ArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4222 times:
Mainly its borders.
We need more beaches, preferably to the south of us (better weather) and also some decent mountains because
let's be honest there is also something called winter holiday and in Belgium we don't have any decent ski area's.
Luckily France is our southern neighbour and since they are well..... French they will not put up much of a fight so these changes seem achievable.
-Lower taxes (I think we are in the top 3 worldwide now ).
-No speed limits on the 3 lanes or more highways like they have in Germany.
-Also a decent public transport system (ala Japan) with a wide use of a high speed Transrapid like system (acceleration/decelaration higher than common type rails).
-So many other things....
QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
Here is what I would change in Australia.
-Abolish most of the states' powers
-Give pay rises to the entire Defence Force
-Sign the Kyoto (?) agreement
-Put a tax on non-hybrid cars
-Start some nuclear power plants
-Put a 200% tax on all coal exports
-Subsidies getting a pilots license
-Make all new drivers attend classes on how to control a car
-Increase speed limits on Freeways and Motorways to 130km/h where possible
-Change welfare allowances for able bodied persons
-Increase the amount of Police
-Give much harsher sentences for crimes ie: Life for Rape and Murder instead of rehab
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 50 Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4043 times:
Quoting ArniePie (Reply 10): Don't you have some drunken Ozzie's hanging around?
As for what I'd change in Norway: I'd spend a bit more of our billions earned through petrolium, to improve schools/education, hospitals, welfare, remove poverty, and ensure the elderly get better conditions in "old folks homes."
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3398 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4033 times:
1) Tighten up Immigration policies
2) Rename all major airports after famous Prime Ministers
3) Change welfare system to spend money educating people rather than paying the people to sit and do nothing.
Supported the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7620 posts, RR: 38 Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4018 times:
I'll start of on some easy changes ....
1) Traffic laws! Update them instead of keeping them at par with their pre 1960 origins. And educate the people about them! Also, make it harder and more expensive to get a driver's licence, stop with this ridiculous mommy and daddy teaching junior all their bad habits behind the wheel. Ban cell phones behind the wheel. Make it mandatory that all vehicles must go through a safety inspection every two years in order to renew your insurance. Car don't pass, car don't move!
2) Advertising laws! All fees, surcharges, taxes (including PST and GST), extra this and extra that must be included in the advertised price! Stop this ridiculous practice of advertising for $699 but you have add this and that and by the time you walk out the door, your receipt says $1099!
3) Ban mail in rebates! If a manufacturer wants to give you $50 dollars back for buying their product, that is something between the manufacturer and retailer. Why should I have to pay full price, cut off the UPC code, send in the receipt and wait 4-6 weeks to see if I ever get my promised cheque or not. Here's a thought, it's called an instant rebate! Look into it!
4) All city planners/engineers and traffic planners/engineers must have spent at least 3 years working in another country before they can be hired by the city/province as a city/traffic planner/engineer. This way, we are insured that other ideas will and do work in other countries around the world.
Jutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3999 times:
Stop giving away all our natural resources to the US and lower the fuel tax, much, much lower. I am literally surrounded by tar sands and oil rigs, and gas is still more expensive than it is in the US.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2897 posts, RR: 39 Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3962 times:
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Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20): 1) Traffic laws! Update them instead of keeping them at par with their pre 1960 origins. And educate the people about them! Also, make it harder and more expensive to get a driver's licence, stop with this ridiculous mommy and daddy teaching junior all their bad habits behind the wheel. Ban cell phones behind the wheel. Make it mandatory that all vehicles must go through a safety inspection every two years in order to renew your insurance. Car don't pass, car don't move!
wouldnt go THAT far...
New cars should get an exemption of say 6 years...
Also, specify that they must be from a country with actual traffic laws... last thing we need is doing away with all traffic lights "cause it works in Hyderabad"
Now other things:
Fix speed limits... most of our highways were engineered for higher speeds. Set the limits at 120 at least!
Cut the red tape for building anything. Environmental assesments four times over... give me a break...
Cut BUREAUCRACY... the levels of people redoing things in government is frightening.
Ban "jobs for life" for ANYONE
Release all previous crown corps from government acts.
enh... enough for now
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Two years in my opinion, it doesn't matter if the car is new or not. If an owner can not maintain it in a safe way, it shouldn't be on the road.
Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 23): Also, specify that they must be from a country with actual traffic laws... last thing we need is doing away with all traffic lights "cause it works in Hyderabad"
Doesn't necissairly have to do anything with traffic safety, just basic road and walkway design. For example, they just built up a new retail subdivision here, all the stores are on one side, but no sidewalk. On the other side, you have a sidewalk but nothing else. So if you want to get from one store to another safely, you have to cross a busy street with no crosswalk to get there. Make's no sense what so ever.
Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 23): Fix speed limits... most of our highways were engineered for higher speeds. Set the limits at 120 at least!
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25 Nosedive: Invade Canada Enslave Canadians Let Quebec free
26 YooYoo: I agree here, some people's cars should not be allowed on the road. Even newer cars get "tweaked & modified" and the result is an unsafe/unclean car.
27 Alessandro: Abolish the mandatory military service for males, compensate the males that have been affected by this gross injust system. Swedish women lives longer
28 PAHS200: for the USA: 1) have mandatory military service 2) better schools 3) lower all taxes Michael
29 KiwiinOz: If you do this.... How are you going to pay for these?
30 Rmcf: I will like to change the president of my country (Mr. Zapatero) and the whole government. I don't ask for anything else! bye! rmcf
31 Arrow: Mission accomplished on the first two; good luck dealing with Quebec
32 Doona: I think he is referring to Hans Ø, and actually recognizing Denmark as the rightful owner? Oh, relax. Not one of my friends have regretted doing the
33 ORDRyan28: As if not enough of our troops have died already..
34 ACDC8: Thing is, that some of these "cars" tend to throw themselves of the road all by themselves! Ya thought 'bout it yet? Here's an idea ..... traffic lig
35 LTU932: In Germany: 1. Ban the FC Schalke 04 2. Ban Eintracht Frankfurt 3. Ban the HSV 4. Ban the FC Bayern München 5. Improve education 6. Legalise marihuan
36 Vaporlock: Quit selling our resources to other countries and then have us buy them back at a higher rate! Make these huge companies clean up their act.....and f
37 YooYoo: You better duck !! Anyways, the way we are going we will be banished to the 2 division How about learn the language? We have two... pick one.
38 ACDC8: Depends on what country they come from. I can think of a few countries where the immigrants should get immediate positions as driving instructors...
39 PSA53: 1)And we can start by lowing lawyer fees from $250.00 to $100.00 per hour,to start making justice for all.(California) 2)Divert all funds from welfar
40 LTU932: I propose Canada stops being bilingual and chooses German as their official language.
41 YooYoo: Yes See, when i read your "change" i immediately thought of the following. I'm also thinking of Toronto more specifically. I constantly read and hear
42 Don81603: Like those guilty of violating the fart tax?
43 Don81603: As was said, you got the first 2, but since you have had no luck on the third, do us a favour and deport them! I recommend Antarctica, since France d
44 RIHNOSAUR: If I could, In Costa Rica I would, 1. Invest on implementing an up to date system for naming and labeling the road system in the country. IMO it is so
45 RIHNOSAUR: Hell no way..completely disagree!!!! One of the best things Costa Rica has done and I am so proud as a TICO is that Good'ol Pepe Figueres BANNED that
46 Melpax: Agree with that one, we're overgoverned for a country of 20 million, with 3 levels of government (Federal, State & Local). Some of this is already ha