Democracy Gone Astray
Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.
All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.
[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The guide, a first for the casino trade group, aims to show employees where various presidential hopefuls stand on the issue of casino gambling. It lists candidates from both parties and grades them based on their positions.
Work on the 1.2bn yuan (£127m) Fast (Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) project began in the south-western province of Guizhou in 2011 and is expected to be completed by September.
City Councils Oppose Mayors in Latest Broadband Battle -- Ottawa and Toronto motions support CRTC decision on open access web.
After support from Toronto Mayor John Tory and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson for the telecom giant came to light, city councillors in both cities fought back with motions rejecting the mayors' positions and expressing support for more competitive Internet services.
After the plates were cleared, the speaker, a general practitioner with a specialty in chronic pain, wrapped up his lecture and slide show.
While discussing effective drugs for lower back pain that is moderate but persistent, he zeroed in: The best medication for that is Cymbalta.
Asked by Indiana Senator (D) Joe Donnelly about what this meant for Americans working hard to make their companies profitable, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen replied it was miserable for them, but her job was to see new jobs become available for laid-off Americans workers.
In effect, the U.S. Fed has a double mandate given it by Congress: keep inflation under control and promote full employment.
After the initial stir caused by news the former New York mayor was considering entering the 2016 race as a centrist, independent candidate, he has quickly receded to the shadows, barely discussed by either Democratic or Republican candidates.
Yet, as a New York senator, Clinton took the disparity a few cents further (as well as several years back) and paid her female staff about 72 cents per dollar she paid her male staff, according to the Washington Free Beacon.