Monthly Archives: January 2015

State of the Union

It seems to me… “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong.”   ~ President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union Address. For the first time since assuming office, President Obama was able to … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

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Political Opportunity

It seems to me… “Congress’ approval rating has dropped to 12 percent. The other 88 percent are withholding judgment until Congress actually does something.” ~ Jay Leno. Hopefully, the incoming Republican-controlled Congress will concentrate on improved governance rather than libertarian … Continue reading

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Intelligence Enhancement

It seems to me… “As soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.” ~ John McCarthy. Most of artificial intelligence’s (AI) accomplishments are under-appreciated. Current success in computer-based game playing, whether the 1997 Garry Kasparov vs. IBM’s Deep … Continue reading

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