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Freeman Dyson Interview

Freeman Dyson, one of the greatest minds of our time in an excellent video interview http://spectrum.ieee.org/video/aerospace/space-flight/famed-physicist-freeman-dyson-predicts-the-future He begins his interview talking about the subject which he is most known for: space. He said the most fascinating thing he can imagine would be finding other intelligent life.  He thinks that alien microbes …

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Washington Redskins and Political Correctness

Those offended by something as frivolous as a sports team name or logo really need to grow up. On June 18th, 2014, The U.S. Patent Office announced that it was stripping the NFL’s Washington Redskins of their trademark registration.  Nevada Senator and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that …

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Beyond his Ideology, President Obama is an Empty Suit

President Obama’s ideological disconnect from reality leaves him incapable of providing the leadership America needs. On Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor” on June 13th, 2014, Bill O’Reilly said: “When Putin invaded Crimea, the Administration was “surprised”.  When terrorists killed 4 Americans (one a U.S. Ambassador) in Benghazi…the Administration was surprised.  When …

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The State of Nanotechnology in 2014

They are the tiny machines with unlimited potential.  Read one story and you’ll come away thinking they are the savior technology.  The technology that will cleanse our brains of the plaque of old age; the technology that will build new materials unimaginable today.  But read another story and they are …

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Extending the Human Lifespan

There are many promising areas of study that show we can dramatically extend human lifespan to 120 years, 150 years or even longer.  Genetic manipulation, blood replacement, artificial organs, brain chip implants and other options for extending our lives will soon be available. By Ed Ruth Some very interesting advances …

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Retirement Pensions for Public Workers

Sub-Title: How to immediately get into an argument with your otherwise very reasonable cop and firefighter friends. Like many people, I have lots of cop and firefighter friends and several other friends that otherwise work in city or state job.  One thing I always approach with some trepidation is the …

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Minimum Wage Increase Hurts Poor, Helps Unions

In January, President Obama used a portion of his State of the Union speech to talk about his efforts to increase the federal minimum wage.  He, and other Democrat Party leaders, are hoping this issue will gain traction and make voters in November think about their paychecks instead of their …

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