Empty Days

Thursday, May 19, 2005



Meantime canadian dollar continues its rapid fall due to extremely hectic political situation in Ottawa. Today they will try to vote the gov out of office - if this succeeds, the dollar will drop like a dead duck. This means that whilst last week I could get US$400 for our 500, next week I will be lucky to get $380 or less. I need at least 2000 US for my three months in russia/ukraine, which makes at least 2500 canadian or more. I already went through the roof with these rushed visa/passport expenses. On May 29 I will get the check for the clinical trial (if I don't die or something before that), at which stage I would have something like 2600 at the bank. If the dollar drops another cent, I won't have anything left for pre-travel expenses. Which sucks big time - because I still will have those expenses, how else.

So basically this fall of the currency is causing palpable problems to me. And anyway - I don't want to see this liberal gov voted out of office because some conservatives want to grab their chance. Fuck them - I don't want conservatives ruling this country, no way. Even if liberals have been there too long which caused some corruption especially in Quebec - it's still better than some narrow-minded libertarian pioneer from the prairies whose outlook on life has been formed by watching too much tv from his immediate neighbours south of the border. No thanks. These guys talk a lot about canadian values but what they want for real is a system modelled after the US - minimal taxes, minimal gov programs including medicare and education, free-market for all and no or little protection for those who can't fly with the flock. That's what conservatives are about - they're all for the rich enterpreneur guy and the rest is not their problem.
They also have zero idea at the moment how to deal with Quebec. If they come to power Quebec will end up separating - through natural disgust with these US drones :-/

It's ironic that I am already made to lose money (!) because of these conservative intrigues - what will it be when they come to power?





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