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Overturn of Roe v Wade
June 24, 2022. Friday Morning. Every American woke up to breaking news of the Supreme Court overturning a ruling that had been in place for decades. States are now allowed to implement a ban on abortions and it will not be found unconstitutional. Roe v Wade was important because it allowed women to decide what to do with their body in the event of a pregnancy. In modern times, any person who becomes pregnant should be allow to decide whether or not to give birth. There are currently 13 states that have an abortion ban implemented, putting access to abortion in jeopardy.
Economic collapse is upon us
I remember being a kid when my parents had to go through a financial crisis. It was back in 2008 and it was caused by the American housing bubble. Back then I only felt it partly because my parents made sure that I and my sister were well-taken care of.
Deeper Problems at the Oscars
Most people are understandably talking about Will Smith really slapping Chris Rock in the face at last night's Oscar ceremony, after Rock made a tasteless joke about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair (she has alopecia or hair loss). What Smith did was wrong, no doubt, but that incident uncovered more serious issues:
Could Vlad Be Removed From Power?
Vladimir Putin has been in power for 20 years. His political party, the 'United Russia Party', is accused of rigging the vote at general elections. This results in Mr Putin staying in power. Any opposition parties are sidelined and cannot get the opportunity to broadcast alternative policies. Putin's opponents usually end up silenced, exiled, or in prison. Look at Putin's most vociferous opponent, Alexi Navalny, doing time on trumped-up charges.
The Heart of the Issue
I'm up late reading when I get the Apple news app notification. Ukraine is under attack. My first thought is, "when words fail..."
War in Ukraine
I was born and live in a country neighboring Russia. Every day I hear about how good life was in Soviet times. Mostly I hear from people of retirement age. Young people like me no longer remember those years, we grew up on European values. We grew up with Harry Potter and Marvel heroes and believe in democracy, not socialism.
Super Bowl LVI: Inglewood—Fantasy vs. Reality
As someone doesn’t watch American football regularly, but almost always catches the occasional playoff game and usually the Super Bowl, I was pretty excited to learn that Super Bowl LVI would be coming to the newly built SoFi stadium in Inglewood. I’ve always wanted to attend the Super Bowl at least once out of sheer curiosity. Plus, it looks fun! The biggest party of the year, right?
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Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software: Being in Two Minds While Weighing All Pros and Cons
Whether you are leading a startup or ruling a company that has been staying afloat for many years, working in the IT sphere or entering the real estate industry, it doesn’t matter at what point your business is because you will surely search for some applications to use. We are using different types of software in our daily life as well, so it’s hard to imagine that you can run a business without using at least one. Some companies turn to custom developed solutions that are made from scratch or just use the ready-for-use applications, while others find free products that can be customized to their needs.
Death By Taxes
In a world that is constantly changing there still remains like Ben Franklin once said Death and Taxes. When our Congress is on the verge of passing with this latest Inflation reduction and climate change bill is without a doubt an exercise in shortsightedness in terms of having anything to do with reducing inflation that our own congress and present Administration have caused in the first place.
Israel Blows Up Gaza Power Plant After militant threats
Israel is on high alert after militant threats were made against the country. As a result, military forces have been ordered to launch a series of strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip. This includes the destruction of a power plant that was reportedly used to generate electricity for militant activities. This attack is the latest in a series of military operations that Israel has carried out in Gaza over the past few weeks in response to militant threats. These attacks have killed dozens of civilians and injured many more. The militant group Hamas is responsible for a large number of these attacks and is considered by Israel to be a terrorist group.
Do people criticize "dictatorship" because they think it is wrong, or because they think it is inefficient relative to "democracy"?
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My Written Speech Part 1
My Speech: What You Should Know about Politics For your information: I’m not degrading the American people’s perspective on their political beliefs. This is meant to directly oppose our government’s control and in defense for the people’s given rights. This is my written speech below. The word “you” is a general term I used to write this speech so, please do not take it offensive as it is not meant to degrade you, personally.
Healthcare: How Does this Sector Benefits from Digital Wallet
A revolution is afoot in the healthcare sector and it is a digital one! Yes, digital wallets have finally started their foray into the world of healthcare & rest assured that they are quickly gaining momentum in this sector too. Such growth in digital wallets’ popularity is understandable when one sees that payments are among patients’ biggest concerns. The difficulty of accessing invoices, bills, etc. has also long been a point of friction in this industry.
Shifting Power Configurations in the Syrian War
After 11 years of brutal civil war in Syria, the country has witnessed crucial changes in terms of power control and the onset of a humanitarian crisis. Yet, a lack of definite control by any powers on the ground continues in the absence of any signs of hope for possible resolution. Following the revolution outbreak, Syria became a destination and a sanctuary for radicals from around the world to implement their extreme beliefs, while direct and indirect military support to the regime and opposition powers has prolonged the civil war for more than a decade.
Filipinos should pay attention to the China-Taiwan tensions
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