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Updated on Thursday, February 5

#20480

OMG: More blogs on Fusion's page than posted all year as exec.

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  1. Those blogs are fucking stupid though.

    Ben's latest one about streamlining things makes zero sense whatsoever. The image shows the same process, except the last three steps are combined, which would probably lead to just more confusion and doesn't speed things up at all. And he doesn't even talk about it at all either.
    Paula's was even worse, with "So it’s obvious, UW doesn’t have a shortage of space, it’s Feds who needs more space." lol, what? That makes zero sense, and isn't even true.

    They would have been better off not to post those, it just reinforced any doubts I had about them.

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    1. Ugghh, Paula's post just reinforces my dislike for her. It's not that she is overtly mean or anything, but just lacks common decency. She comes up to me the other day, starts talking about how awesome she is and what her platform is, and doesn't even introduce herself or ask my name. Completely steamrolls the conversation to make it about her.

      Don't know why Ben and Maaz are with her. They are both such nice guys, complete opposite of her.

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    2. yup. and the idea that "It's obvious"... based on the increase in the number of buildings? Really? The logic of her argument goes, "look we got more buildings, so UW has enough space"... just because there is more space does not mean there is enough. This is terrible logic.

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    3. ^And, enrollment has increased every single year. A bunch of new classrooms and office space doesn't change that student space per student is still terrible.

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    4. Paula did say she intends to consolidate power into the Office of the President (of feds). This will quadruple the amount of work she has to do and prevent her team from being able to meet their goals. She will probably run Feds into the ground.

      The fact that she is planning to do this, as she clearly stated in the Imprint debate, suggests that her team does not actually care about carrying out promises that her actions will prevent.

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    5. not sure how i feel about restructuing but the devil's advocate:

      the president is currently known as "vp special projects" seems highly inefficient, theres something to be said for trying something new out when what you have isn't really working at all

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    6. She identified a problem (which everybody with half a brain can identify), and then proposed an unbelievably shitty solution.

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  2. Hi Team Fusion, thanks for reminding me that duct tape exists, I have mine ready.

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  3. Did you count these 3:http://www.feds.ca/?s=your+voice

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  4. Difference is, during the year they are working, so fuck blogs.. I'd rather them work. Right now, none of them can work, so blog it up, bitches.

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    1. Its unfair to the other candidates that the incumbents get time off. I have classes, and if I were running for a position, I would not get time off.

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    2. 4a, you're not wrong, but what alternative do you suggest? The incumbents can't very well continue to do their exec work (outside of signing essential documents, etc.) while running for re-election; that just opens up the door to 'campaigning from the office.' Imagine: a world where the incumbent VPED could get a photo-op of a meeting with the Premier of Ontario DURING his re-election campaign; or the VPIN could exercise his influence over club affairs during the campaign to win votes. Having all those responsibilities forcibly delegated for a couple weeks only makes sense.

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    3. They should be made to do some other sort of Feds work then during the time. I assume they are still paid during this period? If so then yes, definitely. Make them do some gruntwork normally done by volunteers, and lots of it.

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    4. @4b: you know what also makes sense, incumbents not being allowed to run.

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    5. @4c: They're only getting paid for the essential tasks that 4a mentions (signing documents, etc.). It's around 24-26 hours for Stephane, Ben and Maaz each for the two weeks of campaign period.

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    6. Thanks 4e for the clarification. 4d, I have to disagree with you on that one. There are PLENTY of times when allowing incumbents to stand for re-election makes sense, when it's decidedly good for the organization and for students. Closing that door would be extremely limiting for Feds, and would give dramatically increased power to the long-term staff within Feds.

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    7. If you're not sure who to vote for, I'd say vote for someone new.

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    8. @4f: Let's be honest, there is no good reason to reelect anyone on Team Fusion. Maaz is generally an asshole, except during elections time, Ben brought you $45,000 ipads that are useless. Meanwhile Stephan is running against David Birnbaum, who is disastrously a joke.

      Reelect Stephan makes sense, but Maaz and Ben are crises waiting to happen. Not to mention Paula proposes incredibly stupid solutions to shit.

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    9. 4f here. We are in agreement on this one, 4h. I just think a *ban* on incumbents even STANDING for re-election is silly. They should be allowed to stand, and we should be allowed to then say "no thanks!"

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  5. @4c: They go on unpaid leave, but they make enough money that they can afford unpaid vacation. Make them volunteer 30h/week in the community.

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