Saturday, April 22, 2017

What Comes Next- And When

The speed of progress is astounding.  Watching television a few days ago I listened to Mark Cuban talk about subjects that I know little about. It was fascinating. He started with cars. Automatic cars. Driverless cars. Cars that think for themselves. All of which ended with a conversation about "artificial intelligence". Frankly, some of the discussion went right over my head. 

He began talking about the growth of computer knowledge and abilities that will result in the power to exponentially grow. Ultimately the amount of knowledge will exceed that of human beings. At that point "artificial intelligence" will control human beings. 

Mr. Cuban stopped there and asked "when this happens in the future, and it will, where will human beings fit in the composition of the universe".  

Several brilliant minds have been working on the answer but no consensus exists - except one. The transition from the dominance of human beings on earth will end will be be replaced by what we now call "artificial intelligence". 

It boggles my mind to think that human beings now have the knowledge and the ability to dictate programs to electronic machines - that can be designed to think for themselves, solve problems and expand knowledge of the universe. They can  digest and organize all known facts - and use that foundation of intelligence to think even further into the future - and act accordingly.

Logical.

Amazing.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Donald (I am not a clown) Trump

I'm eighty years old. Several Presidents have come and gone. Some good. Some not so good.come and go. A few were excellent executives and a few were not. 

Now, out of the blue, comes Donald Trump. The Democrats cheer and the Republicans go back ask themselves 'what just happened'? 


The Democrats watch their candidate turn to dust. Dishonesty and corruption laid her to rest. Bye bye Hillary.

America has endured eight long years of the radical, liberal and  progressive politicians. Our sleepy nation finally agreed that they were attempting to destroy America. Our character, traditions, Constitutional government and international stature were sliding faster and faster toward big government socialism. The foundation of our freedoms that we worked so hard to establish were being undermined before our eyes. 

Our recent President Obama gave us eight years of faulty direction. He trashed the government with misguided appointments that steered America onto the ultra-liberal shoals.

Trump wins the election. Hillary and the Democrats lose big time. Now Republicans control the government and the American political scene can now become the beacon for the world again.

Terrorism in America. Caused by radical Islamic terrorists. Sponsored by radical Islamic potentates that have no regard for humanity. Including their own. Trump says he will stop them in America. He will close the borders to the unwanted terrorists. He will enforce our existing immigration laws. He will build a wall between Mexico and the United States to help slow the overwhelming flow of immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America and the increasing number of Islamic terrorists trying to enter that way. Then Mr. Trump will determine a fair way to restrict the flow of legitimate immigrants and improve the security vetting of all immigrants.

These measures have turned the ultra liberal Democrats and the surprisingly dense and intolerant educators and entertainment celebrities - - - into anti-American bigots. They protest and riot in the streets. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

America Needs A Better Map

A group of guys, some wealthy, some smart, and some that were neither, dreamed of a government  elected by the citizens it governed, and then refreshed periodically with term limits and newly elected representatives. To protect the new government from its self they divided it into three parts; the executive branch (President), the congress (Senate and House of Representatives), and the judicial (Supreme Court). Each of these divisions was to oversee the other two and was empowered to override. The guys made a few mistakes which were corrected as the government grew larger but there have been, in 235+ years, remarkably few corrections.

The original government structure was distilled from previous governments and strongly linked to ancient philosophers, the Judaeo-Christian religion and ethical and moral teachings, and the factual  experiences of history. This foundation was negatively influenced by the oppressive demands of the rulers of the countries the guys came from. The primary stick in the mud was King George of England, and the most common complaints about his dictatorial administration centered on unjust taxation, the inability to own property, and the lack of personal freedom. All of these elements affected the design for the new American government.

So, it began in 1776 with the Revoutionary War, continued for about 75 years relatively at peace, and then experienced the largest and most brutal civil war the world had ever seen. In and around the Civil War in 1865 America began making societal changes that effectively influenced it's continued growth. The most well known of these was giving the negro slaves their freedom. Soon after the Civil War our nation began it's industrial revolution. America's population started to move from rural to urban areas  as citizens moved towards increasing employment opportunities as factories were established in urban areas. This movement was well underway during the time of the Civil War in 1865 and the turn of the century in 1900.

Europe had a number of difficult problems. Problems with religion, economics, and ambitious leaders. In 1917 America joined it's allies in the 'war to end all wars', the First World War. It was fought in Europe, it became huge, involved many countries, and resulted in an enormous number of military and civilian casualties. Actually, advances in weaponry resulted in a horrific number of deaths and the destruction of entire towns and cities. This became the most devastating war the world had ever endured. Then it ended.

Peace and harmony prevailed for about 60 years before the German, Italian, and Japanese nations (the Axis) attempted to expand their territories. In the mid-1930's they were resisted but successful as they attacked less powerful, sometimes defenseless, and usually smaller nations. America formally joined the war in 1939, a bit after it had begun. We combined with England, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a few other nations (the Allies) to defeat the Axis enemies. And we did defeat them.






Saturday, January 21, 2017

TRUMP TALK

He got elected yesterday. Amazing. His acceptance speech was fairly good but certainly not perfect. It sounded like a playback of his raucous campaign speeches, and it did hit all of the contentious topics that are bothering most Americans. As usual, his arrogance took the edge off nearly every topic as he spoke. He continued to promise aggressive action to cure America's many problems, and to do so immediately.  This impossible rhetoric was gratefully accepted with loud cheers voices and waving flags, but by only half by half of the audience. 

Our new president is a tough old bird. Standing right in front of the Presidents of previous administrations he called them all ineffective and wasteful executives who have given away the country in order to enhance their positions, and avoid dismissal. He had no compliments or soft words for the political men and women that have lead America in recent years. He made it crystal clear that many of them have been lazy in office, in effectual in Congress, and made say too many poor legal decisions in the courts.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Last Democrat Dumbo

America has barely survived the worst President ever to serve in the office. Yes, Mr. Obama gets the trophy. There is about 60 hours left of his term in office and he is using it to sabotage his successor. This fits perfectly with his lack of character. Yesterday he released four more terrorists that we were housing in Gitmo, and returned them to the middle east to fight us again. A bitter, petulant and stupid action. This Mr. Obama is the same guy that commuted the sentences of more convicted criminals and more military prisoners during his eight years in office than any other President in recent memory. Now isn't that just great?

Recently he threw out the sentence of the soldier that gave Wikileaks highly classified information that many people thought was responsible for the death of active duty soldiers. He didn't pardon the guy or declare that he was innocent. He just thought the sentence was too harsh. At the time of this traitor's trial most people thought the soldier had clearly earned a capital conviction, but the sentence was reduced to long years of jail time by the judge. I wonder if the families of those men that he killed agree.  There was 35 or so more years to go when President Obama signed the release. It should never have happened. 

Back to the point. There is only a few hours left before incoming President Trump replaces outgoing Barack Obama - who has continuously attacked and degraded Mr. Trump and publicly supported the Democratic Party machine's discredited Hillary Clinton during the campaign. She lost and Trump won. Mr. Obama can not accept it. The ultra-liberal establishment just can't believe he actually won the election. Stupid is as stupid does. Now, in the last 30 days or so of his lame-duck presidency, Mr. Obama is doing everything he can to assure a conflicted transition of power. He is unquestionably very intelligent, charismatic, suave and an excellent speaker. He is now also proving to be a very bitter and nasty person.

A few liberal Democratic members of Congress have decided that they will not attend the inauguration. Several have openly declared that they will never cooperate with legislation developed by President Trump's administration. This makes them, in my opinion, anti-American dumbos. They should be disciplined somehow by their own party. This is America and we have a tradition of trying to heal the wounds and join together to help the new administration get in gear. Whether liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat or other, it's important that all Americans recognize the new President, respect his office, and try to work with his administration. 

If any of us want to protest to any political activity whatever, there are hundreds of ways to legally and peacefully do so. 

PEACEFUL PROTEST  -  YES. ANY TIME.
VIOLENT RIOTS  -  NEVER. PUT THEM IN JAIL.

djw

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Black Talk

Racial bitterness. I wonder if the black vs white problem will ever be solved? I think Probably bot. It will never be resolved unless both sides can put it's the history behind them and start anew as equal neighbors, but is there always an extremist fringe on both sides that fester and fume and divide. They, on each side, include people that have a some public standing that allows them to  aggravate this sensitive division of races. These racist twiddles continue 
deplorable racism in our society.

In no particular order the aggravating group includes: 

Rev. Jesse Jackson / Rev. Al Sharpton / Rev. Jeremiah Wright / Barack Obama Former President / Eric Holder Former Atty. General / Congresswoman Maxine Waters / Congressman John Lewis / Danny Glover Actor / Eddie Murphy Actor

All of these people have been active for years trying to convince blacks they are inferior to whites. They have do their best to perpetuate the idea that blacks have always been victims in society, and the idea is being promoted and carried forward by ultra liberal, left leaning, socialist educators and politicians since 1865 and before. They ignore that the Civil War marked a huge step forward in the social and economic movement to help blacks people rise in society. The fact that there has been a steady improvement of opportunities, a steady rise class, improvement of living conditions, and a huge improvement of black education, they simply forget and rarely mention. 

We must continue to recognize that a tiny germ of truth remains in the fact that discrimination of blacks is still around. There are ignorant white folks that still believe blacks can not learn, can not excel at anything, and can not improve their status. The attitude stems from the ancient history of subjagated black societies. In America many generations have passed by since the 1865 Civil War when so many whites looked on blacks as lesser people. Political pressure, Christianity and a dominant white society did very little to level the playing field between the races.  

In early America most whites came from Europe and Russia. At that time in history white people dominated most of the world by forcing blacks and other minorities to submit to their power.  This was done in order to enrich the lives of the white population. 

In America, blacks and other minorities experienced a big change after the American Civil War. 

djw




Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Wall

History is filled with walls made to keep people in or out. Some have worked and others have not. The Israeli Wall helped the Israelis defend themselves, the Berlin Wall provided limited western access to East Germany long enough for them to establish the Russian government there, and so forth. Now America  wants to construct a wall between Mexico and the United States. The concept is that a physical wall will stop (or at least slow) illegal immigration from Mexico, Central America, South America and elsewhere. President Trump and his advisors believe it will succeed, and I agree. 

Much of the wall has already been constructed and so far has shown only limited success. America must now complete the border and control legal access to America. 

We all need to realize that illegal immigration will continue. We have about 8,000 miles of unprotected borders. The point is that illegal immigration and the overland route for the present flow of illegal drugs will be as much as 90% closed. 
America should welcome a constant flow of legal immigrants, should not welcome illegal immigrants, and should restrict the incoming number of immigrants to allow no more that can be made useful and contributing citizens.  
  • Too many immigrants do not want have to become citizens. 
  • Too many immigrants do not wish to learn our national language. 
  • Too many immigrants have no wish to comply with our laws.
  • Too many immigrants are unschooled and unskilled. 
America must design vetting and testing prerequisites for legal entry.

Can we not change or discontinue the present anchor baby rules.

At the same time can we not find a reasonable program that will allow established illegal residents to become citizens and stay?
  • Immigrants who want to temporarily visit or work and then go home. 
  • Immigrants who want to become citizens and stay in America. 
  • A program that allows established illegal residents time to learn how to become a legal citizen. 
djw



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Welcome Vetted Immigrants

Immigrants have become a dangerous problem. They pour into America in such large numbers that we can not absorb them without damaging the fabric of American society. Perhaps our government should decide what percentage of people can be absorbed annually without serious impact on our existing population.. 
  • If our population is about 300,000,000 and 
  • we limit immigration to 2% (for example), 
  • then the total number of immigrants allowed would be 6,000,000. 
  • If we then allow only 2% of another country's population to immigrate to America, and then only until our yearly 6,000,000 quota is established.

1. We must not prohibit immigrants from coming, but we must establish a yearly limit.
2. We must investigate their record in the country they are from, and/or were born.
3. We must turn away all who may be considered a possible danger to others.
4. We must challenge anyone who appears questionable in any way.
5. The first (temporary) permit should expire after 360 days.
6. If they qualify for citizenship in that period they may stay as citizens.
7. If they do not, they must return to the place they came from, or elsewhere.
8. We must deport immigrants who are not interested in citizenship during the 360 days.

djw

Liberal Fools In Hollywood

Watched the Golden Globe Awards show last night. As usual, it was not a very good presentation. The host was his normal blah self and was largely ignored. The actual show itself was almost average - except when it strayed into political opinion. The Golden Globes, is not the place for anyone to use the microphone to advance or even mention politics. This production was filled with liberal political garbage.

Should we not expect the audience, participants, and award winners to be happy and grateful, to thank those that helped them achieve their celebrity? 

But a few award winners this year chose to be stupid.  

The actors and actresses that were out of line were all, everyone of them, ultra-liberal Democratic Party members who are unhappy with the outcome of the recent presidential election. They truly believe the are superior and more politically knowledgeable than half of their fans and followers. They actually consider their celebrity has bestowed brilliance upon them that must be shared from their prominence  On this occasion each one of this twits belong to a rabidly-liberal-socialist-communist minority in America who voted for Hillary Clinton, and they lost  the very close election. 

It takes a mentally challenged person to stand on a stage and tell half of the audience  and half of their fans that they are stupid. The hype and build up during the presidential campaign provided a serious division between those who approved the progressive trend of the government, and those who rejected it. 

What purpose is served by jackass actors alienating half of the people they entertain?

djw