“It’s nothing like they tried to make it seem. They took it all out of perspective, all out of context,” Van Exel said. “I had played with it before and it was never loaded before … I didn’t know and once I found out, it was too late.”
Columbia rolled back its bussing services on Nov. 1, hoping to cut down on costs for a Parking and Transit Department which has seen revenues fall and costs rise over the past five years.
The Dallas Stars became the first major Texas sports franchise to formally oppose such legislation; however, NBCSports reported the Dallas Cowboys have been working behind the scenes to stop the bill as well, and the NBA’s league office has already proven they will not stand behind similar bills.
With pending lawsuits still hovering over the university, Baylor’s new head football coach, Matt Rhule, is not shying away from the tough topics and says he’s addressing them head on.
Citizens have questioned the validity of governing bodies throughout history. In America, this is especially true. In a large country of immigrants, many question if their government truly represents their people, even if it means undermining the democracy their forefathers built. When examining such a democracy, understanding voter turnout is important in determining who is really determining elections. The United States has consistently had one of the lowest voter turnout rates of not only western civilization, but of all developed nations, since the mid-1960s
The United States of America was the only “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” but people have often questioned how accurately the government represents the people. One major issue with representation in the U.S. government: how can you represent the people, if the people choose not to participate? Citizens often choose not to cast a ballot.
The book gives historical context to the practice of enslavement, before mostly examining how modern day slavery is perpetrated in different corners of the world, including our own. It also gives in-depth analysis to several types of modern day bondage, from child trafficked for sex to adults forced to labor under the threat of violence.