Author: admin

October 8, 2008

Canadian Election: Petition from Fair Vote Canada

Fair Vote Canada has set up a petition online to rally all of the ‘disconnected’ voters that feel they have to vote against something as opposed to voting for something. Their petition can be found here .  It calls for electoral reform to our current system to ensure some kind of democracy actually exists in Canada.  What we have now is a horse race that […]

October 6, 2008

Understanding the “Long Tail” of Politics

I’ve just finished reading "The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine.  If you’ve got the time, I strongly recommend it. If you’re not familiar with it, the snapshot argument is that we no longer live in a world of top ten or best hits.  As a population with a wide variety of interests, the people of the world are moving away from mass […]

October 6, 2008

Stephen Harper: $500 Billion Man (PDF)

In a Department of Defense document (warning:  PDF), Stephen Harper and Peter Mackay lay out the plans for spending nearly $500 billion on the defense industry up to 2020. YIKES!! Obviously, another reason to ensure that the Harper Republicans Conservatives do not win unless, of course, you’re into killing people on a massive scale. Now, let’s try to imagine what we could do if we […]

October 6, 2008

Vote for Environment: We are the majority

I’ve changed this article, thanks to feedback from ‘jamthebruce’ (see comments below). I actually thought that Avaaz was started in Canada, but I stand to be corrected.  More importantly (thanks to Jam’s insights), it’s apparent that the notion of ‘vote splitting’ and ‘voting strategically’ is a bit of a tempest in a teapot that does more harm to NDP and Green voters than it does […]

October 5, 2008

Bailout Bonus Cheques

Goldman Sachs has been busy, it seems. The bailout package in the US was voted down once, but was revised and ultimately passed by the US Senate.  The will of the American people seemed to be overrun by the will of the financial ‘pundits’. This is the greatest payoff in history and the world will pay for it. For more information, check out this video […]