Thursday, January 12, 2006

Election time in Canada

For all you Canadians enjoying the election feeling cynical about politics I would like to point out some things about Taiwan's most recent elections.
A co-teacher of mine's girlfriend's family recieved 40$ per person for their votes.
At least 17 people in Tainan county, where I live, were charged with vote buying.
A condidate for Taidung county magistrate who had been convicted and sentenced to 7 years in prison on vote-buying and corruption charges ran for office during the last election while his case was under appeal.He won.
The election battle was mainly between the DPP party and the KMT. The KMT called the DPP corrupt because of recent scandal. The DPP on the other hand reminded voters that the KMT is essentially pro-China and, as the previous rulers of the one party state, synonymous with corruption and backroom-dealing.

Whatever you may think about the Canadian election, Canadian parties and politics in general you should know that there is worse, much worse. Canadian politics is pretty clean and in general Canadians should be proud.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations

OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”
By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

Yes, finally someone is beginning to discuss the truth. I wonder why it has taken so long to come out into the open. I have been aware of these aliens for quite a long time now and hopefully something will come out of this. I, however, do not so much fear the aliens. I would just like all my socks back. I have a hell of a lot of odd ones laying about.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Old words, eternal truth

I open books on law and ethics, and listen to the scholars and legal experts. Permeated with their persuasive talk, I lament the miseries of nature, admire the peace and justice established by the civil order, bless the wisdom of public institutions, and console myself for being a man by looking upon myself as a citizen. Well versed in my duties and happiness, I shut my book, leave the classroom and look around me. I see unfortunate nations groaning under yokes of iron, the human race crushed by a handful of oppressors, a starving crowd overwhelmed with pain and hunger, whose blood and tears the rich drink in peace, and everywhere the strong armed against the weak with the formidable power of the law.---Jean Jaques Rousseau 'The State of War'