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Introduction to This Webpage

I'm presently using this website mainly for misc. notes and emails I reference to folks.

We have photos from our foreign trips to over 60 countries, ~250 cities, many revisited. These include Canada (many fishing trips), Europe (including England & Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, & Spain), Russia, Japan, China, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and a many more places. I hope to include more of these photos soon, although I've been saying that forever and the time needed to do it never seems to come. In the meantime, I've included some pix from some cruises we've taken plus some other odds & ends.

A favorite subject of mine is the relatively new discipline of Science and Religion. The pertinent notes on this posted here are in, more or less, reverse chronological order. They should be looked at in this order, according to the Album dares: A. Science and Religion (April 28, 2006) B. Science & Religion from Biologist (February 16, 2007) C. How the Universe Can and Might Be (May 6, 2007) D. Email Re. S&R - A New Twist (April 11, 2007) E. Science and Religion-Widely Ignored (August 23, 2008) F. "Cosmic Jackpot" Revisited (November 6, 2010). Others follow more or less chronologically.  I've submitted the latest one here for publication.

Some of my postings here include email threads on current events and politics from a group I established including small business owners, medical doctors, lawyers, brokers/CPAs, scientists, engineers, journalists, and Joe-Six-Packs.

Some of the entrees here have been published in one form or another. Not all of these are indicated.

JOKES, including some ribald ones from places similar to the the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce no less, can be found in Album #177 as of May 20, 2016 - a higher number if later (scroll down).   

RESUME: A full resune is posted at Album #160 and an autobiography at #162 as of May 20, 2016 - a higher number if later.

NOTE: Most albums in Word use the .docx format. If you cannot open the Word documents, use the PDF option.

To those who wish to contact me, I'm always available at mpfricke@san.rr.com.


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Brief Bio and Current Activities
1. Brief Bio and Current Activities 

I've posted a professional resume at Album 153 (as of this date). Here's a quickie to ID myself for you.

Updated March, 2016

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Dr. Roger Cohen
2. Dr. Roger Cohen  (September 14, 2016)

Roger was the best friend I've ever had. He wasn't just an exceptionally brilliant and successful physicist; he had many interests and activities. And Roger wasn't just smart, he was such a wise person, and he tried to help everyone he met. His counsel and friendship will live on forever in the hearts of a great many people.

Roger passed away last Friday in the arms of his loving wife Lorraine after battling an agressive brain tumor. I was able to visit him throughout his illness, thanks to Lorraine.  

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President Without A Security Clearance?
3. President Without A Security Clearance?  (September 3, 2016)

If Hillary were elected, she wouldn't qualify for the lowest-level security clearance unless she pardoned herself!

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ECONOMIC DISASTER
4. ECONOMIC DISASTER  (September 2, 2016)

This post makes it very simple to see what the policies of the Democrat Party have done to our country.

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Americans Are Hiding from The Facts
5. Americans Are Hiding from The Facts  (August 14, 2016)

I am aghast at how so many Americans cannot bear to hear the truth. Hillary Clinton does not deserve to be an American let alone to be the leader of Americans. This was posted on LinkedIn.

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I'll Get Help for My Sight!
6. I'll Get Help for My Sight!  (August 20, 2016)
Based on my medical condition, I've been accepted into the Braille Institute.  A new adventure!
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End of my thesis research
7. End of my thesis research  (August 18, 2016)
This is a true (and perhaps funny) story about how I wound up my thesis research many years ago.
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Diet Results
8. Diet Results  (Aug 16, 2016)
Seeing is believing.
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A Great Diet
9. A Great Diet  (June 29, 2016)
If you want to lose weight without counting calories or increasing your exercise, let me share this professional, hospital administered method with you. It's unbelievably successful and quick.
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Diet Warning
10. Diet Warning  (July 30, 2016)
You can't get enough of a good thing.  Or can you?
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2016 Election
11. 2016 Election  (July 28, 2016)
These are truly astonishing times, leading up to the Presidential Election this year. This election is historic and will define America for many generations to come.
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Jack and Johnnie
12. Jack and Johnnie  (July 14, 2016)

Two of my favorite performers when I was a kid were Jack Benny and Johnnie Ray. Here's a portion of one of Jack Benny's old TY programs. Move the slider to 16:45 to begin the skit with Johnnie Ray. Enjoy!

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Apple for The Blind
13. Apple for The Blind  (July 3, 2016)
I'm on a trajectory to be blind, but Apple's accessibility innovations will keep me going.
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Another Take on Science and Religion
14. Another Take on Science and Religion  (June 4, 2016)
These are my comments on a book suggesting a different approach to reconciling science and religion.
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Documentation of Current Status
15. Documentation of Current Status  (June 4, 2016)
This is an update to the documentation of my physical status in September, 2013 (Album 62 or later).
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Assault on Science
16. Assault on Science  (May 20, 2016)

This is one of the best articles I've ever read, sent by Prof. Will Happer (Princeton). You will greatly benefit from taking time to read it.

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Hillary MUST win the Democrat Nomination
17. Hillary MUST win the Democrat Nomination  (May 19, 2016)
We must support Hillary to be the Democrat nominee.
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My Weight Loss
18. My Weight Loss  (May 13, 2016)
I found a great remedy for the extra weight I put on recently.
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Never Put Things Off
19. Never Put Things Off   (May 8, 2016)
True story about my shocking awakening experience and how every day could be your last
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Happy May Day
20. Happy May Day  (May 1, 2016)
Is the USA being infiltrated by non-Muslims?
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Islamic Terrorism - No Such Thing?
21. Islamic Terrorism - No Such Thing? 
An excellent summary of this situation.
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CO2 Coalition Meeting
22. CO2 Coalition Meeting  (April 3, 2016)
Here's an article about the Meeting held in NYC on Mar 29, 2016, by the CO2 Coalition I've mentioned in previous posts.
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As I Age
23. As I Age  (March 15, 2016)
As I approach 79 in May, I'm now 15 pounds over my normal weight. But I'm trying to get that off so I can see my abs again!
For contrast, two five-year old pictures are also shown of me and my siblings from our reunion in 2001.
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Socialist/Marxist Pope?
24. Socialist/Marxist Pope?  (February 20, 2016)
Pope Francis has been a loose cannon.  Is he Socialist or Marxist?
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Being A Democrat Today
25. Being A Democrat Today  (February 6, 2016)
It is time to reexamine party allegiances.
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Primer on CO2
26. Primer on CO2  (January 19, 2006)
In the previous Album following this one I promised to post the best article available on atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and its effects.  Here it is.
For a less technical presentation, go to http://co2coalition.org/
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The Real Lowdown on CO2
27. The Real Lowdown on CO2  (January 7, 2016)

This is a highly important Album if you're interested in the scientific basis of all the sensationalism, from President Obama to the Vatican and the attendant media, about the "crisis" being produced by CO2 in the atmosphere.  It's both general for some and somewhat detailed for others.

It's about the CO2 COALITION.

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A True Joke - On Me
28. A True Joke - On Me  (January 5, 2016)
I happened to recall an incident you might find funny.
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Dirty Old Man - Adults Only
29. Dirty Old Man - Adults Only  (October 19, 2015)
Men's bodies might grow older, but never their minds.
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PC Madness
30. PC Madness  (September 16, 2015)
Where does the PC absurdity in the U.S. come from?
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Belfast Bar Brawl
31. Belfast Bar Brawl   (September 5, 2015)
I discovered they still fight in Northern Ireland.
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Spiritual Help in Times of Greatest Need
32. Spiritual Help in Times of Greatest Need  (August 7, 2015)
When we pray for help, does God respond?
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The Eco-Encyclical Exposed
33. The Eco-Encyclical Exposed  (July 14, 2015)
The media has not asked the critical question: Where did Pope Francis get his advice on global warming and related issues?  It's all here.
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Additional View on Pope Hurting The Poor
34. Additional View on Pope Hurting The Poor  (June 27, 2015)
There are many articles in widely circulated newspapers about Pope Francis and global warming, but there are few as meticulous as this about the harm he is causing. The Albums that follow indicate how misguided the pope is in regarding CO2 as a harmful vs. helpful component of our atmosphere.
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One Good Cartoon Deserves Another
35. One Good Cartoon Deserves Another  (June 27, 2015)
Self Explanatory
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A Little Cartoon Prefacing The Following
36. A Little Cartoon Prefacing The Following  (June 9, 2015)
The story behind this cartoon is given in the Album immediately following.
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Pope Francis Is Misguided
37. Pope Francis Is Misguided  (June 8, 2015)

This my effort to keep Pope Francis from taking bad advice from his counselors on CO2 and global warming, leading him to make statements that endanger his beloved people, the poor of the world.

Updated June 27, 2015
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Global Warming in Layman's Terms
38. Global Warming in Layman's Terms  (March 25, 2015)
The three articles here concern the harmful social impacts of the phony global warming scare. The first one is an excellent review published recently in the Wall Street Journal by the distinguished climate scientist  Professor Lindzen. The second is a report on the American Physical Society's  difficulty in trying to correct its previous erroneous statement. The third includes some political remarks.

A more technical article covering all aspects of climate science is forthcoming.
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A Tale of my Struggles with Pope Francis
39. A Tale of my Struggles with Pope Francis  (March 5, 2015)
This is a back-and-forth correspondence with my own Pastor as I try to come to grips with Pope Francis' proclamations on global warming.
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ISIS, Climate Change, and Our Government
40. ISIS, Climate Change, and Our Government  (February 27, 2015)
(Published) The policies of this Administration are leading us to catastrophe on all fronts, domestic and foreign.
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Lent Disgraced (Published)
41. Lent Disgraced (Published)  (February 20, 2015)
The Holy Season of Lent has been dishonored by environmentalist politics.
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Old Age Can Create Confusion
42. Old Age Can Create Confusion  (February 20. 2015)
Your mind might feel young, but that can lead to confusion.
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Firearms
43. Firearms  (February 12, 2015)
This is a summary of my firearm usage and how it can degrade with lack of practice.
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The Latest Fashion
44. The Latest Fashion  (Frbruary 9, 2015)
A lot of elderly folks here at Vi, our Continuing Care Retirement Community, never want anything to change.  Consequently, I never say a single thing about Obama around here.  But most of these folks don’t see well enough to object to my dress code.
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My Favorite Science Subject Has Failed
45. My Favorite Science Subject Has Failed   (January 9, 2015)
The efforts to create a healthy dialogue between science and religion obviously failed to reach Pope Francis.
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Science Supports Existance of God
46. Science Supports Existance of God  (December 26, 2014)
This Wall Street Journal article is a nice summary of why the universe and life on other planets is impossibly unlikely without a creator.
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Clarification of My Views on Muslims
47. Clarification of My Views on Muslims  (January 10, 2015)
I really do like most Muslims.
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Rep's Win Midterms but Cannot Save U.S.
48. Rep's Win Midterms but Cannot Save U.S.  (November 16, 2014)
Republican gains in the Nov 2014 election appear to be too little, too late, to rescue the U.S. from its socialist slide to oblivion.
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Midterm Elections
49. Midterm Elections  (November 5, 2014)
What do the elections really mean?  Where do we go from here?
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Obama Succeeds
50. Obama Succeeds   (July 20, 2014)
Obama may be the worst President the U.S. has ever had, but he's been successful in achieving his objectives.
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Is It Right to Harshly Criticize Obama?
51. Is It Right to Harshly Criticize Obama?  (July 4, 2014)
In a democracy it is necessary to have opposing views aired.  
 
But does it violate Christian principals?
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I Have A New Hobby
52. I Have A New Hobby  (June 26, 2014)
I've been helping to review other authors' drafts.
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Iraq in Crisis
53. Iraq in Crisis  (June 19, 2014)
“This is a fine mess that you’ve gotten us into Ollie” needs to be rewritten - it's no longer Ollie.  The developing crisis in Iraq and the Mideast is eclipsing even our domestic crises.
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When Will Republicans Wise Up?
54. When Will Republicans Wise Up?  (April 20, 2014)
Republican in-fighting about social issues is self-destructive and unnecessary. One overarching social issue subsumes these disagreements and could afford a united position.
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Fishing Addiction
55. Fishing Addiction  (April 18, 2014)
My academic pursuits are indicated in other Albums here.  This is a factual story about another strong stimulation in my life.
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BREAKING (literally) NEWS
56. BREAKING (literally) NEWS  (April 16, 2014)

 


MAJOR SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY


Man-made contribution to global warming finally isolated

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Who Can We Believe Anymore?
57. Who Can We Believe Anymore?  (April 5, 2014)
Recent Fabrications: (1) the number of people signing up for ObamaCare and (2) unemployment figures.
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Obama and the Russians
58. Obama and the Russians  (March 29, 2014)
If we expect our allies and other nations to take America seriously, we must demonstrate our resolve far beyond imposing meaningless sanctions upon the Russian Federation.
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Upcoming Headline News
59. Upcoming Headline News  (March 28, 2014)
Apart from innumerable puff pieces heralding the overwhelming success of ObamaCare, we can expect a flood of this kind on news before the mid-term elections in Nov 2014.

Published
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Follow-Up
60. Follow-Up  (March 31, 2014)
This Album was posted on the Monday after I posted on Friday the Album directly above this, "Upcoming Headline News".
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Today's Physics May Be Jumping The Gun
61. Today's Physics May Be Jumping The Gun  (March 16. 2014)
The character of today's activity in theoretical physics has changed greatly in recent decades.  I will attempt to demonstrate that by contrasting it with my own  work.
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Sketches
62. Sketches  (February 18, 2014)
We were going through some stuff, and it turns out Barbara’s saved some of my pencil and ball point doodlings over the years.  A few of these are attached.

You might wish to zoom your Word window.  Under the View tab, click Zoom and choose 200%.
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Birds and Me
63. Birds and Me  (February 10, 2014)
Birds Stranger than Fiction
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We Need Dr. Ben Carson NOW
64. We Need Dr. Ben Carson NOW 

Published as blog

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REWRITE THE CONSTITUTION
65. REWRITE THE CONSTITUTION  (January 29, 2014)
This must be done immediately.
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Mystery Fishing Tackle
66. Mystery Fishing Tackle  (February 2014)
Super-secret equipment for catching fish
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Science Insight for Religious Question
67. Science Insight for Religious Question  (October 25, 2013)

Theologians, from Aquinas and Augustine on, have struggled to reconcile free will with God's unchangeability. Maybe Einstein had the answer.

PUBLISHED

Revised 2/4/2014 

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New Years Eve 2013-14
68. New Years Eve 2013-14  (January 2, 2014)
Happy New Year to you too!
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Travails of the Elderly
69. Travails of the Elderly  (Dec 29, 2013)
A couple of funny age-related stories.
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Latest Accident
70. Latest Accident  (October, 2013)
I tore my biceps tendon but had great results from post-surgery physical therapy.
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Theology and Confession
71. Theology and Confession  (September 9, 2013)
This contains a reference to a great book on theology and some advice I offer about the sacrament of Reconciliation.
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A Glimpse of Eternity
72. A Glimpse of Eternity  (August 2, 2013)
From a Near Death Experience (NDE) a noted neurosurgeon presents a view of reality and the role of human consciousness in bringing it about that rivals our current understanding from quantum theory.  He goes further to explain the afterlife.
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Zimmerman Ploy
73. Zimmerman Ploy  (July 16, 2013)
Have a look at what really happened.
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Canyonlands Tour
74. Canyonlands Tour 

We took a tour to the Grand CanyonBryce, and Zion National Parks with a stop at Lake Powell and Glen Canyon.

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Documentation of My Current Status
75. Documentation of My Current Status  (September, 2013)

I wish to document my current physical condition as of Sept 2016 for comparison as I age further.

 

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The Mass Before the 4th of July
76. The Mass Before the 4th of July  (June 30, 2013)
Here's a brief summary of our Pastor's homily today that really laid our nation's status on the line.
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The Real Differences of Islam
77. The Real Differences of Islam  (June 29, 2013)
This is first book I've read spelling out the differences between Islam and Judeo-Christianity, without regard to the PC that has so effectively hidden them, with replete quotes from the Qur'an and thoroughly referenced.

If you believe only some groups of rebel “radical Islamists" are our enemies, and that most Moslems want to be our friends, you have sadly been brainwashed by the MSM and owe it to yourself to look at the facts

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The USA, Its Status And Direction
78. The USA, Its Status And Direction  (May 27, 2013)
An august group of professionals address this matter in terms of the categorization usually attributed to Sir Alex Fraser Tyler (1747-1813), which has been used by presidents and others in discussing the wellbeing of our nation.
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Abortion
79. Abortion  (April 30, 2013)

Stop running  from this subject - think about it.  You can do that without reference to religion; just use simple reasoning. 

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State of The Union
80. State of The Union  (April 14, 2013)
We face immediate, deadly threats, foreign and domestic.  Hint- it isn't global warming or ordinary rifles designed to look nasty.  Here's my assessment.
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Orient Trip
81. Orient Trip  (Feb 21 - Mar 18, 2013)
Please open READ ME FIRST for the trip narrative and comments on the movie.

We took a cruise from Hong Kong to the following places: Taipei (Taiwan), Okinawa (Japan), Shanghai (China), Osaka (Japan), Hiroshima (Japan), Seoul (So. Korea), Dalian (China) and Beijing (China).
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Physicists re. Catholocism
82. Physicists re. Catholocism    (Jan 14, 2013)
A Dialog
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What's Next for America
83. What's Next for America 
The direction of the country brings to bear critical questions of where we'll end up.
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Why the Democrats are Winning
84. Why the Democrats are Winning  (November 13, 2012)
Why the Democrats Won and Will Probably Keep Winning
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Can the Republican Party Survive?
85. Can the Republican Party Survive?  (November 9, 2012)
Americans have changed in fundamental ways that present serious questions about whether the Republican Party can represent our society.
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General Election 2012
86. General Election 2012  (November 7, 2012)

 


Election - The Big Picture


This is a series of emails following the election. They are between folks in a group consisting of one world-famous physicist, three other physicists, an attorney, and three journalists, one a chemist.


The messages are in chronological order, the first one at the top.


 

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Biggest Mystery in Physics
87. Biggest Mystery in Physics  (October 3, 2012)
This is a review of mine at Amazon.com.
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Repubs, not Dems, Support Minorities
88. Repubs, not Dems, Support Minorities  (September 30, 2012)
This Album addresses the second of the two biggest Democrat lies.  The first is addressed in the Album immediately below.
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Tax Hikes on the Poor and Elderly
89. Tax Hikes on the Poor and Elderly  (September 25, 2012)
Have you heard the Obama campaign's claim, continually repeated in the liberal media, that Romney wants to raise taxes on the poor and middle classes but not on the rich?  In fact, it's Obama's plan to raise taxes on the lower income classes.  Romney just wants to leave things alone until a fairer plan can be crafted and passed by Congress.

This is covered here in some emails (in reverse chronological order).
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A DIRE WARNING TO ALL
90. A DIRE WARNING TO ALL  (September 24, 2012)
The long and short of it - the USA faces a super-critical election.
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It's a "no-brainer" to follow God's will
91. It's a "no-brainer" to follow God's will  (August 17, 2012)
A thought about how the world works
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FISHING AT NOOTKA WILDERNESS LODGE, BC.
92. FISHING AT NOOTKA WILDERNESS LODGE, BC.  (July 20-27, 2012)
After viewing the "Read Me First" PDF document, if you choose to view the following 24 pictures as a "Slide Show", you might want to increase the viewing time per picture from the default five seconds to ten seconds or so to give you enough time to read the figure captions.
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Economics and Health Care
93. Economics and Health Care  (7/16/2012)
This is a brief review of some economic and health care matters that should be carefully considered by voters in the next election.
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Obamacare Medical Threat
94. Obamacare Medical Threat  (July 7, 2012)
The medical problems with Obamacare are neglected in the tsunami of its devastating impact on our economy and our freedom.  Some of these are illustrated with personal anecdotes.
This is a PDF file.
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Obama Lies Promoting Class Warfare
95. Obama Lies Promoting Class Warfare  (June 14, 2012)
Democrats, not Republicans, are the Party of The Rich.  And the Federal Reserve says those in the American Middle Class, not the very rich, have been the hardest hit under Obama.  Through 2010, we were only half as well off as we were before.
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It's No Joke
96. It's No Joke  (June 12, 2012)
It's becoming hard to joke about Obama when our democracy keeps getting bashed.
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Why Obama Is Likely to Be Re-Elected
97. Why Obama Is Likely to Be Re-Elected  (April 11, 2012)
It now appears that the next election will not be decided by any important issues.
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MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING IS SO DEAD!
98. MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING IS SO DEAD!  (March 27, 2012)
Here's the third article published in the Wall Street Journal by world-renown experts and colleagues of mine.  (The first two are in the Albums below dated 27 Jan and 21 February, 2012.)
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The US is in BIG trouble
99. The US is in BIG trouble  (March 27, 2012)

We are in a downward economic spiral that may be beyond correction.  You need to read this!  Personal anecdotes included.

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A Simple Question
100. A Simple Question  (March 22, 2012)
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Our Apartment
101. Our Apartment  (2010)
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Obama, Our King And Savior
102. Obama, Our King And Savior 
These are a couple of emails, last to first, about Obama's authority surpassing that of all religious leaders.
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2nd Article in WSJ on Global Warming
103. 2nd Article in WSJ on Global Warming  (February 21, 2012)
This second article in the Wall street Journal is a response to critics of the first one posted below, "No Need to Panic about Global Warming".
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Sign of The Times
104. Sign of The Times  (Feb 18, 2012)
Does nothing of significance matter anymore compared with the impact of U.S. Hollywood or TV stars?  I have an example.
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Our Constitution Is Being Trashed
105. Our Constitution Is Being Trashed  (February 12, 2012)

President Obama vs. the Catholic Church and the First Ammendment


This is a series of emails, last to first, on "both" sides of this issue, although I think only one side has any credibility.


 

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No Need to Panic About Global Warming
106. No Need to Panic About Global Warming  (January 27, 2012)
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Man-Made Global Warming Is Dead
107. Man-Made Global Warming Is Dead  (December 12, 2011)
This reflects the current political (not technical) status of anthropogenic global warming.
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Pictures from Fricke Family Reunion
108. Pictures from Fricke Family Reunion  (The Weekend of Oct 1-2, 2011)

We had our first Fricke Family Reunion with all the siblings present for the first time in many years. It was hosted by my brother Bill and his wife Dixie, and by Bill's daughter Wendy and her husband Jeff, at their homes in New Jersey. My sister Sally and her husband Hal came down from Massachusetts. My sister Joan and her husband Maury live in NJ, as do my nephew Bill, Jr. and his wife Kara. My nephew Mark came up from Washington, DC. Either go through these pix individually or use the slide show option to view them rapidly. The people are identified in the first picture here with reasonably recent snapshots of their faces.


NOTE: For whatever reason, visits to this album are not being scored.  

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Current Political Discussion
109. Current Political Discussion  (August 10, 2011)
This is a string of emails regarding the Debt Limit, miscellaneous economics, taxes, and the Tea Party.  
The people include other Ph.D.s in physics, a lawyer (Partner), a physician, journalists, a corporate IT officer, businessmen in technical and commercial areas, a famous fishing entrepreneur in Canada, a teacher, and perhaps most importantly, just regular folks.
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Bill and Dixie Visit Us
110. Bill and Dixie Visit Us  (May 19-23, 2011)
These are some photos of the latest visit here of my brother Bill and his wife Dixie.  I may add more later.  Please click on images to view captions, or view as a slideshow.
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Science and Ultimate Reality DVD-Windows
111. Science and Ultimate Reality DVD-Windows 

The purpose of this meeting was to honor of John Wheeler's 90th birthday and his many contributions to quantum mechanics, cosmology, and information science by promoting a freewheeling debate on these topics vis-à-vis the reality we perceive.  The Q/A  sessions are particularly fascinating. 


TO VIEW:  Open this Album and click on the arrow “Click Here To Start”, and you’re offered a new menu (note: this new window may appear behind the first one; click the top of the first window to see it).  On this page the first menu displayed corresponds to the top tab on the left, “Intro and Keynote Talk”.  Starting with this page, e.g.  viewing the Tribute to John A Wheeler, the Intro by Freeman Dyson, the Keynote by Zeilinger, and the comments of Panelists, you can then access the other tabs on the left of the page.  In each tabbed section, the Q/A occurs in the comments of Panelists.   After viewing individual talks or sessions, click on the upper left of the screen to return to the main menu.


NOTE:  So far I've only been able to make this work on PC’s, not Mac's.  Also, in the Keynote by Zeilinger, and possibly some of the talks, the window on the right doesn't fill.


 

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South America Cruise
112. South America Cruise  (Feb 17-Mar 3, 2011)
Please view the READ ME FIRST Word doc and then view the pictures either individually or using the slide-show option.  The Read Me First doc explains the pictures that follow.  Barbara took 603 pictures, and I took 195.  Of these, 99 are presented here (unenhanced and in lower resolution than usual, but they load instantly). 
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Pew Poll on Global Warming
113. Pew Poll on Global Warming  (February 9, 2011)
Global warming is fading in public interest, but that has a downside.  This is an email exchange.
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Recovery
114. Recovery  (Jan 17, 2011)
I'm recovering from a car accident on Mar 31, 2010.
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I'm on the Mend
115. I'm on the Mend  (November 28, 2010)
I had a car accident early this year, and I'm now recovering.  These emails are ordered last-to-first.
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The Latest on Man-Made Global Warming
116. The Latest on Man-Made Global Warming  (November 17, 2010)
New Testimony before House on (the lack of) Man-Made Global Warming
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"Cosmic Jackpot" Revisited
117. "Cosmic Jackpot" Revisited  (November 6, 2010)
If you scroll down on the home page, you will see the Album (its number is in the 80's or 90's), "How the Universe Can and Might Be"  (May 6, 2007), which contains my Amazon review of a truly superb book by Paul Davies.  I've been asked some technical questions about this book, and here I try to answer several of them in one fell swoop.
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California's Own Cap-and-Trade Law
118. California's Own Cap-and-Trade Law  (September 28, 2010)
This is a post of mine to Tea Party Patriots exposing the scam in California's official voters guide for Nov. regarding its own Cap-and-Trade law, which Gov. Schwarzenegger is helping to promote.
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Oldies
119. Oldies  (September 12, 2010)
I was asked to put the attached together.  It's a collection of snapshots of me, age 0-75 (almost).
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Shame on you, Stephen Hawking
120. Shame on you, Stephen Hawking  (September 8, 2010)
Hawking makes some outrageous comments here – very disappointing.
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Fishing & AGW in Canada, 2010
121. Fishing & AGW in Canada, 2010 
We went on our annual trip for salmon fishing in Canada, and I had a chance to do spread the word up there on AGW.
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Debate on CA Global Warming Law
122. Debate on CA Global Warming Law  (August 8, 2010)
You might enjoy some of the back-and-forth “chat” I’ve been having on “SignOnSandiego”.  CA Prop 23 is a November ballot initiative that would kill a law CA AB-32 which would impose draconian cap-and-tax measures.  Proposition 23, the “California Jobs Initiative”, on California’s November ballot, calls for freezing the provisions of AB-32 until California’s unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters.
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Global Warming-The Full Story
123. Global Warming-The Full Story  (August 5, 2010)
Leslie Eastman covered the very important talk by two renowned scientists on man-made global warming given on July 21 in San Diego.  This talk, and Eastman’s faithful reporting of it, are excellent!
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Global Warming by Leslie Eastman (& me)
124. Global Warming by Leslie Eastman (& me)  (August 2, 2010)
This piece is oriented towards supporting November's California Prop 23.  Leslie and I collaborated on it.
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Problematic Scripture
125. Problematic Scripture  (August 1, 2010-Updated 10/7/10)
Some New Testament passages are disconcerting - but there's always the internet.
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Watch Out for Cap-and-Trade Conniving
126. Watch Out for Cap-and-Trade Conniving  (July 31, 2010)
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Debt/Deficit - Who's Counting?
127. Debt/Deficit - Who's Counting?  (July 20, 2010)
Self Explanatory
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Turmoil in Today’s America
128. Turmoil in Today’s America   (July 19, 2010)
It isn’t Republicans vs. Democrats anymore; it’s the political class vs. the rest of us.
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Retirement Really Ain't So Bad
129. Retirement Really Ain't So Bad  (June 20, 2010)
My experience and advice to others about retirement, for those yet to retire and some who already have.
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Wii
130. Wii  (May 10, 2010)
Maybe I'm the last dinosaur to experience the Wii system.  But if you haven't, you’re missing a lot!
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The World Is Coming to An End
131. The World Is Coming to An End  (May 7, 2010)
There is NO doubt that the end of the world is coming.
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Miracles?
132. Miracles?  (April 27, 2010)
People have asked me, as a scientist, if I believed in miracles.  Although one example is buried here in some other post, here’s my reply.
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Catholicism
133. Catholicism    (March 7, 2010)
This layman is grateful.
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Global Warming-Terminal But Hanging On
134. Global Warming-Terminal But Hanging On  (February 15, 2010)
Recent emails on Global Warming.  It's scientifically dead but has been so inculcated in the public that it will take a long time to go away.
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Shocking!  Palin wrote on her palm!
135. Shocking!  Palin wrote on her palm!  (February 9, 2010)
These are some emails (last-to-first) about the reaction of the media to Sarah Palin's keynote address at the recent Tea Party Patriots convention.
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The Simplest Choice There Is
136. The Simplest Choice There Is  (January 31, 2010)
Choosing big or small government to improve the economy needs only one picture.
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Obama's State of The Union address
137. Obama's State of The Union address  (January 27, 2010)
Obama’s State of The Union - Disingenuous, Devious, and Mostly Lies
(On New Patriot Journal Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010)
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The Pope Gets It
138. The Pope Gets It  (January 23, 2010)
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Energy - We Have Plenty for Now
139. Energy - We Have Plenty for Now  (January 23, 2010)
Domestic resources are tremendous, and we need to begin tapping them ASAP.
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Comments - Mass Special Senate Election
140. Comments - Mass Special Senate Election  (January 23, 2010)
My own observations
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Tea Party Patriots
141. Tea Party Patriots  (January 7, 2010)
The Tea Party Patriots movement appears to be a terrific way to reform American politics.
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The Crazy State of American Politics
142. The Crazy State of American Politics  (January 3, 2010)

A thought piece, I guess.  At this point, I don't like either the Republican or Democrat Parties.

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The Bums Will Be Thrown Out
143. The Bums Will Be Thrown Out  (December 28, 2009)
Lest We Forget in 2010
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Healthcare Bulldozer
144. Healthcare Bulldozer  (December 21, 2009)
Democrats pass secret bill in the dead of night
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Physicists Admit GW Scam
145. Physicists Admit GW Scam  (December 4, 2009)
High ranking APS members recognize that global warming is a fraud.
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Global Warming Fraud Exposed
146. Global Warming Fraud Exposed  (December 2, 2009)

 


 Global Warming Fraud Exposed


Investor's Business Daily calls it the "scientific scandal of the century".


Yet the mainstream media has censored the news!


 


 


 

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Al Gore's Reason for Global Warming
147. Al Gore's Reason for Global Warming  (December 2, 2009)
Why did Al Gore and IPCC propagate the myths of global warming?  Guess.
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Early Results for The 2012 Election
148. Early Results for The 2012 Election  (December 1, 2009)
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Il Papa e me
149. Il Papa e me  (June 24, 1970)
I recently had occasion to tell someone about a wonderful thing that had happened to me over three decades ago; and it occurred to me that I hadn't even posted it here, except as burried within my "Autobiography".  Here 'tiz.
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Bill and Dixie’s Visit to California
150. Bill and Dixie’s Visit to California  (October 8-12, 2009)
Once again, there are only sparse captions in these photos.  My brother Bill and I went target shooting the day after he and his wife Dixie arrived.  We went to Donavan’s restaurant one evening; and we went on the San Diego Harbor Cruise another day, when we also spent some time in nearby Seaport Village.  We had a great evening visiting our friends Walter and Warren for dinner, and we spent the last full day watching some mediocre NFL games.
The photos here are a combination of those taken by us and by Bill and Dixie.
Use the Slide Show option and maximize your browser window to see the captios.
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Lynn and Marquita's Visit
151. Lynn and Marquita's Visit  (Sept 24-30, 2009)
Lynn and Marquita, Barbara’s brother and his wife, visited us Sept 24-30. The pictures here are not captioned but show us at (1) their brokers, followed by a lunch next door at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, (2) a trip to a local winery and a Porsche dealership, (3) going to dinner at Donovan’s, and (4) going to the San Diego Zoo. Not included are the football games and DVDs we watched at home nor Lynn and I going to a local range to target practice with a pistol, a revolver, and a shotgun.
There are 45 pictures here, and you might wish to use the Slide Show option.
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Brief Trip to Venice with Cruise
152. Brief Trip to Venice with Cruise  (August 7-24, 2009)

 During this trip, we took an unusually large number of pictures, and you will probably want to use the Slide Show option to view them. However, you may have to maximize your browser window to see the caption at the bottom of each picture.

But please open the Read Me First document before beginning, as it provides a road map to the pictures that follow.


Errata: (1) In Picture #120, the boat alongside is not a pilot boat but a ship's tender to carry people from ship to shore. (2) In a couple of pictures titled "Sunset", it's actually sunrise on the following morning.

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Sharia Law
153. Sharia Law   (July 4, 2009)
Sharia Law is now being discussed more often and more seriously in the USA by many in the liberal Anti-America crowd.  Unbelievable!
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Miscellaneous Political Issues
154. Miscellaneous Political Issues  (June 25, 2009)
A friend asked me for some examples of ongoing domestic political issues that concerned me. I sent him these five documents in which miscellaneous emails have been collected on the topics of HEALTH CARE, MEDIA BIAS, and THE ECONOMY. Most of these are fairly recent, while a few are old (back to 2003) but still relevant to current affairs. And a couple are posted elsewhere here on this webpage.
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Weight Loss Drawback
155. Weight Loss Drawback  (June 23, 2009)
The problem with loosing weight at 72 is that it leaves reminders.
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A Terrific Picture
156. A Terrific Picture  (June 18, 2009)
Obama and Abraham Lincoln
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Media Bias
157. Media Bias  (June 18, 2009)
Obama's gone after Fox News since his campaign and as recently as this week. I think we all need some facts about media bias, which I've tried to collect here.
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Trip to Hearst Castle
158. Trip to Hearst Castle   (June 7-9, 2009)

These are pictures from a three-day bus trip to Hearst Castle and California’s Central Coast.


Please open the Read Me First file before viewing the pictures.


Following the READ ME FIRST Word .doc, there are 104 pictures. You might wish to start a Slide Show beginning with the first picture. Sixteen of these are of art displayed in Santa Barbara - that might be a good time to take a break Wink.

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Current Events
159. Current Events  (May 23, 2009)
Reality vs. Campaign Rhetoric, Truth in News Reporting, and Dick Cheney
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Energy: Past, Present and Future
160. Energy: Past, Present and Future  (May 17, 2009)
This is an exceptionally comprehensive analysis of our energy needs and proposed solutions.
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Muslim Domination
161. Muslim Domination  (May 1-6, 2009)
This is an email sequence.
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Addition to Following Post
162. Addition to Following Post 
This follows-up the next Album on Global Warming and includes a great, non-political introduction to atmospheric heating.
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Global Warming Fears Cool Off
163. Global Warming Fears Cool Off  (April 13, 2009)

A physician friend of mine asked me about the present status of the global warming craze, which was supported by one of his colleagues. This was my reply.


By the way, I have no quarrels with the research budget for global warming, only with pouring tens of billions of our tax dollars, especially in this economy, into remedial actions that have no basis in scientific fact. 

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From Right to Left, by My Eyes
164. From Right to Left, by My Eyes  (April 16, 2009)
No, this one’s not political but rather about my deterioration.
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Great Danger Ahead for All Americans
165. Great Danger Ahead for All Americans  (February 28, 2009)

This is an email thread that should be read by all, in reverse chronological order (from the bottom up). It includes comments from small business owners, doctors, lawyers, brokers/CPAs, scientists, engineers and Joe-Six-Packs.


This thread is NO LONGER being updated, the last update being on 3/7/09.

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My Latest Adventure into Old Age
166. My Latest Adventure into Old Age  (Feburary 23, 2009)
The parts continue to fail, but we all keep up as best we can and count our blessings for all we still have.
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50th Anniversary in Hawai'i
167. 50th Anniversary in Hawai'i  (January 3, 2009)
The first image here is a brief narrative of the pictures.  Please read this first, as either a .PDF file or a Word .DOC.

IF, AFTER YOU VIEW THE NARRATIVE, YOU WANT TO VIEW THE PICTURES AS A SLIDE SHOW, SET THE TIME TO 10 SEC OR MORE OR YOU WON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE EMBEDDED CAPTIONS ON EACH PICTURE.
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Unbelievable but True Fishing Story
168. Unbelievable but True Fishing Story  (1991)
This should be entertaining for any fisherman/woman.
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Environment Variables at Apartment
169. Environment Variables at Apartment  (November 30, 2008)
Some pix here show the interesting changes of views from our apartment.  We have occasional clouds in the morning. In these pictures the morning clouds were almost up to our 21st floor: the “island” seen isn’t one – it’s the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla - and the building seen isn’t floating in the clouds. There are also some pictures of sunsets.
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Our Apartment Building
170. Our Apartment Building  (November 15, 2008)

This is the first of five albums which show (1) our apartment building, (2) our apartment, (3) a housewarming party,(4) some shots of my brother Bill and his wife Dixie who visited us from New Jersey to attend the party, and (5) some pix Bill took while here.  Captions are included in the individual photos, but you may have to scroll down to see them.

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Housewarming Party
171. Housewarming Party  (November 15, 2008)
Our Housewarming Celebration began with a cocktail party in our apartment, followed by a sit-down dinner, prepared by the head chef, in a private dining room downstairs.
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Bill & Dixie
172. Bill & Dixie  (November 15, 2008)
Bill and Dixie had little time off from the party preparations (bless them!) but managed to briefly get to the shore.
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Pictures Bill Took while Here
173. Pictures Bill Took while Here  (November 15, 2008)
These are a few pix my brother took of the various scenes in the above four Albums.
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Aftermath of Party
174. Aftermath of Party 
The day after the Party - There's no place like home.
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Resume
175. Resume   (November 18, 2013)

UPDATED DEC 2013

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Autobiography
176. Autobiography  (June, 2007)
Number of Visits Reset
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Barbara's Reunion
177. Barbara's Reunion  (September, 2008)
Pictures from Barbara's 50th High School Reunion in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Science and Religion-Widely Ignored
178. Science and Religion-Widely Ignored  (August 23, 2008)
These are four emails which illustrate the continuing lack of appreciation of the fact that Science and Religion are no longer at war.

See subsequent posts here for more information about Science and Religion.
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Global Warming
179. Global Warming  (April 18, 2008)
Some science is finally coming to bear on this issue.
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My Eye Job
180. My Eye Job  (April 20, 2008)
The Mutilation of Marty
        and
The Mending of Marty
(updated 4/20/08)
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My Strange Experience
181. My Strange Experience  (March 15, 2008)
This is a true story about my experience with seemingly paranormal events.
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Brief Trip to Las Vegas
182. Brief Trip to Las Vegas  (February 26-28, 2008)
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Our Next Home
183. Our Next Home  (February 23, 2008)
Our next home will be at the Classic Residence by Hyatt, which is now being completed.  It's located just east of UCSD. We'll move there in May.
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Politics and Relativism
184. Politics and Relativism  (February 14, 2008)
An email I wrote recently about the current trend of American politics
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Christmas in La Jolla 2007
185. Christmas in La Jolla 2007  (December 25, 2007)
It was 70 deg and sunny.  After Mass, we ate a midday dinner at the Marine Room in La Jolla.  We arrived just as they were opening.  Here are some pix when we had the place all to ourselves.
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Global Warming - A Comeuppance
186. Global Warming - A Comeuppance  (December 11, 2007)
Take this, Algore and your "Peace Prize" (you know, that prize awarded to Yasser Arafat).
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Glock Grip & Aiming
187. Glock Grip & Aiming  (December 6, 2007)
As per my resume, I liked firearms and still do. I was recently able to dramatically improve my performance with a Glock .40 calibre pistol. This is the tale, as told by me to a fellow gun enthusiast.
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Flying Ain't So Bad
188. Flying Ain't So Bad  (November 30, 2007)
An email response sharing flying experiences
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Physical Phailings
189. Physical Phailings  (January 9, 2008)

I felt I should confess all and update my resume here with regard to my physical prowess. I ain't getting any younger!

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Bill & Dixie in California
190. Bill & Dixie in California  (November 8-12, 2007)
My brother Bill and his wife Dixie made a brief visit here.  These are just five pix of dinner we had at the Marine Room in La Jolla.
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Some of My Favorite Jokes
191. Some of My Favorite Jokes  (November 1, 2007)

Here are some of my favorite jokes.  They are NOT in order of my preference, but I sure like #1 and #14.

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The Grand Ole Opry
192. The Grand Ole Opry   (September 21, 2007)
We took a brief trip to Tennessee for Barbara's brother Lynn's birthday and went to The Grand Ole Opry.  Lynn's cousin Kent Blanton plays bass there and invited us backstage.
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A Little Birthday Party
193. A Little Birthday Party  (September, 2007)
After visiting the Grand Ole Opry, we had a little celebration for Lynn.
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Fishing in Canada, 2007
194. Fishing in Canada, 2007  (August 2-8, 2007)

Barbara and I made our annual trek to Nootka Wilderness Lodge http://www.nootkawildernesslodge.com/  on the west (Pacific) coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada – flying into Vancouver and connecting to Campbell River, BC, on the east side, then taking a float plane to the lodge.  This year, my brother Bill joined us again, and so did his son Bill (called “Billy” here) and his son-in-law Jeff.


To see the captions, scroll down, if necessary, on the enlarged pictures.  These pictures are self-standing .jpg's and download instantly.

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Baltic Cruise
195. Baltic Cruise    (June 27–July 12, 2007)
The story and our pix of this cruise are in the first Word document here, which is large (35 Mb).  With Cable/DSL, it should take ~ 2-3 min to download.  Three additional pictures are included of our formal nights aboard.  These are fast downloads.
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Global Warming on Mars
196. Global Warming on Mars  (June 20, 2007)
Ya gotta read this one, both for information and entertainment.
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Intelligent Design
197. Intelligent Design  (June 20, 2007)
Intelligent Design - What Does That Mean?
Probably Not What You Think It Means.
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Lynn's Trip to Del Mar (& a birthday)
198. Lynn's Trip to Del Mar (& a birthday)  (May 12-19, 2007)
This week Lynn Blanton, Barbara's brother, visited us from Tennessee; and the week also encompassed a 70th birthday (not his!).
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How the Universe Can and Might Be
199. How the Universe Can and Might Be  (May 6, 2007)
This is my review of an important new book, “Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life” by Paul Davies (2007).  Davies critically examines different hypotheses about single and multiple universes - from both scientific and philosophical viewpoints.  Two MS Word files are included: (1) a copy of my review for Amazon.com and (2) a rebuttal to my review and my reply to same, also posted on Amazon.com, plus some related emails.
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Hey- See My Note from Bill Walton Below
200. Hey- See My Note from Bill Walton Below 
Scroll down to the bottom.
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Be It Ever So Humble...
201. Be It Ever So Humble...  (April 27, 2007)
Cruises are great, but so's California.  Relaxation on the patio is not to be minimized.
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Mexican Riviera Cruise
202. Mexican Riviera Cruise  (4/14-21/2007)
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Email Re. S&R - A New Twist
203. Email Re. S&R - A New Twist  (April 11, 2007)
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Science & Religion - A New Twist
204. Science & Religion - A New Twist  (April 10, 2007)
The idea of multiple universes (or a multiverse) has become the most popular escape hatch for scientists and philosophers who wish to assert that there is no purpose to human life, that humans are just a random byproduct of the laws of nature.  

An eminent physicist, Paul Davies, has just published a new argument about the fallaciousness of that position which, I think, is important to share.
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Poor Time Article about Einstein
205. Poor Time Article about Einstein 
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It's Tough to Be A Christian Today
206. It's Tough to Be A Christian Today  (March 09, 2007)
Email to a Professor of History
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Barbara's 67th
207. Barbara's 67th  (February 26, 2007)
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Science & Religion from Biologist
208. Science & Religion from Biologist  (February 16, 2007)
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Frickes & Friend @ NBC
209. Frickes & Friend @ NBC  (Dec 21, 2006)
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My Latest Escapade
210. My Latest Escapade  (Nov, 2006)
OK, I'm almost 70.  But it's never too late to begin a new hobby.
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Songs Cited Above in My Latest Escapades
211. Songs Cited Above in My Latest Escapades  (Nov, 2006)

Three recordings with yrs truly on bass (first screen and Additions 1 & 2).

Click on the LINKS, not the black screens.

These now play on standard apps for Windows and Mac's.

Adddition 1: One more by ear

Addition 2: 4 Golden Oldies with me on bass added Sept 2008 (third screeen). I’ve dusted off my electric bass in the past two weeks and have always liked these old ones enough to record them today, again substituting the original bass lines with my own.

Addition 3:  "Are You Lonesome Tonight" added May 2009 (fourth screen). I recorded this one which has me singing (and talking) as well as playing bass.

Addition 4:  "You'll Never Walk Alone" added May 2009 (fifth screen). This is just a sing-along, no vocal reverb as in "Are You Lonesome Tonight" and no bass added.

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Footnote re. Bass
212. Footnote re. Bass  (Nov, 2006)
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Fishing 2006
213. Fishing 2006  (May 27, 2006)
Brothers Bill & Marty salmon fishing on Pacific side of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, via float plane from Campbell River, BC
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Earthquakes, Global Warming, & The Media
214. Earthquakes, Global Warming, & The Media  (May 27, 2006)
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Email- Am. Church and Mex. Immigration
215. Email- Am. Church and Mex. Immigration  (May 25, 2006)
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Follow-Up Emails to Above
216. Follow-Up Emails to Above  (May 26, 2006)
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Email re. The Da Vinci Code
217. Email re. The Da Vinci Code   (May 27, 2006)
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Emails on Economy-Updated 5/17/06
218. Emails on Economy-Updated 5/17/06  (May 17, 2006)
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Science and Religion
219. Science and Religion  (April 28, 2006)
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Early Publications
220. Early Publications  (April 28, 2006)
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A Note from Bill Walton
221. A Note from Bill Walton  (November 1, 2005)
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Mediterranian Cruise 2005
222. Mediterranian Cruise 2005   (May, 2005)
Grand Princess cruise to Greece, Turkey, Italy, France and Spain, showing a few pix at start (Venice) and end (Barcelona).
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