US kills more people with guns per capita than any country that’s not at war

There is something truly sick about this beloved country of mine that the rights of gun owners are valued more than the rights of other people, even children, to live. It took New Zealand ONE mass shooting to decide to take care of the problem for the future. What's wrong with us? https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-newzealand-shootout-ardern-guncontrol-idUKKCN1R205V? WORLD NEWS … Continue reading US kills more people with guns per capita than any country that’s not at war

About time for women players to get equal pay and treatment for such excellence

I've been amazed by their patience. Their treatment during the last World Cup was horrendous including requiring them to play on artificial turf while their less successful male colleagues were Always playing on real grass. This is not a small matter as the surface affects injuries as well as the ability to perform. This is … Continue reading About time for women players to get equal pay and treatment for such excellence

Depressing article that explains much of inability to move up in economic class in the US

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/class-ceiling-laurison-friedman-elite-jobs/582175/? The ‘Hidden Mechanisms’ That Help Those Born Rich to Excel in Elite Jobs When two sociologists interviewed highly paid architects, TV producers, actors, and accountants, they encountered work cultures that favor the already affluent. JOE PINSKERFEB 26, 2019 KEVIN COOMBS / REUTERSOver the past five years, the sociologists Daniel Laurison and Sam Friedman have … Continue reading Depressing article that explains much of inability to move up in economic class in the US

Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/opinion/sunday/netflix-oscars.html? Netflix Is Shrinking the World Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience. By Farhad Manjoo Opinion Columnist Feb. 22, 2019 For months after the 2016 election, I wanted nothing more than to escape America. I don’t mean literally — in the … Continue reading Op-ed stating that Netflix selling model helps cross-border understanding

DHS reducing its capability to handle foreign meddling with our elections

With each fresh proven allegation about foreign interference in our elections, you'd think we'd be more alert rather than less. No. You might even think such activity would be viewed as a serious threat to national security (unlike a procession of poor non-white people wanting to enter our country). Also no. This sort of neglect … Continue reading DHS reducing its capability to handle foreign meddling with our elections

GOP administrations 38 times the criminal convictions of Dems over 55 years

Whether or not you agreed with President Obama's views, there were no top officials facing corruption or other criminal accusations. This administration? A different story. Turns out the contrast between Republicans and Democrats can be seen as standard over the course of at least 55 years. https://rantt.com/gop-admins-had-38-times-more-criminal-convictions-than-democrats-1961-2016/ GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions … Continue reading GOP administrations 38 times the criminal convictions of Dems over 55 years

Superb, detailed statement of why the Brits (and a few other people) don’t like Trump

This showed up in my Facebook feed. I have no idea who Nate White is, whether he wrote this or not, or who posted it. What I do know is that it very accurately describes Trump as a human being and thus the reasons why many people dislike him. Someone asked "Why do some British … Continue reading Superb, detailed statement of why the Brits (and a few other people) don’t like Trump