Category Archives: Current Events/Political Issues

The Coronavirus Diaries Part 4

It has been about 5.5 months since the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, infected the human race and subsequently wreaked havoc around the globe. As of June 17th, there are 8,320,288 confirmed cases world wide and 447.628 deaths. In the … Continue reading

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Contagion vs Coronavirus

This past weekend I watched the 2011 movie Contagion, which has recently become popular again due to the current state of the pandemic. I found it very interesting the number of similarities between the movie and real life in 2020. … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries Part 3

It has been almost 5 months since the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, infected the human race and subsequently wreaked havoc around the globe. As of May 23rd, there are 5,267,452 confirmed cases world wide and 339,949 deaths. In the … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries Part 2

It has been about 4 months since the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, infected the human race and subsequently wreaked havoc around the globe. As of April 29th, there are 3,190,743 confirmed cases world wide and 227,368 deaths. In the … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries Part 1

It has been about 3.5 months since the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, infected the human race and subsequently wreaked havoc around the globe. As of April 15th, there are 2,060,927 confirmed cases world wide and 134,354 deaths. In the … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant (1978-2020)

There likely won’t be any information in this blog that hasn’t already been said, but as a passionate NBA fan who started watching basketball in the prime of Kobe’s career, I felt it necessary to weigh in. I began really … Continue reading

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Reaction to the 2016 Presidential Election

Back in August I wrote the following blog on the Trump Effect: https://jpierro21blog.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/the-trump-effect/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true. I mention this because it is the main reason for the result of the presidential election. Donald Trump didn’t necessarily win the election based on specific policies … Continue reading

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The Trump Effect

The greatest thing the United States of America ever accomplished was managing to convince its citizens that they live in a country ruled by democracy and freedom. We’re only free to live our lives within the limitations of the government … Continue reading

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Massachusetts’ Under-the-Radar Epidemic

It’s almost hard to believe that this situation can be described as “under-the-radar”, despite Governor Deval Patrick declaring a state of emergency in March of 2014. A little over a year later, things have only gotten worse in Massachusetts and … Continue reading

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Sex vs. Violence: the Media Contradiction

One of the more blatant contradictions of today’s media (and that’s saying a lot) is the attitudes towards sex and violence. On the one hand, violence is borderline glorified with movies, TV shows, video games, and even the news making … Continue reading

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