Wish List


I’m not one to make New Year resolutions. Experience shows the folly of setting ones self up to fail. Beating myself up over broken expectations grew old a long time ago. Instead, I pondered a “wish list” of  things I’d like to see in the New Year. I’ve left out the obvious Miss America style references to “world peace”. My opinion of the NRA, Monsanto, Halliburton, and political circus are well documented. A simple wish list, offering some practical suggestions; in no particular order –

All children would be taught cursive writing in school. It’s not enough to be able to read, you have to be able to sign your name.

School curriculum would require that all children, at some point between the 5th and 8th grades; be taught, in an unbiased manner – the origins, beliefs, and practices of major world religions.

Reddit would view links to blogs as something other than spam.

Weather reports would include space weather.

Canadians would learn to spell the name of our Prime Minister. It’s STEPHEN not Steven Harper.

Legislation would pass banning shoes for dogs; on grounds of cruelty to animals.

Any organization or religion operating as a “non profit” and enjoying “tax exempt” status, would be forbidden to contribute to political campaigns. These organizations would also have to re-apply for tax exemption every few years.

Elected officials couldn’t refer to God in defence of their position on issues.

Consumers were informed of the actual difference between “free run” and “free range” eggs.

Vegans stopped wearing leather shoes.

Happy New Year.

Halliburton


When Dick Cheney stepped down as CEO of Halliburton to run with George Bush, he received a 33.7 million dollar package. On top of this, he caved to public pressure, selling 30 million dollars in stock options. During Cheney’s time as CEO, the number of subsidiary companies set up in off shore tax havens went from 9 to 44. One subsidiary named Halliburton Products and Services Ltd.,was set up in the Caymen Islands, as a way to avoid U.S. sanctions on doing business with Iran. During the same period, federal taxes paid by Halliburton went from over 300 to 85 million dollars a year. As hard as I ponder, I find it hard to swallow Cheney’s statement – ” the government has absolutely nothing to do ” with his or Halliburton’s financial success.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/about_hal/chronology.html

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