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Bernardo de La Paz

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Member since: Fri Jul 16, 2004, 11:36 PM
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Canadian who lived for many years in Northern California and left a bit of my heart there.

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Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Fri Oct 28, 2016, 01:51 PM (0 replies)

Trump is only the last stage: Nixon --> Gingrich --> Rove --> Palin --> tRump

President Nixon created the polarizing "Southern strategy" and appealed to the "silent majority".

Gingrich introduced scorched earth / take no prisoners politics including the government shutdown.

Rove perfected polarization seeking to obtain a rock solid 51% rather than a shaky 60%.

Palin made incompetent ignorance a Republican common-place.

Donald J tRump, birther con man in chief, keeps digging down to ever more deplorable depths.
Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Mon Oct 10, 2016, 02:38 PM (1 replies)

GOP would have to saw off their Rump with a rusty hacksaw.

The traditional GOP has been brow beaten into a corner since the days of Newt Gingrich.

Now they can't get rid of the Ts / Teas / tRumps any easy way.

They surrendered their party to extreme polarization and ignorance and bigotry. They can't get it back.

Their best option is to abandon the Ts en masse and form a new party. Not one of those existing joke and nutty Tea-like "Constitutional" or "Conservative" parties.

The best thing the Democrats can do with a broken GOP (aside from all the obvious things like SCOTUS) would be to put through a new hard-nosed Voting Rights Act, without sunset provisions.

The next thing would be to permanently put state districting in the hands of independent commissions, but that would mostly require winning state Legislatures. That is more likely with Republicans fractured up and down the line and it would be much easier to capture state Legislatures with a new national Voting Rights Act.
Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Mon Oct 10, 2016, 09:04 AM (0 replies)

(Check your pocket) 21st century women are not allowed to look like Barbie Dolls?

[font size = "+1"]Check your pocket. It contains 74 year old high tech invented by a Barbie Doll who was 20 years ahead of engineers of her time.[/font] And she is not the only highly intelligent woman who has chosen to be very attractive and sexual.

Any woman who chooses to look like a Barbie Doll can't be intelligent and feminist?

You judge books by covers only?

Yeah, you're getting backlash because of your illogical attitudes that also seem to be unenlightened.

At the beginning of World War II, [font size = "+1"]actress[/font] (actor, in today's terminology) Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers.[4] Though the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are now incorporated into modern GPS, Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology,[5][6][7] and this work led to their being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

But, ... you want to control how she would choose to look and dress.

Lamarr's earliest inventions include an improved traffic stoplight and a tablet that would dissolve in water to create a carbonated drink. The beverage was unsuccessful; Lamarr herself said it tasted like Alka-Seltzer.[16]

With the ongoing World War, Lamarr was inspired to contribute to the war effort, designing a jam-proof radio guidance system for torpedoes. With the help of composer George Antheil, they drafted designs for a new frequency-hopping, spread-spectrum technology that they later patented.[17]

Lamarr and Antheil realized that radio-controlled torpedoes, which could be important in the naval war, could easily be jammed, thereby causing the torpedo to go off course.[18] With the knowledge she had gained about torpedoes from her first husband, and using a method similar to the way piano rolls work, they designed a frequency-hopping system that would continually change the radio signals sent to the torpedo.[19]

Their invention was granted a patent on 11 August 1942 (filed using her married name Hedy Kiesler Markey).[20] Yet, it was technologically difficult to implement, and the U.S. Navy was not receptive to considering inventions coming from outside the military at the time.[16] Only in 1962, at the time of the Cuban missile crisis, did an updated version of their design appear on Navy ships.

Perhaps your technical accomplishments exceed hers?

Your attitudes are those of men and their female collaborators who wish to control the sexuality of women. Women (and men) have every right to be sexually aware and active. But tRump has revealed himself to be a sociopathic predator who takes without permission.

In early 1933, at age 18, she starred in Gustav Machatư's film, Ecstasy (Ekstase in German, Extase in Czech), which was filmed in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Lamarr’s role was that of a neglected young wife married to an indifferent older man. The film became notorious for showing Lamarr's face in the throes of orgasm

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Sat Oct 8, 2016, 05:20 AM (1 replies)

Scrap tax deductions; Only direct Govt payments are accountable and transparent to the public.

The scandal is that the tax system is rigged to give hidden subsidies to the rich and the corporations.

There should be no tax breaks for anything besides basic citizen breaks, like interest payments on mortgages on primary residences.

Every other monetary aspect of government policy should be handled by direct payments where the benefit is public and accountable.

[font size = "+1"]Hidden tax benefits are a very corrupt cause of the corrosively massive inequality of wealth and income.[/font]
Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Mon Oct 3, 2016, 11:00 AM (0 replies)

He has a choice: Litigate it, foment a pitchfork & torch rebellion, or look deep inside & accept it.

Guaranteed it will not be the last option.

He might try a scorched earth policy and try to make the obstructionism against Obama look tame.

He might try to split the Grumpy Old Paleface party and lick his wounds reminiscing about his Twitter-hall Putsch.

He might write "Mein Twitter Struggle" in his jail cell serving time on tax evasion, bribery, charity fraud, candidate declaration form fraud, and embargo busting, and plot there a Trump 2.0 with Roger "Goebels" Ailes, Roger "Himmler" Stone, and Stephen "Heydrich" Bannon.

He might be busy with a fire sale of assets when Putin pulls the strings of his Russian oligarchs and calls in tRump's loans.

He might end up selling toy jet planes in infomercials on late-night TV.
Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:29 PM (0 replies)
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