Swallow your pride

Look what those who hate the idea that a non-politician, Mr. Trump, actually beat their gal Hillary and is president and will win re-election, because the only thing Socialcrats know how to do is whine, spend hard-earned tax dollars trying to destroy Mr. Trump.

Over two years and nearly one billion dollars later, surprise! No collusion with the Commies. Yet the Socialcrats insist on more investigations, lawsuits and spending tax dollars, none of those dollars that they paid to the IRS, as everyone of them is far more wealthy than any of us will ever be, on trying to get Mr. Trump. Why? They claim everything under the sun, from lies to racism, executive orders, emergencies, hair, Tweets and on and on, ad nauseam.

The real reason is Mr. Trump does not cower down to them. He is not one of the life-long takers, feeding at the trough of the taxpayer money.

With at least eight Socialcrats declaring to run for POTUS in 2020 and up to 20 more who will do so, can you even comprehend the billions of “free” money they will get in total, to try to be elected? How many of them have even a 20% chance to win? Zero. Idea! Work together, secure the borders, help Americans first, pass a healthcare package where everyone helps to pay for it, not just those who actually work, pass immigration laws that allow for citizenship in two years or less, not 10 years, plus...it can be done. Just each side, swallow your pride and get it done.

Skip Thacker


It’s all about the Benjamins

Within a now-deleted 2018 Tweet, my nominal congressional representative Kevin McCarthy wrote, “We cannot allow (George) Soros, (Tom) Steyer and (Michael) Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA.”

It summoned stereotypes of Jewish people that many see as being reflective of anti-Jewry; a charge which McCarthy vehemently denied.

Then, in early February, Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar made a matter-of-fact comment concerning the inappropriately influential American Israeli Public Affairs Committee; a comment that McCarthy quickly and falsely equated to anti-Jewry.

With Kevin McCarthy’s hypocrisy aside, it is amazing how both Republican and Democratic politicians go out of their way to defend Israel while simultaneously assailing the free speech rights of Americans the likes of Ilhan Omar.

McCarthy’s attack was, in my opinion, rooted in his disdain for Congresswoman Omar’s support for the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) aimed at the Israeli government’s Nazi-like behavior within the occupied territories of Palestine.

McCarthy and his ilk simply wish to silence Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and anyone else in possession of the courage to support BDS which is no different than the Anti-Apartheid Movement of the 1980s and early-1990s. As such, Ilhan Omar is correct, it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.

Guy Marsh


No progress

Shining an LED flashlight at a photograph, or many other such two-dimensional things, can result in a pronounced three-dimensional effect. I have never seen anybody do this. Could make life easier.

Several have asked whatever happened to the Echo Analyzer. Over decades, I spent several thousand hours on my own time; in experiments at the Naval Research Laboratory, in textbooks, journal and DTIC readings and in deriving original echo-related equations and such.

One set of derived equations and diagrams showed how a cetacean could generate a very narrow beam pulse with high information and which would hold together for a long distance. Maybe. Other sets showed what target internal stuff did to result in unit impulse responses. Maybe. Experiments were mandatory for any further progress.

But any progress was nullified by nothings: “No! You don’t need a laboratory. You should know your subject so well that you don’t need a laboratory.” “No! I don’t want to do this. Delta didn’t work and this won’t work, either. No! I don’t want to do this.”

These two negatives were from executive high up in the Skunk Works.

“Charltson said he was going to sell the Echo Analyzer for billions.”

That from a goon squad member. Then there was a nothing security type who vetoed everything.

An Echo Analyzer did not exist in hardware decades ago and apparently does not exist now. So the results: Nothing for the fleet. No lung cleaning machine and so over 30 million have died before their time in the last decades. Nothing has been done, no progress. Nothing. What a loss.

John Charlton


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