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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 7 hours ago on Jeff Stahler
    Rebecca, The truth is not always what we want to hear. Losing a child to senseless violence, is one of the most painful experiences there is. The only thing that can make it much much worse is doing nothing about the root cause of the violence and allowing more to occur. See my comment below.
  2. about 9 hours ago on Jeff Stahler

    Guns just happen to currently be the easiest way to kill yourself/others. Without doing something about the root cause of the suicidal/homicidal urge, both the Democrats /Republicans are just flapping their jaws. It’s long past the time to put down the dramatic tirades and start to have two way conversations (like leaders are expected to do) about a solution to the real problem NOT the fatal results of doing nothing about it.

  3. about 10 hours ago on Jerry Holbert




  4. about 11 hours ago on Jeff Stahler

    " You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else." Winston Churchill

  5. about 11 hours ago on Jeff Stahler

    The student population is about 90 times larger than the active duty population, so using a number of fatalities rather than a per capita figure, while dramatic , does not portray reality.

    " …

    From a height of 566,000 in FY 2011, the Army’s active duty end strength has shrunk to nearly 475,000 in FY 2016 on a path to 460,000 by the end of FY 2017.



    " …

    In fall 2017, about 50.7 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.6 million will be in prekindergarten through grade 8 and 15.1 million will be in grades 9 through 12. An additional 5.2 million students are expected to attend private elementary and secondary schools. The fall 2017 public school enrollment is expected to be slightly higher than the 50.6 million enrolled in fall 2016 (source). …"


  6. about 11 hours ago on Steve Breen

    I deliberately picked “most” rather than a numerical guesstimate, because it’s a moving target as the party’s motives become more transparent. The Pew survey is a reasonably good place to get an idea of how many might put the Union ahead of ideology … and for different reasons.



  7. about 11 hours ago on Darrin Bell

    Only the 2nd Amendment matters now! Dissenters should be neither seen nor heard.

  8. about 12 hours ago on Lisa Benson

    Highlights from the Wired article:

    " … The Internet Research Agency organized itself like any modern digital marketing firm, with departments focused on graphics, data analysis, and search engine optimization, as well as the standard back-office functions like an IT department and finance department to handle budgeting. Estimates of its total staff have ranged from 400 to 1,000.

    In April 2014, the IRA created a new unit, known as the Translator Project, that focused on “the US population and conducted operations on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter,” according to the indictment. By the following month, the project outlined, apparently in an internal document, an explicit goal: “Spread distrust toward the candidates and the political system in general.”

    The sheer volume of the IRA’s effort staggers the imagination. All told, it posted some 80,000 pieces of content in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Facebook has struggled to wrap its arms around the IRA’s activities in the year since the election; according to Facebook’s estimates, more than 126 million Americans saw some of the IRA’s propaganda. The company estimates that the IRA spent around $100,000 to promote some 3,000 different ads related to the campaign, all part of what it says are about 470 “inauthentic accounts and Pages.” On Twitter, the Russian efforts garnered more than 131,000 tweets, and there were more than 1,000 videos uploaded to YouTube.

    It was a message echoed Friday by none other than the oligarch patron himself. “The Americans are very impressionable people, and they see what they want to see,” Prigozhin told a Russian news agency after Friday’s indictment. “I respect them very much.”


  9. about 13 hours ago on Chip Bok

    Imagine if Trump fell, hit his head, and as a result of TBI could only speak the truth …

  10. about 13 hours ago on Jeff Stahler

    Bob, I think East St. Louis is more of a problem