What We've Been Up To
Watch out for Pokemon Go Players! They’re all over the place, with their faces glued to their phones in search of Pokemon. While the Pokemon has been around for decades, the new app is taking the world by storm. People from all walks of life are finding themselves under the enchantment of the game.
America. The Land of the Free. For hundreds of years, immigrants from all corners of the world have flocked here in search of freedom; freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and even freedom to love and marry whom they please. The United States is the glowing symbol of liberty, with promises of equal rights for every citizen, and the opportunity shape your future in any way that you choose. But how much of this is propaganda, and what is the true reality for Americans? Are we really as free as we would like to believe, or has “liberty and justice for all” become just a cliche?
In the US, the average cost to raise a child ranges from a little over $12K to almost $15K each year. That’s a lot of resources for someone not quite tall enough to reach the kitchen sink. Housing accounts for about 30 percent of those costs, but unless you planned on living out in the open wild, you would incur that expense anyway.
Abortion is a major issue in the US. Where you stand on the topic could be the deciding factor in how you choose your friends, which businesses you support, and how you elect candidates to government. For decades, this controversial issue has been the focus of both politicians and activists alike.
Since as early as 1856, several states have been involved in the approval or banning of abortions for mothers in the first trimester, but it wasn’t until 1890 that the American Medical Association (AMA) got involved in the matter. This enabled women to seek legal abortions when birth would endanger their lives.