"Whenever you have money, reputations, power, ego, and complexity in play, it is irrational to assume you are seeing objective science."
"Combining expertise with authority is the road to perverting true expertise. No expert should have much power, and experts in authority should always be distrusted. They should be the last people permitted to dictate to others what should happen ‘on the basis of their expertise’."
"When people tell us to follow the science, what they really mean is, ”Follow my values.”"
"From the perspective of an infectious disease expert, you and your family are not individuals with rights and liberties. Instead, you are germ factories, whose movement and social interaction must be severely limited."
"Fundamentally, human rights cannot be dependent on compliance with public health officials. Or politicians. Or the whims of philanthropists and their favorite corporations."
"If there is hesitancy over the vaccines it is because a portion of society is not afraid enough of the virus either to overcome their fear of a pharmaceutical industry that long ago put profits ahead of people or to set aside their doubts about the capture of our regulatory authorities by those same corporations."
"When corporations are subsidized and protected from the consequences of their behavior, expect wrongdoing."
"Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted."
"As COVID Mania has made clear, the entire “Public Health” system is a force for destruction, whether its proponents propagandize for it in English, Chinese, or another language."
"Mask mandates – which are objectively draconian and authoritarian regardless of whether they are scientifically warranted – internalize in people that authoritarian governance is normal, acceptable, and not evil. This is a problem. Every genocidal regime started this way."
"Unfortunately, while most humans have a moral and ethical compass, few end up following it when confronted by psychopaths in authority and the peer pressure to conform."
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Senior Engineer with Comcast’s Technology, Product, Xperience organization (TPX) from 2012 to 2019
I was a member of the Applications Management Tools Team consisting of six Developers (including myself), a Manager and a Business Analyst building Configuration Management Database systems and Asset Management systems that track configuration and network topology information for the 8000+ Applications and 750K+ Devices used within TPX.
Development stack: Ruby on Rails 4.x and 5.1.
For more information about my work experience at previous employers, please see my Professional page.
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I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Computer Science. Please see my Academic page for more details pertaining to my educational background.
United States Marine Corps , September 1968 to September 1972. Honorable Discharge with rank of Sergeant (E5).
MOS: 2841 , Ground Radio Repair with Cryptographic Maintenance
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