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Well the -- up here which -- look at that thing.
He keeps going up like that we might have to positive days in a row which would be crazy freaky.
The business people will be here a minute to tell us why it's happening -- with the country facing so many tough issues these days.
And economic crisis millions of families losing their home to foreclosure and two wars.
We've heard that over and over again how important it is for people to get out and vote on Tuesday after -- you don't vote can't complain.
And we all complain.
My next guess that some folks have no business voting at all John Stossel is asking certain uninformed people to stay at home.
He recently did a segment over and his ABC news program 20/20 take a look at this.
-- when his segregation.
And blues Roe vs.
Wade where we declared bankruptcy.
Could have -- very prominent LA basin road making -- Isn't knowledge important to voting.
There's a lot of un informed voters out there maybe they shouldn't felt it's an argument.
That really really smacks against everything we hold here -- America it's -- democracy.
It's not about.
Taking the most educated portion of the society and having them decide what -- -- leaders civic duty not to bow out because they don't know anything.
20/20 -- John Stossel joins us now here in studio -- he's the author of the book myths lies and downright stupidity.
And it's on your bookshelves it was store shelves right now John Howard.
Could -- don't go vote.
If you -- informed voluntary voting is serious business and the idea that these rock stars is so proud were supposed to celebrate.
-- -- -- It's a kid can't take the trouble to register.
Then I don't see what's so wonderful about registering -- -- rock concerts what kind of response have you gotten to this concept of don't go vote.
Real serious hate me -- unspeakable -- who you've been going downhill ever since you were consumer reporter.
A lot of passion about that I can't imagine you getting hate mail and ABC news it seems almost impossible.
All it could hit it I get it.
All right so so win when you went out and talk to people and one after another it would appear.
-- white person in the black person is the Roe vs.
Wade and committee didn't seem to know -- felt like a little episode jaywalking there.
Yeah he could always find it's not fair to pick on kids we went to the Washington mall I had pictures of Obama and McCain they knew who he was almost no one knew who Biden was for Nolan who Ruth Bader Ginsburg was -- everyone knew who Judge Judy was.
-- from people who pay attention should vote and I hope that means you but.
If you're not paying attention and see what's so great about getting involved but don't you figure that the people who are paying enough attention to know what it is they're talking about.
Don't realize they are paying enough attention so they won't realize they shouldn't go -- Maybe but if they're not paying attention they may not take the trouble to register them so then what's so great about making it easy for them to register.
That's a natural process if you're paying attention he'll take the trouble they've certainly made it a lot easier to vote I mean in Florida and well -- I actually I was reading in Nevada.
You vote in the grocery store.
You can vote at ATMs you can vote at the bank you can vote everywhere but casinos and brothels which is probably good -- -- -- you know.
As you wish that I'm just saying that they're making everything so much easier to envision a time when.
Every one ends up voting I mean could -- be able to do it on your PDA or something.
And maybe then good week we'll separate from the -- fun thing.
Stupid people balance themselves out what do you make -- this LA times story the LA times says there in possession of this videotape.
That a source said that they told the source they would release.
So is the McCain can't just trying to get some last minute publicity -- stir up some trouble or is there's some validity to this.
No clue -- apparently the talk about what I haven't researched my -- All right no no -- a good answer if you told the source you're gonna give up -- tape is there anything to make you do it with the user content that might make you do it present a case by case basis.
If something on the tape turns out to threaten somebody's life for the earth shattering that would change my mind but aside from that -- -- At what how do you see this that there's a lot of tightening up going on at the end independent producers are very curious everyone it seemed so stunned that -- were the race is tightening up.
But if you look back over the course of these events they always tighten up the last few days they do.
Then again I don't know anything more than everybody else -- about the selection I get my information for in trade or you get the wisdom of the crowds because people bet their own money and it's still something like.
Fifteen McCain 85 for Obama fifteen McCain 85 -- well.
That is to acquire.
Well that just means that's how they're -- he can.
Make a dollar by betting on McCain it'll only cost you fifteen cents if you think you wouldn't tell me about the book and what we can learn from it.
The book is about how so much -- what I thought was true turned out to be lies and -- so much is intuitive about economics that when I researched it just turned out to be the opposite.
We would we turn to government even this election.
We love McCain we love Obama they're gonna help our -- the truth is most of life is outside politics.
We take for granted we take it for granted that I can go to a foreign country stick a piece of plastic in the -- in cash will come out.
Can I can give it to a total stranger and -- -- -- a car for a week and when I get home visa or MasterCard will have you coming correct that the penny.
But the government can't even count the votes correctly.
And that's what Friday's 2020s about.
Mean that's not -- that we turn to government for solutions to our problems we are solutions and it's a full one hour special run and twenty.
No I just had one on that my politically incorrect guide to politics it's just I have a couple stories on.
Voter -- -- and Elizabeth Vargas interviews Sarah Palin are looking forward to the book is available now chickened out.
Nice to see you thank you thanks for coming -- -- there.
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