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Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances: Crash Course Government and Politics #3

In which Craig Benzine teaches you about the US Governments Separation of powers and the system of checks and balances. In theory, the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judicial Brach are designed to keep each other in check, and to keep any branch from becoming too powerful. In reality, the system was designed to keep the president from becoming some kind of autocrat. For the most part, it has worked. Craig will call in the clones to explain which powers belong to which branches, and to reveal some secret perks that the Supreme Court justices enjoy.

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Some Thoughts Regarding the Elections: A Short Discussion on Politics and Economics (Political ASMR)

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Introduction to Politics: Synopsis of Our Present Predicament: What the Future Holds, a Final Word
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2014/07/synopsis-of-our-present-predicament.html

Chris Hedges’ Introduction to Inverted Totalitarianism from “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/12/chris-hedges-introduction-to-inverted.html

The 2005 Bankruptcy Bill: Knowing a Financial Crisis Was Imminent, Banks Lobbied Government to Pass Laws to Preserve Their Wealth
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/08/the-2005-bankruptcy-bill-knowing.html

Collapsing the Economy in the Buildup to World War III: 11 of the Most Important Economic Events of the Last 11 Years
https://web.archive.org/web/20090712071249/http://www.chycho.com/?q=Economic_Events_ww3_11update_chycho2009

Noam Chomsky, a Conspiracy Theorist of the Highest Magnitude: Defining Conspiracy Theory, What are the Theories Behind the Conspiracies?
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/05/noam-chomsky-conspiracy-theorist-of.html

It’s Not Just the Mainstream Media That Is Scripted to Manufacture Consent, so Are Our Politicians
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2014/01/its-not-just-mainstream-media-that-is.html

Paradigm Shift in Education: Krishnamurti on the Educator, RAW on Ignorance, Gato on the System, and Hamming on Learning
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/05/paradigm-shift-in-education.html

Why is Math Important? Because the language of mathematics plays a vital role in our evolution (article and videos #137 and #138)
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2010/12/why-is-math-important-part-1-because.html

Bill Nye, Brian Greene, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Lawrence Krauss have a brilliant little discussion on the limitations of mathematics, and its importance and relevance to humanity
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/11/bill-nye-brian-greene-neil-degrasse.html

The future of Africa looks bleak, here is why
http://chycho.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-future-of-africa-looks-bleak-here_15.html

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So today, Craig is finally going to start talking about politics. Now up until this point we’ve specifically been looking at government – that is answering the questions of who, what, and how in relation to policies. But politics is different in that it looks at why certain policies are made. We’re going to start today by looking at public opinion – specifically how the public does (and does not) influence our elected officials.

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10 Things to Know About Unit 8

Although the eastern part of Africa is now commonly known as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, geographically and geopolitically, there are altogether 19 territories that constitute it. Currently, Rwanda and Burundi are pushing to be included as part of the main states in this region of Africa. The population here is currently over one hundred million and an area of 1.8 million square kilometers which comprises of natural resources like mines, forests and farmlands. Also a site of breathtaking views and scenes which are targets for discovering, Mt.Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria as examples (Wikipedia, 2007).

Kenya and Uganda were colonies of the British while Tanzania was under the Germans. However, when Germany was defeated in World War II, Tanzania also became a colony of Great Britain. Resistant movements were formed which lead to independence, Tanzania being the first to experience it. Soon after, the first Federation in East Africa was formed but did not last for long. Different philosophies which they individually followed were the main cause of this downfall. A political union was already underway during this time and the East African Legislative Assembly was then formed (Community, 2004-2006). The EALA manages mostly the budget of the community and handles the affairs concerning the Treaty. The rotary system was introduced and continues to be used (Tordoff, 1967).

To ensure that people adhere to the law interpreted and applied with fulfillment with the East African Treaty of 1999, the East African Court of Justice was formed. The education system in the three states varies only a little. Each state adopted the British way of educating. Most students prefer to go to Kenya which is believed to be where they can attain a higher education. The East African shilling ceased to be used when the states attained independence from the British. Each introduced its own currency. However, proposals are being made to unify the currency and the market.

Kenya being the wealthiest among the three states as of the present will have to pay duty for goods entering the other two states (Uganda and Tanzania) until 2010 (Wikipedia, 2007). A common system is used for other countries supplying the three. Partner states give equal contribution for the core budget. Mobilized resources from within and outside the region funds regional programs and projects. Having so much in common gives the three states numerous benefits like wider market for goods which in turn would attract more investors. Also, good quality goods will be made cheaper because of competition. An increase on tourism earnings once the Single Tourist Visa is approved because it may be used for the three current member states of the EAC.

One cause of political drawbacks is time. Negotiations and discussions require enough time and sometimes the estimated time frame did not always meet reality. The sequencing may be off and the estimated completion may not be met. Specific country conditions are sometimes forgotten to take into consideration. Another one is decision making. It plays a crucial part and has to be done in legal steps but some operations were not totally measured. Resource constraints also cause delays. Activities require resources to be implemented. Privatization and restructuring were not handled well due to pressure from outside the government. In addition to those mentioned, partner states are not equal in wealth and development.

To achieve the community’s goals, peace, security, stability and good neighborliness is also needed. Fundamental and operational principles should be strengthened. There should be no gender discrimination. Work towards a people-centered growth and encourage good governance. Maintain the long standing bond in all aspects by Partner States and relations between the people of the region (Community, 2006).

Charles Njogu is a student at New York University and the author of the best religious noval of the year, ‘the Echoes of Heaven: God’s Love is Better Than Life Itself.”

Poverty is a universal term and poverty elimination is a universal motto. Poverty destroys individuals, societies and nations. Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. It is the state of being sick but unable to see a doctor (Gordon et al., 2003). It is the condition which doesn’t allow one to have basic necessities in life. Poverty is the condition of not having a job and no resources to live with. It brings fear of future. It is the synonym of powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom (Gordon et al., 2000). Poverty can retard the overall growth of a society. It can negatively affect the progress of the nation itself. “Poverty is produced by circumstances, not individuals,” (Fincher & Wulff, 1998). Economic crisis increases the so-called ‘poverty sector’, leading to joblessness and social unrest. A proper planning and a better utilization of the available resources of the nation will lessen the poverty level to a great extent (Narayan & Parker, 2000). Diverting the existing resource to the disadvantaged people is the need of the hour. Every nation needs a proper governing authority to plan, accomplish and accelerate its growth. In developing countries especially, governments and political parties lead the show and try to bring progress to the society and stability to the economy by eliminating the curses like poverty. The ruling party and other political parties try to uplift the general status of the society and go deep into the problems and grievances of the people to a certain extent. Even though they do have opinion disputes and conflicts among them, they contribute a lot for the progress of the society and nation (especially rural areas where poverty is still a problem) (Pantazis, Gordon & Levitas, 2006).


Political interests and competitions play a major role in eliminating poverty from the nations. In the third world countries especially, political parties contribute a lot for the development works. Political parties try to perform well during their ruling tenure and take various actions for the negatively privileged sections of the society. They try to look into the agonies of the people of ill developed areas since such areas have the majority of the population in it. These less developed areas would be eagerly looking forward for a government which can help them to improve their total grade. No political party can ever think of getting rule in their hand without the votes of these majority weaker sections. So these thickly populated less developed areas are very important as far as political parties are concerned. They try to give alluring promises in their election campaign so that they can drain the votes of these areas. Filling the manifesto with various poverty reduction policies will definitely help the political parties to get the ballot in their favour. Poverty reduction will be the proclaimed motto of political parties of less developed countries. When they come into rule, these parties try to implement their poverty reduction policies to a certain extent at least. Political parties are very well aware of the fact that unless they bother about the poverty-stricken areas, nation will not see any progress in general and also they will not get the following election in their favour. Increasing number of political parties has thus favoured the development of nations in many ways. Progress of the nation is the declared motto of politics though we should doubt how far it is true in the cases of certain countries that have a corrupted political atmosphere.


Interest groups play a major role in the flow of democracy, especially in developing countries. Numerous interest groups exist in countries where there are more issues and problems. A political interest group can be a group, who tries to influence the government in order to get their interest about the society done. These political parties, especially the main opposition parties can fight to get their demands met by the government. In certain cases opposition parties perform extremely well and they do represent the weaker sections. They can point out the flaws and weaknesses of the ruling party and can help them improve their rule. These competing political forces are of different nature. They vary in their size, ideology, policy focus, influential capability, and mode of representation. For example, some groups may focus on certain issues or geographical areas and some may be interested in certain special topics. Also there are certain political groups who work on broader areas of public policy. Certain interest groups focus on government alone to get their demands done whereas some groups try to influence non-governmental and other private organizations and associations to uphold their objectives. The political party which is in power (the representative government) is supposed to encourage the interests of other competing groups also. They will consider the opposition’s opinion regarding major issues and will take decisions accordingly. The competing groups help to establish a balance by introducing arguments and resources to bear on various aspects of public policy decisions. They will equip themselves with power and influence and have a support from the public such that they can suppress any majority or minority group of vested interest who become strong enough to weaken the rights of others. Political groups compete on the playing field created by the constitutions (national as well as state) and laws. They develop their own policies and rules based on the constitution and will represent people for the progress of the nation. In short, these multiple competing groups try to create a stable political environment that allows the interests of the common people to be presented before the government.


In Calhoun and John McGowan (1997), the author asks, “Is politics really nothing more than power relations, competing interests and claims for recognition, conflicting assertions of ‘simple’ truths?.” But the political groups of certain countries have proved that they do offer their best for the development works of their nations. Political parties come out with various policies and plans that would eradicate poverty, according to their claims. They try to convince people that they are able to meet their demands and would repair their impoverished civic and private life. Even though it is true that ideology has waned and identity and interest based politics have come to the scene, political parties still try to improve the poverty-stricken state of the disadvantaged strata of the society. New new political parties appear into the political scene daily and they also come up with new promises so that people make their choice on their favour. These political parties are very well aware about the fact that unless they implement their poverty reduction policies, they will no longer get favour in the following election. In less developed countries especially, political parties have started attending the worries of poverty-stricken areas. In another words, in certain poor nations, political groups compete among themselves in providing best policies for people so that they gain the favour of the poor majority who look forward for a better government that can eradicate poverty from the society (Lustig, 2000). In other words, the competition between the political parties have become a boon for people who expect nothing but a better government that can implement developmental policies for the improvement of the unprivileged people.

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An examination of the biological and genetic basis for political ideologies: Do genetics determine if you’re a liberal or conservative? What role does r/K selection theory play in the world where we live? How big is your amygdala – and what does that mean about your possible political perspective? Includes a look at the Prefrontal Cortex, Anterior Cingulate Cortex and the impact of dopamine in the realm of political biology.

Part 1: The Truth About Gene Wars: r/K Selection Theory

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The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics
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http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/05/13/0956797612466415.abstract
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology_and_political_orientation
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In this video, the Articles of Confederation are looked at with a magnifiying glass, and we see the good things (not many) and the bad things (too many) about it. If you have anything that you want to tell me personally, go ahead and email me at apforteens@gmail.com.

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I had intended to remain neutral in my opinions and postings on the presidential campaign, since I don’t believe either candidate is much of a choice. But, with the article below and the Bill O’Reilly attack on Obama last night, I have changed my mind. It seems that McCain, as with Bush against Kerry, four years ago, can have his henchmen attack, in a low-life manner, Obama whenever he so desires, and, of course, he will then deny any involvement. However, when the tables are turned, then of course McCain cries foul. McCain’s campaign spokesman, Tucker Bounds, was interviewed, just yesterday, by CNN’s Campbell Brown, and the McCain campaign is, once again, crying foul.

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds appeared on CNN for an interview with Campbell Brown. Brown was tough on Bounds, refusing to let him spout typical campaign talking points. She repeatedly pressed him on Palin’s foreign policy experience and qualifications, asking him to name one decision that she made as commander-in-chief of the Alaskan National Guard. Bounds was unable to do so.

Today, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer revealed that because of that tough interview, the McCain campaign has canceled the senator’s appearance on Larry King Live tonight:

The McCain campaign said it believed that exchange was over the line and as a result the interview scheduled for Larry King Live with Sen. McCain was pulled. CNN does not believe that Campbell’s interview was over the line. We are committed to fair coverage of both sides of this historic election.

First of all, I could care less about Palin. It’s her boss that worries me! Four years ago, all I heard from the Bush campaign was “swift-boat” rhetoric about John Kerry. John Kerry, had served in Viet Nam, been wounded and decorated, while George W couldn’t find his drunken way back to the national guard base where he, once or twice a week, had to show up for duty. Now it’s McCain with his overworked and overstated, “I learned to love my country, when I was a prisoner in someone else’s,” as if he were the only POW in Vietnam. It must have been tough on McCain, being a POW, since, as a pilot, he spent most of his tour of duty lounging in the officer’s club, sipping whiskey, while eighteen and nineteen year old drafted Americans were being slaughtered in the rice paddies. Then, he managed to get shot down in a multi-million dollar aircraft that American tax dollars had paid for. This kind of service will never prepare one for the riggers and hardship of being a prisoner of war.

McCain, as evidenced in this article, is much better at spewing out political lies and rhetoric, through his campaign robots, than he is at receiving it. If McCain is elected, then expect the continuation of four or more years of war, corporate gluttony, uneducated and warped children and doom for the middle class in this country.

Think Progress – Infuriated About Tough CNN Interview, McCain Cancels Larry King Appearance.

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Transformational activism is the idea that people need to transform on the inside as well as on the outside in order to create any meaningful change in the world.

 

One example of transformational activism is peacekeeping which, as defined by the United Nations, is “a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace.” Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Helmets because of their light blue helmets) can include soldiers, civilian police officers, and other civilian personnel.

 

Another example is encouraging choices to live in racially diverse communities. Such communities may literally “transform” communities by opening the minds of residents to new ideas, new cultures, new historical perspectives, and a broader view of life that ultimately can benefit social relations.

 

Another example of transformational activism is transformational economics. This is the idea that you can change the way resources flow in a society by doing inner work. People examine their emotional reactions to what their needs are. This may allow them to see that things they felt they needed are not really needed. This then alters the flow of goods in a society because of the underlying change in needs.

 

Transformational politics is the field of guiding people to look inwardly what they feel is true power. They may discover that real power is seeing the deep connection of everyone with each other and of being able to tap that place. In this case power is not power over someone, but rather power to unleash collective creativity in creating a new society.

 

Transformational activism is about looking for the common values underneath, and then working from there so that both parties are able to get what they want. In the process one or both parties may find their inner landscape and paradigms changing.

 

Transformational open-sourced activism is the idea that you can tap into the power of mass collaboration and collective creativity in a way that transforms the people involved into more loving, peaceful, compassionate states.

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