superposition Free

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 3 hours ago on Tom Toles


    The png file is a snapshot that gets continually updated and replaced with a new file having a different name. Instead go to:


    In the upper left hand corner of the chart is a pull-down tab with “5 Days” displayed. Click on the YTD (year to date) to see this years market prices.

    Some economic indicators give us a hint of what is ahead while others show where we’ve been.


  2. about 5 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    What is invisible is the Lincoln-Republican ethos. Today’s party is no longer in favor of preserving the union but seeks a loose confederation of anarchistic/libertarian states only joining to support a yet larger military force to protect against all sorts of imaginary horribles on earth and now in space.

  3. about 6 hours ago on Ted Rall

    It feels great when you are hired back as a consultant — ($$$$) — to help young engineers be more efficient and effective.

  4. about 7 hours ago on Ted Rall

    If we were an actual meritocracy, and the perceptions about Ivy League graduates were not so ingrained in corporate “thinking”, it really wouldn’t matter, but we don’t take the time in the US to do actual measurements and rely instead on opinions and gut feels.

  5. about 8 hours ago on Nick Anderson

    @Julie, Beware of DINOs.

    " …

    Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, a Democrat from Los Angeles, expressed concern that the bill went too far and could have hurt consumers who would benefit in the short term from perks like zero-rated plans. He also worried the strict rules would hurt investment from broadband and wireless companies, which would be prohibited from experimenting with new business models in a changing market.

    During the hearing, Santiago compared internet access to a bridge connecting a village, noting that he doesn’t see an issue with the bridge operator setting up fast lanes. He added that additional regulations would stymie the creation of new bridges, which he argued would result in lower tolls for everyone.

    But critics like Fight For the Future say Santiago caved to pressure from industry lobbyists who had donated thousands of dollars to his campaigns.




  6. about 8 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    Why is only the dark side of anti-establishment being exploited and the evil parts of the establishment being preserved?

  7. about 9 hours ago on Ted Rall

    Universal healthcare would help the real job creators … the startups.


  8. about 10 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Wouldn’t it be easier if the red states walled themselves in and set up their own criteria for who could enter and who would have to leave? Of course they’d lose federal funding … but states’s rights would be preserved.

  9. about 10 hours ago on Views of the World

    Maybe this time it will be different?

  10. about 11 hours ago on Scott Stantis

    Personally, very few (if any) of my online purchases exclude state taxes. My out of state, cash purchases contribute far more to my state’s tax revenue loss and until we have a secure form (block-chain?) of electronic currency, this will probably be the case.