The measure will curb unions’ outsized political influence everywhere, too often resulting in laws that benefit union members over the interest of all Californians. Proposition 32 levels out the playing field in the state capitol and in the states city halls. It will stop limitless amounts of money from being thrown around by unions in Sacramento to kill legislation, elect candidates, stop pension reform, and support or oppose ballot measures. What we have is bad government, corrupt votes and ceaselessly greedy special interest (Rifkin, The Davis Enterprise). Proposition 32 won’t fix everything in Sacramento.
So now breweries cannot manufactures energy drinks with alcohol. According to "Livescience.com" (2014), While many health professionals and lawmakers are cheering the Food and Drug Administration's decision yesterday to declare caffeine an illegal and unsafe additive to manufactured alcoholic beverages, critics say the move is an infringement of consumer rights by the government. When people are speaking out against a decision made by the government, this is the demand. Anheuser-Busch could produce an energy drink with alcohol as long as there was no caffeine in it, and it would be legal and more importantly it would be a blue ocean. According to "Blue Ocean Strategy.com" (2014), "Red oceans refer to the known market space – all the industries in existence today.
he cleared his throat and started speaking saying, “The three strike law that has been instituted has been far from beneﬁcial to our community. We as a community need to take the steps to ﬁrst realize what this law is doing to our good citizens and what beneﬁts we are given to the people that have made the mistakes, not people lake us sitting here today. I come to communicate how we can abolish this law and get what we rightfully deserve through our tax dollars. First we must gain signatures in hope of displaying a ballet initiative/ measure to a wider audience, or social group rather than keeping quiet in our community. This will allow us to be approved to appear on a statewide ballot to be voted on by the people of California.
Eleazar Almazo October 2-10, 2012 Hunter Writing Soda Ban: Against The NYC government should not ban drinks larger than 16 ounces. For example, Arizona would be banned. Mayor Bloomberg stated you can buy the little soda drinks that when you add the calories, they equal the same as the big sodas. Even though I oppose to Mayor Bloomberg’s action, I get what they are saying. It higher the sugar which increases fat but it makes no sense buying 2 or 3 little bottles that can equal the same amount as the big cans.
Lawsuits citing First Amendment rights of panhandlers have caused many communities to abandon their pursuit. A recent legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union cost the city of Boise, Idaho forty-five thousand dollars in reimbursement of plaintiff legal fees (Berg, 2014). Arlington Municipal Code should direct its restrictions to other venues. Rather than attempting to prevent panhandlers from begging on highway exit ramps, an ordinance should be drafted focusing on less-controversial elements of panhandling. For example, an ordinance requiring motorist to pull out of the lane of traffic and legally park their vehicle prior to engaging activity with a pedestrian would have a direct impact on panhandling without inciting constitutional issues.
How would you feel being the mother of a child who was told that they only have mere months to live? This was the case for the mother of 2, Cheri O'Connell. Her younger daughter was suffering from over 20,000 seizers a year, this equated to roughly 60 per day. The debilitating effects of epilepsy had reached a bitter end on young Tara and her body couldn’t take much more. After hundreds of trailed and failed pharmaceutical drugs they resulted to using a controversial medication – Cannabis Oil.
Schoolies Problems: Alcohol - Widely considered a week long alcohol binge, schoolies week is most criticized for excessive drinking and problems that flow from this. In 1995, 75% of male schoolies and 53% of female schoolies report being drunk most or every day or night of Schoolies Week. More recently laws have been changed at a Federal level increasing the tax on pre-mixed spirits, and at a state level in Queensland to focus on parents supplying alcohol to their children in an irresponsible way. Fines issued by Police related to alcohol laws have raised considerable funds for state governments, particularly at Gold Coast Schoolies year over year the policing of these offences has increased and the revenue has increased proportionally.
Many big name baseball players have also been implicated. “In 2007, Jason Giambi admitted to using steroids. That same year, Barry Bonds was convicted with charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to a grand jury about knowingly using steroids,” stated Chris Woolston a Multiple Sclerosis expert. Ben Johnston lost ten to fifteen million dollars in endorsement contracts and suspended from international competition for two years. (Alvin, Virginia, Silverstein 65) There are many players abusing steroids, and most of these players lost awards and got kicked off or vanished off their teams for taking steroids.
According to court documents, between January 2006 and November 2011, Medistat certified, “more than 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries for home health services and had more patients than any other medical practice in the United States”. Over $350 million of unnecessary services were billed to Medicare during this time. In addition to these certifications one of Dr. Roy’s associates is accused of accepting kickbacks in exchange for Dr. Roy’s fraudulent approval of several Medicare beneficiaries. Six other individuals were indicted in connection with Dr. Roy and charges include: one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, eight counts of healthcare fraud, and two counts of false statements for use in determining rights for benefits and payment by Medicare. If convicted of the largest healthcare fraud case in recent history Dr. Roy could face life in
Redbull gives you wings, but is it safe to fly? A 14-year-old girl in Maryland drank two 24-ouce energy drinks while hanging out with her friends at the mall. The next day, the teenager went into cardiac arrest and just six days later she was dead. According to an article on todayhealth.com, the official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity. It doesn’t always end with death but more and more people are rushed to the hospital emergency room because of energy drinks.