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NosyNed
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Message 1 of 18 (155122)
11-02-2004 1:20 AM


Today my wish for my southern neighbors is a properly conducted, democratic, honest election.
I have my own wishes for the outcome but it is more important that it be an honest outcome than any particular one.
I am afraid that if this one isn't either then you may not be able to get enough control to ever have one again.
Here in BC we are going to vote on changing our first past the post system. There is a very good chance we will put through reform that the major parties are not in favour of. Our current governing party with 77 out of 79 seats allowed this to take place which, given that it would not have allowed them more than 60% of the seats last time, is a pretty amazing thing.
I'm not sure that you need any kind of complex voting system like we may have yet. First you have to show that you can actually conduct an election. Good luck.

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crashfrog
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From: Silver Spring, MD
Joined: 03-20-2003


Message 2 of 18 (155123)
11-02-2004 1:23 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by NosyNed
11-02-2004 1:20 AM


Canada is stupid
If Canada is so fuckin' great, how come you guys decided to live where it's so goddamn cold? Gotcha there, don't I?

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coffee_addict
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Message 3 of 18 (155125)
11-02-2004 1:38 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by crashfrog
11-02-2004 1:23 AM


Re: Canada is stupid
Well, I guess you have to give Canada some credits for helping us with Afghanistan.
They actually sent their airforce to help us in Afghanistan.
Doesn't it bother you Canadians that this guy used to be in charge?
This message has been edited by Lam, 11-02-2004 01:45 AM
This message has been edited by Lam, 11-02-2004 02:17 AM

He's not dead. He's electroencephalographically challenged.
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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One_Charred_Wing
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Message 4 of 18 (155129)
11-02-2004 2:03 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by coffee_addict
11-02-2004 1:38 AM


Re: Canada is stupid
They also apparently sent us a lot of spare red Xs?

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NosyNed
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Message 5 of 18 (155130)
11-02-2004 2:14 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by crashfrog
11-02-2004 1:23 AM


Cold?
It is so great that we are willing to put up with the cold.

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coffee_addict
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From: Indianapolis, IN
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Message 6 of 18 (155131)
11-02-2004 2:18 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by One_Charred_Wing
11-02-2004 2:03 AM


Re: Canada is stupid
Better?

He's not dead. He's electroencephalographically challenged.
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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NosyNed
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Message 7 of 18 (155132)
11-02-2004 2:19 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by coffee_addict
11-02-2004 1:38 AM


In charge.
Yes, it always did bother me. We got rid of him. Your turn.
I'm impressed. I had no idea our warships had such big guns!! Or that we let them out of dry dock.
Unlike some nations we don't try to compensate with big guns.
This message has been edited by NosyNed, 11-02-2004 02:21 AM

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coffee_addict
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From: Indianapolis, IN
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Message 8 of 18 (155136)
11-02-2004 2:34 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by NosyNed
11-02-2004 2:19 AM


Re: In charge.
Ned writes:
Yes, it always did bother me. We got rid of him. Your turn.
Unfortunately, I'm preparing for the worst. It will likely be the case that Kerry will win the popularity vote but Bush will end up winning the electoral vote.
Hey Ned, what are some good colleges in Canada? Do they have graduate physics programs and research?

He's not dead. He's electroencephalographically challenged.
The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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Dr Jack
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From: Immigrant in the land of Deutsch
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Message 9 of 18 (155156)
11-02-2004 7:14 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by NosyNed
11-02-2004 1:20 AM


My wish is that bloody american websites would stop telling me to vote! We're not all bloody americans, thank you very much!

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Wounded King
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Joined: 04-09-2003


Message 10 of 18 (155158)
11-02-2004 7:27 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by NosyNed
11-02-2004 2:19 AM


Re: In charge.
Whatever shape the Canadian Navy was in, I doubt it was helped by its second hand purchases from Britain.
TTFN,
WK

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Dr Jack
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Message 11 of 18 (155166)
11-02-2004 7:55 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Wounded King
11-02-2004 7:27 AM


Re: In charge.
Yeah, when we "upgraded" to nuclear battleships running Windows (FFS!).

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RAZD
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From: the other end of the sidewalk
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Message 12 of 18 (155188)
11-02-2004 9:28 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by crashfrog
11-02-2004 1:23 AM


Re: Canada is stupid
having lived in Victoria BC for several years and only having one "big" snowstorm (where they sent everyone home early -- 4" total? we went x-country skiing ...) and before that in Toronto where the weather is less severe than Buffalo ... and most of New England
... it is obvious that gross generalizations and stereotypes do not the truth convey.
but hey, take your snowshoes and dogsleds when you go visit next summer

we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand
RebelAAmerican.Zen[Deist
{{{Buddha walks off laughing with joy}}}

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Dan Carroll
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Message 13 of 18 (155203)
11-02-2004 10:49 AM


I prepared a special election day sigil.
Those of you who know what to do with it, knock yourselves out. Be sure to yell my name. Everyone else, hold it in your head over the course of the day, especially when you vote.

  
crashfrog
Member (Idle past 1524 days)
Posts: 19762
From: Silver Spring, MD
Joined: 03-20-2003


Message 14 of 18 (155207)
11-02-2004 11:13 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by NosyNed
11-02-2004 2:19 AM


Unlike some nations we don't try to compensate with big guns.
Oh, that's really going to work when you attack the invading army by slapping them with your dicks.

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NosyNed
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From: Canada
Joined: 04-04-2003


Message 15 of 18 (155209)
11-02-2004 11:16 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by coffee_addict
11-02-2004 2:34 AM


Colleges
All the provincial universities are pretty good schools. We don't however have the elite private schools here.
I started in at UBC for a masters in physics, but realized I'm not smart enough so I bummed around Europe instead.

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