No matter what side of history you choose to be on, U.S. citizens are living in a Trump America today. The 2016 presidential election was riddled with allegations of Russian hacking and corruption, making it arguably the most controversial election in U.S. history.
On top of that, the final results were shockingly close, even giving candidate Hilary Clinton slight preference in the popular vote. But was it really that close?
When taking a closer look at the results, the American people answered by simply not answering, as Clinton couldn’t convince enough people to Pokémon go to the polls. The non-voter turnout was staggering, and a testament to whether or not the Democratic nominee deserved a seat in the White House.
Perhaps President Donald Trump’s tirades are what the U.S. citizens deserve, considering that was the dominating Republican nominee.
So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!
Adm. Mike Mullen, Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, voiced his concern about the dangers the Trump administration has imposed to the citizens of the U.S. The rhetoric involving nuclear war between the United States and North Korea was whimsically glossed over here and there in 2017, but Mullen believes the U.S. could be in a dangerous circumstance.
Despite efforts to instill a peaceful conversation around the topic, Mullen said in an ABC interview that “clearly, the president has chosen to try to disrupt and break those up as much as possible, creat[ing] a great uncertainty. And in my view, an incredibly dangerous climate exists out there in that uncertainty with how this all ends up in — and one in particular that is — top of the list is North Korea.”
Mullen makes a great point, as Kim Jong Un has wasted no time to announce exactly how his military will deal with any threat from the U.S. involving nuclear weapons.
“The US cannot wage a war against our country at all,” Kim said in an interview. “The entire mainland of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear weapons, and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office. They should accurately be aware that this is not a threat but a reality.”
Of course, the U.S. president had a rebuttal to further prove Mullen’s worried sentiments to be accurate.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
Walmart is infamous for having little to cashiers available when you are ready to check out your groceries after a shopping trip. It seems Walmart is continuing this wave by recently reporting that it is developing a personal-shopping service with no cashiers at all.
All jokes aside, the implications of this move can prove to be very beneficial for busy shoppers with limited time and high net worth. According to a few sources, Code Eight, a new Walmart subsidiary, is helping develop the technology to streamline the Walmart shopping process. The service will mirror a lot of what Amazon has been able to showcase with Amazon Go, but it will have its own unique twists.
All joking aside, here are a few ways you can help oppose net neutrality.
Simple 3 step directions to submit comments to FCC they might actually read:
1. On your compute (not your phone) go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter under Proceeding the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title 2 oversight of ISPs. You can also say that you support net neutrality, or that you are against their revoking of same.
Also, you can call and e-mail the three members of the 5-person FCC planning to vote for it along party lines:
Main #: 1-888-225-5322
Chairman Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Commissioner Rielly: Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov
Commissioner Carr: Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
Hey everyone. If you have a spare 5 minutes, please send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org about how you want the internet to remain open and free. I’m sure y’all’ve seen the news on net neutrality and I figured a quick email to the guy at the helm of this unfair initiative wouldn’t hurt.
Some people might have you believe that we need to rid US citizens of their arms to prevent bad things from happening, and let the government run the show. I do not bear arms, but I hope my fellow citizens are never forced to give up their rights until the US government is also completely unarmed. Letting the government be the only faction to bear arms the first step towards losing ALL our rights.
We may be in peaceful times right now, but any election cycle could give rise to the next charismatic psychopath who can persuade people to do bad things we could never imagine.
Do not be naive. Know that you and your citizens have the right to bear arms in the event that your government starts getting ideas. If you legally disarm a country’s citizens, then the only people with the weapons will be criminals and the government and I don’t trust either of those two entities to uphold their morals for our benefit. Not yet at least, I am optimistic about the future.
The internet should ideally be used as a utility all consumers have equal access to. Although the FCC and lobbying cable companies have repeatedly made attempts to destroy net neutrality, the internet has remained an open source network ISPs provide justly.
With the incentive to make a profit off internet users, killing net neutrality will continually arise. The FCC is prepared to vote to slash net neutrality on December 14th, 2017, but with your help, Congress can ultimately be influenced why this is ludicrous.
Join the battle for net neutrality by calling, tweeting, or even sending a letter to your House district letting them know the dangers blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization impose on the internet.
For more information on how you can help, please check out this link. We can win this battle.
The 2016 presidential election was riddled with allegations of voter hacking from the Russian government. The sad thing is, there is technology out there that would have prevented any form of hacking in any type of democratic election.
The blockchain’s open source nature would facilitate a system of collecting votes unable to be altered, removed, or manipulated in any way.
Check out this video below to learn more about how voter registration would work on the blockchain and other ways the technology can be implemented.
Today, human’s mainly rely on mechanical recycling to rid the world of plastic solid waste. Although this method has served us well, it has its limitations, but scientific research will continually advance to mitigate these limitations.
Megan L. Robertson, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Houston and Jeannette M. Garcia, a polymer chemist at the IBM Almaden Research Center, have been front-runners involving this research, and now we need to take action and follow through with their proposed recycling practices.
If anything, do it for Goal 13 of the 17 SDGs! Action creates opportunity.