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Politics and why I speak freely about such a *Taboo* subject.

Never say it’s not right to talk about politics. How do we make move forward and make progress in society if we refuse to discuss what our society is founded on!

Should politics be banned at work? In my opinion – NO. You send about 1/3 of your life at work, why you should be gagged and bound from talking about a topic that effect’s you and everyone else at work.  People like to say they don’t mix personal life with work but the reality of it is, many people spend more time at work each day with than at home with their loved ones, as over half the time you are at home you are asleep.

Why shouldn’t you talk politics? Is it because people can’t support their view points? Is it because they feel it’s confrontational?  It is because they see it as unsolvable and pointless? Is it because once you start talking politics and rationalising things out with people, some things just don’t add up?

I have been amazed during this recent election how many people in their 20’s have said I’m voting for so and so because that’s who my parents vote for. This boggles my mind, you are given the freedom to vote because your opinion matters. Rarely do we blindly follow in other ways. Can you imagine walking into someones house and saying wow I like that couch and them saying I bought it because it’s the exact same couch as my parents have!!!!! No, because we each have our own thoughts, opinions, and life experiences so why not base your vote on what you feel and think is right, not what someone has told you to do. Research is a great tool. Decide for yourself who you want to vote for. (Don’t say so and so has researched it and figured it out……Figure it out yourself)

People say politics are boring or I don’t understand politics. How do you learn about them if you don’t talk about them?How do you get people engaged in topics that effect them greatly? Ask someone why they support a certain party, hear them out, and engage them in constructive conversation. Let them know how you feel and why you feel that way. There’s no reason why two people can’t have a conversation about this topics and there is no reason to feel threatened, think of it as a learning experience (for both sides).

Politics should begin with conversation, conversation is the first step to accomplishing change!

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Reasons Why I Won’t Be Voting For The Wildrose Party

A very important election is coming in Alberta, one that has me thinking hard on the virtues of strategic voting. Mainly because of the Wildrose Party. Last time I checked I was not living in the U.S.A. and last time I checked I had very little patience for the Republican Party in the U.S.A., so why on earth would I vote for the Wildrose Party. Any politician/political party that plans to ensure conscience rights for marriage commissioners and health professionals or wants to fully privatize health care, is not getting my vote.

Below are some articles and blogs highlighting points which prove to me that this party is scary. Do you homework Alberta! Is this really what you want for your province.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Wildrose+Smith+convinced+climate+change+real/6467880/story.html

http://daveberta.ca/2012/04/allan-hunsperger-wildrose-candidate/

http://www.kikkiplanet.com/pruned-bush-confessions-of-a-wilted-wild-rose/

http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/news-views/news/conscience-rights-need-protection-wildrose-leader-8013/

http://daveberta.ca/2012/04/danielle-smith-wildrose-candidates/

Needless to say I will not be voting for the Wildrose Party, now I’m off to think of who will I be strategically voting for so they will not win.

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Sparklings Wednesdays – January 18, 2012

Yesterday, my website was blackout in support of SOPA !

So below is my Sparkling Thursday blog!

Yesterday, at Sparks, we learnt about clean water! We learn about how water cycles through our environment, what we use water for and what animals are found in water! I must say this was a successful unit for us!! All the girls enjoyed talking about water and were excited to go home and try out the experiment I gave them.

It’s an easy experiment to do it your looking for a fun water experiment for young children.  You take a glass of water with red food colouring and place a celery stalk in it. Leave it overnight, when you wake in the morning you can see that the celery has “drank” your water and is now red!

At the end of the meeting we sang “little Green Frog” and all shared one thing we learned new about water!

*~Sparkling Wednesdays~*

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network | young greens of canada – jeunes verts du canada

network | young greens of canada – jeunes verts du canada.

Check out Young Greens of Canada!  If your 18 – 29, It’s a great site to get you and keep you informed with what the Green Party of Canada is doing.  It’s for the young voice in Canada.  Sign in, see what riding you belong to {I live in Edmonton East (Alberta)}, view the Green Party’s values and get valuable information about voting in Canada.

Don’t miss out!  Stay informed so you can make an informed decision at the next federal election by voting!

Remember, Bad officals are elected by good citizens who do not vote – George Jean Nathan Don’t be one of these good citizens *VOTE*