This is strictly a mathematical viewpoint…it goes like this:
What makes 100%? What does it mean to give more than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they give more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give more than 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life? Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer those questions.
If A, B, C, D, etc. = 1, 2, 3, 4 up to 26, then:
HARD WORK = 8 + 1 + 18 + 4 + 23 + 15 + 18 + 11 = 98%
KNOWLEDGE = 96%
And ATTITUDE = 100%
But BULLSHIT =103%
ASS KISSING = 118%
And SELF-SERVING scores 136.
So one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hard work and Knowledge will get you close and attitude will get you there, it is bullshit, ass kissing and self serving that will get you over the top.
Now lets look at the WARD SYSTEM vs. the GENERAL VOTE…The Ward System scores 148 while the General Vote scores only 124. …So by any measure the Ward System is better for Oshawa than the General Vote…and we can also confidently conclude that the Ward System is significantly better than the politicians, the majority of whom score in the range of 103 to 136.
Excuse my sense of humour…but from time to time we need to inject a little humour at the politician’s pathetic self serving attempts to return to the General Vote to insure their lifelong seat on council. They want to return to the days when virtually all change on Oshawa Council took place through death or resignation and all of the politicians came from a few "richer" areas of the city leaving most parts of Oshawa unrepresented. I guess in those days we had to wait for the politicians to fall off their chairs before we could replace them with some fresh blood and new ideas. Maybe that is the reason little happened in Oshawa for so many years. Finally, we are developing a vibrant community, the fastest growing in the GTA, and the self serving politicians want to turn back the hands of time.
DON'T LET THEM OSHAWA!!!