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Self-driving cars will save more lives than banning guns ever could.

Facts matter. So, I’ll start by listing some: Auto accidents killed 37,461 in 2016, 90–95% were caused by human error.Deaths by firearm totaled 33,636 in 2013. But 21,175 were suicides. Typically, about 2/3 of gun deaths are suicides each year.Banning guns can’t stop...

Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

You should be allowed to say offensive things. What we currently have is a situation where many people want those with opinions different from their own to be silenced. That’s not only bad for free speech, that’s also bad for society. “Agree with me or be silenced.”...

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Sir Isaac Newton There are always unintended consequences of government intervention. Look that up; it’s not pretty. Examples: war on drugs led to more drugs and broken families, war on poverty created more...

Marlboro and Budweiser getting into Marijuana May Bring Legalization to the US

This was originally published by me on Medium in December 2018. Corporations have immense power in the United States. Many would say they have much more power than the will of the people. Corporations lobby politicians all the time, and they are constantly trying to...

What the 2019 MLB Playoff Race Looks Like in an Alternate Universe

It's the trade deadline. Teams are buying and selling. They're really going for it or they're going for prospects to build a better future. Well, about 18 months ago, I envisioned the MLB with expansion and restructuring of the divisions (among other needed changes)....
Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

Why We Must Fight for Free Speech

You should be allowed to say offensive things. What we currently have is a situation where many people want those with opinions different from their own to be silenced. That’s not only bad for free speech, that’s also bad for society. “Agree with me or be silenced.”...

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

Why Gun Control Will Lead to More Deaths

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Sir Isaac Newton There are always unintended consequences of government intervention. Look that up; it’s not pretty. Examples: war on drugs led to more drugs and broken families, war on poverty created more...

5 Things I learned after being hit by two 18-Wheelers

5 Things I learned after being hit by two 18-Wheelers

It's the trade deadline. Teams are buying and selling. They're really going for it or they're going for prospects to build a better future. Well, about 18 months ago, I envisioned the MLB with expansion and restructuring of the divisions (among other needed changes)....

The Tom Brady Water Habit is Right, The Media is Wrong

The Tom Brady Water Habit is Right, The Media is Wrong

You know how some people say, "I feel like I got hit by an [insert term for 18-wheeler]?" Well, I actually have been hit by that type of truck. Twice in about 15 minutes, technically. I'm not here to talk about that accident but suffice it to say that I'm lucky, and...

The Best Podcasting Software in 2018

The Best Podcasting Software in 2018

Drinking Water Will NOT Kill You! I'm losing my fucking mind over this: "Tom Brady's Water Habit Could Kill an Ordinary Person." And all the terrible headlines about it. Really? Well, call me Superman, because I drink at least that much water every day and I weigh...

Save 5000 in a year without cutting entertainment!

Save 5000 in a year without cutting entertainment!

What is the best podcasting software in 2018? There are so many options to launch and host your podcast. How are you supposed to choose the one for you? Libsyn, Blubrry, Podbean, Soundcloud, Spreaker, etc. There are a few services that let you record a call and do the...

MLB Expansion and Realignment

MLB Expansion and Realignment

Save 5000 in a year without cutting entertainment You're looking to save money and not be bored. It sounds difficult, but it doesn't have to be. You can even lose weight and get healthier in the process! Some articles on how to save 5000 in a year talk about making...

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days

The MLB Expansion and Realignment It's coming. Commissioner Manfred has talked about it. The fans are getting ready for it. It's been 20 years since an MLB expansion and realignment (not counting moving the Astros to the AL in 2013 so they could win the 2017 World...

How to Avoid Sexual Harassment in 2018 and Beyond!

How to Avoid Sexual Harassment in 2018 and Beyond!

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days Drinking alcohol is a huge part of our culture. If you step back and think, you'll realize it's all marketing. Like: drinking is some luxurious thing. Or drinking is what you do for sports events. Or drinking is...

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