Archives for November 2015

Judicial Terror: Pakistani Court Sentences Man 13 Years of Prison for Facebook Posting

Thirteen years of prison and a fine of ($2,300) – only for an offensive Facebook posting of a Shia sect member in Chiniot, Punjab, in Pakistan. The case hasn’t evoked a media furor but is another alarming example of the judicial vandalism that is rampant in Pakistan under the current government.

ABS-CBN is one of the few media outlets that published the AFP story of the case.… [Read more]

How to Save Money on Your Business Taxes

Business taxes are an unfortunate part of doing business. They come under many names, such as corporation taxes, but the reality is this is the government attempting to claim their slice of your pie. Do everything you can to reduce your business taxes and you can save thousands every year.

Let’s take a look at this complex issue.… [Read more]

Cash to Stay Afloat: Minimize the Effects of a Natural Disaster on Your Business

One out of four businesses that are hit with a natural disaster never opens again. Natural disasters are becoming more common. In 1975, approximately 100 natural disasters were reported, according to the International Disaster Database. By 2010, there were nearly 500 disasters reported. Simply put, if a company wants to stay in business after a disaster, it needs to have safeguards in place to mitigate the risk.… [Read more]

Online Con Artists: Six of the Scariest Scams of 2015

As technology evolves, so do the criminals and scammers who use it. In the past year, several online scams made headlines, from the use of online dating services, to gift cash, to conning Facebook users into spreading spam. Looking at these different instances we see how the use of technology is affecting the way crime is being done.[Read more]

The Fusion of Education and Politics

In 2009, the Council of Chief State School Officials and National Governors (CCSSO) Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) combined forces to create “college and career ready standards”—the result, the Common Core Standard Initiative.

The line of thinking that was used to develop standardized education may look great on paper, with an all states doing the same thing and leaving no kids at a disadvantage approach. … [Read more]