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About Art

55 years old. By training, ability and experience I am a master toolmaker. My most recent projects include designing and building a process to grind a G rotor pump shaft with four diameters and holding all four diameters within plus or minus 4 microns of nominal. This was an automated process using two centerless grinders refitted to my specifications using automatic load and unload machines plus automatic feedback gauging. I also designed and built an inspection machine to check for the presence and size of a straight knurl on a hinge pin using a vision system for non-contact gauging.

The Rise of Facism in the United States of America

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Cell phone use and old people.

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How Russia Uses Fake News to Influence Political Decisions in the Czech Republic

The Trump Faithful, you know the guys drunk on Kool-Aide, find nothing wrong with the GOP and it’s orange haired whiz kid Donald John Trump. And obviously the results of the voting machines were not changed by hackers. But the … Continue reading

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How in all good conscience can the USA make women’s reproductive health decisions for the rest of the world?

“The Trump Administration and Republican leadership have made no secret of their dangerous obsession with rolling back reproductive rights. President Trump’s reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule ignores decades of research, instead favoring ideological politics over women and families. We … Continue reading

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The legislation that eventually led to the ACA took years to develop, and implementing regulations and guidelines have taken additional years and continue even today.

I’m old enough to remember the beginning of the HIV+ crisis in the US. I remember the newspaper headlines proclaiming that “AIDS is a solution to the homosexual problem.” The GOP may have the final solution for people living with … Continue reading

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The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence He’s trampled on the rights of women, LGBTQ folks and the poor. Then there’s the incompetence. Meet, quite possibly, the next president

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With a girl’s softball lob of a pitch that barely rolls across the plate, our President has single-handedly destroyed the Affordable Care Act

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How the Members of the GOP Demonize Poor People.

Yeah, I know. You have a source for “Alternative Information.” Semantically Alternative Information = Bull Shit. Demonizing human being who require assistance is just sick. If you’ve never required assistance you are either very lucky or lying to yourself and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New Reality where Reality is Subject to Interpretation

“There’s an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president, and we are not going to sit around and let it happen,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re going to fight back tooth … Continue reading

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An open letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton

This is a good example of the Alternative Information the Trump administration and it’s supporters have to work with so let’s start with the information that isn’t “alternative.” First President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton no longer have … Continue reading

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