The Space Amendment

The Space Amendment

How The United States Can Prevent International Conflict Sparked By Its Newly Proposed Space Corps.
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The recent announcement that the United States proposed to create a new branch of the military known as the Space Corps marks a point in history that not only represents the first creation of a new military branch since 1947, it also marks the first military apparatus designed specifically for space. This potential of the militarization, and by extension weaponization, of space poses a threat to the rest of the world by violating the international treaties against the militarization of space; which threatens humanity itself by creating circumstances of self-destruction through technological advances driven by stupidity and ignorance. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-0/space-us...

In anticipation of preventing any potential future that leads to international conflict driven by the militarization of space must be stopped as a means of ensuring national security. By doing any other measure, national security becomes immediately compromised. Therefore, a constitutional amendment prohibiting the weaponization of space, and ensure that all space oriented apparatuses, including the Space Corps, are designed for the preservation of the human species in an organized expansion into space. This amendment can be extended also to deal with the current violation of the Outer-Space Treaty (OST) occurring by US legislation (known as the SPACE Act of 2015) allowing for the privatization of astroids and other celestial bodies; the OST affirms that no nation or private individual can lay claim to any planet or celestial body beyond Earth. The notion of extending privatized perceptions of property into the infinity of the cosmos is beyond asinine and seeds only potential conflict of a pointless materialistic nature in the future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPACE_Act_of_2015

We can continue to be foolishly narrowminded and willfully ignorant to the realities of the infinity of the cosmos; or we can wise up to acknowledging that militarizing and privatizing the cosmos is a fools gambit. It is a physical impossibility to rationally attempt to lay materialistic claim in a privatized format the infinite resource potential of the cosmos. A common critique of capitalism is that it is based on a notion of infinite growth; a critique largely attributed by the reality that capitalism has perpetuated the environmental destruction that has been occurring over the 20th and 21st century. The mismanagement and incompetency of this philosophy that privatizes the world into materialistic potential is shown to be hollow in philosophical rationality because the notion of legitimately controlling capital in manners that are comprehendible to an individual is impossible and one cannot calculate the impact that individual decisions create as actions ripple out into the depths of time. Collective decision-making in terms of economic management is the only capable methodology of organizing resources for the purpose of human civilization in a manner that can expand humanity beyond the limitations of our home planet.

The waste of time and energy through competitive decision making of nations and corporations seeking to gain material rights to resource rich astroids or the implementation of strategic weapons will not result in positive repercussions for our species. The collective efforts of our species, however, has the potential to expand into space in a responsible and rapidly efficient manner that can utilize the coordination of military organizing and planning; as well as the drive to gain access to resources beyond our planet that can help our civilization in a variety of matters, including populating other celestial bodies. It is time to wise up and utilize our technological capabilities to unify current human populations of all nationalities and utilize the fruits of our materialist advantages for the betterment of all.

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An Open Letter to the Person Who Still Uses the "R Word"

Your negative associations are slowly poisoning the true meaning of an incredibly beautiful, exclusive word.
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What do you mean you didn't “mean it like that?" You said it.

People don't say things just for the hell of it. It has one definition. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "To be less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one's age."

So, when you were “retarded drunk" this past weekend, as you claim, were you diagnosed with a physical or mental disability?

When you called your friend “retarded," did you realize that you were actually falsely labeling them as handicapped?

Don't correct yourself with words like “stupid," “dumb," or “ignorant." when I call you out. Sharpen your vocabulary a little more and broaden your horizons, because I promise you that if people with disabilities could banish that word forever, they would.

Especially when people associate it with drunks, bad decisions, idiotic statements, their enemies and other meaningless issues. Oh trust me, they are way more than that.

I'm not quite sure if you have had your eyes opened as to what a disabled person is capable of, but let me go ahead and lay it out there for you. My best friend has Down Syndrome, and when I tell people that their initial reaction is, “Oh that is so nice of you! You are so selfless to hang out with her."

Well, thanks for the compliment, but she is a person. A living, breathing, normal girl who has feelings, friends, thousands of abilities, knowledge, and compassion out the wazoo.

She listens better than anyone I know, she gets more excited to see me than anyone I know, and she works harder at her hobbies, school, work, and sports than anyone I know. She attends a private school, is a member of the swim team, has won multiple events in the Special Olympics, is in the school choir, and could quite possibly be the most popular girl at her school!

So yes, I would love to take your compliment, but please realize that most people who are labeled as “disabled" are actually more “able" than normal people. I hang out with her because she is one of the people who has so effortlessly taught me simplicity, gratitude, strength, faith, passion, love, genuine happiness and so much more.

Speaking for the people who cannot defend themselves: choose a new word.

The trend has gone out of style, just like smoking cigarettes or not wearing your seat belt. It is poisonous, it is ignorant, and it is low class.

As I explained above, most people with disabilities are actually more capable than a normal human because of their advantageous ways of making peoples' days and unknowingly changing lives. Hang out with a handicapped person, even if it is just for a day. I can one hundred percent guarantee you will bite your tongue next time you go to use the term out of context.

Hopefully you at least think of my friend, who in my book is a hero, a champion and an overcomer. Don't use the “R Word". You are way too good for that. Stand up and correct someone today.

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News Flash: 'Building The Wall' Is Still A Dumb Idea And Always Will Be

The government is still partially shutdown because of funding for the wall. Really?

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A man who is a strong supporter of building the wall told me this metaphor: If you don't want the wrong people walking into your backyard, you put a fence up. We don't want the wrong people coming to America, so we put a wall up. I respect people's political beliefs, and because of this, I want to share mine.

I believe that President Trump demanding money to build a border wall is dumb.

It's hard to believe so many people really think that this "build a wall" has everything to do about border security. It's just inhumane and wrong.

Literally, the most notorious drug lord of Mexico has shed light about how he smuggles the drug into the U.S. They have brought it through fishing boats, trucks going through the legal point of entry, underground tunnel, but not through unwalled parts. The half of million pounds of narcotics that were secured at the border? They were all al legal points of entry.

I'm saying this because I am a proud daughter of immigrants who crossed the border. The media has portrayed immigrants as these horrible people infiltrating our country. They just want somewhere safe to live to raise their kid.

The conditions of Latin American countries are inexplicable. Communist have risen from the ashes dominating these countries letting people rot on the street starving. There are little to no job opportunities. I haven't seen my family in three years because it is dangerous to go.

The media doesn't tell you this. They don't tell you how many people have gone to the border and returned to Mexico because ICE agents tear gas them.

They tell you that they throw babies over fences to distract border patrol agents. They tell you children are dying because of malnutrition of trekking thousands of miles to get the border. They don't tell you that those same children have been eating unmonitored food with thousands of microorganism some mal some good.

Not all immigrants are not bad people. The notions that all immigrants are criminals is "fake news." It has been a hook, line, and sinker for the Republican Party. There are studies such as one from the journal Criminology showing that places with high undocumented immigrant population does not equal high crime.

Should undocumented citizens attempt to become legal residents of the United States? Absolutely, and that is a problem if they are evading taxes and other legal notions with more consequences.

However, we should not lie to ourselves and act as a wall is to help border security against drugs and crime. It's just a physical quota like 1920s immigration laws. There is a better solution then sacrificing 5.7 billion dollars. Let me translate that: 5,700,000,000 dollars. That is our taxes. As a college student, I rather have those 5.7 billion dollars be translated to scholarship, grants, financial aid, and helping us, the future of this country become the best people we can be. Why build a wall when the future of America, who I personally think is more important can be helped.

I don't come from a rich family, and I don't have the means to afford a college education without loans, so when I hear that the Government can afford to give 5.7 billion dollars for a wall, I have the right to be upset. Tell me I'm wrong, and call me dumb, but this is my unpopular opinion.

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