Vote.Com on .50 Caliber Ban


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FPrice
June 21, 2005, 07:23 AM
Every one should try to hit this:

"Dear Vote.com Voter,

Log on to http://www.vote.com and vote on whether the Senate should pass an amendment banning the export of .50 caliber rifles to civilians.

We'll send your vote to Congress and the National Rifle Association..

To access the vote, please click on the link below.

http://www.Vote.com

(If the link is not active, please copy and paste it into the "Address" field of your web browser)

Please forward this vote to your friends and family to make their vote count too!

Sincerely,

Your friends at Vote.com
http://www.vote.com

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foghornl
June 21, 2005, 09:11 AM
Already hit the poll. Running about 75% against said ban. ;)

bpisler
June 21, 2005, 09:45 AM
Done!

Fastlane
June 21, 2005, 09:47 AM
Done +1

pwolfman
June 21, 2005, 09:50 AM
Is there a "hell no" button?

Pwolfman

mzmtg
June 21, 2005, 09:56 AM
Done, and done.

shermacman
June 21, 2005, 10:00 AM
I voted.
I noticed that the question itself is misleading:
How do you 'ban' the 'export' to 'citizens'? I am a citizen, but I don't import a rifle when I buy it. I don't import hamburger patties at the local Try'N'Save.

KriegHund
June 21, 2005, 10:08 AM
Lol ^^^^^

Voted. Were winning.

NIGHTWATCH
June 21, 2005, 11:13 AM
We are winning. :)

http://www.vote.com

bg
June 21, 2005, 11:52 AM
I too voted with the majority. What shocked me over at the site above
was the vote count on renewing the "Patriot" Act. There I had to go
with the minority.

rhubarb
June 21, 2005, 01:08 PM
Done.


Interesting poll results:
Should Hillary promise to complete her full Senate term if re-elected?
Yes 78%
Should Condi run for president in the 2008 election?
Yes 63%

From this I would surmise that the voters have a very unfavorable view of Hillary as a presidential candidate, but are favorable toward Condi.

I clearly remember the 1990 election in Arkansas. Bill Clinton promised to complete his six year term if re-elected governor. :rolleyes:

Coronach
June 21, 2005, 01:32 PM
I like the wording. ".50 Caliber Exports to civilians".

Huh?

Mike

Mr. X
June 21, 2005, 01:45 PM
What shocked me over at the site above
was the vote count on renewing the "Patriot" Act. There I had to go
with the minority.

It's about being in the right, not being in the majority. :)

FPrice
June 21, 2005, 02:03 PM
Here is the reply I got (BTW, I am NOT holding my breath that any of my Congress critters, Kennedy, Kerry, and Neal will pay any attention).

"Dear Vote.com voter:

You recently voted on the question: SHOULD THE SENATE PASS AN AMENDMENT BANNING THE EXPORT OF .50 CALIBER RIFLES TO CIVILIANS? Your vote of NO! has been mailed to:

Institute for Legislative Action (ila-contact@nrahq.org), National Rifle Association
Honorable Edward M. Kennedy (senator@kennedy.senate.gov) (D), United States Senate
Honorable John F. Kerry (john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov) (D), United States Senate
The Honorable Richard E. Neal (http://www.house.gov/writerep/) (D), U.S. House of Representatives

If you feel strongly about this issue, we encourage you to ask your friends and family to vote on it at this link: http://www.vote.com/vote/60348389/index.phtml

If you would prefer not to receive this type of mailing, please click the link below to unsubscribe:
http://www.vote.com/c/s.phtml?u=10a15T4&nv=1&ov=1&ref=conf

(NOTE: If your e-mail software does not make the above links active, please copy & paste it into your web browser and press the Enter key.) "

Beethoven
June 21, 2005, 02:03 PM
If I may make a suggestion:

Do not click on the link above.

Instead, just copy and paste or type "vote.com" into your browser, as vote.com will see that many of the votes came from a gun site and then they will whine and cry that it was "unfairly skewed, attacked, etc." by us and they will throw it out.

Harve Curry
June 21, 2005, 02:21 PM
More of us need to vote against renewing the Patriot Act.
It cures nothing, protects nothing, just puts more power and control into the bueracracy of a bigger goverment.

Standing Wolf
June 21, 2005, 07:20 PM
If you share your E-mail address with vote.com, you'll never—ever!—stop receiving tons of spam.

FPrice
June 21, 2005, 08:26 PM
If you share your E-mail address with vote.com, you'll never—ever!—stop receiving tons of spam.

And just what is your definition of spam? They have had my email address for quite a while and all I get from them is invitations to participate in various votes. And not that often.

dasmi
June 21, 2005, 08:32 PM
If you share your E-mail address with vote.com, you'll never—ever!—stop receiving tons of spam.

Then just make one up. I am fond of using notachance@hellno.com

Cesiumsponge
June 21, 2005, 08:49 PM
I used a legitimate email that has long since been overrun by spam. Its good to keep a junker email address in case you need to register for something and it needs to send a "verification email" to your inbox that must be replied to, yet you know they'll sell your email to spammers. Just log on once a month and clean house.

Remington788
June 22, 2005, 12:09 AM
I used a legitimate email that has long since been overrun by spam. Its good to keep a junker email address in case you need to register for something and it needs to send a "verification email" to your inbox that must be replied to, yet you know they'll sell your email to spammers. Just log on once a month and clean house

Exactly. :p

Malone LaVeigh
June 22, 2005, 12:53 AM
vote.com will see that many of the votes came from a gun site Well, I don't allow cookies, so I'm not sure if they can tell where I came from. OTOH, they also wouldn't let me look at the results.

Does that mean they didn't count my vote?

FPrice
June 22, 2005, 08:40 AM
Instead, just copy and paste or type "vote.com" into your browser, as vote.com will see that many of the votes came from a gun site and then they will whine and cry that it was "unfairly skewed, attacked, etc." by us and they will throw it out.

I'll have to check this with someone who is more computer-savvy than I, but I think you are all wet. The most vote.com or anyone could do is identify your computer address and your internet-provider. After all, AFAIK, nothing you transmit would indicate "thehighroad.org", that's only a website, not whom you use for internet access.

And another thing, vote.com seems to be very neutral about the results of any vote. You may be confusing them with newspaper or media polls with seem to have more of an agenda.

Brett Bellmore
June 22, 2005, 09:16 AM
Look up "referrer logs"; You've got a little snitch on your desk, that's continually telling websites you visit things that are "need to know", like what OS you're using, where you just came from, and so forth.

Vote.com's agenda usually shows up in the "more information" link. You'll notice that the anti gun side includes the usual crazy assertions, and the pro-gun side doesn't disagree with any of them?

hcker2000
June 22, 2005, 09:28 AM
Whats his name above me is right. Web sites know what page refered you to them in most cases. Of corse this can be masked and what not but I shant get into that.

jd1967
June 22, 2005, 09:32 AM
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