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Old 01-29-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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After Looking At This Photo

I don't know how anyone could ever take the right to vote for granted, or not exercise it. Regardless of how one feels about the war or Bush, I think this photo stands on its' own as a powerful statement

Seventy-year-old Iraqi exile Mehsin Imgoter holds his voting ballot up and begins to weep before putting it in the voting box in the Detroit suburb of Southgate, Michigan on January 28, 2005.

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arrogant apathy--so many of us take it for granted that we won the only lottery that really matters--being born in a place where our basic rights and safety are pretty much guaranteed. when you haven't had to fight for your rights, it's alarming how easy it is to forget how important they are.

powerful, indeed. thanks for posting this.

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Old 01-29-2005, 09:29 AM   #3
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Good post Gina

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Thanks for posting that pic.
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Are you sure the guy wasn't just sneezing?
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Re: After Looking At This Photo

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I don't know how anyone could ever take the right to vote for granted, or not exercise it. Regardless of how one feels about the war or Bush, I think this photo stands on its' own as a powerful statement

Seventy-year-old Iraqi exile Mehsin Imgoter holds his voting ballot up and begins to weep before putting it in the voting box in the Detroit suburb of Southgate, Michigan on January 28, 2005.



I guess he is upset that there is not
an ABB selection.
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It's just pathetic.
Hey, I never voted in my life, was never allowed to! Of course I'm much younger than the guy. So what. And I'm not from Iraq or other place like this. I'm from the how you guys call it democratic country.
But it's fine with me. How can someone who don't have any idea how the political system works, what does it cost to rule the country successfully etc. can vote for president, parliament whatever. It's bullshit when (almost all) people make their desicion when they see ads on TV.
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Seventy-year-old Iraqi exile Mehsin Imgoter holds his voting ballot up and begins to weep before putting it in the voting box in the Detroit suburb of Southgate, Michigan on January 28, 2005.

There is no greater exercise of freedom that the ability to cast your vote in a free and open election - it is a demonstration of democracy at its most pure.

In the United States, this freedom is so often ignored - and there is a monumental amount of apathy, and there are decisions made too often based upon what we are spoon fed via media outlets - but that does not diminish the fact that these freedoms are bathed in the blood of the founders - and of those which have sought to keep its sanctity.

Great post MrsSpringsteen (give my regards to Bruce)
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It's just pathetic.

What is pathetic?
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What is pathetic?
The whole Iraq election propaganda which this picture is part of.
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A powerful image.
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It's just pathetic.
Hey, I never voted in my life, was never allowed to! Of course I'm much younger than the guy. So what. And I'm not from Iraq or other place like this. I'm from the how you guys call it democratic country.
But it's fine with me. How can someone who don't have any idea how the political system works, what does it cost to rule the country successfully etc. can vote for president, parliament whatever. It's bullshit when (almost all) people make their desicion when they see ads on TV.
Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.
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It's just pathetic.
Hey, I never voted in my life, was never allowed to! Of course I'm much younger than the guy. So what. And I'm not from Iraq or other place like this. I'm from the how you guys call it democratic country.
But it's fine with me. How can someone who don't have any idea how the political system works, what does it cost to rule the country successfully etc. can vote for president, parliament whatever. It's bullshit when (almost all) people make their desicion when they see ads on TV.
I think you are going to have to explain a little better.
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I think that he is saying democracy is pointless because everybody has a vote even if they are not informed.
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