Quote: Originally Posted by Praxius
They've been used here for a few years now in Halifax.... they do get used. Certainly not when they first came out, because most seemed to not know what they were.
The first thing I thought about when starting to read the above was the bug ratio, lol..... but what do you do in the winter time, when snow's blasting them, traveling at 110kmh on the highway?
What if they sneeze or start to struggle and get loose, roll under the bus and leave a skid mark? They maybe a criminal, but depending on the situation, I don't think execution by bus is a good idea.
From the months of October to April, a prisoner wouldn't have to worry about bugs, just
that he's dressed warm enough to make it from point A to point B. As far as a prisoner
struggling and getting loose and getting dragged under the bus, that isn't an exacution.
That's an accident. The prisoner can only hope that a former Boy Scout ties the knots.
I'm leaning more and more away from this idea and towards the "Voting Knife" on a
different thread: forums.canadiancontent.net/cb...sures-bus.html (external - login to view)
With Canada's aversion to handguns, arming the citizenry for their own protection
becomes problematic. This might be a "two birds with one stone" type of solution
that might make a criminal think twice about stabbing the non-criminal public, and
increase voter turn-out at the same time.
Every citizen that shows up and votes in the next Federal election is issued a belt
knife (from a Canadian manufacturer). Even if 30 million voters show up, it might
still be one of the smaller boondoggles in any Federal budget, and might make the
average criminal think that the average victim might not be as defenseless as they
once where. If you're responsible enough to get off your butt to perform your
civic duty and vote, you must be responsible enough to carry a non-concealed
belt knife that anyone can legally own anyway.
"That's not a voting knife, THIS is a Voting Knife!!!!"
Hell....it's a win-win situation.
Canadians can wear them with pride (creating unity), and this might lead to people
having cleaner fingernails, and ease the opening of envelops, and removing staples,
and so on an so forth....We could be like the Swiss, but with knives.