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How a proper voting system should work

How a proper voting system should work

President Abraham Lincoln’s phrase in the Gettysburg Adress “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, is what a democracy is all about. Unfortunately politics, policies and personal preferences have turned a simple electoral system into a complicated mess. Electoral systems around the world employ various different calculations to determine winners and qualifiers. […]


How to Start a Petition

How to Start a Petition

Everyone feels passionate about something or other in their life at some point. Taking action sometimes requires petitioning. Here are some simple tips on how to go about the process of starting a petition. • First of all put the issue into words. This will be your opening statement in the petition. Don’t worry if […]


How to Organize a Protest

How to Organize a Protest

f you care about something deeply enough you will feel compelled to do something about it. But sometimes your cause will require action that is a little more aggressive than usual. This does not mean that you have to resort to violence; instead, it means that you should find a more visible way of making […]


How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

An insecure or corrupt government will never let dissent go without punishment. If you are organizing a protest against such a government you must be prepared for consequences. The protest can be a peaceful sit in, a march to a significant place or even a violent measure (although this should not be a consideration). Whatever […]




Construction safety and health standards

Written by Lyle Charles The problem with the construction industry is that you are faced with a very strict deadline that you have to meet. In most cases, construction projects are evidenced by a contract or memorandum of agreement wherein any delay in construction beyond the stipulated completion date would result in liquidated damages. In […]


How to deal with construction projects and claims management

Written by Lyle Charles Construction projects can have two outcomes. The first is a smooth-sailing project that gets completed according to schedule. The second is a delayed project that may very well be over budget and with a potential breach of contract making either one of the parties liable. To make sure that your interests […]


Government Regulations in Construction

Written by Lyle Charles There really aren’t any businesses left that aren’t affected by the long arm of the government in some form or another. Regulations continue to grow each year, meaning even if you’ve become accustomed to the ones affecting your particular business, you can still fall victim to new ones, either by way […]


Republicans don’t want women earning as much as men!

Apparently Republicans don’t want women to earn as much as men working the same job. Apparently the Republicans have a problem with women? Any chance the democrats are spreading out this rhetoric in advance of a Hillary Clinton run? I mean Hillary will surely get a huge chunk of the female vote and many of […]


What to Look for in a Tax Attorney

With winter just showing up, many people know what’s just around the corner. No, not spring; tax season. They say only two things in life are guaranteed: death and taxes. But the two can be awfully hard to tell apart sometimes, especially when it comes time to prepare your taxes if you’re going at it […]




Ferguson protests: Amnesty report criticises police excesses

Rights group raises concerns about heavy-duty equipment, ammunition, curfew and children affected by teargas An excessive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the death of an unarmed 18-year-old earlier this year ran the risk of killing demonstrators and impinged on their human rights, according to a new report by Amnesty International. The report , by Amnesty observers … More: Ferguson... [Read more]


I don’t support Hong Kong’s Occupy protest, says Kenny G after stern words … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

I don’t support Hong Kong’s Occupy protest, says Kenny G after stern words … South China Morning Post (subscription) “Kenny G’s musical works are widely popular in China, but China’s position on the illegal Occupy Central activities in Hong Kong is very clear,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to a reporter’s question... [Read more]


Negotiations, concessions led to end of Occupy SLU protest – STLtoday.com

Negotiations, concessions led to end of Occupy SLU protest STLtoday.com For six days last week, protesters lived in tents near St. Louis University's clock tower, flying an upside-down American flag and talking to students as they walked by about inequality and systemic racism. For many on campus, Occupy SLU was a … and more » Read More  Read More →


Amid protests, “Klinghoffer” takes Met stage and offers — anticlimax.

“The Death of Klinghoffer” brought protests, and anticlimax, to the Metropolitan Opera Monday night More:  Amid protests, “Klinghoffer” takes Met stage and offers — anticlimax.  Read More →


Why HK protests won't end soon, despite talks

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters may finally meet with government negotiators Tuesday, but few are optimistic the barricades will come down soon. View post:  Why HK protests won't end soon, despite talks  Read More →


Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square – The Guardian

The Guardian Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square The Guardian Police made one arrest after hundreds of officers converged on Parliament Square in London on Sunday night in an attempt to remove Occupy Democracy protesters. A Metropolitan police spokesman said that officers were enforcing a notice to desist. Police Attack Occupy London Protest teleSUR English Occupy democracy... [Read more]


H.K. protests, China slowdown takes sparkle off luxury market

Protests in Hong Kong, an economic slowdown and anti-corruption drive in China and a coup in Thailand: Asia is no longer a market of constant growth for luxury goods firms. View original here:  H.K. protests, China slowdown takes sparkle off luxury market  Read More →


Hong Kong lawmaker says Occupy movement’s next steps are in Geneva – Al Jazeera America

The Diplomat Hong Kong lawmaker says Occupy movement’s next steps are in Geneva Al Jazeera America But organizers of the so-called “Umbrella Movement” are already searching for new strategies to push for greater electoral freedoms beyond simply occupying parts of the city – and some lawmakers championing the movement are looking to faraway Geneva. Hong Kong Clashes Erupt Despite... [Read more]


Occupy Central: Holding Hong Kong’s ‘Silent Majority’ Hostage – The Diplomat

The Diplomat Occupy Central: Holding Hong Kong's 'Silent Majority' Hostage The Diplomat Who are the majority in Hong Kong, especially in this chaotic situation? According to recent polls conducted by University of Hong Kong, as of October 2014, 54 percent of the interviewees in Hong Kong opposed “ Occupy Central.” By contrast, only 27 … Hong Kong lawmaker says Occupy movement's... [Read more]


Protests cast 'long shadow' over Hong Kong's future

As the stand-off between Hong Kong's government and pro-democracy protesters stretched into its third week, analysts warn the civil disobedience movement could cast a 'long shadow' over the city's economic … Read the rest here: Protests cast 'long shadow' over Hong Kong's future  Read More →