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Clueless in America

  • Sep. 28th, 2008 at 8:54 AM
Hey everyone, I'm Melissa, an American living in India and working at Mint. I just arrived back in California to visit my parents (after 31 hours of transit). I'll be here for a month blogging from the netherworld of the prodigal daughter trying to make sense of her own country.

I missed the presidential debate (I was in the air!), and I didn't think I'd have a chance to hear how things went until arriving at my final destination. But on my 6am connection flight from Newark, even before the newspapers had hit the stands, the debate was all everyone on the flight talked about. It was exciting to watch total strangers politely disagree about more than just the armrest.

From what I've gathered, the economy and Iraq took up most of the debate's time, as to be expected. Obviously, those are pretty much the hot top two topics. Did they miss any key points or issues? If there are any undecided voters out there, did the debate sway you in any one direction? If not, what are you waiting to hear from the candidates


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redvodka wrote:
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Key points
tsykkvina, i understand the points you raised. Even though i do support environmental issues, but the fact of the matter is most ordinary citizens can only help so much, such as recycling and using sustainable or green products and reusing grocer bags rather than using plastic bags. Things is, somehow, we need to make it more convenient and less costly to help out. The private companies ain't going to do that cuz its not in their best interests. Therefore, only the government has the power to do that.
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