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Over the past several weeks there has been major media attention on Colin Kaepernick, QB for the San Francisco 49ers, for taking a knee during the national anthem. Many view this as disrespectful toward US veterans and American as a whole. Others see this…

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Ep. 19 PACs and the Road to an Oligarchy

A PAC is a useful tool in order to pool resources and funnel them into a common goal. A Super PAC is a useful tool in order to turn the country into a oligarchy.   First off, it would be a good idea to explain what the hell a PAC is. It is a Political […]

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Campaign Finance Reform Campaign finance refers to the money candidates and parties raise during election season and how they spend it. They are big buzzwords used during the season, so in this episode we delve into how candidates get the money they need…

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#Delegates, #Conventions and everything in between on the latest #podcast episode!

Delegates and Conventions So the purpose of the primaries is to determine how many delegates there are for each candidate. The delegates then go to their party’s conventions in the summer. There’s the RNC and DNC, Republican National Convention, and the…

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Primaries and Caucuses During an election cycle we hear a lot of vocabulary being thrown around that we almost never hear about at any other time. Terms like delegates, caucuses, super PACs, electoral college. Like a hibernating bear these concepts wake…

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History of Foster Care The history of foster care dates back to the mid 19th century where there were 30k homeless children in New York. Moved them into farms for a better life. As a country, we have failed our children. One piece of evidence is our…

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Ep. 14 Civil Asset Forfeiture: When Cops Go Bad

Civil Asset Forfeiture The DOJ has ended the profit sharing portion of their civil asset forfeiture program Local police could keep as much as 80% of goods that are seized from alleged criminals…

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Story of Starbucks: A Beacon of Hope 3 dudes, 2 teachers and a writer, in Washington were inspired by Peet’s Coffee in San Francisco where they sold coffee, tea, and coffee beans. And with the blessing of Alfred Peet, owner of Peet’s Coffee, they pooled…

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Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned by the EU, India, Israel, Norway and South Korea. Shockingly, it is still permitted in the US. It was once required in China in order to sell there, but there have been some changes. Infographic:…

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There is a water crisis in America. Recent media coverage of Flint, MI has brought to light some of the atrocities that are done to American people. Flint was getting its water from Detroit but then started getting it from the Flint River because It was…
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