Highlelujah

Three stoners witness the Second Coming of Jesus, smoke with him, and convince him the world should be flooded again.

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New World Disorder

“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ― Krishnamurti

Catalonia. Bolivia. Hong Kong. Chili. The United States. And many others. What do they have in common? Unrest. And this was before the pandemic got into full swing. Now, it’s the United States, yet again, with France, the UK, Germany, Russia, Iran, and too many others to list. A good portion of this unrest is due to the pandemic restrictions, but much of it is not, especially like in Catalonia, Brazil, and Russia, not to mention recent events in the United States, are entirely political, and sometimes terrorist, in nature.

What is happening with all this? A few things, unfortunately, and they boil down to what we’ve known for a while but have paid little attention to or brushed off as absurdity, dimwittedness, or some random excuse was given, of which there are hundreds.

One thing that have been drummed for a while now is the influence of social media on peoples’ behavior, of which I’ve touched on before myself. Like others, I end up going back to social media, but unlike others, I do change my behavior and focus on what I’m working on and researching. Social media is a tool to present ideas to others just like an essay is. Sometimes tools can get out of hand, but we as people are used to taking control of dangerous tools and I don’t see any reason we can’t on this. The issue with fixing the problem with social media seems to revolve around confusion over what free speech is. Free speech is free speech until someone calls for someone’s head or gives out advice that can get people killed and then it’s something else. Of course, there’s always some excuse, and everyone’s favorite is ‘I was joking’ and then they want to cry because they get pushed to the sidelines after a few bad ones like that. Best to stay away from those jokes. Which sorta comes back to why this misinformation and hate speech is so prevalent on social media: people talk different when the person they’re talking to isn’t in front of them and social media platforms feed that difference. Any of us who have done customer service has encountered the customer that talks loud on the phone and is all ‘yes, sir’ and ‘no, sir’ in person, and that applies to the majority of people. You’re forced to process that you’re dealing with a real person when face to face and you also don’t have an army of trolls backing up whatever irrelevant point you have with a flood of nonsensical memes. But instead, the echo chambers created on FB and other social media sites (you know who does it, they’re who deletes everyone that doesn’t agree with them) fuels the online extremists and gives them the fuel to act on what they say because what they’re saying to each other becomes normalized. This particular problem seems to be related to people not having any respect for the rules they’ve agreed to follow, because everyone agrees to not engage in hate speech on those sites via the End User Agreement, regardless of who it’s against (and I wonder if that’s why some BLM and Antifa pages were silently pulled last year in the midst of the far-right pages being pulled). At the end of the day, your ideology is irrelevant and all that is relevant is whether or not you threaten people that don’t agree with you, because as I’ve said before and will continue saying: The political spectrum is a circle and there’s no difference between Far Left and Far Right except details in their ideology because they both want to hunt down/lockup/kill/cancel those that don’t agree with them. This makes the far-wings the same in essence even if not in detail.

Another thing causing disorder is that literally no one has a plan or any idea of what they’re doing. From the Hong Kong protesters, to the Portland protesters, to the DC protesters and all the others waving some stupid banner over the last year, none of them have a clue of what comes after A. It’s like the Area 51 people over and over. Yeah, you could do X, but what are you going to do after that? Crickets, that’s what, mill about while listening to crickets. Because without a plan to move past step A, all you do is listen to crickets and argue with people that say you don’t have a plan. Like that woman that thought she was going sell Pelosi’s laptop. Did she really have a plan to make it far enough to hand that thing over and accept money while apparently telling everyone around her about it? Of course not. The Portland protesters? What was their plan other than to burn stuff and push silly excuses over how someone losing a house over not paying their bills was some sort of moral crime? None. What was the militia people going to do if they’d actually kidnapped a governor? besides getting hunted down like dogs. I don’t know and neither do they. Same with the people involved in the January 6th incident. No plan, no thought, just mob mentality that landed a bunch with Federal charges. Same thing with Trump. He could have graciously accepted the loss and made a very strong run in 2024, but that isn’t going to happen now due to his general lack of planning and long view. Same thing with the Democrats pursuing the current impeachment against a disgraced and finished ex-President, like they did for four years before, instead of focusing on the somewhat large problem we have called the Covid-19 Pandemic (our response to which is the walking, talking definition of ‘no plan anywhere’ and no, Biden isn’t spontaneously changing that). No plan, just flailing like a fish out of water. People think we’re close to a civil war now. What a joke. Just wait until people like AOC and Ted Cruz are in charge of things if you think our politics are a monkey farm now. The only discernible skill some of these people have is to grab a snowflake and call it a waterfall while bathing in the cheers of people that agree with them.

The disorder is also being manufactured. This stuff is bought and paid for. Buses don’t magically appear out of the air to take protesters to ‘events’. Donors don’t give money to groups like that without knowing who it’s going to. People don’t answer shady political ads offering work without having a good idea of what they’re being paid to do or put up with. It’s the same reason you see the nonsense political posts being pushed out onto social media with info from news that literally just happened: trolls on both sides are being paid to produce it. Whenever you share a meme with Trump, Biden, or any other politician on it with some fart joke level quote, you’re sharing some troll’s work and making them proud. ‘Don’t feed the trolls’ includes not taking their offered food either. This stuff is designed to create divisions through high emotions because that’s what in turn feeds the spread of this stuff. The by product is that people, being people, buy into it if they’re not careful. It’s the old adage of ‘never believe your own bullshit’. But some people are forgetting that and thinking the bullshit they repeat is actually them and then it turns into a ‘their bullshit vs. my bullshit’ argument. They buy into the identity politics part of our politics, essentially, rather than into the identity of being citizens of the same country to rise above that. If your ideology tells you that another citizen of this country is an enemy just because of their differences, then you have a pretty serious issue with your ideology which leads into something I’ve already mentioned: both far-wings want to lock up/hunt down/kill/cancel anyone that doesn’t agree with them. We’re in for a world of hurt if either far-wing gains full control since both are what they claim the other is since the political circle ends at some form of totalitarianism if you go too far left or right. I’m not the only person to notice the tendency of extremists to have similar characteristics even if different ideologies. In politics and most things in life, moderation is key.

The other big motivating factors in this anger, frustration, anxiety, and despair over the lockdown rules. People don’t like being told what to do or to say inside with limited activity for long periods of time. At heart, we’re all three and just want our ice cream. It take self discipline and personal control to successfully navigate the pitfalls of a world wide pandemic. Many people aren’t doing so. The ones that have gone out and bought into the protests that ended with people killed and charges filed have failed at navigating these pitfalls. So have the people that messed up in some way by relying on unemployment they didn’t get or by not having taxes taken out of unemployment they did get (along with other issues associated with the stimulus and unemployment payments). This is a major event that is constantly changing. We’re trying to up the flow of the vaccines while we have multiple variants appearing, some of which are mutating around the vaccines (which makes me wonder if we’re actually feeding the virus with these vaccines like antibiotics create resistant bacteria, but that’s a subject for another time) and we don’t even actually know if the vaccines already developed will have an impact on things or how much of an impact since the antibody load drops considerably after only four months. Meanwhile, the whole lockdown situation is a travesty of common sense on every level. ‘Almost’ only works with horseshoes and hand grenades, everything else should be pulled off the fence and made concrete: either charge forward like it’s war and we’re going to lose people or go on complete lock down to root the violator out, but don’t do half of each. This seems to be a feedback system and the more this is mishandled, the worse it’s getting. The virus issue has been secondary to the economic issue for a while now, but throwing a bit of money at it won’t change anything, and the pandemic is quickly becoming secondary to the extremist situation also. Meanwhile, people continue to suffer more and more from the negative effects of the pandemic and the rules surrounding it which in turn feed the disorder.

There’s no easy fix to this. Biden nor Trump nor anyone else can wave a magic wand to make this go away and everything be okay. The ‘fix’ to this is as unromantic as staying realistic and hopeful while not buying into the magic fixes that cause bubbles of hope to pop and shower you with negative emotions. Yeah, we could get another stimulus, but don’t bet on it. Yeah, the vaccine could magically fix everything, but don’t bet on it. Yeah, some politician could pull off the deal of the century in Congress, but don’t bet on it. Yeah, all this restriction and mask stuff could be over in six months, but don’t bet on it. What we can bet on working is to keep our heads straight, watching our backs, don’t entertain or spread extremist talk that involves targeting citizens, keep working a job, wear our masks, wash our hands, and limit contact (for extremist reasons as well as viral reasons, because a lot more people are going to die and lose it before this is over) until this passes, because whether this situation takes you out by sickness, or getting shot/stabbed/crushed at a protest, or starved to death because you can’t find a job or get a handout, or shot by a random conspiracy extremist, it’s still the situation and new world disorder that got you.

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Further reading:

A world on fire: Here are all the major protests happening around the globe right now: https://www.businessinsider.com/all-the-protests-around-the-world-right-now

Mapping coronavirus anti-lockdown protests around the world: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/2/mapping-coronavirus-anti-lockdown-protests-around-the-world

Russia: Protests erupt over Navalny prison sentencing: https://www.dw.com/en/russia-protests-erupt-over-navalny-prison-sentencing/a-56434780

2021 storming of the United States Capitol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol

Extremism, fake news and hate: effects of social media in the post-truth era: https://via.library.depaul.edu/etd/245/

Red House stalemate: Neighbors complain of guns, explosions: https://www.koin.com/news/portland/red-house-stalemate-neighbors-complain-of-guns-explosions/

The Social Dilemma: Social Media and Your Mental Health: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/it-or-not-social-medias-affecting-your-mental-health

The Toxic Mix of Extremism and Social Media: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/extremism-social-media/

Facebook’s Ban on Far-Left Pages Is an Extension of Trump Propaganda: https://theintercept.com/2020/08/20/facebook-bans-antifascist-pages/

Jan. 6 Rally Funded by Top Trump Donor, Helped by Alex Jones, Organizers Say: https://www.wsj.com/articles/jan-6-rally-funded-by-top-trump-donor-helped-by-alex-jones-organizers-say-11612012063

Paid protesters? They’re real — and a Beverly Hills firm that hires them stands accused of extortion in a lawsuit: https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-crowds-extortion-20181021-story.html

Yes, George Soros Sent Money to Fund the Riots—and So Did Taxpayers: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jeff-reynolds/2020/06/03/yes-george-soros-sent-money-to-fund-the-riots-and-so-did-taxpayers-n487939

How Similar Are the Far-Left and the Far-Right: https://www.theperspective.com/debates/politics/similar-far-left-far-right/

Covid: Lockdown had ‘major impact’ on mental health: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54616688

Understanding the Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health: https://publichealth.tulane.edu/blog/effects-of-social-isolation-on-mental-health/

Workers overpaid in pandemic unemployment may no longer have to return the money: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/workers-overpaid-in-unemployment-may-no-longer-have-to-return-the-money.html

Emerging evidence suggests new coronavirus variant could be problematic for vaccines: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/health/coronavirus-variant-problem-vaccines/index.html

COVID-19 Vaccine: Will It Protect Against New Variants And Do You Need A 2nd Dose?: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/02/963047878/covid-19-vaccine-will-it-protect-against-new-variants-and-do-you-need-a-2nd-dose

For months, he helped his son keep suicidal thoughts at bay. Then came the pandemic.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/23/covid-pandemic-rise-suicides/

Lockdown Suicide Data Reveal Predictable Tragedy: https://www.aier.org/article/lockdown-suicide-data-reveal-predictable-tragedy/

COVID Shortened U.S. Life Expectancy by Over a Year: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210115/covid-pandemic-shortened-us-life-expectancy-by-more-than-a-year#1

US economy adds 49,000 jobs in January — a grim sign for the jobs recovery: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/05/economy/january-2021-jobs-report/index.html

Illinois state’s attorney identifies 3 killed in bowling alley shooting: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/us/illinois-bowling-alley-shooting-details/index.html

Serial Killer Pursuit testing

‘Serial Killer Pursuit’ is for 1-4 players 12+, and plays in 5-15 minutes. In it, players (rival police departments) race the FBI to 30 Evidence before the Suspect gets 10 Attention and disappears. Anyone who would like to check out the final test version of this game has until 5.30.21 to send feedback to my email at the bottom of the playtest questions.

SKP PnP files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VRF0qghQ8VkDeJhCbGsKGbt_k-tk4qLc?usp=sharing

My 2020 Overview & 2021 To Do List

2020 was some year. 2021 is shaping up to be along the same lines, but more orderly (for me), even if not for many other people. The beginning of the year was spent in limbo with jobs in turmoil and the remainder was spent working OT, making arguments for hazard pay while repeatedly getting sick with everyone around me (but no worries since the tests were always negative, right? lmfao), and arguing with ‘patriots’ in my family that think being a patriot involves shooting other citizens. Between all that, I got many things done.

The projects that I completed in 2020 mostly have to do with my card game Death Derby. Death Derby titles completed: The Armory Expansion, High Octane Expansion, Militia and Biker Gang theme decks, and the 2-Player Sample deck. Other completed projects were R-Naught (a pandemic inspired card game) and the third Ott and Ren novella, Kingdom of Denver. All of my titles are listed on this page: https://www.ephiroll.com/storiesandbooks.html

My 2021 to do list looks like this: write Brute Squad (An Ott and Ren short story that will be featured in the collection Road to Denver that sets the stage for their future adventures), finish testing Serial Killer Pursuit (a 1-4 player card game in which you play a Police Department racing the FBI to catch suspects before they disappear, designed with my playtester and camera man Matthew Frazier), start and possibly finish Dead Bodies Everywhere (the second novella in The Hunt storyline), continue testing the 2nd edition of my RPG, produce two more themed decks for Death Derby (Barnyard and Natural Forces), and produce more essays and other content like short story readings (which means less/no Quora). I’ll also be doing more promotional stuff and, of course, working my 40+ a week job.

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Maybe your 2021 be better than 2020 and thank you for reading.

New releases and updates

I worked to get some things done before the Thanksgiving holiday, including three releases and major inventory/website updates. New releases include the second Ott & Ren novella ‘Crevice’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081X12347), the first Death Derby expansion ‘Nature’s Rage’ (https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/death-derby:-nature-s-rage-expansion), a new short story ‘Highlelujah’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081PCVLS9).

A new short story, ‘A Whisper in the Air’ was added to my reprint collection ‘Whatever’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUT8EUO), and ‘Aftermath’ and ‘Ruination’ have been discontinued and ‘Plague: Vestiges’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081X8Z346) created from Ginny Bowman and Jenner Michaud’s stories that were in them. This update to the ‘Plague’ books completes the update that was started a few months ago when all of my own material was combined into ‘Plague: Moss and John’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V4MK8SR) and ‘Plague: 10th Anniversary’ has been discontinued. My website has been updated to reflect the title changes. Remember to log out and log back into your Kindle reader for the latest updates to books in your library.

Have a great holiday!

United State of Problem Denial

“Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.”― Piet Hein, Grooks 1

“The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.”― Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

Problems are something people like to avoid. It’s a rare person that will leap headfirst into a problem without being prodded to do so by others like a stubborn mule. It’s rarer that the person will find a simple solution without a great deal of self investigation and the stripping away of preconceived notions. Solutions to any real problem do not come easily, and solutions are much harder to find when fouled knowledge and psychological defense mechanisms are between the person and solution. Right now, the United States has an abundance of problems that aren’t being addressed due to denial and excuse making.

Propaganda News- News organizations have become fully untrustable. When they aren’t pushing news about people dying, they’re pushing their political stance and trying to get people to ‘see it their way’. Opinion has therefore replaced real news coverage. This includes hyperbole and blatant lies combined with the will to cover up crimes, such as the Epstein story that was cut and the leaking of which that got a reporter fired without any evidence she was even a part of the leak. They willfully push polls with questionable results such as the ones leading up to the ’16 election that showed Hillary with a large lead, and also push Neo-McCarthyism by fueling the Russophobia that has taken hold of people who don’t actually stop and think about our own problems: the country has an increasing obesity rate, increasing overdose rate, increasing suicide rate, increasing prescription drug use, increasing homelessness, declining educational standards, colleges bloated with ideology instead of learning, increasing debt load, a government that barely functions between taking money from lobbyists, all while exporting our manufacturing and along with it our real economy. (See some of my other essays for more information on those subjects.) And people think Russians could do something worse to us. Yeah, they could do worse, they could nuke us, which is the only thing remotely worse than what we’re doing to ourselves.

Strategic Overstretch- The United States has ~800 military bases spread throughout ~80 countries, depending on the source and what people want to call a ‘base’. No nation has ever survived such strategic overstretch. The ability to be strong on all fronts does not exist. Ask the English. The Spanish. Portuguese. The Dutch. Rome. All their empires fell due to not having the resources to properly defend the territory they set up shop on, combined with confrontations with all the enemies that went after them that were created from them carving pieces of influence out of the world around them. This is made even more troublesome with the fact that even many of our allies have problems with us. South Korea is tiring of the whole ‘Korean War’ fiasco. Europe is tiring of our outdated thinking that says the ‘USSR’, which hasn’t existed for decades, is still a problem. Iraq wants us kicked out of that country. Japan is weary of our undisciplined troops killing their citizens. We don’t have the means to maintain the status quo as it is for much longer with a military that can’t win a war against people in Toyotas. Not to mention the questionable dealings with militants which always end with them turned against us and trying to bomb us. Americans have a notion that WW3 would be us and our allies against some ‘bad guy’, when in reality, it’s shaping up to be us and a couple satellite nations like the United Kingdom against the world, with us being the ‘bad guy’. And we will lose spectacularly if that happens, because we’ve turned out too many people who are so emotionally weak they’re hurt by words alone and will fold like paper mache in the face of an actual fight.

Calcified Government- So many of the people in our Federal government have been there so long it’s no wonder they still talk like the USSR is a thing, because it was when they first entered office. Our governments, both at the state and Federal levels, are full of people bloated on lobbyist money due to pandering to special interest groups for decades. They’re so disconnected from the world and the country in general that they don’t even realize that trying to say something like in Bolivia isn’t a ‘coup’ is like someone trying to say Epstein killed himself. Only people that habitually buy such nonsense on a regular basis without any thought believe it anymore. The Deep State gave up trying to be secret and essentially made itself fully visible, which is the best thing about the Trump Presidency that would never have happened if Hillary or Bernie had won ’16: Hillary pandered to the Deep State and Bernie pandered to people for votes. Our government still thinks people believe what they say, rather than rolling their eyes. The government still thinks we have a network of allies across the globe, rather than a few nations being bullied into being allies. They still think people think they’ll be able to retire one day. Of course, some people in the country still think those things, especially those who are older who want to deny the situation we’re in and those who are barely adults that swallow propaganda like it’s breakfast cereal.

Social Security fund- Some people under 50 still think they’ll retire. I assure you that is a joke of cosmic proportions for everyone that isn’t disciplined enough to save money and pay everything they have off. And the joke is on almost everyone. The Social Security fund is running out of money. Meanwhile, we’re spending billions on war machines while sending billions more to other countries to buy them as allies for a short amount of time. There’s your retirement and disability: up in smoke because of some bullshit ‘Commie’ threat that doesn’t exist (except for Marxist professors on campuses). Chances are those that think they’ll retire will really join the ranks of the homeless or those that work until the day they drop dead on the job, while those entirely dependent on disability will end up eating pet food like some of those already living entirely off SS payments, which isn’t a pretty sight. I’ve seen it for myself in Florida.

Failed ‘Education’ System- I won’t get into how the rest of the world is ahead of us in math and science. That’s so old news it’s not funny. But I will point out that many colleges have reduced themselves to bastions of hooliganism and ignorance based on ideology. I won’t get into the ‘professors’ that want to push Marxism or those that want to claim there’s no biological difference between males and females (even though these are evidence of what I’ve said for a while now: the entire ‘education’ system needs revamped, except I don’t think people really understand what I mean: I mean the entire system needs reduced to fundamental basics, all ideology removed, and then rebuilt into something that benefits society instead of working against society as it’s currently doing) but we certainly have hooligans running rampant on campuses because of the ignorance they’re swallowing. (I won’t digress to how I refuse to go to college due to not wanting to risk coming out stupider and with a narrower view than when I entered, because as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, ‘Education doesn’t make you smarter.’ and what we see on these campuses is proof of that.) The latest demonstration of this is the ‘protesters’ at Ann Coulter’s Berkeley appearance yesterday. Protesting is one thing, physically barring people from entering a building is another. That’s oppression. Pure and simple. Protest all you want against who you want, I could care less, but you’re actively oppressing people once you try to keep them from something they have the right to go to. That falls back to the essay I wrote the other day, ‘Freedom: A Great Lie’, in which I point out the moment you say you can make the rules you’re saying someone else can’t, which means you become the oppressor. Argue with circle talk all day long about how ‘they’re standing up for bigotry and it’s their right’: it doesn’t matter, because they’re making themselves the bigots, and if I accept their view that Coulter is a bigot for the sake of argument, it’s bigots against bigots, which is called ‘even’, meaning neither has a right to claim having ‘a higher moral ground’. Not only that, but using your free speech to try taking away another person’s free speech breaks the ninth amendment that says you can’t use your rights to take away another person’s rights. So forcibly keeping someone from speaking or others from hearing them speak is bigotry, oppression, and a violation of the constitution.

None of these problems can be sorted out and fixed until people stop denying them and pushing the blame on others. We’re not special. No one is ‘after us’. No one is screwing up our society except ourselves. Why these problems have gotten to the point they have gotten is because of denial and sticking of the head in the sand so far only toes show. The ‘Russophobia’ is a perfect example of it: let’s blame some other country for messing with our elections instead of admitting the person that lost laughed at a man’s brutal murder and made decisions that lead to the brutal death of one of our diplomats in response to Gaddafi’s death. This mentality is pure denial and excuse making, and denial and excuse making always lead to catastrophic failures (just go ask Boeing how it worked out for them). The only way to start turning this around is to take responsibility for our own bad decisions and the bad decisions of our government and the people that are part of it. Nonsensical excuses aren’t going to work much longer. Pushing blame on others isn’t going to work much longer. Circle talk rationalization that doesn’t really say anything isn’t going to work much longer. Shrugging and saying ‘it’ll be okay, something will get figured out’ isn’t going to work much longer. Until we take responsibility, I stand by the answer I gave to a direct question two years ago: ‘Do you think Trump will be our last President?’ ‘No, but I think the one after him could be.’

Further reading:

Facts vs. Opinion and Fox News-https://community.aarp.org/t5/Politics-Current-Events/FACTS-VS-OPINION-AND-FOX-NEWS/td-p/2017676

Russian Federation: Official Analysis of American Russophobia-https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/04/21/russian-federation-official-analysis-of-american-russophobia/

CBS News Fires Staffer Over Leaked Amy Robach and Jeffrey Epstein Audio-https://www.thewrap.com/cbs-news-fires-staffer-over-leaked-amy-robach-and-jeffrey-epstein-audio/

The US Has Military Bases in 80 Countries. All of Them Must Close.-https://www.thenation.com/article/the-us-has-military-bases-in-172-countries-all-of-them-must-close/

The Danger of Imperial Overstretch-https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/07/15/the-danger-of-imperial-overstretch/

If North Korea and Japan went to war, South Koreans would support Kim Jong-un, says new survey-https://www.rt.com/news/472834-south-korea-kim-versus-japan/

NATO experiencing ‘brain death’, France’s Macron says-https://in.reuters.com/article/uk-nato-france-idINKBN1XH1H9

Iraqi defense minister gives US troops 4 weeks to leave Iraq-https://nypost.com/2019/10/23/iraqi-defense-minister-gives-us-troops-4-weeks-to-leave-iraq/

US troops in Japan banned from drinking after fatal crash-https://apnews.com/5026201eca474b1cbda3aa8560255d72

79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years-https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-18/79-members-congress-have-been-office-least-20-years

Deep State Admits They’ve Finally “Gotten a Grip on Trump” Liken Him to George W. Bush-https://thedailycoin.org/2017/09/22/deep-state-admits-theyve-finally-gotten-grip-trump-liken-george-w-bush/

Social Security is running out of money, with benefits on track to be reduced by 2035-https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/social-security-running-money-benefits-track-reduced-2035/story?id=62557507

Congresswoman: Some of My Constituents ‘Eat Dog Food When Their Food Stamps Run Out’-https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/congresswoman-some-my-constituents-eat-dog-food-when-their-food-stamps-run-out

Homelessness Among the Elderly Expected to Triple in 10 Years-https://invisiblepeople.tv/homelessness-among-the-elderly-expected-to-triple-in-10-years/

Don’t celebrate Karl Marx. His Communism has a death count in the millions.-https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/05/05/karl-marx-communism-death-column/578000002/

Wharton’s Adam Grant eviscerates viral Google memo: Differences between men and women are slim to none-https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/adam-grant-on-google-memo-differences-between-sexes-are-slim-to-none.html

UC Berkeley P.D. release names of people arrested at Coulter event-https://www.ktvu.com/news/uc-berkeley-p-d-release-names-of-people-arrested-at-coulter-event

Ninth Amendment-https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/ninth_amendment

Benghazi victims’ families file suit against Clinton-https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-benghazi-families-sue-hillary-clinton-20160809-story.html

Hillary on Gaddafi – “we came, we saw, he died.”-https://youtu.be/UtH7iv4ip1U

How Airbus finally seized the Boeing 737’s title as the world’s most popular plane-https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/a320-more-popular-than-737-most-orders/