Monthly Archives: November 2011

Economic Deception

It seems to me… “A conservative believes nothing should be done for the first time.”  ~ Thomas Fuller. There isn’t any historical substantiation that tax cuts, especially to the wealthy, result in economic growth.  While funding increases for defense, homeland … Continue reading

Posted in Congressional Budget Office, Deficit, Growth, Medicare, Republican, Social Security, Starve The Beast, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Thanksgiving 2011

It seems to me… “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.”  ~ Irv Kupcinet. The U.S. has this holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November called “Thanksgiving” where once a year we supposedly … Continue reading

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Deficit “Super-Committee” Failure

It seems to me… “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt. [i]Much … Continue reading

Posted in Compromise, Congress, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Economy, GDP, Investment, STEM, Super-Committee, Super-Committee, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Solyndra

It seems to me… “About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”  ~ Will Rogers. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigations … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Conservatives, Energy, Energy and Commerce Committee, Environment, Innovation, Renewable, Research, Solar, Solyndra | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

End of Computers

It seems to me… “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”  ~ Popular Mechanics, 1949. Computers are following a similar development trajectory to many other preceding devices.  The first clocks were sufficiently large to necessitate installation … Continue reading

Posted in Algorithm, Amdahl’s Law, Artificial, Clocks, Cloud, Computers, E-paper, Electronic Ink, Electronic Paper, Intelligence, Moore’s Law, Motors, Predictions, Recognition, Speech, Storage, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Send In The Clowns

It seems to me… “Send in the clowns. Don’t bother they’re here.  ~ A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim, 1973 (recorded by Judy Collins and others). The current crop of Republican Presidential candidates reminds me of these lyrics (though the … Continue reading

Posted in Candidate, Conservatives, Elections, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Ron Paul | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fork In The Trail

It seems to me… “I think the person who takes a job in order to live – that is to say, for the money – has turned himself into a slave.”  ~ Joseph Campbell. A well-known media theorist and author … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Creativity, Employment, Keynes, Kurt Vonnegut, Military-Industrial-Academic Complex, Technology, Vannevar Bush | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments