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This is just a simple copy and past off of Wikipedia on derivatives.  It's nothing to analyze, just soak it in and then tell me how it feels knowing the only people who got hit with the bill were hard working Americans.  Dump old, Acquire interim admin, Evals across board. derivatives

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Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:55 PM PST

Union Trouble In Michigan

by EZlivin87

Unions plotting strategy in right-to-work battle

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More recently in my life I have been made aware of police abusing their power, and manipulating people in their favor while making arrests.  I would like to outline what exactly happened last night (April 5th, 2012), what charges have been given against me, and what options I have for the future.  

A little background information...

Anyone who knows me knows that I am never confrontational and have always cooperated with law enforcement whenever questioned.  I am 24 years old, a six year veteran of the United States Air Force, a full-time college senior at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and a part-time bartender.  I am majoring in Political Science with a minor in Latin America and Caribbean Studies, currently I am taking a constitutional law class that has given me a new appreciation for my rights as a U.S. citizen.

My father is a 17 year veteran police officer who has taught me to be aware of laws and to always, no-matter what the situation, be very respectful to policeman or anyone who is there to protect the law.  However, he also taught me to know and understand that policeman can and will make mistakes just as any human being, especially when in positions of power.  

I have no doubt in my mind that after last night, I will never ever let a policeman abuse their power and trample on my rights as a U.S. Citizen...

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Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 08:23 AM PST

The Privileged Position of Business

by EZlivin87

Recently, before the semester ended I was required to read an article about the privileged position of business.  Aside from the usual helpless feeling most news articles provoke, it was probably one of the most enlightening experiences I've had in my college career.  That article made it clear that our country, FROM THE BEGINNING, was built around business interests.  Specifically, the whole idea of private property has given power to corporations over the people they employ: which is EVERYONE.  For being a democratic country, corporations take the democratic process away from the individual, for they control every economic decision an individual can make.  The right to private property allows for this to happen, and on a large scale it is oppressive!  

My eureka moment came when I realized how simple it will be to fix this problem: we need a "peoples" lobbyist.  If the status-quo is all we have to work with, then why not use it to our advantage.  If we can somehow incorporate individual citizens into the lobbying process we can certainly influence policy in our favor.  The ultimate question is how or who can organize something on a scale that unites the entire country?


Considering the political process to create change, would you:

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