I am a raging progressive and a writer. I received Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Arts with a Secondary teaching certificate and a minor in Physics. I taught for about ten years, then did various jobs including welding,fabrication and traffic engineering, and am now retired.
I am interested in science, energy, the environment, and architecture.
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To me faith is not simply religious. Faith is the belief in a God but also belief in a philosophy, an ideology, a person, a movement, a political party, or a theory Religious people have faith that there is … Continue reading
In today’s world, we are hyper polarized. When one side makes arguments for or against something it often devolves into logical fallicies in an effort to mislead. It is important to know how to argue logically and to recognize … Continue reading
Issue: Epidemic of deaths due to overdoses and increased numbers of addicted people since the 1990’s. Cause: Research and development of new opioid drugs by pharmaceutical companies with the intent of making drugs that are less effective at producing euphoria … Continue reading
When America sent people to the moon we were considered pretty smart as a nation. This was considered a “Giant Leap for Mankind”. At that time we were mainly driven by competition from the Soviet Union, which had an excellent … Continue reading
More and more people on the left and on the right are finding the concept of a guaranteed minimum income to be acceptable. Conservatives say that if they gave the poor a certain amount of money, that they could eliminate … Continue reading
The world runs on fossil fuels today, but they are running out. By far the cheapest easiest and quickest way to produce power is not to use it. Conservation efforts and using less energy means that power companies don’t have … Continue reading
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used as an economic indicator of the nation’s health. Is it effective in that function? The GDP simply measures how much the nation spends. But is all spending equal? Is spending money on bombs … Continue reading