Agree or Disagree: Vote Compass is an effective way to determine your vote.


This is a link to Vote Compass. It’s a way to determine and look at how you might vote.

The concept is simple. You are asked a series of questions on different topics. And based on that, you are given a percentage of who you would likely vote for.

So if you haven’t, try the link. And you can see where you stand.

If you have used it, do you think it’s effective? Would you recommend people use it?

Do you Agree or Disagree that helps you determine your vote?

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Agree or Disagree: If You’re Friends First, Then You’re more likely to have a successful relationship.


This in an interesting article  that was posted on a dating group page  I’m involved with.

It suggests that being friends first makes it more likely to have a successful relationship.

Do you Agree or Disagree with that?

Agree or Disagree: Corporate Taxes.


As you may know, I’ve been sharing some different content from the Alberta Election.

On Agree or Disagree: The Podcast, I have interviewed  Terry Lo of the Alberta Party, Michael Connolly of the NDP, David Khan of the Alberta Liberals. We also chatted with Agatha Smykot and Paul Niewinski about the disenchanted and cynical of the election.

I would also like to discuss some of the big issues in this election. One of them is corporate taxes.

In the Alberta Budget before the election, the PC Party did not raise corporate taxes. This did not please the Alberta Party, NDP or Liberals. You may also have disagreed with it. Or, perhaps you agree with it.

While you are thinking about that, I’ll post this perspective from Mayor Nenshi about if Prentice has held the line of corporate taxes. You can read that here.

If you want to listen to the Podcasts click this link.

Agree or Disagree: Mandatory Voting


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Unless you are either a) not living in Alberta, b) living under a rock, or c) actually don’t care, a Provincial Election was called for May 5. No, Star Wars fans, not May 4. May 5.

Reading the feedback on Twitter and Facebook, I have noticed a couple of things.

1) There are lots of you that don’t like the PC Party. You would prefer someone else takes the reins.

2) There are also lots of you that simply don’t care and don’t expect anything to change.

On either side of that perspective, it’s fair to say that I can’t blame you. There is lots of cynicism, anger and frustration out there. From all accounts, it is expected that this election, budgeted at 23 million dollars by the way, will be the lowest turn out in  Alberta election history.

However, there are lots of people out there that feel it is your duty as a citizen of this Province and of this Country that you should vote. And are disgusted and frustrated that you might on.

They might suggest that we implement Mandatory Voting. It is a concept that is enforced in 13 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil to name a few. Some countries have it on law but do not enforce it. They include Costa Rica,Greece, and Thailand to name a few of those.

What do you think? Do you Agree or Disagree with the idea of Mandatory Voting?

Why or why not?

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Agree or Disagree: Love conquers all.


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The term Love Conquers All comes from this.

Shortly before the start of the first millennium, the Roman poet Virgil wrote “love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.”

The phrase and the concept (in Latin and in English) caught on: a character in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, written in the late 1300s, wore a brooch engraved “Amor Vincit Omnia”; Caravaggio used the phrase as the title of his painting of Cupid in the early seventeenth century; the twentieth century poet Edgar Bowers reinterpreted the phrase all over again in the poem with that title.

The ideal Love Conquers All is captured in pretty much every romantic movie that has ever been made.  It’s an ideal that many want to live by.

But do you Agree or Disagree that Love Conquers All?