Tag Archives: United States

US Life Expectancy Drops Due to Multiple Factors Caused by Humans

The life expectancy in the United States has always been one of the top in the world for the longest time. It helps that we are a first world country, but in return, we have to deal with first world issues like drug addictions and suicide.

This has resulted in a decrease in the country’s life expectancy, which of course shows that women will most likely outlive men. This is common in most countries in the world, but the average age of life expectancy in the United States will drop to 78.6 years.

That is a decrease of 0.1 years since the previous year. This may seem small to most as we are looking for our next meal at the local grocery store or fast food place, but it has the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) worried.

The CDC noted that overdose deaths have reached an all-time high while the suicide rate has increased by 3.7% since last year.

However, the top ten causes of death have not been affected by these increases and are expected to stay the same unless there is a drastic change.

This information should worry us. Life is getting more stressful and drugs are easier to get than a Juul in California. It is going to take work from us and our government to help prevent suicides and drug overdoses.

 

Why Clinton will Win

I’m reminded of Ricegum every time that I’ve sat down to watch the presidential debates. For those of you who don’t know him, Bryan Le, best known as Rice Gum, is notorious for roasting people and their egos on YouTube. I don’t even feel the need to switch over to Crunchyroll or DramaFever with the way Hillary and Trump go at each other; so far they’ve been the best at keeping me entertained.

In less than 20 days, we’re to see a candidate emerge as the next President of the United States, and, no matter who it is, it’s sure to be historic to say the least. With the mass frustration of having to choose between “the lesser of two evils,” a good percent is leaning towards voting in Gary Johnson’s favor. But is that percentage enough?

This feeling
“Voting for a third-party member means throwing your vote away.”

See, blind trust like that can be a dangerous thing. In case you forgot, we’re not a democracy; we’re a republic. It aggravates me when politicians will refer to us as a democracy, but yet we have a two-party system built that is made to discourage third-party members from rising, and then we have two main candidates that honestly just represent the top one percent, all while spouting nothing but pretty words, or ugly words as well in Donald’s case.

I am a strong supporter of Jill Stein, but we’ve never before had a third-party member become President. And, again, as long as we have an electoral college in place, this nation may never see one. It is true that they’ve come so far in the race, but, in the end, voting for a third-party member means throwing your vote away. Face it. And, yes, Gary Johnson is a third-party member.

The two options that  that leaves us with are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The way I see it, with the amount of disapproval rating Trump’s got, there’s no stopping Clinton from winning the presidency–but that’s just my opinion. Happy voting!

Fill the pews — or say you do

It’s no secret that Americans as a whole are more openly religious than our counterparts in other developed nations. About 79 percent of Americans identify with an organized faith group, and more Americans believe in the devil (and that Barack Obama is a Muslim despite his clarification that he’s Christian) than in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Continue reading Fill the pews — or say you do