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Fri Aug 28, 2015
In reply to: Tahuaya Armijo #3 What we need is a small excise tax on high-tech, to support NASA, NOAA, and similar agencies. This would be on all cell/smart phones, computers, internet service, cell-phone service, etc. The money raised would be a dedicated source for those non-def …
Internet search for time travelers turns up nothing ... this time
Thu Jan 2, 2014
In reply to: Chuck W #12 History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy …
Frustration, support for workers on social media over delivery delays
Thu Dec 26, 2013
If their truck drivers have been working that many hours a day, isn't that a violation of Federal regulations designed to keep sleepy drivers off the road?
Marriage dilemma: Is it better to be happy — or right?
Tue Dec 17, 2013
I believe in "situational leadership". In each kind of situation, control goes to whichever partner knows more about it. Sometimes He takes control, sometimes She does. Unfortunately, my ex-wife didn't agree with that.
Can software be patented? Supreme Court to decide
Fri Dec 6, 2013
My own opinion is that only software that is essential to, and obligative of, a hardware device, should be patentable. Let's say someone invents a device for storing electric energy that involves both chemical storage batteries, and ultracapacitors. Recent news indicates that this is a good co …
New York lawsuit seeks 'legal personhood' for chimpanzee
Tue Dec 3, 2013
Personhood should only be granted to beings of a fully-sapient species. On this Earth now, Homo Sapiens is the only such fully-sapient species.
Independent Scotland would keep queen, pound and TV shows but create own military
Tue Nov 26, 2013
It has been said that "An Englishman is a person who lives on an Island in the North Sea -- ruled by Scotsmen." Why would the Scots want to give up their control of England?
From 'Seinfeld' to 'Call of Duty': Unexpected places where JFK appears
Fri Nov 15, 2013
There was a somewhat-confusing two-part episode of the TV series Quantum Leap, in which Sam leaps into the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, but in the end Sam leaps into Secret Service Agent Clint Hill to save Jackie Kennedy from being shot, too. Not one of their better episodes.
China's Communist Party promises 'unprecedented' reform - but will it deliver?
Sat Nov 9, 2013
China needs a complete reform reform in their form of government. Notice that all the larger countries in the world -- except China -- have federal governments. India, the United States of America, Russia, and Brazil have huge areas and huge populations, and are federal republics.
When insurers drop policies: Three stories
Fri Nov 1, 2013
The President promised that, if you like your present plan, you can keep it. If that is not true in your case, then take the difference between what you will be paying, and what you had been paying, and send a bill for that difference to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC, and ask that it …
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