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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 […]




Occupy leaders refuse to reveal who donated HK$1.3m that co-founder passed … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Occupy leaders refuse to reveal who donated HK$1.3m that co-founder passed … South China Morning Post (subscription) Occupy said that Chu had donated anonymously a further HK$150,000 that was raised at his birthday dinner to support the university’s research assistants. The leaked emails showed that Tai had received a HK$150,000 donation in February this year to pay … Occupy Central... [Read more]


One month into HK protests, defiance on the streets

A month into the mass pro-democracy protests gripping Hong Kong, the movement is under pressure to keep up momentum — but those on the streets say their vigil has already changed the city for good. Neither idea met with much enthusiasm. Originally posted here:  One month into HK protests, defiance on the streets  Read More →


Fitch: Hong Kong Protests Not a Near-Term Ratings Trigger

The demonstrations may pose some downside risk to Hong Kong’s growth for 2014, but this is unlikely to present a rating risk. Hong Kong’s increasingly evident internal political divisions could have longer-term consequences for the credit profile, however, if tensions were to worsen over time. Fitch affirmed Hong Kong’s AA+/Stable rating in September, anticipating that protests were... [Read more]


Occupy protesters to leave London’s Parliament Square – Financial Times

Occupy protesters to leave London’s Parliament Square Financial Times The decision to occupy Parliament Square was made during a general assembly vote on the steps of St Paul’s. “We are a completely horizontal movement so everyone who came got a vote,” said George Barda, a global justice campaigner for Occupy . Read More  Read More →


A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

A city divided: Occupy protest and rally by opponents mark a society split by … South China Morning Post (subscription) The gatherings – one at the newly dubbed “Umbrella Square'' and the other at the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower – came as Occupy leaders geared up to poll supporters on the way forward while anti- Occupy activists began a signature campaign to end the …... [Read more]


Protests in Saudi after Shiite death sentences

More than 100 people protested in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday to oppose death sentences against a Shiite religious leader and seven others convicted after earlier demonstrations, an activist said. Following Friday prayers they marched in the community of Awamiya to oppose “all harsh sentences and the death penalty against eight people,” the activist told AFP. They were tried on charges... [Read more]


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 →