JETLAG RADIO 122 | BENKYO RADIO 108 | LAMBDA/QUANTUM/GT/TECHNO RADIO 012

  • DRC Ebola outbreak response struggling one year on [MSF]

  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren defend big, bold ideas [The Economist]

  • How to eat well while living under siege (Gaza) [The Economist 1843 Magazine]

  • Stopping White-Collar Crime at Your Company [HBR]

  • It’s Sentient [The Verge]

  • “No Permanent friends, no permanent enemies”: inside the Sunrise Movement’s plan to save humanity [Vox]

  • Crowdfunded LightSail 2 spacecraft succeeds in flying on sunlight alone [Techcrunch]

  • Instead of practicing, this AI mastered chess by reading about it [MIT Tech Review]

  • Chris Evans slams ‘Fox Nation’ host Tomi Lahren for calling refugee parents ‘s—-ty’ [Business Insider]

  • Solving the mystery behind the world’s famous children’s tale [BBC World]

  • Juul Says It Doesn’t Target Kids. But Its E-Cigarettes Pull Them In. [NY Times]

  • NASA’s TESS Mission Scores ‘Hat Trick’ With 3 New Worlds [NASA]

  • The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks [Nautilus]

  • The global pandemic of anti-Muslim genocial violence [Medium]

  • The Air Force’s Secret SR-72 Spy Plane: Speeds ‘Greater Than Mach 5’ [National Interest]


Hi there! Well, before we realized it, our summer is almost over! Enjoy the month of August before September is here. Spend time with your loves ones. I know the news can be aggravating, well, that’s why you gotta organize. There are 3 candidates I like very much: Senator Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Warren. Right now, the 3 of them are fighting their own campaigns, but I hope they join forces and really get us pumped up for 2020. Remember how hard it is for many folks to vote? That’s because there are some forces that don’t want us Democrats to win. That’s why they’re doing gerrymandering. That’s why Election Day isn’t a national holiday yet. That’s why it’s not a popular vote, and an electoral college vote. I’m not asking the Democrats to play dirty like Republicans, but it’s time to show more cojones. The majority of Americans want all these things that Bernie Sanders has been talking about for a whole generation. Things like a decent salary for teachers, so that they don’t have to spend all their savings on school supplies for their students. Things like free tuition. Why do textbooks still cost a million dollars?

If you are young, and are demoralized with the news, then get involved with the local campaigns. Check out Our Revolution and Swing Left. I did it in college, and so did many others. We knocked on doors, we made phone calls, we had flyers, and we as a collective got Obama elected. Remember, you can’t just inspire people to vote, you gotta lead by example, and that means, come election day, you can’t just expect others to vote on your behalf, you have to vote yourself. You have to show up in your district, and you have to vote. I don’t care if your state is overwhelmingly blue or red, you gotta show up. Don’t you realize that Texas can actually turn blue someday? I mean it’s going to happen. It takes time, but many people are ready to rally behind real candidates, not just idiots who just say “Thoughts and Prayers.” We need real policy change. We need to protect the 2nd Amendment so those folks who like to go hunting for deers on the weekend can still do that, but that nobody should own an assault weapon, or at the very least, doesn’t have a scary amount of bullets in their basements. We gotta say it like it is: why do innocent black men keep getting shot by “accident” but White Nationalists / KKK get this free pass? It’s just not fair. We’re not in the 1950s anymore. We must say enough. Enough is enough. The FBI said they will finally go after White Nationalist groups, so it’s time to do so.

I just saw the new Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, it was amazing! Definitely kept me going until Fast 9 next year. Looking forward to re-watching Avengers: Endgame. It was such a great movie!

I’m currently listening to the new DJ Snake album, and the new Drake release.

I’m reading some Dalai Lama, and the book that’s getting turned into a movie: Ford vs Ferrari.

Until Next Time!

jETLAG RADIO 118 | BENKYO RADIO 092 | LAMBDA/QUANTUM/GT/TECHNO RADIO 010

  • 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.

Catch-22 on Hulu provided an important story that everybody needs to watch. Looking forward to Stranger Things Season 3. Looks like Jack Ryan season 2 is coming soon.

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!