THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA

The roman Empire began with the crowning of Gais Octavian Thurinus in 31 B.C. and fell to the Goths in 476 A.D.  507 years. The decline was caused less by battles won and lost but more by gapping inequality, and

AI, ROBOTICS, WHEN DID IT START? WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

So you think robots are a modern day concept and phenomenon?  In actuality, the concept goes back as far as the ancient Greeks in the 13th century BCE. As Jason and the Argonauts sailed home with the Golden Fleece, they

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FAILURE OF AMERICA

For the past 50 years, the American economy has been propelled by the combination of three innovations: the computer the microchip the internet   The research and development that produced each of these came from a partnership of government, academia

BUILD THAT WALL

BUILD THAT WALL   There are only two ways an economy grows: higher productivity and more workers. More workers. The S. population growth rate is below maintenance, meaning the population, on its own, decreases each year.  The only way open

HOW’S YOUR DAY GOING?

  I’ll bet that Starbucks latte was a great start to your day.  After all the bad weather we’ve had, I’m sure your car looks much better with that brushless car wash. Got plans for the weekend?  Getting together with

IS GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER GOOD FOR AMERICA?

IS GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER GOOD FOR AMERICA?   Jeffrey Hammerbacher was an early employee of Facebook who left after two years even as the company was growing exponentially.  What he said at that time was, “The best minds

DONALD TRUMP: THE WORST THING THAT’S HAPPENED TO AMERICA SINCE PEARL HARBOR

So, you think you know Donald Trump?  Well, I can assure you, you do not.  Donald Trump lives by lies and slogans that grab the throats of the angry, the disaffected, the dispossessed.  His entire life and business is based

BAYER / MONSANTO: PURVEYORS OF DEATH

For decades, Monsanto (now a part of Bayer Chemicals) swore Roundup was safe.  Now it’s been proven to be a poison that causes cancer.  In 2018, a California jury awarded jury Dwayne Johnson $289 million when his lawyers proved that

DONALD TRUMP: GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTIC

On Nov. 21st, Donald Trump tweeted, “What happened to Global Warming?”  This after 3,000 deaths due to hurricanes in Puerto Rico, flooding in Houston that cost $50 billion, Fires in California that burned 1,300 homes and 308,000 acres and cost

FACEBOOK: THE EVIL EMPIRE

Facebook users are throwing away their opportunities for the future.  While some are networking with others to promote themselves or their businesses, Facebook users are chatting about inconsequential things, eschewing future opportunities.  They re tweeting and texting and sharing silly

OUR TRADE SURPLUS WITH CHINA

Most people believe Trump when he says China is the culprit in the vast trade deficit America faces.  With boatloads of Chinese-made goods coming this way, and empty ships going the other way, he has argued, we run a huge

IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES

In 1972, Richard Nixon “leaned” on Justice Dept. official Henry Peterson, who was overseeing the Watergate investigation at the time.  Nixon repeated asked if he was under investigation.  When told it was two of his senior aides who were under

OUR UNHEALTHY DEPENDENCE ON MONOPOLIES

Apple holds 62% of the S. market share for cell phones. Three firms, AMEX, MasterCard and Visa control 95% of the credit card market. McDonalds handles almost 20% of the fast food market. Google controls 60% of the browsers market.

OUR NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL, COMPLIMENTS OF DONALD TRUMP

If you thought Jeff Sessions, a racist, a bigot, a homophobe, was dong harm to our values and our legal system, wait till I tell you about the man who’s replacing him: Matthew Whittaker. First, Mr. Whitaker has not been

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW “iPHONE”?

I have to get that.  Yeah, mine’s less than a year old, but man, I can’t be seen with last year’s model.  And what about the performance of the Tesla Model 3?  Zero to sixty in 3.3 seconds!  And that