Barack Obama Will Text You His VP Candidate Pick

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Amare_F

Like many other banks, AIG lost a lot on its mortgages, including $18.5 billion in the past three quarters—all part of the subprime collapse. Its share price has dropped 79% this year. The president know for himself that the people need far more transparency in the use of bailout funds. Harnessing the issue about AIG, Obama has promised to pursue all the legalities to block these bonuses and make the taxpayers whole. Executive bonuses were handed out that added up to about $165 million, which taxpayers are not exactly enthralled with, and neither is Congress, which is why the House Financial Services Committee is holding an AIG hearing real soon.

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sdcat

Is text messaging free? If not I would stand by my decision to have it turned off. Text messaging has been popular in Asian contries like Japan, Taiwan...etc. for ages, for 5 to 10 years we could finally see this function start been seriously thought of and used.

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atomaweapon

Yeah I agree the article wasn't really about Obama, but like one of the guys below said; it had OBAMA large in the headline and I think the how Jwalch reworded it sounded much less political. I'm not really knocking the poster of the article or really complaining that much, it's just politics can literally make you lose half your reader base in one article. Even the perceived negative connotations of just seeing a candidates name can have adverse effects.

Ultimately my 2 cents is just stay out of politics. But that being said I trust MacPC not to ad lib any slants in any political type articles and just report the facts.

Oh and to the guy above harping about "FREE SPEECH" and "CENSORSHIP"; I didn't mention anything about censoring them or the article - just saying my preferrence is to not read political stuff with my technology news. Just like I go to gaming sites to read about games and not some liberal hipsters piss poor opinion of America or the military. I'd be reading a random Call of Duty article and all of a sudden I get some crack at America or the military and it made me throw down the mag in disgust. At that point I literally walked to my pc and cancelled my subscription.

As for FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Anyone is free to post whatever they want, but I am free to not patronize them with my dollar bills. But again, that being said, MaxPC's (the magazine) only "slant" has really been patriotic to our military and America without being overly political on any aspect, so I trust them when it comes to their journalistic integrity.

 

 

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Keith E. Whisman

(Battle Hymn of the Republic playing in the background) 

Heck I'll still come here regardless if they post in favor of Obama or McCain. It's the United States and these people are speaking their mind. They are exercising their Freedom of Speech rights and are allowing the visitors to the site to do the same. I love you guys at MaximumPC and go ahead and post what you will about US politics or anything else. It's not like I'm paying for this website. I do pay for your opinions and ideas in the magazine however your free to write what you want in the print mag as well. Nobody forced me to subscribe and resubscribe to the mag.

So go ahead and do what you will. If I don't agree I'll post accordingly but I'll never hate you guys or stop coming to the site. And I will always enjoy myself, This is why I even bother to visit this site and pay to read the magazine.

God bless ya and god bless the USA.

Oh yeah and god bless Mr. Bush and the US Army HooAhh....

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gatorXXX

I agree with you totally......AMEN

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atomaweapon

Even though the article I feel was pretty  neutral in terms of politics, i still feel I don't like my politics with my technology news - even if it does have something to do with his "website". Some gaming mags pulled that crap with me recently, and I just canceled my subscription because it's too easy for some "journalist" to inject that crappy left wing opinions into the stories. All it does is piss me off and put a severe slant to my feelings of visitng the site and renewing my subscritpion. Just lay off the politics..

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Paul_Lilly

Politically themed tech news doesn't crop up very often, but when it does, rest assured we'll stick to reporting the story and leave personal opinions out of it. We're not interested in pushing a political agenda, but if we feel it's a newsworthy topic, we'll post it. In this case, the story isn't about Barack Obama, Democrats, or Republicans, but how influential text messaging has become.

Not all of of our news items will appeal to everyone, and I'm sure there are those that could care less about the Netbook movement or what Asus is doing with its Eee PC. We try to make the article titles clearly indicative of the content that follows, so if it's not a topic of interest for someone, they can simply move on to one of the many other news posts, special features, how-tos, reviews, and various other content that gets refreshed on a daily basis.

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jwalch.hawk

I think we all appreciate the fact that the article itself was devoid of any bias and I personally was glad to see that you took the time to write out a clear rationalization here, Paul.  Nonetheless, I want to echo the sentiments of the guy you responded to.  My big concern was seeing the big fat title with "Obama" in it.  There was an audible "UGH, not politics" here.  And yet, like you said, this article isn't about Obama at all really, other than the fact that it happens to be him that's doing it.  I have no problem whatsoever with articles like this.  The problem is that the title is much more politically charged than the actual story is.  Maybe something like "Texting To Play A Role In Upcoming Election" maybe?  I'd never claim to be a writer or good at coming up with suitably phrased headlines.  Anyway...

Politics + Tech News = Bad

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Paul_Lilly

Hey, at least I went with a cell phone thumbnail image instead of a portrait of Barack Obama. :P

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Keith E. Whisman

Don't goto Obamas website. You have to join the site just to get past the first page and ever since then I've been getting emails asking for my money ever since. The democrats have always said they fight for the little guy but it's been the republicans that have been looking after us working guys. The dems figure they are helping me if I pay more for gasoline and pay more taxes. Yeah way to look after me huh. I don't understand dems as it is far easier to live on low rages if your taxes are low and gas prices are cheap.

I met McCain once outside of a dry cleaners here in Phoenix. He had his nice car blocking the drive way while the parking lot on the other side of the drive way was empty. I complained that his car would fit in that lot just fine. He balled up his fists and screamed at me. This was when I was driving Phoenix Dial-A-Ride and He was blocking the only spot I could use to drop off a wheel chair passenger.

But I'm still going to vote for him. I have no other choice.

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Devo85x

Obama may be better with cell phones but McCain will save me enought at the pump to buy a NEW phone... lol

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