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Election BC May 2013

Hi Folks.  Here are 3 very good informative links for preparing for your vote this month.  The first one Globe and Mail for comparing platform stands on various issues.  If you click on the first issue at the very top “”Aboriginal Relations” just above the “Liberals, NDP, Conservatives, etc.” section, a drop down list will show for 32 current issues being debated.  Then scroll and click on the issue most important to you and the differing platform stands will show for comparison.  The specific platforms are below that list.

The second and third website links below show the estimated poll percentages for how things are looking currently, and how they have been through the year.  As well, the names of all the candidates and their ridings.

Advanced Voting begins tomorrow.  Happy Voting!

 

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/interactive-compare-bc-party-platforms-on-32-election-issues/article11569057/?service=mobile

http://bc2013.com/

http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/links/

 

 

 

Just Love The Nature of Nature, Plastic Eating Pacman

Don’t you just Love The Nature of Nature?!  Wish we had discovered this little fella about a 150 years ago!  Biochemistry professor Scott Strobel, adventured to the jungles of Ecuador. Where his team discovered The Fungi, Pestalotiopsis microspora.  This Fungi is the first Fungi ever recorded discovered that can survive on a steady diet of polyurethane alone and…….do it in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment that is close to the condition at the bottom of a landfill.

This is The Greatest waste issue News we have Learned about in a long time!  Go Mother Earth!

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679201/fungi-discovered-in-the-amazon-will-eat-your-plastic.

Part of Yale University’s Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory,

Here is the Fella who apparently invented polyurethane, well, one of the Fathers of Modern Plastic anyway – Alexander Parkes….and what a string of a mess since then.

http://museo.cannon.com/museonew/UKmuseo/storia/storia2UK.asp

http://plastics.syr.edu/content/parkes_a.php

Buying items that do not have plastic packaging is a great start if you are new at being friendly to Mother Earth and Her inhabitants.  And recycling all else is good too.  When at the grocery store, bring your own cloth / cotton grocery bag and say goodbye to the other.  Some stores now offer biodegradable shopping carriers, and kitchen refuse.  You can buy them at Sobey’s outlets, Pharmasave, Zellers, and Thrifty Foods, but the Best buy is at The Soap Exchange where you can buy all kinds of other goodies too! http://www.victoriasoapexchange.com/products/garbage-bags

We ask you to purchase biodegradable only, and clean up our Oceans, Rivers and Lands.

Thanks!

 

Victoria Municipal Elections Nov. 18/19

For those in the local area of BC, here is the list of candidates for the Victoria Municipal Elections Nov. 18/19:

http://victoriachamber.ca/elections/municipal

There is also a Voter’s Guide, for those who have questions:  http://www.municipalelections.com/voters_guide.htm

Voting is a Privilege and a Right that many in the world do not have, and women have only had in this century.  In Canada the women of Manitoba received the right to vote in 1916 thanks to the efforts of Nellie McClung and her colleagues. The rest of Canadian women were allowed to vote in federal elections when the Women’s Franchise Act was passed in 1918. However, it was not until 1940 that the women of Quebec got the right to vote in provincial elections – the last province to accord them this right to vote.  So go vote!

With your vote, your say is counted when it comes to the issues you care about.  Happy Voting!

For the tougher truth of the revolution that finally moved women to have the right to vote in the U.S.  It is the story of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, only 90 years ago, and some of the courageous tribulation they went through to achieve the right to vote for generations to come:

It was not until 1920 that women in the U.S. were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.