January 9th, 2012
After a period of unemployment while still living in Tennessee years ago, I was hired by “the telephone company” as a Microwave Technician. Tennessee was/is a “right to work” state.
The job was a “union” position; however, while you were not required to join the union, you had to operate under union jurisdiction. After I was on the job one month, the union, in the midst of a contract dispute with management, decided to “go out” on a strike.
January 1st, 2012
At a time when the Obama administration has decided that we need to “cut back” on manned space exploration and the costs that are required for that program, China has announced a five-year plan to begin exploration of the moon.
Everyone in government and society as a whole understands the military advantages of establishing a base of operation on our nearest “space neighbor”. Our world-shattering accomplishment of 1969 of landing, having man walk & explore the moon and return safely to earth ended following the launch of Apollo 17 in December, 1972.
December 26th, 2011
First of all, let me state that I am “a recovering smoker” (I quit 35 years ago). So, I am not one of those who would criticize without having knowledge or experience.
All my life I detested smoking. My parents smoked before that “warning label” was placed on tobacco products. When I got to high school, some of my friends smoked. But, still I refrained from the peer pressure.
December 9th, 2011
How long has mankind dreamed of settling disputes between nations in ways other than declaring war and losing thousands if not millions of troops? Well, we could be there – now!!
This is not a recent innovation. Several hundred years ago, with the development of lighter-than-air craft (balloons, dirigibles, etc.), they were used primarily for surveillance (as were the first powered airplanes in the early 20th Century). Then some clever sergeant put a gun on-board, followed by bombs and rockets. It now became an offensive vehicle.