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Outsourcing and the presidential election

By jmottl ·
A political analyst states the following in a ZDNET article (link: ):
"It's safe to say that almost none of the really important Internet and technology issues will be debated during this campaign...In an attempt to shore up votes and campaign cash for the technology community, all the candidates will probably just play it safe and stick to bland platitudes and generalities about how 'technology is vital to the U.S. economy.' It's just a bunch of hot air."
What's your take?

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No I won't go there

by Oz_Media In reply to Diversion warning - trivi ...

I am not interested the least little bit in another political debate right now, I have travel to plan and that would just get me pissed off.

I don't knw WHO or WHY or even WHEN nor do I care the least. What goes without saying though is that whoever started it, Americans JUMPED on it and now state it as if the pres is God, which to me he is not, to YOU he may be but not me. this does explain why he is in my face day and night whereas Canada's 'leaders' (oxymoron(s)?) aren't.

In a nutshell, I couldn't give a tinkers dam about the US president, just keep him in his cage next time and out of my face or I will keep biting back.

OM

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No I won't go there

by Oz_Media In reply to Diversion warning - trivi ...

I am not interested the least little bit in another political debate right now, I have travel to plan and that would just get me pissed off.

I don't knw WHO or WHY or even WHEN nor do I care the least. What goes without saying though is that whoever started it, Americans JUMPED on it and now state it as if the pres is God, which to me he is not, to YOU he may be but not me. this does explain why he is in my face day and night whereas Canada's 'leaders' (oxymoron(s)?) aren't.

In a nutshell, I couldn't give a tinkers dam about the US president, just keep him in his cage next time and out of my face or I will keep biting back.

OM

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Leader of the free world.

by maxwell edison In reply to No I won't go there

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Wasn't trying to start anything. But contrary to what you may think, I can honestly say that I don't recall a time when I, or anyone other American (in these threads), called the President the "leader of the free world". However, our foreign friends refer to it often. Interesting.

So as to avoid diverting Judy's thread more than I already have, I'll give the answer, at least how I've discovered it to be.

"If Washington is the capital of the Free World, the President must be its leader."
- John F. Kennedy February 12, 1960

Thus, a label was born.

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Sorry then

by Oz_Media In reply to Leader of the free world.

I thought it was coined by an American.

Yes America itself has been referred to as the leader of the free world itself by American peers.

But I didn't realize a Canadian had coined the term. Especially that Washington was the capitol of the free world. Guess some guy called John Kennedy wanted out of Toronto.

I always assumed it was coined on the US side of the border as a self appointed leader of the free world, of course that would be pretty arrogant though.

My mistake. I stand corrected.
OM

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Glad of the Change

by Oldefar In reply to Excellent Oldefar

Its always interesting when you see something from a different perspective than before.

As I have said before, I don't speak for anyone but myself. I will have to give your questions some thought before answering.

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Fair enough

by Oz_Media In reply to Glad of the Change

And I hope you understand I spoke without motive and am not trying to set anything up. It was a sincere realization.

Thanks,
OM

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On Reflection

by Oldefar In reply to Fair enough

The issue is less one of party association, foreign or domestice issues, or even particular stands on agenda items.

What is perhaps most important to remember in politics is:
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

In the US, its a scheduled event.

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But what if

by Oz_Media In reply to On Reflection

You politician is potty trained, at least for the time being. He may start to fill them in year 6 or 7. If you replace him in year 4, you may get someone else with a full diaper already, be syuck with the daiper load for 4 years and waste the two good years you COULD have had with the first guy.

I understans the beed for systematic change but feel a 'fixed' term is unneccessary. Yes you can oust someone early but unless he smokes pot or sleeps with staff, everything relevant seems to go unnoticed.

I can't believe the stir created when Clinton got a piece from Lewinski. Who cares, if anyone it should have been his wife not the American public. This has no bearing on his ability to do his job, in fact maybe even let him perform better, a hummer a day keeps the wife away.

I'm not referring to how Clinton RAN your coutry but the amount of stir that was created around something irrelevant to the Presidential duties.

In the same sense, GWB (In MY eyes) BS'd the people into feeling threatened and then turned the tables to Liberation after his alleged threat was unfound. This the people accept?
But if he said he smoked pot once, he'd be ousted?

The BUSH family has a history dating back to cooperation and support for the Nazi's, this is not a concern to re-evaluate his position? SIre the war was 60 years ago, but Cliton wasn't hotboxing the Oval Office, he wasn't nailing Monica INSTEAD of performing his duty.

It just seems that you will chastize out of morality but support regardless of morality?!?

How about pick someone to run YOUR country, not everyone else's, let him run YOUR country until he stops putting your interests in front of his own?

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Apology

by Oz_Media In reply to But what if

I'm sorry for the typos but my right arm is out of action so my hen peck is now single handed. I am having problems typing at all, yet alone making changes.

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Rethink your context?

by Oldefar In reply to But what if

The diaper analogy is funny, nothing more. Seems to me many posters from throughout the world have a similar general perspective of politicians.

At any given time, roughly half the public are unhappy with whoever represents them at all federal levels. There are some exceptions, but on average any elected official has at best the support of half. Of that support, I suspect less than 10 percent are in complete agreement with that official. I state this because it seems you generalize a much higher level of support in most of your posts. If I am misreading the "you" and it is meant as reference to me alone I apologize, but I will not argue a position I haven't taken.

If we are held accountable for the actions of our parents and grandparents, a whole lot of us could find ourselves in deep trouble. The allegations of a tie between Prescott Bush and Nazi interests IF PROVED make a case for prosecuting Prescott Bush, make a case for eliminating inherited wealth and property, and make a case for more aggressive investigation and prosecution of business relations at all times. Nothing more.

On a side note, for those who are opposed to the US position on various global issues, would not they be guilty of the same behavior as Prescott Bush if they have business dealings with the US today? If not, why not?

A recurring critisizm of the US is its reluctance to get involved overseas as well as its overseas involvement. An interesting contradiction. How about a universal set of rules for all countries on when they should or should not become involved with each other? Universal in that without regard to the countries involved, the same rule applies.

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