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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 […]




IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests

Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event next year. “IOC go home!” protesters yelled at IOC president Thomas Bach as he exited the plush hotel hosting the meeting just off the iconic Copacabana beach. While the board meeting was... [Read more]


Rival Protests in Yemen in Wake of Shiite Rebel Power Grab

Rival protests grip Yemen in wake of Shiite rebel power grab as al-Qaida kills 4 soldiers Continued here:  Rival Protests in Yemen in Wake of Shiite Rebel Power Grab  Read More →


"Occupy Golf" movement gathers steam in Brazil amid controversial Olympic plans – GolfDigest.com (blog)

” Occupy Golf” movement gathers steam in Brazil amid controversial Olympic plans GolfDigest.com (blog) While questions have been raised in court rooms about what impact the new Olympic golf course designed by Gil Hanse for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro is going to have on the surrounding ecosystem, a group named Occupy Golf is protesting … Read More  Read More →


Rio 2016: Occupy takes swing at Olympic golf course – The Guardian

The Guardian Rio 2016: Occupy takes swing at Olympic golf course The Guardian First, there was Occupy Wall Street. Then, there was Occupy Starbucks. Now, in the latest take on the protest franchise, a small group of dedicated demonstrators are camped on the central reservation of a highway in an upmarket suburb of Rio de Janeiro … and more » Read More  Read More →


Hong Kong Budget Addresses Causes and Effects of Occupy Protests – New York Times

New York Times Hong Kong Budget Addresses Causes and Effects of Occupy Protests New York Times “The Occupy movement affected tourism, hotel, catering, retail and transport industries,” John Tsang, the city’s financial secretary, said in his budget speech, adding that the initiatives would help “offset the impact on economic confidence.” Hong … Read More  Read More →


Protests blamed as Hong Kong misses growth targets

Hong Kong's leadership Wednesday blamed months of pro-democracy protests as the economy fell well short of predicted growth in 2014, and said “prolonged political bickering” could do more damage to investor confidence. The growth rate was just 2.3 percent in 2014, down from 2.9 percent the previous year and far slower than the three to four percent predicted in last year's budget... [Read more]


Reckitt Benckiser LLC to occupy new 715000-square foot building in Jackson … – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Business Chronicle Reckitt Benckiser LLC to occupy new 715000-square foot building in Jackson … Atlanta Business Chronicle Consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser LLC will occupy a new build-to-suit distribution and warehouse building in Jackson County, Ga. Reckitt Benckiser reached an agreement for a 715,000-square-foot lease in the new building northeast of Atlanta … and more »... [Read more]


Boston Bomb Judge Denies Bid to Bar Supporters' Protests

Tsarnaev, 21, lost a bid to halt protests outside Boston’s federal courthouse by a small group of conspiracy theorists — mostly young women — who claim the U.S. government staged the deadly terrorist attack and framed him. View original here: Boston Bomb Judge Denies Bid to Bar Supporters' Protests  Read More →


Three biggest Hong Kong developers occupy 80pc of MTR residential sites – South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription) Three biggest Hong Kong developers occupy 80pc of MTR residential sites South China Morning Post (subscription) Three major developers occupy over 80 per cent of the MTR Corporation's residential property project market share, a study on the oligopoly in Hong Kong's real estate sector has found. The finding by the housing policy think tank Land Watch... [Read more]


Modi trying to "occupy centrestage of Congress": Digvijay – Zee News

Modi trying to ” occupy centrestage of Congress”: Digvijay Zee News Bengaluru: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to occupy the “centrestage” of the Congress party with his talk on tolerance and right of minorities, and asked whether “a leopard ever … and more » Read More  Read More →