The naivety of youth

There is a common perception that young people are naive and that’s why they are so vocal about politics, social injustice, etc… But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that it’s not because the youth are naive, it’s because as you grow older, you realize people just don’t care. So you stop voicing your opinions.… Continue reading The naivety of youth

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My letter to my congressman regarding the Syrian refugee bill

I have never written to any politician before, but I saw this an as opportunity to speak up. From what I know, my congressman, John Garamendi, is a pretty cool guy. He seems very progressive, and focused on serving his district. However, his support of HR 4038, the Syrian Refugee Bill, is very disappointing. Here… Continue reading My letter to my congressman regarding the Syrian refugee bill

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The CoveredCA website sucks

It’s one thing to hear about the government wasting money on something you know little about, but it’s doubly painful when it’s something you are very familiar with. Today I learned that the state of California paid Accenture $359 million to build coveredca.com – California’s online health exchange. http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-chosen-to-implement-california-health-insurance-exchange.htm The site did not work at… Continue reading The CoveredCA website sucks

Why Did The Government Shut Down?

Why Did The Government Shut Down? The government shut down because Republicans in the House of Congress refused to pass a budget unless President Obama stop ObamaCare. Without a budget, people who are paid by the federal government, such as national parks employees, some members of the military, government workers responsible for processing passport applications,… Continue reading Why Did The Government Shut Down?

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President Reagan and the Environment

Saw an interesting documentary today on American Experiences about the environmental movement in America. One thing I learned from it was how Reagan basically ruined the forward momentum we were making ¬†with environmental issues in America. http://www.thedailygreen.com/print-this/presidents-worst-environmental-records-460808?page=all http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/02/us/reagan-and-environment-to-many-a-stalemate.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm   Because of his legacy, lawmakers can’t even talk about environmentalism in this country without being called… Continue reading President Reagan and the Environment

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I am running for Congress

Watching all these political ads and debates made me realize that the only way we’re going to fix our political system is if I run for Congress and try to fix it myself. Of course there is a chance I would fail spectacularly, but I can almost guarantee you I can not be any worse… Continue reading I am running for Congress

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How to stimulate the economy

I was reading this thread on Hacker News today and it brought me to a great revelation: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4671530 So the basic idea is this. A lot of Republicans believe reducing taxes on businesses will stimulate the economy and promote growth. But as a self-employed “business owner” myself, there is really only two things that makes… Continue reading How to stimulate the economy

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Bad Calls: Sports and Politics

I’ve been watching a lot of sports lately because I am part of a fantasy football league, the Giants are in the championship, and Jeremy Lin. The similarities that I notice between sports and politics is that even when we have the tools and technology necessary to prevent bad officiating, the governing bodies refuse to… Continue reading Bad Calls: Sports and Politics

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Healthy Food vs Overweight Kids

The other day, the local news channel, Fox40 (I hate it, but it’s the ONLY local news channel in Sacramento) had this segment on how “sooo many” school districts are burdened by the new healthy school lunch rules. They say that kids are filling garbage cans with healthy food, and not getting enough nutrients to… Continue reading Healthy Food vs Overweight Kids

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