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The Coquitlam Review
Edition 3, December 2016

An Argument for not Changing the
Electoral System
Let us first be clear as to why a constitutional
monarchy is the most effective system of
government. For this we must look to the
economic theory of John Nash, popularised in the
film A Beautiful Mind, that is, by eliminating the
possibility of a fight over the most coveted position,
in this case the leader, everyone can get going on
working towards, what should be the goal of
politics, the common good. By having an
undisputed Head of State government is able to
more easily work together. Further, and without
going into the detail of all the checks and balances
of our governmental system, we would do well to
note that the power, per se, of the government lies
with the Cabinet and not with the Prime Minister,
the Prime Minister being not much more than a
facilitator.
So why do we use a first-past-the-post system? In
short, to ensure smooth transition of political
thought, to ensure that the cultural outliers, those
both at the rear and fore of the bell curve, do not
swing government in such a far flung direction that
bloody revolution becomes inevitable. (cont. p.2)

Graffiti, Vandalism and Hate Crimes;
when to draw the line
Many years ago, when I was new to the pub game,
we constantly had to repair our washrooms. It was
mostly the men’s, but occasionally the women's as
well. The damage would vary, often in proportion
to our beer sales, from holes being… (cont. p.3)
in the
walls, doors
ripped
hinges,
fixtures
Japanese
Poetry
foroffa their
German
Baby
being pulled off the walls, debris in the urinals,
To
newborn:
andmy
graffiti,
of course, everywhere one could
How could I ever
think of.
not have known you? Before you,
didour
I feel
love?customers was
Luckily for us, how
one of
regular
the vandalism prevention officer for the city. He
To
month
old:
saidmy
weone
needed
a "deflection
device", like the ones
gaze
at me
whenwere blank
he was puttingYou
in the
parks.
(These
I nurse you.placed
You sleep
myon which
walls, or strategically
bare in
logs,
Arms.could
You cry
for scratch,
me.
the local hooligans
carve,
or
scribble whatever thoughts came into their tiny
To
my two
monthso,
old:
minds.
By doing
they would leave the living
Youthe
have
yet smiled
trees alone, and
citynot
could
send round a crew
at me,
but
soon
will.
Then,
once a week
or so
toyou
erase
their
"messages".)
Life will be different.
On his advice we put chalkboards up above all our
To
my three
month
old: actual vandalism
urinals
and, lo
and behold,
You
growing
up. them
dropped by 90%.
(Asare
long
as we kept
feels
but like a drunk
supplied withEveryday
chalk; hell
hathlong
no fury
time passes
quickly.
with a blank chalkboard
and
no chalk!)

makes some idiot spray-paint a swastika on
Frugal - not justWhat
for Jerks

a mosque or synagogue? We make a mistake if we
assume that
person
painting
swastika
on a
Some people equate frugality with being cheap – this is a mistake
and the
unfair
to those
of usawho
consider
frugality – the lack of wastefulness – as an honourable waysynagogue
to live. hates jews, or that the person painting
a swastika on a mosque hates muslims. They are
Being frugal is not the same as being cheap. Someone who
is the
cheap
avoids
paying
their
sharenot
of the
bill, as
just
same
stupid
person,
maybe
as drunk
my customers,
grouchy, annoyed,
doesn’t acknowledge good service by tipping, avoids repaying
loans andbut
are nevertheless
also often ungenerous
in spirit.
and with pent-up frustration about something.
Those of us who are frugal are not tempted by wasteful consumption. (cont p.2)
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Why do people write the things they do? Who