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About mbsbvu

EDUCATION: BAE, MAE, Aero. Eng'g - Rensselaer Poly Inst; Ph.D. Aero. Eng'g - M.I.T. CAREER: Engineer & Program Mgr. - The Boeing Co. 1966-2000. Retired 2000. Founder of Political Discussion Group: Conservative Enthusiasts Greater Seattle Area - -2006

Separating the Right from the Wrong and Left: Seizing the Moral High Ground

Over the past several decades, poverty has decreased the world over. Many people, however, are unaware of this face. Moreover, American citizens are equally unaware of where the credit for this progress belongs. Much of the credit for this achievement … Continue reading

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The Morality of Government Entitlements

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” — French political analyst and philosopher, Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755) A careful examination of some of … Continue reading

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America’s Energy and Economic Policies Go Hand in Hand

Using History as a Portal to Our Future Over two centuries of America’s  formal existence provides much perspective from which to view today’s world. The picture below just hints at a few of  these. Looking at the left portion of … Continue reading

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Posted in Clean Energy, Clean Tech, Energy Security, Finance and Economics, Nuclear Power, Policy, Politics, Solar, Technology, Wind | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

Is President Obama’s Recent Self-Comparison with Teddy Roosevelt a Valid One?

President Barack Obama’s December 6th speech in Kansas in which he compared himself to Teddy Roosevelt just happened to coincide with a trip my wife and another couple made several weeks ago. We had the great pleasure to visit Theodore … Continue reading

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A Few Reflections On America During the Holidays

The video clip below is a patriotic medley that’s been a favorite of mine for several decades. I never seem to tire of it. In fact, I think we would all benefit if one greatly expanded it and its sentiments. What Can … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Retirement Systems

Are you old enough to begin to care about your retirement income? Well, if you are of voting age, perhaps you are. “What?” you say. “I need to start worrying about my financial situation at age 65 or 70, when I’m … Continue reading

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