Why civil unions could work.
We live in a country where church and state are to be divided. That is what our founders wished this nation to be formed around. The past few years has brought in the controversial issue of gay marriage. Why is it that a compromise cannot be met? Is it because the government being run by a conservative office be unable to pass this right? Is the public too divided amongst the issue. In reality, gay and lesbian couples do not want to 'rock the foundations of religeon' as many evangelical christans or basic conservatives would like to think. They just want to be recognized by the state and their nation as a couple. Two human beings who love eachother and wish to live with oneanother, maybe even raise a family. We certainly allow adoption for gay and lesbian couples, so why not connect a family together with that big m word that everyone seems to be in conflict about? It seems if we allowed gays and lesbians to be allowed the right to file for a marriage license, but leave it up to the churches whether they allow a cermonial service or not for them, it would make a strong compromise where both can be somewhat appeased.
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Research by neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal.
The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you'll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes. Even if you are simultaneously sleep-deprived and full of nervous energy, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best.
A disturbing interview given by a KGB defector in 1984 describes America of today and outlines four stages of mass brainwashing used by the KGB.
- Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.
- The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
- According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
When these companies compete, in the current system, the people lose.
- When a company reaches the top of the ladder, they typically kick it away so that others cannot climb up on it. The aim? So that another company can't compete.
- When this happens in the pharmaceutical world, certain companies stay at the top of the ladder, through broadly-protected patents, at the cost of everyday people benefitting from increased competition.
- Since companies have worked out how to legally game the system, Amin argues we need to get rid of this "one size fits all" system, which treats product innovation — "tweaks" — the same as product invention.
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