I was born in New York City in 1953. I grew up in Scarsdale, NY, a suburb of NYC. Until her death in late 2004, my mother still lived there. I majored in Physics in school and worked in it for some time, but have since migrated into computer programming. I am presently working as a software engineer for a small but rapidly growing software company. I married for the first time in November 2005. My wife is from Eastern Europe. She plans to apply for American citizenship soon. My interests are movies, reading, science, nutrition/exercise, window shopping in large malls, the history of science, and early American history. Favorite musical genres: Rock oldies and New Age. I've lived in Florida since late 1982, but still feel at least as much like a New Yorker as like a Floridian. I haven't been back to my home town since my mother's death, but I miss it and would like to.
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 08:47 pm - If you don't need any adherence to the established Superman story and can be satisfied with special effects alone, then it's the movie for you. Never mind about Superman being a reporter... (view)
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 08:40 pm - [quote="spendius"]
[quote]Secret courts are bad enough but when some nameless bureaucrat can stop your free travel for unknown reasons with little or no recourse that should only be ok... (view)
Mon 17 Jun, 2013 08:36 pm - [quote="Rockhead"]
billy, it's kinda scary that you are arguing my side of things...
I missed the "right to fly" in the bill of rights.
which part was it in again?... (view)
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 02:45 pm - [quote="firefly"]
Not to detract from the scholarship and perspicacity of our Founding Fathers....I'm getting a little tired of the "Founding Fathers" arguments when it... (view)
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 10:20 am - [quote="spendius"]
...We elect governments. We should trust them....[/quote]
Believe what you like, but this is the exact opposite of the philosophy expressed by the founders of the... (view)
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 03:13 am - [quote="firefly"]
Actually, I don't think you and I disagree on the basics of this issue--we both agree that what's going on with this covert wide-scale phone surveillance is... (view)
Sun 16 Jun, 2013 03:10 am - [quote="Frank Apisa"]
Frank, if someone could actually convince me that by giving up my right to privacy and allowing... (view)