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May 14, 2013, 12:12:43 PM
Today is a big day in British Columbia.
We all get to vote for which left-wing party we want to wreck our province.
We are spoiled for choice:
a: The New Democratic Party: the termite socialists.
b: The Liberal Party: The fractionally not-so-left of the far-left.
c: The Conservative Party: who "believe in the equality of all people".
d: The Marxist-Leninist Party: who still don't know those two are long dead.
e: The Green Party: who make even less sense than the others.

Wow. This is the day I finally decided not to vote for anyone. Ever again.
So there.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 14, 2013, 12:35:50 PM
As a Vancouverite, I was wondering which party you'd be siding with, crow! The answer did not surprise me.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 14, 2013, 12:48:53 PM
Ah. Canayjan, eh? Vancouver? You must be oriental :)
Here I am, doomed to the Gulf Islands Gulag. It's pretty, though, if you can avoid the termites/activists.
I would, of course, have voted Conservative, if there were any conservatives in the Conservative Party.
But since there aren't, and they fire any candidate who has a tenuous grip on reality, what can I do?
Moan on ANUS, I guess.
And then do some gardening.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 14, 2013, 01:11:59 PM
Ah. Canayjan, eh? Vancouver? You must be oriental  :)

That cracked me up. I attended UBC for Computer Engineering for a short while, and about 80-85% of the population there was Asian. I really didn't mind it, though. Do you begrudge the influx of asians here? Would you think less of me if i were Asian?

As for the topic at hand, I'm pretty apathetic when it comes to politics. The concept of a hermitic, ascetic lifestyle has appealed to me more and more in the past while.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 14, 2013, 01:30:39 PM
Cracking people up is my reason for living. And cracking myself up, the best reason of all.
Would I think less of you if you were asian? I don't think anything of you at all. But if I did, then no: I quite like asians, actually. The ones I have known seemed very civilized and easy to be with. I am a taoist, after all.
It is, however, somewhat shocking to see how they have turned a white city into an asian one, in so short a time.
Multiculturalism seems to be an excellent method by which white people eliminate themselves from their homes.
But who am I to judge? I do the same thing with wildlife: I adopt anything that shows up, and invite them to displace me from my living room: rabbits, crows, raccoons, mice...

I like your lifestyle preference. But how do you do that in a city? Have you, by any chance, visited Bella Coola? Ocean Falls? The Queen Charlottes?

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 14, 2013, 10:47:03 PM
A certain level of asceticism is possible in a city; more, perhaps, than usual, as the distractions and temptations are more abundant here. I mostly just abstain from eating junk food, consuming alcohol, watching TV, and wasting money away on frivolities. Some days I'll fast, just as an extra measure. My only indulgence is playing video games. Though I've cut back on this quite a bit in the past while, I'm loathe to eliminate it from my life entirely. I'm quite good at acts of omission. The only thing I actively do to discipline myself is working out. While most people I know quite enjoy being active, I hate every minute of it.

As for hermiticism, that's far less realistic, especially considering I'm working full time as a cashier. Every interaction with other people for the past 9 years has done nothing but drain me and make me more asocial. 8 hours a day of that is too much for me. Outside of work, and seeing my family at home, I rarely see any humans.

Haven't visited many places; as I'm still rather young, I don't have much freedom, and can't go off adventuring throughout BC. I have hiked Mt. Garibaldi in High School, and camped at Shannon Falls, but that's about the extent of my travels here. Sorry to disappoint. And I hope you think something of me by now, whether it be good or bad. There's nothing wrong with forming quick first impressions, provided you're equally as quick to amend them.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 15, 2013, 12:30:11 AM
Shannon Falls, that's near Britannia Beach, no? I've lived in Squamish and Pemberton, in the past, when the road to Lillooet was just a mule trail.
Yes, I tend to be unable to stand people for very long, too. Which is strange, really, because I am actually quite social.
I pick up too much psychic chaos from anyone I'm around. Makes me feel quite sick. The downside of extreme sensitivity.

Anyway, you know that when you live somewhere, you often never get around to exploring it? That would be a real shame in a place like BC. It's really something. You can get really, really lost in a place like this :)

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 15, 2013, 12:55:24 AM
Are there many upsides to extreme sensitivity? Seems like a liberal trait to me ;)

As for exploring, I've still got plenty of time to do that. Unless I die young, in which case I won't be alive to regret it. So it's sort of a win-win.

Re: Eekwallitee-shmolitee.
May 15, 2013, 09:54:29 AM
Read that as 'hyper-awareness' then. I have very few liberal traits. Maybe none.
Yes, I forget how old I am, and how young the young are. This is easy to do when you get old :)
Lots of time for guys like you, if all goes well. Lots and lots. Not so much for me.
Then again, when you can move outside of time, things get interesting.