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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Ishihara » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:31 am

Cracked Pleasures wrote:Interesting fact: the US law says to run for president, one must be born in the States. Having citizenship is not enough (hence why for example Schwarzenegger can not get any higher than governor of a state), you have to be born in the US.


US Law, more specifically the US Constitution DOES NOT say this at all. The US Constitution requires that a President must be a Natural Born Citizen of the US. Its says nothing about being born within US borders.

10 second search would have found you this section of the US Constitution...

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at
the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office
of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not
have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a
Resident within the United States.


Another 10 seconds would have found you the Black's Law Dictionary definition of "Natural Born Citizen"

Natural Born Citizen - A person born within the jurisdictional of a national government.

McCain is a natural born US Citizen, born to US parents within US jurisdiction at a US military base.
Arnold who was not born a US Citizen does not qualify to be president, however there are plenty of US citizens born in Austria every year, who could qualify to become president... Arnold is only restricted from becoming president, he can legally hold any higher office than Governor of California except president.

Fabricating information and being too lazy to do your homework is not constructive at all...
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:50 am

The US presidential election is freakin' killing me I am so nervous! I am in a super left wing town in a super left wing state and I have to keep reminding myself of that so I don't get my hopes up too high that this election will go any better than the last 2 did :(

... goodness I hope Obama wins! Otherwise I don't know how much longer I can live here
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:57 am

FUCK YES! HE WON!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Boxguy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:51 am

Pashernate_Lover wrote:FUCK YES! HE WON!!!!!!!!!!

AMEN TO THAT, PASHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't begin to say how overjoyed I am. It took about ten seconds for it to sink in when the projections from the West put him over the top.

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:13 pm

Thus says the two nerdy uberpolitical American citizens :-P
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Boxguy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:51 pm

8 PASSED?!!?!!?!!?!?!!?!

:x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x

Fuck.

That.

Shit.

FUCKING HYPOCRITICAL BIGOTS.

In other oppression news:

  • Arizona and Florida pass referendums amending their constitutions to ban homosexual marriages.
  • Arkansas passes a referendum making it illegal for unmarried couples to adopt a child (homosexual or heterosexual couples, but it it's publicly-stated target is homosexual couples).

Always fun to see ultra-rich pastors from megachurches pushing through their own personal religious agendas by turning a document intended to ensure the rights and freedoms of individuals into a document that restricts rights and freedoms.

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:54 pm

It is awesome that Obama won this. The whole world was hoping for this to happen, but then we all remembered what happened in 2000 and 2004 ... Luckily we saw an honest election this time, with a well deserved winner. It is a pity that the new president has such a big mess to clean up, left behind by his precedent. But then, if anyone is capable of cleaning up that mess, I do believe Obama is able to do so. He definitely deserves the benefit of the doubt. And to see it was a landslide victory, makes it even more brilliant.

PS: this Sarah Palin character was a total joke. McCain ruined his own chances by electing her. Probably trying to get the very conservative voters in Bible Belt states behind him, but then those vote Republican anyway, so his choice was very unlucky. Anyway, not complaining whatsoever, we are finally rid of Republic suppression.
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby helmoz » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:46 pm

:mrgreen: i'm really glad that barrack obama won. everyone has such high hopes for him (america seems to have become way more popular overnight!) and i really hope he can live up to them - he'll probably be under a heck of a lot of scrutiny and pressure from now on.
the republican party seems to have become full of religious fundamentalism and nationalism lately, and the world doesn't need any more of that sort of thing, there's more than enough already. if they want to live their lives according to their religious beliefs then that's their choice, but i don't like the way they force the rest of the country to adhere to them too and then brag about "freedom." i felt sorry for john mccain because AFAIK he seemed more like the old type of republican than the new crazy type, and i'm really scared that the republicans are going to continue moving towards the crazy in the future... but at least we won't have to worry about them being in power for a while now.
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:16 pm

Boxguy wrote:8 PASSED?!!?!!?!!?!?!!?!

:x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x :( :x :x

Fuck.

That.

Shit.

FUCKING HYPOCRITICAL BIGOTS.

In other oppression news:

  • Arizona and Florida pass referendums amending their constitutions to ban homosexual marriages.
  • Arkansas passes a referendum making it illegal for unmarried couples to adopt a child (homosexual or heterosexual couples, but it it's publicly-stated target is homosexual couples).

Always fun to see ultra-rich pastors from megachurches pushing through their own personal religious agendas by turning a document intended to ensure the rights and freedoms of individuals into a document that restricts rights and freedoms.

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Seriously. FUCK that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do people care who can get married anyway? Fuck! Seperation of church and state- equal protection under the law-- do these concepts mean nothing to the fucking voters of the country? AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, pardon my language, but I am serious, fuck this shit.
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:30 pm

Is this not against the constitution anyway which provides separation of church and state? Because the ONLY valid argument against gay marriage can be a religious argument, which however should be void in a secular country.

I can understand a church organised wedding is not open for gay couples because the church is like a club and I guess every club sets the rules in their own club house (why would someone want to belong to a discriminating club?? but that is a different matter I guess) , however legal marriage officialised by city hall is subject to the civil law, not? And civil law provides laws against discrimination, including discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.

There should have not even been a vote about this subject, a fully secular country has simply no legal grounds to forbid gay marriage.

PS: Facebook users, all register for the George Bush countdown group... A nice reminder that the end of the tunnel is in sight :D
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Pashernate_Lover » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:41 am

you are on facebook? add me!!
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Cracked Pleasures » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:01 pm

Sure. What is your name on Facebook, so that I can make a friend request?

Anyone else who has Facebook, just send me PM and I give you my email address to add me. You can then find the Bush countdown clock in my profile 8) Less than 70 days to go and the mass criminal is gone, hopefully Obama makes the US recognise the The Hague Tribunal so that Dubya can be taken to court for war crimes :twisted: He can spend his next term in prison in the smooth company of Milosevic and other warlords :P
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby Nymphetamine » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:12 pm



Dear O' dear, what is this senile nitwit blithering on about now? He is the past and we are the future and I'll be damned if someone try's to stop me cross dressing or listening to Queen. :wink:
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Re: The Current Affairs Thread

Postby helmoz » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:11 pm

the pope wears a dress anyway ;)
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