Monthly Archives: May 2013

Space Exploration: Why Now?

It seems to me… “Man is an artifact designed for space travel.  He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.”  ~ William S. Burroughs. I was … Continue reading

Posted in Catastrophic, Earth, Event, Exploration, Exploration, Extinction, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Research, Research, Space, Yucatan Peninsula | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Leverage, Liquidity, And The Economy

It seems to me… “The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.”  ~ Milton Friedman. I am not an economist but it is … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Construction, Consumers, Deficit, Depression, Economic, Economy, Employment, Growth, Home, Leverage, Liquidity, Liquidity-Trap, Mortgage, Recession, Recovery, Recovery, Sales, Stimulus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Atmospheric CO2 Hits New Level

It seems to me… “Ground Control to Major Tom Commencing countdown, engines on Check ignition and may God’s love be with you.”  ~ Major Tom[i] – 1969, (David Bowie). Last week, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured at over 400 … Continue reading

Posted in Avian Flu, Carbon Dioxide, Change, Cholera, Climate, CO2, Dengue Fever, Disease, Droughts, Earth, Ebola, el Nino, Environment, Floods, Gas, Global Warming, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hurricane, Keeling Curve, Malaria, Mars, Mars One, Methane, Model, Ocean, Phytoplankton, Plague, Severe, Simulation, Social Unrest, Tuberculosis, Weather, West Nile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Cost Of Education

It seems to me… “Our labor force is too expensive and poorly educated for today’s market place.”  ~ Bill Gross, PIMCO CEO. The U.S. education system has become an embarrassing disaster.  In the span of one generation, our educational system … Continue reading

Posted in College, Cost, Education, Employment, Funding, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Unemployment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments