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I, David Kiyoshi Murotake, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States in the grade of Lieutenant do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God. (June 1975)

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ecumenism and the Lord's Prayer
Ecumenism and the Lord's Prayer

A few years ago, I was attending a week-long summer program at the Chaplain's Staff College at the Navy base in New London, CT. (I am a volunteer member of the CAP Chaplain's Service, which is part of the US Air Force Chaplain's Service). At the College I had a chance to ask questions of, a wide variety of ministers from a variety of religions - Catholic and Protestant bishops, priests and ministers - Jewish rabbis. I understand there are also occasionally Muslim scholars and immams, Buddhist monks, etc that also show up on occasion - but not during that particular week.

The Chaplains Service looks to the spiritual needs of the entire military service and its auxiliaries. Its members can come from all accepted religious faith groups in the US (there are over one thousand recognized religions in the US - we are a diverse group). So I took the opportunity to test the "acceptability" of the Lord's Prayer amongst two of the three major "Children of Abraham" faith groups - Judaism and Christianity - represented at Summer Program.

Since there were more Protestants than all others combined, I chose as my example the Lord's Prayer taken from the 1928 Revision of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP):

"OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen."
-The Order for Morning Prayer, BCP 1928

It was interesting to compare the comments from the Jewish and Christian ministry:

Jewish. Jesus was a Jew. The prayer Jesus taught the (also Jewish) Apostles, even today, is theologically acceptable. However, some Jewish people might find it troublesome to think that Christians were addressing their Yahweh as "our Father who art in Heaven". I think Jewish people prefer to think of him as "their Father who art in heaven". But this is not serious theologically.

Protestant: That's the most common version in use. The 1928 BCP reverted back to the wording in use during the 1500s. The Catholics use an abbreviated version of the Lord's Prayer. But of course it's acceptable. It's from the BCP.

Catholic: The Protestants use this longer verion with "...for thine is the Kingdom" etc. . What Jesus taught his follower in Luke 11 is closer to the Catholic version. Check it for yourself. But it doesn't hurt to include the extra piece. In fact, we Catholics stick in a part that sounds very similar about one prayer layer during Mass: "For the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory are yours, now and, forever. Amen"

Note: The BCP form used above is the familiar but archaic form. In a modern translation (direct to English from the ancient scripts), the New Jerusalem Bible version of Luke 11:1-4 is:
1 Now it happened that he was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.'
2 He said to them, 'When you pray, this is what to say: Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come;
3 give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins,
4 for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us. And do not put us to the test.'
-Luke 11:1-4, New Jerusalem Bible, English version

The Lord's Prayer is a fairly "ecumenical" prayer and is usable in gatherings by Jews, Protestants and Catholics. Though a Roman Catholic, I use the BCP form as a daily morning prayer before entering my lab, and also use it when leading a prayer service Smile.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Heller Decision

The Heller Decision Smile

I don't think this decision came as a surprise to anyone. I think you all should know by now how I feel about this. I support the Heller Decision but not just because I'm Pro Second Amendment.

I support it because I'm PRO LIBERTY. A decision against Heller, by the Supreme Court, would have eroded the very fabric of our Bill of Rights.

Heller will be seen as a landmark decision. Its repercussions will range far beyond Gun Control. The 5-4 decision was made with Justice Antonin Scalia delivering the majority opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Anthony Kennedy agreed. Justice Scalia wrote:

 

“The requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.”

 

Scalia’s opinion further states the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and is not limited to militias, repudiating a common argument of anti-gun activists in the USA. These activists argue the right to bear arms is a collective right of militias and not an individual right. Heller writes:

 

“The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within a home.”


The Heller decision should be reassuring for all Americans who cherish their Civil Rights, not just gun ownership rights. The decision protects the fundamental “right of the people”. This phrase “right of the people” can be found consistently in our Bill of Rights which protects the freedoms of all Americans:

 

“Amendment I - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

 

“Amendment II - A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

 

“Amendment IV - The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

 

“Amendment IX - The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

 

“Amendment X - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

 

Throughout the Heller case, the Federal justices have expressed concern regarding an inconsistent treatment of the phrase “right of the people” from one Amendment to another. By sacrificing the protection of “the right of the people” in the Second Amendment, what liberties would then unravel? The liberties protected in the First, Second, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth amendments are fundamental to an American citizen’s protections against the State and tyranny.

 

Today’s Heller decision protecting the “right of the people”, in combination with lawful definition of “Militia” discussed in blog 2008.06.23 will likely have truly historic consequences in further decisions by our Federal Courts in future gun control legislation and court challenges.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Energy Independence
Energy Independence

Q. Do you support offshore drilling?
A. YES.
Although I want to protect the environment, as a systems engineer I am confident we can do this safely. There is no SINGLE silver bullet for solving the energy independence problem. Becoming energy-independent in the US and NH is a "system of systems" problem. We need to do several things simultaneously. Offshore Drilling is just part of the answer - but it's an important piece of the answer. Right now, it appears that support of offshore drilling is politically a "tar baby". If you hug it, it makes you look like you're all covered by Big Oil. I know one of the environmental groups I belong to - the Sierra Club - is against offshore drilling.

Q. Should Big Oil be permitted to drill offshore without Federal regulation?
A. NO
. I think de-regulating the oil industry, especially when developing new sources of energy offshore and in the national parks and wildlife reserves - is NAIVE. Oops! Is that what Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush did in the Alaska pipeline deal when BP was permitted to... oh, never mind Frown

"Dear Government: We know we have you between a rock and a hard place. To solve the energy independence issue, you finally have to give us the permission to drill off-shore, in the National Parks and the wilderness reserves. Please ignore the huge windfall profits we've made. We promise to re-invest all of it in new exploration and new technologies to make shale oil extraction affordable. Not a single dime will go to increasing earnings or paying huge bonuses to our executives, so Federal oveersight and regulation are not only unnecessary, but counter-productive. BTW our bonuses are already huge. My bonus last year was more than the salary of the President of the United States. Innocent"
-Sincerely, Big Oil.

Pardon me for feeling cynical. We small business owners are between a "rock and a hard place" just as much as the consumers!

Q. How would you make sure Big Oil doesn't damage the environment by drilling offshore?
A. Appoint private industry "SETA contractors" to provide oversight
. For many years, the Defense industry suffered a number of mismanagement "disasters" that resulted in unbelievable cost over-runs. Some of these over-runs ran in the billions of dollars, and exceeded the GNP's of many small countries! One method used today in Defense and Homeland Security departments is the use of private industry contractors called "System Engineering and Technical Assessment" (SETA) contractors. These are private industry contractors working with US Government contracts, providing "watch-dog" oversight and making recommendations to the US Government customer. If needed they are the whistle-blower. I believe oversight responsibilty should be assiged to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who would then use SETA contractors to oversee Big Oil. The SETA contracts should be competitively awarded, and environmental protection and environmental impact assessment should be made key assessment factors in ongoing inspections and evaluations of Big Oil performance in exploration and development. Big Oil should pay the EPA usage fees needed to pay the SETA contractors for overseeing the exploration and development activities.

Q. So, what do you think we need to do to become Energy Independent in NH?
A. We need to do several things at once.
It is a system-of-systems problem, and needs a system solution. At the risk of over-simplification, you have to cut demand and increase supply. Here are some ideas on how to do that:

1. Reduce NH's reliance on gasoline and fuel oil. Part of the answer here is more use of public transportation, not just in Nashua but throughout the State. Part of it is to place incentives on the use of alternative power plant technology by owners and operators of cars and light trucks to reduce petroleum demand.

2. Make NH a net producer of electric power, not a net consumer. This is the "increase supply" part... the supply of electricity.

3, Nuclear Power is a possibility. One way to increase the supply of electricity is by building additional nuclear powerplants, and eventually upgrading the Seabrook facility as it ages. Ideally, a geographically distributed system with an adaptive (smart) power grid is ideal for NH. IMHO, rather than have a single large reactor in Seabrook, you should (eventually) have one small reactor in the North Country, another small reactor in the Lakes region, and (finally) a reactor upgrade at Seabrook if one is needed, with a smart grid managing the power flow between these three independent power generation plants.

In addition, we should look at building a wind farm on the north slopes of the Presidential Range.

4. Tree-burning electric power generators?. I've heard a lot of innovative ideas over the years here in NH. One attractive idea was to build a lot of wood-burning electric generators.. Unfortunately, NH trees absorb a lot of radon (the same stuff in a lot of basements, and the refuse from the pilot plants were sufficiently radioactive that it qualified as radioactive waste. It's much less practical to dispose of the by-product then getting rid of nuclear fuel rods Surprised Also, this method produces greenhouse gasses, so it's not likely to be a good solution overall.

5. Energy barter, Tax incentives, Guaranteed Loans. Another other idea was for the State and Federal governments to provide "healthy" incentives to individuals and companies to upgrade the large number of flood control dams we have in NH so the run-off creates a modest amount of electric power. Many of these dams started out as beaver dams, believe it or not, and quite a few need to be replaced in the next few years. The power generated by these small, privately owned hydroelectric dams is run back into the grid that powers your home or business, and reduces the amount of energy you have to get out of the grid. It may be that the State and the power industry in NH can work together to coordinate a matching set of industry incentives (e.g. if you dump net positive energy to the Grid, it's worth money to the owner of the hydroelectric dam) and State/Federal incentives (tax breaks, State and Federal tax credits, etc.) and guaranteed loans which might allow the owner to "break even" in some reasonable period of time (say, less than 10 years).

A similar idea, but on a smaller scale, was to encourage property owners to build solar cell electric generators, solar hot water heaters, wind turbine generators and other forms of energy generation, with the same quid-pro-quo energy barter arrangement with the power company, and similar tax incentives and loan guarantees. A lot of citizens do this now (my neighbor has a solar hot water heater) and the pay-backs are usually in the ten-years-or-less category, but in today's sub-prime mortgage scare, it would probably help if the State or Federal government would back home improvement loans needed to perform this upgrade...

6. Conversion of homes, industries and automobiles to electric power.. This is probably the final step. Past attempts were costly failures. I know! I temporarily lived in an electrically heated and cooled home in Nashua for about one year, and the electric bill was like a sucking chest wound winter and summer. However, as NH truly begins to generate a surplus of electric power, and consumers see cheap electricity in NH, IMHO consumers will be willing to replace their aging oil and gas powered heating and cooking to all-electric. Possibly we might be able to provide some incentives to "boost" the change-over, but if all-electric heating, cooling, and travel were truly cheaper, the consumer will do this in enlightened self-interest: to save a buck..

There is no single method that can solve the problem - no silver bullet. We have to get creative, be visionary, think strategically. The problem is solvable if we work together!
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Friday, June 20, 2008

John McCain and the Nashua Town Meeting
McCain Town Meeting in Nashua. Last week on June 12, John McCain hosted a Town Hall meeting at the Daniel Webster College Gymnasium in Nashua NH. I showed up early to help get things set up, and much to my surprise the organizers invited me to sit up on the stage behind McCain.. (If I'd known that, I would have worn a coat and tie instead of a McCain t-shirt!)

He is an inspirational speaker in person. McCain really excels at the unrehearsed Town Meeting, as he is willing to really listen to people and answer their questions. No political weasel wording - he tells you what he believes, and you can tell the message comes from the heart. IMHO this is SO refreshing to get real answers and real positions from a POTUS candidate.

Like most Veterans, John McCain hates war. He's held this position for years, taken a lot of flack from GWB loyalists for it. It was good to hear it from him again last week. I agree with the six retired Generals and Admirals who criticized Secretary Rumsfeld's leadership in the current conflict and FULLY agree with McCain that the war was mismanaged. I also agree that since we and our allies were responsible for triggering the regime change, we now have a moral responsibility to achieve Peace with Honor.

Senator McCain is committed to bringing our soldiers back as soon as possible - but not at the cost of sacrificing everything we and the Iraqi people have achieved so far. My son just got back and he's likely to go back again. He seems to believe the same thing McCain and I do... Let's finish the job we started. As is true with many wars, the best time to stop a war is before it ever starts. Once it starts, finish the job.

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  • Ward 5 home-owner since 1982
  • Ward 5 small business owner since 2002
  • Nashua School Board Member
  • Reform K-16 Public Education without additional taxes
  • Has strategic vision for NH Science, Technology & Energy
  • Supports Small Business & High Tech Job Creation
  • OPPOSE INCOME/SALES TAX
  • Supports Right to Work
  • US Army Veteran
  • Will protect 2nd Amendment
  • Pro-Life Catholic Christian
  • Second-generation immigrant

Science, Technology and Energy

David  was trained at the MIT Sloan School for a wide variety of strategic technology planning and leadership positions, including management of large corporate and national laboratories. David has:

  • A Ph.D. in Management of Technological Innovation
  • 8 years on the Board of Directors of an international industry association
  • Thirty-five years of technology experience, including ten years as a high-tech entrepreneur and small business owner
  • Two years experience as a US diplomat to a UN agency in Geneva, the International Telecommunications Union

This experience gives David both the domestic and international perspective needed to help NH develop a strategic plan for next-generation initiatives in science, technology and energy. We need to create high quality JOBS to compete on the world stage. We MUST stop the “flat spin” death-spiral our economy is in. We suffer from an ever-aging population, an exodus of high-tech jobs, and departure of our trained young citizens at an alarming rate. We are in danger of losing our New Hampshire Advantage!

Public Education - "Education is the Foundation of Liberty"

David has served on the Nashua School Board since his election in 2009, as one of nine at-large Board of Education members, and has demonstrated his ability to lead innovative reform in the Nashua Schools, leveraging his Ph.D. in Management of Innovation from the MIT Sloan School to help develop a strategic vision for innovative change. He is well known for his bi-partisan approach to problem solving without sacrificing conservative principles. As Chairman of Curriculum and Evaluation, he works closely with teachers, administration and other elected officials to help reform public school curriculum in math, science and technology. As a member of the Education SIG of the Wireless Innovation Forum, he modernized multi-disciplinary curriculums at engineering colleges. In Concord, he hopes to further reform of New Hampshire’s K-16 public education, including the introduction of an innovative college internship program modeled after MIT’s highly successful Industrial Cooperative (Co-op) Program. This needed revitalization of New Hampshire’s college system will help both college students AND industry, bring/retain students TO NH and RETAIN young, trained NH citizens to STAY IN NH.

Military Veteran

David enlisted in 1971:

  • Commissioned in 1975
  • Trained in Combat Engineering, Atomic Demolitions, Special Weapons and Intelligence
  • Served five years active duty, most of it deployed to West Germany. Served as Combat Engineer platoon leader, ASA Liaison, and S-2 (Chief of Intelligence) of 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry in Wiesbaden FRG
  • Resigned active duty in 1982
  • Continues to serve in the US Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) as volunteer aircrew, Ground Team Leader, Mission Staff and member of Chaplains Service
  • On 9/11, served as volunteer mission staff at FEMA-1 during first 3 days as a member of the Federal Incident Command Staff helping to coordinate Federal response to the Greater New York Area emergency response.

Conservative - Member of NH GOP State Committee

David has been a registered Republican voter for 40 years:

  • Life member Republican National Committee (RNC)
  • Twice awarded RNC Ronald Reagan Medal
  • Member of NH GOP State Committee since 2008
  • Elected as GOP Convention Delegate for Nashua Ward 5
  • A-rated by NH Right to Work
  • Testified to NH Legislature supporting RTW
  • Original TEA Party activist
  • Attended first TEA Party rally
Pro-Life Christian

Life begins at the moment of conception, and ends at natural death. Life and Love are both gifts from God. David is strongly pro-life:

  • Participated in pro-life marches & prayer vigils
  • Testified to NH Legislature to restore Parental Notification and defund abortion
  • Secular member Discalced Carmelite Order (OCDS)
  • Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 12311
  • Catechist and Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Nashua

Conservation

David wants to preserve our natural resources but does not support RGGI:

  • Supports public transportation
  • Member of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
  • Endorsed by NH Chapter of Sierra Club in 2008

 

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My son sent me this in an email :)

All of our children attended Nashua schools.
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Top L to R: Allen, Barbara, Susan, Amanda. Bottom: Dave, Tommie.

About Me:
Dear Friends: My name is David Murotake. I am a fiscal conservative and have lived in Nashua since 1982. I'm the son and grandson of legal immigrants from Japan who settled in Hawaii. I'm a "Nisei", a second-generation Japanese American born in Hawaii in 1954. Since my first language was Japanese, I'm also what the school systems call an "ESL" - an "English as a Second Language" speaker. I was also a "low socio-economic status" (Low SES) child who grew up in Kalihi-kai in Hawaii (Dog the Bounty Hunter's home "hood").

Parent, Volunteer and Home School Teacher: My wife Tommie and I moved to Nashua in 1982 after we both served in the US Army. We've raised four children in Nashua and sent them through the local school system. I ran a registered Nashua home school for one of my children, and both of us were registered volunteers with Nashua schools. My teaching experience includes the positions of Instructor in psychology at the MIT Sloan School, senior teaching assistant for Electronics Laboratory at MIT, Sunday School teacher for over 12 years at St. Joseph parish (K-8), Character Development Instructor in the Civil Air Patrol, and many years of working with youth as a registered Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader in Packs and Troops from Nashua Wards 4, 5 and 8.

Pledge: Oppose any and all new taxes
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David Murotake signed ATR Taxpayer Protection Pledge

A Scholar: I graduated as Valedictorian of Immaculata High School Class of 1971. I attended MIT on a full academic scholarship, converting an Academy appointment (my choice of Westpoint, Annapolis or Air Force Academy) into a 4-year ROTC scholarship to the college of my choice. I graduated with three degrees (SB, SB, SM) in 1977. After five years in the Army, I returned to civilian life in 1982 and obtained my Ph.D. in 1990 from the MIT Sloan School on a fully funded doctoral program paid for by RCA. I have gone back to school, and am working for the M.Ed. degree program, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction at Rivier College .

A Veteran: I come from a proud 3-generation military family. I'm an Army Veteran and served with the Combat Engineers and Army Security Agency. I'm the son of a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer with two Vietnam combat tours, and the father of a Navy Corpsman back from his third deployment in the Global War on Terror supporting our Marines.

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Pledge: Limit budget growth to rate of inflation
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David Murotake has taken the NH Advantage pledge

A Fiscal Conservative:  I believe in Limited Government, support Nashua's Tax Cap, and have signed the New Hampshire Advantage pledge, the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers (CNHT) Taxpayer Pledge, and the New Hampshire Taxpayer Pledge. I do not support broad based taxes, such as income taxes or sales taxes, to support any increase in the size of Government - including our public schools. I also believe we need to enhance the education our children receive, making Nashua a more attractive place for people to move to. This in turn, enhances the value of our City's real estate and increasing revenues into our City and State educational trust funds. However, the taxpayer supports many programs in our schools which are NOT mandated by State or Federal laws and regulations - programs like competitive sports in the high schools and middle schools, and activities like year book, school play, debate and others which are supported by the taxpayer. To save these activities in the face of certain budget cuts, we will need to institute an activity program - called "pay to play" in many of the cities which have adopted this type of fee in their schools...

A Small Business Owner: I started SCA Technica, Inc (www.scatechnica.com), a Nashua based Small Business in 2002. We've won seven competitive US Government R&D contracts since our start-up, sold our first patent in 2007, and granted our first two US Patents in July 2008 and February 2009.

Pledge: Fight sales, income, broad-based taxes
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As the owner of a high-tech startup company and a 27-year resident of Nashua, I understand well the issues facing education K-12 in this city, and the challenges that face it. I am also experienced in the fiscal governance and management of non-profit organizations. I studied Fiscal Control of Non-Profit Organizations at USC's graduate school, and have served as a member of the Board of Directors of an international non-profit industry association (www.sdrforum.org) for over 6 years. I will do my best to use my professional management and educational experience to help Nashua's school system, the parents, and taxpayers of Nashua face and overcome our challenges. As a member of the School Board I will serve to improve the quality and safety of our children's educations, while keeping taxes as low as possible.

A Christian Volunteer! I've been an active public service volunteer and environmental activist since my high school days. I also have extensive volunteer experience in Nashua.  I'm a Catechist and Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Nashua Ward 5, and have taught Sunday School there for over a dozen years. I'm a Secular Carmelite (OCDS) in the St. Therese community in Nashua. I'm also a Past Grand Knight of Council 12311, Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph the Worker parish. I've also served for many years as a "cheerleader dad" (the male version of "soccer mom") with my three daughters...
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David Murotake is in formation for OCDS

My ministry extends to the Chaplain's Service of the Civil Air Patrol - the civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force - where I serve as a Character Development Instructor (an assistant to Chaplains). I am a CAP First Responder, a FEMA ICS-300 qualified Ground Branch Director, ground team leader, air search and a rated Senior Mission Observer for air search and rescue. I'm also a certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) peer for individuals and groups. During the 9-11 Crisis, I was one of the first CAP volunteers activated to assist Federal resources manning the FEMA-1 Command Post, coordinating disaster relief operations for the New York metropolitan area and New England. I lived at FEMA-1 for the next 72 hours helping FEMA and other agencies in trying to cope with the Twin Towers disaster.This surprised me, as I expected to be aircrew in a CAP aircraft flying reconnaissance missions over the Twin Towers...In addition, I am trained up through ICS-300 in the Incident Command System, and have specialized training in incident command staff in response to terrorist/WMD situations in addition to normal emergency services.
 
A Scout Leader, I'm a past Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scout Troop 410 at Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua Ward 8. I'm a former Pack committee chair (Cub Scout Pack 255 in Ward 4) and former Girl Scout co-leader (several Troops in Wards 4, 5), I served as a registered volunteer Math tutor at Nashua high school for two years and taught a registered Nashua Home School for two years. Many years ago - in Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany, a community with over 5,000 families - I served as a community United Way chairman for two years. I am also very active in my industry doing "pro-bono" work - having founded and chaired over half a dozen international working groups and special interest groups in the field of software defined radio (SDR). I am a past vice-chair of the SDR Forum Technical Committee, and immediate past chair of its Markets Committee. In October 2008 I was re-elected to a sixth term as a member of its Board of Directors, currently representing Small Company members.

JFK - Inaugural Address - YouTube Video
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David Murotake did what JFK wanted, volunteering for worthy causes.

My Favorite Presidents

President John F. Kennedy: He inspired me as a young child. I wept when he was assasinated. He was a Veteran and a War Hero, a capable Commander in Chief, but a man of Vision and Peace. JFK brought CHANGE as only a war hero and visionary commander-in-chief can. He re-structured the US Military, moving it from a "strategic nuclear force" to a mixed force that could be used in counter-insurgencies and today's Global War on Terror. He established the Green Berets - predecessor of today's Special Operations forces. He believed in volunteerism and started the Peace Corps. He challenged us. JFK was a Life Member of the NRA, and a staunch defender of the Constitution and our Second Amendment Rights! If any man today claims to be like JFK, he should only look back on history and ask, "In what way am I like that man?" JFK left very big shoes to fill. So, too did his brother Robert Kennedy, brutally murdered while he was the Democratic front-runner...

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Ronald Reagan - Inaugural Address - YouTube Video
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My favorite photo & quotations of President Reagan

President Ronald Reagan: He is another one of my two favorite Presidents. He was also one of my two Commanders in Chief, and one that every soldier I knew trusted to lead us into just causes. More than any other President, his policies brought about the end of the Cold War. The policy is neatly summed up by his motto: "Peace Through Strength". As a moderate and a "fusionist", Ronald Reagan was villified by both the Right and the Left. But the vast majority of the American people (including me) loved him, and he united a divided nation. Ronald Reagan even had a strong base of support in the Democratic Party. Like JFK, Reagan was a NRA member and staunch Second Amendment defender.

"The Constitution does not say Government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says `the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.`" - President Ronald Reagan.

"No group does more to promote gun safety and respect for the laws of this land than the NRA, and I thank you. Still, we've both heard the charges that supporting gun owners' rights encourages a violent, shoot-em-up society. Don't they understand that most violent crimes are not committed by decent, lawabiding citizens, they're committed by career criminals? Hard-core criminals use guns, and locking them up and throwing away the key is the best gun control law we could ever have." - President Ronald Reagan

My Education
 
 I studied as hard as I could in school and graduated as the Valedictorian of Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1971. I won a scholarship which gave me my choice of admission into Westpoint Military Academy, Annapolis Naval Academy, or the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Instead, I converted my scholarship into a full ROTC Scholarship at MIT, where I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in 1975. Later, after I completed my Army active duty assignment, the RCA Corporation awarded me a fully funded Ph.D. Program to the school of my choice. Offered admissions by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard's JFK School of Government, I chose to return to MIT, using my GI Bill and other Veterans benefits to help out with raising my family while attending school.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering. Minor: Political Science.
Bachelor of Science, English Literature & Creative Writing. Minor: Theoretical Math
Master of Science: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Doctor of Philosophy: Management of Technological Innovation (MIT Sloan School)
 
I am currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program at Rivier College, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction...

Favorite YouTube Videos

Ron Paul Tribute Video at the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL 2012

Arizona Immigration Law - An amusing sing-along starring a green frog puppet and Reading!
It's about the unfounded rumors concerning the Arizona Immigration Law.

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Celtic Woman - "America". This is poignant - and my favorite music video...

Ronald Reagan for Limited Government

According to international observers, 1.5-2 million people joined

this peaceful "Tea Party" Rally in Washington D.C. on 9/12/2009.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Admits
Flaw in FED Economic Model = AUDIT THE FED!

Red Skelton - Pledge of Allegiance

"Born-Again American" An inspirational, patriotic song.
One of my favorites!

Monty Python Clips "My Brain Hurts..." and other Prof Gumby favorites

Questions or comments? Get in touch with me at:

david@murotake.com

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -John 3:16

"And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee. Go, and sin no more." -John 8:11

"One of the Pharisees tested Jesus with a question, Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
"Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment. 
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments" -Matthew 22:36-40
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"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." - James 1:22

"Trust in God." - MacNaughton Clan Motto
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"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." - Thomas Paine


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