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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:42 PM
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Who's paying to hold these Iraqi expat elections in Chicago, Detroit, ...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM by Bozita
... LA, Nashville, Australia, etc?

There may be more employees than voters. Who's paying for it?
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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1. Well
Here in the USA you can be sure it's the American tax payer. Not sure about anywhere else.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:13 PM
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2. What happens if they get in the wrong line?
And do they have challengers? Picture ID's? How long does it take them to vote? Are they using Diebold, ESS, Triad, and Sequoia?
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:18 PM
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3. I Was Wondering The Same Thing ......
how is this program being coordinated? How will the info be communicated back to Iraq? How are the 'so-called' U.S. polling places being secured? Surely this administration could use this as an opportunity to put troops on our streets around these U.S. polling places. No heighted security for the U.S. during this election? Why didn't we go from yellow to orange. How can we follow the money? Has anyone been able to get a copy of the ballot here in the U.S.? Wonder what this one looks like? Will there be 'hanging chads'? Does Diebolt have anything to do with this one? What are the exit polls saying?

The cable news programs are going into the "All Iraqi Election - All The Time" mode. And just think - we'll be seeing this kind of thing on an on-going basis as we take out Iran, Syria, North Korea, etc.

Remember - when * talked about this war at the beginning - he said "This is the first war of the 21st century."

That's when I knew and got really scared. That's when I really started to take an interest in politics and alternatives. Now I'm afraid that we're on a 'tricky trail' without any crossroads.

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:23 PM
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4. kick
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:28 PM
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5. My guess would be us
since we're footing the bill for the rest of this freedom-spreading.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:42 PM
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6. Where did Allawi get the millions for his "campaign?"
My pocket has been picked.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:46 PM
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7. This sounds like the same mechanism
that the bush team used to round up votes. Thousands of votes came from foriegn countries to be used in elections here in the USA.

I would not be suprised if the bush team was using the same method in reverse to export thousands of votes to Iraq in order to install their man overseas.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:47 AM
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8. kick
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