Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
|Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:27:34 AM|
@Gerry1 from wiki .
The principal justification for the non-resident vote is that about 330,000 non-residents constitute the city's day-time population and use most of its services, far outnumbering the City's residents, who are fewer than 10,000. Nevertheless, the system has long been the cause of controversy. The business vote was abolished in all other UK local authority elections in 1969.
Bodies employing fewer than ten people may appoint one voter; those employing ten to 50 people may appoint one voter for every five employees; those employing more than 50 people may appoint ten voters and one additional voter for each 50 employees beyond the first 50.
Male, 18-29, Europe
|Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:02:11 AM|
I have a feeling the full demands are more complex; The Guardian just simplified it for the readers. Hope works better then yelling "Change!", "Fix it!" and "Transparent!" alot.
Male, 18-29, Southern US
|Friday, October 28, 2011 7:46:16 PM|
Had no idea how corrupt it was over there. Revolution I say! Right after tea
Male, 30-39, Canada
|Friday, October 28, 2011 5:20:20 PM|
squish it like a bug, like roosterroaches, the financial institutions are everywhere and in everything. Their undue influence MUST curtailed, and sooner the better. The longer this infestation of Democracy is allowed the harder it will become to clean it up with out breaking something...
Male, 40-49, Europe
|Friday, October 28, 2011 4:40:52 PM|
Business vote over there?
Sort of, in a very limited way. In that one very small area of London (and only that one very small area of London) votes can be cast on the basis of working there rather than living there. The rationale is that since they spend most of their waking life in that area it's more relevant than where they sleep. Few people live in that area - it's a business area, not a residential area. The people who work there but don't live there outnumber people who live there almost 50:1. The main issue is that their votes are generally proxied to their employers, so in that sense business do vote (but only in that square mile and only on some issues that are wholly contained within that square mile).
Essentially, it's a semi-autonomous economic district. It's been a distinctly seperate area for a very long time.
Male, 40-49, Western US
|Friday, October 28, 2011 4:26:05 PM|
"Sooo where are all the rich native Americans? :o"
They are counting the money from all their casinos.
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
|Friday, October 28, 2011 1:37:08 PM|
"so obviously the richest people in the country would be of the native race.
Sooo where are all the rich native Americans? :o
Female, 50-59, Europe
|Friday, October 28, 2011 1:20:26 PM|
tedgp- erm- no, they don't.
Male, 18-29, Europe
|Friday, October 28, 2011 1:19:15 PM|
@draculya - the 1% in UK and USA would presumably be mostly white. I don't see why this is something to be surprised about, both nations have been predominantly white for some time, so obviously the richest people in the country would be of the native race.
The top 1% of China are Chinese, Japan - Japanese...
I fail to see the relevance of what you are implying.
Male, 18-29, Australia
|Friday, October 28, 2011 1:15:06 PM|
I demand a longer lunch break and cookies
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
|Friday, October 28, 2011 11:08:09 AM|
Not sure why that's flag's used in the thumbnail. It was only in use until about 1800. The current flag should have red diagonal stripes on it.
Male, 30-39, Europe
|Friday, October 28, 2011 10:38:32 AM|
They dont have any kind of plan. Theyre no lifers who have never held down a job and try to play the crying game at anyone around them. Pretty much every person in the UK hates them.
Male, 40-49, Asia
|Friday, October 28, 2011 9:21:04 AM|
What's the race distribution of the 1%? Don't look too hard for solutions. Ultimately you may not like what you find.
Male, 50-59, Western US
|Friday, October 28, 2011 8:55:09 AM|
Just another guy telling us what everyone knows while not offering one concrete, or even general, "solution" to the "problem".
Business vote over there? And I was pissed that "corporations are people" here in the US. At least they can't vote, they just buy politicians.
Male, 18-29, Europe
|Friday, October 28, 2011 8:44:57 AM|
Link: Occupy London Make Demands: They Have A Plan? [Rate Link] - What do you think, I-A-B? The London protesters look like they have a gameplan. Any different from OWS?