• Social Topics

    HPV Vaccine: Contents and Dangers

    The HPV vaccine is used to guard against the Human Papillomavirus and was first introduced in 2006. There are two HPV vaccines used in the United States, Cerverix and Gardasil. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends a total of three doses, two of which should be given before the child’s 15th birthday and the third given 6-12 months after. Though, ideally, the CDC recommends all children aged 11-12 should start the vaccine schedule. According to the CDC, HPV is contracted through sexual contact. They also state that virtually everyone has at least one type of HPV. They then go on to say that, “Most people with HPV…

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    WNBA “Pay Gap”

    A’ja Wilson and Kayla McBride, both players in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), are just two of many players that have been making a stink about how “little” they are payed. This topic was raised when JeBron James’ new $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers was made public during the 2018 offseason. Wilson and McBride both think the WNBA’s players deserve more than 20% of the league’s total revenue. As I have pointed out before, the WNBA only made $52.4 million during the 2017-18 season. This number includes ticket sales, television contracts, and possibly the subsidy that the NBA bestows upon them each season in order to…

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    Respect in Relationships

    I saw a clip on YouTube today that featured men hitting women back. Many of the women appeared to be the girlfriends or wives of the men they physically attacked. Now, the video gives little context in most cases so it is mostly unknown why these women thought they should lash out against the men in this way. However, the women did soon regret it as the men, who would take the abuse for a time, would eventually get sick of it and start hitting back. Watching this video I couldn’t help but think about the role respect plays in a relationship, especially a romantic one. Why People Need Respect:…

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    The WNBA isn’t a Viable Business

    The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) was founded on April 24th, 1996. The initial idea of having a women’s professional basketball team wasn’t unsound. The National Basketball Association (NBA) was very popular at the time, so it made sense to make a women’s version. However, 22 years later we can now see that the WNBA never developed into a feasible business. Attendance and Viewership: In 2018 the average attendance for a WNBA game was 6,721, which is an all-time low. When this is compared to the 2018 average attendance of the NBA, which was 17,987 and lead to a record total of over 22 million for the season, we can…

  • Off Topic Posts

    My First Complete Pokemon Card Collection

    I got into Pokemon cards when my kids became interested in them. When they started buying them and requesting them as birthday gifts I figured I too should have a deck so that I could play with them. What started as a way to stay involved with my kids turned into an interest of my own. I found myself purchasing booster packs and starter decks in an effort to get stronger and more useful cards. It eventually turned into a collecting hobby for me. I now have a complete set, called Steam Siege, numbering a total of 116 cards. This is the first complete set of anything I have ever…

  • Social Topics

    Don’t Focus on Race

    Almost every day I see a news article mentioning something about race. I also frequently hear about how a certain actor or actress isn’t the right race for a movie role. Teams in the National Football League are required to interview at least one minority candidate for head coach whenever they are in search of a new one. Only a Native American can dress like Pocahontas or Sitting Bull, if anyone else does this they are guilty of “cultural appropriation.” Politicians talk about getting the black vote and Hispanic votes. When there aren’t enough black actors nominated for awards people send out hashtags such as,  “#oscarssowhite.” All of this focus…

  • Politics

    Is Jeff Flake a…Flake?

    Jeff Flake is the Arizona state Representative that cast his vote as a “Yes” for Brett Kavanaugh during the confirmation hearing on Saturday, on the condition that a week long FBI investigation took place before his official confirmation. However, in an interview on 60 Minutes, Flake admitted that an FBI investigation would likely change nothing. Why then, would he request such a thing? Well, short of pandering to Democrats and the Main Stream Media who have both attacked Judge Kavanaugh relentlessly ever since the allegations of sexual assault were made against him, I have no clue. Making the request had no conservative motivation, no other conservatives were calling for it,…