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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 7 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    Agreed, not much in common as far as communication goes.

  2. about 9 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    Engineers and scientists cringe at the methods used for the election polls. Opinions are soft data that are subject to change. The daily approval polls (Gallup, Rasmussen,etc) are somewhat more accurate as they are taken at the same time when external events are pretty much the same, whereas the polls taken at different times using different querying methods and some before and some after an external event -- (e.g) Comey announcement -- that could alter the opinion make those polls questionable. Also the compulsion to vote or abstain often change after the poll has been published.

  3. about 10 hours ago on Kevin Kallaugher

    An interesting opinion piece on the subject.

    " …

    Tom Nichols, a former staffer to the late Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Heinz, and a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., stirred the pot of debate this summer with his new book, sensibly titled, “The Death of Expertise: The campaign against established knowledge and why it matters.”

    Despite having access to more information than ever before, Americans are not only getting dumber, they’re also proud of their ignorance and can’t be moved off their opinions — no matter how effective the counter-argument with which they’re presented.

    “The bigger problem is we’re proud of not knowing things,” Nichols writes. “Americans have reached a point where ignorance, especially of any public policy issue, is an actual virtue.”" …



  4. about 12 hours ago on ViewsEurope

    Just a matter of respecting differences instead of neglecting them.

  5. about 14 hours ago on Kevin Kallaugher

    Considering the mental, physical, psychological and emotional health of the last four Republican presidents, it seems they’re not really looking for renowned thought leaders to guide congress through increasingly complex issues.

  6. about 15 hours ago on Stuart Carlson

    Good thing this doesn’t affect our country’s reputation?

    “ …

    The United States saw the largest decline among the 55 countries surveyed, dropping 10 spots to 38th, from 28th last year, something the RepTrak report blames squarely on U.S. President Donald Trump.A larger number of respondents disagreed with the notion that the U.S. is “run by an effective government” (down 21.6 per cent), “has adopted progressive social and economic policies” (down 11.8 per cent), is an “ethical country with high transparency and low corruption” (down 11 per cent) and “is a responsible participant in the global community” (down 9.2 per cent).


  7. about 15 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    Even Rasmussen’s right biased polling can’t make Trump look good.

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-eight percent (58%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 50% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23.

  8. about 17 hours ago on Clay Jones

    Strange how loyalty to a anti-American, fringe ideology supersedes loyalty to the American creed and there is no proactive, pro-American response from the current administration.

  9. about 17 hours ago on Tom Stiglich

    The Eisenhower Republican era is the “great America” that Reagan, W, and Trump allude to, yet the basis of the “greatness” was not partisanship but the lack of it. The 29% of registered Republicans would be more successful if they, like Eisenhower, interacted proactively with all Americans (the other 71%) not the just the fringe extremists in their base. Likewise the 30% of registered Democrats would do better if they abandoned their neoliberal, Republican-lite position and listened to the 70% who want something other than traditional establishment politics and … like the Republicans, a party catering only to their base.

  10. about 17 hours ago on Jerry Holbert

    Remember the “War to end wars”? How’d that work out?