There's a lot of people on here with very good investigative skills and often have a lot of motivation to do actual research rather than take what
is being spoon fed to us. I'd like to see if there is any interest in finding some serious topics of interest that members could do research into
and collaboratively come to some sort of conclusion.
Now I suggest to stay away from politics unless it can be designed in a debate format, like the pro's/cons of a topic. A lot of threads are already
like this to a large extent but they often rely on anecdotes from members, questionable sources and other similar issues. There are a lot of
problems facing the country which I have little faith in the government (largely due to the backing of lobbiests and pandering to the voters) to come
up with workable solutions.
IDK if there are any other sites where this kind of collaborative research work is done, it seems like it could be modeled after the open source
software community - at least as a starting point, and maybe some smart people might stumble into each other and come up with some useful ideas.
I know we have the Skunkworks section but that really seems like niche topics, often not even covered by the MSM and on the verge of "tinfoil hat"
classification. I'm not talking about who killed JFK or if a UFO really crashed at Rosewell (there's already sites dedicated to those). I'm
current social, social-economic, government issues,
education - public vs private vs charter vs homeschool), school curriculum, school provided meals, sports in school
College education - paying sports players - seperating sports from acedemic institution (have "associated teams" where students don't have to take
fake classes but they get paid to be on the team) - affirmative action & related issues, cheating admittance scandal & more
healthcare - single payer, complete "socialized care" meaning everyone is covered, ACA benefits/drawbacks, etc),
Law enforcement - having police publish all arrests online w/n 24 hours on their website & a centralized - state and or federal, use of force,
personal liability of officers, accessibility of body/car cams & making recordings unalterable w/ redundant backups, publishing daily crime reports
(citations, arrests, reports, etc) and 9/11 calls - like where crimes are being reported, descriptions of suspects, etc
Alternative & "green" energy vs fossil fuel - viability of nuclear, effects of wind and solar. Cost down the road to manufacturing when entry to
market is prohibitively expensive b/c they have to build own power plant instead of buying power from coal/nat gas/nuclear plant (when we are talking
about a 500MWH/day, that would be impossible for that business to start - examples are aluminum/steel manufacturing, heavy equipment manufacturing
(catapillar, John deere, etc).
Technology & it's intrusiveness in life -social media, google phone & what's app - keeping written log of everything you say! What if you are on the
phone with an attorney or doctor? What happens to the confidentiality? Or husband/wife (can they take the 5th against each other since a 3rd party
has transcript of their conversation & be compelled to testify against spouse?) There are a lot of landminds that have been set and I'm scared that
no one in the media has even bothered to report on these things and the general public doesn't care b/c they think it will never effect them until it
hits them in the face like a sledge hammer swung by Ser Gregor Clegane (The Mountain from Game of Thrones - real name: Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson,
Child rearing in a changing world - traditions to keep, things that should be changed, things that were better in the past, things that are a major
failure in today's world
Poverty - from urban to poor rural/mountain areas - health care coverage for these people (access is often difficult, especially for rural), hospital
& doctor "deserts" as well as food deserts (healthy) in urban areas. poverty & crime (chicken & egg). Resources & where they are available & not
available. Effects of voting (distance to polls, availability of travel, ID's, etc)
SPLC, ADL & other NGO's with too much power to criminalize our own citizens - these are unelected people who can put anyone on a terrorist watch list
and ignore those with whom they agree!
2nd amendment & ALL it entails - should felons loose right to own guns after they have paid their debt? (shall not be infringed) Is it legal to ban
ANY firearm? (even full auto and large caliber - 20mm+) - Are concealed carry permits even legal to require? (there's no talk about obtaning a
license to bear arms...) - theres much more here as well.
I'll stop, but as you can see, there are some serious issues we face and when we allow the MSM to cover this, we are left arguing over the false
narratives they feed us. It's time to research on our own, come up with our own conclusions, maybe submit it to the MSM and podcasts (after being
reviewed and polished by the group). Allow the media to respond to actual cited sources (backed up with more sources & possible interviews). This
would be GREAT practice for anyone going into college or in college b/c you might not even get this kind of experience in most college studies - just
the pre-packaged & stamped curriculum
So what say you? This can be done off site, we can start a group on another site to do the research but this is a good place to find people from both
sides of the isle, and honestly that is what i want, people to tell me I'm wrong and why, so I can better learn my viewpoint and rethink my
If there are takers, I'd like to see some publication on youtube of the view from both sides so we can get feedback from YT viewers - just an idea
Who's coming with me? Any takers?