Re: No Order of Canada for Ralph KleinJan 7th, 2012
bullshyte, on more than one occasion you have posted your support for the separatists here in Alberta. Canadian first my ass.
The only changes I would like to see is citizens wanting to be involved can do so now that we have the technology that we do. Creditied school courses could be introduced that included all the feeds available in Ottawa could be tapped, both by the Taxpayer and as a teaching tool for the up and coming Taxpayer. Having a deduction at tax time for time and materials would also be an incentive to get involved, ie vote on 10 things in one year get to claim 10% of youir utility bills, do it for 10 years get a10% increase in your federal pension.
Getting the info to the Taxpayer would be a new branch of the 'news' where your own ID gives you a daily update on the issues you wish to follow. Say two bills in Ottawa have been introduced, one interests you and the other one interests most of the Taxpayers and as such would normally get the most 'air-time'. Your preferences would change that in that you get all the tid-bits that were recorded during the last 24 hours that have to do with conversations that would normally take place behind closed doors or would have just never been broadcast even though it was recorded. That could open up a new breed of websites for Taxpayers, if that could be done for other sections of society like entertainment, sports then it would attract more people and the bigger the database the more successful the program. Tracking is already good enough that creating a fake ID would be next to impossible, if we have to live in a 1984 world we might as well take advantage of what few benefits there are. It's fine for the Gov to pass Laws saying mandatory drug-testing is you are going to accept Govt funds for anything, that should automatically mean every Govt employee is up for person drug testing, especially the ones making the bills that end up becoming laws. Do you think they would complain that their privacy rights were being violated?