Kavanaugh Nomination Proves Senate Does not represent America

“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody” ― Thomas Paine.

Frighteningly, the Senate will be even less representative soon. Surprisingly, just 30 Senators could represent 70% of Americans by 2040.

Under those circumstances, 70 Senators will represent 30% of Americans, David Birdsell predicts. Birdsell is the dean of the school of public and international affairs at Baruch College. Tellingly, Birdsell is one of many demographers offering such warnings.

As an illustration 30% of Senators will represent the 15 states that contain 67% of the population in 2040, the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service projects. The Center at the University of Virginia forecasts nine states will be home to half of America’s population in 2040, Bump notes.

Consequently, just 18 Senators will represent half of Americans by 2040. That situation violates the values of the American Revolution. For instance, one of the Revolution’s main slogans was “no taxation without representation.” Presently, the United States violates that ideal for most of its citizens.

Markedly, just 30% of the population will elect Senators enacting taxes, voting to go to war, and approving federal judges. As a result America will have a government that violates its basic values.

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Disadvantages of Online Banks

This is more a problem of perception rather than reality. Most of the best online banks typically belong to a widely accessible ATM network in which transactions are either free or reimbursed by the financial institution. You might feel more secure using the ATM at a bank branch than one at a convenience store or gas station.

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Google Pay in Germany

Other features in the new and improved Google Pay include access to loyalty cards. The new Google Pay is supposed to be in sync with your Google Account. That should make it easier to add banking and credit card information.

Movie, concert, sports, theater, train, bus, and plane tickets will be accessible through the passes tab in Google Pay. That will enable people to use their Google Account as a digital ticket for travel or entertainment.

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Children Need a Basic Income

Fortunately, child poverty can be addressed by simply paying the basic income to everybody regardless of age. This would be a true Universal Basic Income that would help the entire family – not just the children.
Another use parents can make is to put the basic income into a bank account as a college savings. Most importantly, the money would be going to parents, not to social workers and other bureaucrats. It would be more likely to benefit the kids directly where they live.

A country should be judged on what it does for children and how it supports parents. By those standards, America is doing a terrible job. A nation that refuses to support the most important workers of all; parents in the most important job of all, parenting deserves to fail.

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The Dangerous Stupidity of American Unilateralism

Beyond Congress, Trump’s predecessors and their enablers in the media need to be singled out. Unilateralism has been America’s foreign policy for the past 26 years since the end of the Cold War. We live in what might be called “The Age of Unilateralism.

Given present-day American political realities I imagine we will be stuck with the unilateralist foreign policy and the death toll it racks up for the foreseeable future.

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Is Yahoo! Japan planning to buy 40% of a Cryptocurrency Exchange?

It is not clear if either Softbank or Verizon is interested in cryptocurrency, although the Yahoo! Japan move might be their way of testing the altcoin waters. At least company BitMinutes is developing a utility token that can be used to buy airtime for mobile phones. Verizon might be considering developing its own token for smartphones.

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Trump Impeachment Odds have increased

It looks as if bettors do not take the possibility of a Trump impeachment that seriously. Perhaps the rest of us should take notice.

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Do the Antivirus Programs for Windows XP Actually Work?

The good news is that there are a few good very antivirus programs that work well on XP. The bad news is that these programs are few and far between – so you will have to search for them. To make life easier we have listed a few of these programs here.

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Should Disney buy 21st Century Fox?

Fox’s assets include the movie and TV rights to Marvel Comics’ most successful superhero team the X-men,[i] another a-list Marvel Superhero; The Wolverine, The Simpsons, Deadpool, The X-Files, Kung Fu Panda, Independence Day, Alien, Assassin’s Creed, The Kingsman, Planet of the Apes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and a variety of other franchises. There’s also a library of classic movies and TV shows including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 24, Archer, The Shield, and MASH.

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Goldman Sachs is on a Roll

A nightmare for GS would be competitors trying to label it as Trump’s bank or racist. Goldman Sachs will need to address the Trump links and find some way to distance itself from the President. If it cannot those political ties might damage the business.

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