October 3rd, 2008

GENmapleleaf

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If politics bore you.

skip this post.

shame on you!



So, for the next little while there doesn't seem to be much else important going on in North America other than Elections.
(and a 700 billion dollar monopoly game)

The elections seem pretty big deals for both Canada and the United States this time around and I'm curious just who is going to go out this election and make a difference? (above or below the border)

Who will vote more?

..Men or women?
..Young or old?
..Rich or poor?
..Landed immigrants or those born and bred?
..Which ethnic group(s) will be the biggest percentage of the voters?

I'm admittedly not always 'politically passionate' but for some reason, our Federal Election means so much to me this time. Don't get me wrong, I've always, ALWAYS exercised my right to vote (even when it was to ruin a ballot) but I've always voted from the day I could.
At election time, I always think of Australia's take on voting. (correct me if I'm wrong) But if you DON'T vote - you can go to jail or pay a fine. You HAVE to go and be part of the process.
I think of the countries where thousands of people risk their lives for the privilege to vote. Of all the brave people who've lost their lives for the right to a democratic vote, of citizens that walk for days to reach voting stations.
And I think of the hurdles overcome in our countries that have granted more and more of their citizens the right to vote.


The right to vote


Don't take it lightly. Don't be apathetic. Exercise your right to vote.
FOODlatte

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Poll #1272193 The Friday night and I'm not doing anything poll

Have any of your sexual partners ever met or exceeded your expectations?

For the most part.
3(20.0%)
Absolutely!
6(40.0%)
I went in without expectations so....
2(13.3%)
They didn't even get close to the bar.
3(20.0%)
Absolutely not!
1(6.7%)

Until what age did you suck your thumb as a child?

I still do, don't you?
0(0.0%)
I never did, I had a passifier
6(42.9%)
Until I was 3
1(7.1%)
Until I was 5
5(35.7%)
Until I was in my teens
2(14.3%)

Are you the kind of person that laughs when you see someone fall down?

Absolutely!
1(6.2%)
Absolutely not!
0(0.0%)
Only once I see that they're not hurt.
5(31.2%)
Only once I see them laughing themselves.
7(43.8%)
I'm always that someone who falls down.
3(18.8%)

Have you ever traced your family tree?

No. Not interested.
7(53.8%)
Yes. It was fascinating.
4(30.8%)
I'm tracing it right now.
2(15.4%)
I did, and I'm related to some pretty famous people.
0(0.0%)

Do you live in the country / province /state you were born in?

Yes. Never left.
7(43.8%)
Yes. Am back after a few years away.
3(18.8%)
No. Never been back.
1(6.2%)
No. But I go back and visit occasionally.
5(31.2%)

Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Too early to think about it.
4(25.0%)
OMG! I so am!
5(31.2%)
OMG! Is that almost here already!?!
4(25.0%)
I'm not into the commercialism of the whole thing.
3(18.8%)
I don't observe the holiday.
0(0.0%)

Which sibling is more talented? (only one per family)

Donnie Wahlberg OR.
0(0.0%)
Mark Wahlberg
0(0.0%)
Beau Bridges OR.
0(0.0%)
Jeff Bridges
0(0.0%)
Rob Lowe OR.
0(0.0%)
Chad Lowe
0(0.0%)
Justine Bateman OR.
0(0.0%)
Jason Bateman
0(0.0%)
John Cusack OR.
0(0.0%)
Joan Cusack
0(0.0%)
Matt Dillon OR.
0(0.0%)
Kevin Dillon
0(0.0%)
Ralph Fiennes OR.
0(0.0%)
Joseph Fiennes
0(0.0%)

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