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Lebell
4th September 12, 10:55 AM
We have elections on the 12th.
As a firm believer in Democracy I see it as my right and duty to vote, and I actually made quite the effort to read partyprograms, but it's godawfull shitty..


I can chose between:

Liberals (go capitalism!!! whoooo!)

Deep red Socialist party ( go stalin!!! whooo!)

Freedom party/Wilders ( go, foreigners!!! boooo!)

Social democrats party ( go socialism!!! whoooo!)

Predictions are that the Socialist party and the Liberal party are going to be the two biggest ones, which will be a loltastic event.
In any such case I predict a formation debacle that could potentially make the Belgian problems look like amateurism.

Also the pro and contra EU plays a huge part.
People like Wilders try to get in votes by saying they'll leave the EU *cough* which makes us as en economy lose about 350 billion euros and cripples us for almost two generations to come economically *cough*

The red socialists promises better welfare and cuts in the military and education, and somehow think good things will come of this.
At least with them we end up truely equal: we are all as poor and stupid as the guy next to us.
But thats communism for you.

Problem is that for a shitload of people communism is only acceptable over their dead bodies.
I'm one of em and I'll gladly put my words into actions in any such case.

The liberas have the most sane reform plans: stick with the EU trajectory and ride it out, no matter the outcome, in the event of a break make deals with belgium and germany for a shared commonwealth system with a shared currency.
no cuts in essential sectors such as education.
and cut into tertiairy healthcare such as middlemanagement, horseriding for depressed elderly and other such nonsense, you want it?
fine, but not with taxmoney.


Then there's also the comedy option which are the Islamic party and the Christian parties, there's even an Animals rights party (bit one issue party) and a fucking UFO-party. (I didnt even bother reading their program, tbh.)

Feryk
4th September 12, 11:50 AM
Sounds like you are leaning more Liberal than anything else. I know you are not a devout capitalist, but they sound the most sane of your options.

Lollius Urbicus
4th September 12, 12:52 PM
You think the rest of Europe will stop buying clogs and tulips just because you're not in the EU?

Spade: The Real Snake
4th September 12, 01:44 PM
The only thing more inconsequential than the Dutch elections are a junior high student council vote

Syntactical Disruptorize
4th September 12, 02:12 PM
Hey, that junior high election was important to people who got beaten by Tommy Ledbetter just because he was bigger and stronger and people liked him!

I hate Tommy Ledbetter! *sniffle*

Feryk
4th September 12, 02:13 PM
Then you know what to do, Cy.

You go to work when the system fails. You are like an internet based A-Team.

Syntactical Disruptorize
4th September 12, 02:14 PM
Tommy is gone now. Tommy is gone, in the fire.

All souls were taken then.

All souls did burn.

Feryk
4th September 12, 02:20 PM
I said A-Team, not Carrie.

Syntactical Disruptorize
4th September 12, 02:21 PM
I said A-Team, not Carrie.So I was supposed to do it with a death machine cobbled together in the last 10 minutes of the show?

Feryk
4th September 12, 02:28 PM
Yes. An internet version of same would have sufficed.

I pictured you building a spider that would hunt down all of his private details on the web, then exposing him via randomized email spammer to all of his fellow students, etc. Also a hack into the school records and change all his grades to F-.

Syntactical Disruptorize
4th September 12, 02:33 PM
Yes. An internet version of same would have sufficed.

I pictured you building a spider that would hunt down all of his private details on the web, then exposing him via randomized email spammer to all of his fellow students, etc. Also a hack into the school records and change all his grades to F-.I'll have to try that with the next one.

There is always a next one.

Lollius Urbicus
4th September 12, 02:57 PM
In some hypothetical scenario that the anti-EU party won the Dutch elections and then didn't succumb to Hannan's First Law (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100096857/its-precisely-because-we-need-domestic-reform-that-we-must-leave-the-eu/) Holland leaving the EU would be a pretty serious state of affairs.

I suspect the break up of the Eurozone and implosion of the Med + France block would have some impact on Americans.

KO'd N DOA
4th September 12, 03:15 PM
Why you didn't post this template on how to vote yesterday - it would have saved me some time.

Wilders. Sound like Zombies...vote them in.

Adouglasmhor
4th September 12, 03:21 PM
You have bigger problems in your country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19461177

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/756787/thumbs/o-REDHEAD-DAY-570.jpg?4

Lebell
5th September 12, 04:07 AM
The only thing more inconsequential than the Dutch elections are a junior high student council vote

Yeah we only own 40% of manhattan...
Who cares.