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  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive! Episode 109

    Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive!  Episode 109

    I realize I haven’t cross-posted many of our shows lately, but I wanted to let my readers know that we are up to Episode 111 at Real Tech, and I will be cross posting the past few episodes to help...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...


  • Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Hopefully you have all seen this commercial by now.  I want you to watch it closely, and really think about what you first think (or thought) when you see it.  Does it really sell the car? Watch the video (and...


  • Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Back in 2007 I bought a Civic Hybrid.  At the time I “ran the numbers” and decided that the purchase made both economic and environmental sense.  I wrote about it on my blog, and explained why I believe the true...


  • 30 Years Since the Falklands War

    30 Years Since the Falklands War

    How many of you remember the Falklands War? Not only do I remember it (hey–I was in college!) but I later had a thesis student at the US Air Force’s graduate school who had as his close friend a real...


  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    I sent this letter to the President of the School Board.  I wanted to share it with you all as well, and if you support CV THON and Drivers’ Education, please, take the time to write him as well.  His...


  • War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    War with Iran: Not Inevitable, but Language is Leading There

    Lesson #1 in learning about diplomacy: governments choose their words very carefully, so that messages are sent in the headlines, and the quotes. In 1990 George H W Bush made the statement, as the Iraqi forces were still rolling in...


  • Private Rights vs Public Good–who should win?

    Private Rights vs Public Good–who should win?

    Update:  The Citizen, Bobby Maguire, was given permission to use a 33′ right of way.  In exchange for his use (not ownership) of 1/2 an acre of land, he has voluntarily given to the state 1 full acre, and $15,000....