February 5, 2015_ Sen. Tom Cotton SASC Q&A on Guantanamo Bay facilities

Tom Cotton on Guantanamo Bay and his historical blindness

Tom Cotton made some waves last week with a statement he made about Guantanamo Bay and the war on terror. Most people reacted very positively saying things like “he speaks the truth” and “what great leadership” and what not. Obviously I have some things to say about what Cotton said. Here is the clip. See you on the other side. (more…)

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The real conflict between the police and the people #AllLivesMatter

The tensions between the public and the police have reached a boiling point of sorts. Like in most public discourses, the true issue is buried under emotions, tribalism, and the inflammatory words of public figures, politicians, and opportunists. (more…)

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The virtues of gaming

Gamers take a lot of heat from society. Even though gaming has become a huge industry and entered into the mainstream in many ways, it is still stereotyped as a kid’s pastime with no redeeming qualities. I would like to dispel this image by comparing gaming with a much more accepted pastime: following sports. These two past times have some surprising similarities, but more than that I think gaming is a more worth while pastime when you compare the activities that are involved and the state of each industry. (more…)

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Chemical weapons found in Iraq, but not the ones they were looking for

Blowback noun\ˈblō-ˌbak\
: an unforeseen and unwanted harmful consequences, result, or set of repercussions

A New York Times article called “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons” came out on Oct 14 2014. It has some very significant information in it and, depending on your ability to think, it can be interpreted differently. In short, here are the important parts. 1) Chemical weapons were found in Iraq in the mid-2000s buried in caches and in abandoned warehouses. 2) That information was suppressed by the Bush administration and the Obama administration. 3) Some 2,500 chemical weapons munitions remain unprotected and possibly accessible to ISIS. (more…)