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#31 of 48 Old 06-19-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I can't vote this time around either! : This is such a crock! :
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I cant help but think something else is up. Last night the YES vote got 300 yes votes in row (and No number didn't go up at all). It just all seems very weird to me.

Plus they truncated the article. Lots of the anti circ stuff was cut out (I posted a link to the full article in the original thread).

Just seems suspicious to me.

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I cant help but think something else is up. Last night the YES vote got 300 yes votes in row (and No number didn't go up at all). It just all seems very weird to me.

Plus they truncated the article. Lots of the anti circ stuff was cut out (I posted a link to the full article in the original thread).

Just seems suspicious to me.
It does seem really shady, but from what I've tried, it simply looks like they're trying to prevent multiple votes. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of ignorant people. Just read the article comments.
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It does seem really shady, but from what I've tried, it simply looks like they're trying to prevent multiple votes. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of ignorant people. Just read the article comments.
That's something else I can't see. No comments are visible to me at all. I think there's a concerted effort to manipulate the vote and comments in favour of circ. It stinks bigtime.
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NOs are making a comeback! back to 47 now.

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i voted. maybe you could post a link to this thread in TAO? i don't usually frequent this board, but sometimes pop over here just to read. we've got two girls so we were lucky that we never had to make a decision before we were well informed, but if we were to have more (not planning) it dh and i are both adamant supporters of leaving little boys bits alone!

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That's something else I can't see. No comments are visible to me at all. I think there's a concerted effort to manipulate the vote and comments in favour of circ. It stinks bigtime.
http://boards.msn.com/MSNBCboards/th...hreadID=319281
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NOs are making a comeback! back to 47 now.
I'm not worried. We'll be over 50% soon. The pro-circers are as affected by the voting issues as we are so they can't vote 100x either.
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It's 47% "No" now.

I voted last time and didn't get blocked this time. I have a really good firewall, though.

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I managed to vote twice......once in Firefox and once in Internet Explorer. It's still 47% No. (And you know what, I do think that's a really accurate representation of what the numbers actually are in this country.)

But now I'm blocked from voting any more. I did put this on another pro-intact board, though.

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Yes is now winning! And the main yes reasoning is the "because it's cleaner" answer. ARGHHH!

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i voted again, it's still 47% no....i didn't get past the first 15 comments : but it annoys me the most that for the people that voted yes...50% of those did it b/c it was: CLEANER :
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I voted yesterday. No, was way ahead then.

MSNBC is definitely pro-circ, the same article reads so much different there. They put a clear pro-circ spin. It's all those damn immigrants forcing the circ rate down (just to be clear this is what I think MSNBC is trying to say). : Plus the cute pic of the cut boys, see they are so happy they are missing their foreskin.

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Plus the cute pic of the cut boys, see they are so happy they are missing their foreskin.
I noticed that not-to-subtle photo myself. :
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You will just want to puke if you read the comments. Oh my, I can't believe there are people like that in the world. One comment was about a woman who said she had to have her 2 sons done at 10 and 3 months. The older one because his foreskin didn't grow as fast as the rest of his penis (???) and the 3 month old because his foreskin wasn't large enough and did NOT retract!! At 3 months old!! EGADS, what is wrong with this world?

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I linked directly to the poll the first time and didn't close my browser OR clear my cookies before going there from the article the second time I'm also in a very low-circumcising area of the US. Maybe it's 'cause I'm on a Mac :

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At least it's still pretty much 50/50. There's no clear lead for pro-circumcision which there would have been in years past. I don't know any immigrants and I know almost nobody who circumcised their sons. It's such a rare thing for me to even see a circumcised boy being changed in the swimming pool locker room that it's always a shock when I see one.

I live in a very wealthy, well-educated town and immigrants couldn't really afford to live here. We can barely afford to rent here and won't be living here much longer... we live in the middle-class slums (seriously, terrible rental and our landlord acts like a slum-lord...).

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a big no thank-you.

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