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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:39 pm 
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The first round of Colombian presidential elections were held yesterday. The two worst candidates emerged out of the pool of 5: an inexperienced right-wing puppet of Alvaro Uribe, and a socialist who used to be a member of the M16 guerrilla and has a history of failures and scandals. I know who I'm voting for come June 17, but I am not happy about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Yuck

We are stuck with these two options, since the others were eliminated after the first round. It's a weird system.

Ultimately I have to go with the candidate who is least likely to send Colombia down the path of becoming another Venezuela

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Yuck

We are stuck with these two options, since the others were eliminated after the first round. It's a weird system.

Ultimately I have to go with the candidate who is least likely to send Colombia down the path of becoming another Venezuela

good thing you're moving out soonish


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People in the US like to bitch about our "first past the post" election system, but people elsewhere in the world seem just as irritated by runoff options.


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tragabigzanda wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
Yuck

We are stuck with these two options, since the others were eliminated after the first round. It's a weird system.

Ultimately I have to go with the candidate who is least likely to send Colombia down the path of becoming another Venezuela

good thing you're moving out soonish

I haven't lived in Colombia for 13 years

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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
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oh yeah. but then why are you saying "we"? still have family there?


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Yeah, my dad, two youngest siblings, aunts and uncles, and about twenty cousins. I haven't lived in Colombia in a long time but I still feel very much a part of it

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makes sense. honestly though, why wouldn't your family leave that environment if they have the means to do so?


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They're doing well and they like living there. It's not like the country is falling apart -- Colombia is one of the most economically prosperous countries in Latin America. It's not Venezuela. But it just sucks that these are the two choices that we're left with to lead the nation. Petro, in particular, would be TERRIBLE for the country.

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my friend lives here just above where this is happening. twice now in the past couple of years the flooding has been this severe

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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
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lol @ the absolute bluntness of ABC's statement re: Roseanne

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What'd she say?

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she called a black person an ape


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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
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Yeah, who would have thought this person was a disgusting bigot?

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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
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Wow, that's awful, I had no idea. I didn't even know she was back on tv until recently.

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Good riddance. Horrible show. Although, whatever garbage they replace it with will probably be worse.

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I watched the premiere of her new show and it was just ridiculous. Jackie was made out to be a total nutty liberal and she wore a t-shirt that said "nasty woman". Becky was like a creepy stepford wife type. There was a black grandchild. I knew it was only a matter of time...either people would come to their senses and stop watching, or Roseanne would say or do something to get it cancelled. Looks like both happened.


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 Post subject: Re: Not worthy of a thread News
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Since this is happening in two threads: this is a huge bummer and it’s beyond frustrating that Roseanne did this herself. Ugh.

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