Backlash against Bernie? 

So Bernie Sanders made news that was surprisingly negative. Reading about it here and reading other articles got me thinking… Was Bernie wrong to pursue such line of questioning? 

To me, more politicians need to hold other politicians accountable.  The way I see it, if a nominee considers himself Christian first and doesn’t view other religions with “equal” respect, how do we as citizens know that the decisions this nominee makes are neither tainted with a religious view nor considered as religiously blind?  In my mind, what Bernie wanted to do was to ensure that  this nominee wouldn’t be using his religious convictions to implement policy in a “religiously blind” government. 

On my opinion, it’s like abortion. The whole abortion issue boils down to the fact that a religious viewpoint is disguised as a political viewpoint of “every life is precious.”  Yet the irony to me is, we have forgotten veterans, unwanted homeless, and even hungry families that are ignored by these religions.  The life of these people are just as important as that of an embryo, yet religious leaders don’t make a big fuss out the forgotten. 

Political Spin from Comey’s testimony?

I don’t know what to say.  Reading this Wired article should leave EVERYONE confused at exactly what is going on politically.  The same statements are interpreted in two widely different viewpoints based on political ideology.  Seriously all this bullshit?

But the events from Comey remain clear…

  • Trump ordered EVERYONE out of the room.
  • Trump told Comey, he “hoped Comey can let the Flynn Investigation go.”

That’s not hoping.  That’s Trump performing a premeditated action with the intent to stop the investigation.

 

Jack Ma speaking at World Economic Forum

I found this fascinating recorded conversation of Jack Ma (the founder of Alibaba) at the World Economic Forum on Youtube.

An interesting note is his idea of what else we could do with a fraction of the money US spent on the past wars.  I’ve always believed that the spending on US industrial military complex is much too big and far more benefits can be obtained if some of that money is spent on infrastructure, education or even healthcare.  Specifically, certain unwanted programs that Congress passed but Pentagon doesn’t want.  Read it here, here, here, and here.

If even just one of these wasteful programs gets redistributed to infrastructure, education or healthcare, how much better would the US citizens be?  They would be JUST as safe with a better environment to live in.

 

Mmmm Steak….

This Netflix documentary called Steak Revolution is amazing.  The show documents the many different ways beef is valued in different parts of the world.   For example, the French do not like to have their steaks marbled while Japan prefer to have their steaks to be nicely marbled.  The difference lies in how each culture views beef and views fat.  That’s pretty fascinating.

As a side note, I should try Peter Luger’s one of these days.  That steak house was mentioned multiple times by breeders, butchers, chefs and beef connoisseurs as where they ate the “best steak” ever.