Author Archives: michael.m

Normandy Remembered – June 6th 1944

June 6th, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy when World War II hung in the balance. By the end of this day – “The Longest Day” – over four thousand lay dead on

Economics Reign Supreme…Decline Continues

In the last week, headlines have captured a number of economic disruptions in the government and infrastructure fabric that will bring dire cicumstances in the near future: Puerto Rico – the bombshell

Why Martial Arts Matter

I have studied martial arts for most of my life, recently Kenpo Karate under the Grandmaster Ed Parker system with 8th Degree Bryan Hawkins.  You can see him above teaching the first

Interest – Economics: Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Into the Unknown

I am fascinated by economics because this field is based upon math, markets and human behavior. Humans seems to be the most unpredictable variable in economics.  The stock market – if reduced

MIT Professor: Disconnect Me from the Internet

In this Day, when the internet supplies all the human needs, an MIT Professor suggest disconnecting from the internet.  He simply no longer trusts the internet.  I would not either in a

Spam Tools for an Email World Gone Mad

Useful tools you may have overlooked if you run your own website and have access to CPanel. I have been receiving far too much spam email and am now fighting back more

Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin

Director Oliver Stone remains a political dramatist and film director.  Many of his films contains political hot button issues, including his interview with Vladimir Putin.   The Assassination of American President John

How Termites Build Mounds. Strange?

Collective Mind in the Mound: How Do Termites Build Their Huge Structures? Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters)

Benjamin Franklin and Internet Publishing

Benjamin Franklin, “The First American,” would have loved the Internet. He was, first and foremost, a printer, author, and publisher. He established the Pennsylvania Chronicle firing up the Colonies against British tyranny.

California’s Pension Crisis Climbs to a Cliff

The pension crisis in California grows precipitously in its two major pension funds.  CALSTRS and CALPERS. While the fund managers claim a growth rate of 7.5%, they only achieved 0.61% last fiscal