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BB1 Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 02:59 PM
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Should the European Union get a vote?
Next year's elections - should the European Union, economically and politically tightly bound to the US, have a three percent vote on the outcome? Or be treated as a 51st state?

500 million people in Europe are affected each and every day by the voting-scam called Presidential Elections. Had we had a 3% vote, Kerry, and Gore too, would have won. So is it time, or do you think voting for an American President should be the sole right of Americans?

(and you can have a vote for the European Parliament as well!!!)
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:04 PM
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1. I think so. The EU could balance out the ignorance here
No kidding, a woman on a game show was asked "Budapest is the capitol of what country in Europe?" Her reply: "I thought Europe was a country."

Save us, save yourselves.
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BB1 Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:14 PM
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2. The standard joke about Americans in Europe
is that they probably really enjoyed their 'holiday in the Netherlands. Capitol of Denmark.'
And then are are some offbeat jokes as well. You can vote whether you want to hear them ;)
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:18 PM
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3. No, All countries have their ignorant citizens. What we need to do is find
a way to ensure that American citizens remaining go ignorant is not a right. To act as if other countries do not have their fair share of flakes is a bit misleading.
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BB1 Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:25 PM
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4. Not saying we're all level-headed,
I'm pointing out that Europeans (and South Americans, and Africans, for that matter. Asians probably too, definately the Middle East) are also affected by decisions made by top level politicians of our biggest trade partner.

Considering what we have here as an excuse for a government, we might have as many flakes as you.
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:49 PM
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8. Unlike us though, many of those countries will risk job security and life to ensure their outrage is
heard, perhaps that is the key, what are we willing to give up, a country that seems to have everything and we take it all for granted.
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BB1 Donating Member (671 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:54 PM
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10. Simple check:
count all the electrical equipment you use daily, and then decide wheter it is you much.
I have six. One too many. I gave up a lot (after having a lot), and I feel much better. Feel free to criticise too - there's nothing to take from me in reiteration.
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:30 PM
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5. Of course not. n/t
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:32 PM
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6. No
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:38 PM
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7. Of course not. n/t
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 03:52 PM
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9. They ultimately have a choice about being bound to the U.S.
In the future, perhaps they won't. If they ever get into trouble again, they might think twice about letting the U.S. help, knowing the price in arrogance and entitlement they pay afterward. Like the right wing demand that they all join us in every stupid war we think of or be considered "ungrateful for saving their asses in WWII." (Perhaps a questionable proposition anyway.)

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