Archive for the 'San Diego' Category
I would like to congratulate my wife Betty for her selection along with four other San Diego women as Legendary Women of the Heart by the local chapter of the American Heart Association. I unfortunately was unable to attend the Go Red for Women luncheon on Friday where the awards were presented, but from what [...]
You may recall that during the Republican convention a month ago our national debt passed the $16 trillion mark. This works out to about $51,000 for every U.S. citizen, or about $140,000 for every taxpayer.
This number is unbelievable to me — I think it is atrocious. Reducing this debt should be the number-one priority of [...]
I was surprised, as likely many of you were, by SAIC’s announcement this past week about the company’s plan to split into two independent businesses. According to the articles I have read on the subject, the split will not be 50:50.
Instead, one of the resulting companies will comprise SAIC’s “solutions” business, that is, research, science, [...]
I was interested to see that Newsweek magazine has apparently given up on President Barack Obama. You may have by now seen the cover of the current issue, which has a color photo of Obama with the large caption, “Hit the Road, Barack — Why We Need a New President.”
I’m going to have a hard [...]
I was pleased to get an update recently on an algal biofuels research project being led by Professor Phillip Savage of the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering department. According to the update, Professor Savage and his team have been successfully exploring and developing ways of converting wet algal biomass to liquid transportation fuels.
Their primary approach [...]
I have been reading in the newspapers that some of the largest defense contractors in the Washington area are starting to feel the effects of shrinking government budgets, particularly in the area of information technology. According to one article I read, the information-systems business was the only unit of four within General Dynamics to post [...]