July 26, 2014

Medical Marijuana Allowed in Minnesota

Lawmakers in Minnesota finally approved a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana within the state last May 15. The decision was heavily influenced by the petition of sick citizens who depend on marijuana use for pain alleviation purposes. Marijuana has long been believed to be effective in diminishing and even treating several diseases.

It is to be remembered that marijuana use for recreational and medical purposes was legalized in Colorado and Washington just last year. After two months of the first day of legal sale in Colorado, the drug generated about $1 million. The state’s number of cannabis-related arrests, which comprises 50% of the total arrests, plunged. This enabled law enforcement to focus on other criminal activities. The state also saved between $12 million to $40 million in 2012 by removing marijuana penalties. Read More

Security Fraud: What You Need to Know

Fraudulent activities and cases are alarmingly increasing today and many people are becoming more vulnerable to these attacks. From having access to your online passwords to tricking you into signing up for an investment scheme, there will always be someone out there who is just waiting for you to give in to their scams. A great way to keep these things from happening is awareness about these things. Read on to learn more.

The following are the most common scams that you need know so you won’t fall for their investment or payment schemes and tricks. Read More

Is World War III Going to Happen?

Recent conflicts over world powers sparked fear among misinformed and kept-in-the-dark citizens of an upcoming World War III. While the assumption that another world war is soon to come is fairly outrageous and not supported by any concrete proofs, it is not too far-fetched that a war may erupt somewhere in Europe. Here’s why:

Russia’s Power to Bully

News of a Russian invasion of Ukraine in the early part of the year sent every political analyst into contemplating mode. Russia is a world power known to have inside its dark halls nuclear weapons so strong that it can annihilate majority of North America in just a single blast.This is what made Russia haughty enough to send thousands of soldiers to invade Ukraine. These soldiers took over Crimean airports, military bases, government buildings, and communication centers.

Conflict between Russia and Ukraine is not new. Since 1783 they have been involved in a split nationalism that resulted to rocky political situations. In the recent invasion, Ukraine’s Russia-loving president Viktor Yanukovych became a fugitive and sought refuge in Russia. Sergey Aksyonov was appointed as Crimea’s new Prime Minister at gunpoint.

Russia’s radical move to invade the country is an evidence of tis aggression and confidence that no global power, not even America, will dare stop it. They know that the nuclear weapons are their alas. They’re also loving the fact that many Ukrainians favor Russia. Putin clearly took this as an encouragement. While some Ukrainians view that the invasion was an act of war, Russia thought that it was an act of salvation.

Territorial Disputes

Somewhere in the East China Sea the Chinese is battling against the Japanese and Filipinos for certain territories that are believed to contain massive oil deposits. China is claiming the Senkaku Islands which Japan believes is rightfully hers. The Spratlys Island is also another territory in question. It is evidently within the boundaries of the Philippines but China seems to think that it is theirs because it was the property of the Chinese Empire 2,000 years ago.

Although the UN is stepping in to resolve the issue, China has the reputation to be unbending. This is the same country that beat Japan as the top economy in Asia and is currently the second largest economy in terms of GDP and purchasing power parity next to the United States. Its aggression backed by its powerful military forces and strong economy makes China a real threat to the surrounding countries.

Alliances

The United States recently stepped in the affairs of the Philippines when President Obama visited the country last April. This visit was a way to secure Philippine’s alliance with the US, which involves the USA’s protection of the Philippines from imminent military attacks by China in exchange that USA can set up military bases in the country. This sounds too reminiscent of the situations back then in World War II. The US is also legally bound to protect the Philippines as required by the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty. It’s also vocal about its support of Japan against China. If America gets involved, it will really be a full-scale world war. Hopefully, the tidings will change for the better because nobody wants a game of nuclear war.

Voting for the Right Politicians

When it comes to politics, you really have to make yourself aware. By being aware, you have the power to vote the right people into office. Obviously, I don’t have to point out how this is a very important thing. Not voting the right people into office can have disastrous consequences. In this post, I’m going to talk about why people from Toronto should really consider voting the Liberal Party into office again in the next election. They have done many good things for us, but for this post, I’m only going to talk about one: giving people poor people access to healthy homes.

Although most people would say that Toronto is a very rich city, it cannot be denied that it also suffers from poverty. So many people from all over the city are still not be able have access to basic services. The good news, however, is that the government does work to alleviate such a problem, and one of the things the government does to such an end is provide homes to many of these people. And unlike similar initiatives by other local governments, the housing projects of Toronto are well-maintained. The problem with the housing projects of other governments is that once they’re built, the government stops maintaining them. Because of this, they fall into disrepair and become places that are too unhealthy to live in. This isn’t the case here in Toronto, and it’s because of the work of the Liberal Party.

One of the most common problems faced by housing projects all over the country is mold. Mold isn’t that easy to handle when it results from structural problems and unfortunately, housing project homes from all over the country tend to have such a problem. The good news is that when it comes to mold testing and mold remediation Toronto housing project residents have no problem. This is because the government connects the housing projects to well-meaning charity organizations and individuals who are able to do a great mold removal job for free. Through their help, so many people living in the city’s housing projects are able to deal with their mold problems easily.

One of the many people who help clean mold in the housing projects is Jeremiah Jenkins. We interviewed him about his work, and here’s what he told us:

“I may not be a professional mold removal contractor, but I can definitely say that I am a home improvement expert who’s capable of doing mould removal and mould testing Toronto housing project residents can surely benefit from. Considering that I have a lot of free time in my hands and I actually want to make it a point to help out, I’ve decided to help deal with the mold problems faced by the different housing projects in the city. Obviously, I’m not able to help a lot of families, but I’m glad that I’m actually able to make a difference in the lives of the few people I get to help out. It’s really heart-warming.”

Although Jenkins deserves the credit for eradicating the mold problems of different households, we shouldn’t forget that such efficient work wouldn’t have been possible had not the Liberal party put a charity system in place. Through such a system, so many private entities are able to help out to the best of their abilities. Considering this achievement alone, we really need to make it a point to get the liberals re-elected.