Stumptalk: The Magic of Feedback Control
Very few people are aware of the scientific and mathematical foundation of the American industrial enterprise, the source of her exceptionalism.
LION AND THE LAMB: ‘They’ have ‘theirs’
Our choices in life begin in early childhood. Parents and other family members are usually the first source of influence in forming our attitudes and opinions about others. Hatred, intolerance, racism, bigotry and sexism are things children learn. They are not born with them. Very young children don’t understand things like “love, compassion, integrity, tolerance, human decency and truth,” either. They are all taught!
WE THE PEOPLE: Deep-sixing the death penalty
Capital punishment has had a varied history in our nation. It has been carried out in different ways down through the years: by rifle squad, noose hanging, gas chamber, electric chair and lethal injection.
TIDBITS: There was life before Google
Gather around, boys and girls. I have a tale to tell that you may find too far fetched. You’ll think I’m pulling your leg. You’ll demand I stop fooling. But what I’m about to tell you is the honest-to-goodness truth.
STUMPTALK: What if and remember when
What if subsidies for corn, sugar, and dairy products were eliminated? Would farmers stop planting corn and sugar? Would dairy farmers stop producing milk?
Gary's World: Old radio sparks thoughts of history
A wonderful find at a yard sale recently left me pondering and reflecting about American history.
We the People: Putinitis and Progress
Success or a failure in the Syrian mess rests on the shoulders of our first black president. If the process he started with Russia succeeds, President Obama will be praised despite the constant critics who were nagging him to do something. When he made a plan to stop the gassing his critics behaved like grade-school bullies who had found another thing to whine about.
Lion and the Lamb: An exceptional nation?
An animated debate has been going on in our nation the past several weeks on whether to use a diplomatic solution or military force to remove the threat of chemical weapons in Syria.
Tidbits: Vacation, gotta get away
I'm back at work on Monday morning, scrambling to write my weekly column before deadline. I usually try to get these written the week before so that I don't set myself up for a Monday morning meltdown.
Stumptalk: The cause of the current scandals
Does anyone expect Congress to find a “smoking gun” in any of the scandals being investigated? Some of the current politicians have shown multiple instances of ineptitude and an inability to perform their duties but even the least intelligent public servant appears to be smart enough not to leave a paper trail of their criminal, or quasi criminal, behavior that might lead to the president.
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