The Company is Taking an Unusual Path That Might Pay Off

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There are big moves being made in the attention economy, the free and open marketplace that sometimes resembles the old wild west in digital form. Personally, I’ve long been a fan of Snapchat. Even with new competitors on the scene, Snap’s ability to maintain its hold captivating younger users shows me that Snapchat is in it to win it and likely to be around for a long time — and it’s got the stock price to show for it.

Snapchat, like other social media companies, has weathered the pandemic fairly well. It’s grown its user base significantly this year, rising…


It’s no surprise millions of people voted for him in this bizarre nation

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If you’re anything like me and all my friends, you keep circling around the drain of confusion, wondering how this all happened. It doesn’t make any sense. Trump is a madman and, for another month and some change, is the President of the United States, for better or worse. How did we get here? How is this the reality we Americans all share as the world watches on in a profound mixture of shock, horror, sadness, and bemusement?

I have my theories. Some of which have to do with the way those who supported Trump have responded to the internet…


Coming Soon: to a Touchscreen Near You

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It seems like forever now that people have been predicting the fall of Facebook. You all know the adage, the internet never forgets. Jumping back to 2010, 2011, and beyond, people were talking about the possible looming collapse of Facebook after each one of its changes. In a weird way it feels like we’ve all been waiting for this looming catastrophe that never came. This is especially true if you talk to any of its more disgruntled users who begrudgingly sign in every day or almost every day hoping, praying for something better.

It’s like an end-of-times religion with people…


Election 2020

Voter suppression Texas style

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Just a few hours ago, on Halloween afternoon, State Republicans have asked a federal judge to oversee a case where, if they proved victorious, the state would be allowed to throw out 100,000 Texas ballots in Harris County, Texas — ballots that have already been cast.

For those unfamiliar, Harris County is a Democratic stronghold that’s undeniably blue in the otherwise red state of Texas.

Texas is now a close race and without Harris County and its strongly democratic votes, it’s safe to say the Republicans can rest a little easier at night in what will likely be another victory…


Election 2020

And Still Voting for Joe Biden…

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The grim prospects of the next couple of days leading up to the election couldn’t be any clearer to me, as I stock up on food, supplies, and things I need, knowing full well the destruction that lies ahead if we end up with another four years of Trump. With four more years of Trump solidified, who knows what the cost of these things will look like in a few months.

Am I being a bit dramatic? Probably. …


Proof that The Donald’s business savvy is nonexistent

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All of the perceived success in Donald Trump’s life is a lie. He inherited his fortunes and doesn’t know the first thing about running a successful business, let alone a country. Not only is this evinced by his complete and total failure to mount an adequate response to the coronavirus pandemic but also in his complete inability to apply the very business savvy he claims he has to running a solid campaign.

The first mistake has cost us 220,000 American lives at the time of this writing, with anywhere from 130,000 to 210,000 being preventable had we rolled out a…


The Baby-Centric View Misses an Entire World — the Woman’s

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Things are heating up in the United States, with the possibility of a new Supreme Court justice being chosen to replace the legendary justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to sit on the Supreme Court and decide the fate of American laws that move on passed our various houses of government to the body who has the final say.

With this, fears have been renewed that we could one day live in a world where abortion is no longer a federally protected, constitutionally protected right. …


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That’s not an exaggeration…I can prove it…

The year 2020 started in many ways like any other election year. With political tensions high the primary debates were underway, flowing freely as the challengers battled it out to find out over who would be chosen to take on the incumbent, Donald Trump, for the title of the Presidency.

The battle for ideas is a fierce one, one that’s only matched by the battles we see in warzones. But what happens when a substantial party completely runs out of sellable ideas that people like? They often turn to hate and violence.

We in America are finding out firsthand what…


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Will We Choose More Fascism, Carnage, and Death, or Will We Choose a Sane, Sensible, Healthy Government?

We now stand only tens of days out from the US election where we will choose, which path we go down, a path of dark tyranny and increasingly Fascist resembling governance, or a return to boring governance that isn’t filled with much exciting action, but is much more stable and fosters democracy, community, and most of all, responsibility.

At the time of this writing, 213,462 Americans have died from COVID-19, by far the greatest number both per capita and in terms of whole numbers of any nation on earth. It isn’t even close.

Meanwhile, the Orange Mussolini struts as he…


But poverty will certainly make you miserable

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So much of our culture is propped up on the idea that money will make or break your happiness and well-being. We chase money, we crave money, we idolize money, we expend a tremendous amount of energy trying to get the money we need, just so we can save money, spend money, and give money to those we care about. Money is a central focal point of about anything you want to do in every single society on earth. But how often do we conflate that with happiness? …

Milton Black

I like to talk about serious things: science, philosophy, politics, and life. Sensible Liberal.

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