Voters Debating on the Canadian Federal Election

For the non-Canadians who read this, Canada has a federal parliamentary system with three major political parties and a couple others that may get a vote or five. Of the major parties, we have the currently ruling Conservative party run by Stephen Harper, the New Democratic Party run by Thomas Mulcair, and the Liberal party run by Justin Trudeau. They are all pretty even at this time, as there’s a major revolt going on against the Conservative party and Harper’s often rule-breaking run as Prime Minister.

I’ve seen something a lot on Facebook. I have friends who are big Conservative supporters, friends who are big NDP supporters, and friends who are big Liberal supporters. Each and everyone one of them who talks about politics tends to be religiously attached to their party of choice and believes that the country will be destroyed if any of the other parties is in power. While the NDP and Liberal supporters don’t necessarily like each other much, they’re united in their desire for everyone to not vote for the Conservatives. And then the Conservatives are always attacking the NDP and Liberals.

But you know, this always happens during elections. It happens in any country that has a democratic vote. Sometimes it’s entertaining, sometimes it’s truly horrific to see what people actually think.

Honestly, if he hadn’t died of cancer, I would have loved to have seen Jack Layton as Prime Minister.

Any thoughts, Canadian readers? Just don’t start insulting others, please.

A Musical Dolphin Show?

Enoshima Aquarium has some dolphins.  And a false killer whale. But what they do isn’t just a dolphin show, it’s a musical dolphin show. The trainers are all women who are dressed up in very colourful costumes and singing like they’re some idol singers.  Sound a bit unusual? Well, enjoy the video. We got almost the entire thing.

One thing happened during the show that I thought was an accident. Turns out it was part of the show, because both dolphins did the same thing (though the other dolphin wasn’t shown doing it in this video). It was very windy, but the weather was beautiful.

Behind the show, you can see Enoshima. That’s where we went yesterday. I have two videos to edit together from 78 individual videos. Yes, that’s how many videos I took yesterday. It’ll take a while to edit the videos. 47 for Enoshima, 31 for the aquarium. Maybe I’ll get one done tonight. But today, we’re off to Tokyo!

Ethically, what’s your opinion on dolphin shows? Yeah, we’re getting into that. I kept thinking about how that false killer whale had no one but dolphins to talk to, and most likely has no idea how to communicate with them.