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    Led by Elizabeth May, and she lost her area (riding) in the last election and because she has public persuasion, her backing the coalition is important to actually have merit.
    She is being rewarded with a Senate seat, stated by local media
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coup d’état

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A coup d’état (pronounced /kuːdeɪˈtɑː/ AHD: [ko͞o"dā tä]), often simply called a coup, is the sudden unconstitutional overthrow of a government by a part — usually small — of the state establishment — usually the military — to replace the branch of the stricken government, either with another civil government or with a military government.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_d'%c3%a9tat

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/40th_Canadian_federal_election

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  1. Chu li 65 months ago | reply

    Great! The art and the pic!

  2. nasieku [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    Clever work indeed!!!!

  3. SMN 65 months ago | reply

    lol. oh man.

  4. mazoren 65 months ago | reply

    those look like massive mammaries on the conservative torso

  5. Davide Cherubini 65 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Chapeau! (invited only). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    So beautiful

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  6. Sweet Lisa Jay 65 months ago | reply

    wow, that's. . . well, it's KRAZY KOOL!

    KKA
    Wow, that's Krazee Kool!
    I saw your work in the Krazee Kool group pool - well done!

  7. mr_fairuz 65 months ago | reply

    never seen like this one!

  8. Gio38 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    Nice Shot!!!

  9. blindbeth67 65 months ago | reply

    Love the visual current event lesson!

  10. émiliep 65 months ago | reply

    The thing is the political moves are totally constitutional. Your assessment of the current development cannot truly be called a coup. A coup would require a non-elected actor who takes control via brute force or something.

    What would be unconstitutional in this realm is a suspension of parliament and a hiatus of democracy. The proposed coalition is acting well within its sphere of democratic action and I applaud them for trying to make parliament work; something Harper has been unable to do since last spring.

    Cheers on instigating debate though. Debate is the seed of change and action.

  11. ViaMoi 65 months ago | reply

    I strongly disagree with the constitutional loophole and actually think the leaders of the three opposing parties should be removed from politics for their inappropriate actions.
    This is far from over and is not going to be pretty when the ax finally falls.

    If anyone watches as much media as I do, and can tell me one single thing that makes sense about the finger pointing, I'll back this coalition 100%.
    Problem is, is I know every situation they're talking about and it freaking spins my head because I watch every lie in progress from the leaders of the coalition and then watch the same lie being spun around to Harper's fault 2 months later. Doesn't anyone watch?
    Has anyone actually brought a fact to the public instead of a wagging finger? No.
    The Liberal demanded a new election all Spring, wouldn't work without one, Harper finally gives in and then he's labeled as a quitter, by the same party that told him to call an election.
    The spin factor in the New coalition is all they have. No plan or stimulus package is ready, nor have they put Canadians ahead of themselves.
    A Coalition pick is scary for Canada because they're trying to tap into the Obama craze, but to to late once again.
    The election numbers speak for themselves, and if the coalition was running together before the election, I would respect the outcome, but they didn't and the people of Canada have not chosen anyone but Harper and the Conservative Party as the government of choice for this country.
    Anybody backing the coalition must first dig behind the Liberal/NDP lies and know full well that they are scrambling before a rapid political death.
    Desperation is the biggest Coalition fuel and it's only making them look worse... and worse.... and worse,

    People, please educate yourselves about politics before backing this coalition government. Their only source of support is Canadian political ignorance.

  12. émiliep 65 months ago | reply

    Harper called an election on the basis that Parliament was not functioning anymore. The election was called, the results were essentially the same, and parliament is STILL in deadlock. Nothing formal has happened in parliament since Quebec was declared a 'nation' and we all know that was for show.

    Therefore, reality is that our parliament is NOT moving forward with regards to the global economic crisis and cannot appropriately partake in a global discussion about how we are going to solve this. Without any sort of national leadership we don't have a strong face abroad and quoting us as an example to the world as Harper has been doing is a farce.

    In my humble opinion the problem here is much, much broader than political inaction on the home front. The current global order is reaching an uncomfortable crux and we should all collectively act together in finding some resolve.

    On a national level, a coalition is much better than a hiatus. I don't want another hiatus of parliament. I did not vote for inaction and status quo. Inaction and status quo got us where we are today and I suspect now would be a good time to move forward.

  13. ViaMoi 65 months ago | reply

    Glad to see you back.

    I couldn't agree with you more about getting back to work and actually working together. In essence, this would also be a coalition of government, and the same manner as it has always run in the many years proceeding this conflict of interest.
    As the leader of the a nation in a global financial crunch, I think it's in order for the Prime Minister (any party) to ask the major corporations just how this money is going to make a difference.
    The examples of the USA financial solutions are running right along with what's going on in Canada right now and it's in a sense being taken care of hand in hand.
    There's no reason for Canadian tax payers to bail out GM Canada or Ford Canada, when the U.S. doesn't take care of our southern parts partners.
    Is a stimulus pack a band-aid to make sure exec's get a bonus.
    The fact of the matter is that the demand for American and Canadian cars are down, way down. Why? Because we import a better product and nobody wants what we build ourselves.
    This little example can be applied across the board and that's the way it is in our globel environment.
    The financial crisis all around the world right now isn't all that it's made up to be and many major companies are blaming losses on global spending instead of looking at other aspects including that their product may just not be desired anymore.

    The biggest motivation last week that really kick started this entire coalition was the Party funding that the conservitives put in front of the House in the budget.
    The Parties flipped because election funding was figured by vote count which affected each party's future budget during elections.
    Because all three parties were hit by this change, they grouped and formed a coalition to oust Harper and the Conservatives.
    It was later offered to re-think it and that was refused by the coalition.
    The amount in ifrastucture was doubled, Coalition would even discuss it.

    I have respect for the well seasoned TV Anchor people that were tossing smug comments back and forth last night during the address to the nation. It was a huge flop for Harper with the quality of message and I cringed not even wanting to watch.
    Then Dion came on (late) and I laughed at the quality job he managed to do that was 10X worse than the very poor quality message in context and video web-cam.

    I can go on and on...
    Fact of the matter for me, is I do watch what goes an an I pay attention to EVERY detail so that I can believe what I know, not what I hear from an angry politicial waiving his finger. But I do have to always shake my head wondering why others don't know the true progression to how we got into the exact situation we're in.
    Once again, the Coalition is fueling off Canadian ignorance, it's all they have.....

  14. émiliep 65 months ago | reply

    I'm terrible at keeping away...

    I'd say that Harper's cries about the Separatists Bloc is a fine example of playing off the ignorance and the fears of the people. The Bloc represents the people of the Quebec province by giving them a serious cultural backing and a guarantee to represent these values and interest the best they can. While they have support for the plan of Quebec sovereignty, I think it's pretty obvious secession is not something most Quebecois are after nor considering at this point in time.

    As a francophone outside of Quebec I can certainly see the appeal of voting for someone who will be neither the voice of power not dissent (in the sense of the liberal/conservative ideological dichotomy) but a voice for a distinct cultural mass who chooses to try and retain that distinction as best they can. What Stephen Harper is doing by attacking the Bloc is calling a huge mass of people dissenters and traitors. After making a concession of distinction(by acknowledging the Quebec nation) to only calling this distinction ''bad'' is a very strange move on the political spectrum.

    I find it to be a pity we have to regress to our age-old divides of Franco-Anglo conflicts at a time where the confidence of members of parliament is in question. The majority of the people whom Canadians elected to represent them in parliament have lost faith in the Prime Minister. This is very telling and means the current arrangement does not work.

    In any case, there is a whole lot of rhetoric going on today and I'm just hoping the outcome of this will benefit us in the short and long terms. As for the auto market, well maybe it's time we reform our industries and focus on making something that will be profitable in the capitalist arrangements of today and will be a wanted by consumers. Offer and demand. Demand for cars is failing, maybe we should move on and make something else.

    I'm glad exchanges like this one are taking place. A little less mud sling gets the brain juices flowing.

  15. SARoach1 65 months ago | reply

    Brilliant image and brilliant message! Kudos for standing up and making a statement.

  16. Fabio F Almeida 65 months ago | reply

    That is why you are the Best.

  17. Kadacat (Marlene) 65 months ago | reply

    Interesting dialogue on this thread (your image is awesome and very powerful in its own right). I should become more educated on the whole situation. Personally, I have stayed away from learning more because what annoys me the most about it all is we just had an election and through democracy voted in a government. The people have spoken - end of story! If I was a supporter of any of the parties in the coalition, I can tell you I would no longer be. They are bringing themselves down by their own actions.

  18. GôDiNô 65 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!

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  19. James Gonneau 65 months ago | reply

    Good gawd that's good work!

  20. SØÆ 64 months ago | reply

    mmmmm.. me remueve las neuronas! ;

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