2012-01-26

Bored Enough For Meth? Frontline


Watch The Meth Epidemic on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

2012-01-18

Wikipedia A-Holes Must Go

The Wikipedia board of directors has blocked http://en.wikipedia.org for today to protest some American bill that has little to no chance of being approved. Canadians, obviously, have no influence whatsoever on this matter. So why has the Wikipedia board of directors blocked Canadians from our resource?

I say "our" because we wrote it. Ours because we gave to it, with non-tax deductible donations, I might add. Give me back my Wikipedia!

Sure I speak French and can look up the non-blocked French version, but the English version has far more articles. I was able to disable Javascript for en.wikipedia.org in Chrome: wrench/ Internet Options/ Under the Hood/ Privacy: Content settings/ JavaScript: Manage Exceptions/ type en.wikipedia.org and select "block".

The power crazy Americentric board of directors must go. Vote them out. When are the elections?

2012-01-11

Un stad subventionné à Québec, une question d'équité?

Les Canadiens de Montréal, les Maples Leafs de Toronto and les Flames de Calgary sont largement subventionné. Non seulement des entreprises peuvent déduire le coût de la loge et des billets, leurs employés et leurs client potentiels qui reçoivent les billets sont pas imposé sur l'équivalent en argent nécessaire à leur achat. De plus, si ils font effectivement des affaires lors des matchs, il ne sont généralement pas payé pour ce temps.

À Québec, Ottawa et Edmonton, les gouvernements sont les employeurs principaux. Les billets sont généralement acheté par des salariés et le coût du billet n'est évidemment pas déductible d'impôt.

Mais un salarié qui va à un match de hockey est certain de ne pas augmenter sont salaire. Quelqu'un payé à commission a le potentiel de faire plus d'argent (et donc de payer plus d'impôts)...

2012-01-02

Travel to Haiti Should Be Tax Deductible

Simplistic? Even crass? Yup. But seems to me, Canada has money, Haiti has warm winters. Just is case there is any confusion, Canada does not have warm winters .

So here is what I propose. Make all credit card transactions in Haiti, for restaurants, lodging, local transportation and related services,  Canadian income tax deductible. Forward the information to the Haitian government for local income tax enforcement.  

It would be win, win. Canadians would win because they get warm winters at affordable prices. Haiti would win because they would get money. 

Just in case there is any confusion, Haiti does not have money.



Watch An Optimist in Haiti on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

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