GameStop | Reddit | WallStreetBets | Gamma Squeeze

The GameStop short squeeze frenzy might just destroy the social contract Americans have with traditional financial markets, and perhaps serves as poetic justice for the suicide of Aaron Swartz, one of Reddit’s cofounders

Gamestop (CC by Mike Mozart)

If you don’t know who Aaron Swartz is let me catch you up real quick. A brilliant computer programmer and entrepreneur who helped develop RSS feeds and later became a co-founder of Reddit, killed himself after being relentlessly persecuted for stealing academic journals from MIT and uploading them for free online. The illegality of his “crime” is murky considering he had a guest account for MIT’s network, but the Obama administration wanted to make an example out of him as a high profile violator of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Swartz helped develop the Creative Commons organization and felt…

Trump’s Legacy | Capitol Siege | The Left Controls Everything

The Democrats control both chambers of congress and the White House, the ultimate repudiation of the Trump presidency. Will the mandate be squandered?

Joe Biden (CC by Paris Malone)

The cost of Trump’s lies reached a crescendo on January 6th when a faction of his staunchest supporters stormed the United States Capitol while the entire nation watched in horror. Actual jaws on the floor horror. Right wing media tried to promote an alternate narrative in real time, that these rioters weren’t Trump’s followers but were Antifa protestors in disguise. These moderate republicans in congress and on the evening news still don’t get it, they never will. This was a failed coup plain and simple. It’s why Trump held back the National Guard and was quiet on Twitter for a…

Trump | Makes | Shit | Up

America’s civil unrest can be blamed on “agitators and provocateurs sent back in time by the deep state to make me look like a jackass” Trump said.

Donald Trump (CC by Gage Skidmore)

In an impromptu speech at the Rose Garden Thursday, the Distractor in Chief made some pretty outrageous claims about the ongoing protests that are plaguing his presidency. Trump’s spent the past few months battling a raging hydroxychloroquine addiction and it seems to be taking it’s toll on his critical thinking. He stumbled up to the podium in a tattered bath robe, hydroxychloroquine powder visible on his upper lip, pupils dilated like an owl.

“Hiden Biden is sending Antifa soldiers through a wormhole in Nancy Pelosi’s basement”, Trump slurred. “They’re coming from the future to hurt my presidency and abort all…

Environment | Climate Action | Renewables | Infrastructure Spending

While a federal investment of $1.7 trillion over ten years sounds promising, Biden’s overarching goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 is not aggressive enough to stop climate change from wreaking havoc on humanity

Joe Biden (CC by Paris Malone)

Experts in epidemiology warned of pandemic flu for decades but their cries fell on deaf ears as our leaders were preoccupied with stock portfolios and re-election campaigns. The political establishment failed to put a system in place designed to protect the people from this known risk. These elected officials, and the public they’re supposed to work for, don’t care about invisible enemies, they’d rather foam at the mouth over nuclear war with Kim Jong-un.

Much like a pandemic flu, another existential threat patiently waits to pounce, but it isn’t sexy enough to take precedence over phony geopolitical smoke screens. While…

Fox News | Lies | About Everything

If you or someone you know thought Covid-19 was a hoax and subsequently died as a result of infection you may be eligible for compensation.

The Fox News Truck (Creative Commons by David Shane)

Fox News has been slammed by a giant class action lawsuit with tens of millions of plantiffs. Sean Hannity’s name was featured prominently as a defendant along with Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson, three of the networks most popular anchors. The suit claims that the news network is negligent for spreading baseless conspiracy theories during a global pandemic that is ravaging the nation.

Instead of urging caution and common sense hygiene practices to combat the novel virus, the anchors spent their nightly programs burning effigies of former President Obama and telling viewers to cough on liberal snowflakes. …

Computer and Network Security | Digital Footprint | Technology | Phishing

Following these simple guidelines will greatly enhance the security of your digital footprint and help to insulate you from bad guys

With a pandemic ravaging the planet, there has been a renewed emphasis on personal hygiene. Don’t touch your face, sing the ABCs when washing your hands, cough into your elbow, and for the love of God, never leave home without hand sanitizer. All this emphasis on personal cleanliness, but how hygienic are we with our digital lives? Bad actors are constantly trying to take advantage of your electronic presence and implementing these simple strategies will help mitigate your risk.

Cybersecurity Green (CC by Richard Patterson)
  1. Always update your operating systems and applications software

This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourselves…

Election2020 | Biden | Prevagen | Endorsement Deal

Lack of interview gaffes a result of presidential candidate consuming boat loads of memory support supplement

Joe Biden (CC by Paris Malone)

“The cat’s out of the bag baby, might as well make some extra scratch”, Biden ecstatically proclaimed after signing a multimillion dollar contract with the supplement manufacturer. His enthusiasm was clear, bouncing off the walls like Charlie’s grandfather in Willy Wonka after finding the golden ticket.

Happy to have his memory back and able to get through a teleprompter again, Biden’s turnaround could be the gas he needs to get his campaign across the finish line. It had been a tumultuous few weeks for the presumptive Democratic nominee, including a few contentious incidents with supporters. When pressed about his stance…

History | Education | Free Press | Internet

Why are slave owners on our currency if the 13th amendment was 155 years ago?

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

The Almighty Dollar

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Benjamin Franklin are all revered for their contributions to American history. Four of them were presidents and Franklin’s name appears on the four key documents that established this country. These men are so embedded in the fabric of the United States, their names and faces are printed on our currency, the words “In God We Trust” etched on the other side. There is something else that these men all have in common, they all owned slaves.

I distinctly remember learning about the founding fathers in America’s floundering…

Election 2020 | Politics | Confederate Flag Controversy

The President emerged from an oval office teleconference with Klan leadership and signed an Executive order to “Fly the Southern Cross Proudly”

Photo by René DeAnda on Unsplash

After the Marine Corps banned the Confederate battle flag from everything, down to the coffee cups, Trump decided to embrace demands from his racist southern base. While being briefed via teleconference by Klan leadership, Trump emerged from his hydroxychloroquine induced haze and shouted, “Fly the rebel flag you bastards!” The bureaucrats in the hallway seemed confused by the demand, but a White House intern, familiar with Trump’s designs, knew better than to question his liege and got to work drafting an executive order.

Defense leadership gently tried to remind Trump that the south lost the war and this move would…

Consumerism | George Floyd Uprisings | Coronavirus | Market Crash

Will America’s rabid consumerism hit a wall in the wake of 2020’s societal seismic shifts?

Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash

The Atlantic hurricane season kicked off on June 1st and if the first half of 2020 is any indication, America is probably going to get hit with storm systems straight out of a Roland Emmerich film. We rang in the new year with Trump’s headline grabbing assassination of an Iranian general which led the mainstream media to immediately start banging the drums for World War III. I swear those bastards can’t wait. But that news was quickly swallowed by the death of Kobe Bryant, 23 days later. An international icon and retired basketball legend, Kobe’s untimely passing left the sports…

Sean Valjean

Engineer, Greater Philadelphia Area

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