Since Dec 29, 2004
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" [I. Fisher, Yale Econ Prof, 1929]"
"Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes... [Popular Mechanics, March 1949]"
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? [Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927]"
"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be attainable [Albert Einstein]"
"A government policy to rob Peter to pay Paul can be assured of the support of Paul [G.B. Shaw]"
"Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value [Ferdinand Foch, French War College, 1911]"
I was born and raised in North Las Vegas, proud graduate and survivor of Rancho High School, Mechanical Engineer by degree, minored in physics (Class of '88), 18 years of engineering experience, registered and licensed PE in multiple States, have resided in Nevada, Utah, New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois, Transvaal, Cape and Natal. I actually volunteered on the Reagan campaign in 1976 (as a wee teenager).
The single word that best describes me is "Skeptical". I am just your run-of-the-mill middle-class white guy Scout Master with a stay-at-home hard-working wife, three boys, a beagle, an oppressive mortage, a huge SUV, a Shovelhead Hawg, a dad that helped take Okinawa, and reverence for the wisdom of our founding fathers. I believe the UN should be bulldozed into the East River and that the Constitution should not be monkeyed with (and yes, that includes flag-burning, foreign presidential candidates, elimination of the Electoral College, hetero marriage, whatever. You play with something long enough, you WILL eventually break it).