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11-06-2012, 09:01 AM
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There are always down ballot races and ballot initiatives to vote on. Even if you don't impact the presidential race, your vote still matters.
True, and something I should have clarified. And yes I did vote.

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It's why we need to go to the popular vote.
I've thought about this too, and I like the idea. No man should ever lose the popular vote and win the election. Now granted it has only happened four times, but it doesn't make it right.

Realistically little would change, but I would certainly prefer it.

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11-06-2012, 09:02 AM
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It's why we need to go to the popular vote.
Wouldn't that go against the fact that America is a Constitutional Republic, though?

BTW, ordered those power score books yesterday, they shipped today. Almost time to get on that grind

EDIT - Off to vote.

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11-06-2012, 09:15 AM
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I just voted. Extremely over-hyped experience. I was not adorned with strippers, cocaine, or confetti like I assumed based on all the buzz.

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I live in Maryland, which is about as noncompetitive of a state as there is. And still, huge lines at the polls, bigger than I've ever seen.

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11-06-2012, 09:24 AM
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I'm not going to lie, it's a little annoying seeing the word "Lock" in the thread title. I keep clicking this thread thinking it's the Lockout thread.

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A co worker proposed an idea today:

Changing the presidency to one term, six years in length.

I also am in favor of term limits on senators and representatives. I feel they would be more productive, but I have absolutely nothing to base it on.

I do know there is little chance they would be less productive.

Thoughts?

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11-06-2012, 10:29 AM
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It's why we need to go to the popular vote.
I disagree. Take 2008 for example. With Obama running, you can bet your ass that a lot of blacks and Muslims voted for him solely because he is black and of Muslim heritage.

If Hillary were to run for president, you can also bet your ass that a lot of women would vote for her solely because she's a woman and it would give us the first woman president ever, a large step in women's rights.

I don't want our president to be elected by a process where the vote is partly comprised of uneducated (or some educated) people who vote by things other than the candidates policies.

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11-06-2012, 10:35 AM
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I disagree. Take 2008 for example. With Obama running, you can bet your ass that a lot of blacks and Muslims voted for him solely because he is black and of Muslim heritage.

If Hillary were to run for president, you can also bet your ass that a lot of women would vote for her solely because she's a woman and it would give us the first woman president ever, a large step in women's rights.

I don't want our president to be elected by a process where the vote is partly comprised of uneducated (or some educated) people who vote by things other than the candidates policies.
In that same breath, how many people would vote against Obama because he is black? Same goes for Hillary about being a woman.

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In that same breath, how many people would vote against Obama because he is black? Same goes for Hillary about being a woman.
Exactly. That should not be a reason why someone should or should not be elected. If it went by the popular vote, the process would be even more flawed IMO.

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11-06-2012, 10:38 AM
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I don't want our president to be elected by a process where the vote is partly comprised of uneducated (or some educated) people who vote by things other than the candidates policies.
The electoral college doesn't do much to combat that. Let's be honest, 90% (made up percentage) of the people who vote have no idea what either candidate stands for. They may know one or two things that they stand for and vote based on that. Someone may vote for someone because of one social or economic issue that they feel strongly for even if that candidate is bad for them in every other way. Many people just go based what they hear on the radio/tv. Others go based on race, heritage, party, etc. Unfortunately, that's how it is when everyone gets a chance to vote.

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11-06-2012, 10:42 AM
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The electoral college doesn't do much to combat that. Let's be honest, 90% (made up percentage) of the people who vote have no idea what either candidate stands for. They may know one or two things that they stand for and vote based on that. Many people just go based what they hear on the radio/tv. Others go based on race, heritage, party, etc. Unfortunately, that's how it is when everyone gets a chance to vote.
While many people don't know **** about **** when it comes to policies, I'd rather you vote on a firm belief that you know what your candidate plans to do, even if you're completely wrong.

It's like getting partial credit on a math question because even though your answer is wrong, you showed work that shows how you got to your answer. I'd prefer that over voting for someone because of their race, heritage, gender, or party.

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11-06-2012, 11:08 AM
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No, I haven't. All I've done is crunches, supermans, alternating planks, and Russian Twists. I'm one of those people who thinks they're getting a valuable workout when they really aren't. I am in dire need of a personal trainer
If you are looking for stuff to do at home that will help a lot:

push-ups - I have friends who go through a card deck as weird as that sounds. Do the number of push-ups the card says to do. face cards are 10. Aces are 15. Do a deck a day, it will help A LOT and it is much more fun than just pounding out as many as you can.

lunges - very good exercise, just make sure you get the full rang of motion and keep your chest and head up.

air-squats - same as the lunges above. You should be shooting for below perpendicular with the bend in your knee.

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11-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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Everyone, we have a designated and lightly moderated political forum here. I know it's election day but we need to stick to this policy.

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I should really be putting "work-out" in quotation marks when I type it. I only use the dumbbells I have at home which is a set of 15lbs and a set of 25lbs. I do calf raises M/W/F and dumbbell squats T/Th. I have crazy chicken leg syndrome.
Those are good. If you have a box at home that you can jump onto or a high surface box jumps are FANTASTIC for you. Also, lunges. Use one of those 25lb weights and hold it over your head with (2) straight arms while doing lunges. Pretty much a full body workout as you use your core to stabilize the exercise.

Pretty much any jumping exercise, whether it is for quickness or height or distance will help build your legs and are actual useful exercises for real life. Just some ideas.

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11-06-2012, 11:19 AM
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I live in Maryland, which is about as noncompetitive of a state as there is. And still, huge lines at the polls, bigger than I've ever seen.
Well, at least one fairly big question on the ballot...two really, I guess. Question's 6 and 7 are pretty important for a lot of people.

I got in and out in about 20 minutes this morning but I showed up before the polls opened

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I've got some bad news for you...

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When will the results be out?

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When will the results be out?
I'd say primetime news casts (starting around 6 EST) will have the first results coming in. I know polls in NY close at 9.

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If you mean when a real winner will be figured out, probably when Ohio is called, but that could be awhile if it's close. And they'll never officially call it until polls on the west coast close. You're looking at after 9pm at the earliest for Ohio, more likely 11pm-12. Could be later if a bunch of states are close

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Pulled pork for dinner.
Talk about a crazy mix of foods, Curry Chicken and Baked Gnocchi for me

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Made my bbq sauce

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Drool worthy.

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Drool worthy.
I eated it all.

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