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1562 days ago

I was shocked to read the news headline in today’s paper: Get ready To Pay The iTax! Surfing Facebook, Porn to cost more.
Yes, here in Canada, the Federal government will be requiring all ISPs to compile lists of all users’ web activity, and forward it to Revenue Canada, who will assess all ‘net surfers an annual ‘usage’ tax for all web activity. Adult sites, gambling, and social networking sites will be taxed at a higher rate. According to a spokesman, the government websites will remain free of charge. “Anyone who protests the tax can get their news directly from government websites free of charge instead” he said.
The rationale for this is that since people willingly pay a user fee for ATM transactions, people should not expect the Internet to be free forever. There is also a plan in the works to implement a tax on private use of satellite navigation systems such as Magellan and Garmin. Again, it was suggested by a spokesman that since some satellites are owned by the government, all users should expect to pay user fees, which could be as much as $1/mile if the proposal is finalized.
America will be next!! Don’t let this happen to you!! Write your Congressman!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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JAGWAH

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#1 posted 1562 days ago

Maybe the Canadians should consider what President Bill Clinton did for us, the Internet Tax Freedom Act

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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closetguy

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#2 posted 1562 days ago

I wouldn’t say that I “willingly” pay ATM fees. Given the option, no one would pay fees for anything. You all need to start your own “Tea Party”.

It would never happen in America. Haven’t you heard? We are moving toward a socialized society, so everything is going to be free soon….....:) Obamanomics is going to take money from everyone making over $200,000 and pay me $1 per mile to use Garmin.

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JAGWAH

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#3 posted 1562 days ago

You have to fight the GPS tax idea on the basis of Big Brother. The gov., in taxing GPS use based on the miles would know everywhere you traveled and when.

Why is this bad? Lets say your an incumbent running again for office and your opponent publishes your GPS tax records which show you driving to a booger bar in every town you visited during the last campaign.

Or you have to defend yourself in court and the goverment produces their record of your travels that conflict with your alibi.

They say they won’t do that but hey why not.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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Pete504

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#4 posted 1562 days ago

Where’s Al Gore when you need him!

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Alan S

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#5 posted 1562 days ago

What day is today?

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 1562 days ago

Here is a link to the article, from the 01Apr2010 edition of our local paper: http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/canada/2010/03/31/13431051.html There is also a very informative video link at the above site.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 1562 days ago

Ssssh, Alan!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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JAGWAH

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#8 posted 1562 days ago

Very scary!
If citizens want the official goverment sanctioned news we serve it up tax free. But if your going to seek your information from unofficial sites we are going to tax and track where you go and who you get your news from.

This is so much bullshit! If I were a Canadian citizen I’d worry.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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JAGWAH

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#9 posted 1562 days ago

What day is it? Bite me Bite me Bite me…hook line and sinker, eh!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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poopiekat

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#10 posted 1562 days ago

You’re a good sport, Jag!!
i’ll confess, I got hosed by the paper myself, until I started transcribing the info to this forum…the source quoted in the article is “Oliver DeNet”...duhhhh!!!! Heeheee!
The video is a scream, by the way…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Raspar

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#11 posted 1562 days ago

very scary, next they will have a toilet paper tax so people with big back ends like me will be taxed higher because we use more TP… oops maybe I should not be giving them ideas.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#12 posted 1562 days ago

:)

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JAGWAH

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#13 posted 1562 days ago

My appoligies. I seem predisposed to think negatively torwards your posts. I will try to give a more positive thought your way in the future, a wearisome eye, but kinder thought. Tip of the hat.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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GFYS

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#14 posted 1562 days ago

shhhh, you’ll wake up the politics /religion police.

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poopiekat

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#15 posted 1562 days ago

Don’t worry, Jag… Now that you’re in on the joke, let’s see who else steps in it!!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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