Tuesday, April 04, 2006

lobby groups; should they be legal or not?

Due to lack of time today, I will only touch upon this. Tomorrow I will expand my thoughts.

Here in the US, lobby groups are legal. Hence, so many bills that are being passed, or are being attempted to pass, are influenced by lobby groups. To me, that seems totally counter to the democratic process. That probably seems very logical to some people but never count on something being accepted by others something that seems so reasonable to you. So with issues like these (legality of lobby groups, wasn't legal in Canada when I lived there, now I don't know) I wished I had my own group of eight to see how other bloggers would view this.

Tomorrow, I will get into this and hopefully, after tonight's annual meeting, I might be still on the board of directors of our lil' HOA...

hence I know; don't take for granted that "everyone" is as reasonable as you. You can only hope


Anonymous dude said...

if it smells like a bribe, it looks like a bribe... its a bribe...

Transparancy International should stop calling poor developing countries with their obvious corruption the most corrupt inthe world, when in the US this is legal bribary, not in 1000's of $, but millions billions... for shame

2:18 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

amen Dude..


(btw..did you just go through a reverse 'transamerica' thing??, dudette to dude...

2:30 PM  
Anonymous dude said...

heh, heh, no. i comment on several blogs, and since i have the memory of a very very small drunk guppy, i use diff. variation of the same pseudonum. , but not diff names, as i would then forget altogether who i am supposed to be, for consistency u understand.

so i was dude, dudette, or dude(tte). but then, that very very small guppy must have fallen off a seaweed, and hit its head on a passing molask, because i started to completely forget who i was where. so then i simply stuck to dude, hence forth, unless i forget this too.

but i am all guy all the time. my wife can attest to that. not trying to be sneaky. this is the problem of being overtly organised. i also often forget where i filed stuff, or organised stuff away.

PS: although, i am in a constent state of transformation... transcendentally...

2:47 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I know, I should just call you Dudley!

btw..did you give me your flickr address? I'd like to check out some of those pics you took.


7:47 PM  
Anonymous dude said...

as in, doright?!

if u have a flickr account, write up the addy, and i'll add u as contact. non-flickrers cant comment on images (hot debate going on every other week about this) as u may know.

8:23 PM  

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