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DiminishingInsanity

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Political Candidates
« on: August 03, 2012, 04:16:05 AM »
Does anybody know of any political candidates who are worth voting for? I'm afraid I have no suggestions. The more I look the more dismayed I am. Is there anybody with a more spiritual view of politics?
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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 09:57:30 AM »
I don't think 'politics' and 'spiritual' can exist together in the same sentence. I haven't used my vote for a number of years, simply because I haven't considered any of the candidates worthy of it. I know it won't make a difference to the bigger picture, but I'm happy that I registered my small protest.

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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 08:02:40 PM »
Spirituality and politics don't currently mix, but  I hold out hope that one day they will. I am holding the space to occur and grow.

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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 01:37:55 AM »
The only candidate I'd vote for at this point is Ron Paul. I hope he doesn't withdraw again.
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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 02:33:25 PM »
It really doesn't matter who the president is, he has an agenda to follow. The companies that finance his campaign, he has to follow their overall, global agenda. That's just the bottom line. People said Bush did a lousy job; now people are saying Obama has done a terrible job (and we won't get into who is worst because that's simply a matter of opinion).

If a president is elected into office and decides to try to be morally correct in every aspect of government, the groups who actually control the presidency will have him out of office quicker than a blink of an eye. Kennedy tried to be morally correct and he was murdered in front of the world and then it was totally covered up. No one paid for the Kennedy assassination. For those of you who still believe Oswald was the gunman, I have some swamp land I'd like to sell you, or however that cliche goes.

When will the American public stop turning a deaf ear and acting like we don't see what is truly going on in the United States and what has been going on for the past 200 years. Government corruption is nothing new but we continue to act like the United States is this squeaky clean nation and we have NEVER been that.

The U.S. is like the "Eddie Haskel" of global corruption.. Those of you who watched the "Leave It To Beaver" series as a kid (the movie has the character in it as well but you don't get the full effect of Eddie unless you watched the original black and white series) you know how conniving Eddie was but he always put up this smiling, "hello Mrs. Cleaver," nice-guy facade and usually got away with it. That's the United States!

Global bullies in every sense of the word, yet the majority act as if we are the greatest nation in the world. We are the most corrupt nation in the world - BAR NONE!

If you watched the 2012 Summer Olympics (and London did a great job, very entertaining Olympics), on a much lesser scale, you got a glimpse of what I'm talking about when I speak of America's duplicity. US Women's Soccer and US Women's Gymnastics, especially the soccer. The officials FLAT OUT cheated Canada by giving the US team 2 free kicks. The penalty that was called was a penalty that Soccer officials and enthusiast say is rarely, if ever called, and that is, the goalie has 6 seconds to get rid of the ball when she catches it. Looks like Canada's goalie held on to the ball, maybe 6.5 to 7 seconds. No previous warning was given, the official called the penalty, which resulted in a free kick. The U.S. missed the free kick but was awarded an easier free kick because supposedly the ball hit the arm of a Canadian player on the first free kick. The replay showed that it didn't hit her arm but America was awarded a second free kick and this time, it's one on one, Abby Wambach vs the Canadian goalie, no contest, the game is now tied 3-3. Time was running out on the US team and they cheated.

Don't get me wrong, I was rooting for the US team, but fair is fair. But here's the point and why I am associating what happened in this sporting event to US politics: No apology, no admission of a mistake by the officials; no condemnation of what occurred by anyone (except Canada of course), they just act like it never happened.

In gymnastics, Jordyn Wieber doesn't score enough points so she loses the bronze medal. The American coach, from 4-8 years ago, he's sitting in the audience, tells the current coach to quickly appeal, the appeal is accepted, the decision is overturned, they take the bronze from the young lady who had already started to celebrate her victory, and awards it to Jordyn. Do you think the other country would have been able to snatch a medal from an American? NO. This was not Jordyn's fault, not blaming her.

If you have the most corrupt nation in the history of humankind, it stands to reason that your leaders are going to be corrupt because they pretty much have to be. It's either, participate in our dastardly ways or we will find someone else to do it ..   
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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 10:50:52 PM »
Unfortunately, in the US, there really are only two choices: Republican and Democrat. I'd say Obama is going to win this election because he is already President and so has the home court advantage, so to speak. Plus, after Bush, I don't think people are ready to put their trust back into the Republican Party just yet.

Any vote that isn't for either Republican or Democrat will be a throw away vote/protest vote. But if you want a good candidate to consider, I'd say Rocky Anderson.

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Re: Political Candidates
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 11:06:14 PM »
chea, what do you like about Rocky Anderson? What are his political views?
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