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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 […]




Grandma repeatedly protested drones at base, now faces a year in jail

Protests reportedly peaceful; judge won't let her “thumb her nose at the law once again.” See the original post here:  Grandma repeatedly protested drones at base, now faces a year in jail  Read More →


Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There’s No Sense in Prison" – Truth-Out

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There's No Sense in Prison” Truth-Out Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting. Cecily McMillan would rather not be famous. Not for the dubious honor of receiving the most serious sentence … and more » Read More  Read More →


2 Killed In Egypt Clashes During Islamist Protests

2 killed in Egypt clashes during Islamist protests Here is the original:  2 Killed In Egypt Clashes During Islamist Protests  Read More →


Protests greet plans to house child migrants in Michigan

Vassar — A social services organization says it wants to house some children from Central America at a facility in a small Michigan community, prompting protests at a meeting about the plans. See the original post:  Protests greet plans to house child migrants in Michigan  Read More →


Questions raised over credibility of planned anti-Occupy signature campaign – South China Morning Post

Questions raised over credibility of planned anti- Occupy signature campaign South China Morning Post Questions have been raised about the credibility of an anti- Occupy Central group’s plan to collect signatures of opposition to the pro-democracy movement, after the group’s spokesman admitted organisers have no measures in place to prevent repeat … Anti- Occupy Central campaign... [Read more]


Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns – South China Morning Post

Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns South China Morning Post “Unexpected shocks” like the planned Occupy Central protest could trigger a property market slump, leading international bank Barclays warned yesterday. And it would take Hong Kong longer to recover than after the crashes of 2003 and 2008, it said. HSBC under fire for Occupy backtrack... [Read more]


Bankers Scotch HSBC’s Warning to Hong Kong Over Occupy Protests – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog) Bankers Scotch HSBC's Warning to Hong Kong Over Occupy Protests Wall Street Journal (blog) HSBC 's downgrade of Hong Kong, citing potential risks from the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement, has met with considerable skepticism from other banks. “Historically civil rights movements in Hong Kong have brought insignificant impact to the … Occupy Hong Kong,... [Read more]


Freed Kuwait opposition leader vows protests to continue

Prominent Kuwait opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak sent a defiant message to the government hours after he was released from jail saying protests will continue in the oil-rich Gulf state. “Putting us in jail will only strengthen our determination,” Barrak told an opposition rally Monday night near the central prison where a number of activists are still detained. “We will not... [Read more]


Occupy Flagstaff House organizers introduce "Red Friday Campaign" – GhanaWeb

Occupy Flagstaff House organizers introduce “Red Friday Campaign” GhanaWeb The organizers of the ' Occupy Flagstaff House' demonstrations, Concerned Ghanaians for Responsible Governance (CGRG) have hinted of plans to introduce a new campaign which will be known as 'Red Friday Campaign'. Executive Secretary of the group … and more » Read More  Read More →


Murrieta immigrant protests: Mayor defends his town's actions

The mayor of Murrietta, which has seen protests in recent days that prevented federal officials from housing some immigrant detainees at a facility there, defended his town's response to the issue. Original post: Murrieta immigrant protests: Mayor defends his town's actions  Read More →