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"I once put instant coffee into the microwave and went back in time." - Steven Wright "Shut up and calculate" - apparently N. David Mermin possibly Richard Feynman  “I want to sing, I want to cry, I want to laugh. Everything together. And jump and dance. The day has arrived — yippee!” - Desmond Tutu “When the green flag drops the bullshit stops!” "It is cheaper to save the world than it is to ruin it." "I must have had lessons" - Reverend Jim Ignatowski / Christopher Lloyd "Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force, but through persistence." - Ovid, Roman poet "No single rain drop believes it is responsible for the flood." - Douglas Adams / slightly modified Personal Web Page: Here You Are

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I Think We Won for The Glory of Mother Russia


How to Decrease Recidivism of the Incarcerated

It was stunning to learn that it is common for incarcerated criminals to be denied access to literature. How else are they to change their situation so they need not return to a life of crime upon release. Literature permits self education and education provides hope and opportunity upon release. May I suggest it be a Federal Policy and even Federal Mandate that prisoners be given the opportunity for such self education and the libraries be financially funded and stocked w/ the finest of materials as needed and requested for the obvious reason that it must be far far less expensive to do so than to investigate apprehend prosecute and incarcerate yet again upon recidivism.

Canyon de Chelly Arizona


A Simple even Obvious Method to Afford Professional Employment to those without Means

This is to suggest a means to provide unimagined opportunity to those who now see none. The higher professions such as medicine and the law require formal schooling and the successful completion of examination by government agency to obtain license. Currently formal schooling is required by government to attempt said examination. This requirement does not seem logical for several reasons. Firstly if we have confidence in our examination methods then we must conclude examination alone is sufficient qualification to grant license and so not present the formidable obstacle of exceedingly expensive formal education. Secondly the requirement of expensive formal schooling as suggested severely limits a great many of the lower and even middle classes from bettering themselves and from seeking and finding employment which of course is contrary to all government employment programs' stated goals. May I suggest we permit such self-educated professionals as qualified by examination but which

A Simple and Possibly New Way to Deduce Special Relativity

Imagine an object some distance in front of you moving toward you also imagine a second object moving in a line perpendicular to the line of motion of the first with the two on a collision course with that point of collision some distance in front of you. If we assume that the motion of light obeys Galilean Relativity then what we will observe of the collision is the first object being deflected with the second object still some distance away from the first. This seems to me to be an uncomfortable situation as I prefer to believe that cause and effect should always be observed. Thus we may consider to assume a principle of "conservation of the observation of causality" and thus insist that the light from the two objects at the moment of collision reach our eyes at the same time which requires that the speed of light be constant. | v o obj 0    ---     .     . y     . .     .    d t=0 .     . ob