Category Archives: Central America

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

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Vehicles: Electric and Autonomous

It seems to me…. “The time is right for electric cars – in fact the time is critical.” ~ Carlos Ghosn[1]. Automotive vehicles have reached a point where current rapid changes will seem more revolutionary than any previous advances that … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Automotive, Autonomous, autonomous vehicles, AVs, Batteries, California, China, Commercial, Cuba, Distribution, E-ZPass, Electric, Electric Vehicles, Electrical, Energy, Environment, EVs, Fastrak, Germany, Germany, Grid, Highways, highways, Infrastructure, Karl Benz, Microgrids, Mirai, Power, Power, Roads, Roads, Solar, Solar, Solar, Tesla, Toll Roads, Toyota, Toyota, Transportation, Transportation, Vehicle, Vehicles, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … Continue reading

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Genetic Selection

It seems to me…. “With the advent of genetic engineering, the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.” ~ Dee Hock[1]. Evolutionary change has always been a long slow process extending over millennia but that is … Continue reading

Posted in Amphibians, Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA, Asilomar State Beach, biological evolution, Caudata, China, CRISPR, Cystic Fibrosis, Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Disease, DNA, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Embryo, Epigenetic, Evolution, Evolution, Fertilization, Gene Therapy, Gene Transfer, Genes, Genetic Analysis, Genetic Sequencing, Genetics, Genomes, Genomics, germ, Health, Huntington’s Disease, In Vitro, In-Vitro Fertilization, Intelligence, Italy, IVF, medical, Mexico, newts, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Physiology, Psychology, Religion, Ribonucleic Acid, RNA, Salamanders, Science, Sex, Sex, Sickle-Cell Anemia, snRNA, Somatic, Sperm, Tay-Sachs, Thailand, tRNA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 – It Was A Year

It seems to me…. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke[1]. Another year – 2017 – has now passed. When young, New Year’s was an excuse to party but … Continue reading

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Living With Immigration

It seems to me…. “Ours is an open and accepting society and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.” ~ Spencer Bachus[1]. The entire world is in an age … 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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