Your Moral And Intellectual Superiors

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Fredrik DeBoer;

People vote for many reasons. And I do believe that cultural and social associations play a role. But most people can't afford to treat politics as some game waged by disaffected internet elites, and will vote for the candidates who they believe offers them the best potential leadership. They may get that decision wrong, but I assure you, they are not checking Twitter to find out what the Villager conventional wisdom is. Nobody is on Twitter. There is no demographic group in the United States where a majority of that group has a Twitter account. More importantly, even people who are on Twitter aren't on Twitter. 80% of users have 10 or fewer followers. 10% of users generate 90% of tweets. Most accounts lay fallow. If you're one of the small number of Twitter elites who dominate the service, I get thinking that Twitter is very important. But it's a delusion. Self-obsessed journalists: no one is voting based on your weird social norms.

I keep telling people this. Nobody listens, including me.


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Voting in the Trudeau Regime is only going to benefit the leading Limousine Liberals and the EU elites in Brussels.

Just watch.

This is why - apologies to lance - I don't follow Twitter, because nothing that happens on Twitter actually matters. GamerGate, cdnpoli, BringBackOurWhatever - nothing that happens on Twitter affects anything in the real world.

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so, ummm, how morally superior is THIS:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jerry-bance-marketplace-1.3217797

p.s. dear conservatists, you really need to beef up your screening process . . . .

p.p.s. Ive never twittered, never had a twitter acct and dont know how to twitter.

anyways, ha ha ha !!!

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"jistaskin says... anyways, ha ha ha !!!"

bance, bance, that sounds so familiar.

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If it sounds familiar, it's probably because he's the same person as "Hmmmmm" and "Mr Mem". When you write for a living, these things are as obvious as hell.

Reading Twitter can be useful for sizing up a person or getting a quick reading of real-time events. It's killed any respect I had for specific journalists and their innate herd mentality (the club aspect).

I left my Twitter account on my MySpace page. Do we still use I C Q ?

Twitter does have its uses. If a major event happens, the first news to come out is usually tweets from locals - that was definitely the case when OBL was taken down.

I used to twitter to form an opinion about who the real Paul Wells is. The narcissism on his twitter account when the polls turned back in favour of the Shiny Pony First Minister elect I felt confirmed he was the same person as when he posed for the AR, SP, PW selfie. My opinion now is that he is not to be trusted but can be useful for certain leaks.

I also follow certain twits to get access to selected links to the Media Party papers so I can keep abreast as to what the enemy is up to. Additionally, selected posts by Kate, Kathy, Ezra and Mark: Four Canadian Conservateers that I believe should win the order of Canada have provided superb entertainment over the years. They might not be winners in the next five years of Tyranny by Shiny Pony.

P.S. I'm still waiting for the dreaded phone call of gloating from that friend I made back when I believed that government could do some good and the bad it did was just the act of the odd bad person and not the malignant hemorrhoid that needed a strong, stable majority application of Preparation H. H is for Harper -- the best First Minister that I ever had the privilege of being served by. I have been offering up prayers for him and his family daily. God Bless Canada; God Bless Stephen Harper and his Family!

"...will vote for the candidates who they believe offers them the best potential leadership."

I'm sorry but this election proves that statement to be completely false. I don't know what it is they vote for, but "leadership" ain't it.

The geo-demographics of last nights election show that the majority of voters in urban Canada voted to enrich themselves at others expense. The prime motivation in voting majority demographics is materialistic self interest.

That includes both sides of the political spectrum

First I started banning all my followers, because I felt like they drove me to change what I wrote to make them happy. Then I just got bored of it.

I think there were three reasons the Liberals won.

*The Atlantic Provinces wanted their pogey back. This happened in northern ridings, as well, with a different constituency.

*Social media increased the electorate (Trudeau's cool, he smokes pot) in urban Canada. For example in my riding there was an increase of 16,000 overall voters; the population increased here, but not by that much. So something that used to bother me was my or even my father's generation were saddling the next generation with debt, not anymore. Welcome to Trudopia kids.

*Qu├ębec tests the wind and follows.

The prime motivation in voting majority demographics is materialistic self interest.

You say that like it's a bad thing. In fact, everyone should vote in their own self interest. The real problem is that people don't recognize what their self interest is. Right now, it appears that most think their self interest is represented by more, bigger, government. They truly believe that government can solve their problems, as well as the problems of others, without there being a cost. If everyone could realize that their own self interest is completely wrapped up in their own abilities and skills, they would make different choices. Instead, they will be smug for the next couple of years, then disillusioned, then angry.

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