Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trump Budget Rush and Confusion

Trump Budget Rush and Confusion It is an amazing rush to develop a budget in ten days to two weeks to a 9% increase in defense spending, or adding $54 billion to $603 billion, and to cut non-defense spending by … Continue reading

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Fractions of the US Population in Politically Dominated States

Fractions of the US Population in Politically Dominated States For politically sensitive people, it can be difficult to be concerned with issues that are decided politically by the other party. As the party that lost the presidency, the Democrats of … Continue reading

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The Postulates of Trump’s Logic

The Postulates of Trump’s Logic Two articles ago, I wrote about how different people can follow different logical systems. On doing further research, I found that there is almost two centuries of complicated arguments between philosophers and psychologists on the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of Ralph J. Cicerone

Celebrating the Life of Ralph J. Cicerone UC Irvine held a memorial to our great Dean, Chancellor, and President of the National Academy of Sciences, Ralph J. Cicerone. Pictures of the program are above. I will only mention a few … Continue reading

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Finding the Personal Logic Scheme of President Donald Trump

Finding the Personal Logic Scheme of President Donald Trump Logic is a part of mathematics.  The standard one we use is called Aristotelian logic.  Most people may be unaware that what we call and teach as mathematics is only a relative … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and President Trump

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and President Trump The old question of the possibility of creating or programming artificial intelligence has arisen again. The fears are, of course, that the intelligence will take over, or that it will be harmful to … Continue reading

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President Trump Bears Full Responsibility for Whatever Didn’t Happen in Sweden

President Donald J. Trump Bears Full Responsibility for Whatever Didn’t Happen in Sweden If you think about the title, it really makes sense. I prefer the title for grave event concerning Sweden to be the “Trump Credibility Massacre”, since it massacred the last … Continue reading

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Hopefully, Republicans Will Save the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Again

Hopefully, Republicans Will Save the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Again A lot of rural radio and TV stations are partly funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  These stations bring continuing education of high entertainment and information content to the … Continue reading

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California’s Sacrament-San Joaquin River Delta and the Endangered Species Act

California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Endangered Species Act This is a very, very complicated problem, and I am not an expert.  Wikipedia has a good article on it.  This will probably come up with the Congressional revision of … Continue reading

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The Probability of Trump’s Truthiness on Russian Connections

The Probability of Trump’s Truthiness on Russian Connections  How do I deceive you, let me count the ways?  (A parody, due to the Valentine’s Day Past) The Washington Post’s Fact Checker of “facts” in Trump’s campaign speeches got Pinocchios 80% … Continue reading

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