The US elections are quite important too, since the terrorism wave has been growing the last 4 years...
Please american fellows, don't let the Kerry's ugly chin drive the world down a cliff!!
In my opinion, since the US officialized the preventive war, all the rest of the world has the rights to vote in the elections there...
Live and let live!! All the conflicts would be solved if people remembered that!
Dear moderator, sorry about posting political issues here, it wont happen again...
To avoid politicizing the other thread, I've moved this post into a thread of its own in the Off Topic forum.
I have only one question. Where are the weapons of mass destruction?
Should President George W. Bush be impeached for lying?
We could probably find examples of half-truths and lies surrounding many other conflicts involving the US. (US knowledge of Pearl Harbor comes to mind.) I don't know if lying is a cause for criminal investigation (remember, it is politics). How easily we forget about Monica Lewinsky?
As for lies in the election campaigns, reference facthcheck.org. This is the website Cheney mistakenly called factcheck.com. I'm not sure why he referenced the site, anyhow. It seems to be more critical of the Republican ticket, particularly in regard to their criticism of Kerry waffling on every issue.
But again, who watches the watch-dog. Maybe factcheck.org needs someone to validate their claim, and so on, and so on. They seem to get it right.
If that's too much trouble, grab a beer and vote for Nader.
I do hope Bush and Blair and all other heads of state lose at there elections.
As i now find myself in the position that many families are in or been in,thanks to blair and bush my 33yrs old brother has recived a cumpulsory call up to serve in Iraq.
I totally objest to our forces being there now, as more milatary personel have lost lives since end of my main conflict.
And to make matters worse,there was no real evidence of mass destuction weapons.
So why should our families die our put there lives at risk for people who are not even allies.???????
Now i have to go travelling with this all on mind,the fact my brother is in Iraq.
Also another point, Mr Blair and his goverment have come up with another stupid idea of cutting army forces,so who do they decide to cut,
the scottish regiments,who have a long hstory of fighting for the honour of the british empire,now they see fit to disband the Royal Scots and the Kings own Borders.
There aim is to do away with all the regiments and make one big one,this is a real sad event, due to the fact each regiment has its own history going back at least 200yrs.My brother is in the Argyll& Sutherland Highlanders,they have fought in Aden, Borneo,and beenin Nothern Ireland, Belize,Kenya etc,and each jock is a real proud argyll, so i urge you all to join the campaign and go the the save the scottish regiments rally in dundee.
You can find ther website by doing a search on msn.
I saw this campaign to make younger people vote in the american election:
Paris Hilton and Alicia Keys in t-shirts saying: Vote or die!
Vote or die.
That says a lot about where our so-called democracy stands at the moment
People should really stop putting so much trust into authority, because today and as always the public are being used, fucked over and held in ignorance as much as possible. We can never count on men with far too much power for their own good to make the world a better place to live, for ALL - not just the ones with money and power. If we want to live in a better world we have to create it ourselves and turn them our backs. And remeber politics starts at home.
Don't vote, just live!
I was never one for politics. It seem to me that my vote does not matter. Its not really a full vote anyway. My vote is the popular vote. I dont know what that means. The older I get the more I read the papers and see that 2 and 2 does not make four. Especially now... with the power of the internet. News and people are coming closer and closer together. It is easier to read between the lines because of these forums where people can discuss their ideas about what is going on. Who knows what is really going on... the heads of state certainly do not seem to know. WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)??
I am not one for war... I do not advocate violence. But I believe in democracy. I believe people have the right to choose. If that right is not safe-guarded or transparent .... ahhhh. you have to fight the good fight. or choose your battles. or somethin. but all i know is that in the last election pres bush only won by 300 votes. or some small number. maybe it was 30. anyway, i could drawl on and on and go into "1984". saying that absolute power corrupts absolutly.
"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'"
yah.. sorry about that . I had to throw in a quote. from 1984.
I don't want to get involoved with the whole american election issue but how can you say 'the vote doesn't matter'?! I don't mean to pull the feminist card but women fought and died to get the right to vote so use it! It's unlikely that the political party i support will be elected to rule in the near future but it doesn't mean that voting for them is a waste of time.
People have fought and died to be free since hierarchy was introduced.
Without disobedience we would not be were we are today.
I think it boils down to that either you belive in hirearchy and then you belive in the importance of voting, or you don't belive in hierarchy, and then you don't vote.
Whichever belief we have, there's nothing like right or wrong, we just belive strongly in certain things and that's it.
Personally I don't belive in hierarchys - it's far too limiting for me.