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Scio nescio omnia scire. Superposition: In any network with two or more sources, the current or voltage for any component is the algebraic sum of the effects produced by each source acting separately. The superposition of forces in a mechanical or electrical network results in the summation (a compromise) and allows the building of better bridges and interfaces. ¶Neither pure iron nor pure carbon are stronger than a carbon steel alloy. ¶Using one ideology is like using half of a pair of pliers to grasp something. ¶A sensible solution for our persistent problems could be arrived at through the superposition of conservative and progressive ideologies as the founders had hoped for, but the puppet masters have taken control of our representatives to get their desires fulfilled at the expense of the republic. ¶My avatar represents the % of approval, by party, that our congress enjoys. I try very hard to understand and listen to all views on an issue and am willing to change my mind if the evidence is real and conclusive. ¶John Adams wrote in a letter in 1780: "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." ¶"I was no party man myself, and the first wish of my heart was, if parties did exist, to reconcile them." GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 6, 1796 ¶If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain ¶An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin ¶None of Us is as Good as All of Us. -- Ray Kroc

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  1. about 17 hours ago on Henry Payne

    Seems like a choice to me.

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    A college master’s degree is worth an average of $1.3 million more in lifetime earnings than a high school diploma, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    The report titled “The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings” (.pdf) reveals that over an adult’s working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million, while those with a bachelor’s degree will earn, $2.1 million; and people with a master’s degree will earn $2.5 million.



  2. about 18 hours ago on Matt Bors

    Kinda makes you wish that we had “representatives” that actually represented the people instead of partisan ideologies.

  3. about 21 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    It’s especially frustrating when we have extremist fringe “representatives” that were elected in single digit election turnouts

  4. about 22 hours ago on Nick Anderson

    If we had followed the founders advice and had real representatives, a government of, by, and for the people would be infinitely better that one that primarily serves the wealthy and the corporations. Personally, I think the parties oath to serve the constitution have become just meaningless words … part of a ritual on the path to becoming a corporate lobbyist.

  5. about 22 hours ago on Jim Morin

    In a world where the only constant is change, people who are not willing to learn new skills, find the anti-global, nationalist, xenophobic, Miller ideology appealing. Home and neighborhood are now different as diversity changes the the demographics, and the thought of returning to the past -- however impractical -- has created a following.

  6. about 23 hours ago on Henry Payne

    Looking beyond the 115th’s plan to remain in control in the 116th, a long term solution for American workers involves retraining ,,, not temporary tax cuts.

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    The research, which is published in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group, finds that coordinated reskilling that aims to maintain or grow wages has very high returns for workers at risk of displacement – and for businesses and the economy. At-risk workers who retrain for an average of two years could receive an average annual salary increase of $15,000 – and business would be able to find talent for jobs that may otherwise remain unfilled. With this approach, up to 95% of at-risk workers would find new work in new, higher-income jobs. Without such coordinated upskilling efforts, the report finds, one in four of at-risk workers would lose on average $8,600 of their annual income even if they are successful in moving to a new job.

    However, this reskilling revolution requires that 70% of affected workers retrain in a new job “family” or career, highlighting the need for retraining initiatives that combine reskilling programmes with income support and job-matching schemes to fully support those undergoing this transition.

    “The only limiting factor on a world of opportunities for people is the willingness of leaders to make investments in re-skilling that will bridge workers onto new jobs. This report shows that this investment has very high returns for businesses as well as economies – and ensures that workers find a purpose in their lives,” Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.



  7. about 23 hours ago on Gary Varvel

    Not quite the deliberative, collaborative, cooperative legislators that the founders envisioned to make America a government of, by, and for the people?

  8. about 23 hours ago on Tom Toles

    Continue his clean coal policy?

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    “The growth in corporate procurement, despite political and economic barriers, demonstrates the importance of environmental, social and governance issues for companies,” said Kyle Harrison, a corporate energy strategy analyst for BNEF. “The main driver is there are so many more companies demanding it. Large financial institutions have entered the space, and they’re big buyers.”

    The Trump administration’s rollback of U.S. environmental policies have actually emboldened some companies to buy more clean power in a bid to fight climate change in the absence of federal policy. Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook are among those that have agreed to climate pledges. Companies that have committed to buying 100 percent of their power from clean energy resources include JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.



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  10. 1 day ago on Tom Toles

    Good thing we have a proactive, collaborative congress that likes to get things done on time and anticipates changes ….

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    · A new report, Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All, finds that, with 1.4 million US jobs alone expected to disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026, of which 57% belong to women, a huge effort is needed to safeguard workers from the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    · The positive finding from the report is that with adequate reskilling, 95% of the most immediately at-risk workers would find good-quality, higher-wage work in growing job families

    · Without reskilling, only 2% of workers would have an optimal opportunity to transition to new jobs – while 16% would have none at all

    · Report highlights the urgent need for a massive reskilling programme, safety nets to support workers while they reskill, and support with job-matching