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.

Recent Comments

  1. about 7 hours ago on Joel Pett

    If the replacement fear continues/escalates and the American right turns full fascist, will there be a civil war that ends the US with the remnant being a mediocre ignorant pathetic 3rd world pariah nation?

  2. about 7 hours ago on Tim Campbell

    With Turkey’s veto, Putin is no longer concerned?


  3. about 7 hours ago on Robert Ariail

    Guns are reserved for stopping contagious novel virus respiratory disease pandemics, colorless/odorless poison gas, lethal nuclear radiation, advanced robotic tanks, etc … just ask any “can’t live without it” type gun owner.

  4. about 8 hours ago on Robert Ariail

    Unenforced gun-free zones are as effective as unenforced speed limit zones.

  5. about 9 hours ago on Lisa Benson

    Fast-changing commodity prices were the major reason Solyndra failed and kept incurring losses.

    Because Solyndra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, neither the company nor its executives are required to pay back the funding it took on.

    However, in the subsequent years, Solyndra was able to auction off some of its possessions. Additionally, it settled with a Chinese solar manufacturer for $7.5 million in April 2016.

    Despite the blockbuster failure, the government’s loan program actually turned out to be a success. By November 2014, the program had allocated $32.4 billion to dozens of projects. At that point, $3.5 billion had already been returned while the government garnered an additional $810 million in interest payments.

    Furthermore, the program did end up supporting the creation of some meaningful businesses. The most notable example became Tesla Motors, founded by Elon Musk, which managed to repay its loan within three years.


  6. about 16 hours ago on Rob Rogers

    The Republican states do not have a history of being a good place to raise/care for an infant or child … after they’re born.







  7. about 18 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    Are we still the cradle of freedom?

    Since the 9/11 attack, far-right extremists killed more people in the US than did American-based Islamist fundamentalists

    Donald Trump’s presidency was bookended with two of the ugliest outbursts of white nationalist violence in 21st century America – the 2017 far-right rally in Charlottesville and the 2021 storming of the US Capitol by his extremist supporters to sabotage the election results.

    Rightwing apologists like to downplay these lethal events or dismiss them as aberrations, but experts warn this is a form of terrorism that’s not only entrenched but has ballooned to become the biggest domestic security threat in the US.

    In the 20 years since 9/11, far-right extremists killed more people in the US than did American-based Islamist fundamentalists – but that’s often hard to discern from the way the federal government has treated domestic terrorism.


  8. about 18 hours ago on Jen Sorensen

    Sometimes hyperpartisanship causes folks to focus on the trees, not the forest, as this opinion piece points out.

    In a rare convergence, America’s voters are not merely unhappy with their political leadership, but awash in fears about economic security, border security, international security, and even physical security. Without a U-turn by the Biden administration, these fears will generate a wave election like those in 1994 and 2010, setting off a chain reaction that could flip the House and the Senate to Republican control in November, and ultimately the presidency in 2024.


    Perception is far more important than facts, figures, and reality itself. It would be nice if we elected our best and brightest altruists to make our country peaceful and prosperous. Instead, we are trapped in a sense-less winner-take-all system, — run by populists, and the self-serving — where one of the two opposing minority portions of the electorate takes temporary EXCLUSIVE control of the government, and rather than building on what was already accomplished, instead tries to remove what their opponents built.

  9. about 18 hours ago on Brian McFadden

    Not at McConnell’s level, but sinking fast …



    Although her numbers have improved since last fall, Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ unfavorable rating of 46 percent still outweighs her 34 percent approval rating, the only member of Maine’s congressional delegation who has an upside-down rating. Independent Angus King is the most popular, at a 55 percent approval rating.


  10. about 19 hours ago on Jack Ohman

    The conspiracy theory is still alive even without Q posting.