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California Propositions — November 2016 — FAQ

For my thoughts on all of the California statewide propositions and Los Angeles County measures being voted on in a couple of weeks, click any proposition below: Statewide propositions Prop 51 — $9 Billion General Obligation Bonds for schools and … Continue reading

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Kennedy’s Undelivered Speech

On the day John F. Kennedy was killed, November 22, 1963, he was on his way to deliver a speech in Dallas, TX, related to US security matters. Here are a few excerpts: We cannot expect that everyone, to use … Continue reading

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Laser Shoot-Down

London’s Daily Telegraph reports on successful tests by the US to shoot down drone aircraft using lasers. I believe they are using the same sorts of infrared lasers that were used in the Space Elevator Games to power climbers up … Continue reading

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In Congress, July 4, 1776

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty … Continue reading

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Government Does Nothing Well?

Last night at dinner, a friend of mine repeated to me an often-heard challenge to name something … anything … that the government does well. This line came during a discussion of health care reform in the US. I let … Continue reading

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California Proposition 16

Proposition 16: Vote No.

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