Amanda is a wife, mom, and lifelong student from the suburbs of Metro-Detroit. She writes with the passion of a questionable mind. Any donations are appreciated!
Did you know that the U.S. government, in entirety, consists of less than 1% of the American population? It is true. I added up the most recently published populations of congress, local governments, police, and military for a calculated sum population of about 2.1 million. If you take out the military of 1.3 million, the “government” is only about 800,000 people. In retrospect, according to data in 2020, the total U.S. population is currently about 331 million. How does such a small number of people, have so much power and hold so much authority over such a massive population?
This year was full of surprises, thanks to Covid 19. From travel bans and sanitized hands to school closures and wearing masks, the one thing that shocked me the most was the stores running out of toilet paper. I guess it goes to show that in the midst of a pandemic, people still prioritize a bathroom wipe. It didn't matter if it was quilted, cotton, soft and strong, or plain old 2-ply; eventually, like most people, I wound up just rolling with whatever I could find.
Reuters published a fact check entitled, "Fact check: Table shows outdated voter registration numbers for eight key states on voter registration numbers" to their website on 11/05/2020. Supposedly, as they say...
I have had a lot of questions about taxes lately. So, I reviewed the State of Michigan’s Annual Financial Report prepared by the State Budget Office in comparison with the Budget Briefing: State Tax Revenue Overview which was prepared by the House Fiscal Agency. I did not like what I found.
The evolution of mobile wireless communications from 1G to 5G has been a worldwide competition which began in the 1980’s. Ever since, civilization has been consistently receiving technological upgrades incrementally every decade. The country of origin and decade for each generation of technology, as retrieved from Verizonwireless.com, is listed below:
Originally promising production of 40,000 ventilators immediately, once the CARES Act was passed, GM decreased their offer of production to 6,000 ventilators in 6 weeks, also at increased prices. This is what caused the Trump administration to invoke the Defense Production Act (Hansen, 2020).
The world has become a place of such conflict and controversy throughout politics and technology recently, producing a fear of what will come of it all in the future. Could it be painstakingly detrimental to our kind? What makes us human—our free will, individual traits, personality characteristics, behaviors, and how we communicate or interact with one another—all of these things are being collected as data by social media giant Facebook. The data is then used to offer ad space to companies for marketing purposes for a fee.
The headlines across the nation have been absurdly screaming and I can’t help but wonder, “What is going on in my U.S.A.?” Apparently, protesters have been holding rallies at many sculptures all across the country that have long stood as symbols of our nation’s heritage. A heritage that is not pretty and is still controversial yet it has made our country what it is today. Through tribulations, we have triumphed. The truth of tragedy, the humility of loss and the progress derived from victory are important aspects of our history that we should respect and take pride in.