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Old Jun 17th 2015, 4:15 pm   #16
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Can't really go wrong with crumpet.
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I had lots of fun educating the ones who arrived that its called football and not soccer. As they looked at me with that puzzled look I said what tournament are you coming to watch. The Womens World Cup duh. So who is putting this on and whats its official title. Its the 2015 FIFA Womens World Cup. So what does FIFA stand for DUH.
One woman said to another of our female officers its the US Cup thats why we are here. She then gave her that look that said Typical ****ing American the world doesn't all revolve around your country and stamped her passport. I don't think she said Welcome to Canada though.
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 4:22 pm   #17
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What's it got to do with me? I'm not registered as a Rep or a Dem so I have no vote in any primary. Plus I'm advocating for a wall to keep the septics out from coming up here not the other way round. There were loads of them downtown yesterday, although on positive note it was mostly crumpet.
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 5:13 pm   #18
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That's a bit OTT on Obama. His healthcare reforms were an achievement, even if some of the wider changes he promised were hard to deliver. Trump, on the other hand, is a complete chump.
I believe Obama rates very near the top in terms of presidents who actually achieved something positive. Of course if you live in America, then as the elections grow nearer, you're likely to be barraged with 'proof' that utter disaster caused by the evil Obama administration is imminent. Unless of course, you vote for [candidate-x] (not entirely unlike the UK election this year).

Trump? I stand by my odds of 1 in 30 million. He should be sued for wasting people's time on a mass scale.
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 5:20 pm   #19
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He will get in a bit like the Lieberals did here. But no one will admit to voting for him, again like here in On.
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Old Jun 17th 2015, 7:29 pm   #20
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It's a known fact that the candidate who spends the most on the campaign wins the presidential race. It's happened for every election in recent memory.
He has enough money for the trend to continue....

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Old Jun 17th 2015, 7:39 pm   #21
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It's a known fact that the candidate who spends the most on the campaign wins the presidential race. It's happened for every election in recent memory.
He has enough money to for the trend to continue....
This is true. It's disgusting the amount of money that's spent on elections...not just the General Election either.
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Old Jun 18th 2015, 1:30 pm   #22
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Fingers crossed this is a shoe in for Hillary and a years pure comedy from the republican wingnuts, but with the voters down there, it's a scary though. I wonder where Jeb would invade first.

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Can Canada have one too?
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I have that. When we have crumpets on a weekend I can't help but tell the kids while they're in the toaster "soon we will be havink crumpet ja?"
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It's a known fact that the candidate who spends the most on the campaign wins the presidential race. It's happened for every election in recent memory.
He has enough money for the trend to continue....
In the last 2, Obama campaign spent less than the others. In his first election, he didn't accept corporate donations. He got a much of it through grassroots internet campaign donations mainly from average people. $20 here, $200 there $2000 there... You might remember, the republicans were flabbergasted at the amount of money he was raising...
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Old Jun 18th 2015, 4:26 pm   #24
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Fingers crossed this is a shoe in for Hillary and a years pure comedy from the republican wingnuts, but with the voters down there, it's a scary though. I wonder where Jeb would invade first.



If only we could bar the cultural creep.



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Old Jun 18th 2015, 4:59 pm   #25
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In the last 2, Obama campaign spent less than the others. In his first election, he didn't accept corporate donations. He got a much of it through grassroots internet campaign donations mainly from average people. $20 here, $200 there $2000 there... You might remember, the republicans were flabbergasted at the amount of money he was raising...
Going back to 1980:

1980 Jimmy Carter: $49 million
Ronald Reagan: $57.7 million

1984
Walter Mondale: $66.7 million
Ronald Reagan: $67.5 million

1988
Michael Dukakis: $77.3 million
George H.W. Bush: $80 million

1992
George H.W. Bush: $92.6 million
Bill Clinton: $92.9 million

1996
Bill Clinton: $108.5 million
Bob Dole: $110.2 million

2000
Al Gore: $127.1 million
George W. Bush: $172.1 million

2004
John Kerry: $328.5 million
George W. Bush: $367.2 million

2008
John McCain: $350.1 million
Barack Obama: $745.7 million

And then for the 2012 election: https://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/
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Almost $1BN on a campaign (Obama '08) that is crazy money.
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I have that. When we have crumpets on a weekend I can't help but tell the kids while they're in the toaster "soon we will be havink crumpet ja?"
Where do you keep your kids whilst you're microwaving their crumpet?

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Almost $1BN on a campaign (Obama '08) that is crazy money.
It's absolutely disgusting IMO. There should be a cap on the amount a candidate can spend. Typical of the USA though.
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It's absolutely disgusting IMO. There should be a cap on the amount a candidate can spend. Typical of the USA though.
I suppose it's privately donated money, and it gets fed back into the economy. But it does make you think, could that money not have been used to build some schools or something.

Not sure what the UK amount is, but I think it is capped.
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I suppose it's privately donated money, and it gets fed back into the economy. But it does make you think, could that money not have been used to build some schools or something.

Not sure what the UK amount is, but I think it is capped.
That's one way of looking at it...but at the end of the day it's the candidate who has the most money who is almost guaranteed to win. I hope to gawd it doesn't turn out to be Clinton.
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