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Steve
 Austria
Have cops/lawyers do political interviews Printer Friendly Version
I think it's terrible to see a presidential debate where one candidate claims that the sky is green while the other says it is yellow, and then the interviewer nods solemly and moves on to the next question. This stuff is poison for any democracy - yet this strange type of political interview seems to be spreading like the plague!
Let the viewers reach their own opinions? What a bunch of hogwash! The viewers (including myself) simply don't have the facts, they have jobs and a family and lead their own lives, they can't spend hours every day just to stay up-to-date. In a modern society we need to be able to delegate the critical questions/contradictions to journalists who know what they're doing. Sure, there are after-show debates where some of this is analyzed, but honestly, who watches them?
I propose that political interviews either be conducted by cops or lawyers. By profession, if someone tells an obvious lie or contradicts himself, they will not just move on to the next question, but nail the guy to the wall. That would make interviews and discussions much more fruitful.
In addition, it would be necessary to install an instant fact-checking system. If two politicians claim different things, it should only take minutes to come up with an insert clarifying which one is actually saying the truth. Politicians these days rely on the fact that whatever they say can't be researched within 60 minutes, which is why they believe they can say *anything* in a TV show and get away with it (because most people switch channels directly after the debate, so it'll stick for most).

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astUR
 Spain
International Spam Center/ Tribunal / Laws Printer Friendly Version
Since 99% of the spam messages we receive nowadays come from other countries, there are no possiblities of suing or doing something to take the spammers to the law.
Spam is now over the 60% of the email traffic in the world, it makes us waste HOURS of our lifes deleting stupid messages, and slows down the Internet speed worlwide. There should be an internantional organism, maybe United Nations dependant, where you could forward a spam message you receive and get involved legally against the spammer, no matter the country where he is located.
If such thing were enabled by our governments, in 10 days spam would be history.
Reward: My mailbox free from spam! 

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Deceptive Geko
 USA
Distributable Taxes Printer Friendly Version
I think that the government often spends tax money in their own interest. I have a plan called Destributable taxes which will let the tax payers at least controll how some of their money is spent.
Under my idea, the government would get full controll of 3/4ths of your taxes. The government could spend it as they see fit. The last fourth, however, would be distributed to different areas of the government by you. Your tax forms would contain a special form where you could dictate what percent of your remaining fourth goes too. So for instance if one felt that the government was not spending enough money on welfare and too much money on the military, that person could reserve most of their remaining fourth for welfare and spend little or no money on the military. Under my plan the people would then be able to keep government spending in check by chosing how their individual money is spent.
Of course like all new ideas it needs some work. THere are still a few things that would have to be worked out. Besides that though, what do you think of the basic idea?
Reward: Give me credit. 

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