Saturday, May 29, 2010

Why Don't More Women Sue Their Rapists?

Many people are intimidated by the legal system and they are afraid of the cost. I solve these problems.

Our spirit is in discord until we have a sense of justice. When we fail to exercise this built in mechanism that warns us that something is wrong, a nation such as ours (free) becomes all the more at risk to tyrants wanting to trample over all our rights. By finding the means and courage to resist the evil and seek justice you help preserve a free nation.

"Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day." ~ Thomas Jefferson
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Because the Supreme Court took away part of the Violence Against Women Act.

When the Supreme Court struck down a portion of the Violence Against Women Act 10 years ago this month, the justices made it clear they thought victims of sexual violence had the right to sue their attackers. They just didn't think federal court was the place to do it.

The rationale behind VAWA, which Congress passed in 1994, was simple enough: Rape, a crime committed mostly against women and girls, constituted a brutal violation of their civil rights. Lawsuits could help victims hold rapists accountable.
The federal law also made it easier for women to sue by extending the statute of limitations to four years.
A 2004 study of sex crimes in Philadelphia and Kansas City, Mo., found that only half of the cases that resulted in an arrest were prosecuted.
Victims need the weapon of a lawsuit because the criminal courts don't always serve their interests.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

I didn’t think I was a negative person until I read this

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I stumbled upon this in the process of setting life goals.  Setting goals involves motivation and motivation involves attitudes and attitudes require you to look at your habits of thought.  Are they mostly positive or negative?  I read this and can relate to most of these descriptions. 
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

How would my work stand up against the work of others in my field?

This article does a good job at challenging you to do your best.
Before you go running off to what you think are greener pastures, make sure that your own is not just as green or perhaps even greener.
Take the time to stand off and look at your work as a stranger might

You might also ask yourself, How good am I at what I’m presently doing? Do you know all there is to know about your work? Would you call yourself a first-class professional at your work? How would your work stand up against the work of others in your line?

The first thing we need to do to become a “diamond miner” is to break away from the crowd and quit assuming that because people in the millions are living that way, it must be the best way. It is not the best way. It’s the average way.
There are better ways to do what you are presently doing. What are they?
How good am I at what I’m presently doing?
Can I call myself a first-class professional at my work?
How would my work stand up against the work of others in my field?
Do I know all I can about my industry or profession?
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Empire Pathology: More US soldiers commit suicide than killed in action

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Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed newsworthy to report. Last year alone, more than 330 serving members of the US armed forces committed suicide – more than the 320 killed in Afghanistan and the 150 who fell in Iraq (see

Since 2001, when Washington launched its so-called war on terror, there has been a dramatic year-on-year increase in US military suicides, particularly in the army, which has borne the brunt of fighting abroad. Last year saw the highest total number since such records began in 1980. Prior to 2001, the suicide rate in the US military was lower than that for the general US population; now, it is nearly double the national average.

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