Donk,donk said:I doubt that there is anything that can compare to our gun registry system.
Original budget estimate - $2 million, actual cost to date/final estimate for implementation 1 billion dollars. that is to register about 3 million guns.
They spent nearly 60 million on computers for it.
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Yeah, whatever. Half a mill for UW-W should be spent to keep drunk nineteen-somethings from swimming in the fountain at 3am. (god, I must be getting old for saying something like that!)Michael Stumpf said:We made the list locally. A half million bucks for technology at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. I am not so sure I would call this waste.
Nope, not kidding. I wanted to hear from someone who is living under a governmental system where society looks at individual rights differently. Notice the lack of baiting and trooling. I was just curious how it worked up there in the GWN.donk said:EG,
You are kidding right?
It was, but Wisconsin's budget crisis "forced" our legislature and former governor to borrow against future tobacco payments. Essentially, they took multiple years worth of settlement money and used it to fix ONE YEAR of the state's budget.SGB said:Isn't that funded by the Tobacco Settlement $$$ from Phillip Morriss & friends, rather than tax dollars?
That is my whole problem with the system. There is this mentality that if we have the money, we need to find ways to spend it, instead of looking at how that money could be used to reduce tax burden. In Milwaukee there has been this ongoing debate about light rail and one of the arguments used by the pro-light rail people is that "if we don't spend the money on this we will lose millions in federal dollars."SGB said:Isn't that funded by the Tobacco Settlement $$$ from Phillip Morriss & friends, rather than tax dollars?
Yeah, and you are a bit too old to be masquerading as a nineteen-year-old, too. Come on, now, get out of the damn fountain!bturk said:Yeah, whatever. Half a mill for UW-W should be spent to keep drunk nineteen-somethings from swimming in the fountain at 3am. (god, I must be getting old for saying something like that!)
For the record, I was 23 and should have known better. I had cuts and scrapes from the thorn bushes for a week after that incident, which was only made worse by the three block long walking vomit I did on the way back to my brother in law's apartment.Michael Stumpf said:Yeah, and you are a bit too old to be masquerading as a nineteen-year-old, too. Come on, now, get out of the damn fountain!
I agree....there are lots of GOOD programs in there...for example in NH:Mud Princess said:I don't get it. Money for schools, libraries, at-risk youth programs... THIS is wasteful spending??
When talking about bellying up to the trough, it does have objective value. In some areas it is not as easy as it is here to connect people to politics to money. Here is an example from my location, and I agree with the spending but am offended by the "pork" aspect of it.In the end, a list like this simply reflects the biases of the people preparing it. It has no objective value.
Even if they control guns... there are still other weapons around here that are used more than I ever noticed in the States. Edmonton just had it's fourth machete attack since I've lived here. I don't *ever* recall someone being hacked up with a machete when I lived in the States (at least not in the cities I lived in). Too weird!El Guapo said:Donk,
Living in a counrty with gun registration must give you some perspective. Can you tell us how the system works and if it is acomplishing its goals?
Hey, what about the snow banks? The police in certain areas of Canada seem to have a thing for dropping people into snow banks instead of taking them to the drunk tank.donk said:Don't forget about chainsaws. We lost an appeal because a neighbour chased a property owners husband with a chainsaw