ok so i keep forgetting to post here too, heres the last few bloggerings i did over up on that there spacebook:
Friday, October 17, 2008
so i also thought you should check out this party that ran in BC.
Basically, people in Europe don’t put up with this 45-60 workweek BS we have to put up with. A 32 hour workweek is common elsewhere. Less work means less stress, better families and less environmental destruction. The powers that be will try and tell you that we need to work more to maintain a competitive level of productivity. But lets be honest, many people are producing things that humanity doesn’t need in mass quantities. “Productivity” is only for the purposes of making the rich richer by keeping us poor busy.
Last night the woman working the till in Tim Hortons had a freak out. First she angrily threw stuff around complaining about her working conditions while making our order. By the end of it the poor woman was crying her eyes out (the line continued to form behind us). All the while there is a poster of well paid models in Tim’s uniforms above her stating “the job that fits your life”. Whenever there is a franchise based mass murder suicide the news asks: its a mystery how someone could be driven to this type of action. If the rich wern’t trying to constantly fuck us, and let us see our families more often, people would less frequently go crazy- its quite simple actually.
Friday, October 17, 2008
All that buildup and i didn’t even post my opinion on the election outcome yet. Uh, ‘pointless’ says it best. Same government, only $200 million poorer.
Harper got greedy, thought he could win a majority. @ of the popular vote generally equals a majority in Canada, our electoral system sucks. My vote counted for jack shit since my mp didn’t win this riding (unfortunately this is the case for most Canadian voters).
A few highlights from Fairvote Canada:
The chief victims of the October 14 federal election were:
- Green Party: 940,000 voters supporting the Green Party sent no one to
Parliament, setting a new record for the most votes cast for any party that
gained no parliamentary representation. By comparison, 813,000
Conservative voters in Alberta alone were able to elect 27 MPs.
- Prairie Liberals and New Democrats: In the prairie provinces, Conservatives
received roughly twice the vote of the Liberals and NDP, but took seven times
as many seats.
- Urban Conservatives: Similar to the last election, a quarter-million
Conservative voters in Toronto elected no one and neither did Conservative
voters in Montreal.
- New Democrats: The NDP attracted 1.1 million more votes than the Bloc, but
the voting system gave the Bloc 50 seats, the NDP 37.
“How can anyone consider this democratic representation?” asked Barbara
Odenwald, President of Fair Vote Canada.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Mac’s are useless
so i bought yet another new mp3 player. put 4 songs on it and listened to them while i did dishes. Today getting ready for work, i wanted to put more music on the player. Of course now the player is write protected, cannot be formatted (not sure if mac users know what that means) and no new files can be added or removed. All in the interest of protecting me from something i guess? When i drag them to the trash can, it makes a fucking copy of them into the trashcan. Why would that programming even exist? There is NO situation where you would want to copy files into the trash, this thing is completely stupid.
and the automated features are terrific, they now auto detect my monitor for me everytime i start the computer. Well, it detects it wrong, but at least this feature is working. I now have to attach the mac to my pc monitor, so that it redetects, change the display options and re-attach to the mac. It takes about 20 tries but eventually im back in business.
gotta love this system
i wish i was dead
Better get used to those 4 songs.