I haven’t been blogging for a while…
Thank you to the “Faithful Five” now more numerous than ever, some of whom called or wrote to inquire abut my health both mental and physical and ask when and if I planned to blog again. In particular Thank You Mary Beth, RJ, Eddie D, Kerry, Just Eddie, Alan, Mark and others who reached out to find out why I had stopped writing.
The answer is simple, I suffered a setback and it left me unable to focus on my writing.
Although I haven’t written about this on the blog, I am an inventor. The invention I’ve worked the hardest on and put the most into for 35 years concerns solar power. After thousands and thousands of hours of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars (over the decades) I finally submitted a plan for funding to the Department of Energy (DOE/EERE) last year — and was rejected — the week I stopped writing.
This rejection left me momentarily without direction. I had thought out, researched, changed my proposal hundreds of times, brought in top talent from the University of Maryland (Thank You Dr. William Fourney and Dr. Hans Ulrich Leiste!), done literally everything I knew to do – and it wasn’t enough to convince DOE to build my prototype. Said prototype, which I believe, will change the entire structure of the solar PV industry in the United States and abroad. It’s so painful for me to discuss, rather than write about it anymore, I will simply include the link here to my invention website and you can judge for yourself whether this would be worth trying or not.
What Next for Karl? More of the same I am afraid. After all these years and work, I can’t give up on SUTSO and am now formulating a commercial rather than governmental approach.
Enough about me. I know what you want. And you’re gonna get it!
Politics! I’ll deal with the Iranian deal today.
The President has 34 Senators committed so it appears the game is over but I hope you’ll print this and remember it.
In ANY lasting or successful deal, you must have 3 ingredients, (a) Good Faith combined with Trust in Who you are dealing with; (b) Balance in the Consideration; (c) and Adequate Due Diligence.
In this Iranian deal the President has none of these three critical ingredients and that makes it mathematically impossible for the deal to last. So, I predict he overrides the veto and signs the deal — but this fish won’t stay in the wrapper long.
The smell is already driving longtime Democratic allies like AIPAC, whose lives the President is playing Russian roulette with – out of the Democratic support column. That’s money, prestige, votes; you name it, having the Jewish vote go against you is death anywhere anyone would want to get elected.
BEST case scenario the J Street type Liberal Jews will hang with the Democratic Party — but even just splitting this key constituency was tragically short sighted of the President. The ONLY reason the Republicans aren’t making more hay with all this sunshine the President is giving them, is they seem to be even more inept at capitalizing on his errors than the Keystone cops were at traffic management.
So, this Iranian deal (in my humble opinion which at least 5 people read) may be the President’s second pyrrhic victory this administration — with Obamacare already up on the tote as number 1. Currently most people see the ACA on the positive side of the President’s ledger but the costs have NOT been fully recognized yet by the American people and when they are, and are held up against benefit, this uneasiness with Obamacare will settle down into indigestion.
Hopefully the protections for children, people with pre-existing conditions and the other outrages the law addressed will be preserved after this administration and the inevitable backlash that will come in time — against a bill enacted in such bad faith; with such a lop-sided bipartisan vote.