The Challenge Of Pacifying North Korea

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Thae Yong Ho, North Korea’s former ambassador to the UK who defected in August of 2016 recently gave an interview with NBC news where he said “ the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. “ This interview covers the issue of North Korea and the threat it poses to …

Is President Trump actually waging war on science?

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There is something extremely disturbing going on right now. People believe that President Trump has placed a gag order on the Environmental Protection Agency and The Department of Agriculture, restricting the flow of research information between the agencies and the public. I am here to tell you that your news sources DO matter. Buzzfeed and The Verge, for example, have …

Burning the American Flag

Burning the American Flag

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This has been an issue causing conflict for years now, and is entirely misunderstood. It has a history that many don’t know about, and we are going to take some time to learn. Early History After the civil war, many states viewed flag burning in a serious light. There were no previous laws on the books to prevent any people …

Common Law and How It Shapes the World We Live In — Disrupting America

Common Law and How It Shapes the World We Live In

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Common law, also known as case law. It can be a little overwhelming, but we will break it down simply. Those good old Brits gave us quite a few things, one of which is the roots of our legal system. Quite a good system, I must say. Webster defines it as  “a body of law that is based on custom …

Automation Is Just the Beginning Folks... — Disrupting America

Automation Is Just the Beginning Folks…

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Recently, several of the largest tech companies in America decided to form a coalition to address the issue of artificial intelligence (See here for more information). There really isn’t an ethical path forward under our current economic framework when it comes to this issue, nor is there a safe path forward by merit of our own human intellectual limitations. So it’s …

Today I Am Thankful — Disrupting America

Today I Am Thankful

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It’s time to take a break from politics as far as it is possible. Plus, I really want to take a moment to share something I hold special. Four years ago, my Thanksgiving was spent in Kyrgyzstan at the base of the Himalayan mountains. I had never actually seen snowfall in real life until that trip. It was a nose …