Human Rights

I recently commented on an online Newsweek article about the informants who have leaked government documents and I thought that I would expand upon myself even more here. The issue is whether or not these informants are heroes or villains. The problem with this issue is that the line here is so very blurry. On one [...]

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After decades of debate and countless lives being ruined by religious fervor, the Pope and the Vatican have approved the use of condoms… but only when intended to “reduce the risk of infection” from sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDs. The pontiff emphasized that it should not be used to prevent the creation of life, but [...]

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Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas have just faced the unity of America, the power of the human spirit, and a taste of social justice. On Saturday the members of the (so called) church showed up at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, Oklahoma to protest in [...]

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In American society we have developed at very ugly subtext. An unwritten rule that uses someones race or ethnic background to determine what you do and don’t have the right to say. This can be a very frustrating situation for an adult, trying to navigate the minefield that is our culture. This delicate balance of giving unspoken rights based on race is even more difficult for children to fully grasp without accidentally finding themselves in a storm of anger directed at them because of their confusion and frustration at this state of things.

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Normally I try to stick to consumer and constitutional rights in this blog, but I found myself moved by a story that I found today coming from Iran. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 2 weeks you would know that the results of the recent Iranian presidential elections has created [...]

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Yes, what is going on in Italy is about as frightening as that headline reads. Authorities in Italy have been attacking the internet on multiple fronts as of late with many moves that are eerily intrusive and controlling. First you may be wondering why such a drastic headline. I want everyone to know that I [...]

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Something rather horrible was just brought to my attention. It is the story about a 16 year old boy named Ashton Lundeby who was arrested in the middle of the night by a team of FBI and local law enforcement officers. Now an arrest of someone so young isn’t really news-worthy these days (shameful as [...]

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The other day I was emailed about a situation brewing in Washington, several members of Congress are trying to push through a bill that will make the administration end of farming so difficult that only the largest of distributors could afford to run such operations. This is, of course, all being done in the name [...]

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Since the formation of the United States of America we have cherished our rights that we granted to ourselves as a government by the people for the people.  However, as time has gone by, those that are in power have managed to stay in power and they bring their friends and family in with them. [...]

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Pjerky on March 9th, 2009

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As absurd as it may sound, it turns out patents really can kill people. This is a first for me, but I found an appaling story about an abuse of the patent system that violates intellectual property rights, consumer rights, human rights, justice, and can lead to more deaths. Now you may be thinking just [...]

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