Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:37 UTC
In the News "This election won't hinge on technology issues. Just look at prevailing discussions this year at the national level: major candidates have sparred over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the role of government, inane comments on the female body, and to nobody's surprise, the economy. Despite that fact, many decisions will be taken up by the next US president and those in Congress that will affect the world of tech, and by consequence, the real lives of citizens and human beings around the world - from alternative energy, to the use of killer drones, the regulation of wireless spectrum, and policies that aim to control content on the internet. Your chance to vote is just around the corner. Here's what's at stake in tech this election, and how the major candidates could influence our future." Happy voting, American readers. Whatever you pick, please take at least a few minutes to consider that the implications of your choice do not end at the US border.
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RE: Voting
by earksiinni on Tue 6th Nov 2012 12:42 UTC in reply to "Voting"
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Fellow citizens,

Instead of whining, get out and VOTE!

See you at the polls!

(P.S.: We can learn from the rest of the world and vote not for the candidate but for the party. OP is correct that the important positions in the bureaucracy are unelected, but guess who staffs them? Partisans. So, vote for the party that matches your policy preferences instead of the candidate who you think has the "right policy", which will change anyhow once he's no longer campaigning. Countries with parliamentary systems know this well, but we're still in love with Washington and his Farewell's a partisan world, so get engaged!)

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