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Welcome One and All to The 2016 Democratic National Convention

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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TOPIC: Welcome One and All to The 2016 Democractic National Convention


Please discuss it and not the RNC...that is another thread...or those events from the RNC.
Trump had his week...and there are other threads for him and Republicans.

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Thanks.



and, as always:

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: introvert

Yes those issues interest me,


I also like the fact that they are going to talk about not only police-community interaction, but also making changes within those communities.

They definitely need to go above and beyond to counter the propaganda narrative that the Left is anti-law enforcement.


We know the Left is all about law enforcement... but just the laws *they* want enforced.

And regulations, and bureaucracy, and affirmative action, and political correctness...



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Pyle

Are you a citizen of the world or are you a citizen of the United states?



a desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate and independent nation of their own


Is this a planet controlled by one nation?

Who wants to turn the planet in to ONE NATION ?
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I am an Citizen of the United States.

I know no one in the running for US president that is advocating the US take over the world to force one nation.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Pyle




I know no one in the running for US president that is advocating the US take over the world to force one nation.


That is the climate change agenda.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Wait you think that curbing pollution is trying to take over the world?



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Zazzafrazz- As a Native American I'd like to welcome You to America. Welcome.

One thing You should KNOW about American Politics, especially in today's climate and with today's social media and that is this:

In 'most instances' when folks are arguing about a politician, they usually have more "in common" with the person they're arguing with, than that of the politician they're arguing about. So if You ever wanted to divide a room/group just start talking about politics.

There used to be a saying attributed to Betty Manners that went like this: "For polite conversation, One should avoid talking about sex, politics and religion..."

Vote for whomever You think will do the best job for You(rs). The majority are bought and paid for and unless You'll be purchasing a politician for Yourself You'll likely get screwed like the rest of Us so.. Best of Luck..

namaste



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 06:58 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: neo96

Wait you think that curbing pollution is trying to take over the world?



So answer me this.

How does outsourcing POLLUTION to other countries.

Make the planet better?

Higher pay. Increased regulatory burdens does exactly that.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
I'm looking forward to this convention, I am learning plenty about the US political way. It has been a richly interesting experience so far as a new American.

The last convention spent all it's time telling me what and who to be afraid of


I always find comments like this funny considering the entire Democrat/left wing platform is to be afraid of white people and Republicans.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: JimNasium

Thank you Jim for such a warm welcome to the voting process!

I am very proud to be an American dual (well tri) citizenship. I came from the greatest country on earth (Australia) to a pretty good runner up!
Other than the angry people on ATS I have found people to be delightful (even if I find it foreign at times and jokingly call Yanks oddballs
) this is a wonderful and beautiful country. The natural beauty is something to behold and the horror of America I see on the news and by the cranky pants posters here I have never seen in person.

I travel across the country for work and live in the countryside (when I can get there) so I have experienced quite a broad spectrum of people. It's not as bad as people are crying about, somehow I must be missing the horror that people say is America. I love this place so thank you to you and your fellow Native Americans for caretaking this land and for welcoming me and other immigrants here.

These conventions are a way for me to learn about how things run, not just vote for who I am told to vote for. I have plenty of more exploring and researching to do, so thank you, and thank you to those members here who have been calmly and kindly sharing their knowledge with me on the process.

You rock!



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Now take a step back.

Are we actually "angry" or are we just disagreeing with what you would prefer to believe?

Just because you and I often disagree doesn't make me think you are "angry," and you shouldn't make that mistake about anyone else who disagrees with you. It seems to be a movement lately to think that someone who says things you dislike must be "angry" ... Are you sure the poster is angry or is that just that what they say makes YOU angry?

Just asking because very little here actually makes me angry even as I post in disagreement.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:19 PM
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I don't think I was referring to you, nor do I think we disagree often, unless we do and I don't notice


There is definitely an air of tension when I read posts, and it's a shame as I'd like to learn as much as I can about the US voting system, it ends up being a deterrent, hence I rarely post in political threads.

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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

As far as I'm aware, out of the two, hillary is the one who has commited war crimes. Hillary is the one in violation of federal law yet powerful enough to have the FBI turn a blind eye.
Nothing Trump SAYS scares me on the level of what Hillary DOES.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: ketsuko

I don't thinking I was thinking of you, nor do I think we disagree often, unless we do and I don't notice


There is definitely an air of tension when I read posts, and it's a shame as Id like to learn as much as I can about the US voting system, it ends up being a deterrent, hence I rarely post in political threads.


Well, politically speaking this is a very divided time. Although since we aren't yet beating the crap out of each other in the well of the House, I'd say we aren't yet at Civil War levels of tension.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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Those Americans who are happy with their quality of life after 8 years with Obama, will thoroughly enjoy the DNC convention! Those who are in the USA illegally, or want to sneak in to this great country, will have their fears and apprehensions removed.

I do hope that Donald Trump will not lower himself to the point of making snide/insulting comments about the DNC convention, like Clinton and Obama have been making regarding the RNC convention, the past 2 days.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
(even if I find it foreign at times and jokingly call Yanks oddballs
)


I can't speak for all Americans but I take that as a badge of honor
Welcome, by the way!


These conventions are a way for me to learn about how things run,


Sorry, you won't get a lot of that at a convention, especially one that is nominating a President. This is more for the parties trying and sell us their candidates. Not a whole lot of policy wonking. If you want to see 'government at work' from the comfort of your own home, you'd be better off watching CSPAN. Most of us are watching for the theatre.

[quote[not just vote for who I am told to vote for.

No one tells you how to vote. Well, unless you are part of a union I guess. My wife got a lot of that when she was a teacher.


I have plenty of more exploring and researching to do, so thank you, and thank you to those members here who have been calmly and kindly sharing their knowledge with me on the process.


Have fun!
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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good lord! Yes its not at that stage lol! but people keep trying to tell us here on ATS its about to happen, I'm not into the whole fear mongering thing, I'd rather garden and prune my roses than fall for that base technique . Interested to see if the DNC use this tactic also.
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posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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I don't understand the controversy about the super delegates for Hillary. They made up their minds over two years ago but there are still people that have a problem with the process.... lol.

I think the same people that have a problem with the DNC election process are the same people who cry foul about Mr. Clinton meeting with Loretta Lynch. Can't we just be civil adults and let the convention happen without all of these right wing nutter conspiracy theories? Just my $.02.



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
Those Americans who are happy with their quality of life after 8 years with Obama, will thoroughly enjoy the DNC convention! Those who are in the USA illegally, or want to sneak in to this great country, will have their fears and apprehensions removed.

I do hope that Donald Trump will not lower himself to the point of making snide/insulting comments about the DNC convention, like Clinton and Obama have been making regarding the RNC convention, the past 2 days.


He wouldn't be Trump if he doesn't. I look for him to be Tweeting just like he has so far. Now he may or may not directly reference the DNC convention, but I would guess he needles because it's been his MO.

And if they reference him? Then all bets are off. Look at the flack Cruz took and is still taking from Donald. If the DNC goes full broadsides against Trump, then he'll fight back. And to be honest, it's not like they didn't fire full broadsides at Hillary from the RNC convention all week. What was she supposed to do about it?



posted on Jul, 23 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: ketsuko

good lord! Yes its not at that stage lol! but people keep trying to tell us here on ATS its about to happen, I'm not into the whole fear mongering thing, I'd rather garden and prune my roses than fall for that base technique . Interested to see if the DNC use this tactic also.


I'm not sure they're saying it's about to happen so much as positing things that very well could push us over that edge.

The big one that brings that kind of talk is gun confiscation masquerading as "gun control." And while I think such a move is unlikely, I also acknowledge there are, right now, quite a few leftist politicians who would like nothing more than to move us that direction.

There are other things that could, say widespread confiscation of property, but you also have to consider that right now, pretty much across all branches, government approval is at an all-time low. The government is losing consent of the governed and that's a dangerous position for it to be in.




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