Defeat 2016

Those who have followed me online probably already know how I’ve been feeling. I needed to write this for myself.

My Ballot for November 8, 2016 – Oakland, California

These are my votes for the 2016 election, and all the local props and measures for Alameda county. Short explanations included.

How Shitty Should American Poverty Get?

Income inequality and poverty have finally become a popular topic. We should look at fewer graphs, and instead look at real life.

2016 Election Round-Up: We’re Totally Fucked

I’ve spent over a year arguing about the 2016 election. I’m exhausted and can’t wait for it to be over. My compiled thoughts:

Mental Illness and Public Health, A Difficult Line to Draw

How can we include mental illness in our monitoring of public health without creating thought police? I believe we need to address the issue carefully.

Mental Illness, Bullying and Weapons in School

In third grade, I brought a knife to school with the intention to stab my bullies. No one was harmed, but the mental illness of anxiety is still present.

Abortion, STIs, and Other Sexy Topics

I am anti-abortion and pro-choice. The first part of that sentence is pretty much universally agreed upon, but the second half is passionately disputed.

Razors, Jobs and Utopia

Why do we look to the government to create jobs? Isn’t the goal of society to make life higher quality for its inhabitants? Where does a job fit into that?

New Law: Humanity Doctrine

Choosing to take military action should not be something any representative of our government can take lightly. Perhaps we need to inject a bit of humanity and realism into the minds of those in office.

A New Direction: Liberty Remains

Despite my previous blog about no longer being a Libertarian, I still feel that Libertarians should have a strong voice in government.