This is a Call to Action for all Canadians that believe in freedom, democracy and national sovereignty! Since the Harper Regime will not answer to the press, yet will waste millions upon millions of tax-payer dollars and valuable resources, creating databases, ramming through omnibus legislation, compiling lists, stifling the caucus, monitoring citizens, silencing watchdogs, muzzling scientists, exposing whistle-blowers, spreading dis-information and propaganda, our objective is to create a publicly accessible, continuously updated, database of information regarding the affairs of Canada. It is becoming rather apparent that the Harper Regime, aka: The Harper Government, “mandate” actually benefits about 15% of Canadians. These benefits then “trickle down” to the next 15%, and so on. At the same time, the bottom 15% is beginning to flood up and encompass the next 15% and resetting the bar for what is considered “middle” class. This authoritative manifesto and these totalitarian budget cuts do not represent the interests, security or prosperity for the vast majority of Canadians. Let’s face it, a country is not a “corporation” in the sense that it’s citizens are not simply workers that can be fired, locked-out and/or laid off, they are the reason a government is needed. People can live without a government and yet a government cannot live without people.
“Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society. It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.” -Steven Harper Interview with Terry O’Neill of BC Report newsmagazine, 1999
This is not a “partisan” collaboration nor issue considering “democracy” is based upon a 51% majority rule system, which in itself flawed, so in turn, a 30%-35% “majority” rule is completely unacceptable. Once the conservative caucus reorganizes itself, the liberal caucus rebuilds itself and alternative parties emerge, a government that is committed to the people and held accountable by the people, can be achieved. The time has come to collaborate and pool our resources and inform the masses. Please feel free to share your personal blogs, vlogs, sites, etc. and we will add them to our lists, libraries, pages and repositories. If you would like to assist in collaborating and archiving data please contact us.
There are several ways to accomplish this goal and this weblog is just one of many. Social media is another great way to reach out and share information but it alone is not the be all, end all solution. Our goal is to become a central point of collaboration and data organization with the ultimate objective of providing the complete structure for others to develop similar government watchdog sites. As we develop the primary pages along with the individual pages, a core “site map” can be decided. Once that fundamental objective is achieved, we will export and provide the “files” of the entire DumpHarper™ site for download, which can then be imported to other WordPress powered sites, weblogs and similar platforms.
Here are a few ideas, methods and ways you can get involved:
- Archivists: The primary task of the archivist is to establish and maintain control, both physical and intellectual, over records of enduring value. Archivists select records, a process that requires an understanding of the historical context in which the records were created, the uses for which they were intended, and their relationships to other sources.
- Researching: The interwebz are a great starting point, and in many cases may be sufficient to provide you with all the information you need but when using internet sources, be careful to make sure they are authoritative. Books are also invaluable sources of information, and your local librarian can help you peruse the collection or card catalog if you don’t know where to look.
- Citizen Journalism: Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do, report information. That information can take many forms, from a podcast or video editorial to an article on a blog. It can include text, pictures, audio and video. But it’s basically all about communicating information of some kind.
- Public Comments: At its simplest level, user comments offer the opportunity for readers to react to, criticize, praise or add to what’s published by professional journalists. If you look at news sites that allow user comments, you’ll see a mix of user reactions within article comments. But almost universally, you’ll see occasional reader comments that add to what’s published. Readers routinely use such comments to bring up some point that was missed by the writer, or add new information that the reporter didn’t know about. Such readers can make the original story better.
- Blogging: “Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects.
- Vlogging: Video blogging, sometimes shortened to vlogging or vidblogging is a form of blogging for which the medium is video, and is a form of interweb television. Entries often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts.
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