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 Trump Effect started out as an entirely negative thing. Teachers started complaining that their students were bullying other kids. Minority and Muslim kids were afraid. the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project found that: “Ninety percent of educators report … Continue reading
In previous administrations, the United States placed pressure on every country it dealt with to improve their human rights records. Ronald Reagan said, “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.” We were considered … Continue reading
Like most things today Immigration reform has become extremely political. Conservatives think of immigrants as murderers, rapists, and job stealers, who soak up government giveaways and are harmful to the country. Liberals on the other hand see immigrants as hard … Continue reading
After WWII the United States set up around 2000 bases in foreign countries. Why did we do that? “The establishment of military bases abroad enable a country to project power, e.g. to conduct expeditionary warfare, and thereby influence events abroad. Depending on … Continue reading