Cosmic Rose [Astronomy Magazine]
Lupe Fiasco New Docuseries Celebrates Rapper’s Martial Arts Training [WWD]
Mass arrests drive migrants underground and cut them off from medical care [MSF]
Quantum simulation could help flights run on time [PHYS.org]
Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis [The Guardian]
America’s future will be written in the two mega-states (California & Texas) [The Economist]
Republicans dominate state legislatures. That decides political power in America [Vox]
The global crisis in Conservatism [The Economist]
Marvel’s Blockbuster Machine [HBR]
Cement Produces More Pollution Than All the Trucks in the World [Bloomberg]
Jony Ive made the entire tech world care about design [The Verge]
Marianne Williamson and the rise of the “spiritual but not religious” [Vox]
BMW’s EV concept gets Blade Runner-style sound [TechCrunch]
Batman Through the Decades, In Black and White [NY Times]
South Pole sea ice is now vanishing at an alarming rate, too [MIT Tech Review]
Snoop Dogg Celebrates Himself in ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ [Power 106]
Palestine REMIX: You can tell the story too [Al Jazeera]
Mazda Team Joest Breaks Through for First WeatherTech Championship Win, 1-2 Sweep in Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen [IMSA]
Space is the Next Frontier for Museum of the US Air Force [Air Force Magazine]
FIFA 20 [EA SPORTS]
Hello there. It’s July! It’s Summer in full-force. I would like to remind you to use your AC with moderation. Unbeknownst to us, between July and August is when a lot of us use a lot of AC to stay cool, and unfortunately, this causes power grids to go bonkers and shut down. Therefore, try to open the windows, and only turn on the AC when you absolutely need it. Last thing we need are massive power outages because everybody is running the AC. In any case, be sure to check on the elderly and young ones, that they are not too hot, and that they are properly hydrated. Stay in the shades. Stay hydrated. Drink water. You should always prepare before the power goes out.
Various libraries are having summer reading programs. If you have a hard time getting a young one or teenager to get into reading, it’s quite simple. Just find a novel or book they are interested in reading. Then offer them the next book, if they finish their summer reading. Do it soon, do it early. Nobody likes to wait until the last week before September to read the book and finish that book report.
I’m not trying to be a jackass, but you need to keep reminding your young ones about the importance of a good education. Don’t let them slip through the cracks. The reason being, no matter what happens to you, once you graduate, they can never take that away from you. You have a good day, or a bad day? You’ll still have that on your resume. Also, stop freaking out that you didn’t get into your top school (I didn’t get into MIT, but I graduated from The Ohio State University). Public colleges are just as amazing as Ivy Leagues. Don’t be embarrassed about Community College. It should fuel your motivation to transfer to a 4-yr school, if that’s what you’d like to do. Governor Gavin Newsom is planning some big things to make college more affordable for Californians. Take advantage of this. Don’t be disillusioned by quick get-rich-quick money schemes. Focus on your education. Flipping burgers might be infuriating as a teenager, but it will teach you the value of work. Remember my old story of pushing carts in the snow as a Bagger in Ohio? That kind of experience reminds you that you gotta study. Don’t rely on parents forever, because the reason why they invest in you is because someday they expect you to take care of them. Make them proud. You can’t live in a basement playing Xbox and get high forever. Get to work. Do big things. We have amazing young people around the world doing great things.
My biggest concern with so many topics that everybody around the world discuss, is that progress is slow, almost like a snail. Why is that? Well, that’s why voting is important. Stop acting like all the candidates are the same and that “nothing matters” and “all I care about are my taxes.” What’s the point of low taxes, if you can’t pay your bills? If you can’t afford to send your kid to college? You want to have kids? Do you know how much it costs to have a woman in labor in the hospital for a few weeks? Don’t you understand why maybe Healthcare needs revamped?
The Truth is Out There. But, it was right there in front of you. Bernie Sanders has been talking about it for like 40 years. But nobody listened because he was “old” and had mad hair, and people thought he was just yelling at Congress hearings. Well, what happened in 2019? All the other democratic candidates are talking about all these wonderful initiatives like free tuition, medicare for all, immigrants rights, take on Wall Street, so on and so forth. Good Job, boys and girls, but Bernie has been talking about this for 30 years. Where were you all this time? Talk is cheap. We need action. We need policy change. While the Neo-Conservatives almost caused a war in Iran, Senator Sanders wrote an article in Foreign Affairs explaining why (a war with Iran) would be a stupid idea.
We gotta take on the Oil-Cartels. We just gotta do it. Follow in Elon Musk’s footsteps. Keep pushing for EVs and better public transportation. We don’t need to be at the mercy of Oil forever and ever. This is America. Not Saudi Arabia. If you don’t agree, keep driving your hummers with 5 miles to the gallon. But I believe this nonsense has to stop. We gotta remove our dependence from Fossil Fuels.
If you don’t do it for yourself, at least do it for your kids, or your future grandkids.
Dear Leaders of Technology, let’s try this. Can you create some VR video of cities leveled by water, and have a keynote speech at the UN? Maybe if the Administration saw DC underwater, they’d get with the program. Senator Warren had a hearing, she talked to Military Leaders. Our military bases are at risk of being under water. Some fighter jets were damaged and had to be redirected.
I’m trying to stay polite, not that this blog is PG-rated, but I must use the word: Climate Change, is a big fucking deal. So, if you have the power to do something about it, do it, if you think I’m talking about you, I am. The whole G7/G20 is on board, except for you. Don’t wait, just do it.
I am so excited about Armin van Buuren’s new GAIA release “Moons of Jupiter.” My hat is off to you. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen you in concert in Columbus. I love listening to your podcast, and I can’t wait for you to hit 1000 episodes.
I considered J. Cole in the doghouse because of the disrespect of his last album (Who the F names artist “kiLL Edwards?). I will give his new album a listen, hopefully he learned his lesson. Looks like Future also asking for forgiveness in his latest album, I might check it out. Just remember. You guys don’t think you are role models, but you are. So stop glorifying hard drugs to all these young teenagers who listen to your music.
Try to mature a bit. You’ve heard of Dre right? Wu-Tang Clan? They reach millions and millions of people. When you have that kind of gravitas, suddenly you understand what you can do with that power. So, instead of “yeah-yeah-yeah I got a million dollar gold chain” how about “I just heard about T.I. working in conjunction with African-American legislators to do something about mass incarceration and other issues.”
Remember that “Multipliers” book. If you have a multiplier, use it for good. I told you it’s a big responsibility.
X-Men Dark Phoenix was great, the ending definitely made me cry. I’m not embarrassed to say. Just saw the new Spider-Man: Far From Home, it was superb! Plus, we are less than a month away from the new Fast & Furious.
Hope everybody had a great Independence Day! I got to see the fireworks at the local Baseball stadium, it was awesome.
Until Next Time!