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Written by: Sal Pezzino -@sp1989

If you were to look at the state of the United States economy, on paper it would seem as though everything is OK. The Dow Jones has been flirting with 16,000, stock prices are soaring, and the unemployment rate keeps going down. The truth is that it is all entirely artificial. Read more of this post

Am I Getting Old, or Are We Just Screwed?

Written by: Sal Pezzino @sp1989

I am 23 years old and have grown up appreciating all of the music, pop culture icons, toys, technology, and the like. The past few years have been strange, I would say it started around the time I started college but I don’t think that has any correlation with the way I have been feeling over the past few years. I have just grown completely dissatisfied with my generation and the things going on around me. Read more of this post

Who is Lying to Generation-Y?

For those who don’t know, Generation-Y is anyone born in the early 1980’s up to and including anyone born before 2005. Many people have dubbed this generation, “Generation Y Me?”, “The Millennials”, and “The Lost Generation”. For the purposes of this article I would like to focus on “The Lost Generation” because I find it to be the most insulting but unfortunately accurate. Read more of this post

Why Cable News is Still Destroying This Country

A while back I wrote an article about how I feel cable news is destroying this country. That article can be found here and in it criticized all of the popular media outlets for polarizing this country so far to the left and right that there is no such thing as middle ground anymore. Read more of this post

Is The Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Good or Bad For The American Economy?

During the Presidential State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. Specifically he said “No one who works full-time, should have to live in poverty.” When its put like that, its pretty hard to disagree with, how could anyone disagree with that? Well, those people are called Republicans. When it comes to proposing an increase to the minimum wage, their trepidations aren’t exactly unfounded and wrong. There are legitimate reasons why an increase to the minimum wage, especially in this economy, is a bad idea. Read more of this post

The Final Word on Guns For 2012

guns The Final Word on Guns For 2012

The subject of heated debate.

Going into 2013, its interesting to reflect back at this past year. A year in which the theme was curiosity, exploration, and advancement, a glaring tarnish must be discussed. With all of the good things that happened in 2012, what cannot be overlooked is how guns and gun violence have left their permanent stamp on this year. Read more of this post

Blame The Shooter, Not The Gun

 Blame The Shooter, Not The Gun

Children being escorted away from the crime scene

Well I am sure everyone knows by now that there was a horrific massacre in Connecticut yesterday. Twenty children were killed, some as young as kindergarten and none older than fourth grade, along with six adults, and the murderer himself. This is an unspeakable tragedy only made worse because of the ages of the victims. A total of twenty-seven people were killed for as far as I am concerned, no reason at all. As of now, no one knows why the killer went on a rampage at an elementary school. He killed his mother first, and then headed towards the school, so as of now the massacre is completely unexplainable. Read more of this post

The Evolution of New York City (VIDEO)

This is a slideshow video that shows how much New York City has changed over its long and storied history. The main lesson to be learned from this video is that the city is always changing, and times can get tough, but New York and New Yorkers will always come back newer and better then ever! Read more of this post

An Atheist Defense of Christmas

 An Atheist Defense of Christmas

A War on Christmas?

Recently there has been a lot of news coverage about a “War on Christmas”. This is nothing new, there has always seemed to be some sort of non-existent war going on between Theists and Atheists. I am openly an atheist, but I still get excited about this time of year. It really is a great time of the year, everything changes for the better. Think about how much the winter would suck if we didn’t have the holidays to look forward to. There just seems to be a different type of excitement this time of year that is inexplicable. Read more of this post

What is The Fiscal Cliff? Is it The End of The American Economy?

Without meaning to sound like an economics or political science professor, we first need to discuss what the Fiscal Cliff is. Many people think that the fiscal cliff is an approaching economic disaster of some sort that has to do with America’s debt and economic policy. That statement isn’t exactly false but the fact still remains the Fiscal Cliff is something entirely different. Read more of this post

Kevin Clash Officially Cleared of All Charges

For all of the people who’s hearts where completely broken by even thinking about Kevin Clash (the voice of Elmo) having sex with an underage boy, can all breathe a sigh of relief, because he has been officially cleared of all charges. Read more of this post

The Freedom of Reason

A few weeks back I told a story about losing my faith and how I came to terms with it. What I didn’t really discuss is how freeing and more beautiful the world is. I mentioned it, but there really is an immense amount of freedom in using logic and reason. Not that people of faith are incapable of using logic and reason, but if you are capable of applying logic and reason to the universe and at least attempt to understand how it all works, everything becomes more beautiful and precious. Read more of this post

Why I Still Think Mitt Romney is Going to Lose This Election

Way back in July, I came to the conclusion that Mitt Romney was going to lose this election.

When I came to that conclusion he still had not picked a vice presidential candidate and he was still pretty far behind in the polls. At the end of August I published a re-post that included Paul Ryan’s selection which only reinforced my main point. Read more of this post

Debate Expectations: Round Two

So needless to say since the last debate there has been a lot of speculation as to who won the first debate between the President and Governor Romney, as well as the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Most of if not all people can agree that the last two debates where some of the most exciting debates we have seen in about twenty years. Read more of this post

Losing My Religion

This is a cautionary tale and one that is not intended to promote or denigrate a specific religion. I used to be an extremely devout catholic. I taught Sunday school, I was a Eucharistic minister, I was an altar server, and I was pretty active in my church. Below I am going to share with you a story that caused me to completely change my outlook on life. It truly was a moment in my life when I realized that everything I believed might be wrong and that you should never approach anything blindly. Read more of this post