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From the sidelines…

27 Apr

I can’t vote, but I care about what happens to Britain.  I live here!  I keep encouraging people to vote, as a practice, because it is a right and everyone must exercise their right to vote.  If you don’t vote, your whinging about the government doesn’t hold water because you didn’t do what you could to express your choice.  You can’t complain because you didn’t vote.  But that’s just me!

After listening to so many reports and people trying to explain the AV vote, I finally understand it.  And now that I understand it, I can put in my 2 cents’ worth.  I’d vote NO, if I could vote.

Why?

Because, as a voter, I would want my vote to be counted as one vote for the person I chose to vote for.  I don’t want to run the risk of my vote being redistributed to someone I did not even consider when I made my choice.  The alternative vote runs the risk of “reallocating” my vote to someone who I didn’t vote for.  And that, I feel, negates the expression of choice that I made.

There, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I feel a lot better.

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No words

11 Feb

After everything that’s happened in the news, in the UK, in Egypt and in the Philippines, plus my ideas for that suggested topic about heroes, I’ve got a lot to say.  But until 20 seconds ago, I’ve been staring at a blinking cursor.  I have so much to say but the words won’t come.

So I have to accept that tonight, I have no words.  A lot of thoughts, but the writing muses have chosen to take the night off.  I’m fine with that.  It’s a Friday, they’re allowed a day off once in a while.

So tonight, I am going to just leave it at that.  But tomorrow, I am going to write about one of my heroes.  I think it’s about time someone wrote about him again.