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Remote workers and salary protection With the Corona virus / Covid-19 hysteria, more and more workers are encouraged to work from home. Some workers have decided that under these conditions, they can probably work from any place in the world that has a high speed internet connection. Recently, a major social media corporation stated that they are going to adjust salaries based on the physical location of the stay at home / remote worker, based on the local prevailing salary rate. Thus, if an American worker decides to work remotely on a tropical island, they would be paid the local prevailing salary rate on that island. The excuse given by this social media company was that tax laws and labor laws vary from country to county and thus, the social media company will have to comply with local regulations and therefor feels that the worker should be paid the local rate. The are several problems with this. First, thing that comes to mind is that with rapid global communication, companies based in the United States and other high income western countries can employ digital workers in low income countries and thereby skirt the immigration lows of the western countries and thus, eliminate high income jobs in the United States and western countries. Of course this is already happening to a large degree, but now it means that an American or other western worker, if they travel, are suddenly placed on the same salary level of the low income worker.

I have several suggestions to protect the western worker and western innovation ethic.
First, if a western company employs high end computer or work at home workers in low wage countries, their labor should be taxed as a high value import. Thus their work should be considered an imported taxable commodity. For example, if the average salary in the country where the home worker is located is $5 per hour and the salary for the same job in the United States is $50 per hour, the value of the remote worker's work should be taxed at $45 per hour so that there is not any price advantage between the remote worker location and the United States.

Second, remote United States workers must be protected by federal law so that the fruit of their labor and compensation is paid at the local American rate. This same logic can also be applied to any western countries. The United States senate should immediately act on this. --- Frank X. Didik May 25, 2020

Internet free speech and censorship Many internet search engines, social media companies and text companies have taken it upon themselves to censor information and viewpoints that they disagree with. This is significantly different than news papers, radio stations and television stations that present a particular view since those entities are presenting their own point of view. Much can also be said about that, but at a different time. In the case of the internet related companies, they are censoring OTHER PEOPLES POINT OF VIEW. The fact is that the internet has become the modern TOWN SQUARE where freedom of speech is protected in the United States constitution. Further, most search engines, social media sites and text sites have always claimed that they are "common carriers" similar to telephone companies and thus are not permitted to edit content which is the sole responsibility of the poster. It is self evident that the internet based companies can not have it both ways. If they censor, then they should also be responsible for the wrongful posting of copyrighted materials, and also should be subject to liable and slander laws. The internet today must be viewed in the same way that Shopping Malls are viewed and the courts have ruled as being the same as town squares and thus private malls must allow freedom of speech to be on their property. Freedom of speech and expression laws apply to all speech and not only speech, popular or unpopular. Congress should act to curtail internet censorship immediately. Please note that though I am completely for freedom of speech, there are several categories of "speech" that I strongly feel should be prohibited. This includes all pornographic photographs, images and writings. The notion of what is pornographic should be revisited and exact definitions agreed upon. Depicting natural sex acts in such a manner that can be construed as degrading to the woman or man should be prohibited. Perversions, such as rape, bestiality, pederism, extreme violence, torture and other categories must also be prohibited. The fact is that such images and stories can have an adverse effect on anyone viewing or reading them and may well change a persons viewpoint towards other people. --Frank X. Didik October 16, 2019, updated May 25, 2020
UPDATE: On May 28, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued a surprise executive order essentially addressing many of the concerns that I wrote above. This was long overdue and the right thing to do.

People should be responsible for themselves and carry their own weight in society I believe that every able bodies person should make it their goal to contribute to society, by working or contributing their energies in a positive manner, to the best of their abilities, regardless of their position in society. There are many government programs,which were devised by well meaning governments to help what they perceived as the less fortunate, that have worked against the individual by removing the incentive to be productive. Throughout history, people on government assistance was always looked down upon, however recently, there are so many government programs that the stigma and shame of being on these programs has greatly diminished and at the same time, almost encourages some to remain in the programs.

As a society I do believe that the weakest should be protected. People with true physical or mental disabilities, and the infirm. Also a person has suddenly come into financial hardship perhaps can be TEMPORARILY assisted but this assistance should not be permanent. When public assistance is rampant, the burden to support these people falls on the productive people and in effect, lowers the standard of living of the productive. Today in the United States, the average middle income worker spends approximately 60% of their income in taxes. These taxes include Federal, State and City income taxes, but also includes such overlooked taxes as sales tax, license fees, water bills, real estate taxes, road tolls and much more. Imagine how the life of the worker would improve if they spent only 30 or 40% of their wages on taxes instead of 60%. More travel, better foods, more leisure time and much more would happen. Something to carefully consider. The social programs in place will not be easy to curtail or eliminate, but perhaps they can be reduced significantly over time either through attrition or gradual reduction of social benefits. --Frank X. Didik May 25, 2020

Career first and family later? Everywhere you look, on television, in the movies, in magazines and newspapers and even in schools, women are encouraged to seek a career first, be independent and then, after they are established, have a family. On the surface it sounds nice, but is this the right course of action? Is it even possible for most women? Unfortunately, there are many biological reasons why this narrative might not be the best course for most women. Here is my thinking on the matter. Perhaps it would be more effective for women to first have a family and then return to school and focus on career. There are several very important reasons for this. First is that a woman is most fertile and has the greatest ability to have healthy children, when they are between 18 and 26 years old. Further, according to the press kit and statistics put out by such dating sites as OK Cupid, men, of all ages, are most interested in dating women in that same age group. If a woman does chose career first, it is very difficult for them to suddenly give up their career and then focus on children. If a woman does have children, while still working, the child will suffer since the baby will have to be placed in a day care center. This means that from morning till at least five or six o'clock, the day care center will be the major influence on the childs early life, while the mother may only be with the child from 6 o'clock to perhaps 8:30 when the child is put to bed. Further, the mother as well as the baby will be tired and may not be able to fully play with and enjoy the baby and nor teach by example, the baby. Thus the major influence on the baby will not be the mother, but rather the people at the day care center. The same holds true if the child is left with a nanny. It will be the nanny who has the greatest influence on the childs early life. It is important to know that the vast majority of learning is not from school but rather from observation.

My suggestion is that a woman should consider having her children first, before even attending college, and then when the youngest child is 7 or 8 years old, consider going to college and graduate school and then starting her career People going to college at an older age also tend to be more focused on their studies, than a person who just graduated from high school. So, for example, if a woman marries and has her children between the age 21 and 24 and then waits till the youngest child is 7 years old, the woman at age 31 can return to collage, and by the age of 34 to 37, can have her own career for the next 25 to 30 years. There is little doubt that in most fields, older women command greater respect and authority than a younger woman, so that her career would not be hampered, but in fact enhanced by her late entry. Also I believe that her experience of being responsible to her children would make her more effective in business, than a woman who did not have this life experience.

  The sad fact is that women who attempt to have career first and family later often do not have the opportunity to find a man and have a family at an older age. Also it is must more difficult to have children at an older age, plus there is a greater chance that the child will be less healthy. Further complicating the situation of older mothers is that if the woman has been on the birth control pill for many years, it is significantly more difficult to become pregnant. The final issue is that man clearly are more attracted to younger women and it may be difficult for the woman to find a man to marry at an older age. Admittedly these ideas are not popular and runs against the current trend, but sometimes one must make difficult choices that ultimately is the better choice. Regardless of your age, you should pursue your dream and goals, but if the opportunity presents itself, you may fulfill some goals before others.

  Here in New York City, I have met many highly educated, intelligent, older attractive women in their late thirties, who sadly waited too long and ultimately were denied the ability to have a family for the reasons mentioned. --Frank X. Didik, May 23, 2020

Should all citizens be allowed to vote? The automatic answer in a Democratic Republic, such as the United States is that everyone should be allowed to vote. However when one considers that everything a person thinks, does and say is formulated by the media and school, is that individual really acting on their own opinion or merely parroting what they have been taught? There is also the question of a person's ability to understand and intelligence levels. It is said that Winston Churchill once wrote that the best argument against democracy was to spend 15 minutes talking to the average man on the street. Mark Twain wrote that “If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.” while Emma Goldman wrote "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal". Perhaps a benevolent monarch would be more efficient, but how could one know who will be benevolent and who will not? The Democratic Republic system with its checks and balances is the best workable compromise--so far.

NOTE: The United States is a Republic, rather than a Democracy, similar to what ancient Rome had. For the past few years, the country has also been referred to as a "Democratic Republic" since almost every citizen (except convicts) of voting age are allowed to vote on certain topics and for their representation, while in ancient Rome, only the leading citizens could vote for their representatives. In the past, the United States was similar to ancient Rome since only the leading citizens, defined by property ownership and sex, were allowed to vote. These rules were gradually changed over time. Today, American's can vote for two people, out of close to 20 million, on the Federal level, including their senator and their representative. In presidential elections, American's vote for "electors" who go on to vote for the president, though electors are free to vote for who they want. President Andrew Jackson in the 1820's, was the first president to be elected by "popular vote", that is, the electors who elected by the population, were not chosen by local committees of the leading citizens. It was also considered that in order to vote, one should be responsible which was often determined by property ownership. Further, an argument has been made and continues to be mentioned from time to time is that if a person is receiving government financial aid, should that person have the right to vote? Today, almost every American citizen has the right to vote, regardless of their financial position, intelligence, education or any other factor and this is without a doubt, morally and ethically correct.


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Frank X. Didik aboard
"The Futurist" in New York Harbor.

Thoughts by
Frank Didik
Random thoughts on science, business and society today.

What if and what can or might be.

What if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine, if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs really die out? Further, consider that ... read more ...

What is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if gravity can be modulated? Today most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous? Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just the beginning since more ...

Reason, Logic and intellect is not reliable. The late Christopher Hitchens often stated that we should rely on our logic, reason and intellect to determine the truth. Many people who pride themselves as educated, intelligent and progressive believe the same. As reasonable as this seems, Galileo proved over 400 years ago that our logic, reason and intellect is unreliable and that only direct experimental data, should be relied upon. Galileo had dropped two balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they would hit the ground at the same time, rather than the heavier ball hitting the ground first, as almost everyone, including Aristotle, 2000 years ago, had assumed. Our logic, reason and intellect is not reliable and should only be viewed as speculation. Only direct experimentation and obtaining the same results, over and over again should be relied upon.

What if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider more ...

Can the speed of light vary, even if traveling under the same conditions, or in other words, is the speed of light really a constant? According to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is a constant but more ...

The 1956 Firebird was to be self driving.
Self Driving Cars? If you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant "driver" of the car? I have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving more ...

Bicycles? What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide? more ...

Question: Do bicycles and skate boards represent a more environmentally friendly world or does it indicate a decline in the standard of living?

  I ride my bicycle about 10 miles every day, but only a small percentage of the population benefit from bike lanes, mostly men under the age of 50. Further, most people ride bikes in warm, favorable weather and rarely in the rain, snow or cold weather.

Old Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored knowledge. Are we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve our computer written records, books, photographs, video and knowledge? If you wanted to, would you be able to read a:

    3 1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
    cd-rom or a dvd?
    12" optical disk?
    9 track tape?
    IBM punch card?
    Paper punch tape?

If you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now? I doubt that the current line up of formats, such as SD cards, USB drives or others, will be easy to read in 15 years. The longevity of computer/digital storage before major failure is also an issue more ...

Euthanasia to be encouraged? I was just reading that insurance companies encourage suicide, in states that permit assisted suicide. Greater profits by less medical bills and life insurance policies invalidated? I suspect that with a rapidly aging population, the elderly will be encouraged to end their lives. Perhaps it will be presented as the patriotic or honorable thing to do. We are truly entering into an age of barbarism and abandoning civilization. - June 2018

There is an alternative to population control. Restricting and discouraging the formation of families in order to stabilize or reduce population infringes on the freedom and rights of every human. There is another much better more ...

Questioning the results of modern science. For the last 100 years, we have been experiencing the collapse of real science. Theories, speculation and fantasy is the norm today. By definition, the scientific method is the ability to test and re-test and always get the same results, over and over. If an idea or a theory can not be tested, the idea must be viewed as speculation and not considered true, till that idea is proven without a doubt. Scientific theory has moved to areas that are beyond our present capability of testing and gradually a number of unproven theories have become accepted as fact without any real proof. Further, new theories have been developed based on old theories. Thus we have a situation where science today is largely based on theory upon theory. If something can not be proven, it falls into the realm of philosophy rather than science. This has led more ...

Science and media hype: Any sudden "revolutionary" scientific discovery, even if such discovery is written about in every newspaper and scientific journal, should be greeted with skepticism. Such a discovery should only be accepted after the bulk of scientists have have had a chance to review the discovery and confirm that it is in fact correct. Such things that come to mind include cold fusion, the so called "God Particle" and even the recent stated discovery of a "gravitational wave". All too often such media hype has come and gone without any real discovery or fundamental change. more ...

What percentage of information, contained in science books is accurate and true? Are we in a post science period? Many science books today present more ...

It is time to retest scientific properties. Verify results. I suggest that the properties of all materials be re-tested using modern technology and certify the results. Melting and boiling points, conductivity, hardness, and all physical properties of materials should be re-tested more ...

Honesty and integrity in scientific research is essential in order to advance our knowledge base. When a scientist has worked for years to prove a particular theory and finds out that their work has been in vain, it is difficult to admit that their original assumptions were wrong. Still it is vitally important more ...

This website displays designs, projects, proposals and innovations by Frank Didik, but this site has also served to inspire people to bring their ideas to fruition. All too often, people have great dreams in high school and college but within a few years after graduation, these ideas gradually become a distant memory. I encourage everyone to do what ever you are good at and try to make your dreams a reality. What people do today represents the future of our great planet. Go out and do whatever you can do, to the best of your ability.

Free diverse, intelligent opinions? Is it possible to have truly diverse opinions if everything a person thinks and understands is told to them in school, tv, movies and the rest of the media? On-line chat rooms and "news aggregators" tend to repeat one another, without any truly new information. In many ways, this is causing a dumbing down of society. Perhaps it has always been this way. ---Feb 11, 2019

Automation and robotics will help return businesses to the United States. With new automation and robotics, which requires less employees, it is now possible for most American Based companies to return manufacturing to the United States, with the benefit of lower production costs, lower shipping costs and a safer business climate, when compared with outsourced manufacturing. -February 14, 2018

The Downside of Robotics Robotics will bring about a fundamental change in society. Millions of jobs will be lost, but only a few, high end jobs will be created. Most former employees will not be employable in this new environment. The same occurred in England in the early 1800's with the industrial revolution. High end weaving jobs were lost after the introduction of high speed looms. Another example is the computer revolution from the late 1960's till the mid 1980's and on till today eliminated the need for thousands of office clerks. - May 5, 2019


Frank Didik's
Thoughts on how the world will change in the future

  No one really knows what the future will be like and rarely have predictions made in the past, become a reality in the same way that it was predicted. Nevertheless, certain generalities of what might happen, can be foreseen based on what is happening today
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1. In the future, robotics will change society and millions will lose their jobs more
2. In the future, robotic friends, including intimate friends will prevail more
3. In the future, dating and marriage may greatly decline read more
4. In the future, populations may drastically decline more
5. In the future, pet ownership will decline read more
6. In the future, natural child birth may decline read more
7. In the future, Licenses may be required to have children more
8. In the future, virtual living will take precedence to real life read more
9. In the future, aroma, heat, wind, moisture and taste will all be recorded read more
10. In the future, wealth will be concentrated among a tiny group of people read more
11. In the future, technological advancement may slow down more
12. In the future, planets will not be colonized read more
13. In the future, people will travel less in the future more
14. In the future, transportation networks will gradually be reduced more
15. In the future, there will be a Loss of optimism for their future more
16. In the future, people will rarely interact, face to face more
17. In the future, microscopic robotic "bacteria" will be injected into the body to cure diseases and repair or remove internal body issues more
18. In the future, robots will perform medical procedures including surgery more
19. In the future, doctors will be able to operate from anywhere on the planet more
20. Radically changed moral values and decline in human dignity awaits us in the future more
21. In the future, society may gradually fall into a stagnant, non advancing epic more
22. Future crises in Human Dignity more
23. In the future, medicines will be specifically designed for the individual more
24. In the future, robots will do most factory work and manual labor, including farming and cooking, as well as the jobs of professionals such as doctors and accounting, just to mention a few chores and will cause the loss of millions of jobs and make large populations unnecessary .. read more
---Predictions for the future by Frank X. Didik, December 2, 2016



Cell Phone Etiquette
Advice for the modern person - December 9, 2016 read more

Time to rethink bike lanes Advice for bicyle based cities
 - August 3, 2016 read more




Frank Didik with NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, at Gracy Mansion.

Corona Virus: What I have observed regarding the Corona Virus can be read here. Further, my photographs of empty New York City, can be viewed here.

Pentup Demand caused by Covid-19 lockdown? Unlikely. People are used to staying home, have developed new habits, and after being out of work, will probably want to save money.

Forced vaccinations? But Why? read more

Do more people die because of the Corona Virus or because of the lockdown? read more

Hysterical Fears pushed in the media and other sources: What ever happened to Y2K, the Ozone hole, nuclear winter, missile gap, read more

Is Covid-19 as widespread as suggested? read more

Restaurants and Bars will spring back? Very unlikely. People go to these places not only to eat and drink but primarily to socialize. If people are social distanced, why go out?

Corona Virus "Experts"? Who is to say who is an expert when the entire virus is a new event and nobody has any real understanding what is going on. This is like the transition period of Eastern Europe from 1989 to 1992, when so many "leading experts" came from nowhere and gave the public their speculation with truly disastrous results, causing massive inflation and economic failure in countries who followed their "advice".

Remote workers and salary protection read more

Internet free speech and censorship read more

People should be responsible for themselves and carry their own weight in society read more

Liberal Governments verses Conservative Governments read more

Career first and family later? read more

Question If you can live for a thousand years, but have to live in a 12x12 foot (3x3 meter) room without ever leaving, would you do it? I prefer to live life to its fullest and accept the risks. Everything in life entails a certain risk.

Subway Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ... read more ...

Greatly reduce train noise A significant amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise, vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective ... read more ...


Oposition vs False Oposition read more

Best Governments offer a balance between private ownership and public ownership read more

Should all citizens be allowed to vote? read more

Gradual Control read more

Equal does not mean identical but are all people are equal? read more

Cashless Society; good or bad? read more


Our thoughts are not our own. We are influence constantly by TV, the internet, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, advertisements, in school and other places. Almost everything we think, do and say, what we eat, wear, how we act and even our goals and moral perspective, is hammered into us so is our thoughts, really our own? We certainly have the capability to think on our own and in fact, we do have a free will to ultimately choose our direction, but nevertheless, our outside influence is massive. When I interact with people, I often hear the same argument parreted over and over again, and often times the people do not realize that they are simply repeating what they had recently heard or read. Often times outside discussions have little new information to offer since it is so repetative or in on such a basic level. Perhaps the person who can think the most for themselves are people who live in isolated areas, with little interaction with others. Centuries ago, hermits and monks withdrew from the world to be surrounded by their thougths. I do not advocate this, but their action is for sure one way of limiting outside influence.

Knowledge obtained from human interaction, reading and learning is essential to move forward, but how does one use this knowledge while at the same time not being overly influenced by others? Human existence and progress is rapid, but still there are obsticles that slow us down.

 Is it possible to have truly diverse opinions if everything a person thinks and understands is told to them in school, tv, movies and the rest of the media? On-line chat rooms and "news aggregators" tend to repeat one another, without any truly new information. In many ways, this is causing a dumbing down of society. Perhaps it has always been this way. ---Feb 11, 2019

Where have all the insects and birds gone? Just a few years ago, when I would drive in the country, my windshield would be covered with insects that had hit the car. This simply does not happen anymore. Has the insect population somehow died out? No one seems to talk about this. Has insecticides or plastics or radio transmissions somehow effected them? Further, I have noticed a large drop in the number of birds that we have in the cities as well as in the countryside. It seems that we are headed towards, a silent spring.

Frank Didik's opinion
On Education
Rethinking school and our education system

Should everyone attend college or university? ... read more ...

Wisdom: I believe that wisdom can not be taught, but rather wisdom is a unique gift of understanding that a person is born with.

Can a college or a university really teach a person to be a businessman or an artist or good in any particular field? ... read more ...

How come all college undergraduate degree's require four years? Should some degrees require only one year while others perhaps six years? ... read more ...

Weak Students: I have long believed that in a classroom environment, the weak student holds the better students back. The idea of putting a weak student with better students is a disservice to both the weak as well as the better students. It should also be recognized that not all people have the same ability and potential in every field. Two individuals completing the same university program and having the same grades and degree, does not make them equal in ability and potential. Students should not be told that they can succeed at anything that they try to do.

What courses should and should not be taught at college or university? Can college or a university teach a person how to be a good business person, or how to be creative? ... read more ...


Teaching: I feel that it is not possible to teach a person to be creative or a good businessman and the same applies to many other fields. You can only expose that person to what has already been done and the current understanding of the tools and materials of the trade and perhaps with this understanding, the student can expand upon this knowledge.


Learning: My view is that almost all learning is through observation and questioning. This underscores the importance of parents to teach their children and expose their children to the parents daily lives. In today's society, most parents are forced to work and thus the child has only limited exposure to the richness of the parents understanding of things. I would also argue that when a parent is walking with a child, that the parent should not be using their cell phone or texting and instead be devoting their full attention to the child. Schools, as they exist today, have a limited ability to truly train/educate a student and most of what is taught to the student is repeated over and over with little practical use for the student after graduation. So many students today study for years and yet after graduation, never use what they have learned or what they have learned is of little relevance to their lives.

The playgrounds are empty but the dog runs are full. No children, only dogs. I have noticed that in New York City, the playgrounds are empty but the dog runs are full. People are no longer getting married, and having families. Where will this all lead to? When I was a child growing up in NYC, there were children everywhere and the stores catered to families, rather than individual single people. The best boutiques along Madison Avenue on Manhattan's upper east side, always had play areas for the children, so that the children could play, while the mothers shopped. We children knew which stores had the best toys and demanded to go to those stores, which in most cases, were the most expensive stores!

Where have all the twenty something year olds gone?
Strolling down fashionable Fifth Avenue recently, it struck me how the average age of the crowded streets seems older than in the past. I would guess that the average age of the people I saw was around 35 years old. Twenty years ago, the average age would have been probably around 25 years old. Why? I will further guess that the answer is that many people are postponing marriage and having far fewer children. Perhaps the high student debt or perhaps women seeking careers over family or perhaps the hook-up culture is the culprit. Regardless, this does not bode well for the future and increasing family commitments is a must for a healthy society. --- Feb 11, 2019

The aging population is a sad, worldwide industrial nation phenomenon. I am in Tokyo for a few days and have been here many times before. In 2002, I would guess that the average age on the street was about 24 years old. Today, I would guess the average age is about 35 years old. --- Feb 26, 2019

Immigration: Almost all countries consider what perspective immigrants can do for their country and if those immigrants will contribute or be a burden on their society and also evaluate if the potential immigrant will blend in with their existing culture. Perhaps the United States should take the same approach. ---Feb 11, 2019

Life forever? It is interesting that life never really dies in that life continues, uninterrupted with the offspring. Science has never observed life emerging from minerals or non living elements. ---Feb 11, 2019

Investing in Startups. Good idea or bad? Is investing in a Startup, that has never proven itself in the market place, a good idea or a waste of money (and talent)? Historically, investors invested in companies that were swamped with orders and making money, but needed additional money to ... read more ...

Most efficient brain-storming method and how to make morning office meetings more productive and interesting ... read more ...

BITCOIN: Bitcoins are backed by nothing more than the gullibility and wishful thinking of the Bitcoin holder.

I believe that the Bitcoin rise in value is akin to the Dutch Tulip craze in the early 1600's and that a massive decline in value is imminent.

Foreign manufactured products versus American manufactured products: American's will never buy an American made product if the same or similar foreign products is sold at a lower price. This means that manufacturing jobs will never return to the United States, unless there is an import tax, however import taxes will violate most of America's NAFTA and GAT treaties. Any talk of manufacturing jobs returning to America without import taxes is simply idle banter.

The Safety of Plastics. Over the past 30 years, there has been a massive increase in the number of human ailments such as Alzheimer's, breast cancer, prostate cancer, autism, declining fertility, and other ailments. Some people say that the cause is actually better diagnosis, while others blame processed foods, GMO foods, pesticides, wifi, cell phones, vaccinations and other outside influences. During this period, there has been a rapid increase of various plastic packaging for food, water and even clothing made out of polyester and other plastics, with a decline in 100% natural fibers such as cotton and wool. Studies should be conducted regarding the safety of these new materials, as well as the fabric dyes and determine if such chemicals can be absorbed by the skin and if they have any type of long range human effect. -February 14, 2018

Good Citizenship
 and respect for our fellow human beings.

Important quotes from my friends from around the world, that I completely agree with and I am sure that most people would as well:

"Do not generalize, but rather individualize." --Daniela D. in Germany, who works for the German diplomatic Chancellery.

"Never get angry with anyone. Who knows, perhaps one day that person will save the world!" --Yuka S., who works for Aoyama University in Tokyo (and Kanagawa).

"It is important to always remember that every person you encounter has their own goals and aspirations, trails and tribulations and deserves equal respect." --Sue Ann M. in Durham, North Carolina.


"It's all good" ... is wrong. All is not good. There is an absolute right and an absolute wrong and this is not culturally or time dependent. If you see someone going down the wrong path in life, it is essential that you vocalize your concerns and offer to help that individual. I am a moral absolutist and not a moral relativist.

Producing the very best and most effective TV commercials The single purpose of a television commercial is to sell the product or service. The fact that an advertisement might be interesting, funny, informative or well produced is secondary to the main purpose, which is to sell the product or service. One should never leave the creation of the television commercial to the television producer or the video editor. ... read more ...

Building the most effective business websites Never let a "web designer" develop the website for you. A web designer should be produce the website under the supervision of an on line marketing master, usually working with ... read more ...



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