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.

If Only Trump Had Been There

If Only Trump Had Been There In one phone call, Trump solved the Turkish, Syrian, Russian and maybe Kurd problem, which hadn’t been solved in decades.  Or, it was negotiated by VP Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo.  Or, it … Continue reading

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Our Turkish Nightmare

Our Turkish Nightmare I have joked (?) around about Trump’s bullying as being pre-kindergarten, and his vocabulary being at about the same level.  I had even speculated that that was the age that Trump’s brain froze at.  Today, Trump called … Continue reading

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Limiting Speech in China and in Trump’s America

Limiting Speech in China and in Trump’s America In a set of recent events, we see that both China and Trump and his Administration are attempting to confine and control speech on both sides of the Pacific.  Is Trump winning … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of William Barr: Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted?

The Strange Case of William Barr:  Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted? There are obvious gains to be made by serving a strong leader.  These gains are even enhanced by whatever you can do to enhance the status of your … Continue reading

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Can the People of the World Stop Turkey?

Can the People of the World Stop Turkey? I’m sure we are all alarmed the way Turkey is waging modern warfare on our allies, the Kurds in Northern Syria, who fought and captured ISIS warriors, for us!  Turkey is going … Continue reading

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In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016

In No Way Does Impeachment Reverse the Results of 2016 Everybody expects that Trump will remain President since 20 Senate Republicans are not going to vote for impeachment. Even if Trump’s reelection support drops to 35% and the Senate dumps … Continue reading

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Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals

Rates of Emission Declines to Reach California’s Goals Estimates of rates needed to meet climate goals or GHG (greenhouse gases) reductions by 2030 and 2050 have come out.  These seem to be generated by simple mathematical methods, so we will … Continue reading

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Trump’s Best Known Jokes

Apparently, the Media, the Press, the American People, and Foreign Friends and Enemies have been misunderstanding how much Trump jokes around.  Trump can also keep his jokes hidden for years, and nobody can guess them, but those misled all appreciate … Continue reading

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The Trump Apocalypse

The Trump Apocalypse One thinks of the Apocalypse coming with its traditional four horsemen.  But with VP Pence calling on all countries to investigate the Democratic candidates, and all of the involved people, and all of the whistleblowers, and all … Continue reading

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