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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #18
29. Education.
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  -If the system is broken, what do we do to fix it??? Ozymanithrax  Jan-16-10 03:25 PM   #0 
  - Educate locally. All elections are local.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:29 PM   #1 
  - Actually, I think politics works like religion in the maze of the mind...  Ozymanithrax   Jan-16-10 03:47 PM   #17 
  - Sad truth  Jkid   Jan-16-10 06:58 PM   #32 
  - Government seizure of the corporations.  timeforpeace   Jan-16-10 03:29 PM   #2 
  - Ain't happening.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:30 PM   #3 
  - That amounts to a full blown civil war and won't happen.  Ozymanithrax   Jan-16-10 03:40 PM   #8 
  - Own shares in publicly traded companies and vote those shares according to your values.  sharesunited   Jan-16-10 03:57 PM   #24 
  - End the fucking filibuster.  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:31 PM   #4 
  - To do that, we'll need a 2/3 majority.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:35 PM   #6 
  - Not exactly  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:42 PM   #10 
     - It still won't happen. It's a tradition thing. What might just be  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:44 PM   #13 
        - "It won't happen."  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:48 PM   #19 
           - Having marched in Selma in 1965, I know about civil rights  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 06:53 PM   #27 
           - Agreed.  liberalpragmatist   Jan-17-10 01:39 AM   #34 
           - Filibuster  Kalun D   Jan-17-10 02:25 AM   #43 
  - Good idea but you need 66 votes in the Senate to end the fillibuster...  Ozymanithrax   Jan-16-10 03:41 PM   #9 
  - See above  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:43 PM   #11 
  - That is a good point cogently made  treestar   Jan-16-10 03:50 PM   #21 
  - #1, amend the constitution to remove the electoral college  WeDidIt   Jan-16-10 03:35 PM   #5 
  - Impossible. You need 2/3 of congress and  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:37 PM   #7 
  - Two possibilities  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:47 PM   #16 
  - Do it or the system remains the same  WeDidIt   Jan-16-10 03:49 PM   #20 
  - Actually what you really would need is proportional representation  liberalpragmatist   Jan-16-10 03:59 PM   #25 
  - That system has led to the USA having a black President.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 06:55 PM   #28 
  - It's funny how, in your world, *EVERYTHING* is impossible.  Tesha   Jan-17-10 01:08 PM   #46 
  - Mineral Man #7 is right. It is near impossible to ammend the Constitution.  Ozymanithrax   Jan-16-10 03:44 PM   #12 
  - I don't think the system is the problem.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-16-10 03:45 PM   #14 
  - See my #1. That's the only solution.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 03:47 PM   #15 
  - Then who do we fix the voters?  Ozymanithrax   Jan-16-10 03:48 PM   #18 
  - If I knew how to fix 'em, they wouldn't be a problem.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-16-10 03:53 PM   #23 
  - Education.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 06:55 PM   #29 
  - I think that's true  treestar   Jan-16-10 03:52 PM   #22 
  - The voters clearly indicated they wanted major changes in the last election..  Fumesucker   Jan-17-10 01:52 AM   #37 
     - They've gotten lots of change.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-17-10 02:23 PM   #47 
        - I have no control over what my fellow voters do..  Fumesucker   Jan-17-10 04:28 PM   #48 
           - and Obama can't control other Senators either, the Dems are elected the same way Republicans are  JI7   Jan-17-10 08:42 PM   #49 
              - I think Obama could have made far more use of "the bully pulpit"..  Fumesucker   Jan-17-10 09:30 PM   #53 
  - Primary every incumbent  notesdev   Jan-16-10 04:17 PM   #26 
  - Utter nonsense.  MineralMan   Jan-16-10 06:56 PM   #30 
  - It's a set of structural problems that are unfixable  depakid   Jan-16-10 06:57 PM   #31 
  - Election Reform.  crispini   Jan-16-10 07:00 PM   #33 
  - kicked and recommended  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-17-10 01:40 AM   #35 
  - They can start by reinstating Glass-Steagall, putting the public option back in the health insurance  Nikki Stone1   Jan-17-10 01:46 AM   #36 
  - Shorten The Campaign Season.  KharmaTrain   Jan-17-10 01:57 AM   #38 
  - Organize grassroots demonstrations?  renegade000   Jan-17-10 02:04 AM   #39 
  - Find People...  voc   Jan-17-10 02:11 AM   #40 
  - It is NOT a grass roots problem: it's the people who get in office and their $$$ masters  Nikki Stone1   Jan-17-10 02:12 AM   #41 
  - A vareity of things  Juche   Jan-17-10 02:16 AM   #42 
  - organize & resist. it's as simple & difficult as that.  Hannah Bell   Jan-17-10 04:55 AM   #44 
  - Good question  okie   Jan-17-10 06:08 AM   #45 
  - Armed struggle. n/t  leeroysphitz   Jan-17-10 08:45 PM   #50 
  - Change th maximum poltical donation to $1.  LostInAnomie   Jan-17-10 08:46 PM   #51 
  - I am at the point where I am gritting my teeth and waiting for the USA to learn  Mari333   Jan-17-10 08:46 PM   #52 
  - Nothing we do will fix anything until we have fair elections  happy_liberal   Jan-17-10 11:36 PM   #54 
  - Public campaign financing.  suede1   Jan-18-10 12:03 AM   #55 
  - A few ideas  Lurks Often   Jan-18-10 01:00 AM   #56 
 

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