Archive for ◊ September, 2019 ◊

Visit to New York Metropolitan Museum
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | Author:

A fantastic collection of artifacts from around the world… One of the good reasons for visiting New York.

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Are Engineers Writing the Articles at Engineering Sites?
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | Author:

As an engineer, one of the sites that I visit via my Feedly reader is Interesting Engineering.    It typically covers topics pertinent to the practice of mechanical, industrial, and electrical engineering.  Since engineers have been trained to focus on objectivity, we usually prefer reading articles from fellow engineers.   While I’ve enjoyed many of the articles at Interesting Engineering, I’ve recently noticed that many of the topics have started trending toward the presentation of political positions.  This is manifested by the nature of the content.  In particular, when the site publishes articles about climate theory and evolution, the writing comes off as very sophomoric and better suited for People magazine.

Before removing Interesting Engineering from my feeds, I decided to check out the credentials of one of the authors via LinkedIn… and this background provided ample explanation:

Degree in English Literature and Hispanic Studies with modules in Journalism Studies.

He appears to be a writer auditioning for a “persuasion” role at the Washington Post or New York Times.

 

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Is This Really the Left’s Position?
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | Author:

Every now and then it’s important to take a step back and examine the positions promoted by the politicians… Let’s see if we have this correct:

a. Many politicians on the Left promote that we abrogate the Constitution by insisting that we ignore one of the most basic requirements of our Federal Government — that is, maintaining a sovereign nation by protecting the border.  Instead, the Leftists treat the workers hired by the Government to protect the borders as hardened criminals.

b. These same politicians further insist that we ignore our Constitution by promoting the dissolution of certain rights explicitly articulated in the Bill of Rights, such as the 2nd Amendment.  The Leftists use every means available to manipulate the media and interstate commerce to eliminate the rights of law-abiding citizens.

c. Now some of the same Leftist politicians in California have continued the race towards Socialism.  For example, California has adopted State-wide price controls on apartment rentals.  Yes, the Government in California now tells citizens throughout the State the price that they can charge for renting their private property.

d. To take it one step further, Leftist politicians in Minnesota have passed a strict new law regulating the ability of landlords to screen potential tenants, such as researching their credit scores, criminal backgrounds, and eviction histories.  Yes, since Socialism believes that everyone is the same, property owners are forbidden from rejecting a potential tenant for having an insufficient credit score.

Does anyone else see this inexorable slide towards tyranny as a case of political party lunacy?

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