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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The world today is extremely divided. In the Middle East, people associate more with their religion, culture, and tribe more than they do with their nation. Most of the people in Iraq see themselves as Sunni, or Shiite, as Arab, … Continue reading
Trump has solidly aligned with Saudi Arabia, even though the official religion of Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, is associated with most terrorist organizations. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-yousaf-butt-/saudi-wahhabism-islam-terrorism_b_6501916.html Trump has opposed Iran and railed against the Iranian nuclear deal. That has intensified nationalism in Iran … Continue reading
Dead zones are so named because they are areas in the ocean without any oxygen. Any animals that cannot swim or move out of the area quickly enough will die. There are about 550 dead zones in the oceans today, … Continue reading
This is a very unpleasant thing to discuss and hopefully we will never have to make a decision about that, but if our elected representatives are going to make decisions about torture in our behalf, shouldn’t we at least talk … Continue reading
Many people are concerned about jobs. Most of the good paying manufacturing jobs have been moved to other countries which have cheaper labor and fewer regulations. Many other manufacturing jobs have been lost to automation. So does that mean that … Continue reading