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Thread #27980   Message #345583
Posted By: Bob Bolton
23-Nov-00 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Elections: How do you do it at home?
Subject: RE: How do you do it at home?
G'day Ebbie'

I don't know what a Canadian riding looks like, but originally it was an area about which you could ride in a day ... still, that could be like the Australian joke:

A visiting Texan was claiming ranches were big back home - "Why it takes me 3 days to ride across one of my paddocks!". An Australian (a Northern Territorian, from where stations can be thousands of square miles) replied -"Yeah ... I had a horse like that once."

Anyway, I did recently hold forth at length, in a private e-mail to Art Thieme, about the way it all works here in Australia ... I don't think you really want to know - unless America gets serious about democracy - it's a lot of work. (And you probably don't want to vote on Senate election papers that could be printed neatly on small table cloths.)

Well, when I get back to the machine I posted that from ... I will review it and see if it is germane.


Bob Bolton