To watch the news or look at Social Media today, you see that the United stated appears to be crumbling under our feet and our way of life and our society is irrecoverably bad. But how do the facts measure up to the perception. Our “Standard of Living” is a measure of the level of … Continue reading Crisis Perception vs. Reality in America Today
Imagine beans that are easier to digest, provide better nutrition and lessens the gaseous side-effects of normal bean consumption. How about a corn crop that needs little or no nitrogen fertilizers because it converts nitrogen in the air to nitrogen in the soil.Soybeans that produce Omega-3 fatty oils to replace the gross and expensive fish … Continue reading Beans that won’t make you fart and other feats of Genetic Engineering
We read it and see it every day in both mainstream media and in Social media, “The wealthy need to pay more taxes”, “The 1% are not paying their fair share in taxes” and all other complaints about how the tax burden of the average American is hard to bear. But how do these feelings … Continue reading Tax Inequality
One myth that I continually see perpetuated in Social media is that Congress stole money from the fund and spent it on their own programs. The message incites fear in people because they think they will have no money to retire on when their time comes. There are several misconceptions that lead people to believe … Continue reading No, Congress did not steal money from the Social Security Trust Fund
I stopped buying hummus this summer and I really miss it. It is not that I don't like or want hummus, I just refuse to buy any product with the Non-GMO "Butterfly of Ignorance" label on it and to my surprise all three brands available to me at my local market added the label. Ironically, … Continue reading The Butterfly of Ignorance
“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”— Douglas Adams, Salmon of Doubt I am new to blogging but have been arguing excessively for decades, we will see how it translates to blogging. Rhetoric is not dead, but is is … Continue reading Feelings vs. Facts and how Social Media divides us.
I believe in personal responsibility and that we are all a product of our own decision making I am not affiliated with any one political party, but I see myself as mainly conservative with some libertarian views. I am passionate about Sustainable Agriculture and our ability to feed our growing population. However my definition of … Continue reading A little bit about me