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About lewbornmann

Lewis J. Bornmann has his doctorate in Computer Science. He became a volunteer for the American Red Cross following his retirement from teaching Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information Systems, at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. He previously was on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Stanford University, and several other universities. Dr. Bornmann has provided emergency assistance in areas devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. He has responded to emergencies on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), assisted with Services to Armed Forces (SAF), and taught Disaster Services classes and Health & Safety classes. He and his wife, Barb, are certified operators of the American Red Cross Emergency Communications Response Vehicle (ECRV), a self-contained unit capable of providing satellite-based communications and technology-related assistance at disaster sites. He served on the governing board of a large international professional organization (ACM), was chair of a committee overseeing several hundred worldwide volunteer chapters, helped organize large international conferences, served on numerous technical committees, and presented technical papers at numerous symposiums and conferences. He has numerous Who’s Who citations for his technical and professional contributions and many years of management experience with major corporations including General Electric, Boeing, and as an independent contractor. He was a principal contributor on numerous large technology-related development projects, including having written the Systems Concepts for NASA’s largest supercomputing system at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. With over 40 years of experience in scientific and commercial computer systems management and development, he worked on a wide variety of computer-related systems from small single embedded microprocessor based applications to some of the largest distributed heterogeneous supercomputing systems ever planned.

More Guns; More Deaths

It seems to me…. “America has a right to the Second Amendment, but the people of America have a right to safety and the prevention of gun violence in their community.” ~ Sheila Jackson Lee[1]. The next time someone attempts … Continue reading

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Cities Are Getting Smarter

It seems to me…. “Smart cities are those who manage their resources efficiently. Traffic, public services, and disaster response should be operated intelligently in order to minimize costs, reduce carbon emissions, and increase performance.” ~ Eduardo Paes[1]. Challenges facing local … Continue reading

Posted in Analytics, Cities, Cities, City, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT, IoT, Population, Sensors, Smart City, Suburb, Urban, Urban, Urban, Urbanization | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trade Wars Are A Mistake

It seems to me…. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.” ~ Ron Wyden[1]. Trump seems determined … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, B.I.T., Bilateral, Bilateral Investment Treaty, Budget, China, Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, CPTPP, David Ricardo, Deadweight Loss, Debt, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Economics, Economy, EU, European Union, Excise Tax, Exports, Financial, Globalization, Globalization, Imports, Innovation, Manufacturing, NAFTA, National, North American Free Trade Agreement, Protectionist, Research, Tariffs, Tax, Taxes, Taxes, TPP, Trade, Trade, trade, Trade War, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trump, World Trade Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Repugnance Of Deceit

It seems to me…. “The American people deserve truthfulness, not more political campaigning. The American people deserve a responsible government that seeks to address their needs, not more ideological dogma.” ~ Jose Serrano[1]. There are certain character traits I find … Continue reading

Posted in Bernie Sanders, Bush, Clinton, Consideration, Credibility, Elections, George W. Bush, George Washington, Honesty, John Kasich, Joseph Goebbels, Lies, Mendacity, Michael Dukakis, Mitt Romney, Obama, Obama, Paul Ryan, Respect, Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz, Trump | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Immorality of Family Separation

It seems to me…. “I think a lot of Americans forget that they are not originally from here, that somebody in their past was a refugee.” ~ Milana Vayntrub[1]. It can be difficult to convince people that a policy is … Continue reading

Posted in Asylum, Border, Border Patrol, Chiildren, children, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Crime, DACA, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Deportation, Flores Settlement, Guatemala, Harlingen, Honduras, Human Rights Council, Illegal, Immigrant, Immigration, Incarceration, Incarceration, Jeff Sessions, Judges, McAllen, Obama, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Prison, Refugee, Refugee Convention, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Texas, Texas, Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Trump, U.S. Marshals, United Nations, Venezuela, Wal-Mart, Walmart | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Attack On U.S. Intelligence Operations

It seems to me…. “When I was first elected to the Senate, I was fortunate to be appointed to the Intelligence Committee. There, I saw up close the dedication and commitment of the men and women of our intelligence agencies.” … Continue reading

Posted in British Law, Clinton, Constitution, Crime, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, Election Interference, Elections, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fraud, Hillary Clinton, Intelligence Agencies, Mueller, National, Nazi, New Jersey, New York, Obama, Obstruction of Justice, Paranoia, Perjury, Russia, Security, Special Counsel, Spygate, Trump | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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