Category Archives: Congress

It’s Not the NRA Money, It’s the Gun Voting Block

It’s not the NRA money, it’s the Gun Voting Block Congressmen cannot be impressed by tiny NRA donations, but by fears of the gun voting block. The total Congressional contributions of the NRA only amounted to $1.1 million. It might … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention

Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention Much of cyber security is not only done at the NSA, Homeland Security, and McAfee level, but has to be done at the level of individuals and the computers … Continue reading

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No New Drilling Rally in Laguna Beach

Rather than eggheading all the time, I actually went to the No New (Offshore) Drilling Rally in Laguna Beach.  It was held at Main Beach.  It started with networking, and then sign waving and chanting along Pacific Coast Highway.  Then … Continue reading

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Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations

Why Stakeholders in Infrastructure May Want to Obey Regulations Trump’s avoidance of regulations in Infrastructure Projects is not good for the public in the long range. It’s also not good for the state and local governments or businesses that will … Continue reading

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Trump’s Child Hostages: Almost Americans and Sick Children

Trump’s Child Hostages: Almost Americans and Sick Children Trump has made DACA and DREAMers into political hostages. He has done the same for needy children who need health care under the four month defunct CHIP program. Comparatively, this would qualify … Continue reading

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Trump’s and America’s Health

Trump’s and America’s Health Yesterday we got Trump’s health report. Trump is our President and Commander in Chief. He sets his proposed budget including health, and appoints heads of departments for covering the health of the people of America. While … Continue reading

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It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog

It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog In case you have noticed lately in Orange County, it is getting smoggier. That doesn’t come from dirty power plants, since they are solar, wind, nuclear, or burning clean … Continue reading

Posted in Autos, CAFE Standards, California Smog, Congress, Dana Rohrabacher CA 48th, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Mimi Walters CA 45th | Leave a comment

The Educational Background of the US Congress

The Educational Background of the US Congress. I must admit that I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist, which is how scientists try to find common theories behind several anomalous results. I was wondering if there was a conservative … Continue reading

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US Graduate Students and the Effect of the Trump Tax Increase on Them

US Graduate Students and the Effect of the Trump Tax Increase on Them Update:  The final tax bill, after reconciliation between the House and Senate, has wisely dropped the taxation of graduate student tuition wavers. In 2015, 319,000 first time … Continue reading

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My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress

My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress I have been avoiding commenting on daily Trump mayhem, but to the extent this blog has any historical value, I want to record briefly some of the ways that Trump or … Continue reading

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