Why this next Star Wars movie is so importantPosted 6 years Ago

Paul, nothing we have done with regards to technological advances and human innovation resembles star wars in any way. It was not star wars or any other science fiction story which truly inspired space exploration. Most of our exploration was a result of technological advances after World War Two and our competition with the Soviet Union during the cold war to determine who has rights to space and the moon. Star Wars and other sci-fi movies were so appealing in society because the graphics were unlike anything scene before not because they inspired space exploration.
It does not matter whether the new star wars appeals to children or adults. There is enough information, and plenty of other sci-fi movies which can offer some inspiration to explore space if that is what you believe. The reality is that not many who have explored space or pursue astronomy look at star wars for inspiration. They are more grounded in discovering what is beyond this world and not with how sci-fi applies to their discoveries.
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The US Education System is BrokenPosted 6 years Ago

Our country is deteriorating and continues to weaken each day! We are weakening because as a first world nation, the United States of America has one of the poorest education systems. We must drastically reform this system to better compete with our rivals who are taking away American jobs! No American wants to see the country lose its positioning as the world"s super power, but as our society"s education system weakens and becomes less affordable, America is becoming the land of the unskilled laborer, and home of the unemployed.
How can we fix our problem? The best way to do so is to substantially increase teacher and professor salaries by roughly 50% in order to draw larger masses of intelligent minds into the profession. Lets face it, does a job that pays forty grand a year attract bright minds who can instill the value and importance of education into young minds? Next, we must make all state and community colleges free to all those who qualify for admission. Now how will we pay for this additional expense? As tax paying citizens and residents we all have an obligation to ensure the success of our future generations, and therefore, all taxable income should be taxed an additional 2% in order to subsidize tuition for all state and community colleges. In addition, there should be another 10% tax on the super wealthy.
The 2% tax on all taxable income is a tax to ensure that everyone is contributing to our country"s prosperity, which will eventually benefit all citizens. Strategically taxing the super wealthy is of utmost importance because our country faces one of the largest wealth inequalities since the late 19th Century. When 75.4% of the nations wealth is in the hands of the top 1%, we have a closer resemblance to Somalia then a first world democratic society. Seriously, how are the top 100 richest Americans each worth over 10 billion dollars or more? Therefore, everyone should pay for America"s future and the super wealth should pay a little extra.
My proposal is bold, but it makes logical sense; improving the education system by attracting better teachers and making education more affordable will have a broad, yet positive impact on our society. Improving this system will lead to better jobs for our citizens, which will then increase tax revenue and reduce our country"s massive deficit. Changing this system must be implemented because our economy has changed and we must all change accordingly. We are no longer a manufacturing economy, but rather a service economy, and the only way to be successful in this sector is to promote an educated middle class
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How would you "fix" the education system?Posted 6 years Ago

Our country is deteriorating and continues to weaken each day! We are weakening because as a first world nation, the United States of America has one of the poorest education systems. We must drastically reform this system to better compete with our rivals who are taking away American jobs! No American wants to see the country lose its positioning as the world"s super power, but as our society"s education system weakens and becomes less affordable, America is becoming the land of the unskilled laborer, and home of the unemployed.
How can we fix our problem? The best way to do so is to substantially increase teacher and professor salaries by roughly 50% in order to draw larger masses of intelligent minds into the profession. Lets face it, does a job that pays forty grand a year attract bright minds who can instill the value and importance of education into young minds? Next, we must make all state and community colleges free to all those who qualify for admission. Now how will we pay for this additional expense? As tax paying citizens and residents we all have an obligation to ensure the success of our future generations, and therefore, all taxable income should be taxed an additional 2% in order to subsidize tuition for all state and community colleges. In addition, there should be another 10% tax on the super wealthy.
The 2% tax on all taxable income is a tax to ensure that everyone is contributing to our country"s prosperity, which will eventually benefit all citizens. Strategically taxing the super wealthy is of utmost importance because our country faces one of the largest wealth inequalities since the late 19th Century. When 75.4% of the nations wealth is in the hands of the top 1%, we have a closer resemblance to Somalia then a first world democratic society. Seriously, how are the top 100 richest Americans each worth over 10 billion dollars or more? Therefore, everyone should pay for America"s future and the super wealth should pay a little extra.
My proposal is bold, but it makes logical sense; improving the education system by attracting better teachers and making education more affordable will have a broad, yet positive impact on our society. Improving this system will lead to better jobs for our citizens, which will then increase tax revenue and reduce our country"s massive deficit. Changing this system must be implemented because our economy has changed and we must all change accordingly. We are no longer a manufacturing economy, but rather a service economy, and the only way to be successful in this sector is to promote an educated middle class!
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