Paraka (paraka) wrote,
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Oh Internet, how I love you but you steal my time.

You know when I first got here in China and had internet, I was all "How did I ever spend so much time on here? There's nothing to do." Then I got back into LJ, and reading fic, and vidding and webpage building (ok those last 2 don't really use the intenet but...), and I realised that yeah, you can spend a lot of time on the internet, being busy, and then look at the time and go, "what the hell have I been doing for the last 3 hours?" And now it's worse, since there's the elections coming up.
I admit it, I'm half assed when it comes to politics. I like them, but they're so complicated that I often don't know the whole story. And after I realised I can still vote (Thanks for the help guys!) I decided that I needed to be more informed, so I've spent the last oh I don't know hour reading globeandmail.com and ctv.ca seeing where everyone stands.
It also didn't help that when I told my mom I'd be able to vote she went "Oh no!!! You'll cancel out my vote! Please think about it before voting!" Aren't parents supposed to be happy and/or proud when you take an interest in the running of your country? Of actually taking part and not letting others rule your life? So now, I'm compiling references and quotes so I can present to my mother why I'm making an informed decision (and hopefully get her to change her mind :P)

I don't know, I still think I'll go Liberal, like sunshineandrage said:
The way I see it, all politicians are going to cheat, steal and lie. My job is to pick the one that will cheat, steal and lie while upholding my rights and those of my friends and family.

I can't see the Conservatives ever being the right choice. Also, did they not learn from the 2004 election? Harper what were you smoking that made you think bringing up your opposition to gay marriages on the first day of the election campaine was a good idea! Even people who don't really support gay marriages are just tired of hearing about it, and you're alienating those who support it from the onset. *sighs and shakes head*

I'm sorry since I'm taking such an interest this year in politics, I'll try and keep the political ramblings at least under cut, but if there's anyone else out there who is more into Canadian politics, I'd love to hear from you, or even if you just have links to articles that'd be great.

PS I need a better Due South icon for these kinds of posts :((
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