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Alana33
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You've got to be kidding!
Y'all in stx need to be voting or stop complaining.
There is way too much going on that is absolutely wrong.
We are the only ones that can fix this.

If you don't know all the things that are wrong, then you haven't got a clue and have no right to expect anything different.

I'm disgusted and appalled.

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Posted : October 10, 2014 11:30 pm
janeinstx
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The problem is that the ignorant voters outnumber the informed voters. Being ignorant is a choice that way too many people on STX make.

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Posted : October 11, 2014 7:14 pm
OldTart
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The problem is that the ignorant voters outnumber the informed voters. Being ignorant is a choice that way too many people on STX make.

There are plenty of "informed voters" throughout the territory. The problem is, and has always been, that so many of them sit back and don't bother to even register to vote and the usual fall-back excuse is, "why should I bother - my vote won't make any difference". Then they go onto forums moaning about the state of affairs ...

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Posted : October 12, 2014 12:38 pm
janeinstx
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I didn't say there weren't plenty of informed people. I said there weren't enough informed voters.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 1:26 pm
OldTart
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I didn't say there weren't plenty of informed people. I said there weren't enough informed voters.

Which is what I addressed.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 1:49 pm
Alana33
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Unfortunately, we in stt have no say in who gets elected to serve us from stx just as you have no say in electing stt senators that are supposed to serve your interests. They are all supposed to serve our best interests.

It's hard to believe Brady kept the criminal on the ballots but then there is so much wrong in our islands and with our government, it's hard to know where to start.

Think I'll start by voting for soroya cofelt. As for the rest, it's a crapshoot. There really aren't many good choices out there and that in itself is depressing.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 1:59 pm
ms411
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Coffelt has less baggage than the other candidates, but she's very conservative. She flaunts her religion, is against same sex marriage, and is against legalizing marijuana. One of the reasons the VI economy hasn't grown is because of the conservative mindset. "Sin" sells so we should allow more of some "sins", imo.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 2:42 pm
Alana33
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As long as she's against corruption, she's got my vote. She is more on the ball than you'd have us believe. Those are small issues, imo, than most that threaten the vi at present. Some of the reasons the econmy hasn't grown has more to do with wasteful misspending, people not doing their jobs while collecting high salaries, a crumbling infrastructure, crime, high cost of living and doing business in the vi and business as usual concept that allows corruption to run rampant.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 3:10 pm
ms411
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All the candidates have always said they will tackle those issues, so I look for something else to make my decision. Her conservatism rules her out for me.

After hearing her at a forum, I admire Sullion (sp?). She has ideas and convictions, but she hasn't a chance.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Alana33
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The Rampant corruption has to be stopped. It's like a huge octopus that has it's many soiled tentacles in every single governmental department that's selling us out and profiting individually by doing so. That's what's killing us. There are epic problems with agencies such as dpnr, dlca, czm and the list goes on.
What we ideally need is federal intervention to completely clean house.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Novanut
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The Rampant corruption has to be stopped. It's like a huge octopus that has it's many soiled tentacles in every single governmental department that's selling us out and profiting individually by doing so. That's what's killing us. There are epic problems with agencies such as dpnr, dlca, czm and the list goes on.
What we ideally need is federal intervention to completely clean house.

You are correct, However, I won't hold my breath while waiting. :{

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Posted : October 12, 2014 7:38 pm
Alana33
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I never do but continue to speak out. Unless we all do, it shall continue and we shall be doomed.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 7:43 pm
divinggirl
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Coffelt is very conservative with her social views and I personally disagree with that. However, she is very serious about exposing corruption and stopping the fiscal bleeding. No one else is talking about reducing spending.
We are well on our way to legalizing MJ and there is a huge surge supporting same sex marriage. She can't change that and isn't talking about trying to change it.
I'd much rather vote for someone who will try to change corruption and fiscal issues than any of the other options which are status quo.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 8:22 pm
ms411
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All gubernatorial candidates are promising to fight corruption, because that's a hot button issue. She can say that because she hasn't held political office and can't be accused of corruption.

Scullion is also against corruption, but isn't as media savvy and has no local family history. I really admire her guts, though she isn't politically savvy enough to win, which is really the candidate we all hope for.:-)

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Posted : October 12, 2014 8:33 pm
Alana33
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My point exactly. Thanks divinggirl.
When Malone was elected president of legislature, he promised transparency. Ha! He got handed his hat in his bid for delegate.
Let's hope the hat handing keeps up and more get surprises and the realization that we are sick of "business as usual" and the insidious, blatant orruption.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 8:34 pm
ms411
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I think Malone lost because he was complacent, and Stacey was hungrier. I question where her money came from, because it seemed to have no limits.

No history of known political corruption isn't a guarantee of future political corruption. She ran as a democrat for political expediency, because she knew she couldn't win as a republican which is what she was before running for delegate.

But, since she may have relationships with both sides, she may be a very effective delegate.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 8:56 pm
Alana33
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A few people I spoke to during the deluge we had in stt on that election day said, "he'd gotten too big for his britches."

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Posted : October 12, 2014 9:02 pm
ms411
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Lol! VI voters don't mince words. Love the political participation in the VI. I may not agree with voters or candidates, but at least most people I talk to plan to vote.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 9:56 pm
MissJustice
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Alana, glad you are finally tired of the corruption. Right there with you. Gay marriage and recreational marijuana will become law nationally.So not a reason to vote for or against anyone locally.
Coffelt is anti-corruption.she is the real deal. Notice Fawkes and The government went to the Third Circuit court to make sure she doesn't get on the ballot. Not once, but twice. After a 3 judge panel unanimously said it was ridiculous, the government secretly went back to ask a 15 judge panel to reconsider. Denied! What is the "government" afraid of?

In Stx, Malone poured out money, but made no personal contact. He had 3 full time campaign vehicles that were painted with his picture. Wow.

I don't vote for parties. I vote for people. I voted twice for Bill Clinton. But voted twice against deJongh. I don't care what party banner Stacy wears. I only care about her personal platform. I wish we didn't have parties. I think it confuses people.

And Stx is dumb enough to reelect Chucky. But Stt had Alvin, Dowe, Hill, and White. preach one as corrupt as Chucky.

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Posted : October 12, 2014 11:56 pm
ms411
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I don't think we should have to wait for national, so it's a huge deal for me, especially since there are other candidates who oppose corruption. No way will I support any candidate who espouses any religion.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 12:46 am
MissJustice
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Espousing a religion is not a problem for me as long as they don't force it on me. And FYI, the three leading gubernatorial contenders espouse religion.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 1:01 am
ms411
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I have been to forums, and Diase was the only candidate who volunteered her religious beliefs at all the forums. No way will I support a religious, conservative candidate. Imo, religion stifles creative, open thinking which is one of the things that I don't like about living here - too religious and conservative.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 1:26 am
Alana33
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Don't understand your issues.
Do you wish to continue having the blatant corruption continue.
Personally, I am not against same sex marriage. I have gay friend's.
Not sure about legalization of mj due to the already abundant cronyism, nepotism not to mention the huge element of corruption that has already settled its long reaching and pervasive tentacles into our government.

Personally, a code of honor, ethics, behaviour, honesty, intelligence resonates more with me than anything else.

Say what you may but it is something we all desperately need.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 2:13 am
ms411
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No, I do not wish for corruption to continue. All of the candidates say they will fight it, so I am looking at what else they say they are going to do.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 8:13 am
divinggirl
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So far Diase is the only one who is doing something about corruption. She as asked the U.S. Department of Justice to release the files in the Williams case so we, the people, can see who else may be guilty of “operating and participating in a criminal enterprise whose members engaged in illegal activities, including bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud.” It seems the other candidates are only paying lip service.

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Posted : October 13, 2014 11:32 am
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