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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 […]




Pakistani protests turn deadly

Pakistani protesters flooded the streets for another day Sunday demanding a solution to a political crisis wracking the country. More here:  Pakistani protests turn deadly  Read More →


Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow ‘long fight’ as Beijing rules out … – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow ‘long fight’ as Beijing rules out … South China Morning Post (subscription) “The road of dialogue has come to the end,” said the Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting said as he met the press with members of other pan-democratic groups such as the Alliance for True Democracy and the Federation of Students. Occupy Central … Read... [Read more]


Lesotho Army Occupy Police Stations as Government Says No Coup – Businessweek

Lesotho Army Occupy Police Stations as Government Says No Coup Businessweek Army vehicles occupied police stations, according to a Bloomberg reporter on the scene. The events taking place in the kingdom aren't an attempted coup, Sports Minister Thesele Maseribane said by phone. The prime minister is safe, he said. Lesotho has … Resident: Lesotho military occupies police station Washington... [Read more]


Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration. The UN Security Council called on the rebels to end their armed uprising and warned of sanctions. They massed on a road leading to Sanaa airport after the weekly Muslim prayers. At the same time, tens of … Original... [Read more]


Landlords in Central hope for best, prepare for worst as Occupy looms – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Landlords in Central hope for best, prepare for worst as Occupy looms South China Morning Post (subscription) Landlords and developers in Central say they will be prepared should the city's main business hub be paralysed by promised protests by the Occupy Central movement. But they have declined to disclose details. Hongkong Land, the largest landlord in … Hong Kong's political realities... [Read more]


Protests, boycott lead to sale of New England grocery chain Market Basket

A New England supermarket chain's epic family feud is over. Arthur T. Demoulas, the ousted president of Market Basket, reached an agreement late Wednesday to buy out the stake in the 71-store chain controlled … See more here: Protests, boycott lead to sale of New England grocery chain Market Basket  Read More →


Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head – South China Morning Post (subscription)

Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head South China Morning Post (subscription) University of Hong Kong students and staff members are free to take part in Occupy Central and other protests, the university's head said on Wednesday, adding that legal advice would be provided to anyone arrested during a demonstration. Vice … and more » Read More  Read More →


NKorea Protests UN Refusal of Meeting on Exercises

NKorea protests UN Security Council refusal of emergency meeting on US-SKorea military drills See more here:  NKorea Protests UN Refusal of Meeting on Exercises  Read More →


Monkey Cage: Americans don’t like protests. But protests may work anyway.

Protests put issues on the political agenda, even if Americans oppose those protests. Go here to read the rest: Monkey Cage: Americans don’t like protests. But protests may work anyway.  Read More →


Occupy Central Or Not? Hong Kong Won’t Accept China’s ‘Sham’ Elections – Forbes

Forbes Occupy Central Or Not? Hong Kong Won't Accept China's 'Sham' Elections Forbes A showdown is looming in this city. This week, Hong Kongers and other interested parties are likely to find out if the “ Occupy Central” movement will go ahead or not. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is currently holding a seven … Police drills, toilet concerns... [Read more]