First Debate, a Train Crash, and More of the Same – Tragedies Last Week

America has been depressed for a long time. It’s had many cries for help, but no one listened. Lately, America has been coping with it’s depression in a self destructive way. The nation has been harming itself, just so it could feel something. Friends of the nation have noticed it’s scars, but they’ve ignored it, it’s not their business anyway, America will work it out, it’s just going through a rough patch.

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But last week there were just too many red flags. It may be time for an intervention.

First Presidential Debate

September 26, 2016 -There was a time, I think, when presidential debates were a time for candidates to share their policies and voice their disagreements. There’s be an occasional “gaffe” that would show inconsistencies in a candidates views, or that would expose some unflattering information about a candidate. But now it’s become something that has more in common with a Friars Club roast.

If you’ve been paying attention to anything for the past year, this debate probably turned out like you expected. Hillary spouted perfectly rehearsed one-liners and put downs, while Donald Trump just made shit up that would make people feel the way he wants them to feel. Apparently, Trump had something wrong with his microphone that made his words come out has blatant lies.

Politicians have always lied, but I don’t think they’ve ever done it so blatantly with nearly no backlash.

Probably the most notable thing that happened at the debate was that Donald Trump basically admitted to not paying taxes and said that “makes me smart.” Taxes are kind of like going to the dentist or getting vaccinated. They suck, but it’s best for everyone that you just suck it up and get it over with.

Further Reading: Fortune.com, NPR

Train Crashes in New Jersey

September 27, 2016 -A heavily used commuter train crashed in New Jersey, killing one bystander and injuring many more. The train, which takes commuters from New Jersey to New York City, could not slow down while approaching the terminal and crashed through the structure. An investigation into the crash revealed that an updated safety system could have prevented the accident.

But it’s hard for cities to afford this kind of thing when rich people aren’t paying their taxes.

Further Reading: NBC News, New York Times

More of the Same, Police Kill a Guy in California

September 27, 2016 -An unarmed man, who escaped a dangerous regime in Uganda for the peaceful freedomland that is the US of A, was shot and killed by police outside of a taco restaurant in California.

This particular murder ignited more protests in California, but not quite to the extent of the protests that occurred last week in Charlotte.

But don’t worry, soon enough these murders will become business as usual and they protests and riots will stop.

Further Reading: LA Times

Florida is a Sinkhole

September 29, 2016 -There’s a giant 45-foot-wide sinkhole in Florida. The sinkhole occurred under a place that was sued to dispose of radioactive waste from a fertilizer company. Gallon upon gallons of radioactive waste trickles into Florida’s drinking water as we speak, and it’s been happening for a few weeks too.

So that explains some things about Florida.

Further Reading: ABC News

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