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  •  I plead ignorance to our future colonial (1+ / 0-)
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    Wreck Smurfy

    targets up north. Can you give us a bit of background on NDP v. Liberals, in simple terms that even a mere agnostic could understand?

    By the way, until you close up those porous northern borders, allowing all those  millions of mexican taliban terrorists in, we may have to rethink our friendship.

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 08:16:16 AM PDT

    •  well... (2+ / 0-)
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      Thor Heyerdahl, Wreck Smurfy

      ...in brief, the Liberals are a center-left party, while the NDP are a social democratic party.

      Using the UK as an analogy, the Liberals are like the pre-coalition Liberal Democrats, whereas the NDP are like pre-New Labour Labour.

      Except that in UK, Labour are a party of government, while the Liberal Democrats have been marginal. In Canada, the Liberals are the traditional party of government, while the NDP has been marginal.

      It's an imperfect analogy, but hopefully it's of some use.

      Prison rape is not funny.

      by social democrat on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 08:45:48 AM PDT

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