Author Archives: Dennis SILVERMAN

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.

Trump’s Racist and Bigoted Anthem of Refugees as Deadly Snakes

Trump’s Racist and Bigoted Anthem of Refugees as Deadly Snakes   In the landmark 100 day Trump-Trods-Triumphant speech in Pennsylvania, Trump tripled down on the song “The Snake”. Trump has made it clear that he means this as applying to … Continue reading

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Trump is Gambling With OUR Jobs and OUR Resources by Cancelling Regulations

Trump is Gambling With OUR Jobs and OUR Resources by Cancelling Regulations   Trump started his 100 days allowing coal companies to pollute streams, and ended it with erasing the ban on offshore oil drilling in sensitive population zones and … Continue reading

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I Dream of the Great Wall of Trump

I Dream of the Great Wall of Trump Probably since I am taking Naproxen for a sore shoulder, I was dreaming of all that could go wrong with the Great Wall of Trump.  I consider walls to be a poor … Continue reading

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Instant Inflation of National Debt Estimate from Trump’s Tax Cuts

Instant Inflation of National Debt Estimate from Trump’s Tax Cuts   Today was the day of the announcement of Goldman Sach’s, er, I mean Trump’s tax cut. As news reports and interviews progressed during the day, here are the estimates … Continue reading

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Trump’s Race for the 100 Day Record, and National Parks, Monuments, and Forests Conservation

Trump’s Race for the 100 Day Record, and National Parks Conservation   This will briefly cover the multi-pronged race for the “Ego Prize? of 100 days” by Donald Trump. This will undoubtedly, in Trump’s thinking, be celebrated for all ages … Continue reading

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When Will Trump Resign?

When Will Trump Resign?   Trump is all about winning and showing that off. He was striving, and still is, for the most spectacular first 100 days. He has accomplished little more than getting a conservative supreme court Justice, which … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Armada

The Case of the Missing Armada   There are several possibilities for the case of the missing Armada, that Trump claimed to have sent to North Korea. (Just to clear myself with the FBI, the intelligence services, and the Navy, … Continue reading

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March for Science, the Climate Program

March for Science and Earth Day 2017, Washington DC, Climate Program   In short, it is going to take a lot of work by a lot of people on all levels to move forward the funding of science and progress … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Return on Investment by Major for Your College Degree

PayScale has put out its Return On Investment (ROI) results for twenty years after graduation for 2017.  It computes an overall graduate ROI, and separate ROIs for eight majors or groups of majors.  The PayScale ROI website is http://www.payscale.com/college-roi The … Continue reading

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