Here in Toronto, we've been dealing with a strike by the local municipal union. The most noticeable thing about the strike is that nobody's garbage is getting picked up, which predictably means that your average Joe is getting pretty upset.
Last Friday we launched http://www.cupestrike.com to give local folks the ability to cast a vote about whether they support or oppose the strike, and to chime in with their two cents. This is the first step in a larger project we're calling Pinionated, which will aim to provide pseudo-accurate, geographically-localized opinion polling.
An item of interest to you, O consumer of syndication, might be that anyone can vote -- without giving any personal information. We ask for your opinion, your name, your whereabouts, and your two cents (if you feel like giving them), but only the opinion is mandatory. Interestingly enough, we got roughly the same results as this recent Angus Reid poll. One would assume that people would engage in shenanigans and try to multi-vote (pretty easy to figure out how), but so far it hasn't happened.
Score one for human decency and the honor system... I think.