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Month: July 2011

The Republican Party Agenda

The Republican Party Agenda

This entry is part 2 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Republican Party will not raise taxes on the wealthy to help this nation out of a deep recession and government short fall.  They will not raise the debt ceiling.  The apparent reason for this is their alleged sequence of priorities.  Let us provide a list in order of importance: The rich. Large and powerful businesses. Getting as many Republicans reelected as possible. Furthering the Republican Party; make it more powerful. This country. Also of note is the possibility that…

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The Money Wall

The Money Wall

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Through out most of 2011, the Republican and Democratic party were not passing much legislation, far apart on most issues, could not agree upon resolving the debt limit.  Much of the citizenry were pretty disgusted with both parties.  Let us take a singular view and see if it shows merit. Think in your mind of a barren space, smooth and flat in every direction.  An arbitrary line is drawn north and south for a distance of 200 yards.  You stand…

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Anna F.

Anna F.

I just love to make a personal discovery of a singer that I have never heard of before and measure how much I like the music or not.  An Austrian acquaintance suggested that I listen to the music of Anna Friedberg (real name is Anna Wappel) who lives in Austria.  Her stage name is Anna F.  Wikipedia article on her shows a singer that seems committed to her craft as she has been rising in popularity and won awards.  iTunes…

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Parachute Electorate

Parachute Electorate

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Some of the United States electorate parachute in with a view or belief and then as quickly leave the continuum of discussion and intellectual discovery.  These individuals hold a particular political or social viewpoint that upon further examination they spout from hearing friends views or hear a talk show or read an article in a newspaper or magazine with little or no tie to real facts.  They might not have interest in politics or the time to immerse themselves in…

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Connecting The Dots

Connecting The Dots

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

Connecting the dots is a multiple stage process.  The first stage is to do what anthropologists do and that is to codify or break down a problem in its component parts so the part that you identify makes sense.  For example if we were to examine global warming, we would try to find some indicators of snow pack fall, changes in precipitation, changes in heat or coolness at different global locations, etc.  The next stage is to look backward in…

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Social Darwinism

Social Darwinism

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

All men are created equal and it follows that all women are created equal.  The United States Constitution states this and one would hope most of us believe it.  Almost opposite to everyone being equal is the concept and practice of discrimination.  Discrimination typically holds a belief that one or more groups is/are superior to another.  It is used by those who discriminate for a personal gain or out of stupidity and/or phony self glorification.  Discrimination is a selfish endeavor….

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Unable To Connect The Dots.

Unable To Connect The Dots.

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

One portion of the United States electorate seems incapable or not willing to take the time to connect the dots and thus render a good intelligent political decision when supporting political candidates and legislation.  By this we mean the process of collecting various bits of information and making sense from it not as a singular item of information but as a collection of related items that may reveal a further “truth” seems to be lost on a lot of individuals….

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AT&T U-verse Problem #2

AT&T U-verse Problem #2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series AT&T U-verse

Our family seriously contemplated trying out AT&T U-verse system because Time Warner Cable in Southern California has some serious issues.  A sales man came to our door selling U-verse systems.  I decided to sign up even though I seldom buy from anyone who walks door to door.  The sales man changed his prices at least five times during our conversation.  I should have tossed they guy out but he had just started working for his company, New Image Marketing, a…

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AT&T U-verse Problem #1

AT&T U-verse Problem #1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series AT&T U-verse

AT&T embarked upon changing out vast areas of their network with a new fiber optic send system to improve upon their aging twisted wire technology called POTS (plain old telephone system) starting about 2007.  The company provided fiber optic hub boxes out from their old block house switch barns and called it U-verse.  The fiber optics trees out from the old switch building into committees called fiber to the neighborhood (FTTN) so as to push forward a much better technology. …

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Unemployment Still Goes Up

Unemployment Still Goes Up

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The following graph was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Not In Labor Force, Want A Job Now”.  The newspapers July 10th, 2011 reported a significant increase in the unemployment rate.  The graph shown below attempts to show the rather fast increase starting in 2008.  We marked the bottom points from 2008 and up to Jan 2010.  One can see that in the beginning of 2010 the incline started to decrease slightly but still shows significant increase overall.  We…

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