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Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 20: Colin Kaepernick and Patriotism

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 has his 1st Amendment right and stand behind him. Regardless of [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 18: 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 to spend to win an election. One of the ways a campaign can raise money [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 17: 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 Democratic National Convention. At the conventions, the parties’ platforms and presidential nominees are chosen. How a delegate [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 16: Primaries & 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 up after a long sleep. If you have never been a part of the political process this [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 14: Civil Asset Forfeiture, When Cops Go Bad

The DOJ has ended the profit sharing portion of their civil asset forfeiture program. Is this a good thing? Somewhat. Civil asset forfeiture allows police to seize property they believe has been used for illegal activity. Police are encouraged to use this law because they are able to keep up to 80% of what is [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 013: Starbucks, A Beacon of Hope

In New York City, it seems like there is a Starbucks on nearly every street corner. Starbucks is everywhere! Is that a bad thing? Starbucks got its start in 1971, after 3 friends from Washington went to Peet’s Coffee in San Francisco. They loved Peet’s Coffee, and decided they wanted to create something similar in [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 011: Water Crisis In America

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. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been enough. After learning about the water crisis in Flint, I decided to look deeper into the issue of drinking water in America. Our Water [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 010: Surprising Super Bowl Commercials

Every year, millions of people across the globe tune in to the most watched event of the year. The Super Bowl! The greatest game ever played (heavily biased opinion) comes straight into your television giving you the ultimate in entertainment. However, that is not the only reason people tune in. Super Bowl Commercials Many people [...]

Thoughts of a Misanthrope, Ep 9: Wasting Money – Military Style

The U.S. government has a massive budget. I’m talking trillions of dollars. It’s no surprise that some of that money might be spent on questionable endeavors like Swedish massages for rabbits or watching grass grow. But no government agency has been as wasteful or as shady as the Department of Defense (DoD). Allow me to [...]