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Does voting matter?

I am one of the people who is fairly disenchanted by democracy and the voting system. It just seems to me voting doesn't really make a big enough difference to warrant so much mental investment in it. Generally I feel that McCain or Obama winning wouldn't really have made any big difference.

So if you disagee with my view on that, what I would really like to know is, lets say McCain got elected instead of Obama, what would be different right now? What did Obama do that McCain most certainly wouldn't have?

Now I know the cadidates SAY they will do things differently, but I am talking in terms of things actually and literally done. Not any 'philosophical differences' or 'ideological differences', I am wanting to know the differences in what has literally been done. What has literally changed thus far, what legislation has changed because of Obama that never would have happened under McCain?
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you don't respect people's beliefs nor their opinions
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Of course it matters.


What the hell is wrong with you....
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you don't respect people's beliefs nor their opinions

i know right why ask for them? we're just going to spew them out without all the due research
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you don't respect people's beliefs nor their opinions

I respect facts and well thought out philosophical dissertations and viewpoints that come from a high enough vantage point.

If all you have to back up what you say is that it is your 'belief' or your 'opinion' probably best to not post. I do really abhore when you dig down through a persons neuro programming and something comes to rest on 'belief' or 'opinion', I mean in the least go deeper and rather than saying " its my belief or opinion", describe the root cause and development for why that root or opinion came to be. I do think the words 'belief' and 'opinion' should be abolished from the english language.

For example lets compare these two statements:

"I believe the education system is a great place where you can learn many things and get a leg up in the world"

Now lets attempt to rephrase that to remove the word 'believe', and instead in place put the actual reason and neurological structure, or past experience, that is hiding behind that word 'believe'.

"Due to me being perfectly suited to the learning environment that I was placed into at an early age, and luckily because I had an interest in the narrow array of topics presented to me in such an enviroment, I never lost focus on improving myself in such an enviroment in my early years and finished high school with great success. Then because my family was functional, and didn't cause any serious psychological trauma on me, and because my family had enough money to pay for me going to a nice college, I did go to a nice college, and graduated, resulting in the great job and position I hold today".

That is just one example, in one context. There could be a multitude of examples like that, but do you see how when you remove 'believe' or 'opinion' all of a sudden shit starts to make alot more sense? Theres no longer this gray area of 'the hidden mystery of me and past experience and just because'.

If anything in your head rests on believe or opinion. RETHINK IT, YOU DO NOT DESERVE AN OPINION OR A BELIEF, YOUR BEING STUPID. BELIEF AND OPINIONS ARE COGNITIVE COP-OUTS TO DEEPER THINKING.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:29 PM Forever Domon is offline  
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Does posting your views on this really matter?

Is anyone not going to vote now because of the arguments youve presented (or not presented)?
Is anyone going to rush out and vote as a result?

Shut the fuck up.
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Of course it matters.


What the hell is wrong with you....
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I vote we ban ry goody again.
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You only respect fact and truth coming from people, but you want to collect other people's opinions on something which is going to be pure conjecture?

Get your fucking mind straight, dude.
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