To start, I want to say that this article is not to make light of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am, out of everyone I know, one of the most cautious and careful people that when it comes to this new pandemic facing our globe, and I want to ensure that it's clear that the world will undeniably change. People have died, and will continue to die, from this disease. This is serious.
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Let's start off by calling this angular, Blade Runner-esque creation what it is: a stunning risk by Tesla Motors. Unlike previously released vehicles such as the Model X, Model Y, or Roadster (which kept to a much more conventional and modern automobile shape), the Tesla Cybertruck not only stands out from the rest of the Tesla line-up, but basically every automobile currently in production. The reason? It doesn't really look like the vehicles that are made today. The conventional shape of trucks in today's market looks generally similar: a vehicle that looks strong, typically trading an aerodynamic style for a large cab, with an open truck bed behind. The main feelings behind it are strength and power, giving the impression of a vehicle that is made to work.
If you live in Canada, you probably know that in less than a week, we will be heading back to the polls, and if you're from out of the country, then, Ayo! Suprise, Canada has another election that you may or may not have heard of. I think it's always an interesting idea to take a step back, and try to explain the election from the point of view of one outsider telling another outsider about the election, similarly to me talking about American or British politics to one of my friends, so I'll attempt to do the same thing here.
So, if you've been on social media lately, you'll probably have seen the photo of Ellen and George W. Bush floating around where they look like they're having a good time. Apparently, they're actually good friends and they enjoy having a laugh. Of course, criticism arose due to the fact that, primarily, Ellen is an out woman, married to another woman, and is vocal about her support for the LGBT*+ community. George W. Bush, however, is... well, he's George W. Bush, the republican 43rd President of the United States, who among other things, was instrumental in the invasion of the Middle East after 9/11, along with proposing numerous social policies at home, including, but not limited to, limitations against the LGBT*+ community.
Something that has become very popular online as of late is the idea of Angel Investing, and how it is getting more and more accessible for individuals to do these days. While I have been interested in the idea for a long time, I never thought that I had enough capital to truly make a difference in any sort of investment portfolio, that the few hundreds of dollars that I could spare to invest would be wanted by any sort of organization for funding. In many investing communities, they outright say that it is too little—many sites online have regulations that require you to start investing at one, five, or ten thousand dollars. Now, my problem is that I have the patience of an ant—I like getting things done right away, and for me personally, I don't have the patience or care to wait until I save up enough to invest, or to try to cut out the extras in my life that I enjoy (I am not going to stop my venti vanilla latte from Starbucks habit solely to invest, sorry not sorry.)