Societal Ills Archive

  • Recycling and Littering

    Recycling and Littering

    I spend my work days in a large city and assist in the day to day facilities management of many commercial properties.  These areas attract many different types of people from all over.  What I experience on a daily basis gives a good representation of...

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  • A Very Popular President

    A Very Popular President

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “f—king moron,” National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster calls Trump a “dope.” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus both refer to him as an “idiot.” Rupert Murdoch says Trump is a “f—king idiot.”...

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  • The U.S. Minimum Wage

    The U.S. Minimum Wage

    A Living Wage is enough to: -Rent a place to live -Feed and clothe yourself -Afford transportation -Afford healthcare -All without the help of anyone else Any business that cannot pay such a wage based on the location’s cost of living shouldn’t be in business....

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  • The Complex Threats of the North Korea Situation

    The Complex Threats of the North Korea Situation

    North Korea is not going to launch a nuclear weapon at anyone without being provoked and feeling certain that their regime’s livelihood is threatened. So why is the U.S. government (primarily President Trump) provoking them? Since when is war and the ensuing violence and massive...

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  • Election Day 2017

    Election Day 2017

    Unfortunately this is an off year for elections, with substantially less news and things at stake than mid-term or presidential elections, but it still is a good time to re-evaluate where our society stands and contemplate what has happened over the last year. Regardless of anyone’s...

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  • Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Those people who are bitching about athletes kneeling during the National Anthem don’t give a damn about their reasons. Though I wouldn’t have the balls to kneel during the Anthem, I sympathize with those athletes. I’m extremely disappointed in my country right now and my fellow humans in...

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  • Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Another Reason To Get Rid Of The Electoral College There are about 5 million U.S. citizens in U.S. territories that cannot vote in a Presidential election. Why? Because when you vote in the U.S. you are not voting for a President, you are voting for...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Two world leaders. With fingers on nuclear triggers. Throwing childish jabs at each other. Reactionary, immature, egomaniacs. Representing the very worst in all of us. We are all human. We all have angry, fearful, defensive, mean-spirited thoughts, but a mature person keeps them to themselves,...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    When things are not going your way or when serious shit goes down it’s all too easy for people to start pointing the finger at ethnic, cultural, or religious groups as the root cause. It is also the intellectually lazy approach to dealing with societal...

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  • Seven New Deadly Sins

    Seven New Deadly Sins

    Everyone has heard of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” This old Christian tradition includes the “sins” of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Well, I have some of my own, that morally and culturally have either been ignored or not prioritized by our leaders and...

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