MTV’s Aimee Allen, Ron Paul Anthem Music Video
“Farmers will receive C$150 million now and another C$150 million after they register herd data with a new livestock information database, the [Alberta] government said.
“The system will help trace animals during disease outbreaks and could be used for certifying consumer-driven products such as hormone-free, range-fed, grass-fed, humanely raised or naturally raised meats, the government said.”
Albertan tax-payers get robbed in order to pay farmers. And in exchange, the farmers (or some? farmers if they have a choice) get to trade in their freedoms and property rights and help establish a mandated surveillance tracking system for livestock. Great deal all round for tyranny. Communism failed already so keep trying it again and again until you get it right.
“Albertans were furious enough, not as much about the size of the raises the Premier and his Cabinet handed themselves (ministers raised their salaries to $184,000), but about the furtive way it was handled, behind closed Cabinet doors, through a quietly issued order-in-council just a dozen weeks after winning an election.”
“The T.T.C. [Toronto Transit Commission] is looking at implementing a policy of mandatory drug and alcohol testing for its employees following a couple of incidents involving workers being impaired on the job. The Amalgamated Transit Union calls it an invasion of privacy.”
He’s right; it’s invasive. Hold individuals responsible for their actions instead of making our society a prison.
June 7th, 2008