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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.

Who Are The Extremists?

It seems to me…. “Research shows that if people are talking and listening to like-minded others, they become more dogmatic, more unified, and more extreme. Personalized Facebook experiences are a breeding ground for misunderstanding and miscommunication across political lines and, … Continue reading

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Curbing Weapons-Related Killings

It seems to me…. “Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings.” ~ Claire McCaskill[1]. What does … Continue reading

Posted in Arms, Assault, Assault-type, Automatic, AWB, Background Check, Brady, Brady Bill, Brady Bill, China, Domestic Violence, Federal Assault Weapons Ban, Firearm, Gun, Gun Owners, Gun Regulation, Handgun, Homicide, India, Loophole, Mass Shooting, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Murder, National Rifle Association, NRA, Ownership, Pakistan, Rifle, Russia, School Shootings, Semi-automatic, Show, Suicide, Violence, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Universal Healthcare

It seems to me…. “I believe that every family – it doesn’t make a difference who you are or where you come from – deserves to have quality healthcare. It is a universal right. It’s not the exclusive privilege of … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Affordable Care Act, Barack Hussein Obama II, Budget, Costa Rica, Deficit, Elections, Germany, Germany, Health, Health, Healthcare, Insurance, Insurance, Medical, Medicare, Medicare, Medicare, Medicare For All, Mental Health, Obama, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Single-Payer, Universal Healthcare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Changing Nature Of Retail

It seems to me…. “Distributers don’t need massive amounts of square feet to stock digital products. Retailers don’t need brick-and-mortar stores to sell them. The entire supply chain for these select items has been permanently dematerialized. The marketplace has been … Continue reading

Posted in Alvah C. Roebuck, Brick-and-Mortar, Business, Consumers, Customer Support, Employment, Jobs, Online Sales, Retail, Richard W. Sears, Roebuck and Company, Sears, Sears Roebuck and Company, Shopping Malls | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The End Of Cash

It seems to me…. “Cash as a physical entity will virtually cease to exist, with coins and checkbooks consigned to museums. As people conduct their financial transactions on hand-held devices made secure by advanced biometrics, even tipping will be done … Continue reading

Posted in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., American Express, American Express, Australia, Bank of America, BankAmericard, Banks, Beijing, Belgium, Bitcoin, Blockchain, BofA, Canada, Canada, China, China, Credit Card, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, Diners Club, France, France, Great Britain, Great Britain, Hangzhou, India, Interbank Card Association, ITC, MasterCard, Mexico, Mexico, Money, Morgan Stanley, Netherlands, Paytm, Riksbank, Russia, Russia, Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Swizerland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IMPEACH!

It seems to me…. “It is the duty of the Chief-Magistrate, in order to enable himself to do all the good which his station requires, to endeavor, by all means, to unite in himself the confidence of the whole people.” … Continue reading

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Admit Migrants; Deport Conservatives

It seems to me…. “As legal residents, immigrants would contribute more in taxes, spend more at our businesses, start companies of their own and create more jobs. Immigration is not a problem for us to solve but an opportunity for … Continue reading

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