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What Do We Do Now?


The word “Polio” was once among the most frightening words a parent could hear. Children who had been perfectly healthy would, after contracting the disease, be either killed or severely crippled for life. In the summer, even the hint of

Posted in Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, March of Dimes, Polio

Pointless Argument


The former NFL football player, Bubba Smith, died this week. After his football career he acted in the Police Academy films. He also appeared in some commercials for “Miller Lite” beer which featured people “arguing” about the reason to buy

Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, Leadership

Obama and Jobs


The June, 2011 job figures showed very weak job creation and the unemployment rateĀ is now at 9.2%. Another, more comprehensive measure (called U6) is now at 16.2%. There are two axioms about the President and the economy. First, the public

Posted in Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Presidency

The Real War


The Animal Planet cable network has been running the program Whale Wars. The show traces the action of a group of volunteers who have given themselves the mission of stopping whaling. Their leader is Paul Watson. He was an early

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Posted in Environment, Government

The Jilted Voter


The “Tea Party” voters are people who have been jilted by one of America’s major political parties and never felt wanted, or at home, in the other party. They largely overlap the “Reagan Democrats” but became more frustrated as they

Posted in Blue-collar, culture wars, education, Environment, Politics, Racism, Tea Party

Fire and the Wheel


The first two major inventions, or skills, mankind acquired were fire and the wheel. The first epitomizes the ability to manage the forces and energies of nature for our benefit. The second is a simple version of machinery which shaped

Posted in Blue-collar, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs

Where to Cut


President Obama named a “Deficit Commission” headed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. They failed to come up with the necessary votes so they forwarded no recommendations to Congress. Since their ideas are likely to be ignored, I feel I

Posted in Environment, Government, Government Programs, Jobs
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