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Laissez Faire until Liability – The New Economic Model

Laissez Faire. Defined as allowing industry to be free from state intervention, especially restrictions in the form of tariffs and government monopolies.…

The Paradox of Advancement of Civilization

What is an advanced civilization? Most people would answer that a civilization is advanced if it has developed complex science information, or maybe vast computers, or perhaps incredible advancements in…

Oil leaks and a crazy plan that just might work

Call it a quirk, call it a personality defect. But when I hear of a problem, especially when it is an engineering problem, it will just get stuck in my…

Science WTF? Sunday: Tax Fraud, Tall buildings, and Elections

You read the title of the post and the first thing that comes to mind is WTF? What could those things possible have in common? Find out here.…

Rand Paul and the Daisy Ad

What is the difference in viewpoints concerning civil rights between Barry Goldwater and Rand Paul? Find out here.…

Poisoned Earth: The history of leaded gasoline

It was something that was going to change the world! The internal combustion engine was not only going to allow everyday citizens to have personal transportation, but also was going…

Science WTF? Sunday…Mother Hen and the Cock Paradox

A humorous look at cocks, chickens, and Mother Hen.…

Secrets on the Airwaves-Privacy and CellPhones

Cell phones are everywhere today. It is amazing how fast that cell phones have changed from luxury item to basic need. I personally have seen a 6 year old with…

Science WTF Sunday

I will be doing a post every Sunday with a Science theme, but not your ordinary stuff. Enjoy!…

Nirvana at 30 feet

When I was a young kid, my Dad took me to go see the movie “The Swiss Family Robinson” at the drive-in.  Now here was one happy family!  One would…

The Road to Hell is paved with Red Herrings.

I wrote this blog a while back when there was an effort to pass a law that would require drug testing if receiving public assistance.  The subject matter discussed in…

Game Theory, Morality, and Leadership

John Von Neumann was a genius. No, I don’t mean “genius” in the way someone is called that “finishes 10 straight questions on Jeopardy” or “can tell you how much…

Bill of Rights Battered by Bitching Baggers!

or the past two centuries, new court decisions have only expanded corporate rights and privileges. In recent history, decisions like the "Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission" Supreme Court judgment…

The Doomsday Device or what does Coors, Crowbars and Pluto have in common?

With the signing of the Nuclear Treaty by President Obama and Russian Pres­i­dent Dmitry Medvedev, I thought I would bring up another little known trivia subject of the Atomic Age. …

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