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 3 months ago
    Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

    Why the Establishment Denies Climate Change

    They do not know any better, despite all the proof they are offered. To place Republicans, who as a general rule, deny climate change, in positions at the Environmental Protection Agency is just wow. Climate change is real, it is a fact, and it is not going way. 2018 marks the end of seven years of drought in California. Think about what that means; many have done away with their lawns except in Southern California where the snoots actually import water for their prissy, perfect lawns while poorer neighborhoods have soccer lawns dry up. Yes, Los Angeles is a land of a lot of income inequality. Conservative Republicans hang on every word of the Trump administration until hurricanes devastate other states, since humans driving, for example, cause climate change. The ideological hot mess between Democrats and Republicans will only get worse until Republicans get their heads out of their hats in order to see that climate change actually happens. Gallup found that 85 percent of Democrats are reasonable enough to see that human activity has lead to climate change, and 38 percent of Republicans agree. To continue to deny climate change is just ridiculous. If a friend of mine in the 1990s mentioned that having to wear shorts in the winter means that climate change is happening, then by now after the seven year drought we had in California, I agree with her. Climate change should not be up for debate on this planet. We are stuck with the one planet we have and we are busy polluting, causing our own problems, and shooting ourselves in the foot. Regardless of what side you are on, conservative or liberal, you have to make sure to see that climate change needs to be addressed formally. It is backwards to pretend otherwise. Should we all be putting aside our differences and working together to fix the problems we have made for ourselves?
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Fix Our Climate Change Issues?

    How to Fix Our Climate Change Issues?

    The alternative fact that the current administration is not doing much to fix climate change let alone fund research that can do something about what is going on is that other people are always doing something. For every organization that is not doing something, there are those that actually are doing something. In California alone, our seven-year drought is over, finally, because that seven-year drought was what made our air hotter, drier, and even dried up our lawns. We have solutions to global warming out there that people are working on without the blessing of the current aspect of the party in power. Companies are working on electric car options, self-driving electric cars, ethanol-powered cars, and despite the current administration stoking the power of oil, gas, and coal companies, many are starting to get through their heads what the real expert scientists are desperately trying to say to us. Environment America is a part of The Public Interest Network.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 3 months ago
    HAARP What It Actually Is

    HAARP What It Actually Is

    A conspiracy nut that cannot think critically would have you believing that HAARP is used for weather control. The document “Owning the Weather for Military Use,” found on Global Research.ca states that weather modification is possible as part of domestic and international security without people knowing about it or having a say in how HAARP would be used. HAARP is supposed to generate rain, fog, or storms on earth, but it's not limited to modifying space weather. The seven year drought California faced that has brought PG&E to its knees with the current power shut off crisis of which I’m not personally affected by, is over thanks to majorly wet winters in 2018 and 2019. I’m writing this article to see what facts or fiction can come out of actually researching this stuff instead of taking a Facebook meme at face value. HAARP is actually a project that is studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The research facility went from the hands of the United States Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on August 11th, 2015.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    My Non-Profit Idea

    My Non-Profit Idea

    My non-profit is supposed to help disabled people get a job. It also would be a way for other non-profits to print newsletters since we’d have the resources available to be able to do so. Positive news for free is lacking. So in which case, we need to create resources that print good things done by good people, as an antidote to all the hatred out there. Good is hard to come by these days, in particular the greater good. I had family once tell me not to be friends with disabled people, when excuse me, I’m trying to rid myself of my own paranoia about myself, because as it turns out, I do not qualify for a discounted bus fare. Sometimes the world keeps getting darker, because the news is all about people wronging each other, doing wrong, hurting people, and often is made of stories about conflict resulting in tragedy. Our world is forced to deal with a darkness that has descended upon us because of the leaders we elected into office that do not deserve to be there. Not everybody is going to be happy about the way things are.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    How to Solve the California Water Problem

    How to Solve the California Water Problem

    The California water situation is dangerous to live with. We use a lot of water. In particular, Los Angeles rich people who import water to water a perfect lawn with. We could start by cleaning up our plastic-encrusted and polluted oceans. In California, the last four years have been filled with on-again, off-again drought, and really hot weather that does not make sense in the winter, being at 70 degrees and not our usual 50-68 degrees. My solution to the California water crisis is to take icebergs from Antarctica and melt them as well as harvest the water. We would then desalinate the water, extracting the salt, making it into clean water for our plants and our perfectly kept lawns. The drought has made keeping a lawn in California somewhat impractical. This is why people are using astroturf these days. California may turn into even more of a desert than it is already even if I live in what used to be marshland, which evolved into the Silicon Valley that it is today.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 4 months ago
    What Counts as Positive News

    What Counts as Positive News

    If I get my free positive news newspaper started someday, I will start it by finding good news to talk about. A disabled person got a job, overcame their illness, or somehow, anybody did something good for the world, their community, or their family. Conservatives often see the media as a bastion for liberal influence and penetration. Instead of looking for dark, horrible news stories, we seek to enlighten and influence people with hopeful, positive news of people making a difference in their community. Not every country has as much luck or diversity as the United States. We are busy fostering an environment filled with racism, woman-hating, and disabled-people shaming. The world needs an antidote if we expect another four years of the same.