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Sep 29
2009

Posted by: Sim Dhillon

Larceny: A Radical Analysis

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Larceny: A Radical Analysis

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            Society is an ever-changing ideological structure that is continually constructed and reconstructed through attempts to maintain and challenge existing forms of power relationships, namely that of the minority of those who control the means of production (the Bourgeoisie—upper class) and the majority of those who do not (the Proletariat—working class). Essentially, society is perpetuated by fundamental inequalities and conflicts of interest, as well as class struggles and conflicting ideologies, the more dominant of which is defined by the Bourgeoisie. Inevitably, social relationships are the basis upon which the production of the basic means of human existence is held. Accordingly, wealth is created by the Proletariat and discreetly appropriated in the form of profits by the Bourgeoisie. Perhaps the most obvious questions raised by the dynamics of society are why do the Proletariat tolerate such conditions and how does society not detonate into civil war? The answer lies in the idea that the Bourgeoisie, in some surreptitious manner, manipulate the Proletariat’s perception of the social world and falsely convince them to believe that the economic system is based upon freedom, fairness, and equality—essentially democratic ideals. It can be deduced, therefore, that the ideology of the ruling class is the primary influence on politics, and consequently on such areas of study as crime and deviance.

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Sep 29
2009

Posted by: Sim Dhillon

Born American and Confused

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Born American and Confused

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            For hundreds of years, Indians have immigrated to virtually every continent of the world for various reasons. The earliest Indian immigrants arrived in the United States in the early 1900s as less educated farmers and laborers. However, the vast majority of recent Indian immigrants have arrived since more reformed immigration acts have been passed. These immigrants, in contrast to earlier immigrants, are college-educated, middle class professionals. Although many are forced to assimilate into American culture, they hold fast to their traditions with great pride. But, what drove these foreigners from their homeland to locations more than 20,000 miles away? How were they received by the American population upon arrival? How does being a minority group affect family dynamics within the average immigrant family? How do American-born children of immigrant parents deal with the pressures of being bi-cultural? The answers to such questions are evident in the history of Indian immigration to the United States, as well as in the study of bi-cultural adolescents.

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Sep 29
2009

Posted by: Sim Dhillon

Nationalism or Paranoia?

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BACKGROUND: Eric Hobsbawm is a British Marxist historian and author, who "remains firmly entrenched on the left, and thinks the long-term outlooks for humanity are 'bleak'"-Wikipedia

Nationalism or Paranoia? 

An inside look at:

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Sep 24
2009

Posted by: Angelica Tan

Blog

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Former Community Manager for Urban Reserve. Read my blog posts at urbanreserve.ca/blog. I'm in the early stages of launching a magazine publication. twitter.com/combo3 facebook.com/combo3 flickr.com/photos/combo3 digg.com/users/combo3 delicious.com/the_other linkedin.com/in/angelicatan urbanreserve.ca/blog

Sep 24
2009

Posted by: Slamat Leo

Become A Vegetarian will save our earth !

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The quick solution to save our earth is become a vegetarian.

Let's try. Please visit http://www.ivu.org/members/index.html  for more information.


Other reference :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt56ER4TSqc&feature=PlayList&p=842589AC0449E83A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

If you  are not agree, let's discuss the reason.

Sep 23
2009

Posted by: Gary Malhi

Mars, North of Brampton

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As the title says you can get a taste of Mars just North of Brampton. What the heck does that mean? I’m talking about the Cheltenham Badlands.

 

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Sep 21
2009

Posted by: Sim Dhillon

to be or not to be...fantasy or reality

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the idea that such a thing exists as "star crossed lovers" in real life is an absurdity. having grown up reading renaissance novels and shakespearean plays, i have grown accustomed to believing in such fantasies, whether that be because of my own insecurities or because those writers are that damn convincing. my personal experience in the field of romance has enlightened me. in act II, scene 7 of shakespeare's "as you like it," jacques (a lord attending duke senior) proclaims, "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players," the truth of which has only recently revealed itself to me. just as i, growing up as an avid reader of poetry, am a puppet to the playwright, so are people in relationships puppets to their significant other and to the world around them.

literature would have us believe that each person on this earth has been granted a better half by some supreme being. as romantic as that sounds, it's really a bunch of bs. if it were true, relationships would have no problems, no arguments, no heartache. i think we can all agree that, at least in this day and age, said relationship issues are inevitable--it is unrealistic to think otherwise. not every romeo has his juliet, and not every juliet her romeo. the question ensues, how does one know whether or not the person he or she is with is right for him or her? the answer: there is no answer. nobody can ever know for sure if they're making the right decision by "popping the question" or even introducing their significant other to the family. however, it has been my experience that a lack of communication in no way helps to mediate those uncertainties--in fact, wasn't it a lack of communication that ultimately led to the tragic deaths of both romeo and juliet?

 

i'm no dr. phil, nor am i a disciple (i wish) of shakespeare, himself, but i can tell you that the way to come close to having the type of relationships that poets write about is by being honest and open with your partner at all times--even if you're scared that you may have made a mistake that will cost you said relationship. and guys, even if you think being a romantic is totally lame, trust me when i say that if you even attempt to be one from time to time, your girl will see that you're trying and respect you more for it. you might even avoid an argument!
so, in conclusion, let it be said that fantasy and reality are without a doubt two separate entities. beware of mistaking one for the other as "never was a story of more woe, than this of juliet and her romeo" (act V, scene 3, romeo and juliet).

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