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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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253 Articles, 27 Quick Links, 8502 Comments, 341 Diaries, 7 Polls

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

On June 22, Once Again My traditional article on June 22.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Death by Bureaucracy Is a Very Bad Call Secret security agencies carry out their missions with the programmed precision of soulless machines--in a way that minimizes or excludes ethical or moral considerations. In the case of drone strikes controlled by the CIA, the structure of decision-making leads inexorably to death. Soulless secret agencies are the product of fear. We must stop being afraid, so that such agencies can eventually go out of business.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Nuts? (Mark Twain on the Navy Yard Shooting) Mad people will get us all killed. Here are some of them.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (51 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Deadly Gaze of American Love American love as a deadly disease. I've wanted to write about this for a while.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 (38 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

American Fellatio In its character and effects, the sexual act of fellatio reflects a broad range of human, psychological, cultural, and spiritual maladies in America.

Monday, June 17, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Proper Gene for Our Times My traditional end-of-June article. Thia is the summer of Edward Snowden.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

True Humor Demands Courage Humor, subjective

Thursday, May 23, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Gran Torino Problem Review of Gran Torino.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Hushpuppy's Lukomorie This is my review of the movie Beasts Of Southern Wild

Monday, May 6, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Way Things Are Things the way they are

Thursday, May 2, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Better People Won That War My traditional article on WWII.

Friday, April 26, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Idiocy^2 As A New Normal Sometimes you just can't help it

Thursday, April 25, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

New Anti- Terrorism Measures In the US ( Humor) Everything from this list is very plausible to happen

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Nuts: When I Do Not Do Math Observations

Thursday, April 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Impromptu: Boston- What Seems Logical To Do A small put on Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Learned Women With love and respect- a warning from a very good source

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

No My Support For The Background Check Bill On the Background check for gun purchasing

Monday, April 8, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Argo -- Like a KGB Fairy --Tale Belated review of Argo movie

Friday, April 5, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Russian Smile (Sidebar) Honest opinion with a smile:)

Thursday, April 4, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Friedman, The Inventor- In- Shill comment on the article in the NY Times

Monday, April 1, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Abraham Lincoln -- An Act Of Atonement The abolishing of slavery in the US was an act of Atonement.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

My History Of Tolerance Reminiscences of the true believer:)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Legion Of Dishonor The anniversary in infamy

Friday, March 15, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Crime And Blunder. The First Victim Of The "Drone' Attack The precedent of the current drone psychology and its consequences

Monday, March 11, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

From 1861 To 1991 And Further- to 20?? Not Ashes, But Fire Analysis

Friday, March 8, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Death By Socializing? Immediate reaction of a citizen

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

CPAC, Chavez And Us what the Hell are we smoking?

Friday, March 1, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Sequester Means 'Setting Apart' Setting Apart.. again

Thursday, February 28, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Good Morning, Waterboarders For Gun Control. The paradox of American psyche

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How Could They Do It? I think I hammered the last nail into the coffin of Zero Dark Thirty.

Monday, February 25, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Light Down Below: An Idea For A Movie Right after Oscars I suggest an idea for a movie.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Let It Drone, Let It Drone, Let It Drone The prophecy about new drone world

Sunday, February 17, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama, Flying Monkeys And Postal Pigeons It is humor but barely:)

Friday, February 15, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Stalingrad- Mine And Yours The wave of honesty through time.

Monday, February 11, 2013 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Will You Do Anything? This is for young people.

Friday, February 8, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

If I Could Torture Water (Watching MSNBC) I watched the MSNBC recently. These are my impressions.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Ok, Don't Comment. Just Tell Your Children Tell your children, please

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Tax- Funded Murder, USA This is not just a crime. This is a mistake. New guidance on drone killings puts us all in mortal danger.

Friday, February 1, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Little Girl Dead. The Challenge To OEN Writers A challenge to OEN writers

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The United States of Seizure (Grotesque) I laugh.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 (58 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Women In Combat. An Open Thread This is my first open thread.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

A Very Good Speech, Really small comment on the President's inauguration speech- a citizen's response.

Friday, January 18, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

In Defense Of Lance Armstrong No need to be mad at Lance.

Monday, January 14, 2013 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Impromptu:The Golden Boredom Award Sometimes I just can't stand it anymore.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Torture - An Evil Miracle Of Lie I would like to explain the logic of torture in the movies. etc.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

How About No, James? This essay explains my views on the roots of violence in the US

Monday, December 31, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Y2013: Things Less Likely To Happen Funny New Year predictions

Sunday, December 23, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The School: Reading Uncle Tom's Cabin in Russia I always wanted to write this one. The current events and the importance of non-violence seem relevant. I also wanted to show how the true American classics was discussed very far away.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Lord -Protector The story is fiction. It was once published on-line and the magazine since vanished, so I think, no harm done to do it here. It reflects my perception about real way to secure people and it should be relevant to current events associated with the gun violence. Seems relevant to me.

Sunday, December 9, 2012 (27 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Identify Yourself (A Message To Fellow- Progressives) Our cause is just. Let's define the goal and go for it. And let's take all the others with us.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Laugh With Me To laugh is proper for a man. Laugh with me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

An Inconvenient Guilt To a guilty party

Saturday, November 10, 2012 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

A Case For The Truly Subjective Vision Ode to subjectivity

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

A Porcupine Of Our Discontent What's next?

Sunday, November 4, 2012 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

And This Is Odd Or Scarcely Odd , Whatever You Decide Laughing with thee genius

Sunday, October 21, 2012 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Notes On the Notes On The Scandal I post this as a belated review of the movie and as a topic for pondering.

Friday, October 19, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama, Romney And A Dead Cat The sham of the debates and the immortal light of a good book.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The Certificate Of Cowardice We are poor, folks, We belong to the labor. There is a class warfare and " in the struggle you will obtain your right.' We should not care what those others will think about us because we are only human while we are something. NOTHING is not human. Burn those certificates, folks. Tear them out of you hearts and burn them.

Friday, October 5, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

One- liners Hope you like it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Impromptu: Digitally Stupid. If you take uneducated populous and put that lack of education into a digital format you will get the generation of Digitally Stupid.

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