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Americans: Please do the right thing when you vote.
Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 2:48 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 4:01 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted November 4th, 2012 - 11:35 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 4th, 2012 - 11:36 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 6th, 2012 - 12:28 pm by from Asmara, Eritrea (Permalink)
At the end of the day, big corporations will continue to rule the world. Sad, but true.

Posted November 6th, 2012 - 3:38 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 6th, 2012 - 7:35 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 12:53 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm from Seattle, United States
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 1:11 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
How inspiring!

To shed light on, draw attention to, band together for universal justice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAJgM-LVjc

We can't give up now: there is SO much work to be done!

The younguns are dumb: we must lead the way and teach them: it's our obligation.

Cherie

Posted November 8th, 2012 - 7:18 am from Portland, United States
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 7:54 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm from Delaware, United States
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 4:17 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 4:43 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 7:59 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 3:04 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
We did!!!

Obama has more electoral votes than Romney now and I think he will continue to do so.

A BIG surprise: Obama carried Pennsylvania!!! Romney has been there a lot...all for naught.

Another MAJOR COUP: the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan didn't even carry his home state, as Obama grabs up Wisconsin! OUCH.

Ha ha ha.

I better go get the champagne out of the fridge!

Cherie

Posted November 7th, 2012 - 3:33 am by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
This whole election return tonight is moving.

I feel like we're watching "The Emperor Has No Clothes" as the Republican Party faces its truth.

I'm watching 5 Senate seats transferring from Republicans to Democrats.
The people have spoken. Will we be able to control the Senate?

We (Democrats) are taking back the decision making, because the days of 8 years of George Bush (creating war, massive debt, infrastructure decay, gun violence, disregard for life, etc.) are over.

We had hundreds of thousands of people today here making it to the polls despite no power, no gas, no way to make it to vote.
But we did it.

Maybe there's hope for the US after all.

At least, for tonight, we can dream and hope so.

Cherie

Posted November 7th, 2012 - 6:48 am by from Asmara, Eritrea (Permalink)
Wake me up when Obama tackles Wall Street.

Posted November 7th, 2012 - 7:25 am from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 7:35 am by from Daylesford, Australia (Permalink)
well, i felt a great sigh of relief going round the world, when it was clear that obama was back.
if i could feel it right here downunder, it must have been felt just about everywhere.
perhaps not in pakistan, but who knows?

:>) roo


Posted November 8th, 2012 - 11:00 pm by from Langley, United States (Permalink)
He feels bad about that, Patty.

He pushed and pushed.

It's the same old grind: opposition, jurisdiction, legislation, ad nauseum.

We can be more participatory: use the electronic highway to push our views!

Cherie

Posted November 9th, 2012 - 12:53 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 12th, 2012 - 7:20 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted November 13th, 2012 - 1:14 am by from Homer, United States (Permalink)
@Cadence - you have hit the nail right on the head. Everyone should realize that our governement is, and has been for decades, run by big business interests. I shed tears of joy when Obama was elected thinking that his campaign slogan, Change, was really going to make a difference. A life long Democrat, I too believed that my party was the more human, the more socially progressive one. Now I see they're but two sides of the same coin.

And what Obama, a charismatic speaker, did in 2008 was to pick a good slogan and then with the application of millons of dollars worth of advertising, sold it to the American people, myself included. As for Obama-care, the single-payer option is simply not possible in today's political climate because it would have eliminated the powerful insurance companies. So in order to get it passed, he sold out to the powers that be, the powers that allowed him to be elected, and then sold it to us as a wonderful new benefit. Could PPACA be made better? Maybe, but not in the real world of American corporate fascism.

It's all so disheartening, even sickening. As America spreads its military influence all over the globe, in the process borrowing heavily to finance wars of agression to protect our inflated standard of living, my idea of American democracy has morphed into the certainty that my country is headed down the same path other arrogant super-powers have trod throughout history, a path that will end with in the very same place. The question is, when?

I recently finished a book, The Sorrows of Empire, by Chalmers Johnson, that once again opened my eyes to the nature of American foreign policy and American goals in "helping" other countries become democracies. If you want to read a chilling indictment of American motives, read Johnson's book. It's a page turner.

Any elected president of the U.S. has of necessity made a pact with the devil, the corporations and Wall Street manipulators that actually control the country. There's no other way to attain the office. My mistake was in thinking Obama was different.

Dave
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Posted November 13th, 2012 - 1:22 am from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 13th, 2012 - 1:24 am from Victoria, Canada
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Posted November 14th, 2012 - 5:18 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted November 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm from Portland, United States
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Posted November 8th, 2012 - 8:02 am from Berlin, Germany
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