Vote, Damn It!

Yesterday I spent some time writing an entry about the upcoming elections in Canada and the U.S., and the ongoing stock market and banking collapse. But, after sleeping on it, I figured that no one really gives a damn what I have to say. This isn’t blog about politics or finance. It is a blog about my life.

So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do. First, I am am going to vote in the upcoming Canadian election, and I urge you to vote in your election too. While my one vote may not make a huge difference, a whole bunch of votes from people like me (educated, informed, concerned with education, health care, the environement and the economy) will make a difference! I am not going to vote for the party that I would normally affiliate myself with; I’m going to vote for the party that I feel has the platform that best suits meets my concerns.

Canadian and not sure which party to vote for?  You can try this site: The Undecided. You might be surprised which party is your best match.  I sure was!

As for the economy, I’m going to worry and watch my investments.  But I’m not going to panic.  Our investments are for 30 years, not 30 days.  And, while in the sort term we may be down a lot, it will come back.

We are living in a difficult world right now, but really no more or less difficult than other generations have been through.  With Thanksgiving on the way, I’m going to take some time to be thankful for my family, especially the wonderful little Baby Man.

As a note to my American readers, please vote, and please vote intelligently.  Vote for the candidate who will lead your country best, regardless of how you might feel about him personally.

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