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Not only YouTube either...

Try this; Jump on to YouTube. Hell, get an account and upload a little video of your own. You can use anything to shoot it, from your webcam or digital camera to a pro videocamera. Your piece could consist of a single photo or slideshow and sound track, to an animation built from a string of stills or a Full HD masterpiece of cinematic expertise. It could be a six second snip of your dog catching a stick to a highly polished documentary or drama. There are almost no restrictions on content. It can be funny, sad, thoughtful, stupid, weird, political, opinionated. It can be sexy but it can't contain nudity or graphic sex. Absolutely anyone can do it. There is an incredible amount of stuff there. Lots of very good stuff as well as lots of what could generously be described as utter crap. That's to be expected when anyone can do it. Another thing that anyone can do on You Tube is to post comments on any video they watch. Not only that but you can post comments on comments. I'…
Friday, November 23, 2007 How Not To Vote…

. If the candidate has a record of shameless barefaced lying,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the party has a culture of secrecy and aggressive control of the media through budgetary intimidation and politically driven board placements,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the parties’ policies favor corporations at the expense of the people,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the party has a history of removing the mechanisms of accountability and engaging in smear and intimidation campaigns against whistle-blowers,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the party has a culture that disregards the basic human rights of individuals and minorities for the purpose of petty political point scoring,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the party tolerates or encourages the violation of international conventions on human rights by our allies, including against Australian citizens,
DON’T VOTE FOR THEM.

. If the candidate seems like the sort who might knowingly send Australians to fight and die in …