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The Apocalypse Is Already Here (for some)
As Europeans started to make landfall in America, the apocalypse would soon begin. A disease killing upwards of 90% of the Indigenous population (estimated to be anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions) would soon cause cities to crumble and empires to fall. According to one study published in the Quaternary Science Reviews:
Connections - Would You Push The Button?
Introduction This is an extended take on a Seven Days In post from 2017, a result of a film, a TV series and the election of Donald Trump.
The Most Important Discussion of Our Lifetime is Happening Now
On Monday, 12 June 2023, Dr. Steven Greer held a televised press conference before The National Press Club to deliver a report. This report was a summary introduction to a massive and challenging discussion: Empirical evidence from more than 750 whistleblowers of a "beyond black budget" organization operating within our government and military, illegally.
Janet Yellen's Dismissal of Short Selling: Unearthing a Deeper Systemic Problem in Financial Markets
As the CEO and Chairman of Creatd (OTCQB: VOCL) and a financial markets veteran of three decades, I was horrified as I watched Janet Yellen dismiss short-selling in an interview with CNBC’s Sara Eisen on ‘Closing Bell Overtime’.
Explaining How the George Floyd Uprising Was Quickly Forgotten
I remember when I first heard about George Floyd's death. My partner had asked if I had heard about this new police shooting of a Black man, and I mistakenly thought he was referring to Tony McDade, a Black Trans man who was murdered two days later. I was confused by people suddenly caring about Floyd when I had already seen the videos that year of so many Black men and women killed by the police.
Two For One Election Special
“It is true that power corrupts. The hope at the polling stations and the actions of the elected representatives, unfortunately, often turn to be opposite. The power of ballot turns into the power of wallet. Some law-makers become law-breakers.” - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
We Should Be Worried About How The Right Talks About Disney
I love Disney. I listen to its musical numbers on repeat on Spotify. I love traveling to Disney World and going on the rides (Magic Kingdom is the best, obviously). I can obnoxiously hold my own amongst the most intense Disney adults.
I’m Not Thankful To Be An American
Well, it’s Thanksgiving Weekend 2022. A day of family, friends, food, and thankfulness. I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful for many things this year. One of the new ones for me is being thankful for being a writer. I couldn’t say the same last Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for the opportunity to write so many blogs and to make so many wonderful friends. It’s been awesome to have a voice these past 11 months.
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Who and How Did Yaroslav Hunka Nazi War Records Finally Come To Light?
Many times, you will read articles in the newspaper that Trump himself refers to as ‘fake news.’ In many stories, it’s not about what you read that smells it’s ... ‘what is left out.’
Whispers of the Forest
In the heart of an ancient forest, where the sunlight filtered through the canopy in dappled patterns, there existed a world of quiet resilience. Every tree, every creature, seemed to hum a song of survival—a symphony of nature's endurance that echoed through the ages.
The TikTok Cult
Tiktok we are all familiar with this platform, like most social media platforms there is a darkside. Scam artists are the one place you can find on social media. What I am about to give is something that might be daunting? This needs to me brought to light on Vocal, there is a new cult that has been on social media since 2022, I am calling them the TikTok Cult.
A New Cult? Quantum Networking
I was watching YouTube Tonight and one of the youtube content creators I watch for the fun of it he had mentioned a new Cult. I'm think Hm, could this be the new next example of Keith Ranieri who has life in prison for sex trafficking and building a cult around him with Alison Mack as the head of the Pyramid Scheme.
Title: The AK-47: A Weapon That Changed the World Introduction The AK-47, or Kalashnikov, is one of the most iconic firearms in the world, renowned for its durability, simplicity, and widespread use. Its impact on warfare, culture, and geopolitics is immeasurable. In this article, we delve into the history, design, influence, and controversies surrounding the AK-47, shedding light on its lasting legacy.
Republican Debate II: Electoral Boogaloo
Chris Christie giving the former president a new nickname — “Donald Duck” — was almost the best line of the night. That’s how big a mess the second Republican presidential debate was.
The Legacy of Dianne Feinstein
If Ted Kennedy was “The Lion of the Senate,” surely Dianne Feinstein was its lioness. Her achievements will be covered in detail in coming days, as they should be. So too, I hope will the adversities she faced.
Iconic Sycamore Gap Tree at Hadrian's Wall Felled by Vandals
The notable tree at the famous viewpoint of Sycamore Gap next to Hadrian’s wall in Northumberland supposedly disappeared unexpectedly.
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