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Hillary vs. Trump: Who Will Triumph In The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election?

Hillary vs. Trump: Who Will Triumph In The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election?

This year’s election seems almost unreal—a former first lady up against a glorified reality television star. When you dig deeper into the candidates, Hillary Clinton is a well-respected former Secretary of State that has roots very deep in the political world.

Donald Trump is a well-known business man that has taken a dip in many facets of enterprise. This presidential election is more than man versus woman, democrat versus republican. Each candidate has a fiercely strong following that could leave the final numbers quite close when Election Day comes.

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Lack of Experience vs. Maximum Experience

Donald Trump has just experienced his first live head-to-head debate, while Hillary Clinton has more than a few already under her belt. This means that while Clinton knows what to say and how to say it, Trump has likely been coached on how to speak and answer any rebuttals. This isn’t to say that he won’t veer off course every now and again, but the importance of staying rational is more pressing.

The difference between these two presidential candidates is that Hillary can nonchalantly dismiss any of her questionable behavior while Donald must fervently defend his every action while simultaneously trying to drag his opponent down with him. A seasoned debater knows that a novice may overcompensate in this manner.

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How Clinton Will Obtain More Voters

The uncertainty surrounding this election is astounding and the political divide is overwhelming. Hillary is an experienced politician and in the mind of many voters is the candidate that has the power to take over as leader of the United States almost seamlessly. Even when the candidates are contrasted so starkly, previous polls have shown that voters change their mind at the last minute before casting their official ballot to vote for the status quo.

There is no doubt that the numbers will be changing from now until election day, and readers can visit sites like CNN, iForex, Politico, and The Nominant to keep up with the latest polls, election results, debate coverage, and candidate schedules.

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How Trump Will Gain Strength

The simplicity in the way that he speaks will actually work in his favor. Historically, you will see plain phrases as the most quoted, like “I have a dream”. While this is typical for speeches that are meant to be heard and not read, Trump’s nonverbal expressions are limited as well. His small arsenal of eyebrow raises and finger pointing is likened to that of a car salesman ready to close a deal.

This brings us to his undeniable dominance. Not only does he see himself as the clear winner, he points out that anyone else is the loser. Many voters see this is him simply speaking his mind, which is a huge point for conservatives that think the government hides information from citizens.

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How Clinton Will Win

In the coming weeks, Hillary will have to focus on convincing the former supporters of Bernie Sanders that she shares his same values that drew in the support of millions of young people across America. In addition to this, she will need to convince the rest of the country that she is the best and only option for keeping Donald Trump from entering the White House.

One of the simplest ways that Hillary may get more votes is one of the most obvious—Trump supporters might just stay home. Though this can’t be counted on, it is something that will happen even if it is just a small percentage of voters.

How Trump Will Win

Donald Trump will have to focus more on getting his supporters to the polls come Election Day. It has been said that his support has been underestimated in the polls so far, and the numbers could be playing into misplaced optimism for voters. The third party candidates make up only a very small percentage of voters and are more likely to negatively affect Hillary Clinton’s share of votes rather than Donald Trump’s.

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Last Updated on June 8, 2018

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

10 Harsh But True Illustrations that Show Our Changed Society

Let’s face it.  We are living in a digital age, and there is absolutely no turning back. One of the biggest influences on society these days is social media. It affects us both positively and negatively. Social media was originally designed for people to share interesting facets of their lives with their friends, but it has become so much more than what it intended to be. It is now a medium for information to pass around the globe. In many cases, people first learn about current events through Twitter or Facebook before hearing about them from conventional news sources.

We also rely on technology for nearly everything we do. People these days seem as if they can’t go anywhere or do anything without their smartphones, tablets, or laptops. They need to be in constant contact with others via electronic devices.

However, there is also a downside to be too connected to social media and electronic devices. We are too dependent on them, which make us oblivious to what we are doing to ourselves. Being too connected can have a negative effect on our lives and the society as a whole. Here are 10 true illustrations that show how our society is negatively impacted because of the use of technology.

1. Facebook is eating away at your time.

Facebook is eating away your time

    How much time do you usually spend each day on Facebook or other social networking sites? Is it hindering your productivity? Do you find yourself wasting time to a point where you don’t even know where it goes? If the answer is yes, Facebook might have eaten away at your time.

    2. We’ve become “Likeaholics.”

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    Likeaholic

      When you are posting something on Facebook, are you doing it just to see how many of your friends will give it the proverbial thumbs up? This illustration shows that some people are treating “Likes” on Facebook as if it was a drug they needed to inject into their bloodstreams.

      3. Our electronics have priority over our lives.

      priorities

        Given a choice between your dying phone battery or you dying, which will you choose? In this case, the man in this illustration chose to charge his phone over to sustain his own life. As a society, we need to be more careful of our priorities.

        4. Our devices are ruining intimacy.

        lack of intimacy

          Have you and your loved one ever spent time together where each of you is on your phone instead of communicating face-to-face with each other? Has society reached the point where we can’t even be intimate with each other without being on our phones at the same time?

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          5. Families aren’t spending quality time together.

          mother baking

            Here is a mother making holiday cookies, but what are the kids doing? They are not making cookies with their mother. Instead, every one of them has their faces buried in their own electronic devices. Television used to be what parents use to babysit their kids. Now, it’s a tablet, phone, laptop or video game that does the job.

            6.  We’d rather record someone than help them.

            drowning

              A lot is happening in this illustration. A black man is drowning and asking for help. One person has a gun pointed at him. The other person has their iPhone pointed at him and is recording the scene, but is not interested to help this man.

              7. Society is sleeping, it’s sleeping its life away.

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              sleeping your life away

                Time is money. After we have wasted the long period of time on social media, we are losing the most valuable currency we have – our time in this world.

                8.  Despite all the technology we have, we still want what someone else has.

                wanting what someone else is having

                  There’s an old saying that goes, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This illustration shows that despite all that we have, we are still not satisfied with our lives.

                  9. Sensationalism still sells.

                  free expression

                    With the information overload that exists today, the media still looks for sensationalism. Here’s a woman who feels she has something important to say, but the media only cares about her because she is naked. Would the news media still have microphones in front of her if she wasn’t standing there topless?

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                    10. In the end, with all of this, we are still killing the planet.

                    gun to mother earth

                      This last illustration argues that despite all of our technological gains, we are still polluting the earth as if we have a virtual gun pointed at Mother Nature. As we build bigger cities and higher technology, how much more damages can we continue to do before putting our lives at risk?

                      Featured photo credit: Michael Summers via flickr.com

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