hier était les élections. i didnt vote. wasnt registered. walked around la ville. visited some friends. slept the whole afternoon (je l'aimé parce que j'etait fatiguée). en télé, there were several quickcounts happening (FPJs and Lacsons). i thought what a waste of resources. a clear point of contention if they come up with disparate results. comelec and namfrel counts should be enough. no surprise, FPJ and GMA as of this morning, are both on the top two. j'espère qu'elle devient le président.
cebu politics egroups .. talk about government and religion. my theory is secularism is common to developed nations (meaning religion plays less or no role in state governance). we can see this in europe and in the states (at least new england and other developed states), i suspect .. protentantism may have been responsible (exacting changes to tradition) for paving the way and followed by secularism to progress. lets take the example of the united states. we all know that the south east is known to be the bible thumpers country, run by officials who are openly members of fundamentalist xtians sects (extremist protestants). this means policies are heavily influenced by religion. we also know that the poorest states are found there. this article i found explains why .. inspite of this, the united states remains a progressive country. Why is Western Europe so secular? Q&A If you have lived abroad, it is obvious that the United States is very religious for a wealthy country ... [snip] on the other hand, theres the middle east.
a bastard race of beings formed by a union of a human and an elf. like all bastards they either gloat on getting the better half of the bargain or eternally yearn for acceptance from their 'purer' peers. having to constantly prove themselves from all sides.
je vais vu le film (master and commander> avec crowe. england and france are at war. the "surprise" captained by crowe is tasked to stop the acheron from making it into the south seas. they were east of the south american continent. it was clever to not put a face on the french crew. with all the anti frenchism going on these days. we dont need another movie telling me the french are evil. (because they are as evil as anybody). i have very little experience with ships except for that one time when we went deep sea fishing with a tug boat. my favorite part was when the doctor was excited over new species of animals in the galapagos. i can imagine the same wonder is felt by the crew of the enterprise everytime they head out.