We take a wild left turn and give our take on the super easy topics of the United States and what it represents, DACA and Immigration reform, and Religion as a whole.
00:43 Class talk – Varun talks about a programming class that he just completed.
6:54 Varun talks about looking for a new job.
9:58 We barely start talking about our differences in setting and accomplishing goals.
11:42 Varun talks about his citizenship struggles.
25:37 Fact Check: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reported 689,800 active DACA recipients as of Sep 4, 2017.
28:36 Fact Check: From 2013-2018, 92 veterans were deported according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Andrew: What I find even more disturbing than the number of deportations is the decline in noncitizen enlistments and commissions in the military. I am sure that the numbers fluctuate from year to year and that there may not be enough data presented to accurately say that noncitizens aren’t joining the military anymore, but, in the backdrop of the current political climate in the U.S., I hope that noncitizen recruitments bounce back. The key to continued military success is maintaining diversity.
29:54 Andrew gets patriotic in the most patronizing way.
45:14 UFC 249
53:18 Eddie Bravo youtube rabbithole
1:06:54 Religion talk
1:20:50 President & Congressional salaries
Fact Check: Congressmen with no other formal titles earn $174k annually.
Fact Check: The President makes $400k with additional perks.
Congressmen can receive pensions after 5 years of service once they reach 62 at ~8% of the average of their highest 3 years of congressional salary.
1:43:02 Terraforming Mars
1:45:54 Andrew talks about home maintenance that he has completed and others that are upcoming: pressure washing the exterior of the house and cleaning the dryer.