"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there would be a shortage of sand." -- Milton Friedman
>> New Official Announcement by the USA - Click Here <<
Internet forums are like going to the zoo; if you get enough monkeys together, sooner or later someone will start throwing their poo.
Click any red link of interest on the page
Leisa & Ralph's Wedding on 8-8-88 in a 900 year old Castle in Spain
Wife and Friend - Swimsuit Models
Property at Incline Village, NV
Ralph Goes to the "Church of Nature"
USA to sell California to Mexico .. breaking news
You Will Not See these creatures regularly at most homes
Back Door Guests and Uninvited Big Birds
When you stop laughing at yourself it is time for others to laugh at you -- rkr (seriously: how important can you possibly be in the grand scheme of things? Correct answer: Minuscule)
Remember: The Graveyard is full of indispensable people!
Are You 1% or 10% Human? 'One Brilliant Lady!
Business: eMyth: The Fatal Assumption of the Technically Trained
Business Survival: Mission and Market
Business: 4 Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live By
Business: The 5 Bad Habits Every Sales Manager Must Break!
Tour the International Space Station with Commander Suni Williams
Humans Plan - The Universe Laughs
Endeavor to bear reality graciously and
respect one another's delusions - - rkr
Humans! So Many Plagued with Delusions of Self-Importance
The Reality - In the Scope of Universal History, Humans are but a Moment in Astronomic Time and Just Dust in the Wind
Why We Shop - PBS New Hour
Take a lesson America - No Coddling Nanny-State Here
It's Later Than You Think
Use a phone? Any type of phone? Better understand SS7
Violin, Ballet and NYC Street Dancing Combined - Be Astonished!
For Men Only :-) The Italian Funeral
REAL-TIME Worldwide Hacking Attacks...Astonishing Visual!
Why There Are More Women Than Men
Love & Technology
Cave Man of New Mexico - Really!
Reclaiming Conversation - Sherry Turkle of M.I.T
Where is Your Cell Phone During Face to Face Meetings?
Cows - The Constitution - The Ten Commandments
Bring Back the "Good Old Days" of Our Great Grandparents
Or..When Heroin, Cocaine and Alcohol Mixtures Were Legal in USA
Abraham Lincoln & Revolution
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." --
Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address on Monday, March 4, 1861 (Paragraph 29)
How Do Many Personal & National Disasters Occur?
Gradually,Then All at Once ...as described by Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises) & Rudiger Dornbusch of MIT and detailed here.
I'm Just Sayin'
Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth
Where's The Elevator?
RARE Historical Pictures
Tribal Wisdom vs. Modern Corporate Approach
"Facebook, Twitter, Texting and Instagram:
Never have lives less lived been more chronicled" -- Dennis Miller
Baby Boomer Time Machine
Buying Gas in Detroit (rated X - nudity)
German Wonderland - Be Amazed!
'It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
Gentlemen -- Looking for a Date?
Oh, you hate your job?
FLASHMOB - This Will Delight All! - speakers on.
Thomas Sowell - Great Quotes from a Wise Man
Men Who Lack Female Supervision
A really big crocodile
Political Science for Dummies
"Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and on one prevails the other dies. Leave men free and their natural inequalities will multiply almost geometrically." - - various
Inequality is not only natural and inborn, it grows with the complexity of civilization. - - rkr
Open-Ocean Sailing - The Birth of an Island
Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel
Tough Life of a College Student
No Cure for Stupidity
Company policy on attitude and productivity
BEATINGS WILL STOP WHEN MORALE IMPROVES!
Got Snow? All harsh winters are relative
(wait for it to load - it's worth it)
Those Crazy Goats
Please! Send Me to This Hotel
See This! Raid on the home of a Latin American drug boss
(wait for it to load - it's worth it)
Senior Citizen Health Care Solution by Maxine
Hell - explained by a chemistry student
$1,500,000 - World's Most Expensive Dog
Illegal Immigration - Joe VS. Jose
"Technology promises to let us do anything from
anywhere with anyone. But it also drains us as we try to do everything everywhere."
-- Sherry Turkle - MIT
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - - Albert Einstein
Inside Einstein's Mind
Funniest Home Depot Video You Will Ever See
Human Evolution & The Optimism Bias
Just what does it mean to give 100%?
Man, lording it over all creatures great and small
Andy Rooney - CBS could not stop him
At the bar
Holiday Dinner at the Rasmussens
Rarely Seen Moments and Photographs of US History
The Undeclared War: American society has been in an undeclared Social Civil War since late in the 20th Century. Wide-spread extreme and rapid tribal, ethnic, religious, and political insolence continues to escalate as demographic and economic shifts occur at a rate rarely seen in the nation's history. - - rkr
Parent Of the Year Award - Not!
Weather Phenomenon - Events Most Will Have Never Seen
Millennials Say Anxiety About Money is Literally Making Them Sick
August 2017 - Maybe There's Hope
This 3-Minute Dialogue between Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria was, for me, astonishing.
Curriculum Vitae - Truncated
- MBA Master's Degree, Business Administration
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California - 1976 - 1978
- BS, Business Administration - Finance Interdiscipline
California State University, Northridge, California - 1973- 1976
- Computer Science Advanced Coding Certifications: Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California - 1968 - 1971
- Lifetime Teaching Credential, California State University System:
Credential #183139-22: Business Management, Finance, & Real Estate
- Professional Certification: Fitness Instruction & Health Management
University of California, San Diego - 1982-1984
- Certified Member: American College of Sports Medicine, May 1985
- Doctoral studies - Industrial Psychology U.C. Berkeley - 1978-1979
Professional Career - Abridged
- California College Instructor: Moorpark, Ventura, Oxnard, and Sierra colleges - Teaching wide variety of courses within Business Department including Finance, Real Estate and Management.
- Instructor: University of Nevada, Reno - Teaching Real Estate, Finance and Management courses within Business Department.
- Principal: Delphi Associates, Small Business Consulting Firm - Emphasis on Restructuring Troubled Firms to Avoid Bankruptcy 1973 - 1984
- Principal: Corporate Turnaround Consultants USA - Specialty: Distressed Firms Facing Bankruptcy or Unwanted Acquisition: 1984 - 1995
- Partner & Broker (License #00403858) - Conejo Associates Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) - Los Angeles, CA: 1971 - Present
- European Relocation While Leisa (wife) Finished Grad School at Warwick University School of Business 1995 - 1997
- Principal: USA & India-Based Internet Technology Development Firm including All Web Programming Languages, E-Commerce Portals, Network Creation & Management, and Online Marketing SEM and SEO: 1995
- Principal: UK-based (Isle of Man) Forex Syndicate emphasizing triangular arbitrage strategies: 2001
In Omnia Paratus
America - No Longer a Democracy
The masses within the USA have collapsed into Precariat status during the past few decades. The Plutocratic Ruling Class is now fully in charge. -- rkr
Illusions "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- Albert Einstein
Bits of Advice for Men
Why Rich Nations are their Own Worst Enemy
You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up!
Famous Failures - Well?
Artificial Intelligence - Getting Real Scary
Before Fame - Obama, Lady Gaga, Madonna, George Clooney, Etc.
Captain Sullenberg into the Hudson
Who REALLY Invented the Computer?
Why Nobody Retires to Buffalo
How Pig Parts Make the World Turn
You Had One Job To Do!
"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." -- Carl Sagan
Digital Electronics: The 21st Century Opium of the Masses - - rkr
Evidence of Digital Opium Addiction:
>>> Evidence Link 1
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Maybe I Was Wrong
Historic Photos: Elvis Kissing, Robin Williams in Central Park, Cutting Dow Huge Mark Twain Redwod 1892, The 8' 7" Man, and Dozens More
American History Photos - 1800s & Early 1900s
Affordable Golf Ball Act - Priceless (speakers on)
Come To The USA
The World's Largest Single Structure - China
Astonishing VW Factory In Dresden -- German ingenuity at work!
Is Progress Real?
Sadly No Against the historical panorama of human history, all technological advances reveal themselves to be merely new means of achieving old ends -- the acquisition of goods, the pursuit of one sex by the other, the overcoming of competition, the fighting of wars. Proclamations of progress are just the vain and traditional boast of each "modern" generation. - - rkr
Living Beyond Our Means: Why We Shop
Why Mothers Yell So Much!
Aerial video of the wave that hit Japan
The Nobel Prize doesn't always go to the most deserving...
Always Remember This!
Astounding Earth Views from Space
"Generations of humans strive to achieve mastery over the earth, but they are destined to become fossils in its soil." -- Will & Ariel Durant
Montana - All You Need to Know
Smartphone Pictures Pose SERIOUS Privacy Risks
No Parent Left Behind
Donald Trumps Greatest Pre-Election Contribution to America
Search Engines - Have you every wondered how they work?
Humans - Doomed To Exist Within So Few Dimensions
Wouldn't Ya Like to Get Away?
Leisa & Ralph Around the World >>>
Places Far, Far Away and Long Ago
The Jekyll Island Duck Hunt that Created the Federal Reserve
Reasons Why You Should Still Buy a Newspaper
If you can't afford a house on the beach
All you couch potatoes....yes, YOU....listen UP!
The Seven Immutable Laws of Investing
Lawyers and Grandmas
Bumper stickers for seniors
A bit of humor in the midst of economic collapse
Senior Citizen Gets Audited - Very Confused
The Last Nickel
Ads that Will Never Show on TV Again
Most Amazing and Ingenious Car You Have Ever Seen
The Obituary of Common Sense
The Internet is a Surveillance State
Religion keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
Bernie Madoff's Inspiration
Terrorists - Gotta love those Canadians
My Rezimay - alternative job procurement options
Thailand Gets Into the Space Race
"Death is natural, and if it comes in due time it is forgivable and useful, and the mature mind will take no offense from its coming."
Will & Ariel Durant
Your Tax Dollars At Work - Lobster & Porterhouse
Steaks purchased with Food Stamps
INSANITY at its finest - Downhill bike race in Chile
Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too
1887 Anaheim, California - Where Disneyland now Sits
California: A History Lesson
Facebook for Older Generations
Prepare to be AMAZED - Life Without Bleeding-Edge Technology
Women - Surviving The 1950s in America
The More You Know - The Less You Need -- rkr