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375 weeks ago @ - The West is in and Ont... · 0 replies · +1 points

Imagine a hypothetical country that just had an election in which 55% of the population voted one way and 45% another way. Would you find it accurate to describe that hypothetical country as unified whole? I wouldn't.

375 weeks ago @ - The West is in and Ont... · 0 replies · +1 points

Um, no. But, what possible relevance could that have in reply to a comment about false perceptions of geographical consistency in unproportional electoral systems?

375 weeks ago @ - Coffee, sex and blowin... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree. But not so disconcerting as to make one want to change.

375 weeks ago @ - The West is in and Ont... · 5 replies · +4 points

I find it odd that someone like Coyne, who has written so often and so eloquently about the failings and deceptions of a FPTP electoral system, could fall back on lazy generalizations about how "the West" voted as if we all voted the same, en masse, and the FPTP results actually reflected accurately how we voted.

I saw today that the SNP won a majority government in the Scottish Parliament, via STV. It's in those situations that you can honestly make statements like, (geographical location) voted en masse for (party).

377 weeks ago @ - And now a word from Br... · 3 replies · +14 points

I'm a Westerner, and an Albertan, and I also think that 'Niceguy' should speak for himself.

379 weeks ago @ - On why shaming won’t... · 1 reply · +4 points

I'm surprised by his discounting of urban design. While safe spaces to bike and walk by themselves can't solve the problem, it's hard to believe that they aren't a part of it. There are neighbourhoods in my city with no sidewalks at all, and it's not surprising that people are less active there then they are in more central neighbourhood.

379 weeks ago @ - The end of soup? · 0 replies · +1 points

Soup is one of the easiest things to make well from scratch, so it's not surprising that the canned stuff is going down in sales.

379 weeks ago @ - HIER, kitty, kitty... · 0 replies · +4 points

"Anyone with an outdoor cat would be forced to pay to have it neutered."

I don't find that extreme at all. Keeping your pets spayed or neutered is part of responsible pet ownership.

381 weeks ago @ - Policy alert · 0 replies · +7 points

By that reasoning, he hates single parents the most: they have the highest financial burden when it comes to childcare, but with only one income, they can't benefit from income splitting at all.

384 weeks ago @ - Beaches. Buffets. Bull... · 1 reply · +22 points

I think Canadians visit Mexico because it's cheap and warm.