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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category


Election Prediction

What started as a boring, unwanted election has turned into something interesting. Can you imagine Jack Layton flitting down to Washington to talk about healthcare and shutting down the tar sands with Obama? (But how would he handle Obama asking him to keep the troops in Afghanistan? :-)) Its fun to picture. Meanwhile, Scott Reid, […]

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R2P

Everybody loves a Democratic president, and everybody hates a Republican one, especially when everyone is Canadian. Case in point? Reagan? Bad. Clinton? Good. Bush? Terrible! Obama? Good, even great. Hope we can believe in and all that. (Wait, I screwed that up. It was “Hope” on it’s own and “Change we Can Believe In”) Anyway, […]

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Why Does She Bother?

Why does Elizabeth May bother? What’s the point? Whats her goal? Does anyone really think she’s going to get elected? And if she does get elected, what exactly is she going to accomplish? She will be the only MP in a marginalized party that won’t be able to introduce legislation and get it passed. I’m […]

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Government is not the solution…

Ronald Reagan famously declared that “”Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.” The partisan nature of that comment has obscured much of its veracity. Depending on the definition of the problem, and if you buy into the 1960’s counter culture claim that “If you’re not part of the solution you’re […]

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Polls For Fun

I recently reclaimed ownership of “Robchipman.com” (as opposed to .net) but wasn’t sure what to do with it. I’ve stuck up a bunch of public opinion polls. If you need to waste some time at work today drop by and vote away! Leave some comments as well. My name is Rob Chipman and I’m a […]

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Rich US Capitalists Meddle in Foreign Politics!

I ran across an interesting article in the National Post today highlighting what Murray Dobbin calls a “profoundly dishonest” strategy and “an insult” to progressive activists everywhere. Apparently rich Americans are trying to influence the politics of a soveriegn democratic country. No, its not Egypt or Nicaragua. Its right here, in BC! When I first […]

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Predictions for Vancouver Real Estate in 2011

Happy New Year! As Dan Gardner has been pointing out lately, predictions are a win-win for the prognosticator. As he puts it, professional forecasters adopt a “heads I win, tails you forget that we had a bet” approach. Or, as Ozzie Jurock once advised “predict often, and don’t provide timelines” In short, most predictions are […]

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