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  1. In Topic: Star Wars Discussion (Ep VII+)

    30 December 2019 - 04:00 PM

  2. In Topic: Star Wars Discussion (Ep VII+)

    28 December 2019 - 06:34 AM

    Is the plan to post in the forum until there are no objections to ep 9? Cuz I object.

    Honestly, I am wondering if JJ Abrahms can actually tell a story. Like, without mystery boxes and 'survive; reveals'
  3. In Topic: Canadian Politics

    23 October 2019 - 01:46 PM

    View PostAbyss, on 22 October 2019 - 07:26 PM, said:

    View PostD, on 22 October 2019 - 05:07 PM, said:

    View PostAbyss, on 22 October 2019 - 03:32 PM, said:

    Much is being made of the Greens one gain out East. I think it came down to a local and charismatic candidate capitalising on a history of disregard for that part of Canada, but hey, good for her. It's a good story if nothing else.

    They did also increase their share of the popular vote by quite a bit (over double the last election??) even if it didn't lead to a big difference in number of actual MPs.

    True. A lot of the post election commentary raises how this election was about the environment but the issue kept being lost. The Greens took in a portion of voters who kept that in mind but even so not enough to shift them to more seats.

    As an NB'er my read of the Fredericton seat (and Greens seeing their share of the vote here increase by like 20%) going to Jennica Atwin is mostly a virtue of the fact we've never really toyed with 3rd parties before. The NDP never got off the ground at the federal level, and only ever saw 1 MLA elected at the provincial level. Contrast that with the past election, in which the Peoples Alliance (our homebrewed alt-right) and the Greens each gained 3 seats (leading to a very confusing parliament).... NB is looking for something new. Really all of the Maritimes saw the green share of the vote increase drastically in all 3 provinces.

    A couple years ago, provincially we elected the Green Leader David Coon (in Fredericton btw), and he has proven to be a very competent MLA, party leader, and campaigner. The good will he earned, Jennica's own capacity, and NB'ers general frustration with the two party system here in NB is probably what got her the win.

    The main story coming out of NB in my opinion is the fact that the Saint John-Rothesay riding didn't revert back to blue. It along with the rest of the fundy coast were traditional conservative strongholds that all got flipped in 2015 due to trudeau-mania. The former conservative MPs of the other ridings managed to get their seats back this time round....but not in SJ. That, combined with the share of the vote that went to Liberals, Greens, and NDPs in Saint John-Rothesay makes me think this riding may have fundamentally changed.

    Also interesting is the fact that in the other coastal ridings, 2nd place after the cons was often the greens and not the liberals. A smart move for the greens imo would be to convince David Coon to make the jump to the federal party as either leader or deputy leader, and take 5 or 6 seats here.
  4. In Topic: Canadian Politics

    20 September 2019 - 12:10 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 20 September 2019 - 10:31 AM, said:

    View PostD, on 20 September 2019 - 04:13 AM, said:

    View Postrant, on 20 September 2019 - 03:25 AM, said:

    Fine, I'll be the first Canadian to cast his vote. Green. Sam as its been for like 20 years. lets not destroy the world.

    I'm definitely considering switching to Green (away from my usual Rhino vote).

    I was going to vote Green until the whole anti-abortion thing the other week, so even though I'm pissed at the lack of keeping to election promises (election reform to remove FPTP, climate focus no pipeline) I'll drop back and vote Lib again. Beyond anything else, I can't stomach Canada falling into the same alt-right hole as the States if Scheer manages to get in. Ford is bad enough.

    Hmm, I'd not heard about that anti-abortion stuff, that is concerning.

    The conspiracy part of my brain wonders if the Trudeau team put the blackface stuff out themselves as a lowkey way to try and pull some of the racist vote from Mad Max and Scheer lol. It might win some votes here in NB at least...14 candidates at the provincial level abandoned the NDP for the Greens (we have a strong provincial Green leader here).....its not been explicitly stated, but at least some of the motivation for that switch was them recognizing that they wouldn't get votes as NDPers as long as there was a brown man leading the federal party...really disappointing.
  5. In Topic: Canadian Politics

    20 September 2019 - 03:25 AM

    Fine, I'll be the first Canadian to cast his vote. Green. Sam as its been for like 20 years. lets not destroy the world.


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