Category Archives: Germany

Resurgence Of Racism

It seems to me…. “Hatred, racism, and extremism have no place in this country.” ~ Angela Merkel[1]. The last fifty years have been an unprecedented period of human rights progress in the U.S.: civil rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and … Continue reading

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2016 – The Year That Was

It seems to me…. “For 18 years I have resisted talking about current events. I am not going to start now.” ~ George H. W. Bush[1]. 2016 was comprised of many little things: while some events over the past year … Continue reading

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Sun Power

It seems to me…. “All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.” ~ Peter Rive[1]. A growing number of countries are setting … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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Weapon-Related Violence

It seems to me…. “Remember: Guns don’t kill! – The dimwits who insist EVERYONE should have the right to own ’em do!” ~ Quentin R. Bufogle[1]. Since 9/11, the U.S. has responded aggressively to the danger of terrorism, taking extraordinary … Continue reading

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Christmas Throughout The World

It seems to me… “Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”  ~ Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express[i]. In the U.S. and many English-affiliated countries, Christmas is celebrated on … Continue reading

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Economic Growth

It seems to me… “What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, … Continue reading

Posted in China, Congressional Research Service, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Economic, Economy, Education, Employment, Europe, Funding, GDP, Germany, Greece, Growth, Growth, Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, Infrastructure, International, Jobs, National, Recovery, Recovery, Stability, STEM | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment