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November 30, 2008 Poll Results

How do you expect your holiday shopping habits to change this year?

Buying less expensive presents 19% 133 votes
Buying fewer presents 41% 281 votes
Buying presents for fewer people 15% 106 votes
No change 17% 118 votes
Buying presents for more people 1% 10 votes
Buying more presents 1% 11 votes
Buying more expensive presents 2% 17 votes
Total: 676 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


December 6, 2008
9:41 a.m.

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Perhaps now people will learn to be content with what they have and will make Jesus Christ the main focus of Christmas and not presents. After all, he IS the reason we celebrate CHRISTmas - if he is not at the center of your Christmas season, maybe it's time to ask yourself WHY and WHAT you ARE celebrating!

December 6, 2008
9:54 a.m.

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Kyle: You said, "I’m tired of seeing the same names on the ballots. I’m tired of having to vote for the lesser of two evils. I’m tired of politicians who contribute to bureaucracy after promising to fight it. Wouldn’t it be nice to look up to the people we elect instead of counting the days until they are out of office?"

All politicians aren't this way, some do a lot to help. I wouldn't base this on that politician who met your class one day. Yes, I think they are over scripted, but with every word counting and appearing on the net these days, I can sometimes at least, understand their caution. One statement can destroy their career. Unfortunately our society makes it all but impossible for anyone in the public eye to be thought of as an honest, caring person, particularly politicians. Every action is monitored, every statement is over analyzed. How many times to you read or see news on someone helping someone else or doing good? Our "news" is full of exposes, crime and things that people unfortunatly find more interesting.

If though you are truly unsatisfied with the candidates, how about considering to become one yourself? YOU may be the one to make a difference.

December 6, 2008
3:32 p.m.

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Christmas began as a Christian holiday, but it has turned into many things to many people. Why not celebrate with those who are not believers, stop condemning them and perhaps you might win a few souls to Christ? Please remember, the Jews celebrate a holiday too during this time.

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