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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.

Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Our Decaying Infrastructure

It seems to me…. “This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our … Continue reading

Posted in Air, airports, Bridges, Climate Change, Communications, Congress, Dams, Drought, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Fires, Floods, Highways, highways, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Investment, Investment, Levees, Power, Power, Railroads, Roads, Roads, Sewers, Storms, Subways, telecommunications, Traffic, Train, Trains, Transportation, Travel, Tunnels, Utilities, Utilities, Vehicle, Water, Water Systems, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Agriculture Not What It Used To Be

It seems to me…. “Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it’s never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives.” ~ Dan Barber[1]. The future of agriculture, specifically traditional farming, … Continue reading

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Solar Power Development

It seems to me…. “Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change.” ~ Ramez Naam[1]. The U.S., as well as much of the entire world, is undergoing a sustainable-energy revolution … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Healthcare

It seems to me…. “The American public believes that health care is a right and not a commodity.” ~ Michael Moore[1]. As a basic requirement in order to belong to their club, Republicans are obligated to condemn the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Employment and Globalization

It seems to me…. “Globalization is not a monolithic force but an evolving set of consequences – some good, some bad, and some unintended. It is the new reality.” ~ John B. Larson[1]. While local loss of jobs is frequently … Continue reading

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Continuing Education

It seems to me…. “Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.” ~ Thomas Perez[1]. Our current education model with formal education … Continue reading

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