Conspiracies and the Rise of Fascism

Q-Anon has been making headlines lately. For the uninitiated, it is a conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling them, leading to a “day of reckoning” involving the mass arrest of journalists and politicians (Seriously).

Unfortunately, this is a reoccurring theme throughout world history, but we’ll start with Henry Ford and Adolf Hitler. Yes, that Henry Ford of the Ford Motor Company and that Hitler, Fuhrer of Nazi Germany. I want to write a quick disclaimer: I started writing this before the 2020 election, and a lot of my fears have since been realized and this isn’t specific to the United States (see Brazil and India). Before I continue I want to be clear about my political affiliations: I am Independent; I support policies by both Republicans and Democrats. In the 2016 election, I supported Marco Rubio (R), and in 2020 I supported Elizabeth Warren (D). Neither of which became electoral candidates. As always, most of the information herein is sourced by scientists and scholars and not news media networks.

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Discovering Stocks p2

In my first post on stock investing and using learned lessons of missed opportunities and so many mistakes, I thought it would be important to perform a retrospect. However, it’s worth noting I didn’t follow my own advice and got caught up in the same gambling stage that most investors do. You get the win and you think you can keep winning instead of listening to the statistics.

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I Upgraded my Walmart Price Scrapper to Multiple Stores

My original post was focused primarily on monitoring Walmart prices. I’ve since expanded it to support four different stores including Target, Bestbuy, and GameStop. Originally, I only updated it to include Target and Bestbuy, and the article I wrote completely disappeared when I upgraded WordPress. As I added GameStop, I decided I had to change how the table structure worked if I was going to add more sites for some sadistic reason.

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The Best Video Game Composer

This is a hotly contested question I’ve seen on Reddit from time to time. You see the normal names thrown out there like Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy fame, or Keiichi Okabe from the Nier series, Koji Kondo from the Zelda games, and many others. I think a better question is: how do we define the best video game composer?

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Legal Things That Shouldn’t Be

America is the best country in the world, right? Though, I don’t know how you could prove it when the US is not #1 in many categories except Gross Domestic Product and most incarcerations per capita. Wait, never mind, China took over GDP in 2018. Well, America has the highest cost of healthcare in the world, more billionaires than nearly all other countries combined, highest military spending ($732 billion) than nearly every country combined, tornadoes, and corn production. In any case, it is a great country to live in. Many Americans have escaped third world countries and terrible lives to seek an opportunity. We often take simple things for granted like clean tap water, safety, electricity, internet, cell phones, and even shelter. Well, these are usually true. Unfortunately, we’re not perfect. Below is a list of unethical, but legal, things in America.

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