I just cannot seem to deal with who I'm going to vote for. I really think it will be Nader in the end, but I can't tell my wife or family, they might hurt me. <br><br>I know a lot people think he's a radical, but why, really? What does he propose that is more radical than is going on during this administration, or more 'fatcat' like during the previous one?<br><br>This is not a rhetorical question, can someone tell me why Nader is considered so radical?? When I saw him speak a month or so ago it all just made sense to me, but maybe therein lies the reason... <br><br><br><br>Ben, don't go!!! Nooooooooo! <br><br>
I believe he's considered radical not because of "radical leftist" views but because of radical changes he would attempt to make. As a career consumer advocate, Nader would attempt take away a lot of the privileged advantages that corporations hold over the individual American consumer, as well as create tougher regulatory standards. For example, in 2000, Nader was actively trying to expose how the auto industry is avoiding complying with emissions standards by selling and marketing more SUVs. SUVs are part of the light-duty truck classification and because, in the past, these were working vehicles, the regulations were more lax than they were for majority of consumer vehicles. Not only is the auto industry avoiding the regulatory standards, but they are making a much higher per-unit profit on SUVs than cars (I don't have an ethical problem with that, but it shows where additional motivation for the industry comes from to sell an SUV over a car, exacerbating the emissions problem). Consumer Reports just did an article about how Subaru is raising the chassis on the 2004 models of the Outback one inch to change it from being classified as a consumer vehicle to being classified as a light-duty work vehicle (SUV) so they can avoid doing the work to come into line with emissions standards. <br><br>Nader is the kind of guy that would call, "BS!" on all of this and try to change the definitions of what is a consumer vehicle and what is a work vehicle regardless of the lobbying efforts in Washington to the contrary. That's pretty "radical" by D.C.'s standards. <br><br>Unfortunately, he'd have a battle with both Dems and Repubs in Congress that do yield to lobbyists' interests. But in the end, the issue gets brought up at least, as opposed to not even acknowledging the loopholes in the regulation.<br><br>
You met with a good deal of resentment <br>when you started telling everyone how <br>you'd like the forum to be rearranged to <br>suit you THE FIRST DAY ON THE FORUM.<br><br>Chiming in with a few obnoxious members <br>didn't do much for your popularity either.<br><br>Wanna re-post linx? I gottem' too. <br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green>
....and....<br>Have you ever noticed: <br>that the same people that whine about the politicals<br>...are the same ones that invariably post in them?<br><br>lol<br>They're the second to jump in, and the last to leave.<br><br>You figure it out.<br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>You met with a good deal of resentment when you started telling everyone how you'd like the forum to be rearranged to suit you THE FIRST DAY ON THE FORUM.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Just to be accurate, I had been lurking the forums for quite a while before I finally registered and started posting. So, it's not like I had no idea what the forum was like. And I never TOLD anyone how the forums should be. I made a suggestion about the forum could possibly be a more friendly and welcoming place, which was met with undue hostility. Not a great way to welcome a new poster. And yes, even newbies can have good suggestions too! In fact, I had several other members think that my suggestion was a good idea. Sometimes being in a forum for so long, people can easily forget what it's like being a newcomer, and they forget it's not THEIR forum exculsively.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>You don't go to a social gathering and sequester those people talking politics or sports, etc., do you? Same thing here. It's just the way it is.<p><hr></blockquote><p>So Mike, there are currently 4 forums here at MacMinute. Do you think they should all be put into one? Or does sometimes it make sense to split up forums into particular interests like... say... Mac issues vs. lounge vs. reader suggestions vs. special projects vs. politics.<br><br>
all in 1...that's my preference. i cannot remember the last time i've visited another forum here. i forget they exist. if those other forums aren't too active then why not bring them here? we do a lot of mac talk here anyway.<br><br>----<br>"even if we get bin Laden or Zawahiri now, it is 2 years 2 late. Al Qaeda is a very different org now. It has had time to adapt. The administration should have finished this job." Leverett, former Bush Natíl Security Cncl staff specialist.
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