Derrick Szpotek

19 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Likes | 2 Followers | @DerrickSzpotek | I am 47 yrs old, work for myself as a FOREX trader. I believe in God, and follow my beliefs with prayer and action when I am able. I am clean and sober also.

Legalizing marijuana is a hazy question once you've seen addiction up close

"I've spilt more than you've smoked," my brother-in-law, let's call him Marty, bragged to my husband in the throes of his addiction.<p>A measure to legalize recreational marijuana is heading toward the California ballot in November. Marty would have been thrilled — but then, he didn't bother much with …

Siblings

This new Yamaha motorcycle is a modern classic

With its classic aesthetics and up-to-date technology, the XSR is exactly the kind of modern bike that appeals to a vintage enthusiast like me.<p>While I love older motorcycles, I'm not a purist. I've been seeking a modern bike with all the technology, comforts, and performance to satisfy my everyday …

Motorcycles

Watching a SpaceX Rocket Land on a Drone Barge Never Gets Old

We usually see rocket launches and landings from above. But there’s something about seeing the whole thing happen from the ground-up that’s just so …

Barack Obama Once Proposed Cutting Social Security. Here’s What Changed His Mind.

Sometimes, activism works.<p>WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama announced his support this week for expanding Social Security benefits, it was nothing less than a sea change. Progressive activists claimed credit for the move as both a clear nod to their power in the age of Sens. Bernie Sanders …

With Cruz Out, Will Donald Trump Be Able To Capture Republican Evangelical Vote?

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention about whether Republican evangelical voters will coalesce around Donald Trump now that he is the de facto GOP nominee.<p>Transcript<p>LYNN NEARY, HOST:<p>One of the groups that helped push Trump over the top in Indiana was white …

Donald Trump won't bail out Puerto Rico

Donald Trump says Puerto Rico has "far far too much debt," and the U.S. government shouldn't bail out the island.<p>The presumptive Republican presidential nominee calls himself the "king of debt." His long career has included four bankruptcy filings by his companies. But he says Puerto Rico has gone …

For John Kasich, it was about the journey

<b>Columbus, Ohio (CNN) —</b> "They were absolutely magic," John Kasich said Wednesday, as he announced that he was dropping out of the presidential race.<p>He was talking about the more than 200 town halls he'd held -- from the small towns of New Hampshire to New York and San Francisco.<p>These unpredictable …

FBI chief to Detroit: 'Don't freak out' about terrorism

Cuba rebukes Obama's call for change but will nix dollar tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuba's government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama's plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the …

Cuba

Silicon Valley's young tech workers are betting that this 1960s technology will let them live forever

<b>This is Episode 9 of Real Future, Fusion’s documentary series about technology and society. More episodes available at realfuture.tv.</b><p>In a nondescript …

Wall Street is obsessed with this technology that no one quite understands — here's the best explanation we've seen

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

The Riskiest Signings of NFL Free Agency so Far

There isn't a riskier way of player acquisition in the NFL than free agency, when teams spend millions and millions on players that other teams let go.<p>That isn't to say free agency can't be used wisely. The best teams draft, develop and retain their own talent while picking their spots on the open …

Tesla has finally fixed a huge problem with one of its most important features

The Roadster redefined what an electric car could be, the Model S redefined what an electric luxury sedan could be, and the recently arrived Model X is trying to redefine what an electric crossover SUV can be.<p>Tesla, however, has always dropped the ball on one essential feature of modern …

Tesla