidate which was more along your views. If those 6 million people who didn't vote chose to vote for an independent candidate there may have been 3 parties participating in the next debates, 3 parties receiving funding, and 3 parties covered by the media during the next election.

If you did not get out to vote because you didn't like the 2 party choices, you are accepting that the two party system is the right thing. If you dislike the 2 parties then you should have voted 3rd party. Everyone should vote, only we can change the current system, the gov't is going to do it for us, they enjoy their power and will never willingly give it up.

I hear what you are saying, and I even considered giving my vote to Gary Johnson. But I after alot of consideration, I decided against it. The reason is cause there is no way this 2 headed one party system is going to let go of thier monopoly. Like we saw with Ron Paul in the primaries. If there is anything that threatens thier power, they just change the rules. Even if the libertarian party got 5% of the vote, come 2016, they'd change it to 6%. Or they would just lie and say we didnt get 5%. Its thier game, and short of a revolution, they will never let us win. Anyone here who knows me, knows I care about this country and its future a great deal. So much so that I just cant be part of a game that they will never let the people win.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

View Postspud the mackem, on 09 November 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:

If you dont vote you dont have an opinion, if you vote and lose then you can have a real grouse, if you voted and won well you can sit back and see what kind of a mess your vote caused,and say I knew this would happen, but it could have been worse if the other guy won.

People who did not vote are still allowed an opinion. This is a stupid rule repeated by stupid people. I voted! I won't tell another their opinion does not count, or that they don't have one as you stated, simply because they did not vote.

View PostPyridium, on 08 November 2012 - 10:49 PM, said:

In 2008, Obama got 66.8 million votes.  In 2012 Obama got 60.8 million votes,  6 million votes LESS.

McCain got 58.3 million votes and lost to Obama by 8.5 million votes.

Romney got 57.9 million votes and lost to Obama by 2.9 million votes.

125.1 million votes in 2008.  118.7 million votes in 2012.  6.4 million fewer voters in 2012.

Congrats Obama, looks like the moral majority just could not swallow a Mormon and just did not show up to vote.

The Moral Majority has been defunct since the 1980s. The Christian Right on the other hand, who no longer have clout within the Republican Party btw, were all told to go vote against Obama because same-sex marriage and other social issues. Certainly they did vote. Your proposition is wrong because even if the "Moral Majority" still existed they would no longer be a majority. Christians are in decline. Even if we all voted our numbers won't be as high as in previous decades. This is the reason for the low numbers but also because many Christians, including myself, voted but not for Romney.

View PostWoIverine, on 09 November 2012 - 01:23 AM, said:

In land of the morons, it doesn't really matter who voted and who didn't vote, apparently. The fact that beneficial state amendments were voted down shows that we quite literally live in the land of idiocracy. January 2013 will be a very intersting month, especially if certain tax cuts aren't renewed. Combine that with a new healthcare tax in 2014, and an eventual carbon tax as well. Good job people.

Sorry but people who mention the movie Idiocracy to describe the nation are not very intelligent themselves. You are using an example from a very unsophisticated movie to tell others they are dumb? Please watch more high brow movies and maybe then you could call another person dumb.

View Postpreacherman76, on 09 November 2012 - 10:44 AM, said:

Well that depends. If someone didnt vote just cause they dont care about thier country or politics or whatever then you are right. That person shouldnt have a opinion worth listening to. Personaly not voting in this election was my vote of no confidence. Neither of these men even came close to representing what I believe. If you have to leave your integrity at the door of a voting booth, how have you served your country?

Everyone deserves their opinion to be listened to. Cutting off communication and shutting your ears is immature. Your opinion is worth listening to but I don't agree with it,

View Postpreacherman76, on 09 November 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:

As far as im concerned, we already have pure evil. No matter which guy you voted for, you support the military being able to kidnapp a American citizan, detain them idefinitly, or worse torcher them, or worse out right kill them. You stand in support of the patriot act. You stand in support of the TSA molesting women and children. You support homeland labling every person in this country a possible terrorist. You support the bailouts. You support the fed giving foriegn banks tax payers money. You support the tax payers paying for companies to move over seas. You support endless unconstitutional undeclared wars. You support outragous freedom stripping legislation. And the list goes on and on.

Personaly there is no way in hell Im giving anyone the green light to continue such maddness with my vote.

TSA does not molest anyone. Saying this is very condenscending towards actual sexual molestation victims and not taking actual sexual assault very serious. Everything else you mentioned is whining. You seem angry lol

Now what scripture says to be a whiny complainer? None!


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

and it would make sense that conservatives and even many Christians do not take sexual assault serious, sick, they blame it on the female, say things like keep the rape baby, and god meant for it!!!!

and this is the real reason they lost...

Edited by Chasingtherabbit, 09 November 2012 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

View PostChasingtherabbit, on 09 November 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:



Everyone deserves their opinion to be listened to. Cutting off communication and shutting your ears is immature. Your opinion is worth listening to but I don't agree with it

Well a person who refuses to vote, simply cause they just dont care, to me, is a person not worth listening to when it comes to political matters. Im not saying I wouldnt hear them out. Im just saying thier opinion wouldnt hold much weight to me. Why should it? If a person doesnt care enough about his country to even know whats going on, why should thier opinion matter to anyone?


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TSA does not molest anyone. Saying this is very condenscending towards actual sexual molestation victims and not taking actual sexual assault very serious. Everything else you mentioned is whining. You seem angry lol


Of course they molest people. Ive litteraly seen grown women crying after having thier private parts grouped.


In any other situation, people would have been arrested for doing the exact same things the TSA does. And lets not even get into all the property they steal from people as well. Admitted no less. Damn right Im angry that cause of some supposed men in caves half way around the world have been able to remove our constitutional rights.

BTW one idiot who took the issue of rape lightly in no way represents the majority of christians. Who's angry now? LOL

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I almost wasn't going to vote, but was manhandled into voting for Obama, but truthfully I did rather him win.... I hope he has a good term... I could have told you that was going to happen without any research. Of course people didn't show up to vote this time, it was a completely different look and feel in 2008, we thought Obama was a different guy,

The powerful message in 2008, however was that WE were going to stand together and start making some changes. Hopefully WE still feel that way.

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