Science & Tech, World
Americas, Canada, Human Rights
Developing Artificial Intelligence is one of those “extinction event” level events that few people think about. AI seems quite innocent, because most of our understanding of Artificial Intelligence comes from movies Star Wars, with wacky droids going on crazy adventures.
Opinion, World, Editor's Choice
Slavery is alive and well. Hopefully, if you spend any amount of time looking at current events and human rights violations, you will know that sex trafficking is the most lucrative and common means of modern slavery, and it happens all the time.
Americas, USA, Human Rights
Do you guys remember the infamous “skittles” comparison? The retweet from the Trump twitter that said: “if you had a bowl of skittles and realized that 1-2 were poisoned, would you eat them?” You guessed it – those two Skittles are Islamic Radicals.
The US prison system is unlike any other in the whole world. Which is not meant as a compliment. The US is a nation of laws, which means punishment when you break those laws. Which means full prisons.
Asia-Pacific, South Korea, Politics
Some of Trump’s executive orders have been high flyers that the rest of the media won’t stop talking about; the immigration ban comes to mind right away. However, because of orders like that that get all the press time, some orders fly under the radar, and few people know nearly as much about these new regulations and laws. Let’s see what else Trump has been up to.
Balancing power is a sticky process. You don’t want powerful leaders leading your country because that’s how you get dictatorships. You also don’t want weak leaders doing it either because that’s how you get trampled on. Somewhere in the middle is the sweet spot, but few countries have figured out how to do that well.
Americas, USA, Human Rights, Politics
Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to make a difference with your job. You’re working for someone else, and they end up making the lion’s share of the profits while you’re paid a fraction of your worth. If you could only start freelancing and be your own boss as a freelancer.
Americas, Cuba, Politics
The thing about a bureaucracy like the United States is that it’s a nation of laws. You know that because lawmakers proudly state that every chance they get. And because it’s a nation of laws, there are far too many laws for the average citizen to ever figure out all the laws of the land, and what new laws are being made… And Bills like this one slip right on by, right under the noses of people who should be watching for them. This is the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act.
Americas, USA, Science & Tech
Cuba – There’s one thing we can all agree on about Fidel Castro: The fact that not everyone will ever view him the same way. Musicians and public figures lauded him for his revolutionary spirit; Tom Morello comes to mind here. But then again, when is the Rage Against the Machine guitarist NOT saying something controversial? Even the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t have too much bad to say against Castro; he said little of the horrific human rights violations committed under Castro’s regime.
Sadly, John Glenn has joined the long line of great people to pass away in 2016. Glenn has been one of my heroes for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I watched Discovery Channel’s series “When We Left Earth” with more attention than many people give their professors in class. I wanted to be an astronaut, just like John Glenn was. I wanted to be like this guy.