"The Universe Is Under No Obligation To Make Sense To You"   Neil deGrasse Tyson

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"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.


Leisa and Ralph Home

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 to
respect one another's delusions - - rkr


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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)


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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


Truth
"Facebook, Twitter, Texting and Instagram:
Never have lives less lived been more chronicled" -- Dennis Miller


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Baby Boomer Time Machine

Buying Gas in Detroit (rated X - nudity)

German Wonderland - Be Amazed!


Astute Observation
'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?

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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

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Equality
"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


Tired?
"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

Juggler Extraordinaire

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

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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


Homesick Snowbird

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.


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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

Contact Ralph

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



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Illusions   "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- Albert Einstein


Honesty

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!


Starstuff
"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


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Addiction
Digital Electronics:  The 21st Century Opium of the Masses - - rkr

Evidence of Digital Opium Addiction:

>>>   Evidence Link 1
>>>   Evidence Link 2
>>>   Evidence Link 3
>>>   Evidence Link 4


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

Wit Prevails

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


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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


Inevitability
"Generations of humans strive to achieve mastery over the earth, but they are destined to become fossils in its soil." -- Will & Ariel Durant


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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

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A bit of humor in the midst of economic collapse

The consultant

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

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The Obituary of Common Sense

The Internet is a Surveillance State


Religion keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
Napoléon Bonaparte


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


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The More You Know - The Less You Need -- rkr




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Searching for Meaning:   Many spend their lives seeking meaning - and come to realize that the meaning is in the seeking. -- Daniel Boorstein


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It is my fondest wish and hope that in the year 2020 the Democrats and Republicans take some time off. 'That there will be no conventions, that no one will be nominated that is a Democrat or a Republican. I can't do it anymore! I don't have the time, I don't have the energy. I don't know what Democrats and Republicans think they are doing but it's more than I can bear.ralph rasmussen wesley chapel florida Every four years I think it can't get any worse, and it does.

My solution: Let's have a dozen monkeys sequentially throw darts at a large wall of names displaying all USA registered voters between the age of 34 and 70 and... The first dart landing will become the new President - the next 100 dart landings make up the US Senate - and the last 435 will fill the House of Representatives.

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CERN Large Hadron Collider              Higgs Boson

Humans develop with tails and gills?  Impossible - or Not?

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Meet Your Ancestor                      Your Inner Fish
Meet Dr. Neil Shubin          Our Missing Link - Tiktaalik


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October, 2016:  Hubble Reveals Observable Universe Contains
10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought - Details Here
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SOLVED!   How to quickly fix the Disastrous USA Financial Situation of Trillions in Unfunded Future Liabilities - Here's How


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Getting Older?   As an index of aging, chronological age is deeply flawed.
  Our true biological / physiological age is a complex combination of:  Genetics,  Environment and Lifestyle Choices.

Google combinations and permutations of the following three terms inserting the word "versus" between them:
Biological Age, Chronological Age and Physiological Age. Try this for a start

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Ralph Rasmussen, MBA - Contact Ralph

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