View Poll Results: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary (Choose as many as you like)

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  • Clinton

    8 36.36%
  • Warren

    10 45.45%
  • Webb

    13 59.09%
  • Sanders

    9 40.91%
  • Biden

    4 18.18%
  • O'Malley

    4 18.18%
  • Cuomo

    4 18.18%
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Thread: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    Before you write your memoirs, I want to read your anthology! Are you close to wrapping it up? After I read that then I look forward to reading your autobiography. I believe it would sell lots of books, because you seem to have lived a most interesting life - and we probably don't know the half of it! !
    In some ways pol, it was also a sheltered life. In the military we would never put up with racial strife, we could get rid of the undesirables. Walk into any PX on any post and you will see GI's married to all sorts of foreign nationals and different races. All normal. A soldier always has a job, so there was not worrying about losing one's job. On active duty all healthcare was compliments of the Army. No worries of the average Joe.

    But it was one great life and so was working for the Army as a civilian. All the advantages of the military community, the comradeship. I wouldn't even try to put it into words, today even though retired from both active and army civilian, the retired military community is always there.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I sorta know what you mean about being far away from what's happening. I remember when I was on the Ranger back in '83, the only news we got was a one-page brief once a month...but that was also how I found out that the coup in Guatemala (or was it Honduras) happened the day after we held an air show on board for the general who conducted the coup the next day...gee, why were we there?

    Thailand...well, if Pattaya was any indication, that was probably better than the Summer of Love any day of the week.

    And worrying about ICBM's flying our way from the USSR...I remember those days when my friends and I were Absolutely Sure the missiles would be coming any day now, and so we had our guns and our plans to strike out on our own once the bombs fell. People today have no clue what it meant to be living under that nuclear sword of Damocles. I remember when my ship pulled in to the World's Fair in Vancouver B.C. back in '86 - the Chinese pavilion was grand, and I wanted so much to go inside the biggest pavilion - the Soviet one - but my friends and I were pretty sure that if we did, we would be noticed and targeted for contact by Soviet agents...or at least be noticed by agents of our own side and thus lose our security clearances, no trial, no appeal, but instant loss of our security clearances...and you know what that does to a military career. Man, but I never understood until much later how it sucked to be living with such paranoia.

    Life is indeed much, much better these days...if incredibly more complicated.
    Better and more complimented, indeed you're right. 1980-83 I was stationed with the 11th ACR in Fulda guarding the East German Border and the Fulda Gap. Where everyone expected WWIII to start. I never made it to Central America, but it had always sounded interesting. Now in Elementary School in the 1950's we all participated in duck and cover drills. Every town of any size had their fallout shelters with pre-placed dried food etc. The only time I worried about Nukes was when I was a kid, Cuban Missile Crisis. All the rest became old hat, just what one did.

    I think most people can adjust to anything as long as they have their routine. I am glad I was in the army when I was, the old work hard and play hard army. I probably would have been kicked out doing what we did back then today. Yeah, Thailand of 67-69 and 73-76 was probably just like Pattaya, only a heck of a lot cheaper. Laos was even cheaper.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Better and more complimented, indeed you're right. 1980-83 I was stationed with the 11th ACR in Fulda guarding the East German Border and the Fulda Gap. Where everyone expected WWIII to start. I never made it to Central America, but it had always sounded interesting. Now in Elementary School in the 1950's we all participated in duck and cover drills. Every town of any size had their fallout shelters with pre-placed dried food etc. The only time I worried about Nukes was when I was a kid, Cuban Missile Crisis. All the rest became old hat, just what one did.

    I think most people can adjust to anything as long as they have their routine. I am glad I was in the army when I was, the old work hard and play hard army. I probably would have been kicked out doing what we did back then today. Yeah, Thailand of 67-69 and 73-76 was probably just like Pattaya, only a heck of a lot cheaper. Laos was even cheaper.
    Pattaya - I had to chuckle at the price comparison.... I've often said I wish every American could spend a few months living over there, so they could learn how to be grateful for what they've got.

    Fulda Gap - yeah, that's where we expected it to begin...and we weren't enthusiastic about your chances there. But then, I strongly doubt that the Soviets could have launched an attack there without us knowing about it at least a month in advance.

    And yeah, I remember those duck-and-cover drills. I told my son about it - he thought it was silly. And I guess when it comes to a hundred kiloton-warhead or so going off nearby, duck-and-cover probably was pretty silly...but it didn't seem silly at the time.
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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    1. It's all too easy for someone to dismiss those from the other side as unexciting, just as I don't see anyone from the conservative side as 'exciting'. That said, you probably haven't heard Hillary speak in person, and I have. She's smarter and better than you think - I came away thoroughly impressed with how she quickly and readily answered tough questions with hard-and-fast replies and easily-verified statistics...and that's something I've never seen any other politician do. I strongly suspect that she had a heck of a lot more influence on her husband's presidency than people think....

    Those who are polarized against her will never consider her at all...but those who are on the fence, who do listen before making up their minds, are much more likely to vote for her than you might think.

    2. And when it comes to a different topic being brought up on a thread...that's *normal* for threads of any significant length. Over the twenty years I've been doing online discussions, it's been very rare for a thread of more than a few dozen posts to stay strictly on topic.
    We'll see in 2016. She's going to lose, no doubt in my mind, and it will because she can't get the people that voted for Pres Obama to come out and vote for her. They will stay home. That equals a win for the GOP.
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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Pattaya - I had to chuckle at the price comparison.... I've often said I wish every American could spend a few months living over there, so they could learn how to be grateful for what they've got.

    Fulda Gap - yeah, that's where we expected it to begin...and we weren't enthusiastic about your chances there. But then, I strongly doubt that the Soviets could have launched an attack there without us knowing about it at least a month in advance.

    And yeah, I remember those duck-and-cover drills. I told my son about it - he thought it was silly. And I guess when it comes to a hundred kiloton-warhead or so going off nearby, duck-and-cover probably was pretty silly...but it didn't seem silly at the time.
    Yep, everyone seems to take the duck and cover drills seriously. IKE was president then and I think they were just an exercise to have us doing something so we would think we were safe. Something like that anyway. You know the old idle hands routine.

    Oh we had some surprises for the Soviets and Warsaw Pack if they ever did. But I am sure they knew what we had and thus wasn't about to come that way. Only the public didn't know it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

    Its just a web poll, but it is funny to see the one democrats are hanging their hats on in 2016 to keep the White House, Hillary, is 4th in the voting. She really isn't a threat in 2016

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