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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 4:04 pm 
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I understand your wise and erudite Prime Minister is promoting the implementation of preferential voting over your current first-past-the-post process.

He seems to be well stocked with silly ideas.

Here's why you should resist any changes to your system. While he craves for preferential voting, he should be reminded that Australians wish it would go away.



Avoid at all costs. It is a plague, and one of the reasons I refuse to vote...and break the law in so doing.

Remember, if a politician thinks changing the system is a good idea then you can be sure it only benefits politicians.

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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 4:12 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
I understand your wise and erudite Prime Minister is promoting the implementation of preferential voting over your current first-past-the-post process.

He seems to be well stocked with silly ideas.

Here's why you should resist any changes to your system. While he craves for preferential voting, he should be reminded that Australians wish it would go away.



Avoid at all costs. It is a plague, and one of the reasons I refuse to vote...and break the law in so doing.

Remember, if a politician thinks changing the system is a good idea then you can be sure it only benefits politicians.

Trudeau campaigned on ending first past the post, but he abandoned the idea. His preference was preferential voting too as you said.

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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 4:44 pm 
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It facilitates corruption and party duplicity, as well as enabling candidates with a paltry number of votes to enter Parliament and wield disproportionate influence on how the nation is governed. We have one Senator with 13 votes...another who received 40 votes. That is NOT proportional representation.

Parties barter their preferences to make shadowy "back room" deals and alliances without the voters having a clue what they are actually voting for.

Parties hand out their "how to vote" cards and the sheep just copy it in the booth because it's too hard to work out for yourself how you want preferences among up to 80 candidates distributed.

It is a farce.

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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 4:55 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
It facilitates corruption and party duplicity, as well as enabling candidates with a paltry number of votes to enter Parliament and wield disproportionate influence on how the nation is governed. We have one Senator with 13 votes...another who received 40 votes. That is NOT proportional representation.

Parties barter their preferences to make shadowy "back room" deals and alliances without the voters having a clue what they are actually voting for.

Parties hand out their "how to vote" cards and the sheep just copy it in the booth because it's too hard to work out for yourself how you want preferences among up to 80 candidates distributed.

It is a farce.

Ironically, the first past the post system is what gave Trudeau a massive majority with only 39.5% of the vote,

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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 6:34 pm 
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We have proportional representation in Israel, with the threshold being 3.25%.

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Unread postPosted: May 8th, 2019, 7:52 pm 
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And you end up with a fragmented political system.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 6:08 am 
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And you end up with a fragmented political system.

They always have coalition governments.


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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 3:29 pm 
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We're heading in that direction.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 5:06 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
We're heading in that direction.

Who will prop up Labor?

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 6:03 pm 
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The Greens.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 6:38 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
The Greens.

Yikes.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 6:42 pm 
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I predict that Trudeau will remain as pm after the October election by being propped up by extreme left New Democratic Party.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 7:28 pm 
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The Greens.

A Labor-Green coalition would be terrible. I hope for the sake of Australia, it's just one term.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 7:37 pm 
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When the Greens are involved, it usually is.

People remember the last coalition when Parliament was hung. During the campaign, the idiot Labor PM said there will be NO carbon tax if she were elected.

The voting resulted in a hung parliament, so she did a deal with the Greens to take control and retain her job.

Within a month, there was a carbon tax.

3 years later, she was out of a job, the conservatives won and the carbon tax was repealed.

The Greens will do exactly the same thing given the chance.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 7:42 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
When the Greens are involved, it usually is.

People remember the last coalition when Parliament was hung. During the campaign, the idiot Labor PM said there will be NO carbon tax if she were elected.

The voting resulted in a hung parliament, so she did a deal with the Greens to take control and retain her job.

Within a month, there was a carbon tax.

3 years later, she was out of a job, the conservatives won and the carbon tax was repealed.

The Greens will do exactly the same thing given the chance.

I do not follow Canadian politics as closely as I do Israeli politics, but as I understands it, the Conservatives will repeal the carbon tax if they win the election. It will not affect me in BC though, because there is a provincial carbon tax that was recently raised. There is a labor-Green government in British Columbia.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 7:52 pm 
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The current socialist candidate has similarly promised no carbon tax.

Nobody is buying that.

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Bricktop wrote:
The current socialist candidate has similarly promised no carbon tax.

Nobody is buying that.

Especially if the Greens are in a coalition with Labor.

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Bricktop wrote:
When the Greens are involved, it usually is.

People remember the last coalition when Parliament was hung. During the campaign, the idiot Labor PM said there will be NO carbon tax if she were elected.

The voting resulted in a hung parliament, so she did a deal with the Greens to take control and retain her job.

Within a month, there was a carbon tax.

3 years later, she was out of a job, the conservatives won and the carbon tax was repealed.

The Greens will do exactly the same thing given the chance.

I do not follow Canadian politics as closely as I do Israeli politics, but as I understands it, the Conservatives will repeal the carbon tax if they win the election. It will not affect me in BC though, because there is a provincial carbon tax that was recently raised. There is a labor-Green government in British Columbia.

Gasoline prices are a buck seventy a liter or more in Vancouver and the leftard extremists running that province are blaming everyone except their own stupid ideology. They raised the carbon tax and are blocking a pipeline from Alberta.

Say bye bye to your money Brick if a Labor/Green coalition wins.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 8:25 pm 
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Yes, we know.

There is a slight sliver of hope. The leftards are utterly failing to cost their daffy green policies.

This can only be because they know they will cause massive cost increases.

People are highly suspicious of their claims to the contrary, and it's beginning to show.

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Unread postPosted: May 9th, 2019, 9:06 pm 
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Bricktop wrote:
Yes, we know.

There is a slight sliver of hope. The leftards are utterly failing to cost their daffy green policies.

This can only be because they know they will cause massive cost increases.

People are highly suspicious of their claims to the contrary, and it's beginning to show.

Here, they just lie about the cost to the average man for their goofy green energy scams.

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