Iria Vasquez-Paez

Iria Vasquez-Paez

I have a B.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State. Can people please donate? I'm very low-income. I need to start an escape the Ferengi plan.

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  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 19 days ago
    Now Everybody Knows

    Now Everybody Knows

    And how is everybody faring with lockdown measures? I'm taking precautions daily about how not to wind up with the virus. COVID-19 is a tricky devil from what I've read. I'm determined to avoid getting it, so I have invested my time in learning about lemongrass tea which is a gentle immune system booster having no side effects. It even tastes like lemon without the citrus chemicals that could give me heartburn. But anyway, lockdown is a measure that has been taken to prevent the infection from spreading. I'm hiding out at home until it is absolutely safe to go out. I have a physical therapy in-person appointment coming up at the end of this month.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 26 days ago
    Life Without a Two-Party System

    Life Without a Two-Party System

    Since the invention of the United States, we have had a two party system. This article is practice, or a dry run rough draft for a piece I'm writing for Salon about how to get rid of the two party system altogether. The Republicans are the obvious bad guys, at least the ones who aren't members of Republicans for the Rule of Law. There are bad Democrats out there too, who serve corporate interests, not the people. Vote by mails is something Republicans for the Rule of Law can get behind. I'm not necessarily that conservative though as I believe in a woman's right to choose, and equal work for equal pay, something we have precious little of in the United States at large right now.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a month ago
    The United States is Experiencing Something Unique in History

    The United States is Experiencing Something Unique in History

    At the supermarket in San Jose, CA finding potatoes is a bit difficult if they all go to the restaurants. I'm considering getting produce boxes. We are evolving because of Covid-19, as a planet in general, although the scope of this article focuses on the United States. World War III is about manufacturing, the where and how of it. If manufacturing takes place in China, and not in the United States, we are not doing ourselves a favor. Things have to be made in the USA again for one, if we expect the economy to improve. Has anybody ever asked themselves why things are made in China a lot?
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a month ago
    Release the Hounds

    Release the Hounds

    It takes the bleach-ridden cake that he suggested that people inject themselves with bleach, while then calling it a prank. Is this not evil? Can people see this as evil already? 45 had many failures as President, indeed, for me he is a study on what not to do, as even other Republicans do not support him, the George Bush senior kind, the Reagan kind. He can't see the deaths of 50,000 Americans on his hands, and the toll could reach 200,000 or more. This virus caught America by surprise, only because it means that the Covid-19 response that put air travelers in long lines with possibly infected people is part of what is also Trumps' fault.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a month ago
    The Cusp of World War III

    The Cusp of World War III

    World War 3 can be prevented. Yes, I'm going to flat out say this. The future is something that can always be changed. Sure, the virus coming out of China forcing everybody on this planet into quarantine is something vile. World War 3 could turn into an explosive situation since the Chinese blame the US military for spreading the virus while America in its perpetual racism blames The Chinese. First of all how stupid is that? A virus will kill without hesitation. That is simply what viruses do. Viruses enjoy making people ill.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    Working Together

    Working Together

    The whole point of this virus is to force the different world players caught up in the Covid-19 mess to work together. Now that is not a totally radical proposition but it may yet work out. Why is it that Australians are mature enough to work together with their Chinese counterparts, but Americans are simply wailing about having to work together with Chinese scientists? We could find a vaccine in 12-18 months they say, but the thing is, if we cooperated, what a concept, we could find one in half that time. By April 15th, 2020 there were 2 million confirmed infections of Covid-19 so far. To tabulate the numbers from this date: the US has 582,000 cases, China only 83,000, Spain 172,000 where more people are getting tested, France, 137,000, the U.K. has 89,000 cases, Germany 130,000, France 137,000 following behind Germany, and then Italy has soared at 159,000 cases.