Category Archives: Australia

Restoring Our Basic Values

It seems to me…. “It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century … Continue reading

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The Refugee/Immigration Dilemma

It seems to me…. “But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.” ~ Samuel P. Huntington[1]. Politicians frequently intentionally fail … 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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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … 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

Posted in Australia, Belgium, Carbon Dioxide, Climate, Climate Change, Distribution, Electrical, Energy, Environment, Generation, Germany, Germany, Global Warming, Greece, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Grid, Grid, Hawaii, Japan, Japan, net energy metering, Panels, Photovoltaic, Power, Power, Solar, Solar, Solar, Utilities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

U.S. Opposition To Immigration

It seems to me…. “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture, and the arts.” ~ James Madison[1]. A xenophobic response to … Continue reading

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Time To Say “Enough” To Guns

It seems to me… “Now is the time for a national policy on guns that takes the loopholes out of the laws, the automatic weapons out of our neighborhoods, and the tragedies like today out of our future.”  ~ Boston’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ammunition, Assault, Assault-type, Australia, Automatic, Bullet, Connecticut, Constitution, Control, Crime, Firearm, Gabby Gifford, Great Britain, Gun, Handgun, Homicides, Japan, Loophole, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Rifle Association, Newtown, NRA, Ownership, Rifle, Sandy Hook Elementary, Schools, Shotgun, Show, States, Supreme Court, Swizerland, Violence, Violence, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments