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Thread: Thought you were "registered to vote" think again...

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    So the take-home message is that you don't like the word conspiracy attached to your views on certain people's agendas?

    MMkay... in my "worldveiw" I see them as synonyms in certain contexts but not others, but I see your point.
    that makes no logic

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    So the take-home message is that you don't like the word conspiracy attached to your views on certain people's agendas?
    Lol , who of us does? Do you?

    The real take home message I have for you today my friends, is that I think people need to understand the words they being exposed to and how the words we use effect our perceptions. I told you "conspiracy" is only one example of many, almost any word can be made into a semantic spook if you use it in the "right" (or wrong) way to elicit the desired response. Often pundits call them "buzz words". I pointed out my own intentional use of "Reds" earlier to guarantee an emotional reaction to this thread which is the effect I was looking for. See if you can come up with some more examples, or as I said watch the news and easily gather up a list of them. Semantics is used on all sides of an issue to effect perception of the issue. Once people understand this aspect of manipulation they may be able to step away from the emotionality of the American political game and perhaps see it for what it seems to be to me, politicians exercising control over peoples minds and emotions.

    My mags London writer says of their elections the campaigns are so short he thinks all parties actively try to keep them secret until the day before election when all the posters suddenly go up. In reality it's not quite that way but their campaign season is around six weeks, as opposed to two years. Hardly enough time for the embedded semantics we see in our republic.

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    Anyway, lest I be led astray by side conversations and forget even the point I wanted to make, be on the lookout for voter intimidation of any kind if you are a believer in the rights of all voters. Here's the start of the google search results on the topic now git ta edjumactin yessef y'all.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...earch&aq=f&oq=

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    Also, one person can have an agenda. It takes two to conspire.
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    Speaking of "reds"..
    who decided the Republican states would be "Red states" and the democrat states would be "blue states"??

    they got it backwards..

    it would make so much more sense if Democrat = Red and Republican = Blue..
    just because people are used to associating "left" with "red"..
    we have decades of association with that..

    politics aside, its just the more obvious color choice..

    just something that always bothered me..

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    alright swords.....here is where we got on the wrong foot....your up in arms about voter INTIMIDATION........the article you posted was about voter FRAUD, which the ppl involved were defiantly guilty of.........two different things.....and i agree both suck but next time find an article to post that supports your argument instead of one thats actually about something different....

    i agree voter intimidation should be severly punished but damn man you went off the hook about voter intimidation the repubs supposedly do(actually the worst corruption ive seen is in dem vs dem races around here) but the article was most defiantly about voter fraud that Obama supporters most defiantly look guilty of in the story you posted
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    As I had said back at the beginning, I fear this fraud allegation is only the start ("tip of the iceberg" was my phrase) of the voter intimidation season. If all 1.4 million voters who registered with ACORN are summarily tossed out just because they came from ACORN, or if the people who registered with them believe that their vote will not be allowed because they signed up with this group because of the media - which is how the big news networks make it sound. Then this to me, is another form of intimidating and disenfranchising a huge number of voters. If indeed the legitimate people who signed up through ACORN's new voter registrations are valid the same big media outlets need to come forward and make sure those new voters know this.

    That sir, was my point on how this seems to be a form of voter intimidation. It's ok if you feel differently than me but that's how I see see it.

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    what i would do is toss out any suspicious registration from any office(not just ACORN, not just Dem voter registration drives, im happy to throw Repubs in this too) where major fraud is apparent.......i would then run PSA's in the local newspapers, radio and TV stating what happened and give those that went through those f'ed up offices a chance to re register before the election.....i would also send a notice via the mail to any suspicious registration that has an address and inform them of the problem and allow them the chance to re-register if it was actually just something that looked odd but is infact legit(for example i know in the next county over there is a road officially named "Psycho Path" but that would look odd to and possibly fraudulent to individuals not familiar with it....)

    im all for severe punishment for all that do voter intimidation.....have no problem slapping them with a felony and taking away their right to vote along with mandatory prison time.........dont care who it is........
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