Thank you for visiting my little plot of e-land on the World Wide Web. I use this space out here to bloviate on issues–politics, finance, economics, theology, and engineering–that interest me. You can comment by either e-mailing me at larijani dot amir at gmail dot com, or leaving a comment on the blog.
About me…My name is Amir Larijani, alias ReconsDad. I’m an American of Kurdish-Iranian descent. While Islam is the predominate religion of my national heritage–and I am proud of that heritage–I am a Christian.
As for my national loyalty, I was born in the United States, and I bleed red, white, and blue. For all her faults, the United States is the greatest country in the world.
For a living, I am a computer/web application developer. Most of my work involves ASP.NET programming and SQL Server database design. While my undergraduate degree is in engineering, I have taken the information technology route for my career.
My baccalaureate degree is in aeronautical engineering from a fine university in east central Florida, and I have an MBA (with concentration in finance) from a university in eastern Kentucky. The latter degree is barely worth the paper it’s written on. The former degree is useful for a reply when some wise ass asks me, “What are you, a rocket scientist?”
In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, harassing my wife, playing with my cats (Recon and Guinness), reading, writing, recreational shooting (tactical pistol and high-power rifle), amateur radio, and amateur robotics.
Politically, I’m a pro-life libertarian. Libertarians seek to return government to its Constitutional roles. The GOP–for all its talk–has failed on that front. I support the fair tax, broad gun rights, the dismantling of government schools, and the elimination of most federal agencies.
I oppose corporate welfare, farm subsidies, government bailouts of banks and companies, and government subsidization of health care, education, and other industries.