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It's Election Season in Canada(?)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Babbler, Mar 23, 2011.

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Who would you vote for?

  1. Canadian - Conservative Party

    9.6%
  2. Canadian - Liberal Party

    16.0%
  3. Canadian - Bloc Quebecois

    1.1%
  4. Canadian - New Democratic Party

    11.7%
  5. Canadian - Green Party

    9.6%
  6. Canadian - Other Party/Independent

    1.1%
  7. Non-Canadian - Conservative Party

    11.7%
  8. Non-Canadian - Liberal Party

    7.4%
  9. Non-Canadian - Bloc Quebecois

    8.5%
  10. Non-Canadian - New Democratic Party

    9.6%
  11. Non-Canadian - Green Party

    7.4%
  12. Non-Canadian - Other Party/Independent

    6.4%
  1. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Oh man, to vote in somewhere other than Calgary. If Bev Oda was running here, we would hold the quadruple crown: host to all the worst MPs in Canada.
     
  2. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Geez in the polls my riding is close with the latest polls being around 1000 or less than half that votes in difference between the NDP and cons.
     
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    I'm so glad I live on the right side of Crowchild Trail to not be represented by Rob Anders. :ack:
     
  4. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    My friend claims he fist-bumped Jack Layton today. While I'm suspicious due to the lack of pictures, I don't have reason to believe he and the friends he was with are completely making it up. It also seems like something Layton would do at a rally. I'm a little jealous, I have been busy with exams and finishing assignments all week and day and haven't done anything cool :(
     
  5. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    :eek: The potential future leader of Canada is a terrorist?!?!
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    We better ask him for his long form birth certificate
     
  7. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Why not? The current one is.
     
  8. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    So Sun News posted a picture supposed to be Michael Ignatieff in a spot that wouldn't help his campaign



    Then they have to say "sorry turns out it isn't him".

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/federalelection/archives/2011/04/20110427-073612.html

    I love the first line "Over 1500 years ago it was the Greek dramatist Aeschylus who said that in war truth is the first casualty. This is about politics as war by other means, and a lie that might have claimed our company as a casualty."

    1500 years ago? Greek dramatists? ...

    Yeah I know it's Sun News. But yeah.
     
  9. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Fastest I've ever gotten so far on well-seeded torrents is ~2.7Mbit/sec. Have you?

    Spoiler :


    What a surprising turn of events. I wasn't expecting both the Bloc and the Liberals to implode. Hope this translates on May 2.
     
  10. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    It appears my riding will be staying Bloc, thanks to that imbecile Jean-Francois Mercier deciding to do a publicity stunt and dragging away some of the protest vote.

    God I so want to him him in the face over and over again.
     
  11. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Well, it was over 1,500 years ago!
     
  12. Esckey

    Esckey Deity

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    Ha! Man the Sun is so ********

    (from the last paragraph of the article/editorial/correction/kissing-his-own-butt)
     
  13. Icekommander

    Icekommander Colonel

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    Hurrah for being in Rural Alberta! http://www.projectdemocracy.ca/vegreville-wainwright . Conservatives and Liberals are the only people who even bothered to mail brochures, and the Liberals sent the wrong one >.<. Apparently the NDP are still gaining, but the Conservatives still have a thirty+ point lead.
     
  14. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Today I saw what was probably the best campaign sign I've ever seen.

    The incumbent in my riding is Mario Silva (L), and the main challenger is Andrew Cash (NDP). Silva is basically a sleazebag who keeps getting re-elected based on being in with the right people at the right community organisations. With a changing demographic around here, the movement to depose him is growing.

    So anyway, as I was walking up my street today, I saw a sign that read:

    Trade Silva for Cash!

    Best political pun ever!
     
  15. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    Hah! The only puns I remember seeing aronud here was a previous candidate who's last name was Hagan or something, and people kept cutting out the "an".
     
  16. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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  17. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Have you been able to downloading anything at faster speeds (or at your connection's full potential)? We recently took up a Dell-Bell offer to test trial their 25 Mbps fibre connection, and haven't been able to find anything that's been able to fully utilize such a fast connection, much less top what was gotten with torrents.
     
  18. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Unrelated to this fascinatingly unrelated discussion about download speed, perhaps someone should inform Stephen Harper than the difference between r and l, when talking about elections, is just as vital in French as it is in English...

    Because seriously, when he's trying to say that three elections in five years is too many, that distinction is rather vital...
     
  19. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    So it looks like another total Conservative victory. Yay for FPTP?
     
  20. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    Well, they haven't been total yet ...

    The NDP will probably not get that many seats in Quebec; I think the BQ + PQ machine will probably be too much for that. I think it depends on how Ontario Liberals vote. If they stay with the Grits, they will split the vote and they will give the Tories more seats, but allowing the Liberals to hold out some seats. If they break for the NDP, they probably deny the Tories a majority and destroy the Liberal Party.

    No pressure.

    Some interesting predictions:

    Calgary Grit -

    Election Prediction -

     

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