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  • Corporate Psycho
    November 26, 2012 - 20:10

    Just seen a NL Victims Services commercial on TV. Seems to me the government is now spending our money promoting the Conservative Party at our expense.

  • Colin Burke
    November 26, 2012 - 07:33

    Mr. Adams, dependency is practically our whole way of life: our government, like most of our mechanized methods of production and travel, are not ways in which we ourselves do things, but rather ways we only encourage events to occur, as riding a bicycle is something done while a car's movement mostly only happens after what we do is to turn a key and press a pedal. "That's progress." When we learn mostly to help one another do as much as possible for ourselves instead of doing things for one another, then maybe we may be qualified to govern ourselves together with the apparatus of government as an instrument rather than an engine operated by experts.

    • Winston Adams
      November 26, 2012 - 15:24

      Indifference seems to be the easier, but not the best or wisest part. And indifference is easier when truth is uncertain or another path requires some sacrifice. Leave it to the governments experts, yes that's considered progress, until something goes terribly wrong.

  • Cyril Rogers
    November 25, 2012 - 11:19

    As usual, Mr. Wangersky, you have called the government to account for their deliberate attempts to hide the way they disperse our money. They have long since forgotten that it is OUR money that they choose to dole out in secrecy. The sad thing is that they seem to have lost any sense of propriety and will do almost anything to hide these facts from us. The feudal system is still very much with us, the most outrageous violations being hidden by draconian legislation. Then, we are simply asked to trust the most secretive and arrogant Cabinet we have ever seen, all propped up, over the last decade, by the weakest caucus we have ever known. Like all dictatorships, they believe they can do no wrong and that everybody loves them. While it does not say much for the opposition, may we remind them one again that less than 35% of eligible voters supported them in the last election.

  • Winston Adams
    November 24, 2012 - 09:41

    You tell it like it is. Unfortunately, those that brought in these secretive measures have no shame and suggest that it is needed to protect privacy. There are a select few who benefits from such privacy protection. We seem to have a population rather indifferent to being screwed by our own government. In Egypt they took to the streets to get rid of a dictator. A Muslim brotherhood member then came to power. He just this week brought in laws to make himself unaccountable, a move only a dictator would do. And the people again have taken to the streets to protest. Here, we are indifferent. An assembly of the people to protest a high risk project that is a gamble and will raise our power costs substancially draws 100 people. A act to cut freedom of information, which facilitates this risky project, likewise had little opposition from the public. Perhaps we like dictators? It is easier to be indifferent than to be aware, to question, and demand accountability. There's that old phrase "Nflders are too green to burn". We are not stupid. We have intelligence as good as any place. But indifference we seem to have too much. Perhaps it's from our history, isolated communities,too dependant on a church minister, a merchant or a MHA, where corruption flourished and we gladly gave up democracy and lost our country to a commission dictator government. It is well known that small oil rich nations around the world are ripe with corruption and find ways to squander their wealth, benefit a few, and impoverish their people. For the first time in 500 years we are on the verge of fiancial good health. We have 2 billion dollars offset by some 8 billion debt and 4 billion in unfunded pensions. We are far from rich . Yet already our goverment seems gone mad, with a high risk scheme poorly thought out, to cost 8 billion dollars or more. Being green is generally a good thing. Being indifferent and green ,is a different thing.

  • Skeptical Cynic
    November 24, 2012 - 07:40

    Bill 29 and the Dunderdale regime's big-brother approach to selling MRF,by further stfling the flow of information with the marginalization of the PUB and asphyxiating open debate in the HOA, has already sealed its fate politcally... the Dunderdale regime's plunging polling results clearly indicate that. The question is, with regards to the damages done to peoples' right to know with the abominable Bill 29, will the party elected to govern NL post-Dunderdale commit to undoing these damages by repealing the Dunderdale regime's version of the Official Secrets Act?