Today we discuss our frustration with the lack of support the American Presidential administration is providing in support for Puerto Rico.
Today we talk about the sad events that have transpired in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. Stephen Paddock, 64, brought about 24 guns and thousands of rounds of ammo to the Mandalay Bay Resort hotel in Las Vegas and shot at people attending a Country music concert. From the 32nd floor he shot [...]
In this short episode we talk about how conservatives want the cheap goods and labor but don't want immigrants working here. Also conservatives want to end DACA and deport the kids who we invested so much into. How the hell can we send these kids packing when they represent the American dream more so [...]
Today we talk about price gouging and socialism vs. capitalism. Don't forget to check out Adam Ruins Everything.
In the drive back to New Jersey Kevin and I talk about oil, fracking, electric cars, and our energy use in general. Our energy use from about 1965 to 2015 from Wikipedia At the time of this post the price of WTI crude oil (as of August 23, 2017) is $47.70 per [...]
Today we discuss how the concept of trophy culture is incorrect. Giving a kid a participation trophy does no harm. If anything it encourages the kids to try new stuff. Just teach them the difference between participation vs. first, second, and third place. With adults there is no impact. Have you gotten a [...]
I went to ER last month because I was concerned with some symptoms. Good thing it was just indigestion. However the real illness occurred when I got the bills. Bills that added up to $2500. And I have "good" health insurance from my employer. Deductibles and copays and fees are rising, while coverage is [...]
Sorry we have been not posting on a regular basis. We will be back soon with weekly uploads to your favorite podcast! :-) NPR tweets Declaration of Independence and gets crap from conservatives. https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/we-hold-these-alternative-truths-to-be-self-evident?utm_term=.pqoGxNYEO Video where TYT discusses the NRA video where they promote violence against liberals. https://youtu.be/KTeb5-IR3rM Why does Philando Castile [...]
Mandatory sentencing - I support minimum sentencing, and community service. Extenuating circumstances surround each case, let the judges use their better judgement. Digital privacy - If you open it up to the government, you open it up to the world. It's a Pandora's box. Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, hacking, etc. Personal security must [...]
So, a few notes from your response - you said you need to treat drug addiction like an illness, not a crime. I don't necessarily disagree, but I don't believe you should analyze the problem that deeply. You have to look at the issue as a whole and address whether the punishment fits the [...]