Tuesday, August 11

Author: Quintin Omar

Overview of Joe Biden’s Plans on Major Issues

Politician, Politics
As the November 2020 presidential election nears and with Joe Biden leading in election polls, we present an overview of the Democratic candidate's plans. https://youtu.be/dE89GxIyV3g Biden's Covid-19 Action Plan In addressing the worsening pandemic crisis, the former VP plans to make testing free for every U.S. resident, including increasing the availability of drive-thru test sites. In order to speed up testing of persons who could be infected, the program will hire a hundred thousand people to form a network that will carry out national contact tracing. In the meantime, this potential president will make the wearing of masks in public, mandatory. https://youtu.be/mx29nyYr_WE As soon as he is declared as the official winner of the general election, Biden intends to call on Dr....

National Security Issues Deter Older Generations from Using Tik Tok

Government, Politics, Security
Older people, some of them political campaigners, still wrestle with the idea of using Tik Tok, since national security issues are being raised over the app. https://youtu.be/1W4Sn8dl_p4 Although Tik Tok is still behind Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram in number of users, it has been drawing attention because the company running the smartphone app, Bytedance, Inc. Is a China-based conglomerate. Since it operates under Chinese laws, the main concern is that at any moment, the business organization can be ordered by the Chinese government to hand over Tik Tok’s user data. Gen Z Tik Tok Users Remain Unaffected by National Security Concerns Being Magnified by Trump Administration National security concerns are currently being magnified by Trump administration officials like Pet...

State Gov’s Alliances Highlight Trump’s Leadership Failures

Government, Politics
The alliances that ten U.S. governors recently formed ired Trump, as it only highlighted his failure in leading the country as “War President.”   https://youtu.be/2yBWx0d-s1o This week, U.S. Governors led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the northeastern sector and Governor Gavin Newsom in the western sector, announced that they have formed an alliance in preparation for post coronavirus economic plans. The alliance was deemed necessary in light of Trump’s intention to end state lockdowns and to reopen the U.S. economy without presenting a solid basis for making such a decision. When asked by reporters as to what metrics he is basing the country’s preparedness in resuming economic activities, Trump simply pointed to his forehead and said “The metrics right here, that’s my metric...

Iranian-Canadians Became Casualties in US-Iran Conflict as Iranian Missile Hits Boeing Passenger Jet

News, Security
Iranian-Canadians have become casualties to the escalating conflict between the U.S. and Iran. Last Wednesday, a Ukrainian Boeing jet carrying 63 Iranian-Canadian passengers that took off in Iran airport, was damaged by an Iranian-launched missile. Investigation reports have it that although the passenger jet was not directly hit, the aircraft caught fire and was making its way back to Iran. However, the Ukraine-bound place exploded in mid-air killing all 176 passengers that included 63 Iranian-Canadians. https://youtu.be/KOgEAfiveIM U.S. officials who spoke on conditions of anonymity said that the group of Western authorities handling the investigations believe the passenger jet was damaged by a missile launched by Iran’s SA-15 surface-to-air missile. It is a Russian-made missile...

As Trump Continues to Defy Congressional Impeachment Inquiry Support for Impeachment and Removal Rises

Politics
US President Donald Trump continues to assert that the conversation he had with Ukraine President Zelensky was a “perfect conversation.” Yet the growing number of Americans supporting his removal from office through impeachment, indicates that the majority do not agree. https://youtu.be/Cc_eF5UkLm4 Initially, different poll results showed that more than half of the registered voters who participated in the survey supported the impeachment inquiry launched by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. However, as the White House administration refuses to cooperate in the committee investigations, whilst calling Congress a “kangaroo court,” the support for the impeachment has elevated to a level that also calls for Trump’s removal from office. https://youtu.be/Yh30DdYoMDw ...

Trump on National TV Saying Hate Has No Place in America! Is “Fake News!”

Politics
Trump coming out with a statement, condemning racism and white supremacy after the El Paso Mass Shooting incident, was something unheard of before. Obviously, Trump was merely reading a teleprompter composed by White House advisors and staff. Just so Donald Trump has something appropriate to say about the deplorable crime committed by the El Paso gunman. https://youtu.be/yV7PFRjXKTw The press coverage is for real but the message delivered by Trump was “fake news.” After all, his real intent was to take away the general perception that his unrelenting “hate” speeches against the massive influx of Latin American immigrants, had influenced the El Paso shooter. Time and again, Trump delivered speeches that gave emphasis to “invasions," whilst referring to immigrants whom he describes ...

Approved Resolution Empowers House Committees to Legally Enforce Subpoenas on Defiant Witnesses

Politics
Last Tuesday, June 12, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that empowers House Committee Chairpersons to legally enforce subpoenas on witnesses who refuse to appear before committee hearings. The resolution is viewed as the House's most forceful act in order to thwart the Trump administration's continuing effort to stonewall House Committee investigations. https://youtu.be/ITMKQcvWtIU Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee announced that it has become necessary for them to have the blanket authority to go to court to federally enforce subpoenas. Arrogant rejections of subpoenas on orders of the present executive administration, is tantamount to a mockery of the power of the House and of the entire Congress. A blanket ...

Political Ladder: Does Gender Matter in a Politician’s Climb to Success?

Politics
Let's talk about ladders in politics, and of how some Democratic presidential wannabes seem to have a fast climb up early on in their political career. What is interesting is that they are getting far greater attention at the polls. This is currently the case, despite not having taken the slow, step by step rise to get a shot at the highest political position in the land: president of the United States. Take the case of Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is only 37, and relatively unknown compared to other Democratic presidential candidates. When a Rasmussen national telephone and online poll pitched a choice between Trump and Buttigieg, Trump got 44% while Buttigieg had 40%. https://youtu.be/13OypBRrwv8 Thc result suggests that despite the big leap in...

House Divided: To Launch or Not to Launch Impeachment Proceedings vs. Trump

Politics
After the release of the Mueller Report last Friday, the number of Democrats calling out for the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Trump continues to grow. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has urged Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings, while Michigan House Representative Rashida Tlaib,has introduced a resolution calling on the House Judiciary Committee to conduct further probes of Trump’s impeachment-level offenses as revealed by the recently released Mueller Report. https://youtu.be/hFM6BvAYaFs Outspoken New York Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and other vocal house progressives have already introduced articles of impeachment; perceiving current efforts might not be enough in investigating Trum...

Pew Research Shows that Economy, Health Care and Education Top the List of Issues on American Public’s Agenda

Politics
At this point, and after experiencing the outcomes of Donald Trump’s performance as president of the United States, American voters are seemingly decided on what policies their political candidates will be proposing come 2020 presidential election. https://youtu.be/xbhE09utlRw Based on Pew Research Center’s 2019 survey, 70% of the American public still consider economic improvement the top priority issue. Under this aspect, improving job situation remains high in the agenda, with 50% of those surveyed saying that this is still a top economic priority. Lowering of health care costs comes in next, as 69% of the public still clamoring for more affordable costs of maintaining health and wellness. Desire for better educational system is now a top priority at 68%, slightly gaining an ed...

IWM 2019: Remembering 2 Unsung Women Who Worked for Better Balance in their Society

History, Politics
The 2019 International Women’s Month (IWM) is currently running under the theme of “Balance for Better.” in this post, we will be remember 2 notable women who worked bravely and tirelessly during their era, to ensure a better future for the people in their respective society. The resistance of these women against the norms, policies and/or oppression prevalent at the time they took radical actions, are not as well-mentioned in history books. Catherine J. Ross of https://catherinejgrossphotography.com contributes this guest post to refresh accounts of how these women contributed to changes that worked for the better; lest the significance of their valuable actions in the past eventually disappear into obscurity. Alice Coachman The First African-American Woman to Win an Olympic Medal A...