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Minsk, Belarus Travel Review

Minsk is a very clean and well-planned out city, an example of what countries under the control of the Soviet Union may have looked like in modern day times had world events turned out differently. Unlike other former Soviet states,… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Police and Power Abuse

Recently I finished watching a series of the newer Cops episodes. It got me thinking about some of the changes in perception we’ve had toward law enforcement in the past decade or so. It appears that opinions have been altered… Continue Reading →

Your Privacy is a Privilege – A Lesson from East Germany

Although college education has come under attack as of late, one valuable lesson from my university experience was studying overseas. Whenever I have the opportunity to discuss the merits of a college education, I always encourage students to consider studying… Continue Reading →

Financial Crash Survival Guide

As of this writing, which is in the tail end of August, it will be about 10 years since the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve been in one of the longest bull market streaks since then, although the pains of… Continue Reading →

The Downside of Fame

One of the biggest drawbacks of social media is that it connects us closer to others we don’t know. And by doing so, it tricks us into thinking we know them. This is why when we hear of the suicide… Continue Reading →

Education Reform – We Must Start Teaching Children About Finance, Savings, and Investing

This is the first part of a series of reforms I am suggesting for America’s battered educational system. I struggled with mathematics in school, especially in grade school where I simply didn’t get it. Partially this was due to poor… Continue Reading →

6 Helpful Tips for Playstation 4 (PS4) Battlefield Gun Master

I must confess that I’ve probably played far too many rounds of Gun Master on Battlefield 4 for the PS4 than I’d like to admit. In some ways I must be a glutton for punishment, as consistently going for gold… Continue Reading →

Underappreciated & Lesser Known Movies of the ’80s

Once Upon a Time in America Any fan of spaghetti Westerns will immediately recognize Sergio Corbucci’s name on this Scorcese-eqsue, 3 hour long masterpiece. When you then discover that the score was done by none other than Ennio Morricone himself,… Continue Reading →

When the Internet Goes Wrong – Sovereign Citizens

How the Internet is Fueling Extremism in America The Internet has made it possible for nearly anyone to have a voice, which is something I wouldn’t want to take away. Like any advancement though, be it technological or otherwise, this… Continue Reading →

My Travel Experience to Chișinău, Moldova – What is it Like to Visit Chișinău?

Being situated in Poland, travel possibilities in all directions are limited only by several hours. So on a whim, I opted to visit Chișinău, the capital of Moldova. Having done no prior research besides finding the location on a map,… Continue Reading →

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