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I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
Howdy Jim
JIM
JIM
hows it going?
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
It's going. Started working out again, trying to catch up on all of my shows and reading and stuff. Guess I'm technically busy because of that even though I'm not doing anything important hah. Yourself?
JIM
JIM
gaming mostly :p
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
What games you been playing?
JIM
JIM
atm i'm playing rome 2 total war and nwn2
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
Man, haven't heard anyone bring up neverwinter in ages.
JIM
JIM
only just got 2 :p
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
That would explain it. Think I'm gonna write again soon.
JIM
JIM
write?
as in fiction?
JIM
JIM
i've resigned my membership in the ALP (australian Labor party(left wing)) over data retention laws and am actually considering joining the Australian Greens
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
Yeah, my last two stories are here and on facebox, next one will be too but I'm thinking it'll be in installments due to the length I'm expecting it to be.

What are the general platforms of those parties? Keep in mind in the states we only have two and they're both kind of terrible.
JIM
JIM
ALP is "supposedly" the worker's party, but in my view they have not seriously represented the unions for some time.
the straw that broke the camel's back was when they supported the government's data retention laws.
the Australian greens are a left wing environmental group (i guess you'd classify them as such) but they are actually closer to a workers rights party than the alp are now.
JIM
JIM
(continued, message too long for tff rules)
i consider the greens to be on par with the alp from 20 yrs ago, which is when i joined that party
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
Gotcha, this kind of stuff, as well as the general idiocy of most people in elected positions really makes me wish we had more than two parties here hah.
JIM
JIM
we really only have 2 major parties, the greens and some independants get seats in the senate, but both houses are dominated by the 2 major parties.
atm the balance of power in the senate is held by 4 independants so we get a few bills rejected
I. R. Shogun
I. R. Shogun
We occasionally get 1 or 2 independents in the two major houses, beyond that saying you're an independent is like saying you're an internet doctor. Interesting and funny but sort of useless.
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