superposition Free

Superposition: In any network with 2 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/electrical network results in compromise and allows the building of better bridges and interfaces. Using one ideology is like using half of a pair of pliers to grasp something. My avatar represents the % of approval, by party, that our congress enjoys. 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.

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  1. 6 days ago on Nick Anderson

    It’s different to see the unifying [temporary, until next primaries] diversity, equality, and inclusion in the [Q/MAGA influenced] GOP political bubble — too bad it cannot extend outside the virtually impenetrable bubble wall to include the rest of the US electorate

  2. 6 days ago on Eric Allie

    Tell me again how deep partisanship has life better in every way for all of us.

  3. 7 days ago on Clay Bennett

    I don’t think the public is buying the Q/MAGA conspiracy theories …

    “… Following the failed assassination attempt on Saturday, former President Donald Trump did not see a polling boost, in the first presidential survey taken since the event.

    In the national Morning Consult poll of 2,045 registered voters, taken Monday, Trump leads President Joe Biden 46 percent to 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of two percentage points

    The poll, conducted by Morning Consult of 2,045 registered voters on Monday, reveals that Trump is leading Joe Biden by just one percentage point on 46 percent, compared to the president’s 45 percent. The poll has a margin of error of +/- two percentage points.

    In fact, Trump’s lead has narrowed slightly since an earlier poll taken July 12-14, where Trump was leading 44 to 42 percent. However, the change is within the poll’s margin of error.

    The findings also reveal that Trump’s lead has narrowed slightly since the firm’s previous survey, conducted between July 12 and 14, which put Trump two percentage points ahead on 44 percent to Biden’s 42 percent. …" — rawstory .com/trump-polling-shooting/

  4. 7 days ago on Lisa Benson

    Hmmm …

    pewresearch .org/social-trends/2017/06/22/the-demographics-of-gun-ownership/

    worldpopulationreview .com/state-rankings/domestic-violence-by-state

    worldpopulationreview .com/state-rankings/murder-rate-by-state

  5. 7 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    “… WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – Within hours of the assassination attempt on former U.S. President Donald Trump, many of his supporters began laying blame on Democrats, seeking to flip the script on who has stoked America’s heated political rhetoric as cases of political violence reach historic heights.From establishment Republicans to far-right conspiracy theorists, a consistent message emerged that President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders laid the groundwork for Saturday’s shooting by casting Trump as an autocrat who poses a grave threat to democracy.A Reuters analysis of more than 200 incidents of politically motivated violence between 2021 and 2023, however, presented a different picture: In those years, fatal political violence more often emanated from the American right than from the left.The U.S. is embroiled in the most sustained spate of political violence since a decade of upheaval that began in the late 1960s, Reuters found in that report published last year. That violence has come from across the ideological spectrum, and includes extensive attacks on property during left-wing political demonstrations. But attacks on people — from beatings to killings — were perpetrated mostly by suspects acting in service of right-wing political beliefs and ideology. ..” — reuters .com/world/us/republicans-wake-trump-shooting-seek-pin-political-violence-trend-democrats-2024-07-14/

  6. 8 days ago on Lalo Alcaraz

    Considering that all of the Q/MAGA cohorts feel they’re victims of diversity, equality, and inclusion, — is his attempt at being the undeserving/hapless/“innocent” victim, really surprising?

  7. 8 days ago on Clay Jones

    “… WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) – Buying ammunition out of a vending machine is not something you see every day, but it could be in the future.

    The company behind the American Rounds vending machines is now expanding to more states, according to CEO Grant Magers.

    “We’ve had a lot of requests to expand to Florida, we have some opportunities currently there. And so, it is in the plan,” Magers said.

    Magers said the company currently has more than 200 store requests from approximately nine states, and that number is growing daily.

    The machines would be located in retail locations like grocery stores.

    But before you can buy the bullets, the machine uses identification scanners to verify your age, combined with facial recognition.

    “It’s going to be a facial recognition scan, pair your picture to the ID. So that says OK, yes, this is the person that owns the ID, that the faces match. And then, only then, can the transaction be complete,” Magers said.

    Palm Beach County residents have mixed feelings about the machines, especially when it comes to more people having access to ammunition.

    “We’re dealing with a lot of people getting killed right now. And we’re trying to protect our kids. That’s not gonna help,” resident Marie Rost said.

    Guns & Range Training Center owner Alex Shkop says since ammo doesn’t require a background check, he just sees this as an option for convenience.

    “Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with it. Because again, it’s just a commodity,” Shkop said.

    Magers says this is a safer and easier way to buy ammo.

    “Right now, ammo is sold, you know, on the internet, where any minor can click that they’re 21 or 18, or whatever that state law is, and they can have 2,000 rounds shipped to their house,” Magers said. …"

    — 1011now .com/2024/07/12/company-behind-ammo-vending-machines-says-hundreds-new-locations-are-coming/

  8. 8 days ago on Steve Breen

    iii .org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-wildfires

  9. 9 days ago on Michael Ramirez


    National leaders range in age from their mid-30s to 91.

    The median age of current national leaders is 62, as of May 1, 2024. The largest share of global leaders today (34%) are in their 60s. Roughly a quarter (22%) are in their 50s; 19% are in their 70s; and 16% are in their 40s. Biden is among the 5% of leaders who are in their 80s.

    Countries that are less free tend to have older leaders. In countries that Freedom House classifies as “not free,” the median age of the national leader is 68. That compares with 62 in countries that are classified as “partly free” and 60 in countries classified as “free.”


    — pewresearch .org/short-reads/2024/05/01/as-biden-and-trump-seek-reelection-who-are-the-oldest-and-youngest-current-world-leaders/

  10. 9 days ago on Clay Jones

    Would this have happened if only “good guys” had access to guns/ammo? Are our gun regulations too liberal [i.e., not conservative enough to make us safe]?