Today I caught the evening news and saw a report on the reaction to Prime minister Harper and his entourage having armoured vehicles shipped to India to use while in that country.
How were they shipped?
By C17 Transport.
The cost is said to be $37,000 an hour to run one of these babies. I think it's probably cheaper to ship the three vehicles by sea but would take a much longer time and the crew and maintenance etc for the C17 would still be a cost but at least the PM wouldn't be using the resources of the Canadian public coffers.
It is appalling to watch opposition parties run to the scrum and try to devour a frivolous point all of them squawking like Fort Mac Ravens over a Big Mac package lying on the roadside.
Sure there is a patina of special sauce on the package but really not much to fuss about.
First lets draw a few facts here.
1-The guy is a prime target because he is the PM of Canada in a country where there are many loonies who would take out the PM if they thought they had a chance.
Lets face it though, if you are older than 17 and a male u might b safe from the boogy man er the Taliban.
|From families on motorbikes|
|I heard a comparison the other day where the gent said that in one month the death toll on the roads of India equalled the amount that Britain would have in an entire year.|
|to lovely large buses. India's road have it all|
What seems to happen is that there is a juggling of words and numbers to suit each others case.
The honorable members are all disgusted with some sort of waste or indiscretion and in three days it will never be visited by the public again. During those three days they have a chance to be seen as being seriously serious and in doing so create a pathway to partisan politics.
Seriously the opposition must have some inkling of what is going on? Why make pretty much any tidbit of knowledge into a scandal?
I would not fit well in politics I'm not partisan enough.
We don't need new parties but rather a change in what we view as politics. In how it is delivered and in how decisions can be more representitive of the public.
Having a "new" party is not really going to solve much in that it is the delivery system and the mechanics of governance that are worn. New parts for old tech to be used in new tech applications will not work, we need a new machine that can do a different process not new parts for the old one that can't keep up.