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What kind of sorcery is this?????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=350&v=CvzMqIQLiXE

A 69-year-old man says he identifies as a 49-year-old and wants his age legally changed so he can me

A 69-year-old entrepreneur in the Netherlands wants to legally change his age to 49 so he can go back to work and meet more women on Tinder, according to his lawsuit.

Emile Ratelband filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government in an attempt to change the birth date on his passport from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969, the Dutch publication De Telegraaf reported.

The self-proclaimed positivity guru argued that he feels 20 years younger, and compared the age difference to being transgender, despite the concepts being completely different.

"You can change your name. You can change your gender. Why not your age? Nowhere are you so discriminated against as with your age," he told De Telegraaf.

More at: https://www.thisisinsider.com/dutch-man-emile-ratelband-wants-to-legally-change-his-age-to-49-2018-11?utm_content=buffer801ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR2hHUpQ5KymhiISbnwJI-rvkVsE3SlRf7OI19bRLx14k2xT9m0KXAePMw4


We live in stupid times.

Did the election turn out better or worse than you thought/hoped??

Just curious.

Chris Watts reaches plea deal to avoid death penalty in deaths of pregnant wife, 2 daughters

GREELEY, Colo. – Chris Watts pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters in Frederick, Colo. in August in a deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty.

Watts, 33, appeared in court Tuesday for a status hearing two weeks before he was set to appear at a Nov. 19 status conference in the case.

He pleaded guilty Tuesday to all nine counts he was originally charged with in August: three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of first-degree murder – victim under 12/position of trust, one count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.

READ: Chris Watts case: Everything we know so far

In court Tuesday, Watts was wearing a bulletproof vest and wept between pleas. Shanann's family was sitting in the front row of the courtroom as Watts pleaded guilty.

Police arrested Watts late on the night of Aug. 15 in the alleged killings of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their young daughters Celeste and Bella. After Watts initially denied that he killed them, police documents said that he admitted to doing so.

Prosecutors said they believed Watts killed the three inside the family’s home in Frederick. The affidavit released in August confirmed details Denver7 had previously reported, citing high-ranking sources, that Shanann’s body was buried in a shallow grave at the site and that the bodies of Celeste and Bella were put inside of oil and gas tanks.

According to an arrest affidavit, Chris was having an affair. He also claimed that he was trying to separate from Shanann the morning of the alleged murders and that she tried to strangle their daughters when he told her of his intentions.

Watts originally faced the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. The death penalty was taken off the table as part of the deal. The Weld County District Attorney's Office said the deal was made with the agreement of Shanann's family.

Watts is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, Nov. 19.

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/chris-watts-case/chris-watts-reaches-plea-deal-to-avoid-death-penalty-in-deaths-of-pregnant-wife-2-daughters

I hope they put this POS in general population.

Younger twin is officially older...




Cute.

Andrew Gillum could halt the nation's largest school choice program



Democrat Andrew Gillum could slash or even end to the state’s popular school voucher and charter school programs if he wins Florida's gubernatorial election.

Gillum in recent statements has dodged specifics about how he plans to handle the two programs if elected, but has been clear that he opposes both, and wants them to end.

If he prevails on Nov. 6, Gillum would become Florida’s first Democratic governor in two decades. He is poised to put the brakes on a largely flourishing school choice program, the largest in the nation, that has been backed by a succession of GOP governors.
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Florida’s voucher and charter school programs combined educate more than 420,000 children, or 15 percent of the state’s public school students.

Many who use the program are low-income and minority students.

The programs have proven successful but are not without critics.

A recent Integrity Florida investigation concluded the state’s charter school system needs more oversight and has suffered from a lot of the same problems as public schools, including mixed academic success, a lack of innovation, and mismanagement.

But proponents say charters and the voucher program provide a badly needed alternative for parents to escape under-performing public schools or to find a program that better fits the educational needs of their children.

“I think the Gillum team really doesn’t understand charter schools,” Lynn Norman-Teck, executive director of the Florida Charter School Alliance, which promotes charter schools, told the Washington Examiner. “And I don’t think they understand there are close to 300,000 charter school students in the state, 65 percent of which are minority kids.”

Gillum’s said this week during two televised debates that he does not support diverting taxpayer funding to programs that only support 10 percent of Florida’s students.

Charter schools are publicly funded but operate largely untethered from the public school system. They are opposed by teachers unions, who back Gillum.

Gillum’s campaign page provides few specifics about his plans for the program.

“Andrew’s strongly opposed to unaccountable, for-profit charter schools who want to use public dollars to enrich their executives,” Gillum’s campaign platform states, making reference to about half the state’s 652 charter schools that are run by for-profit companies.

Gillum also called for bringing the state’s popular school voucher program “to a conclusion.” Gillum’s office appeared to walk back that statement, saying the Democratic nominee, who is the mayor of Tallahassee, wants more scrutiny of the program and to “stop the flow of taxpayer dollars away from public schools,” the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The vouchers, which are also called tax-credit scholarships, receive about $1 billion in taxpayer funding annually. They provide money for public school students to attend private and religious schools.

Gillum said he opposes pouring state funding “into private and religious education that benefits some students, but not all.” His campaign on Wednesday did not respond to an inquiry about his specific plans for either the charter or voucher program.

Gillum this week denied plans to end funding for the programs.

“I’m not proposing any change to the current status quo,” Gillum said, when asked if he plans to cut funding for charter schools. “What we are saying is that we're going to put money into our public system where over 90 percent of our kids are still being educated.”

Gillum’s vague and shifting statements about his plans for the programs have left school choice advocates nervous as his lead solidifies in the polls against his GOP opponent, Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis supports expanding school vouchers and charters in Florida. He trails Gillum by about 5 points.

“If Gillum wins, he is going to damage kids’ opportunities, pure and simple,” Center for Education reform Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Allen told the Washington Examiner.

It would be difficult for Gillum to simply end the charter school program, which was first encoded into Florida law in 1996 and would require new legislation to abolish it.

But he could undermine it, perhaps by fighting to block funding for charter school capital spending, which is not part of the 1996 law and comes directly from the state to help charters maintain buildings.

“If they cut facilities funding, it could be a way to destroy charters because they would have to tap into other sources to pay for the facilities,” Norman-Teck said.

The state spent $145 million on charter school building maintenance in the 2018-2019 budget, a move Gillum opposes.

School choice advocates fear if Gillum is elected governor, he will call for hearings, investigations, and ultimately legislation to undercut the programs.

“A governor carries a huge imprimatur,” Allen told the Washington Examiner. “And talking negatively about charter schools and other school choice opportunities creates a chilling effect on growth. It discourages parents, it makes teachers not want to participate. It’s basically like starting a whisper campaign.”

Allen said if Gillum moves to undermine or end the programs he will face a backlash from parents who have grown increasingly enamored with school choice in Florida.

Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program, which makes up the bulk of the voucher program, grew from 21,400 students to 107,095 students in the past decade.

“There would be an uprising,” Allen said.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/andrew-gillum-could-halt-the-nations-largest-school-choice-program?fbclid=IwAR15PSTztQjiWdpdbNoLfpy87gd1pLOLndzu1srWt1aTHsNA136es3fS2UE

I thought the dims were all about choice.

MAXINE WATERS: Committee chairmanship will be time for paybacks

If Democrats take over the House in the midterm elections, Maxine Waters has some scores to settle.

The California congresswoman told a group of constituents what’s in store for her enemies, should she gain the chairmanship of the Financial Services Committee.

“We have an election November 6th,” Waters said. “This is big. This may be the most important one that you’ve ever had to experience.

“This is the midterm election and often times people only vote in the presidential election because they don’t think this is important enough. But this is absolutely important,” she lectured.

“First of all, if we take back the House, most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be chairs of the committees of the Congress of the United States of America,” Waters said, waving her fingers as the audience applauded.

“I will be the first African-American, the first woman to chair the powerful Financial Services Committee.

“That’s all of Wall Street. That’s all the insurance companies, that’s all the banks. And so, of course, the CEOs of the banks now are saying, ‘What can we do to stop Maxine Waters because if she gets in she’s going to give us a bad time?'” she said.

“I have not forgotten you foreclosed on our houses,” she warned.

“I have not forgotten that you undermined our communities,” she continued with the tone of a preacher.

“I have not forgotten that you sold us those exotic products, had us sign on the dotted line for junk,” she yelled, “and for mess that we could not afford.”

“I have people who are homeless who have never gotten back into a home. What am I going to do to you?

“What I am going to do to you is fair. I’m going to do to you what you did to us,” she vowed.

Governance by retribution. What could go wrong?

Maxine’s mob loved it, bursting into cheers.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/maxine-waters-committee-chairmanship-will-be-time-for-paybacks/

Lawd help us.

United Nations Warns Trump: Migrant Caravan Must Be Allowed Into US

United Nations Refugee Agency has warned President Trump that he must allow the thousands of caravan migrants, currently marching toward the US Southern Border, free access into the United States.

The UN has stated that the migrants are "fleeing persecution and violence" in their home countries and demands that the president stands down and allows them to flood into America. Up to 14,000 migrants from Central American countries are pushing north through Mexico toward US soil and are expected to reach their destination in the next few weeks, with some expected to begin arriving as early as next week, just before the midterm elections.

In anticipation of their arrival, Trump has deployed over 5,000 troops to defend the border, from what the US Government is considering as an "invasion."

More at: https://neonnettle.com/news/5503-united-nations-warns-trump-migrant-caravan-must-be-allowed-into-us

Patriots to UN - FO.

Do You Agree? Exorcist Ranked Greatest Horror Movie Of All-Time

NEW YORK — Happy Halloween! With Michael Myers returning to the big screen just in time for his favorite holiday this year, it’s as good a time as ever to poll Americans on their most beloved horror movies of all-time. A new survey finds that despite the many heart-pounding fright flicks that have spooked moviegoers in recent years, you’ll have to turn back the clock for the scariest films ever.

The survey of 2,000 American adults, commissioned by video streaming service Vudu, had few surprises. Americans agreed that the most horrifying film ever created was The Exorcist, followed by the first iterations of Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Rounding out the top five, perhaps unexpectedly for some, was the 2013 haunted house nightmare The Conjuring — the only horror film made in the past 30 years to make the top five.

Meanwhile, when it came to the most popular horror villain, it was no surprise either that the man who sets out to haunt nightmares, Freddy Krueger, of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, took the top spot. Michael Myers from Halloween came in second, followed by Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th), Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

For many, shedding the fear they felt the first time they watched these flicks has been a tall task, even after so many years. The survey found that three in 10 respondents are still afraid of the scary movies and characters that frightened them in their childhood. Just getting through an entire horror film is a challenge: 36 percent admit they simply cannot stomach a scary movie in its entirety. In fact, it takes just 13 minutes into the movie on average before people start feeling nervous.

Here’s a look at the final tally for the scariest movies and the top villains as ranked by participants:

TOP 10 SCARY MOVIES

Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Michael Meyers (Halloween)
Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Pennywise the Clown (IT)
Chucky (Chucky)
Regan MacNeil (The Exorcist)
Norman Bates (Psycho)
The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)

TOP 20 BEST HORROR MOVIES

The Exorcist
Halloween
Friday the 13th
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Conjuring
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Amityville Horror
Saw
The Shining
Poltergeist
Psycho
It
Paranormal Activity
Carrie
The Purge
The Omen
Night of the Living Dead
Insidious
Cabin in the Woods
Scream

https://www.studyfinds.org/exorcist-tops-list-best-horror-films-all-time/

I'd have to add "The Sixth Sense" to that list. That scared the bejesus out of me!

12 Young People on Why They Probably Wont Vote

More than half of American adults plan to cast ballots in November, but only a third of people ages 18 to 29 say they will. Here, 12 young adults on why they probably won’t vote. (See also: Many reasons why you really, really should.)
Samantha | Age 22 | Old Bridge, New Jersey | Last Voted: 2016

2016 was such a disillusioning experience. Going into the election, I was so proud to be in this country at this moment, so proud to be voting for Hillary Clinton. I had my Clinton sweatshirt on all day. I was on Twitter telling people that if they didn’t vote they were dead to me — like the whole thing. Watching the results come in, it was just disheartening. My faith in the whole system was crushed pretty quickly. That was the first general election I could vote in, too.

Those actual full-progressive candidates make me optimistic. But there’s still a lot of powerful people, especially in the Democratic Party, that are centrists, and that’s just a little frustrating when it comes time to stand up to this president and the policies he’s trying to pass. Like the Kavanaugh thing — I get that they’re the minority and that was an uphill battle, but I just feel like there wasn’t a big enough fight put up to that, and I think there continues to not be a big enough fight.

Full disclosure: I have a ballot sitting at home. In 2016, I voted absentee and I just marked off “Send me a mail-in ballot for every election.” I don’t really get that argument that it’s really hard. Like, it’s not that hard.

I think there’s a way to be an informed nonvoter. I’d rather have an informed nonvoter than an uninformed voter going in and making a choice they don’t understand. You’re voting for a politician going into office, and I’m seeing less change there than I am through grassroots organizing. Since Trump’s been elected, those grassroots groups have really been doing great, great work. So I guess it’s that: where you’re seeing the impact.
Reese | Age 23 | Hudson, Ohio | Has Never Voted

In my senior year in high school, I was probably borderline socialist. Though I don’t really think I understood what a socialist was. I was blatantly liberal and didn’t bother to check myself. My friend gave me The Prince, by Machiavelli. I read that, and it provided a certain nuance that I didn’t have. From there, I read more, and I realized that a lot of things I’d thought before were wrong. I got into Hellenism. I read Cicero, Livy. Later on, I got into Voltaire. Then, in college, my field is American politics and political science. I prefer constitutional law and Alexander Hamilton.
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There are things that I’m aware of where I’m certain I’m right. But for most things, although I feel strongly, it’s very probable that there’s some aspect of this that I don’t understand. Somebody provides a new avenue of thought, and it changes the way I think about something. I never felt certain enough to vote. But I’m a political-science student, and the talk of voting is really big in my circle of friends. In 2016, I almost did. Of course, I’m not a big fan of Trump, but I didn’t know if Trump was going to be a flash in the pan or — I just didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to help something that might end up being wrong.
Tim | Age 27 | Austin, Texas | Has Never Voted

I tried to register for the 2016 election, but it was beyond the deadline by the time I tried to do it. I hate mailing stuff; it gives me anxiety. I don’t remember seeing voter-registration drives, no. I’ve seen a lot more the past two years. I’m sure there must have been stuff. I just don’t remember it.

I guess I still thought, Okay, my vote is largely symbolic in this election because I’m in Texas. Even if Texas went blue, I’m pretty sure my vote wouldn’t matter anyway. Austin is very liberal, but it’s very gerrymandered.
The House district I’m in goes GOP every election, which is ridiculous. I was particularly interested in voting in 2016 because Donald Trump is so stupid. It drove me up a wall — he knew way less about the government than I do.

I have ADHD, and it makes it hard for me to do certain tasks where the payoff is far off in the future or abstract. I don’t find it intrinsically motivational. The amount of work logically isn’t that much: Fill out a form, mail it, go to a specific place on a specific day. But those kind of tasks can be hard for me to do if I’m not enthusiastic about it. That’s kind of a problem with social attitudes around, you know, “It’s your civic duty to vote.” I once told a co-worker I didn’t vote, and she said, “That’s really irresponsible,” in this judgmental voice. You can’t build a policy around calling people irresponsible. You need to make people enthusiastic and engaged.

After 2016, a couple friends became a lot more politically active, and they helped me register and mail the form. So I actually am registered now. I’m leaning toward probably voting in the midterms. It feels like the reason to vote is symbolic. The motivation isn’t about the actual value my vote has; it’s more like a theoretical signaling value. If that’s the case, I would rather signal that Democrats should have more progressive candidates, rather than assuming that everyone on the left will automatically vote for the candidates they run. In the end, whether I vote probably depends on how close the candidates are.
Megan | Age 29 | San Francisco, California | Last Voted: 2014

I rent and move around quite a bit, and when I try to get absentee ballots, they need me to print out a form and mail it to them no more than 30 days before the election but also no less than seven days before the election. Typically, I check way before that time, then forget to check again, or just
say “Fuck it” because I don’t own a printer or stamps anyway. It’s incredibly difficult for hourly workers or young people who are in rotational programs or travel frequently for their careers to vote. I wish every state’s rules were the same so there was not so much confusion and it was easy to find straightforward information on how exactly to get absentee ballots.
Drew | Age 21 | Berkeley, California | Last Voted: 2016

I feel like the Democratic Party doesn’t really stand for the things I believe in anymore. Why should I vote for a party that doesn’t really do anything for me as a voter? Millennials don’t vote because a lot of politicians are appealing to older voters. We deserve politicians that are willing to do stuff for our future instead of catering to people who will not be here for our future. I’m a poli-sci major, so talking about politics is a daily thing for me. Half of the people I talk to seem very into voting. The other half are people who, like me, don’t really feel represented. The only thing they choose to vote in is local elections.
Laura | Age 21 | Orlando, Florida | Has Never Voted

In high school, I didn’t even know our vice-president’s name was Joe Biden. All my high-school classmates were Republicans. They were very vocal about it, especially during the whole Romney-and-Obama election. I realized I didn’t believe everything they were saying. Then I Googled “Republican versus Democrat,” and I like kinda both, kinda not. That’s why I’m an Independent. It wasn’t till the Trump-versus-Hillary election that I realized how important it is to vote. Maybe it had to do with, like, society and all. Everyone I was following was like, “Go out to vote.” I was in college in Massachusetts. I decided that I wasn’t gonna go through that long process for an out-of-state student to register to vote. I had a hectic schedule. I just didn’t have the time and energy. Also I didn’t know how my parents would feel about that whole thing, ’cause my brother does not vote either. So it wasn’t asked if they could help us out with the registration and mailing all the forms to us. My mom is a Republican, my dad is a Democrat, and I did not learn that until the 2016 election, after begging them to tell me at least what their party was.

I realized that I should’ve voted afterward. Ever since that election,
I started turning on not just CNN but also Fox News on the iPhone news app. I plan to vote in 2020. I have a goal set to know more about politics by that time.
Aaron | Age 25 | Atlanta, Georgia | Last Voted: 2016

I volunteered for Bernie Sanders. I went to many rallies, I was at the first presidential debate in Las Vegas. But when he folded, then immediately went and defended Hillary, a person who he’s been campaigning against for 18 months, that just really killed it for me. I just have no respect for that. It’s the same thing on the other side. Look at Ted Cruz, who’s spent his last two years being made fun of by Donald Trump, and then we see Trump saying Cruz is the right guy in Texas to go against Beto O’Rourke. It’s just so much political theater, and it really just turned me off entirely.

I wasn’t planning to vote in 2016. I was with my mom, we were at Albertsons grocery store around the corner from my house, and they were in there voting. My mom voted, and it took her literally ten seconds. She said, “You should do it,” and I said, “I don’t know, I don’t really think I want to.” And she was like, “Aaron, it just took a minute.” So I said, “Okay, fine.” I just voted for Hillary. I felt bad about it for two years.

I look at it this way: That report just came out the other day about global warming, talking about how we have 12 years, until 2030, for this radical change unlike the world has ever seen. And The Hill newspaper just put out that article about how the DNC does not plan on making climate change a big part of their platform, even still. I just do not understand why I would vote for a party that doesn’t care about me in any way. They can say, “Sure, we’ll lower student interest rates.” Well, I don’t give a shit about student interest rates if I’m not going to live past 13 more years on this planet. Everyone on Twitter can be like, “Oh, we need the Democratic Senate to pack the courts.” But have they watched the Democratic Party at any time during my lifetime? They have not done anything. Like, they don’t stand for anything. And I just don’t see the point anymore.

There are people that are exciting. Bernie was exciting, Cynthia was exciting, and Alexandria is exciting. So would I vote in the future? I don’t know. If somebody came along that was exciting like that? Yeah. Probably.
Anna | Age 21 | New York, New York | Has Never Voted

I’m trying to register in my hometown of Austin, Texas. It’s such a tedious process to even get registered in Texas, let alone vote as an absentee. There’s no notification service about the status of my voter registration. There’s a small, outdated website where you can enter your information and check. When I was at the post office to register, this poor girl, clearly also a college student like me, didn’t know what “postmarked” meant and had no idea how to send an important document by mail. Most people my age have zero need to go to the post office and may have never stepped into one before. Honestly, if someone had the forms printed for me and was willing to deal with the post office, I’d be much more inclined to vote.
Thomas | Age 28 | New York, New York | Last Voted: September 2018, New York Democratic Primary

I vote when I feel like I have to. But I mostly consider it something that sucks a lot of people’s time and energy away from actually building power with the people around them.

New York especially has a pretty vibrant tenant-organizing scene. You see organizing around community gardens, around people protesting new development going in, people working against rezoning. Regardless of the outcome of those things, I think people leave with a sense of empowerment. You might have failed this fight, but now you know your neighbor. Now you have a whole network you can call up the next time this happens. But if you lose an election, or the candidate you’re pushing loses, then what do you have after that? You have this kind of despair for the next two or four or whatever years.

If we get to a blue wave in the midterms and then things just continue on, people will feel deflated and check out. Which is why I think you’ve got to have something besides just strategic voting, or people resigning themselves to a candidate they don’t love but who is at least a Democrat.

In 2008, I was extremely enthusiastic to vote for Barack Obama. But over the years, I started to understand the electoral system as exactly how I’ve characterized it. For a while, I thought it was an immoral act to vote. It means that we’re giving our approval to a system that I totally do not want to validate. Over the years, I’ve started to think maybe we don’t have to frame this so much as an individual act with these moral consequences and that I need to stop being so dramatic about it. So, for instance, I voted for Cynthia Nixon in the primary recently. I teach at CUNY. Insofar as she was in a position where she could have been elected and made a difference in this, yes, I’ll take the five minutes out of my day to go vote. But it’s not something that we should, as a society, be making the horizon of our political organizing.

My polling place is at the end of my block. It takes no time at all; it’s an extremely easy process. But I think that’s also what makes it seem sort of alienating and anticlimactic. You go in and you’re like, “This is the climax of democracy,” like, the sticker on my chest is the climax of democracy.
Jocelyn | Age 27 | Arlington, Massachusetts | Last Voted: 2016

It was easier to get my medical-marijuana card — not a right, or even federally legal — than it was to register to vote. Massachusetts had online registration but only if you have a DMV-issued ID. I don’t drive, so I was like, okay, I can register in person, but I’m also dealing with a chronic illness. Every day is a guessing game: Am I going to feel up to doing anything today? I put it off. The week before the deadline, I ended up being really sick and I wasn’t able to leave home. You can send in your registration by mail, but I didn’t have stamps. I kept thinking that I shouldn’t have to jump through this many hoops to register. Back in July, I’d gotten a medical-marijuana card to treat my chronic illness. The entire thing is done online — it’s the same requirements as registering to vote.
Maria | Age 26 | Conway, Arkansas | Last Voted: 2012

Growing up, going to Catholic school, everything we learned had a skew on it. Whenever we were taught about voting or political issues, it was not about learning the issues and matching what you feel personally, it was, “This is what the Catholic Church teaches, and this is how you should vote or you’re wrong.” I think that shaped me to hate politics and not want to be involved.

The idea of leaving work, forwarding all of my calls to my phone, to go stand in line for four hours, to probably get called back to work before I even get halfway through the line, sounds terrible. I would have to tell work, “Hey, I’m not coming in until noon today,” and in the end, if it’s not something I’m extremely passionate about, do I want to spend four hours of vacation doing something I don’t quite want to do?

There are issues I care about: immigration, access to health care. Women’s reproductive rights is a big one — because I could never imagine taking away anyone else’s choice.
Nathan | Age 28 | San Diego, California | Last Voted: 2016

You’re not prepared for all the candidates. You’re sent things in the mail, but as a 28-year-old, I read everything online. I love that literally everyone is promoting actually registering to vote, but it’s never how to vote or the steps to voting or what you do next after you’ve registered to vote. After that, it kind of just drops off and you’re left in the dark, like, I don’t know what to do next, you know?

My parents are of the generation where they actually watch the news, and they know about candidates via the news. Where my generation, the millennial generation, is getting all their news from social media like Twitter or Instagram or Facebook, and that is not always the best. Reading things through social media is snippets, and it’s not the whole details on everything, you know?

It’s a wild theory, but setting voting up so that it’s all on social media, putting all that information in just an Instagram Story, in a Snapchat filter or whatever — bulleted-out, easy-to-read, digestible content — would encourage me to vote. Just maybe it’s a social-media page or an Instagram page where it gives daily facts about how to do things or DIYs on how to vote for yourself, something like that. Just to make it easily digestible to a younger audience that’s on social media, ’cause that’s how they digest their information.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/12-young-people-on-why-they-probably-wont-vote.html?utm_source=tw&utm_campaign=nym&utm_medium=s1

How would one even go about getting a stamp??? The world's a confusing place.
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