One Hundred!

Banner Day !!!

I have just learned that the United States Patent & Trade Office has issued another utility patent.  But this one is special; It is my one hundreth utility patent.  This is a personal milestone that I’m very proud of and have worked towards for all of my career.

OK, so it doesn’t come anywhere near the 1,093 that Thomas Edison earned… but not bad… not bad at all.

Here’s a link to the full list:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=0&f=S&l=50&d=PTXT&RS=IN%2F”brown%3B+candice”+OR+IN%2F”elliott%3B+candice”&Refine=Refine+Search&Query=IN%2F”brown%3B+candice”+OR+IN%2F”elliott%3B+candice”+or+in%2F”elliot%3B+candice”

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Sexual Politics

I earlier discussed my radical thoughts on how the lower house in both state and federal legislatures should be selected by gathering proxies at large, as being truly representative of the population in a modern, aviation and internet connected, world.  Now, thinking about the upper house, the U.S. Senate, I believe, strongly, that it is time for better represenation for all humans… and especially for the half of the citizenry that has been historically under, and at one time, completely un-represented, women.

Each State of our Union sends two Senators to represent that state.  That should continue.  But they now should send one of each sex.  I call for a Constitutional Amendment for this requirement.

Before I hear that this would be “undemocratic”… think.  Only 96 years ago, our Constitution failed to protect the rights of women to vote at all… and though there are at any one time fully 100 Senators serving, now that there are 50 states in the Union, in all of our nation’s history, less than half that number have been women, TOTAL !  This is NOT representative democracy.

Join me in calling for Constitional Amendments; one to require that the state elect one Senator of each sex; the other that Representatives to the House be selected by gathering proxies at large across the nation.

No Legislation without REAL Representation!