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New York, NY April 24, 2021
Washington Square Park

New York, NY April 24, 2021
He writes poems upon request

New York, NY April 24, 2021
With 74F/23C weather, Washington Square Park is packed

New York, NY April 24, 2021

Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village is always packed with a wide variety of people and is almost like a free show.

New York, NY April 24, 2021
Beautiful Park Avenue lives up to its name with amazing flowers along the entire way.


New York, NY April 24, 2021 The model boat pond in Central Park

New York, NY April 24, 2021
Central Park is in full bloom and is worth visiting and relaxing.

New York, NY April 24, 2021

New York, NY April 24, 2021
This gentleman has been blowing bubbles and amazing children for many years.

New York, NY April 24, 2021
Central Park

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People enjoying Central Park and the 74F weather.

New York, NY April 24, 2021

New York, NY April 23, 2021 Apparently the northern part of Ethiopia, known as Tigray, are under fierce attack from the central Ethiopian Government.

New York, NY April 23, 2021
The leader of the Ethiopian government, Mr. Abiy Ahmed, who had won the Nobel Peace Prize and who is said to be unelected, declared war on Tigray on November 4, 2020.

New York, NY April 23, 2021
These protesters are claiming that the federal Ethiopian troops are conducting a campaign of rape and genocide among the 7 million ethic Tigrayan people. None of this could be verified, however a journalist who just returned from Ethiopia and who is known to stated that he was discouraged from going toTigray and that he saw many people armed with AK47 machine guns along the way.

London April 24, 2021 According to the New York Post, the London Mayoral race is looking to the NYPD as an inspiration of lowering their skyrocketing crime problem. London, which in the past was considered a very safe city, is no longer thought as such. They believe that the NYPD Domain Awareness System is the best way to track London's criminals. The key competing parties in London are blaming current mayor Sadiq Khan for the increase in crime and surprisingly compare him with current New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Washington April 23, 2021 It was announced that President Biden's new economic plan will pay individuals who suffer adverse reactions to the Covid vaccinations, if they are forced to stop working. Details have not yet been announced.

Ottawa Canada April 23, 2021 The Canadian government has introduced the first ever internet censorship bill to filter "hate speech" and "hurtful speech". Some feel that this censorship is akin to the worse in totalitarian governments. The bill will be considered in Parliament in the next few weeks.

April 22, 2021 Black Lives Matter protestors defaced the USS Maine National Monument on 59 Street, in front of Central Park, with anti police graffiti.

April 22, 2021 Approximately 60 percent of all new Covid cases are occurring in people who have already been vaccinated according to a new study by Yale University.

April 22, 2021 Former President Trump is encouraging everyone to take the Covid vaccination. The announced that refusing the Covid-19 Vaccination is "deranged pseudoscience".

April 22, 2021 President Biden is planning to increase the capital gains tax by 50% for people who have greater than 1 million in Capital Gains in one year. Thus the new rate will be 43.4% from the existing 20% while in some states, such as New York, the new rate will be 52.2% while in California, it will be 56.7%. This means that if you sell your house or apartment that has more than a million dollars of capital gains, you will be subject to this tax. Many elderly people purchased their homes for $25,000 to $100,000 and because of relatively high inflation over the years, the value is now over a million. What they thought was their next egg, has will be cut in half by this plan.

April 22, 2021 A sign at George Floyd Square is Apparently blatantly racist anti-white. the sign gives white people and only white people special instructions on how to act and behave.

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021
A film is being planned about Mr. Fugate-Wilcox's life. Two years ago, there was an interesting, though unauthorized book written about him that made the New York Times list.

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021 Radio commentator Garrett S. Roche, giving a very interesting talk at the new Shakespeare-Fulcrum art center. Did you know that Hudson, NY was the very first incorporated city in the United States? I am not sure what does incorporated mean, however I thought that St. Augustines in Florida was the first city.

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021
 In the late 1960's, Mr. Tery Fugate Wilcox started the Gene Freedman gallery with his wife Valerie Shakespeare The only problem was that the gallery never existed, yet was constantly in various art world magazines! In 1971, the founders of the first Earth Day wrote a letter to the non existent gallery asking permission to exhibit there!

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021
The famous artist/visionary Mr. Tery Fugate Wilcox in his new art center in Hudson New York. He is a very interesting scientist/artist/visionary. If you are not yet familiar with him or his work, go to

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021
Mr. Fugate-Wilcox was the center of the avant-gard in New York City along with his late wife Valerie Shakespeare. Their Studio below the former Soho Guggenheim Museum was a focal point in the art world.

Hudson, NY April 22, 2021
His Tribeca home, which was a converted 2 story garage structure, was a hangout to the leading artists, designers, and musicians from the 1960's to the early 2000's.


Hudson, NY April 22, 2021

Shakespeare Fulcrum. The front does not truly show the interesting art center.

New York, NY April 21, 2021
Fanelli restaurant packed on a warm night

New York, NY April 21, 2021
Gasoline prices have stabilized fro the moment, after shooting up by 40% since December.

April 22, 2021 The cost of construction materials has skyrocketed, as a result of the construction of the countless out door anti-Covid shelters. For example the price of 3/4" plywood has jumped from under $40 per sheet to just under $100 per sheet since March, 2020.

April 21, 2021 Olympics The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that athletes will not be allowed to show any political gestures on the podium, such as taking the knee or raise the fist, in the Tokyo 2020 or the Beijing 2022 Olympics. The IOC had come under significant pressure to ease such restrictions as outlined in item 50 in the Olympic charter, however, after careful consideration, they have decided to continue the ban. Political gestures have been shown by winning Olympic athletes a number of times in the past, such as two African-American athletes who raised their fists in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, in support of black power. The United States Olympic Committee have stated that they will not punish athletes for making political gestures.

New York, NY April 21, 2021 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will not prosecute prostitution cases. He appeared today virtually before Judge Charlotte Davidson to vacate 5,994 bench warrants and dismiss the underlying charges of prostitution, unlicensed massage polars and loitering for the purpose of prostitution. The motion was granted and all cases going as far back as 1975 has been dropped.

New York, NY April 20, 2021 Spontaneous celebrations broke out around New York City, including around the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on the Manhattan Bridge and a march from Tompkins Square Park to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. There were also cheers from buildings as well as cars honking their horns. Some say that the spectacle should be viewed as morbid since why should true justice be celebrated.

Brooklyn, NY April 20, 2021 According to the New York Post, Black Lives Matter protesters started to scream at diners at a restaurant Maya Taqueria in Prospect Heights, which has been in the neighborhood for eleven years. The mob screamed anti white hate slogans including telling the people to "stay the F--k outta New York".

Minneapolis, MN April 20, 2021 Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all accounts, of killing George Floyd. Chauvin, who was in the process of arresting Mr. Floyd for allegedly passing counterfeit money, had placed his knee on Mr. Floyds neck for over 9 minutes, as shown on a video, even though Mr. Floyd stated that he could not breath. Apparently an EMS (Emergency Medical Service) person was also not permitted to help Mr. Floyd during this period. All of the was captured on Video. Records show that Mr. Floyd had an extensive police record and had been sentenced to jail 9 times, for armed robbery, drugs and other offenses. Mr. Floyd's death in March, 2020 resulted in riots and looting around the country, including extensive looting in New York City, particularly in fashionable Soho and around Macy's on 34 Street in Manhattan. These events have contributed to racial strife around the country. There is also fear that police around the country will be afraid to enforce the law and further that the conviction of former P.O. Chauvin might be viewed by some as a license for lawlessness. Most believe that the conviction will be appealed.

New York, NY April 19, 2021 Today Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced a new partnership wish a diverse panel of community leaders as part of the NYPD's ongoing efforts to ensure vigorous enforcement of hate crimes and ultimate justice for New Hork Victims.

Ontario Canada, April 19, 2021 Canadian police are apparently refusing to enforce Ontario's new Covid-19 lockdown laws, that some are claiming the laws represent a police state. The stated purpose of the new lockdown laws is to contain the spread of a claimed new variant of Covid 19.

New York, NY April 16, 2021 Mayor Bill de Blasio stated today at a press conference in City Hall that those who tested positive for Covid-19 in New York City has dropped below 5 percent and now stands at 4.91 percent of those tested.

New York, NY April 16, 2021 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo administration has introduced new rules for health care workers and senior center workers regarding the Covid-19 vaccination. Apparently a significant number of such health care workers are declining the vaccination. From now on, if a health care worker declines to be vaccinated, they will be required to fill out a form indicating this desire. It will be the responsibility of the nursing home or health care facility to insure that the form has been filled out otherwise the facility can be fined. Currently all vaccines authorized for use in the Untied States, as of this writing, are experimental with clinical trails continuing. These vaccines are permitted under the Emergency Use Authorization mandate.


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thm_news1_0004546.jpgNew York, NY April 18, 2021 Well respected street performer Chris Fernandez

thm_news1_0004544.jpgNew York, NY April 17, 2021 New York, NY This gentleman is riding a 1915 Swiss Army bicycle that he that he restore, fifteen years ago. A very interesting bicycle.

thm_news1_0004538.jpgNew York, NY April 17, 2021 New York, NY The flowers and cherry blossoms are in full bloom, unaffected by the Covid hysteria, gripping some New Yorkers.

thm_news1_0004534.jpgNew York, NY April 17, 2021 New York, NY A memorial for a suspect who died while being arrested, in another state.

thm_news1_0004524.jpgThere are so many varieties of street enclosures, ranging from simple to mini-mansions. The construction of such a vast number of such structures has vastly pushed up the price of lumber across the country.

Hartford, CT. April 15, 2021 Connecticut lawmakers are scheduled to vote on repealing religious exemptions to vaccine mandates. It is not sure if this would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution regarding religious liberty.

Tokyo Olympics The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is scheduled to start on July 23 and run till August 8, 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic was postponed from last year because of the Covid virus hysteria. This is not the first time that the Tokyo Olympics were postponed or canceled. The 1940 Tokyo Olympics was cancelled. The planning for the 1940 Tokyo Olympics started in 1932. In 1938, the head of the Japanese Diet wanted to cancel the Olympics because of the recent start of the second Sino-Nippon war, but Tokyo continued to build the stadiums, mostly in the area of what is now Yoyogi Park. Originally, the Germans were going to fly the burning Olympic torch on their newly developed Messerschmitt Me 261 that had the extremely long range of about 7,000miles (11,500km). In the end, the 1940 Tokyo Olympics was cancelled, however the 1940 East Asian Games were held in Tokyo.

A few of the many 1940 Tokyo Olympic posters

In 1964, the Olympics were held in Tokyo and it was spectacular. Japan did everything possible to show the world that it had overcome the extreme destruction of World War II and was on a global footing. The original stadiums build in Yoyogi Park were expanded and modernized. The Japanese infrastructure was completely revamped and modernized. New highways were built and Japan showed the famous "bullet trans" that were capable of traveling the then astounding speed of 125 miles per hour (200km/hr). Today the Shinkonsen speed along much faster at over 200 miles per hour and are arguably Japan has the best train system in the world. As a side note, Commodore Perry in 1853 brought to Japan a small steam engine and enough track to travel from Tokyo to Yokohama and this was one of many gifts given to the pre-Meji Japan, in exchange for opening up the country for limited trade with the United States. Many companies companies in Japan produced exciting new products that were essentially showcased by the 1964 Olympics. For example, many of the automobile companies that had been building small cars, suddenly offered new sports cars. Honda started to greatly push their motorcycles in the USA and even camera and electronic companies introduced new products. Everyone around in Japan and around the world were excited about these improvements. There were many first in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It was the very first time that live TV broadcasts were shown from Japan to the United States, going through the newly launched Relay 1 satellite. This was considered an amazing achievement back then. Surprisingly, at the height of the "cold war", East and West Germany competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as a single team. They had also done so in 1956 and 1960. This was to be the last time during the cold war that they would compete together. Japan had indeed arrived.

Unfortunately, very few people are excited about the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics, including the people in Tokyo who are now forced to pay a higher tax to finance this. Further, it is possible that with globalization, the notion of nations competing against one another is no longer that relevant. The same has happened to the early Worlds Fairs that today have mostly lost their luster.

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thm_news1_0004523.jpgNew York, NY April 15, 2021 Repair work on the Manhattan Bridge.

thm_news1_0004521.jpgNew York, NY April 14, 2021 Nighttime in Washington Square Park.

thm_news1_0004515.jpgNew York, NY April 4, 2021 People enjoying a beautiful, warm day in New York City.

thm_news1_0004512.jpgNew York, NY April 4, 2021 Apparently this man has boxed himself in, possibly out of fear of Covid

thm_news1_0004511.jpgNew York, NY April 2, 2021 Another memorial .

New York, NY April 15, 2021 According to the New York Post, nearly 6,000 fully vaccinated Americans acquired virus Covid, out of about 66 million vaccinated people in the USA.

British Columbia. April 14, 2021 One person died and three people suffered neurological impairment after receiving a Covid vaccination in a tiny indigenous village. An estimated 7,000 deaths in Europe and 3,000 deaths have been reported in the United States after receiving the vaccination. More research is being done to determine if the vaccine was the cause of these unusual events.

April 13, 2021 The United States government has called for a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, in response to alleged blood clots and other ailments said to possibly be attributed to this vaccine. It should be noted that all vaccines authorized for use in the Untied States, as of this writing, are experimental with clinical trails continuing. These vaccines are permitted under the Emergency Use Authorization mandate.

It was reported on on January 15, 2021 that long term mask use breeds microbes that infiltrate the lungs and can contribute to lung cancer.

thm_news1_0004509.jpgA huge ball in front of Macy's Department store on 34 Street. The area in front of the store has become a pedestrian area.

thm_news1_0004508.jpgNew York, NY April 2, 2021 One of the many types of street enclosures that has popped up around the city.

thm_news1_0004507.jpgNew York, NY April 2, 2021 Assuming that Covid is as widespread and viral as stated, it is a matter of debate if these enclosures are effective.

thm_news1_0004504.jpgNew York, NY April 2, 2021 Cute, but do these enclosures have any real, proven, scientific purpose?

thm_news1_0004501.jpgNew York, NY March 30, 2021 People enjoying a warm day bicycle riding in the park.

New York, NY April 7, 2021 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced "Vaccinate NY" campaign and at the same time repealed the controversial law that shielded nursing home and other essential businesses from Covid related lawsuits.

New York, NY April 6, 2021 The New York State Vaccine Passport has come under fire for allegedly having serious security flaws and allegedly private medical data of uses can be accessed by anyone with just their name, date of birth and zip code. Apparently a significant number of people are opposed to any form of vaccine passport.

New York, NY April 6, 2021 According to the New York Post, 246 fully vaccinated Michigan residents ended up contracting Covid-19 and three people died.

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Olympics: The Tokyo Olympics are set to start on July 23, 2021 and run till August 8. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held from August 24 to September 5, 2021.


Inflation. Apparently, inflation is back, though not as severe as in 1980-1982. Items such as housing purchases, used automobiles, fuel and food has increased by a fairly high amount, with some estimating this to be about 15% over the past four months.

If the vaccination works, why must people still wear masks and why the need for a "Vaccination Passport"? Obviously, if someone decides not to take the vaccine, THEY are the one's who might be at risk. Why would people NOT want to take this potentially life saving vaccination? There are a number of reasons including that some of the vaccinations used aborted baby's/fetuses, some people question how a vaccination can be developed in two months, while the average time it takes to develop a vaccine is 13 years and some people feel that there is not any need to take it considering that the recovery rate is just under 100%. Finally, some people feel that the risks of permanent injury or death from the vaccine, outweighs the risks from the potential of getting the vaccine. The concept of "my body, my choice also seems to be a factor to decline taking the vaccine. Presently about 50% of the United States has taken or plans to take the vaccine.

Massive inflation coming? Frank X. Didik, January 2, 2020. At the start of 2020, it is estimated that the United States national debt was 21 Trillion dollars. As of January 2, 2021, as a result of the vast "printing" of additional money for Covid Relief and other expenses, this debt is estimated at just under 30 trillion dollars. Surely, one would think that a 30% increase in money supply would lead to significant inflation, but this has not happened. I believe that this is primarily because of vast production surpluses, on every level including manufacturing, services and farming. Robotics, efficient computerized allocation of resources and transportation has produced enough for everyone, without pressure on the market.

DO NOT DEFUND THE POLICE With skyrocketing crime, it is clear that NYC must have an effective and well funded NYPD otherwise we will be like the wild west.

Similarities between the current lock-downs and Prohibition Frank X. Didik, January 2, 2020. Many people feel that the shock of the lockdowns is unique in American history. This is not the case. There have been many shocking, similar instances of business closures or being greatly curtailed in American history. Some examples include in 1919, with the introduction of Prohibition, when all of the bars and liquor stores were suddenly closed and it was impossible to legally purchase alcohol. Clearly it was shocking when the leisurely pint after work and the closures of bars, must have been shocking. Prohibition ended in 1933. During World War 2, there were also many restrictions on rationing of many previously common items such as meat, sugar, gasoline and other items. Similar restrictions and shortages also occurred During the Civil war of 1861-1865 and the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783.

Remote working, office space, the diminished need for employees Frank X. Didik, January 1, 2020 It is fascinating to note that as a result of the government imposed Covid-19 restrictions, that for a period of time, an estimated 30% of the population was out of work, and yet the country did not experience any long term shortages, in any area. One might say that this is a wake-up call for companies to show them that they have too many redundant employees. read more

Does constant mask wearing reduce cognitive ability? Studies have shown that people inhale between 7% and 12% of their exhaled breath, with an accumulation of carbon dioxide. Does this cause minor cognitive loss for the wearer over time? Further, over time, the masks quickly become both moist as well as becomes a breading ground for bacteria. Also, does the additional stress on the lungs to breath through a filter effects the lungs? More studies must be performed to determine if mask wearing causes biological issues as well as phychological issues over time.

Lockdowns benefit large companies at the expense of small stores and businesses Frank X. Didik December 16, 2020
 It has become obvious that the lockdowns, imposed by most of the states to control the spread of Covid-19, has clearly benefited large companies, particularly on-line mega-companies, at the expense of small, local businesses, that were forced to either close their doors or greatly curtail their operations. It was estimated that these small companies and stores represented about 60% of the economy. As a result of the government imposed lockdowns, much of this bushiness activity and wealth has been transferred, perhaps permanently, to the on-line stores. This is rapidly creating a vastly different business environment and potentially will reduce the ability of an individual to start their own business in the future.


NYC heat wave
NYPD Chief of Department attacked
Thousands of New Yorkers are leaving
A new job apprenticeships website
New Federal hiring guidelines
NYPD shows extreme professionalism and restraint Read more
NYC under curfew read more
Stores looted May 31, 2020 read more
Protests erupt in NYC read more
Congress proposesTRACE Act read more
History of Corona Virus read more
Gasoline & fuel prices plumet read more

Covid-19 April 2020 news. read more
Corona Shut-down read more
Congress aproves of2 trillion read more
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Federal reserve on Covid-19 read more

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Defund? Some anti-police groups have called for the defunding of the police around the country. Question: late at night, if you are traveling in an empty subway car and two police officers come on, do you feel threatened or are you relieved and hope that they stay on for the duration of your trip? The answer is obvious. The police are essential to maintaining order in any society.

Corona Paycheck program read more
Remote salary protection read more
Internet censorship read more
People should be responsible for themselves and carry their own weight in society read more

Subway Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ... read more ...

Greatly reduce train noise A significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost more ...

Corona Virus: What I have observed regarding the Corona Virus can be read here. Further, my photographs of empty New York City, can be viewed here.

Pentup Demand caused by Covid-19 lockdown? Unlikely. People are used to staying home, have developed new habits, and after being out of work, will probably want to save money.

Hysterical Fears pushed in the media and other sources: What ever happened to Y2K, the Ozone hole, nuclear winter, missile gap, read more

Restaurants and Bars will spring back? Very unlikely. People go to these places not only to eat and drink but primarily to socialize. If people are social distanced, why go out?

Corona Virus "Experts"? Who is to say who is an expert when the entire virus is a new event and nobody has any real understanding what is going on. This is like the transition period of Eastern Europe from 1989 to 1992, when so many "leading experts" came from nowhere and gave the public their speculation with truly disastrous results, causing massive inflation and economic failure in countries who followed their "advice".

Question If you can live for a thousand years, but have to live in a 12x12 foot (3x3 meter) room without ever leaving, would you do it? I prefer to live life to its fullest and accept the risks. Everything in life entails a certain risk.

Forced vaccinations? But Why? read more

Do more people die because of the Corona Virus or because of the lockdown? read more

Is Covid-19 as widespread as suggested? read more

Liberal Governments verses Conservative Governments read more

Career first and family later? read more


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What if and what can or might be.

The 1956 Firebird was to be self driving.
Self Driving Cars? If you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant "driver" of the car? I have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving cars can help reduce accidents and enhance society, I am for them. Besides the technical aspects, there are many other issues that must be worked out. My concerns regarding self driving cars including liability, safety, morality and effectiveness. more ...


Bicycles? What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide? more ...

Question: If people who are protesting are paid to protest, is it really a protest?

Question: If a humanitarian organization is paid for their services, are they really a humanitarian organization?

Question: If a charity receives most or all of its money from the government, is it really a charity considering that the tax payer is paying for their services?

Cell Phone Etiquette
Advice for the modern person - December 9, 2016 read more

Time to Rethink Bike Lanes
Advice for bicyle based cities
 - August 3, 2016 read more

On Education
Rethinking school and our education system

Should everyone attend college or university? ... read more ...

Can a college or a university really teach a person to be a businessman or an artist or good in any particular field? ... read more ...

How come all college undergraduate degree's require four years? Should some degrees require only one year while others perhaps six years? ... read more ...

What courses should and should not be taught at college or university? Can college or a university teach a person how to be a good business person, or how to be creative? ... read more ...

Reason, Logic and intellect is not reliable. The late Christopher Hitchens often stated that we should rely on our logic, reason and intellect to determine the truth. Many people who pride themselves as educated, intelligent and progressive believe the same. As reasonable as this seems, Galileo proved over 400 years ago that our logic, reason and intellect is unreliable and that only direct experimental data, should be relied upon. Galileo had dropped two balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they would hit the ground at the same time, rather than the heavier ball hitting the ground first, as almost everyone, including Aristotle, 2000 years ago, had assumed. Our logic, reason and intellect is not reliable and should only be viewed as speculation. Only direct experimentation and obtaining the same results, over and over again should be relied upon.


What about? ..

Old Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored knowledge. Are we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve our computer written records, books, photographs, video and knowledge? We must have an international agreement and an organization, perhaps under auspices of the United Nations, dedicated to preserving our global digital records so that future generations can access the information and knowledge that we store on computer readable formats.

If you wanted to, would you be able to read a:

    3 1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
    cd-rom or a dvd?
    12" optical disk?
    9 track tape?
    IBM punch card?
    Paper punch tape?

If you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now? In a few years, our latest computer formats and storage devices, such as USB drives, will also be obsolete. I have deep concerns about the longevity of our knowledge and of computer records, more ...

What if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine, if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs really die out? Further, consider that ... read more ...

What is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if gravity can be modulated? Today most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous? Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just the beginning since more ...

On Business

Investing in Startups. Good idea or bad? Is investing in a Startup, that has never proven itself in the market place, a good idea or a waste of money (and talent)? Historically, investors invested in companies that were swamped with orders and making money, but needed additional money to ... read more ...

Most efficient brain-storming method and how to make morning office meetings more productive and interesting ... read more ...

Superior advertising results

Producing the very best and most effective TV commercials The single purpose of a television commercial is to sell the product or service. The fact that an advertisement might be interesting, funny, informative or well produced is secondary to the main purpose, which is to sell the product or service. One should never leave the creation of the television commercial to the television producer or the video editor. ... read more ...

Building the most effective business websites Never let a "web designer" develop the website for you. A web designer should be produce the website under the supervision of an on line marketing master, usually working with ... read more ...


There is an alternative to population control. Restricting and discouraging the formation of families in order to stabilize or reduce population infringes on the freedom and rights of every human. There is another much better more ...

Questioning the results of modern science. For the last 100 years, we have been experiencing the collapse of real science. Theories, speculation and fantasy is the norm today. By definition, the scientific method is the ability to test and re-test and always get the same results, over and over. If an idea or a theory can not be tested, the idea must be viewed as speculation and not considered true, till that idea is proven without a doubt. Scientific theory has moved to areas that are beyond our present capability of testing and gradually a number of unproven theories have become accepted as fact without any real proof. Further, new theories have been developed based on old theories. Thus we have a situation where science today is largely based on theory upon theory. If something can not be proven, it falls into the realm of philosophy rather than science. This has led more ...

What if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider more ...

Can the speed of light vary, even if traveling under the same conditions, or in other words, is the speed of light really a constant? According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is a constant but more ...

Science and media hype: Any sudden "revolutionary" scientific discovery, even if such discovery is written about in every newspaper and scientific journal, should be greeted with skepticism. Such a discovery should only be accepted after the bulk of scientists have have had a chance to review the discovery and confirm that it is in fact correct. Such things that come to mind include cold fusion, the so called "God Particle" and even the recent stated discovery of a "gravitational wave". All too often such media hype has come and gone without any real discovery or fundamental change. more ...

What percentage of information, contained in science books is accurate and true? Are we in a post science period? Many science books today present more ...

It is time to retest scientific properties. Verify results. I suggest that the properties of all materials be re-tested using modern technology and certify the results. Melting and boiling points, conductivity, hardness, and all physical properties of materials should be re-tested more ...

Honesty and integrity in scientific research is essential in order to advance our knowledge base. When a scientist has worked for years to prove a particular theory and finds out that their work hasbeen in vain, it is difficult to admit that their original assumptions were wrong. Still it is vitally important more ...
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