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David L. Griscom, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, retired in 2001 from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, where he had been a research physicist for 33 years. He has subsequently held visiting professorships of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology; he was also Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Arizona in Tucson. By virtue of his collaboration with John Brakey, Griscom was an invited presenter at both the National Election Reform Conference (Nashville, April 2005) and the Election Protection Hearing (Houston, June 2005)
An Anemic Stimulus Bill - China has Left us in the Dust
Job loss in this recession has been much more severe than in any recession since the 1930s. The Administration's "Stimulus Bill" would have been much too small to make a difference, even if its "bang for the buck" hadn't been reduced by tax cuts (which don't create jobs) and pork (which create jobs inefficiently). In contrast China has added a huge volume of domestic spending, and there are more jobs than people to fill them.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Inside the Single-Payer Meeting and Please Fax Max (1 comments)
From the sound of the forwarded article, there may yet be some hope for single-payer health insurance. But don't count on it.Your e-mails, calls, and faxes to Max's office could still be the straw that breaks the lobbyists' back.Otherwise,the reasons why the health insurance industry has been able to rip us off with such impunity (resulting in exponentially increasing profits) are nicely explained here:
Monday, September 8, 2008
Added Background to the AZ Election Official Arrest
Nothing much I can add but a little background. John Brakey and I became great pals in the run-up to the 2004 Election in Tucson. And in the aftermath of that Election, we both sensed that it was stolen, though for different reasons.