What Would Rockwell Paint?

OPINION by Sheila Velazquez On January 6, 1941, in a message to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression–everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship […]

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Opinion: Who is The Other?

by Sheila Velazquez If you are to believe what you see in the mainstream media, most of the residents of the United States are healthy, wealthy and wise. They drive late-model cars, wear high-end labels, eat from plates artistically drizzled with colorful sauces and have help to perform all those nasty little jobs that get one’s hands dirty. They attend […]

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Opinion: How Did Opioid Abuse Overtake The Berkshires? And What Is Next?

Impact of Opioid abuse went unnoticed for years in the Berkshires by Ralph Brill Associates I am not a Doctor, Medical Scientist or Medical Reporter. However, it should be very clear to all by now, that The Berkshires is a hot bed of Drug Abuse. It not only has the Highest Elevation in the State (Mt. Greylock at 3,492 Feet) […]

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Opinion—Smart Fabrics II, Our Second Chance, by Ralph Brill

Letter to the Editor: On 19 February 1861, President Abraham Lincoln visited the Albany Iron Works in Troy, NY in regards to the secret MONITOR IRON CLAD PROJECT. Lincoln was impressed with Troy’s business leaders and asked if they might recommend Cotton and Woolen Mills that might supply thousands of Tents and Uniforms in short order for the Civil War […]

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Privacy Battle: Today, your phone. Tomorrow, your brain.

The neural-computer interface already exists. Privacy law is not only not keeping ahead of the science, it's not even part of the public discussion. Photo courtesy DARPA

The understandable, though misguided, tendency to put encryption front and center in the battle over data security Like so many privacy advocates, I cheered as Apple, Inc. unzipped and laid its set of big brass corporate disobedience on the table last week. Despite some convincing analysis both on Medium and over at Slate.com to the effect that an iPhone used […]

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