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Here’s some food for thought

Here’s some food for thought

September 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Consider the following about Winston Churchill (I’m currently reading “Churchill: A Life” by Martin Gilbert): He struggled in school for a variety of reasons, including lack of effort, poor health, and genuine struggles with some subjects. Also, he was pretty bad at managing the money his parents gave him. He was largely ignored¬†and/or criticized by […]

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Up Earth Creek without a paddle [repost]

Up Earth Creek without a paddle [repost]

July 16, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

[I originally wrote this post back in 2007. As we hit the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, it still says everything I think about our past and current space efforts.] I am a child of the Space Age (or, to use Robert Heinlein’s phrase from his ‘Future History‘ timeline, the False Dawn of […]

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Obamacare and the Small Switcheroo

Obamacare and the Small Switcheroo

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

[minor edits and one added section] Ignore the nets for an afternoon and see what happens. The news I woke up to this morning (thanks to an early morning e-mail from John Fund at National Review) is that the Obama Administration will not renew its Healthcare.gov contract with CGI Federal when it expires next month, […]

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Obamacare and the Subversive Masses

Obamacare and the Subversive Masses

January 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

It is clear that with the start of 2014, the Obama Administration — as many (including myself) predicted — wants to declare victory with Obamacare and go home. It is also clear to many of us — but apparently not to the mainstream media — that the Obamacare trainwrecks just keep on coming and are […]

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A Joyous Christmas to All

A Joyous Christmas to All

December 24, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Wishing joy, peace and love for all of you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and all the days that follow. ..bruce w..

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Obamacare and the Widening Gyre

Obamacare and the Widening Gyre

December 14, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

  [rewritten, with some additional links] As many writers have been noting, particularly over the past week. the Obama Administration is getting more and more desperate¬†in trying to make Obamacare work, or at least to avoid complete disaster. They are tossing aside enacted laws, published regulations, and their own computer systems to find some way […]

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Obamacare and the Cold Equations

Obamacare and the Cold Equations

December 12, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

There is a famous 1954 short story by Tom Godwin called “The Cold Equations”.[1] In it, a young girl stows away on a rocket ship bringing plague vaccine to a colony world deep in space; her goal is to pay a surprise visit to her brother, who is on that world. Unbeknownst to her, the […]

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Obamacare and the Bifurcated Cusp

Obamacare and the Bifurcated Cusp

December 8, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Decades ago, as a computer science undergrad at BYU, I took a graduate math class in catastrophe theory, taught by Prof. Helaman Rolfe Pratt Ferguson. This wasn’t because of particular skill on my part, but because I was working with one of my professors (Robert P. Burton) to develop 3-D graphics imaging technology to aid […]

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Obamacare and the Fraudulent Turk

Obamacare and the Fraudulent Turk

December 5, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

  Decades ago, while home for the holidays from college, I attended a church-sponsored all-night New Year’s Eve party for college students. The organizers, whom I knew, had cozened me into providing (for a few hours) one of the on-going entertainments. They had crudely decorated a refrigerator box to look like a mainframe computer and […]

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Obamacare and Healthcare.gov: How We Got Here

Obamacare and Healthcare.gov: How We Got Here

December 2, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Stephen Covey was fond of saying, “You teach what you are.” Regardless of what platitudes you speak, all you really teach is what you actually live and practice. It should not be surprising, then, that the same political and philosophical mindset that produced the Affordable Care Act and pushed it through Congress in spite of […]

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