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The city pension system is out of control. Former city employees who retire at 45 lap up pensions of up to nearly 300 thousand dollars year. And all they have to do is walk to the mailbox and pick up their monthly check.
In November of 2014, there will be a ballot measure in which voters will decide whether or not recreational marijuana will be legalized in California. This is how the legalization of the now illegal drug will help us.
Both the Second Amendment and the students who support it are constantly (and unconstitutionally) critisized, harried, and (in the case of the students) often punished.
- Violin, both self-teaching and giving lessons
- Amature music composition
- Volunteering at various events set up by Catholic Charities
- Sewing and pattern design
- Self-defence lessons
Although as an opinion writer I never had the opportunity to show intitiative like some of the people in other sections, I still had to show some level of initiative for every article written.
I actually came up with the idea for this article after stumbling across a study conducted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, that told how many jobs were lost because of online music piracy (71,060 to be exacy). Until that point I had been on the side of the piraters. And I still do believe that music costs too much on places like itunes and google play. But after learning about how much piracy hurts the economy, I am able to see both sides of this ongoing argument. And I hope that by writing this, I could help to spread knowledge too.
Although this argument was written some time after the NSA scandal, I was looking for an article idea when I stumbled across more information on the NSA. Things that I never knew about, like the USAUK agreement, (nicknamed "the five eyes club") I suddenly learned. There is so much more to this scandal than I realized, and I cannot be the only one who was ignorant to this. Like the illegal music downloading article, I wrote this to try to help to get the word out. Could I have written a different article with much less troube? Of course. But this is something that needs to be known.