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February 1, 2016
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Legalization…Who Makes the Laws Anyways

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With the growing trend of state legalization for marijuana, I think it is important to address why it’s illegal in the first place. Marijuana has been a subject of controversy for as long as it has been discovered. Its mind-altering effects have been undergoing tests for years, to develop a better understanding of this mysterious herb. The government claims that the plant is harmful to human health, and can induce mind-altering states of consciousness, which can impair the user. Though it is quite peculiar that the illegal drug is legal in some states, even prescribed as a remedy for pain, by doctors, for patients with diseases such as glaucoma or cancer. You have to ask yourself, why in one state residents are being thrown in jail for consuming the drug, while citizens in a bordering state may be administered the drug for medicinal purposes? How is there such a drastic difference in punishment between two states, that both reside in the United States of America? Can the government not come to a clear consensus of whether this plant is beneficial to our health or dangerous? Continue Reading →

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January 25, 2016
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Separation of Church, State…and Business.

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Being that my parents, and many of my friends own small businesses, I am constantly immersed in the politics and law making that surrounds small business. I attempt to stay abreast of law making in this sphere, both locally and nationally, but honestly it’s so dynamic and constantly under construction that it’s hard to keep up with. Additionally I am often caught in the drama that unfolds between businesses and their employees, and the difficulty these businesses face in governing their employees. In short, a friend who owns a water restoration company shared with me recently during a conversation that his spirituality, which he is very vocal about, was what he accredited his success to. His company has grown to become one of the largest restoration companies in Arizona and he has great employee retention and has absolutely no drama or tension between anyone who works for him. Which got me thinking…how does being vocal about being spirituality or religion effect larger businesses, like countries? Does embracing a single spiritual following, create cohesion like it has in this small business, or does it have ill effects at a larger scale? Continue Reading →

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January 23, 2016
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John Perkins: Confessions Of An Economic Hitman

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Another great book that I want to discuss with my readers is John Perkins Confessions Of An Economic Hitman. Based on the true story of John Perkins, and his telling experience with large global institutions like the Global Bank and IMF, and the scandalous revelations he uncovers. The story could make for the most amazing movie, but chances are the powers that be will not let that happen. If you have not read the book I strongly recommend you do so, but until then, enjoy my thoughts on the matter. Continue Reading →

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January 21, 2016
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Samuel Huntington: The Clash Of Civilizations

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Today I want to just stir curiosity and discuss a book that has been popular in academia for quite some time, The Clash Of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington. It is an interesting diagnosis of society and perspective on why society acts in the ways that it does. You may not adhere to the same beliefs as Samuel, but it is an interesting take on global politics nonetheless. Below are some of my thoughts on the subject, but I would be more than curious to know what some of my readers think about this subject. As global policies become more stringent and more overarching, it is crucial that we review material that may shed light on why policy makers act in the ways that they do. By studying material like this, we may better understand the philosophies of policy makers, and better poised to share opposing views. If you are not familiar with the book I have provided a short video that summarizes some of the points from the book at the end of the post. As always, I hope that provides good insight, and stirs curiosity, Enjoy!  Continue Reading →

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December 7, 2015
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COP21

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As many of you are probably aware of, COP21 is currently taking place in Paris and it could have some monumental effects on the whole world. Although its predecessors have not had much effect (if any) on legislation so far, the interest and demand for change regarding climate change is certainly growing. There has been an enormous amount of publicity and community action to increase the awareness and thus the effect this forum may have. Some of you have probably seen information regarding COP21 across your Facebook news feed, or possibly publicized on the television. I personally saw a phoenix pool contractor  discussing the topic on my Facebook feed, because the implications COP21 and similar forums could have on his business. Although much of the discussion revolves around climate change, there is a global conversation regarding building materials, building standards and so on that could effect a wide range of people and businesses in the coming years. Sustainability and COP21 is bigger and more elaborate than most of us probably realize, sure we want to reduce the degradation of the world, but at what cost, and who will be footing the bill? Ho will it effect the general population, local businesses and the government at large, much of these questions remain unanswered, but I’m sure we will have some more clarity as COP21 wraps up towards the end of this week.  Continue Reading →

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December 3, 2015
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The Revolving Door

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Another large scale concern that I want to bring to the attention of my readers is in regards to the relationship that is brewing between corporations and public office. Though most are well aware that the lines are getting blurred between these two, with campaign contributions and all. An even bigger atrocity is happening right in front of the public’s eyes, which is now being referred to as the revolving door.

The revolving door is a term that was coined to describe the interchanging of job positions that goes on between regulators and legislators, and the private sector. After years in public office as a legislator or regulator, many individuals will make the move to the private sector, to work for companies they previously monitored and regulated (often because they’re recruited by the companies).

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November 29, 2015
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NAFTA: Chapter 11

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I understand that the scope of this first post is well beyond Broward county but I want to highlight how state, national, and in this case transnational legislation can affect the rights of local counties like Broward county. This particular piece of legislation is one of the most impactful pieces of legislations that I have come across in my research. So I feel it’s the most important to get in front of my audience currently, as I develop the rest of the articles and research for my future posts. Continue Reading →

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November 27, 2015
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Public Disclosure

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Hello to everyone one who has found me here at browardcountypublicrecordssite. I want to formally introduce myself and give some disclosure on this project. My name is Sal, and I am a resident of Broward County FL. I have lived here for over 17 years and have seen some pretty remarkable changes over the years in our public office. There has been what I see as an infiltration of corporate agendas in our state offices. Being witness to decreasing regulations for corporate dumping and polluting, while simultaneously watching tax rates decrease for large business, but yet increase for public tax payers has irked me in such a way that I want to help spread awareness and change. This is not a public records site in the typical sense, where I disclose sex offenders and such, but rather it is a space for public disclosure of the local, national and global dismantling of city and state ordinances, in favor of promoting corporate agendas. Continue Reading →

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November 4, 2015
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Glad that you found your way over to our site. Obviously it’s a little bare right now, but learn about us, and keep coming back for new updates. Thanks!

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