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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.

Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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Tax Reform

It seems to me…. “Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven’t been taxed before.” ~ Art Buchwald[1]. There currently is considerable discussion regarding tax reform … Continue reading

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What Is Your Size?

It seems to me…. “The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain[1]. There are some minor things in life that become too annoying to ignore: it has … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, ASTM, Blue Jeans, CEN, China, Civil War, Clothing, Clothing, Clothing Size, Consumers, Dress, European Committee for Standardization, Great Depression, National Institute of Standards and Technology, New Deal, Pants, Revolutionary War, Ruth O’Brien, Shirts, Sizes, Standards, War of 1812, William Shelton, Women, Works Projects Administration, World War II, WPA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The U.S. Injustice System

It seems to me…. “You can only watch injustice go on for so long until you’re compelled to say something. To speak out against it.” ~ Macklemore[1]. Approximately 70 million Americans have criminal records. More than one in five people … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, African-American, Aggression, Assault, Bias, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Prisons, Caucasian, Convict, Convictions, Crime, Criminal, Criminalization, Drugs, Education, Employment, France, Gun, Handgun, Homicides, Homicides, Incarceration, Incarceration, Indigenous, Inmate, Jail, Japan, Japan, Justice System, Legal, Manslaughter, Mental Health, minorities, Murder, Murder, Muslim, Netherlands, Offense, Prison, Probation, Prostitution, Psychopathology, Race, Race, racial bias, Rape, Recidivism, Recidivism, Robbery, Scandinavia, shootings, System, Three Strikes, Unemployment, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Potential Termination

It seems to me…. “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” ~ Stephen Hawking[1]. The Drake Equation[2], proposed by Dr. Frank Drake in 1961, attempted to estimate the number of life-supporting communicating planetary … Continue reading

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Common Sense Gun Control

It seems to me…. “How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?” ~ Stephen King[1]. Supporting the individual right to bear arms should never stop us from ensuring our communities are as safe as possible. … Continue reading

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Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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