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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 1 hour ago on Chris Britt

    You don’t always get what you pay for. Too bad the states have to go their separate ways and do their own thing. Uniform standards must be just awful.



  2. about 2 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Respectfully, this just “isn’t the right time” to have this discussion.

  3. about 3 hours ago on Signe Wilkinson

    Maybe if America’s school children could raise as much money as the NRA contributes to congress through PACs, congress could hear their voices them too?

  4. about 4 hours ago on Gary Varvel

    A different view that includes all gun deaths …


  5. about 5 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Better than trying to defend the 115th’s indifference to the young people in Florida?

  6. about 10 hours ago on Chris Britt

    If people don’t feel safe wouldn’t it be better to make sure there are enough trained police in your area? Most people don’t have the skills and opportunity to practice target shooting regularly enough to be competent.

  7. about 11 hours ago on Phil Hands

    As long as we do not trample on the rights of other Americans we should be able to make compromises. We have seen that when abortion moves from ideology to personal experience, perceptions change. As long as we do not force someone have an abortion against their personal belief, we should be able to reach a compromise. Coexisting beliefs have always been America’s strength. It’s our unity not our divisions that have made us able to do things that monolithic, especially theocratic, societies cannot do. We the people, should be outrage by external (and unfortunately internal) forces attempting to divide and weaken us.

    If a cult wishes to believe in creationism, or a flat earth, or that climate change is non-existent, as long as they do not attempt to force that belief on the general population, I see not harm (other than to themselves). We do need to find our common areas not our differences so we can communicate and collaborate.

    We are mostly purple on a political affiliation map, rather than distinctly red or blue with a few well known exceptions and we need to change from winner-take-all elections which exclude (e.g.) 49.99% of the population of a state and use a proportional system which includes rather than excludes. We’re dysfunctional, most people know it, and most people want to fix it. We just need to work together to identify and remove the obstructions.

  8. about 13 hours ago on Marshall Ramsey

    English, especially as Americans use/abuse it, makes it sometimes difficult to say what you mean in current times. At one time, it was easy to parse a sentence. now add in the neglect of formal rules and a dash of snark and the written word is easily taken the wrong way. I see now that you grouped “congress” with “children” rather than with “most people” (which was my intent). Sorry, I didn’t catch that possibility.

  9. about 13 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    Democrats are always held to a higher standard as the Republicans being more religious, can be forgiven, while the Democrats, being somewhat less religious, don’t have that to fall back on.

  10. about 15 hours ago on Phil Hands

    Could it be that our self-serving, mutually exclusive, two opposing parties political system, is not attracting the best and brightest after all?

    The founders tried to put in safeguards so that populist, lowest common denominator, candidates would be purged by the electors. Too bad winner take all elections and the electoral college are now just tools of the political parties as we move farther away from proportional representation.