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Re: “Hypothetical Ridiculousness

I feel this way when a big gas guzzling smelly SUV or Truck drives by and I get a big face full of exhaust.
Of course this is socially acceptable way to contribute to other people's cancer.

Personally, I smoke. I try not to be a dick about it, I don't exhale right in people's faces, I try to avoid smoking by doors, windows and bus stops, and I'll hold it away from somebody as they pass. But anti-smoking nuts are assholes! They make me want to blow my smoke in their face. Ok, you don't like smoking, I get it. But to imply that smokers shouldn't have rights, have access to health care, be segregated or executed is beyond a little extreme. If you suggested this about any other group, culture, whatever, you'd be seen as a bigot, an intolerant jerk or worse. Just because it's socially acceptable and encouraged to be a smug holier then thou, asshole, anti-smoking, douchebag, doesn't mean you have to be. I'm sure your shit stinks just as bad in a different way (like the shit coming from your mouths that I have to hear.)

And I feel it's hypocritical to bitch about smokers polluting or giving you cancer and then climb into your huge SUV and pump out a ton of smog to drive to the corner store.

Posted by goodbunny on 07/08/2011 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Power Ballot

You know, I'm sick of nonvoters! Every time I talk to some one who's not voting I get the same damn reasons, "I don't like any of the parties," "It doesn't matter anyways," "I don't believe in voting," "I'm protesting by not voting," blah blah blah! You're all just too lazy to vote!

If you truly feel none of the parties represent you, or that the whole process is flawed or that by not taking a stand you're some how protesting, then here's what you should do; Show up and REJECT YOUR BALLOT!

That's right, REJECT YOUR BALLOT! It's easy, just mark every candidate (or at least two) on your ballot, and BAM! It doesn't count towards the result. But it is counted and it is a statement.

Only about 60% of registered voters bother, so in a way, nonvoters are the largest constituency making up around 40%. If half of these people show up and reject their ballots this would make a serious impression on the outcome, and 20% of the voters intentionally rejecting their ballots could NOT be ignored. Something would have to be done.

People who don't even show up to vote get written off as apathetic, uninformed or simply lazy. And therefore are not represented in the party platforms. But if a significant number of people show up and reject their ballots, only a small handful of these could be written off as too stupid to "work" the ballot cards and the motives of the rest would have to be examined. Maybe this could be an avenue for political reform, at the very least it might urge political parties to revamp their polices to hopefully reflect the concerns of these people.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to reject my ballot, but I am going to vote (and I wish you would too.) But if you have decided waste your vote due to an inability to vote for the lesser evil, don't be lazy about it, just go REJECT YOUR BALLOT and stop using idealism as a justification for your real problem, which is probably just laziness.

Thank you.

Kyle Bridgett

Posted by goodbunny on 04/29/2011 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Power Ballot

Hi, Kyle Bridgett here

In hindsight, I realized I may have used the wrong terminology in my previous statement about spoiling your ballot. I should have been clear on this point, technically what I urge you to do is REJECT YOUR BALLOT,as a REJECTED BALLOT is one where none or more than one candidate is selected (and these are counted,) where as a SPOILED BALLOT is considered to be one that has been defaced and technically this is a crime.

So I recant and say REJECT YOUR BALLOT if you're not going vote.
But don't spoil it or you could get arrested.
The idea's the same, (but I don't want to advocate a crime,) so if you're reading my original comment, just replace the "spoil your ballots" with "reject you ballots."

Sorry,
Kyle Bridgett

Posted by goodbunny on 04/29/2011 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Power Ballot

You know, I'm sick of nonvoters! Every time I talk to some one who's not voting I get the same damn reasons, "I don't like any of the parties," "It doesn't matter anyways," "I don't believe in voting," "I'm protesting by not voting." Blah blah blah! You're all just too lazy to vote!

If you truly feel none of the parties represent you, or that the whole process is flawed or that by not taking a stand you're some how protesting, then here's what you should do; Show up and SPOIL YOUR BALLOT!

That's right, SPOIL YOUR BALLOT! It's easy, just mark every candidate (or at least two) on your ballot, and BAM! It doesn't count towards the result. But it IS counted and it IS a statement.

Only about 60% of registered voters bother, so in a way, nonvoters are the largest constituency making up around 40%. If half of these people show up and spoil their ballots this would make a serious impression on the outcome, and 20% of the voters intentionally spoiling their ballots could NOT be ignored. Something would have to be done.

People who don't even show up to vote get written off as apathetic, uninformed or simply lazy. And therefore are not represented in the party platforms. But if a significant number of people show up and spoil their ballots, only a small handful of these could be written off as too stupid to "work" the ballot cards and the motives of the rest would have to be examined. Maybe this could be an avenue for political reform, at the very least it might urge political parties to revamp their polices to hopefully reflect the concerns of these people.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to spoil my ballot, but I am going to vote (and I wish you would too.) But if you have decided waste your vote due to an inability to vote for the lesser evil, don't be lazy about it, just go SPOIL YOUR BALLOT and stop using idealism as a justification for your real problem, which is probably just laziness.

Thankyou

-Kyle Bridgett

Posted by goodbunny on 04/29/2011 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Halifax cocaine is cut with levamisole

Wow.
Lot's of people seem to complain about tax dollars being used to assist users of illegal drugs in any way.
But do any of you mind the MILLIONS of tax dollars that have been spent on police budgets, prisons and propaganda to enforce a prohibition that historically has never worked?

Maybe health system costs might drop if these so called "junkies" could access quality controlled drugs, trust worthy information and safe places to use, resulting in fewer accidents and overdoses. Not to mention maybe the number of gang members admitted to hospitals for gun shots and stab wounds might drop, if this "war" on drugs didn't force the sale of these popular substances into the hands of pirates.

According to CBC 73% of the $368 million spent by the Canadian government on targeting illicit drugs in 2004–2005 went toward law enforcement rather than treatment, prevention or harm reduction. So maybe you should stop complaining about the 27% that actually helps people and focus on how the government is really boning you.

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Posted by goodbunny on 01/28/2011 at 9:00 PM

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