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Self-driving cars will save more lives than banning guns ever could.

Facts matter. So, I’ll start by listing some: Auto accidents killed 37,461 in 2016, 90–95% were caused by human error.Deaths by firearm totaled 33,636 in 2013. But 21,175 were suicides. Typically, about 2/3 of gun deaths are suicides each year.Banning guns can’t stop...

Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

You should be allowed to say offensive things. What we currently have is a situation where many people want those with opinions different from their own to be silenced. That’s not only bad for free speech, that’s also bad for society. “Agree with me or be silenced.”...

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Sir Isaac Newton There are always unintended consequences of government intervention. Look that up; it’s not pretty. Examples: war on drugs led to more drugs and broken families, war on poverty created more...

Marlboro and Budweiser getting into Marijuana May Bring Legalization to the US

This was originally published by me on Medium in December 2018. Corporations have immense power in the United States. Many would say they have much more power than the will of the people. Corporations lobby politicians all the time, and they are constantly trying to...

What the 2019 MLB Playoff Race Looks Like in an Alternate Universe

It's the trade deadline. Teams are buying and selling. They're really going for it or they're going for prospects to build a better future. Well, about 18 months ago, I envisioned the MLB with expansion and restructuring of the divisions (among other needed changes)....
Gary Vee Owns the New York Jets in 2025

Gary Vee Owns the New York Jets in 2025

Prediction: Gary Vee Owns the New York Jets in 2025 The 2025 NFL Season will be the first with Gary Vee as the owner of the New York Jets. When Gary Vee owns the New York Jets, he will quickly become the Mark Cuban of the NFL. Which is exactly what the NBA needed then...

5 Reasons Why We Need a 30 Hour Work Week Now

5 Reasons Why We Need a 30 Hour Work Week Now

Henry Ford shook the work world when he reduced his company's work week to 40 hours (and DOUBLED wages). His employees were MORE productive than when they were working a whole extra day. That happened more than a century ago. It's time: we need a 30 hour work week...

This is Why American Football Has Peaked

This is Why American Football Has Peaked

The American version of football has peaked. NFL Viewership was down 8% in 2016. I suspect it will fall even more this year. That gives reason to believe that football has peaked in viewership. It will fall, just like boxing did. Whether people are boycotting over...

Why We Need Emma Watson’s Boobs and Feminism

Why We Need Emma Watson’s Boobs and Feminism

I read the article Why Emma Watson's Boobs Prove We Need Feminism and found a surprisingly high number of things I liked for a HuffPo post. I'll make the case for why we need Emma Watson's boobs and feminism. You're already thinking this is going to be sexist. Stop...

How many Black Superheroes do we need?

How many Black Superheroes do we need?

After reading "I Need a (Black) Hero: Hollywood Still Doesn't Grasp Representation" by W. Kamau Bell in Wired's June 2017 issue, I thought more about the question, "How many Black Superheroes do we need?" Now, some may write me off simply by questioning. Seriously,...

Being anti-GMO is morally wrong

Being anti-GMO is morally wrong

GMOs had a bad rep for a minute, but being anti-GMO is morally wrong. Let me explain: There are over 7 Billion people on the planet. We need to feed these people. And if we kill all the mosquitos (we should) and keep curing diseases, we'll have even more hungry mouths...

6 Steps on How to Host a Small House Party

6 Steps on How to Host a Small House Party

I recently read the article in the May issue of GQ on Hosting. It was very helpful. A lot of people would rather have a small gathering in a comfortable setting than be out in a crowded venue where you can't hear the people talk because obnoxious music is blaring....

Where to Get a Good Cheap Mattress

Where to Get a Good Cheap Mattress

Where to Get a Good Cheap Mattress You spend 1/4 to 1/3 of your life on your mattress. It's probably worth getting a good one. Sleep is vitally important for your health. Good sleep improves your life in many ways. Those are topics for other posts, obviously. I just...

Let’s Cut Cable to Save Money and Time

Let’s Cut Cable to Save Money and Time

Most people watch a lot of television. Most people complain about not having money or time for activities that would improve their quality of life. There's a solution: cut cable to save money and time! Let's say you have a cable package that costs you $100/month. If...

Why We Need to Fund Universal Healthcare in America

Why We Need to Fund Universal Healthcare in America

We can afford it. We can't afford not to do it. We must figure out how to fund universal healthcare in America. I've thought about this a lot. Insurance is wasteful. Obamacare was awful. Trumpcare is not much better. Why does healthcare cost so much more in the US...

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