Boxing, Kids, and Crime Reduction

I have been working with a local Boxer who will be the subject of another new book I will be writing about his life both in, and out of the ring. It is an interesting sport to learn more about but there is one aspect of it that I think needs to be considered. Boxing used … Continue reading Boxing, Kids, and Crime Reduction

Top 5 Crazy Lies Told During Campaigns We Fall For Every Time

Every Political season is full of “mis-truths.” The worst part about them is that we, the voting public, let politicians asking for our vote get away with it, again, and again, and again. To make matters slightly worse we allow these lies to separate us and cause arguments in our personal lives. Ok…maybe not all … Continue reading Top 5 Crazy Lies Told During Campaigns We Fall For Every Time

What are we leaving behind? We need another Ross Perot…

I know many blog posts wonder what are we leaving behind to our kids and theirs. I hear it on talk shows too numerous to list. It is asked so often it is almost meaningless at this point. We all know where that conversation goes…debt…unsustainable and then directly into bickering. I will avoid that. What … Continue reading What are we leaving behind? We need another Ross Perot…

Personal Favor From A Congressperson? Say it ain’t so Congresswoman Niki Tsongas!

Last Sunday my wife made our weekly grocery trip to Market Basket. She was greeted with some very empty shelves. It is kind of a shame we like Market Basket and their prices, when they have products on the shelf. We turned on the news, looked at Facebook and tried to find out what was … Continue reading Personal Favor From A Congressperson? Say it ain’t so Congresswoman Niki Tsongas!

Dead children, a porous border, no solutions, and loads of name calling

By Timothy Imholt I have been reading, and listening to the news reports about our porous border just like many informed Americans have. I have found myself annoyed, disgusted, not at all surprised and now I am back to annoyed. The article that set me off is the more recent release by Jim Hoft on … Continue reading Dead children, a porous border, no solutions, and loads of name calling

While we were Crushing Candy and Enabling Angry Birds Violent Actions Things Changed

By Timothy Imholt I have been wishing that I could get more of my neighbors to care about the world.  I know that there are often invoked points in history that are used to get attention by bloggers.  I must say I want to use one…again. During the time before we were involved in World … Continue reading While we were Crushing Candy and Enabling Angry Birds Violent Actions Things Changed

Southern Border Invasion – Posting Troops Just Won’t Do It – One Veteran’s Perspective

I know, I am just a silly enlisted veteran. I was discharged approaching 20 years ago now. However, I want to say something that needs to be said. Placing troops on the southern border of the United States will NOT solve this problem, and it will cause us issues. Why? Why not just jump in … Continue reading Southern Border Invasion – Posting Troops Just Won’t Do It – One Veteran’s Perspective

The Floundering US Economy, the Middle Class, and Inflation Numbers Run Amok

by Tim Imholt I am a member of the American Middle Class. I have worked very hard to ensure I am in that category. I joined the army, I was honorably discharged, I went to college earning a PhD in Experimental Physics, and I have worked as an engineer for almost a decade. I can … Continue reading The Floundering US Economy, the Middle Class, and Inflation Numbers Run Amok

The Gitmo “Trade” Top Three Stupid Facts

by Tim Imholt Recently, unless you have been in a coma, you have been pummeled with news about the trade of five Gitmo prisoners (the really bad ones) for one American POW being held in Afghanistan. You have also been pummeled with stories about this POW. Was he really a POW? Was he a deserter? … Continue reading The Gitmo “Trade” Top Three Stupid Facts

Global Warming = Infidelity = Societal Decay

By Timothy Imholt This morning I saw a news article that said there is an increased rate of marital infidelity because of global warming. http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2014/05/global_warming_makes_couples_cheat_says_dating_website.php I cam across this report when I was reading through my normal routine this morning when I saw this news report that made my blood boil. I could find a … Continue reading Global Warming = Infidelity = Societal Decay

Small Steps Toward Maturity in Politics?

by Stephen & Timothy Imholt In just over 5 years, the Obama administration has been saddled with the apparently unfounded accusations regarding corruption. These accusations include the IRS targeting of the Tea Party, the Veterans Administration wait lists, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the Attorney General, and on and on and on. In large part, the … Continue reading Small Steps Toward Maturity in Politics?

My Father, The National Guardsman at Kent State

by Timothy Imholt The shootings on the Campus of Kent State University on May 4 of 1970 were a tragic event. The incident was a multiple day-long protest against the ongoing United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The National Guard had been called up to deal with these protests and attempt to keep the … Continue reading My Father, The National Guardsman at Kent State

Elizabeth Warren, Campaign Finance Violation or Charitable Donation?

Timothy Imholt PhD I was driving to work Monday morning when I heard that Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democratic Senators from Massachusetts, has a new book coming out. As an author myself (although my books are fiction or at least non-political in nature), and as a former candidate for the U.S. Congress, I was … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren, Campaign Finance Violation or Charitable Donation?

The Fifth Amendment – Some Perspective

I was talking with a friend of mine recently about some issues that arise on the nightly news.  Many of these revolve around the Constitution and various things that show up on the nightly news about this document.  The friend was also an Army Veteran and between the two of us have spent enough years … Continue reading The Fifth Amendment – Some Perspective

The VA – The Ultimate in Veterans Perspective

We all know dealing with the government can be challenging.  Anyone who has lived through an IRS audit (4 years in a row) can attest to that.  Maybe there was a bit of personal agitation in that statement, but I digress. I was once enlisted in the Army.  I am proud of my service and … Continue reading The VA – The Ultimate in Veterans Perspective

Where the Culture War Really Started

By Timothy Imholt In order to understand a problem, as a scientist I like to look at fundamentals, or origins, of the problem we are faced with.  These days this ‘Culture War’ that the far reaches of the political spectrum seem to be fanning the flames of (to the point of a bonfire now) is … Continue reading Where the Culture War Really Started

Intellectuals and Experts – Why television experts tend to be ignorant

By Tim Imholt Every time I turn on the news Experts and Intellectuals appear and present opinions on a large number of subjects on which they are ignorant. It is particularly tragic when their opinion serves to limit future debate on a subject, as for instance the current global warming (oops, that’s now climate change) … Continue reading Intellectuals and Experts – Why television experts tend to be ignorant

Scientists and Future Government Acts of Violence – Drones and Rockets and Warbots, OH MY!

By Timothy Imholt PhD     Years ago I found a copy of a (at the time) used paperback novel in the local used bookstore that made me want to be a scientist.  First there are some interesting bits about that first, it was a book not an eBook, and second I was in a … Continue reading Scientists and Future Government Acts of Violence – Drones and Rockets and Warbots, OH MY!

24 Live Another Day – My guilty soon to be pleasure

by Timothy Imholt My wife and I are rarely the couple to agree upon what to watch on television.  She likes cooking shows and HGTV, I prefer something more up-tempo and fiction oriented.  24 was a show we could easily agree upon. I know the first thing someone is thinking, how is that possible.  She … Continue reading 24 Live Another Day – My guilty soon to be pleasure

Politicians only care if your check clears Part 2 – EBT Reform will never happen

By Timothy Imholt During the past year or so I have written on a variety of topics that have appeared in everything from letters to the editor of local papers, to more national in scope websites, to, yes, BLOGs.  One of the topics I have been passionate about is ending fraud in the EBT system. … Continue reading Politicians only care if your check clears Part 2 – EBT Reform will never happen