David Leeper
David Leeper

David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 42 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


Stories by David Leeper

By David Leeper | November 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Google & JP Morgan Seek Half-Billion Dollar Bailout for Another Solar Flop

Wow — talk about chutzpah!

Google & JP Morgan want the Federal Govt (you and me) to pay back part ($500 million) of a huge loan they took out to build a massive solar farm in the Mohave desert. It turns out to be uneconomical, not churning out enough power to make it a going concern.

See the video below. This is a solar furnace design that focuses desert sunlight on a tower, a variation on starting a fire with magnifying glass. Steam-powered generators produce electricity that …

By David Leeper | November 6, 2014 | 15 Comments
Video: Rush Limbaugh: Governor Scott Walker, Genuine Star of Conservatism

On Nov 5, Rush Limbaugh paid tribute to Scott Walker, Governor or Wisconsin. He’s a Republican who wins elections in a blue state and as governor delivers tax reductions and budget surpluses to his constituents through conservative principles.

Walker’s performance as governor, his political skills, and his personal style are just about everything we could want in a leader for the New Republican Party. His appeal spreads across the entire GOP, from Tea Party Conservatives to old time, establishment, and even quasi-liberal Republicans. And from his …

By David Leeper | November 4, 2014 | 3 Comments
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Memo to all Big-Government, crony-capitalist, old-bull Republicans:

I’m a registered Republican who believes in the traditional Republican principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. Evidently, you no longer do and haven’t for quite some time now. Nonetheless, I’ll be voting for you today anyway – every single one of you that’s on my ballot.

Why?

Because the alternative is so much worse.

But don’t let it go to your head. If you win big, don’t think, as 

By David Leeper | November 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
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When an employee cuts costs in the private sector he or she is a hero. When an employee cuts cuts costs in government, he’s a goat. And we wonder why there is waste in government(?). Check out the video below.

There is little to no incentive to save money or avoid waste in government bureaucracies. If anything there is an incentive to spend more because unspent funds are returned and the next year’s budget is determined by how much was spent in the prior …

By David Leeper | November 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine – Obama’s Apologetic Nice-Guy Diplomacy is a Disastrous Failure

Judge Jeanine excoriates Barack Obama for a foreign policy based on apologies, weakness, and a refusal to recognize true evil when it’s right in front of his own eyes.

Clearly his “Mr. Nice Guy” approach with our enemies isn’t working, yet as recently as May, the president boasted that the “tide of war is receding” thanks to his brilliant foreign policy.

Barack Obama chose to seek the world’s love rather than its respect. Predictably, he has lost both. And in the process he …

By David Leeper | November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Mark Levin & Ronald Reagan – A Message for the 2014 Elections

Nearly 34 years ago, Ronald Reagan delivered an inaugural address that sounds like it could well have been prepared for 2014 instead of 1981.

In particular, Reagan speaks of an overborrowing, overregulating, and overbearing Big Government that will throw our children and grandchildren into debt bondage and/or lead to national collapse. If it was true in 1981, it’s all the more true today. One only needs to look to Argentina and Venezuela to see what’s coming to America …

By David Leeper | October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: What Do Vote Fraud and Global Warming Have in Common?

Just to show how versatile (read illogical) the Left can be —

When it comes to vote fraud, Leftists insist it DOES NOT EXIST, despite evidence that it DOES.
When it comes to significant human-caused global warming, the Left insists that it DOES EXIST despite evidence that it DOES NOT.

In the 3-minute video below, Fox Senior Correspondent Eric Shawn covers just a few salient examples of vote fraud. And there are many more.

 

And in the 5-minute video below, John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel, debunks …

By David Leeper | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Black Americans from Chicago Speak Out about Life under Democrat Rule

From RebelPundit.com, here are strong words from black Americans about life under decades of Democrat-only rule and the need to wake up and vote wisely.

This message may have been intended for American black communities, but it speaks truth to all Americans about the failed promises of Democrat progressive politics. In particular, all “liberals” who think they have been helping minorities by continuing to vote Democrat all these years should hear the words and feel the passion of these brave men who have dared to think for themselves …

By David Leeper | October 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: Judge Jeanine – Be Prepared – You Cannot Depend on Govt to Protect You

In the video below, Judge Jeanine Pirro opens with praise for a new American hero – the Canadian Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers, who calmly dispatched a lone-wolf assassin as the latter rampaged through the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.

Having murdered unarmed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was guarding a Canadian war memorial, the assassin was attempting to murder more innocents with his rifle (ostensibly in the name of Islam) when Vickers shot him dead with handgun.

The judge also hails American governors and mayors, including Democrats, who …

By David Leeper | October 18, 2014 | 14 Comments
Video: Judge Pirro re Ebola: They Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Doing!

Judge Jeanine tears into Barack Obama and his “community organizer” Thomas Frieden over gross incompetence, illogic, and double-talk regarding the Ebola virus. Then, to top it off, Obama appoints another major-league, left-wing, political hack, Ron Klain, to the post of “Ebola Czar,” a dubious honor if there ever were one.

From Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine, October 18, 2014