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US Midterms 11:36 - Oct 22 with 1417 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

Has anyone else taken a surprising interest in what is going on over the pond?

I would not consider myself very politically minded and steer clear of most (if not all) politics based threads on here.. But I've become genuinely interested in what is going on in the US and the possible outcomes that could happen in the next few weeks.

This story in Vermont is quite interesting for those who have a passing interest: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45922719

A Republican who passed stricter gun controls last year and has called on greater mental health support (taking a gentle swipe at Trump in his speech when passing the bills).. He has been panned by Republican voters but is running to be re elected against an openly transgender Democratic candidate.
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US Midterms on 12:12 - Oct 22 with 1373 viewsJ2BLUE

I love it. Call me sad, I don't care, but I love the coverage of big election nights.

The night Trump won the presidency was incredibly interesting. I stayed up all night watching it.

Poll: Would you vote Labour to avoid a Boris led government?

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US Midterms on 12:22 - Oct 22 with 1356 viewsRob88

US Midterms on 12:12 - Oct 22 by J2BLUE

I love it. Call me sad, I don't care, but I love the coverage of big election nights.

The night Trump won the presidency was incredibly interesting. I stayed up all night watching it.


That's a bit sad.
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US Midterms on 12:24 - Oct 22 with 1347 viewsJ2BLUE

US Midterms on 12:22 - Oct 22 by Rob88

That's a bit sad.


Possibly, but it happens once every four years. How long does the average person spend watching reality tv trash in four years?

Poll: Would you vote Labour to avoid a Boris led government?

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US Midterms on 12:28 - Oct 22 with 1337 viewsRob88

US Midterms on 12:24 - Oct 22 by J2BLUE

Possibly, but it happens once every four years. How long does the average person spend watching reality tv trash in four years?


I jest, it is half-term.
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US Midterms on 12:29 - Oct 22 with 1326 viewsDarth_Koont

Wow! A politician who changes his mind when faced with evidence, and who takes a stand despite the career and party political risk ...

Incredible stuff.

On a wider note, yes, I find US politics interesting but it's a bewilderingly partisan and silly debate at times. The key is to learn from that and realise how our own system is possibly even more flawed if you take enough of a step back.
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US Midterms on 12:37 - Oct 22 with 1309 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

Has anyone else watched the BBC Documentary 'Killer in our Classroom'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06hym5p

Really powerful stuff which follows some of the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in Florida.. How that started the #Neveragain campaign and the way that Schools across the Country came together marched on capital hill

It is focused on a 17 year old British lad (lived in Florida for 8 years) and attends that school and was there the day of the shooting.
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US Midterms on 15:46 - Oct 22 with 1238 viewsNo9

Trump pulling out of the Russian nuke agreement will probably go down well with the US Alt right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/oct/21/ben-jennings-on-do
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US Midterms on 09:36 - Oct 23 with 1185 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

US Midterms on 15:46 - Oct 22 by No9

Trump pulling out of the Russian nuke agreement will probably go down well with the US Alt right

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/oct/21/ben-jennings-on-do


The change in Gender definitions could see Transgender definition removed completely.. Which is really quite Unbelievable when you think that that human rights and equal rights are being diminished in the US.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-

Also, the purging of voters in Georgia is an outrageous story and how that level of suppression is allowed to happen in a country like the US is beyond belief
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US Midterms on 11:41 - Oct 23 with 1137 viewsNo9

US Midterms on 09:36 - Oct 23 by King_of_Portman_Rd

The change in Gender definitions could see Transgender definition removed completely.. Which is really quite Unbelievable when you think that that human rights and equal rights are being diminished in the US.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-

Also, the purging of voters in Georgia is an outrageous story and how that level of suppression is allowed to happen in a country like the US is beyond belief


If Trump wins again & that looks more & more likely as things develop the USA could become a very unpleasant if not donwright dangerous place for many people.

My fear is more that the UK seems to be following suit
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US Midterms on 16:55 - Oct 26 with 1052 viewsKing_of_Portman_Rd

Unbelievable some of the ads that have been running (mainly by the Republicans)

Cannot believe that these had been allowed to be aired and there is no accountability for them either

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/25/midterm-attack-ads-five-most-big
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US Midterms on 17:19 - Oct 26 with 1027 viewsNo9

US Midterms on 16:55 - Oct 26 by King_of_Portman_Rd

Unbelievable some of the ads that have been running (mainly by the Republicans)

Cannot believe that these had been allowed to be aired and there is no accountability for them either

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/25/midterm-attack-ads-five-most-big


The other morning Jane Fonda was interviewed on TV, she said she was heading back to the US to get on the election campaign as she believes this is the most important election in her lifetime (she's 80).
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