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"Is Putin Dead?"
The Russian online public sphere has been buzzing with new rumors of Putin's death this week. On Tuesday, a rumor started to circulate that he had a heart attack and was in poor shape. And on Thursday (Oct.26, 2023) an anonymous "Russian Foreign Intelligence Service General" account on the Russian social media platform Telegram posted this:
The Voice: A Historic Disappointment
Welcome to Country: As I write this piece, I wish to acknowledge the Wangal people of the Eora nation, traditional owners of the land, whose soverignty and connection was never ceded. I pay my respects and regrets to the elders; past, present and emerging.
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.
Congress: An Intentional Giant Mess from the Start
» KEY POINTS The House of Representatives is supposed to be the “Legislature of the People” and the Senate the “Legislature of the Land”. Neither are doing the job as intended. How did we get to this point and why is there no cure? No adjustment to legislative rules is going to fix a fundamentally broken system. We must Constitutionally overhaul how the Legislative Branch is set up in its entirety.
Hulu’s “God Forbid” Uncovers the Legacy of Sex, Power, and Money Passed Down from Jerry Falwell, Sr., to Jerry Falwell, Jr.
On November 1 Hulu released “God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Brought Down a Dynasty,” a thoughtful documentary about the bombshell news in 2020 that Jerry Falwell, Jr., and his wife Becki Tilley had a years long affair with Giancarlo Granda. The scandal, which involved another photo of Falwell, Jr., in a state of undress alongside a former Liberty University student, as well as questions about Falwell, Jr. ’s financial ethics, led him to resign as president of Liberty University in August 2020.