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I cant believe that Americans are so uninformed. People are more interested in who wins on American Idol than who wins the election.

Election in the media seems to be all about who is media saavy and which candidate is most appealing and most charismatic and the likeablity factor.

How bout the issues????

How about getting out of Iraq?
How about more funding of our schools to educate our kids?
How about better health care??

Dont these issues bother you, Who are you voting for and why???

Thu. Jan 17, 11:54am

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I am uninformed. Please help. Is there a reputable place that I can look up the candidates and their platforms?

I know that I need to read the newspaper, but I run around all day.. an excuse I know.

Please help

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11:58 AM

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as an american, i feel I am to the point it doesn't matter who you vote for, everyone's hands are tried by somebody, including the president. It's easier to be entertained by singers than it is to vote and be disappointed again.

Those are important issues, but in the end, they cannot be resolved. Everyone's opinion varies and you can't please everyone. So, even if a president tries to change those issues, others will complain about it. There's no winning.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 12:01 PM

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Ditto 12:01. That's why I don't even bother registering to vote.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 12:09 PM

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It is discouraging, but giving up is not an answer. I think a revolution of some sort is inevitible for change to occur. If you have grandchildren, you want the world to be a better place for them. I have hope and I am committed to keeping my eyes and ears open, to make the best choices I can. It's the only thing I can do (and a little American Idol never hurt have to enjoy life and you have to have some entertainment, but still learn what's out there).

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 12:36 PM

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12:01 checking back

I'm not giving up, but I live in MN where Jesse Ventura was voted in as governor because he was someone fresh, with "take no shit and get tough" policies to help people like me who work our asses off just to get by. And then as soon as he got elected he turned out to be a dead beat!

Making the best choices for me and my children works for me, but it sure won't change anything that the government controls. Even our local police have their hands tied when it comes to arresting people committing crimes. It's not up to the president or one person to change--EVERY sector of government needs to be accountable and step up to the plate and git r done! It's not rocket science!

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 1:12 PM

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from my perspective, I'm pretty pleased with the current state of affairs in the US and even globally. Things are getting better all over the place. If they are not for you, that is your fault, not the governments.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 1:16 PM

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Right- its my fault that there in not peace in the middle east.

selll it somewhere else. W is an idiot who made the rest of us look like idiots.

When I go to Europe I tell people I am Canadian just so I dont have to deal with the BS

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:06 PM

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1:16pm your a typical american!!!! I mean TYPICAL

everything is good in your world. Thats right 60 to 70% of people in US are fat and overweight, we watch an average of 3 hrs of TV (ex MTV, ESPN) a day, our government is corupt and out of control do you know we have millitary bases setup in over 130countries in the world, we are ruling the world by force. The reason we are in Iraq, I believe his name is Alan Greenspan the former US Feds Reserve Chief said we are there because of the OIL, Americans are not well respected anymore, we cant compete with CHINA AND INDIA and we cant even win in basetball in the olympics anymore!!!!!
Its not my fault the world is this way, we need to pay attention more and make sure we get the right leaders to run our country and get involved to make this place a better place to live in.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:21 PM

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We can't compete with China and India?
Then why are they sneaking over our borders and not the other way around.
We're not "respected" now? Um...when were we? We've been the laughingstock of the world for decades, but you're just paying attention now because it suits your politics.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:26 PM

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ignore 1:16--clearly they have rose colored glasses on.

i believe the reason we're in Iraq is because W had a hard on for Sadam since Sadam threatened his daddy years ago when we should have been kicking ass in Afganastan and looking for Bin Laden.

It's not just america that screwed up. I love it here and continue to live here. But China and India have their own problems. While America continues to line the pockets of other countries through NAFTA, the workers in those contries aren't seeing the payoff. Child Labor and Child Trafficing is at the highest rate ever recorded.

Here's one thing I would like to see change:

In Germany, the cleaner you keep your property, the less property tax you pay. In America, I pay high property taxes to have my house looking nice and the bumb next store to me who doesn't mow his lawn pays less because his house is worth less--that's because the dumb ass doesn't do anything with it!

That's a good place to start!

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 3:37 PM

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