Category Archives: Soapbox

The filibuster – American democracy with a small twist

I had intended to do a lot of research into a lesser known device of American democracy – the fillibuster. The fillibuster an action to delay some action by talking. Perhaps the most well known example of this comes not … Continue reading

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From sugar makes you fat to vaccination beliefs

Well, does sugar really make you fat? This is perhaps too generic of an argument. A much better argument is that eating too many calories for the amount of exercise or movement you do. Sugar on my cereal each day … Continue reading

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Voted off the island

I was frankly happy when the US presidential election was over. It was a long tiring process that took forever and once it was over it still wasn’t really over. Cries of “fake news” and “election fraud” were scary initially … Continue reading

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Excessive shaming, cover your ass or follow the leader

Just recently we have seen a rather unprecedented suspension of use by a number of public platforms for President Trump, now ex-President Trump. Twitter Youtube Facebook Instagram Snapchat Reddit Twitch Liquid Web Shopify stripe paypal A lot of these were … Continue reading

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Name brand recognition or coincidence

When you work or live outside of the USA you sometimes want to have a taste for the familiar. It is actually surprising just how many products that have a big footprint in the US have little or no market … Continue reading

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The dirty business of politics in the 21st century

I don’t know how old you need to be to have heart the following saying. “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” Of course this phrase has the dictionary definition of an unwinnable situation. I have been watching … Continue reading

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Vitamin D a miracle drug or simple correlation

Vitamin D, just like many vitamins are important to good nutruitional health.  Our bodies need vitamins and various other minerals for general health.  Not having the recommended amount of these over time will create health risk factors depending on what … Continue reading

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The irrationality of bottle deposits

When I was younger, growing up in the USA,  I would see the occasional bottle littering the street and thought that perhaps if we simply sold all softdrinks in glass bottles with deposits this problem would go away – no … Continue reading

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Pandemic Times – Testing for the win

I am uncertain where exactly I heard this particular quote. “By the way, you know, when you say that we lead in cases, that’s because we have more testing than anybody else,” Politico I guess with small bit of information … Continue reading

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Deep fake in an environment of fake news

I remember reading an internet joke which was a job placement. It was looking for someone who would be willing to work for 40 hours a week, clean up messy spills and deal with diapers and up to 128 hours … Continue reading

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