View Poll Results: Have you voted yet?
Ye, I have! 50 78.13%
No, not yet, but I will. 12 18.75%
No, and I don't intend to. 1 1.56%
Vote? For what?? 1 1.56%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

Have you voted yet?

We are waiting til my son gets home from school-it is his first time voting

Our precinct usually has a very high voter turnout,and this am,there was a line around the building a half hour before they opened the doors!
Yay-people are VOTING!

I see on CNN,there are already problems,though-in FLORIDA....
"what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?"



"If you judge people,you have no time to love them"
-Mother Theresa
We are waiting til my son gets home from school-it is his first time voting
Originally Posted by Mar
Mar, how exciting! My mom and dad used to take us kids to the polls with them when they voted for governor and for president (it was a small town so there was NO line so nobody was bothered by having kids around. Besides, if we had been disruptive we would've heard about it...and probably felt it on our backsides!).

Anyway. Those memories mean a lot to me - it's why I feel voting is SO important. Election night was also the only school night we got to stay up late.
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There is no school in Chicago on Election Day, so there is no worry of people harming school children. Also, this church also, has a school. Terrorism can happen anywhere, so terrorism as a threat is pretty lame. Also, schools are always crawlign with police, even in the suburbs. Most schools have an officer assigned to the school that is there all day.
Originally Posted by perfectlyfrizzycurls
Great for Chicago's kids. I'm not in Chicago and the kids ARE in school today.

I agree that terrorism can happen anywhere. I was thinking more along the lines of perverts rather than terrorists.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Great for you PH. The point is, my polling place is in a church, but there are 3 tax payer funded schools within 4 blocks of this church. Why are they using the Church?
[quote="Mar"]We are waiting til my son gets home from school-it is his first time voting

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How cool is that!!! I explained the importance of voting to Betsy while we were waiting in line but she seemed more impressed w/ her binky & the ladies working the polls than with my "women need to vote" speech.

Enjoy sharing in your son's first vote!
Slinky's rule for NC.com:

I suppose I can't judge you because you married a serviceman and it is wartime. Boo hoo. You must be loney sitting at home with nothing else to do but pick on people. Why don't you go masterbate again?
Yeah-our kids have ALWAYS gone with us to vote!
My oldest-the one voting today-has always been evry interested in politics and government.
He knew all the presidents,VP's AND most of their cabinet members when he was in first grade!
Used to read atlases for fun before kdg!
(yeah-he's a geek)
"what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?"



"If you judge people,you have no time to love them"
-Mother Theresa
I agree terrorism can happen anywhere at anytime. That's not really the point. The point is they (the terrorists) have made threats previously that they "might" do something to disrupt the election... which only happens on a specific day. Why vote in schools and put children in added danger when it's not necessary in case something were to actually happen? Also, great that the kids don't have school in Chicago. I didn't realize there were places that didn't have school on election day. As PH said, there is school in our communities.

I do agree with PH, voting in schools also opens up the possibility of just plain perverts having access to school children more easily.
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How does Genesis 2-7 refute the opinion that the Bible says abortion is wrong?
Originally Posted by Summer91
It's *totally* a matter of opinion.

However, I have only heard the Biblical argument as "the Bible says Thou Shalt not kill."

There are ways of interpreting, though, which make it interesting whether or not you'd even say a fetus is considered a life by the Bible.

And the LORD G-d formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Originally Posted by King James Version
then the LORD G-d formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Originally Posted by Revised Standard Version
And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.
Originally Posted by Darby version

To me that makes it sound as if the soul and life begin at first breath. Again, up to many different interpretations!


ETA: Personally, I don't look at abortion as a Biblical issue, but many others seem to. Pro-lifers, anyway.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
Yeah-our kids have ALWAYS gone with us to vote!
My oldest-the one voting today-has always been evry interested in politics and government.
He knew all the presidents,VP's AND most of their cabinet members when he was in first grade!
Used to read atlases for fun before kdg!
(yeah-he's a geek)
Originally Posted by Mar

lol, my friend and I were JUST having a conversation that when we were little, we would read encyclopedias and dictionaries for kicks and what little geeks we were. But we're happy geeks!

Going in a few minutes...
About police officers, I was curious about that - how many of you saw uniformed police officers at the voting polls?
Originally Posted by Summer91
We saw not a one.
None here either.
Slinky's rule for NC.com:

I suppose I can't judge you because you married a serviceman and it is wartime. Boo hoo. You must be loney sitting at home with nothing else to do but pick on people. Why don't you go masterbate again?
I didn't see any either. I don't think I've ever seen any.
There is no school in Chicago on Election Day, so there is no worry of people harming school children. Also, this church also, has a school. Terrorism can happen anywhere, so terrorism as a threat is pretty lame. Also, schools are always crawlign with police, even in the suburbs. Most schools have an officer assigned to the school that is there all day.
Originally Posted by perfectlyfrizzycurls
Great for Chicago's kids. I'm not in Chicago and the kids ARE in school today.

I agree that terrorism can happen anywhere. I was thinking more along the lines of perverts rather than terrorists.
Originally Posted by PartyHair
Great for you PH. The point is, my polling place is in a church, but there are 3 tax payer funded schools within 4 blocks of this church. Why are they using the Church?
Originally Posted by perfectlyfrizzycurls
PFC, are the schools being used at all? I have to vote at the fire house 4 1/2 blocks away while my kids school is a 1 1/2 blocks away. I don't fall in any of the 4 precients(sp) voting there. The fire house is being used by two precients and while driving around my neighboorhood I noticed the other two public schools and the two churches were also polling places. I don't know how this city decides their precient bounds but it's wacked.
Location: Chicago

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Geez. Do you ever read posts from people and think "YOU ARE A MORON!"? (Caps required) I've been reading posts on a blog from alumni from my school, and I seriously wonder how some of the people even graduated high school, much less get into college.


I'm *really* appreciating this discussion right now. You folks make some non nc.com idiots look like rat turds!

(Hopefully none of you will say "yes, when I read things you post!")
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

It's *totally* a matter of opinion.

However, I have only heard the Biblical argument as "the Bible says Thou Shalt not kill."

There are ways of interpreting, though, which make it interesting whether or not you'd even say a fetus is considered a life by the Bible.

King James Version wrote:
And the LORD G-d formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.


Revised Standard Version wrote:
then the LORD G-d formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.


Darby version wrote:
And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.



To me that makes it sound as if the soul and life begin at first breath. Again, up to many different interpretations!


ETA: Personally, I don't look at abortion as a Biblical issue, but many others seem to. Pro-lifers, anyway.
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NetG,

Interesting point. I hadn't thought of it that way before. To me it's different though because that was original man, all people born after that were obviously created a different way.

I do want to add though that there are scriptures that do back up the belief that God views pre-born babies as a life and they are important to him.
Sent in my absentee ballot two weeks ago!
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Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer. ~ Rumi
I voted today but I didn't even get my sticker. Large crowds agitate me so I basically wanted to get in an out. I'm kind of sad though because almost every restaurant is giving discounts tonight with the sticker! PS my fiance refuses to vote because "my vote doesn't count" and he's basically too lazy. It makes me soooo mad!
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NetG,

Interesting point. I hadn't thought of it that way before. To me it's different though because that was original man, all people born after that were obviously created a different way.

I do want to add though that there are scriptures that do back up the belief that God views pre-born babies as a life and they are important to him.
Originally Posted by Summer91
Yup, the situation now is definitely different from that.

What scriptures DO back up the pro-life argument? I always hear "they're in there" but never any actual references. (The Genesis 2-7 was sent to me by a pro-lifer I know.)

Personally, I think of myself as both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, in that I *hope* I'd only have an abortion if my life were in danger, and I hate abortion as birth control, dislike abortion as accident control (meaning birth control was used but failed), and refuse to judge others for feeling/behaving differently, and believe that the choice should be there, even if I think it should rarely be taken.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
I took my 8 year-old in with me to vote. She is so into this election. She begged me to let her be the one to push the buttons. Of course I let her. She is even watching all of the election coverage with me. I'm so proud that she has such an interest in the voting process.
I voted before work this morning. Even though I had to wait an hour and a half, I was voting. I was rather mad that my county didn't give us "I voted" stickers because that is the whole reason I went before work!

My precint was in the Masonic lodge, but in previous years it was in our middle school. When I was in middle school, people voted in the gym while we were in classes. I think they locked the doors to the main part of the building, but there never was the safety issue like we have today.

I noticed that people were voting in a church and the whole separation of church and state thing crossed my mind, but I guess if people really want to vote, they are going to vote whether it's in a church or any other private building.

I am glad that people are taking their children with them to vote. My parents never took me and never discussed who they voted for so I felt left out. I guess they wanted me to form my own opinion, even though now we completely disagree.
My hair is somewhere in the 2's or 3's, but I have yet to figure out specifically where.
On the subject of taking children to vote with you. Today while I was in line the man behind me was flipping out about kids being there. I mean, majorly wigging out. He kept repeatedly saying things like, "this is why Bush won the last time, because stupid people bring their kids and get distracted while voting".

Uh, what does he think they should do? Not everyone can afford childcare while they vote, not to mention some people want to teach their children about the election process.

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