Common Denominators

The phrase sends chills down my back with memories of math classes and phrases like “solve for X” However, in the world of politics and current events, the viability of our democracy is at stake if we do not learn the value of Common Denominators. What follows is a lesson not in math but ratherContinue reading “Common Denominators”

An exit ramp for mass shootings and gun violence

The following is my proposed roadmap of actions which are reasonable and might bring together seemingly opposing viewpoints: Universal background checks required nation wide for all persons seeking to purchase a gun. Seems reasonable so persons with history of violence and/or mental illness/emotionally disturbed persons do not get to buy a gun. If you commitContinue reading “An exit ramp for mass shootings and gun violence”

Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!

It’s an odd title for a blog so here’s my explanation: ENOUGH as used here means bringing to bear sufficient resources (i.e, money, manpower, equipment, whatever it takes) to accomplish the task at hand, usually this pertains to a challenge previously considered unsolvable or overwhelming. Why am I thinking about this? Several reasons: During ThanksgivingContinue reading “Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!”

Cops in the future

What shall be the role of cops in the future? Who will want to be a cop in the future? Who would we want to be a cop in the future Full disclosure: Being Irish-American, I come from a long line of cops including my father and numerous uncles and great-uncles. Growing up I plannedContinue reading “Cops in the future”

Society By Membership

In my 2 years of blogging, this is the blog I had the most difficulty composing. My consternation evolves around the desire to NOT send the wrong message or be mis-interpreted. That said, I still wanted to create a post that provides a possible link between the left and the right camps. Progressive visionaries onContinue reading “Society By Membership”

Career: Military vs. Peace Corps

We’re all familiar with the military career and all that comes with that: Benefits, pension Lifetime guarantee of “3 hots and a cot” Health care, VA benefits Sense of purpose, camaraderie Sense of order, chain of command, discipline Potential to gain skills, learn, grow Potential to “rise up in the ranks” Potential to “see theContinue reading “Career: Military vs. Peace Corps”

Covert Democrats

The presidential election got me to thinking….. How will we get the 70+ million unhappy campers who voted for Trump back under the tent? Trump may be gone but unhappiness remains. There are millions of die-hard Trump supporters just like there were millions of Never-Trump supporters during his administration. Neither will budge. However, unless weContinue reading “Covert Democrats”

What will become of them? When will they grow up? Will they grow up?

They fight everywhere they go? At the mall, in the bar, on the street, in their own home. They live on a hair trigger. The slightest comment triggering animosity. They get mad and stay mad. Grudges become a way of life. They zoom everywhere. Dashing here and dashing there. Road rage is the norm. TheyContinue reading “What will become of them? When will they grow up? Will they grow up?”

Behavior Modification thru Access Restrictions & Bad Behavior Consequences

Through CCTV, cameras and facial recognition those persons who cause disruptions and physically threaten others can be banned from the places they disrupt and the people they threaten. Persons who consistently cause disruptions, threats and thefts can be banned from sites where they act out. In bygone years, such persons would be banished from theContinue reading “Behavior Modification thru Access Restrictions & Bad Behavior Consequences”