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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1995 on: June 16, 2018, 12:09:40 PM »
This is such a good point. I live in Germany but vote in Spain and every time I send the letter with the vote I have the feeling I am sending it into outer space. There's no way to verify that your letter arrived and that someone put it in the ballot. We have been protesting for years, because the exterior vote is mostly left and the conservative government has been making it more and more complicated in order to discourage people from voting, or even worse, there was the suspect that the consulates were boycotting particularly lefty areas.

Conservatives always keep saying they have the people on their side, but they are always doing things
to suppress the vote. I guess their meaning of "people" is limited.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1996 on: June 16, 2018, 12:32:58 PM »
"People" meaning only those who think like them.

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« Reply #1997 on: June 16, 2018, 02:23:58 PM »
Congress and senate seats are up for grabs in the mid-terms, the dems will try to take over but with reps afraid of 45, they may retain control.

I had to look this up...

Major cities which are holding mayoral elections in 2018 include:

Newark, New Jersey: Incumbent mayor Ras J. Baraka was re-elected to a second term with 77.05% of the vote.

Phoenix, Arizona: Thelda Williams is the incumbent and acting mayor after Greg Stanton chose to resign on May 29, 2018, to seek election for the United States Congress.

San Francisco, California (special): London Breed was elected to succeed the deceased mayor Ed Lee.
Washington, D.C.: Incumbent Muriel Bowser (D) is running for reelection.

Nashville, Tennessee: Acting Mayor David Briley won election with 54.47%, avoiding a runoff.
Louisville, Kentucky


and there are some gubernatorial elections in some states, but not sure which ones...

We are having a gubernatorial election in New Mexico this year. I am hoping that a democrat will be elected after 8 years of a female republican. Susana Martinez supported Pumkinhead until he dissed her at the governors meeting after he was elected. Did she really think he would support her, being a woman and Hispanic?

The woman who just won the Democratic primary here is Michelle Lujan Grisham, (who is a 12th generation New Mexican) who is the representative of the 1st District in NM, which includes several counties, including Albuquerque. She is the hope of getting a Democrat in the Governor's office.

Debra Haaland won the Democratic primary for the 1st district in NM. She is a full blooded American Indian, and if she wins, would be the first American Indian to serve as a Representative in DC.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #1998 on: June 16, 2018, 02:47:48 PM »
That's fun, my second surname is Lujan, but with an x (like Mejico/Mexico)

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« Reply #1999 on: June 16, 2018, 03:08:16 PM »
That's fun, my second surname is Lujan, but with an x (like Mejico/Mexico)

Lujan is a very common name in New Mexico, kinda like Smith or Jones in the rest of the US.
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« Reply #2000 on: June 16, 2018, 03:13:00 PM »
That's strange, because it is not so common in Spain. Maybe all my great great grandparents emigrated to New Mexico.

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« Reply #2001 on: June 16, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
That's strange, because it is not so common in Spain. Maybe all my great great grandparents emigrated to New Mexico.

That might be a possibility!! ;)
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2002 on: June 17, 2018, 01:09:17 AM »
Not earth-shattering news but nice nevertheless: the first royal gay wedding. The Queen’s cousin Ivan Mountbatten will marry his longtime partner, with the affectionate participation of his ex-wife.

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/06/16/gay-royal-wedding-first-ever/
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2004 on: June 17, 2018, 12:15:11 PM »
Not earth-shattering news but nice nevertheless

In the dictionary defintion of "earth shattering" (that I just looked up) it fits!

adj.
very important, momentous, or traumatic.


First ever! So pretty earth-shattering to me!

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« Reply #2005 on: June 17, 2018, 01:35:03 PM »
Oh, is it English English? :) 

They sound a really nice family. And the wedding will be only about 20 miles from here. Haven’t had my invitation though!
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« Reply #2006 on: June 17, 2018, 01:41:39 PM »
Don't worry, it'll probably arrive tomorrow  :D

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2007 on: June 17, 2018, 01:45:44 PM »
You make me feel much better, Elena!
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2008 on: June 17, 2018, 04:50:41 PM »
                                                  ^^^

We were talking only the other night...about how much the "Royal Family" has changed over just the last 10 years...but there are still a lot of restrictions.
Wonder what the Royals will be like in another 10 years from now?
Wanting him to come back... before anyone notices
part of the world has not moved...since he left.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2009 on: June 17, 2018, 05:07:06 PM »
A quote from the former King Farouk of Egypt (1948):

"The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left – the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds."

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