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OP: November 03, 2020, 04:43:57 PM
I am not sure if this is allowed, Mods, delete if I broke a rule

Not sure what everyone is doing for the election, but thought I would start a thread.   You dont have to discuss your views, just a thread for election coverage, if anyone is interested
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#1: November 03, 2020, 04:44:59 PM
As a Canadian, I have to say.....I definitely invest a lot of my time and energy into American politics. 

I dont think it needs to be said, but this is definitely an election to watch
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#2: November 03, 2020, 04:47:49 PM
I have been pretty closed to anything.
The debates were a joke from what I glimpsed.

I did some research.
I voted.
I’ll wake up tomorrow and see what lies ahead.
Nothing will change if I stay up and agonize over the results.
Letting go...

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#3: November 03, 2020, 05:00:34 PM
Sea, I think thats a level of detachment that a lot of us strive for.

Which makes me question, "Why am I so invested?"  I have my reasons as to why I am, but then your comment is a reminder that as an LBS, the most important piece is detachment.

If I am invested in an election that has no bearing on my life, do I truly know "detachment"?
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#4: November 03, 2020, 05:06:18 PM
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If I am invested in an election that has no bearing on my life, do I truly know "detachment"?

But the results will have a huge impact on Canada and on the world.

My Canadian friends and family are watching very carefully.

I spend my first 50 years in Canada and have been able to vote in the last 2 US elections.

The results are going to impact me greatly.
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#5: November 03, 2020, 05:20:48 PM
xyzcf,

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, what America does, does not impact me.   As a sister to a brother who is half black, these results have no bearing.


But what I see is, a nation who can or may endorse infringement of civil liberties that may or may not affect me, scares me.   Does this lead us down a path of our future?   Who is protected and who is not?

You have been to Canada, so you understand that what happens down south, may not fully impact what happens up North.   But if this rhetoric is deemed acceptable, what does that hold for every countries future?

I know Canada may be affected in other ways, but for me, I invest in the humanitarian aspect of this race.

I appreciate Canada is impacted in many other ways....but I guess Im sitting on some tunnel vision about how it affects us
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#6: November 03, 2020, 05:39:08 PM
I have my fingers crossed but things are really too early to predict.

A lot of southern states normally vote red, but there are so many other states that have not weighed in yet.
I think it may be a few days before we know anything for sure.

Thanks for starting this thread, LBS.   ;D
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#7: November 03, 2020, 06:01:43 PM
It should scare us ALL, LBS_Les.

“🎶He who forgets is destined to remember...🎶”

I was just remembering, a little over four years ago, in the early fall, I traveled to a bunch of Southern cities to see which one might feel the most like “home“ to me so I could choose where to start my new life. I remember flying back one night, I think it was from Savannah, or maybe Charleston, and the guy sitting (way too close) next to me on the plane talked my ear off the entire flight 🙄, and then I was in the Uber and the driver had his station tuned to the presidential debate and he talked my ear off🙄 (but clearly has no interest in listening to anything I might have to say). And they were both slimy , creeping misogynistic asshats but I thought they were anomalies and I still had a little hope for the future.

I went to bed four years ago completely thinking I would wake up to President Hillary Clinton. Now that we have seen four years of this utter madness, I can’t believe where things stand. No matter what happens, this race is just too close. The amount of people who care more about their own personal bank balance and 401(k) than the health, safety and wellbeing of their neighbors, and the amount of people who somehow think that the racism, misogyny, incitement of violence, denying of science, and general buffoonery is somehow acceptable makes me feel sad, scared and truly heartbroken.
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#8: November 03, 2020, 06:17:18 PM
I am Canadian

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But the results will have a huge impact on Canada and on the world.

My Canadian friends and family are watching very carefully.
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Yes and Yes ....we are watching closely, it is talked about everyday , we are "nervous"  as many that I talk with know precisely what we hope happens.  To us , the United States is in a state of utter chaos as a result of a lack of leadership, COVID that seemingly is being ignored and the loss of life is heartbreaking , riots and division .  It truly is very concerning and scary . I hope something far better happens for our friends in the states. 
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#9: November 03, 2020, 06:26:56 PM
It should scare us ALL, LBS_Les.

“🎶He who forgets is destined to remember...🎶”

I was just remembering, a little over four years ago, in the early fall, I traveled to a bunch of Southern cities to see which one might feel the most like “home“ to me so I could choose where to start my new life. I remember flying back one night, I think it was from Savannah, or maybe Charleston, and the guy sitting (way too close) next to me on the plane talked my ear off the entire flight 🙄, and then I was in the Uber and the driver had his station tuned to the presidential debate and he talked my ear off🙄 (but clearly has no interest in listening to anything I might have to say). And they were both slimy , creeping misogynistic asshats but I thought they were anomalies and I still had a little hope for the future.

I went to bed four years ago completely thinking I would wake up to President Hillary Clinton. Now that we have seen four years of this utter madness, I can’t believe where things stand. No matter what happens, this race is just too close. The amount of people who care more about their own personal bank balance and 401(k) than the health, safety and wellbeing of their neighbors, and the amount of people who somehow think that the racism, misogyny, incitement of violence, denying of science, and general buffoonery is somehow acceptable makes me feel sad, scared and truly heartbroken.

Nas, all of this!   I cannot believe its a close race when the rights of so many, are being infringed upon.

Party belief or not, human rights are rights, and people are clearly showing which side of the line, they stand on
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