The Decade of War and Catastrophe in Syria: Part 1- Arab Spring and Rise of ISIS The Syrian Civil War is a decade old, March 15, 2011 (Brittanica.com) is the official date of the beginning of the most catastrophic conflict I've witnessed in my lifetime. The refugees, civilian casualties and amount of bombs dropped by the Assad Syrian government and numerous foreign nations is nearly impossible to put numbers on.
This summer Hurricane Ida pounded the American states of Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Alabama and Pennsylvania to the tune of 1.4 billion dollars of damage and 33 deaths, according to insurance company Allstate. The total fiscal damage from the 2021 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season was estimated to be 69.13 billion dollars, the fourth costliest tropical season on record. There have been seven hurricanes this year, four of which were
In November of 2020 the United States government granted 1.95 billion dollars to Pfizer for Covid vaccine research and testing, according to the New York Times. This billion dollar handout was also given to pressure Pfizer to not only develop an inoculation for Covid but to also expedite the process. Donald Trump was up against the proverbial clock to rush out a vaccine just months before the election and succeeded
This was always going to be the one bi-partisan issue over the last 10 years that was supposed to in for a major reformation. The mass overcrowding of America's prison population, Republicans admitted it was a massive problem for tax payers and Democrats hollered about non-violent offenders including: Drug addicts, dealers and other low level criminals needing rehabilitation instead of hard time. Biden promised over and over again during his
The date was October 7th 2001 (date courtesy of history.com), major United States cities of New York and Washington were still paralyzed with despondency less than a month after the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil. The Bush administration along with an impressive coalition including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and even support from surprising new "allies" Russia and Iran( www.nato.int) invaded the Taliban/Al Qaeda despotic regime that were
How has the jewel of Democracy, the envy of most every other country in the world arrived at the point it is today? Income inequality has never been as prevalent as it is now, and certainly not what our founding fathers envisioned 240 plus years ago. From the late 1940's through the late 1990's the middle class were the backbone of a truly successful democracy but more recently they have
The news cycles were all over the Opioid Epidemic, it was mid-winter 2019, the deaths continued to pile up from sea to shining sea. The Midwest was being hit especially hard. Dayton, Ohio, a city of only 140,343 (worldpopulationreview.com) was pummeled by the death drug to the tune of 378 fatal overdoses in 2017 alone, according to numbers compiled by americanprogress.org. The figures did drop significantly over the next two
I've always been a realist, when it comes to science, religion and especially when it comes to stories of UFO abductions and ghost encounters. Other than your most obvious conspiracy laden assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK when variations of other tales have been brought to my attention over the years, like the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged, along with the 1969 moon landing, I've always politely listened with
It's safe to say the passing of the 1.4 trillion dollar stimulus package was a positive step for the left-wing Progressive community in the United States when it was slipped through the US Senate in March. Statistics showed at the time it potentially could've been the most important piece of legislation designed to improve the lives of a the lower middle class since the New Deal domestic programs by Franklin
It was a quarter passed 9 am, my wife and I had just exited the PATH train from our home in downtown Jersey City, to Penn Station in Newark, NJ. Upon exiting the West end of the transit hub I bared witness to a fifty yard line of dusty blankets, shopping carts, sleeping bags, the occasional tent and lastly the wrinkled faces glazed with sweating in the extreme July heat.