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Ask the Presidential Candidates

Slashdot has a thread asking people for 5 questions to ask the candidates. Some of the questions are good, others are pointless.

We know who believes in evolution on the Republican side, (since that was already asked as a direct question) and who doesn't and it's a safe assumption all the Dems do as well. Not to mention the question only serves as an indication of how they might decide other issues, but not something that would likely directly effect policy.

If you could ask every candidate 5 questions what would they be?

I'm going to steal this one from /. and ask

Do you believe that there are more positives than negatives in using corn as a primary source to make ethanol? If so, explain. If not, what do you plan on doing about it? (Wish answer: No: tell those corn farmers to stick it)

Would you support or oppose the building of new nuclear power plants? Why or why not? (Wish answer: Support, contrary to popular assumption they are actually one of the cleaner and safer ways we have to generate significant amounts power. As promising as wind and solar are it's highly likely we will need 'traditional' power plants for the foreseeable future.)

Do you believe more needs to be done to protect children from video games, movies, and television not intended for them? (Wish answer: If anything we're starting to go too far. There's only so much the government can do to counter absentee parents. Video games, movies, and TV all have rating systems and I think that's all we can and should do about it. Anything else we add is just going to make it a pain for everyone else and not help absentee parents.)

Are their any specific websites you visit? Do you read blogs? Do you play any 'real' video games? (ie Solitare and Yahoo! Games isn't what we're looking for) (Wish answer: I don't know, it's just a "how in touch with 'the people' are they" type question.)

I have one left, but I don't have time to think of one right now.
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thumbnailCAW1I0O3.gifMatt - 3354 Posts
01/15/2008 @ 01:13:33 PM
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I've said it before, and he'll deny it, but I think Jeremy is really a conservative. emoticon
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
01/15/2008 @ 01:34:04 PM
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Well, like most people I float near the middle. I don't think you have to be a conservative to see corn ethanol is a waste, in every sense of the process or to recognize that "green" ways can offset traditional power, but it's an absolute pipe dream to think wind power could replace a power plant.

Even Al Gore considers Nuclear Power a great option.
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matt.jpgMatt - 3354 Posts
01/15/2008 @ 02:38:22 PM
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Going slightly off topic here for a moment:

Giuliani disses Green Bay Packers Fan
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flower .jpgPackOne - Take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand...spin it like a helicopter.
01/15/2008 @ 05:48:34 PM
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May Rudy find himself among a large government soon.
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newalex.jpgAlex - I don't need to get steady I know just how I feel
01/15/2008 @ 10:13:10 PM
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Why is he signing autographs anyway? Is that going to get him more votes?
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
01/15/2008 @ 10:15:59 PM
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What is this? Alex-gets-caught-up-on-nutcan hour?
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
01/15/2008 @ 10:32:54 PM
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Jeremy Wrote - 01/15/2008 @ 10:15:59 PM
What is this? Alex-gets-caught-up-on-nutcan hour?


I was in the UP skiing since Sunday. Although they did have internet in the chalet, I didn't take the lappy with.
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
08/25/2008 @ 12:48:15 PM
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Do any Presidential candidates know anything about posting youtube videos using the flash feature in forum post on a phpBB3 style forum?
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