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I am an 80 year old retired designer and developer of computers and computer systems. I started in the field when when internal memories were on drums, moved to magnetic cores and eventually to chips. I'm a co-holder of patents on a version of cache memories and was responsible for the development of a hand held computer with a touch screen more than 30 years ago. I was also on the committee that developed the ASCII code. Since retiring I've had an historical novel puplished about art stolen from the Jews during the WWII, and am now busilly engaged in tutoring 6th grade math students and being president of a community concert organization. I'm active in the local chapter of the World Affairs Council and occasionally give talks there on world events. I've been actively involved in politics all my life and at one time was president of the local Democratic Club. I've been married for 56 years and have 3 children, all boys, and 3 grandchildren, a boy and 2 girls. I'm pationate about furthering peace and justice in the world.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 6, 2012
Try this jobs program With so much work to be done and so many unemployed people available to do the work, the U.S. should easily be able to find a way to create up to 10 million jobs. For example, money held overseas by American companies could fund the type of program needed to create those jobs. By implementing a program such as this, companies could increase profits, save on taxes and prepare the U.S. for a better future.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2009
Barack Obama's First 5 Months in Office An assessment of Obama's first 5 months in office with some suggestions on how to proceed from here. Is is Change or Rearrange?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Public Option is being fought by scare tactics and Red Herrings The arguments against the Health Care Public Option are based on Red Herrings that have been put up to try to stop this necessary part of real health care reform. Quoting the supposed 'extra cost over ten years' is meant to frighten us.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
our Financial Crisis It is a complex and interwoven mesh that forms the structure of the vessel that holds the liquidity of the world's financial markets and is really responsible for the mass failure of the credit market that we are now experiencing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 15, 2008
Understanding the Constitution: Prerequisite to being President. Criteria for selecting a president are presented, with the most important being an understanding of the Constitution.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Experience -- Obama vs. Palin Sarah Palin has far less administrative experience than does Barack Obama despite the fact that she has been a mayor and governor and he has just run a successful campaign.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Now that the Pennsylvania primaries are over, it's time for Clinton and Obama to ignore each other and go after John McC Now that the Pennsylvania primaries are over, it's time for Clinton and Obama to ignore each other and go after John McCain, his policies and his suitability to be president. After all, the objective for each of the Democratic candidates now is to show the elected delegates, the super delegates and to the American people that he or she is better able to defeat McCain, not each other.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 10, 2008
We Can't Get Out of Iraq until Bush is out of office, So there Can't Be a Precipitous Withdrawal After viewing the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker these past few days, it has become obvious that our troops will remain in Iraq at least as long as George W. Bush remains in office. This is true, even if Congress chooses not to fund the war, something they will never do. Therefore, any discussion of a precipitous withdrawal is meaningless.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 11, 2008
John McCain Another Ronald Reagan? Let's Remember the Reagan years! Now that John McCain is virtually assured of the nomination, and needs to consolidate his conservative base, you can be sure that his attempts to appear like Ronald Reagan will only intensify. While the Republican Party has virtually deified the former President, they have forgotten what his presidency was really like.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
John McCain's qualifications to be President? Now that we know that John McCain is almost certainly going to be the Republican candidate, I thought it might be a good idea to examine his claims that he would be the best "Commander in Chief", on the basis of his time in service as well as his time in the Senate.