September 19, 2012

Private Contractors and Governments: Who Does the Job Better?

Most of us fear the word “private” especially if it involves the government hiring a private contractor to serve the public interest. Private companies are driven by profit and they have the means to provide good results while serving their own interests. The fear of private contractors having their own vested interests is clearly explained in most movies, such as District 9, Alien and other conspiracy-driven stories found all over the Internet.

However, in all cases, governments have their own hands with regards to responding to situations. For example, there is the government military, development and project department, labor and welfare and so on. But if we’re seeing what they’re doing now, the best performer would be the U.S. and U.K. military specifically. Tax money invested into their advanced weaponry and armor make them some of the most powerful armies alive.

Private contractors are specifically all right when it comes to public service. For example, an insurance company who provides fire and property insurance may hire contractual firefighters to avoid any instance of fire in the area. In some parts of the world, those who have fire insurance are inaccessible to public fire stations. Private contractors, obligated and paid to serve by insurance companies, can easily put out the fire with more advanced equipment and expertise as a result of “investment” training from their superiors.

To answer the question better whether a private contractor or a government entity does the job better, let’s describe it in a simple analogy. Private contractors may be expensive, but they perform better, just like premium products we purchase. For the meantime, we can make do with the usual, which is our government entity. Sometimes, we need premium products to satisfy certain events, sometimes, the usual will do.

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September 5, 2012

Individual Free Thinking: Why Religion is Ruled Out Nowadays

One of the biggest enemies of the LGBT community are the classical beliefs of religion. It was said that man was to only become a man and a woman was made only to be a woman. If you think about it (and research a bit), you’ll understand that religion is the number one culprit of discrimination nowadays. What’s pretty ironic is that religion was designed to bring out the good in people. Instead, religion made them stereotypical.

The rising influence of the Internet today as the medium of communication, entertainment and applications nowadays is that it enables one to enjoy their free will. The ability to say anything in the Internet is possible. It is also possible to state your opinions about certain events happening in the world nowadays. The Internet, with its rich information bank, can provide everything an individual needs to know about the world.

Taking in the opinions of many is the first step that made religion ruled out nowadays. The idea of one, who has criticized the passages, teachings and beliefs of religions, can easily become spread through the Internet. Many who will believe the person will stand up for their cause. Religion, while it is a respectable institution aside from institution itself, is not the only speaker and dictator of what is morally “right” nowadays.

Religion is founded on ideals, however, true compassion and understanding is when one’s ideals are founded on reality. The reality is that many people believe in themselves and that they have the right to exist. Welcoming their existence, their individuality, their free thinking, is what rules out many of the beliefs that religion imposes.

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