Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weapon Legislation Failure

It seems to me… “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”  ~ Wayne LaPierre, NRA Vice-President. Congress had an opportunity to act responsibly and pass limited gun-related legislation – … Continue reading

Posted in Assault, Civilization, Congress, Control, Crime, Firearm, Gun, Homicides, Homicides, Incidents, National Rifle Association, NRA, Rule of Law, Self-Defense, Violence, Violence, Wayne LaPierre, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Document Publishing

It seems to me… “There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”  ~ W. Somerset Maugham. I recently began “attempting” to publish another book.  It has been a number of years since my … Continue reading

Posted in Alphanumeric, Books, Control Data Corporation, Dissertation, Donald Knuth, InDesign, Internet, ΤΕΧ, Linotype, Newspaper, Nroff, Print, Publishing, Terminal, Troff, Unix, Word, WordPerfect, WordStar, WYSIWYG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Civil Criticism

It seems to me… “I accuse the U.S. weapons industry of (responsibility for) the deaths of thousands of people that are occurring in Mexico.”[i][ii][iii]  ~ Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico. While it has become impossible to respond to most of … Continue reading

Posted in Felipe Calderon, Fingerprint, Fingerprints, Firearm, Fox, Gun, Integrated Ballistics Identification System, Mexico, Micro-stamping, National Rifle Association, News, NRA, President, Purchase, Tracing, Violence, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Citius, Atius, Fortius

It seems to me… “For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.”  ~ Andy Murray. I will admit to being an Olympic junkie.  Every two years, from the week prior to their start until … Continue reading

Posted in Athens, Athletes, Competition, Condoms, Europe, Great Britain, Greece, London, Olympics, Records, Russia, Sex, Socchi, Sports, Swimming, Synchronized, Village | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Long Wait

It seems to me… “What the nation needs now is not the technology, for we possess that.  We have the machines, the people and the know-how to make this journey, to establish a permanent lunar base, and to reach out … Continue reading

Posted in Arthur C. Clark, Asia, China, Fiction, Fiction, Fredrick Pohl, Funding, Google Lunar X PRIZE, IGY, International Geophysical Year, Isaac Asimov, Moon, Nation, Poul Anderson, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, R. H. Goddard, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Rocket, Science, Science, Soviet Union, Space, Sputnik 1 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments