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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 →

Battlefield 4 Gun Master Tips

I must confess that I’ve probably played far too many rounds of Gun Master on Battlefield 4 than I’d like to admit. In some ways I must be a glutton for punishment as consistently going for gold is nearly impossible… 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. When you then discover that the score was done by Ennio Morricone, you’ll come to the same conclusion I did and realize that… 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 →

Living In Eastern Europe – An American Perspective – Service

As far as customer service goes, America wins hands down. There simply isn’t a better place I can think when it comes to the level of respect, attention to detail, and thoroughness that Americans receive in all facets of life,… Continue Reading →

How You Can Really Make a Change

  I don’t really write in the format made for modern blogs, mostly because I don’t care who reads this. So I’ll avoid the single sentence paragraphs that are so common, these are simply my thoughts, oh well. I participate… Continue Reading →

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