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10-12-2008, 09:24 AM
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Ot: Vote!

Tuesday is election day. If you're of age, I urge you all to go vote. I know lots of folks are pretty disillusioned with politics and politicians in general, but go and vote. I can't stress enough how important it is that everyone who can, does go and vote. Don't like any of them? Go spoil your ballot, write your own name, hell write Ian White for Norris on the ballot and walk out. I don't want this to be a politics pissing match. Lets not worry about partisanship and WHO you're voting for, JUST VOTE!

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I second that motion. This country needs the younger generation to get involved. The turn-out in our elections is dreadful. Just vote.

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I have a rule I use with friends and family, and it works pretty well:

If you don't vote, you lose your right to ***** about the government until the next election. Considering the constant complaining some of my friends like to do, that was enough reason in itself to go vote.

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My riding has the NDP, Conservatives, Liberals, and Green parties along with two communist parties, an indepedant, and an animal alliance party. Sort of strange.

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This is my first election and I have to say I'm pretty disappointed that I'm going to be voting for "the lesser evil." None of the parties have really won my heart.

My university has actually sent out several emails with dates/times to pre-register (as well as a residence ID form to prove you live on campus), so it's fairly easy to do around here. However I have a feeling a lot of people pre-registered just for the free pizza coupon .

I'll be double checking ASAP regarding on-campus voting in case I need to skip out of class early to go off-campus.

Yay to being an active citizen!

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Yep voting for the first time too should be interesting...although i know who won this year..again...

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So anyone actually like the idea of legalizing marijuana move by ndp and green? lol

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So anyone actually like the idea of legalizing marijuana move by ndp and green? lol
Of course. Pretty sure the Liberals are on board with that too.

This is going to be a weird election, at least in how the bottom three parties will finish. I'm expecting big surprises there.

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This is my first election and I have to say I'm pretty disappointed that I'm going to be voting for "the lesser evil." None of the parties have really won my heart.
That's "democracy" for you!

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I wasn't going to vote, but Ian White for Norris, that sounds...that sounds solid.

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I know its a sad day when I would trade my Canadian vote and them some for an American vote

This Canadian vote is like that South Park episode were they have to vote between a turd sandwich and a giant ******

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Who ever doesn't vote doesn't have the right to b*t&h about anything about the party that gets in.

I'm voting, have been ever since I was of age to do so.

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A write in vote for Boyd Devereaux or Tyler Kennedy for PM.

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So anyone actually like the idea of legalizing marijuana move by ndp and green? lol
I wasn't going to vote but NDP said they would, too? Maybe I should vote them

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Its a sad group of party leaders this time.Dion and Harper together couldn't muster the charisma of a foul odor.
I will again vote for the best candidate in my riding and hope for some actual representation for the first time ever.
I expect this election will be long since settled before a B.C vote is counted so as always its in your hands easterners.

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So anyone actually like the idea of legalizing marijuana move by ndp and green? lol
If not for the neighborhood Canada exists in i think legalization would be a distant memory.

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So anyone actually like the idea of legalizing marijuana move by ndp and green? lol
What benefits are there to legalizing it? I am really against illicit drugs, but still I am really torn on that this. I just don't agree with saying, go ahead use it, it's allowed now. But then again, laws against the use of marijuana have not prevented many people from using it. So I don't know. The Greens seem like they want to decriminalize other illicit drugs as well. I just find it disturbing. I find the use of drugs disturbing.

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Might as well play the prediction game here:

Conservatives - 131
Liberals - 97
Bloc - 47...........................Yeah, they're a national party.
NDP - 32
Green - 1

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Conservatives.......135
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What benefits are there to legalizing it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yx9dFVa19o

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Agreed, yeah if you're 18 or older, get out there and vote. There are people living in countries who don't have the right to vote so take advantage of it. And if you don't, you have no right to ***** and complain about who got elected and what party got how many seats etc etc. The first time I was eligible to vote was the last Federal election and I did. I'm voting again this year too.

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I wasn't going to vote, but Ian White for Norris, that sounds...that sounds solid.


p.s. i've voted already

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Agreed, yeah if you're 18 or older, get out there and vote. There are people living in countries who don't have the right to vote so take advantage of it. And if you don't, you have no right to ***** and complain about who got elected and what party got how many seats etc etc. The first time I was eligible to vote was the last Federal election and I did. I'm voting again this year too.
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Who ever doesn't vote doesn't have the right to b*t&h about anything about the party that gets in.

I'm voting, have been ever since I was of age to do so.
You guys are mistaken. As long as you pay taxes to a government that spends your money, you have the right to complain all you want about your government.

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What benefits are there to legalizing it? I am really against illicit drugs, but still I am really torn on that this. I just don't agree with saying, go ahead use it, it's allowed now. But then again, laws against the use of marijuana have not prevented many people from using it. So I don't know. The Greens seem like they want to decriminalize other illicit drugs as well. I just find it disturbing. I find the use of drugs disturbing.
There is neither a sociological nor a scientific reason why marijuana should be criminalized. I think it should be controlled, as is alcohol, but it is far too harmless, much less harmful than alcohol, many prescription drugs (sleeping pills, tranquilizers, pain killers) which it can often replace, and in moderation much much less harmful than cigarettes.

I have a permit to possess in Canada and have been able to completely terminate all sleeping pills (a few tokes before bedtime and I am good for the night), tranquilizers (mj is not addictive), and opiate pain relievers (mj reduces pain considerably) all of which I have flushed down the toilet.

Given the universal use of mj now from bikers to accountants to burnt out hippies, the conservative prejudice against mj (left over from the 60s and its identification with antiwar antiestablishment types) makes no current sense, just something they won't let go of.

And I agree with this thread - vote or don't complain about what you get. Voting is remarkably easy to do and feels good, even if you have to hold your nose to vote for the lesser evil.

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