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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am

This is a comparison on how voters vote and how they are polled.

I just received a copy of The Week, a magazine on world affairs and opinions. The USA is listed as 138 out of 169 democratic nations on voter turnout. Canada has an 82.6 percent voter turnout and Italy is at 92 percent.

Further, in a recent poll of African Americans, 0 percent said they would vote for Romney. In 2008, Obama had 77 percent of the white vote and 77 percent of the Hispanic vote.

In February 2009, the Newsweek magazine cover stated, “We are all Socialist Now.” Recently Newsweek announced it would no longer be published.

Big-government entitlement gave away more money and printed more. This is a nation of people who want credit or what others have (the word is covet). The media leads us to believe there will be Obama and another four years of the same. Perhaps now this former republic will be known as the USSA. Ben Franklin said at the end of the Constitutional Convention, “We have a republic — if you can keep it.”

Yes, I have lived in what is now called the former USSR. I now cry for this nation called the USA, a nation I served both in war and peace.

Oskar Johanson


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  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 3:32 pm on Thu, Nov 8, 2012.

    99er Posts: 119

    Jerome and Walter, Ya the election is over but the work is just begun and I gaurantee You Obama ain't coming to our neighborhoods because He did not say NOR has he ever said 'He'd ' do it. He always said " we had to do it" and thats what he meant.
    We had to do it, We -> Thats YOU and Me and the rest of America, We have to do it.
    We must clean up this mess we find around Us, we can't depend on the Federal Gov. and I believe we should NOT always depend on our local Gov..
    From Governor Brown to our local Police dept, all of them are cash strapped. Which means to me, if we want it better, we gotta help do it. but actually I look forward to a time when WE put our shoulders (or minds) to some local problem
    and as a team we clean it up.

  • Walter Chang posted at 11:21 am on Tue, Nov 6, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1168

    Jerry, be prepared:

    Cold beer.

    Prilosec HD.

    Kleenex brand tissue (for when the tears really start to flow).


  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 10:25 pm on Mon, Nov 5, 2012.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2367

    I'm not quite ready to start crying yet, Mr. Johanson. After all, a very wise man once said (and I truly believe): "It ain't over ‘til it's over." And if Barack Hussein Obama is granted four more years to do whatever he has planned, even then I won’t be fully convinced that our best years will be behind us. Oh, I'm going to be worried, that's for sure. But somewhere along the way, Americans will one day wake up - I just hope that when they do, it really won't be too late. At that point I won't be crying for me; I'll be crying for my children and their children.


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