Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Enrichment Effect of Trump’s Tax Plan

First of all, the tax plan that Trump has taken credit for is essentially last year’s Republican tax plan.  It was agreed upon before release by Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council and chief … Continue reading

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Does Puerto Rico Need a Dunkirk Type Evacuation?

Does Puerto Rico Need a Dunkirk Type Evacuation? It seems that the aid to Puerto Rico comes in very slowly by air. If people do not have clean water, it sets the stage for cholera. 1.5 million Puerto Ricans are … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Fuel Protests

Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Permit Police Abuse, Fueling Protests On Feb. 28, 2017, Attorney General Sessions told the National Association of Attorney Generals that the Justice Department would no longer monitor troubled police departments. He also plans to leave … Continue reading

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Southern California Earthquake Preparedness

Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Mexico’s Early Warning Earthquake system worked in the 7.1 earthquake this week, giving 20 seconds warning for a quake that was 70 miles from Mexico City. Further cities got up to a minute of warning. Mexico … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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Challenges to the Breakthrough Starshot Dream

I hate to be an old skeptic about revolutionary technological ideas such as the Breakthrough Starshot laser driven sails to send exploration computer chips to Alpha Centauri. Especially since groups of brilliant scientists are already at work solving these problems, … Continue reading

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Mars Walking Robotic Explorers

While we have great slow rovers for robotic Mars exploration, and we had the moon rovers for manned exploration, we need a new kind of robot for lava tube exploration on Mars. The surface of Mars is exposed to solar … Continue reading

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Top California Universities in the 2018 US News and World Report Rankings

We list the top ranked California Universities in the 2018 US News and World Report Rankings, with their ranking number (dropping the word “tie”), and their undergraduate enrollments.  What I really like to look at is the evaluation score, but … Continue reading

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UC Irvine in US News and World Report 2018 Rankings

UC Irvine has scored a 9th (tie) ranking nationally among Public Universities in the 2018 US News & World Report rankings.  It is 42nd (tie) among National Universities. UC Irvine has 27,331 undergraduates, and 32,754 total students.  Its in-state tuition … Continue reading

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