Why is it considered a success to give businesses trillions while people can’t even get 2k from the government for one month?

This year, the S&P 500 is up an astonishing 15% this year, and the NASDAQ is up an absurd 43% amidst the biggest demand crisis since the Great Recession and the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu. While some may see this as a success story of the response, the inequities and injustice is has dealt to ordinary people are utterly overlooked, and they are truly disgusting. Right now, the government is trying to pass the next covid…


Apple claims to respect human rights and ensure basic protections, but they consistently take advantage of abuses in their supply chain to extract maximum profits while people suffer greatly. History shows they will continue to do so until consumers wake up to the game they play.

Year after year, Apple has some abuse going on in their factories. People go unpaid for long stretches at a time sometimes, yielding conditions such as the last week. Workers are forced to ,


Trump attempts to mandate a rosy history of the U.S. being taught in schools, and true conservatives are tragically nowhere to be heard.

It was once a given that, should the government try to expunge the inconvenient parts of American history that reflect poorly on the country, conservatives could be counted on to protest the attempt at revisionist history. Today, however, that changed when Trump created the “1776 commission”, which envisions a “patriotic education”:

patriotic education — meaning the presentation of the history of the American founding and foundational principles, the examination of how the United States has grown closer…


During the debate, Trump responds to a question about covid-19, trying to push back against the belief he’s holed up in a “basement” by saying in all seriousness that he would love to spend a year and a half in the White House basement. He spent the debate saying it will be gone soon, with vaccines coming within weeks (although he declined to guarantee this), then lets it slip that he’d like to hunker down in a basement for a year and half but can’t because he’s president. …


A brief but detailed guide on controlling dreams to do whatever you can possibly think of

Lucid Dreaming is the art of becoming aware (lucid) in your dreams, where you become fully conscious and can do whatever you want in your dreams. You can go the Jurassic Park, run from the T Rex, you can go to a tropical island and swim with your loved ones, including the dead ones who live inside your memory. You can bring them to life as accurately as you can literally imagine, ask them that question you never got to ask or tell them…


If democracy is based on majoritarian rule, equal representation and the power of the people to choose who they want, the U.S. is not a democracy.

The Electoral College is the winner-takes-all method of voting in Presidential elections in the U.S. where the vote totals are tallied state by state, and the candidate who wins the majority in each state wins all that state’s electoral votes. Each state is given a number of electoral votes, based on the size of their Congressional delegation (2 votes for the 2 Senators every state gets, plus the size of their House delegation, which…


A look at some of the systemic failures of the U.S. that demonstrated our ineptitude in the face of a pandemic.

I was reading about why pets act so weird while we are all in lockdown, and I noticed a little side-note widely overlooked: during the Spanish Flu of 1918, people were putting masks on their pets to protect them (and themselves, perhaps). How sobering of a contrast is that with today, where we have such a shitty system that front line healthcare workers are frequently unable to get the protective gear they need, much less the public…


Two theories of justice exist for prison populations: the retributionist theory in which the goal of prison is punishment as deterrence for future crimes, and the rehabilitation theory in which the goal is to reform and rehabilitate. Which is better?

In my opinion, using prison as punishment is counter-productive and harms not only society, but also the individuals who once made a mistake. We can see in European countries such as Germany or Norway how a more compassionate approach to rehabilitating criminals has resulted in less recidivism, with an associated reduction in crime rates. It makes sense, if you think…


Hypothesis: DNA is just another form of coding that uses biological strings of code, and having been refined from countless years of evolution, would be far more capable than any programming language before it. If true, the possibilities and implications are truly staggering, as things like CRISPR have shown.

There’s honestly a limitless amount of writing that could go behind this. From the implications of intelligence/AI to the possibility of editing our genome precisely like we write computer code, virtually anything we can do on a computer could be done on a person if we created a programming language that…


A Satirical take on politics today.

Buy your vote today!

A 75 year old Republican Congressman was “voluntold” by his campaign staff that the best way to capitalize on his good looks was to have major campaign contributors pay him for sex. How much does a Congressman go for these days?

A senior staffer who told me not to identify him described the search and bidding process to me in depth, saying “Yeah dog, we tried Craigslist, local newspaper ads — hell his ass was plastered on a bus for a solid week or two. In the end though, we only had a few…

KeyanZ

Psychology graduate and law student. I'm a paraplegic writer interested in everything, especially psychology, science, history, law, politics & philosophy.

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