Fred Schilling

Storms

My home state of Missouri/Illinois saw crucial tornadic like winds up to 100 mph. The local meteorologist in Missouri described these widespread storms as Derecho.

I am not a storm chaser, so of course, I had to look it up. What in the world is Derecho?

Well here you go, Derecho: The National Weather Service defines a derecho as a widespread, long-lived windstorm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms.

I was like here we go with these storm names. Just a few months ago, California experienced a pattern called El Nino, it was a catastrophic blend of flooding, damaging wind and hurricanes. As a result, 18 people died and millions were without power and experienced mudslides and flooding

Yet, Derecho did just as much damage, right before the Fourth of July holiday, which falls on Tuesday.In Missouri, a five-year-old boy and a woman were tragically killed within the storm’s devastating path. My heart goes out them, and those who were left without power.

Shootings:

The last thing that we needed right before the holiday, was another mass shooting. This time it was in Baltimore, where 30 people were shot and 2 others died from their injuries.

Details of the shooting are very sketchy, but the authorities do believe that there was more than one shooter. And most of the victims at a neighborhood block party were under 18.

In accordance, this is a sad tragedy, and mainly the reason why I don’t do large crowds anymore. My heart goes out to the victims.

Moreover, please enjoy your holiday, drive safely and use caution when lighting fireworks.

Affirmative Action:

We have several African-Americans sitting on the Supreme Court bench. So, I ask myself what is being done now, that they have slashed affirmative action in pieces?

Affirmative action refers to a policy aimed at increasing workplace and educational opportunities for people who are underrepresented in various areas of our society. In addition, it focuses on demographics with historically low representation in leadership and professional roles.

In retrospect, what does that means now that the Supreme Court has ruled to end Affirmative Action? Because, I have been pondering what to say about this matter for years.

Due to the fact, I felt nothing really has changed, in terms of democracy and bureaucratic behaviors. But who am I, I am just a blogger stating my opinion, in which it will only get read by the ones who care?

More:

Fox News:

According to a new poll, most Americans agree with the crucial Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action, free speech and student loan handouts. This comes, amid controversy over the recent landmark decisions.

SCOTUS concluded Thursday that affirmative action – using race as a factor when deciding college admissions – is in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

An ABC News/Ipsos survey: 52% of Americans agree with the decision. While 32% disapprove of the ruling.

In a 6-3 decision, the court also shot down President Biden’s student loan handout on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.


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