This year has been interesting, to say the least. What’s been particularly interesting this past month - or at least since the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd - is the sudden push on the American consciousness that Black Lives Matter.
There are undoubtedly major flaws with the bail system in the US. The ACLU has looked into bail reform.
Last month I had an interview for a volunteer position for the City of Huber Heights. Specifically, the position in the Planning Commission.
One of the two issues on the ballot across Montgomery County, Ohio this election cycle is the Five Rivers Metroparks Levy. Despite using - and enjoying - the Metroparks, I intend to vote No on this ballot initiative. It is the intent of this post to explain my reasoning.
On the ballot in Ohio this November is the controversial Issue 1. Ohio Issue 1 is the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative which, according to the text on the ballot, is intended “to reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs.”
Earlier this year a couple of police officers were accused of raping someone they had in their custody. The police countered that they had not raped anyone, but rather the sex had been consensual. Critics rightly pointed out that police shouldn’t be having sex on the job with anyone - especially someone in their custody since they cannot consent - and raised the question How was this legal for the police to do in the first place?
Inspired by the Clickhole/Onion article “Embarrassing: The U.S. Is Ranked 182nd In The World Alphabetically” I decided to take action.
I’ve noticed that on my social media feeds a lot of people are deeply upset that Donald Trump was elected President. Well, technically, he hasn’t been elected yet. The Electoral College will meet on Monday, December 12th, 2016 in their respective state capitals to cast their votes, but it’s highly unlikely anyone will be a faithless elector.
The City of Dayton is asking is residents and workers for another 0.25% of their income this November. Currently the rate is 2.25% - one of the highest in Ohio - so, if the tax is passed, the rate would climb to 2.5%.
One of Trump’s most (in)famous campaign promises is the several hundred mile long wall along the Mexican-American border. The oddest thing about this is how he intends to pay for it - from Mexico’s pocketbook. How the heck would anyone in their right mind think Mexico would pay for the wall? Even Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said it’s not going to happen.
In a previous post I linked to all the various internet sites about the candidates I could find. In this post I am going to list the claims made by the political postcards I’ve received in the mail. Especially since the election is tomorrow, I’m probably not going to verify these claims, at least not here.
This is just some general information and links about the issues in Ohio, or, more specifically, the issues I’ll get to vote on, this November. I’m going to just put information here, and not say what should the vote be. The links I put might, however.
An updated table from the previous post plus two more scenerios.
Just a table on what the effect of increasing a wage would be. It is assuming that it takes one hour to make one loaf of bread.
From NACS Online:
If you want more evidence of the stupidity of government getting involved in health care and child care, read this:
I haven’t posted in a while (no time travel excuse this time), so I’m going to just post a quick link:
In this era of massive government spending, a huge government deficit, untold amounts of consumer debt, and stories of layoffs after layoffs, some have come to wonder how those who have money achieved their wealth. Those some have come to the conclusion that the evil rich through trickery and deceit.
It might strike you odd that I’m libertarian - that is, I want government as small and harmless as possible - and that my political view is rooted deeply in my faith. You see, I believe God gave us a gift, a gift so very precious that we have created a government to protect it. The government has often mishandled this gift, and so have we. We don’t really deserve this gift, but we have it.
We all know that cigarettes and alcohol can be expensive because states will tax the hell out of time. Currently, California has virtually no money, and one politician has come up with a solution: tax recreational marijuana.