Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Conservative Campaign Scandal

January 16, 2013

Conservatives buy their way out of buying the 2006 election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/10/election-spending-conservative-party-canada_n_1086475.html

CPC gets $47 million a year in public money.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_political_financing_in_Canada

Robocall scandal. Or you could just google it, plenty of good reading out there.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jim-harris/robocalls-scandal_b_1305397.html

National Post “So called scandal”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/06/conservatives-drop-appeal-of-in-and-out-ruling/

Toronto Sun “So called case”
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/10/tories-make-deal-in-campaign-overspending-case

In defense of what i’ve said here, not mentioned. The papers both used ‘so called’ to refer to the phrase “in and out” often used in reference to this crime not to the validity of the crime itself. But use of the phrases “so called scandal” and “so call case” don’t just undermine the naming of the crime, they undermine the crime itself. Especially as read by the average Newspaper reader who often skims an article to get the general idea. The planting of certain phrases is integral to modern day journalism gone propaganda in the mainstream.

Also not mentioned is the NDP’s $344k fine in 2010 for illegal campaign funding practices. Again, completely un-exceptable! Difference is, the NDP didn’t win. They’re also not changing our laws or dismantling our democracy. For now.

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The Remi Review Episode 18 Online Democracy

January 14, 2013

We have the tools for a real democracy online, just like facebook but means something. Vote on everything, vote all the time. Why not? Beats handing our power over to toothy liars. Also look at cigarettes and TD bank giving out fake bills! Then some Remi original music.

You Can’t Vote With Your Wallet

April 3, 2010

I don’t want to vote with my wallet, I want to vote with my damn vote. Is that too much to ask in a democracy? I would like to see some big changes, can i vote for that somewhere? For me to be an actual member of this democratic tribe I need to have some sort of state legitimized ‘say’ on how we proceed. With partisan politics and government thoroughly infested with corporate influence, my opinion is completely un-registrable within the governing of this group- I am not a voting member. (more…)

“Grassroots”

November 29, 2008

Another term falling victim to language manipulation in the interest of political gain. Examine the metaphor. Many roots of blades of grass growing together upward, becoming a lawn (more…)