Category Archives: Communications

Trump: Hacking, Couriers, Assange, Tweeting, and the “Age of Computer”

Trump:  Hacking, Couriers, Assange, Tweeting, and the “Age of Computer” President-elect Trump is still trying to deny and deflect criticism that Russian hacking and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks publication of John Podesta’s emails, the DNC emails, and the DNCC’s emails had an … Continue reading

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Murdoch’s WSJ Eschews Logic on Trump’s Lies

Murdoch’s WSJ Eschews Logic on Trump’s Lies Apparently, Wall Street Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker said on Meet the Press that his paper would not call Trump’s lies “lies”.  Apparently, they will just be called “questionable” or “challengeable”.  So, the only thing … Continue reading

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Modernizing Nuclear Civil Defense Procedures

Modernizing Nuclear Civil Defense Procedures Now that our new President is playing fast and loose with an escalation of nuclear armaments, it is time to modernize our nuclear civil defense procedures, just in case.  Actually, President-elect Trump’s off the cuff … Continue reading

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The Trump Reality Show Will Last Throughout His Term

The Trump Reality Show Will Last Throughout His Term Given the starting week surprises of ATE (After Trump was Elected), it appears that his reign will not be like any dull administration.  It will be more amazing than the Kardashian … Continue reading

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An Internet Vote for President

An Internet Vote for President, With or Without an Electoral Vote This article is a suggestion for an Internet vote for President, which works with the present electoral vote system, or also with its possible future conversion to a popular … Continue reading

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In Politics, The Media IS The Message

In Politics, The Media IS The Message Since the popularization of television, the media presence of candidates has been a key way that the public makes their evaluation of candidates. The rise and dominance of Donald Trump started with his … Continue reading

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The Iowa Caucus Results – Do The Math

Iowa Caucus Results – Do The Math First lets get some perspective. Iowa is a proportional split state, not a winner-take-all state. What percent of the total national party delegates come from Iowa? For the Republicans it is 30 delegates … Continue reading

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The ill logic of the phrase “We’re recording this call for quality purposes”.

  I of course assume that they are calling to get me to somehow commit to buying something, so I usually beg off by saying something about just not responding to such calls. I used to cite civil liberties. Now … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech, knowledge, and net neutrality

Is freedom of speech and knowledge transference going to be helped or hurt by the abolition of net neutrality? Net neutrality means everything gets the same priority without extra charges over the usual provider access charges. Its loss would mean … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning is a Bargain

This is explanation of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI), and a comparison of the costs of our classes to that of a UC public university.  I realize the purposes of the universities and costs are quite different, and will comment … Continue reading

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