No, the subject is is not what you think this post is about. It is about how us, living in this globalized world, are extremely dependent on each other and more so with what happens in the United States. The forthcoming elections will determine in a large way what happens to the global economy, climate etc. Yes, it is placing a significant amount of value to the US presidential elections, but the reality of the game is that. As much as I would like to participate, I cannot (never mind that I cannot even vote in my own country because of arcane and outdated elections rules, but that is subject of another post).
There is so much information not being make available to people through the common MSM (main stream media) that the web has to continue to play the role of information gatherer and disseminator. For that, I think a good place to start would be Daily Source Code. Sure, Curry has his idiocyncracies, but atleast as the PodFather, he has the thought leadership in this space to act as a source of information sink (and sometimes source).
If I could vote in the US, I would vote for Ron Paul as my first choice and Barrack Obama as my second. So, to my friends who *can* vote in the US, please go out and cast your vote. As I was chatting with someone last night (Hi, Belakang Kira!), if you cannot decide who to vote for, at least vote against the one that you don’t want to see in office. That might be an easier way to reach a decision.