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    I'm sick and didn't feel like going to vote, but I went last minute after finding out there's a measure in LA to force porn stars to wear condoms. Had to vote for no... FOR FREEDOM.
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    I have seen a bit about that, but haven't really looked into it and I'm not sure why it'd be a good idea.
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    Just checked and it looks like it's 65 yes/35 no so it's gonna pass. Not sure what's gonna happen really. The main concern is that they'll just start filming porn somewhere else.

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    oh hey, recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado. That's pretty big.

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    [ QUOTE="Melyssa K" Kennedy;1487299]Like you would know me. What do you know of what technology I own? You literally just made an ass of yourself by assuming.[/QUOTE]

    Literally? Or figuratively?

    I don't know, guys. I kind of think that having only one one-term president out of the last five/thirty-two years is valid. I don't know how, but I think it's possible that it's a cultural thing, and not purely coincidental. Has there been a similar stretch of time with similar results? I mean, we're talking about a trend, so it's not like we'd take into account every president since the beginning, just the last x number of years. Not that it's even pertinent to this thread...just throwing some stuff out there.

    EDIT: Oh and I didn't think MK's bit about technology was necessarily that off the mark. The internet, as you know, has had an astronomical effect on how we communicate and relate to each other, and how we receive and transmit information. Major culture shift. I'm not speaking in general terms (ie the ability to email/use google that we didn't have 25 years ago), but more from a sociological standpoint. I wish I weren't on a phone, so I could look up some info that illustrates specifically what I'm talking about. But I wonder how much that kind of stuff plays into how we think about politics...
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    They were talking about uhh... Washington, I think, on NPR earlier. It sounds like they've got a pretty solid run at doing this right and shooting the Fed down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randman21 View Post
    I don't know, guys. I kind of think that having only one one-term president out of the last five/thirty-two years is valid. I don't know how, but I think it's possible that it's a cultural thing, and not purely coincidental. Has there been a similar stretch of time with similar results? I mean, we're talking about a trend, so it's not like we'd take into account every president since the beginning, just the last x number of years. Not that it's even pertinent to this thread...just throwing some stuff out there.
    You're right, voting out an incumbent is pretty damn uncommon, and while I don't think it's a good idea to make predictions based on that, I made a mistake by comparing it to other, more ridiculous precedents. Still, arguing about the likely hood of an incumbent staying in office and whether or not Obama would win was not my intention. Just that it's absurd to compare the lifetime of pop singles and technology to the rise and fall of political trends and precedents.
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    Washington also legalized gay marriage!
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    I'm happy that Obama won.

    But what literally brought tears to my eyes was seeing that Minnesota voted against hate - they voted down the marriage amendment. Plus Wisconsin elected the first openly gay senator, Todd Akin and his creepy woman-hating self lost, and three more states voted for equal marriage. I'm actually kind of proud of my country right now. Like, actually legit. This is amazing. I couldn't be happier today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randman21 View Post
    EDIT: Oh and I didn't think MK's bit about technology was necessarily that off the mark. The internet, as you know, has had an astronomical effect on how we communicate and relate to each other, and how we receive and transmit information. Major culture shift. I'm not speaking in general terms (ie the ability to email/use google that we didn't have 25 years ago), but more from a sociological standpoint. I wish I weren't on a phone, so I could look up some info that illustrates specifically what I'm talking about. But I wonder how much that kind of stuff plays into how we think about politics...
    The problem with MK is not that she has opinions. Technology has obviously changed the world - the difference is in claiming that there are technologies that we can't do without. Of the ones she mentioned, perhaps if she'd said 'cell phone' instead of 'iPhone,' it might have gone a different way.

    The problem is that she insists on sharing those opinions as if by repeating them they become facts. I'm beginning to feel too old to rehash someone's entire argument every time they think that going off on a tangent constitutes a valid answer. But fair enough-

    We were originally talking about the lengths of trends - fair dinkem. A good argument to have. Then she drew an incorrect comparison to copyright law, which I pointed out. The response, as I recall was 'lol typo' from someone who didn't type the post, and a left-field list of technologies that we should keep in mind when we try "getting by today with he technology of 20 years ago then tell me it's not ancient history."

    From trends to technologies - we follow. Except that 'getting by' without the technologies she listed (again, except debateably for the cell phone, not the iPhone) is absolutely possible, and not even particularly significant from a cultural standpoint, in the main. It's in the politics of consumption that these products reign, and I pointed it out.

    At that point, I believe I 'literally made an ass of myself' for assuming what technologies she had. Because I did that instead of just listing what she'd written back to her. OH WAIT.

    Again, none of this invalidates the original discussion - or the potential for it - which was on trends in politics.

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