Thu, Jan 10, 2008
Thu, Jan 10, 2008
thanks! just added it to my netflix :)
and now the
Ta Ta 'Nano'.
Fri, Jan 11, 2008
Hey, I'm a Canadian national too and all, but...
Thinking beyond national identity which I believe is something that should and probably will become a pretty archaic concept in the future, there's also the fact that
WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE OUR OWN ELECTRIC CARS IN THIS COUNTRY DUE TO OUR PRO-OIL GOVERNMENT RUN BY CRUMBLING OLD PEOPLE, OF TYPICAL PSYCHOPATHIC LEADERSHIP, WHO WILL DIE SOON WHO JUST LIKE THE MONEY THEY'RE GETTING OUT OF RAPING OUR FUTURE THAT THEY DO NOT SHARE WITH US WITH THEIR TINFOIL DILDO UP OUR ASS.
Seriously, it really makes me disappointed that we're not allowed to have these here. Consider this: Alberta's oil sands and the petroleum production there are generating something like 2/3rds of all the greenhouse gasses of our entire country which the vast majority gets exported anyways (correct me if I'm wrong there, anyone, my memory gets fuzzy), yet the companies that make these cars are forced into moving out of Canada in order to gain sustainable profits in places where they can actually sell them without breaking the law.
I wish I could drive one around just to make a point when I get caught. It could make the news, raise some awareness around this issue.
Sat, Jan 12, 2008
I think my light-hearted tip o' the hat to my partial Canadian heritage was taken more seriously than the comment intended to be. I'm also proud to be an American, as I have dual citizenship from birth. Actually, you could say I'm proud to be Dutch too since I'm married to one. My point is that although I understand, and agree that we should hold a world view as opposed to a nationalist vision, I don't see anything wrong with some local pride and an admiration for where we come from.
That aside, I agree it's a shame electric LSV's aren't legal in all provinces yet. It's up to the individual provinces and territories to legislate where the vehicle can be driven.
Pass it around :)
Sat, Jan 12, 2008
Yeah, you're right, my comment was a little heavy-handed. I made a jackass of myself :)
Still, I think there needs to be more done than a flimsy e-petition.
Older people (Namely, most politicians) tend to not understand the internet, and they also tend to write off anything that doesn't fit in their tight bracket of reality/ideal of reality as dismissable.
It's easy enough to toss off written messages to government officials. I do it sometimes if I'm passionate enough about the issue. Postage is free within Canada to government (In the states too?) and it shows that you care enough about the issue to take the time to put pen to paper... A couple dozen honest, well-worded letters, I think, carry a hell of a lot more "You're losing votes there, corky" than online petitions from the interwebs no matter how many people back it. Considering that they also realize that someone who takes the time to write letters to them is probably one of the minority of the population who votes... It's all psychological. Learn the rules of their game and play with them as a challenger, or come off as a child who doesn't know the rules (Even if the rules are a little bit bullshit) and get taken advantage of. Until we all grow up and get enough people to create a new game to leave the rest of them stuck in curling, bridge, and lawn bowling clubs, though, things aren't going to fully change.