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Old 11-19-2002, 11:53 AM   #16
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Yes, nb, I had the same thought after I posted.
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:12 PM   #17
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"Talk is action. Engaging in discussions, whether face to face or on a discussion forum does have an impact in our world. We may not change someone's thinking on the spot, but we plant seeds of perspective."

At the cost of sounding cynical, do you really believe that? Why?

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Re: Political Activism.

I campaigned for Ralph Nader during the 2000 presidental campaign. I organized a petition drive in my state region, organized a protest march when he was denied access on the ballot, and wrote letters to the editors of several newspapers, and protested the 3rd Presidental debate in St. Louis. That required driving over 750 miles.

Recently I haven't been as active, due to the lack of candidates that I feel like supporting.

As for this webchatroom, I only see it as a way to educate fellow humans (not just Americans). I don't lose sleep over the arguments I have, but hearing irrationality amongst us will make me annoyed.
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Re: Re: Political Activism.

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I campaigned for Ralph Nader during the 2000 presidental campaign. I organized a petition drive in my state region, organized a protest march when he was denied access on the ballot, and wrote letters to the editors of several newspapers, and protested the 3rd Presidental debate in St. Louis. That required driving over 750 miles.

Recently I haven't been as active, due to the lack of candidates that I feel like supporting.

As for this webchatroom, I only see it as a way to educate fellow humans (not just Americans). I don't lose sleep over the arguments I have, but hearing irrationality amongst us will make me annoyed.
Boy Mr. Bush really thanks those Nader supporters
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Bush can go to hell....in a handbasket!

I have no regrets.
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Bush can go to hell....in a handbasket!

I have no regrets.
I won't send him to hell, but he can bite me.
No regrets here, either, Dano.
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"Talk is action. Engaging in discussions, whether face to face or on a discussion forum does have an impact in our world. We may not change someone's thinking on the spot, but we plant seeds of perspective."

At the cost of sounding cynical, do you really believe that? Why?

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Yes I do. At some level, people will process and incorporate new information. When our ideas are challenged (as happens now and again in this forum), I doubt we end up in the exactly the same place as we were before our ideas are challenged.

Personally, I find it far more persuasive to listen to different ideas than to watch a news clip of the last protest rally.

Also, I find it amusing when people half my age say they are "set in their ways". I am sure I thought I knew everything when I graduated high school.
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