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Sunday, September 19, 2010


Posted on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM

So in Afghanistan, people risked their lives by going to the polls to vote for the next government. They have some serious things to worry about too: Taliban, potential religious and civil wars, crushing poverty, occupation by foreign forces, drug czars, drugs, potential flashpoint for world conflict, and the list goes on. Risking their very lives in spite of widespread corruption, puppet governments, and very real death threats.

And here in Canada, our questionably (due to voter apathy) elected government will be debating one of the most critical issues of our time: are there too many English-speaking players on the roster for the Montreal Canadiens?

That our government chooses to waste time, money and energy debating such an insanely frivolous issue makes me wonder if this makes us the best country in the world, or the saddest?

Perhaps in some twisted way, a bit of both. —Will a real leader please stand up, please stand up


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