The only reason publicly financed health care and college tuition is even up for debate is because they are brought up. Sanders and Cruz illuminated how a few complex words can hide true intent during their debate over the Affordable Care Act. Cruz would use his fancy lawyer talk and Bernie would interpret for us commoners. Really frightening stuff, that most laws are written in this language with what I can only assume is selfish intent. People, it seems, are innately selfish. The idea that I have to pay for someone else to go to school bothers a lot of people. However, with that same breath we can have the biggest most unnecessary military budget on the planet where we pay for expensive technologies and single weapons that cost more than the man firing it’s annual salary. And don’t get me started on how welfare is figuratively and almost quite literally a drop in the ocean of America’s coffers. It’s easier to strip one of these cut and dry budgets than go into all the intricacies of military funding. Government propaganda of the 40s through the 60s should not still be influential today. If Americans understood what communism and socialism actually entails, if Americans would stop chasing an arguably statistically impossible pipedream and brilliant corporatist tactic of an American Dream, we might just be ok.
26 years ago I came into existence. The internal debate between whether soul or consciousness exists is especially fierce this day each year. I’m working on it.
What have I accomplished?
Taught a class, straight(ish) A student, Honors College, visited the East Coast, West Coast, and the Midwest, learned how to code, almost got featured in a magazine, and that’s only since January.
I’m doing alright, I suppose.
More importantly, The Human Race is in dire straights. We must come together to end the wars in the Middle East, to reduce Greenhouse Emissions, and to take back our American Economy. The Earth will live on with or without us.
I should probably get to work on this warp drive (and a more scientifically literate name for it). It’s not going to build itself.
I do not fear aging; I embrace it. Omw to sagehood.
The powers that be, the money that runs America, and the establishment media are afraid of Donald Trump. They will do everything in their power to stop him from becoming the Republican nominee. He doesn’t rely on their money since he’s rich, and therefore is not bought. They do not have power over him like every other candidate before him. The question now is how much power do they really have? Will they pay hackers to fix the vote counts? Will they slander him (further) in the media? Will they resort to assassination? If Clinton is the Democratic nominee, I believe they will give up on Trump and push with everything they’ve got to make her the president. She is owned by the banking and pharmaceutical industries and they will control her like they control a Republican. If Bernie Sanders is at the top of the Democratic ticket, they will stand behind Trump because they don’t want chaos in their party, which is what surely will follow with no presidential candidate to control. The nation may fall back into the hands of the people. If voters become disillusioned by the Republican party, all that’s left is to become a Democrat, and the wealthy elite surely do not want that.
Last night, a friend told me one of his white friends was defending their use of the word “nigga” saying it’s not racist because they don’t mean it in a harmful way. I went to check it out and it seems that you can say whatever you want if the people it offends can’t give a proper defence. So I thought I’d give it a try:
It’s having to struggle. It’s being at a disadvantage because of your name, the melanin in your skin, and the stereotypes you will be born and die with. It’s the countless children sentenced to 10 years in prison for a dime bag of weed because the judges have been paid for by the Prison-Industrial Complex, while you get the slap on the wrist. It’s because we wish we had the opportunities you squander. It’s because our professional athletes are frowned upon for making too much money, but not your professional bankers who crippled the American, nay, THE WORLD ECONOMY. It’s because we are the most perfect physical specimen humanity has to offer, from our skin to our cardiovascular system, and its because I can be petty like that, because this is the one month out of the year you deem necessary to learn my history, American history.
It’s because we can’t afford to leave the ghetto you put us in that has inadequate water, education, housing, communities, love, fathers, lifespans, nutrition, and I’m sure you’re thinking of the one I missed.
It’s because when you see me walking, you go to the other side of the street, your wife clutches her purse, and you reach for your gun.
It’s because we wish we had the opportunities you squander. We wish we could’ve said welcome home daddy. We wish we could afford a car that wouldn’t break down on our way to serve you, massuh. It’s because it’s 2016 and you think because you’re voting for Trump or Sanders you’re progressive and it entitles you to such privileges…I mean liberties as an expanded vocabulary, but in reality, you’d kill yourself if you woke up black.
Let me be clear; we don’t want to be you. We pity you. We lament for your ignorance and your weakness, and only wish wisdom and understanding to your life.
But you most certainly wish you could be us.
A day founded on scientific achievement, intellectual debate and good music. It is the last day before the last month of the year; the end of the middle, signaling the beginning of the end. It is a time when Chicago (my hometown) is cold, but the holidays leave all in warm spirits and with love for all of humanity. This holiday is not static. The primary purpose of this day is to encourage generous donations, primarily to scientific advancement, to study and general betterment of oneself academically, and for serious scientific debate and discussion. It is also acceptable to be celebrated in any fashion as long as it brings more good cheer than ill will.
What am I really saying by changing my profile picture to the French flag? I’m saying I’m against terrorism directed towards western powers. How does this support those affected? Does each flag send money to the families? Does Facebook support intimidate the offenders? More likely, it stimulates them, because the kind of people who would blow themselves up are the kind of people who love attention.
And, honestly, what of Beruit?
Disclaimer: I do not believe infinity exists in nature.
This one is brief and as of yet, a work in progress. In order for most of our current laws of physics to work, the concept of Infinity has to exist in nature. However, in some places such as the singularity of a black hole or the edges of the universe, our current laws break down. We cannot quantify infinity. So I propose a thought experiment, involving everyone’s favorite beverage;
Using data collected by researchers at Ohio State University, astronomers have found vast quantities of pure, ice cold, delicious alcohol in an interstellar cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth.
This beer cloud, as I’m (unofficially) officially naming it right now, is an unimaginably large amount of liquid happiness. In fact, if you, or more preferably I, were to have this entire beer cloud fermented and transformed into one’s favorite beer, there would be more than one could consume in an entire lifetime. Even if, from birth until a virtually impossible lifespan of 80 years or so, one were to drink oneself into a perpetually drunken state, indefinitely pushing the limits of alcohol poisoning and remaining just outside of the reach of death’s sobering embrace, it may appear to the inebriated onlooker that the cloud had not diminished an ounce in size.
Thus, we can conclude that the beer cloud is effectively infinite in size because one person could drink from it for the entirety of one’s life, which to that person, is all of time.
One could drink from the beer cloud for infinity.
But the cloud is indeed quantifiable. From this scenario, we reach the conclusion that infinity is a number that can be counted to.
Of course this is very preliminary, but it can also be promising in disproving the Existence Of Infinity.
Hillary Clinton came To Orangeburg today to speak at one of her town halls at Claflin University, right next to the esteemed South Carolina State University, and she spoke to a packed auditoriums Of Orangeburg residents. She spoke on the state of women in the workforce and equal pay, the failing public and private school systems, college tuition and student debt, and some other issues that Bernie Sanders already won our hearts on. Phrases heard very frequently: we need to do more…, I want more of…, we need to make sure… The point is she would bring up an issue without offering any type of solution.
She and her interviewer went back and forth for the first half hour or so, and then it went to questions from the audience. Hillary always had an answer, which is good. She also had a pretty decent grasp on the women in the audience, which is to be expected. But she left a lot of doubt in the air. Her interviewer was more welcome, I perceived, to the audience than she was.
One question asked went something like What will you do to get some of the money tied up in banks to the coming to the community? She started with saying how too much money is tied up in banks. Then said something along the lines of “I want to, without giving too much relief to the big banks provide support to smaller banks.”
Other than this, she gave very vague answers. She tried once or twice to use somewhat African American dialog that didn’t go along well. When asked about the problem with sickle cell anemia, she said answered with how it’s a problem that we need to solve.
This went on for the duration of her talk.
She knows what’s going on, she just doesn’t know what to act on and how to do so. She leaves a lot to ambiguity, so she’s not far displaced from the majority of politicians.
I didn’t think Hilary has the answers America needs before this town hall, and I don’t think she does now.
Bernie for president
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We had a trunk or treat under the stadium bleachers at my school today. It was refreshing to see the children’s faces. I want to call them hopeful, but it was more like peace. Happiness, even in the terribly timed rainy weather. They didn’t fear the dangers of the world. It had the song All We Need by Raury going through my head. It’s one of my favorite songs right now from the album with the same name. I’ll do a review on the album soon.
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