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Russ Steele
Russ is a systems engineer, freelance writer. Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
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Democrats War on Women? Our local lefties (we know who you are, the Internet does not forget) supported this Democratic effort calling Sarah Palin dumb and stupid. Van Jones tells Dana Loesch: Yeah, Palin had us ‘shaking in our boots’ in ‘08 In a stunning admission, Van Jones said Democrats purposefully destroyed Sarah Palin and painted her as stupid because they were ‘afraid’ after her amazing convention speech. They saw her as smart and a threat – so they made stuff up about her and destroyed her political career. Sounds an awful lot like a… war on women.
Toggle Commented 15 hours ago on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Paul@03:17 The root problem is government interference in the market place. If we had a true free market agriculture system, there would be no government subsides. But, once the government started messing with the market, it is play the government's game or quit farming. Those are the only options. Read this boast from the UDSA on the 72 billion they have invested in CA agriculture from 2009-2013, all to promote the rural economy. See the government looks at it as an investment, you see is as greed on LaMalfa's part. Other see it a CA tax dollars coming back to California. The subsides that LaMalfa gets are not stuffed in his mattress, it is spent on labor, fuel, machinery, and transportation. All that spending produces jobs in valley. That is why the USDA calls its an investment.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Steven@03:09AM You wrote: "What a way to live an intellectual life, accepting only what one already believes, and believing only what one can accept. Kind of the recipe for the circle of stupid." I understand the concept. This how you view global warming. You embrace the myth that humans can control the climate by reducing greenhouse gases, when human sources of CO2 have proven to be insignificant. The global temperature increase has paused for 18 years, yet the CO2 levels continues to increase. The real world data from satellites that measure the global temperature have demonstrated the climate models to be nothing more than a wild guess based on a collection of fudge factors, yet you still believe in the models and that humans can control the climate by reducing greenhouse gases. You ignore the scientific facts and accept only what you believe, a "recipe for the circle of stupid."
Steven, You wrote: I could come up with dozens of historians and historical sources that disagree with your statement; but that doesn't really matter does it because facts just don't fu*king matter. i think you left us all waiting for, and counting, your historians and historical sources. Current Count: 0
The Diplomad on Progressive Putrefaction The ice caps are not melting; the snow in the Himalayas is not melting. The only thing melting is the Obama misadministration. The Ebola mess provides the latest sign of many that this misadministration is dying right before our eyes. Like a dead Ebola victim, however, the body still presents serious dangers. Glad to see others catching up with the ol' Diplomad on Obama and ebola (here and here, for example) and on the whole bureaucratic, corrupt, politicized government health industry and lobby. I see lots of commentators finally realizing--Shock!--that the CDC is not full of dedicated doctors in white lab coats working for humanity. Most are politicized bureaucrats who respond to the dictates of their masters in Washington and to popular fads, e.g., global warming, and are perpetually seeking more money. I have made the point before that liberalism/progressivism kills, "Liberals love humanity and hate people." Oh, and by the way, liberals will get you killed. Yes, killed. Modern liberalism kills people, and does so by the millions, all in the name of humanity, of course. It should have a warning label that asks you not to practice liberalism at home, or something along the lines of "I am a trained professional, do not attempt liberalism on your own." The current ebola fiasco is a natural outgrowth from the ideology of progressivism and the beliefs of the one-worlders now in control in the White House and the Senate. The rest of the article is HERE.
We are all on Steven Frisch's mind; stevefrisch says: October 20, 2014 at 6:37 am I almost posted on Todd’s web site this morning, then found this little ditty that really says it all about Todd, Fish, Bill, Walt, Greg, George, Russ, and sadly sometimes Barry. (Barry why do you enable them, you are smarter than that.) They are the dispossessed because they speak, and what comes out of their mouths, every single day, proves their worth. Some day, one of them will say something worthwhile and no one will notice. Poor Steven, we are always there on the back of his mind.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
If the cold fusion reactor is in fact a reality, then all the lefty funded and supported solar and wind farms are just scrap metal waiting to be processed at the scrap yard. This is not good PR for the global warmers, thus is not reported on by the lame stream press, which are on retainer to defend the Progressives, some times called Democrats.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Where is Paul Emory with his Bush Derangement Syndrome now? New York Times: CHEMICAL WEAPONS FOUND BY AMERICAN FORCES IN IRAQ Between 2004 and 2010, American forces in Iraq encountered thousands of chemical munitions. In several cases, troops were exposed to chemical agents.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I stopped listening to John "Lurch" Kerry when he claimed the worlds biggest challenge is climate change, when climate change has paused for the last 18 years. Yes climate change is the "biggest challenge we face right now," so said Kerry – and then he boarded his government 757 jet and flew off to his next destination. CFACT reported that, in Africa, Kerry told leaders that they should stop creating new farms because "certain agricultural processes can actually release carbon pollution." Brilliant – telling the starving in Africa to stop trying so hard to feed themselves because they might affect the climate. This is how an elitist liberal from Boston views the world.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Sandbox - 14oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
JoeK@09:02AM Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn't know because they might reflect badly on Democrats. The current mainstream journalist are nothing more than Democratic political hacks with a byline. In surveys, less than 10% of journalist are registered and vote Republican.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2014 on The Chaos Upon Us at Rebane's Ruminations
George@05:20PM Some of our local BOS Staff has attended ICLEI training courses. They are well aware of Agenda 21 and how to implement it under the public radar.
BradC @1112AM The liberal/progressive code word for Agenda 21 are sustainability. The tool for Agenda 21 social change are the plethora of climate change regulations, designed to modify human behavior. You can read through Forest Service Forest Management Plans and find sustainability and climate change through out the documents, all to control human access to the forest. One of the new sections was restoration. This was akin to the restoration we see in national parks, no human access, area under restoration. Segments of the national forest can now be declared under restoration and all human activity could be banded. Agenda 21 was never mentioned, but the core tentacles of Agenda 21 were evident in paragraph after paragraph - restrict human access to the wilderness.
Mr Boardman@10:22AM If the following statement is true, can you please explain whey the AP has adopted the anthropogenic global warming political agenda? Anybody who thinks AP has a political agenda is truly clueless. If you cannot explain why they have adopted the AGW political agenda, then color yourself clueless. One of my main disagreements with the Union editorial policy was the fact they published multiple AGW stores from the AP without any counter balance from the other side of the issue. Mr Ackerman and I decided to dissolve our relationship, when he complained that out of 11 columns I submitted 2 had provided the skeptical side of greenhouse gas emissions and AGW. He said that 2 was too many, and he had professional to write about global warming, for example Amy Goodman a liberal anthropogenic global warmer. In sum, that is a political agenda. AGW is all about politics and not science. So, history will show that the AP and The Union had a political agenda. Perhaps you can provide different point of view.
The Middle of the Road is where you find the most roadkill, as animals cannot decide which way to run and get run over. Heming will soon be more publishing roadkill if insists on sitting in the middle of the road. Being a middle of the roader serves no one, lets see how long that lasts.
Paul Emory @ 10:37 I am not against legal MJ, I am against a pot farm next door to the west of my house, just like I would be opposed to a pig farm or chicken farm next door. I do not want to smell pig or chicken shit, or pot on the easterly breezes. I say legalize it, tax it and grow it on approve agricultural land. Get the illegal grows out of the forest, get the illegal grows out of private neighborhoods and let professional farmers grow the stuff just like tobacco and sell it to all the pot heads that can afford it, Restrict welfare so it cannot be used to buy pot, just like ti cannot be used to buy booze and cigarettes now. That said, I support the opposition to Measure S it a poorly written proposition that has more loop holes in it than our county roads have pot holes. No pun intended.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Sandbox - 6oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Dear Patricia, I gave readers a link to the 20 year study report. I did not make any claims one way of the other, just provided the highlights to 20 years of research. How long were the no harm studies? Perhaps you can produce some specific links to refute the claims in the study. I do not have time to read all 4,000 studies looking for evidence. One link for each claim will do the job. Looking forward to reading your rely.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on Sandbox - 6oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
The terrible truth about cannabis: Expert's devastating 20-year study finally demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless • One in six teenagers who regularly smoke the drug become dependent • It doubles risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia • Heavy use in adolescence appears to impair intellectual development • Driving after smoking cannabis doubles risk of having a car crash • Study's author said: 'If cannabis is not addictive then neither is heroin' Read more:
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2014 on Sandbox - 6oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I posted another Nevada County MMJ user estimate here: These numbers support George's estimate.
Back in history, in the bad old days when the Green Gang of Four were dispensing Agenda 21 from the Rood Center, CABPRO and other conservative got Measure D on the ballot. Measure D would have required an economic analysis of all changes to the General Plan and the implementing land use regulations. Measure D failed, in part because of how County Council had written the ballot measure description. The wording just begged for a NO vote. We tried to get the wording changed to more neutral language and the Judge said no. If my only information has been the ballot description, which was the case for most voters, I would voted NO. So, the wording on the ballot is vital when dealing with the low information voter. Since the local left cheered on the BOS and the Judges decision on Measure D, I have little, er no, sympathy for the pro measure S folks. What goes around, comes around.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Ruminations - 30sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Quote of the day: SO I GUESS NOBODY’S LAUGHING AT CLINT EASTWOOD’S “EMPTY CHAIR” BIT ANYMORE: Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings. He wanted the job, he just does not want the responsibility of the job.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Sandbox - 27sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Mother Jones has story about communities attempting to return their MRAPs HERE. But some agencies have found the process of getting rid of unwanted military gear next to impossible. Agencies can't return or trade equipment without Defense Department approval, and because the Pentagon technically still owns the equipment, they can't sell it. According to interviews with state officials running point between the Pentagon and police, the Defense Department prefers to leave equipment in circulation whenever possible. "It's a low-cost storage method for them," says Robb Davis, the mayor pro tem of Davis. His town is trying to shake its MRAP. "They're dumping these vehicles on us and saying, 'Hey, these are still ours, but you have to maintain them for us.'" I told Sheriff Royal that he would rue the day he accepted his MRAP. There was no logistic support chain procured for MRAPs, yet he has to maintain the vehicle for the military. He cannot sell it, he cannot scrap it. He is stuck with it until he can find another community to take it off his hands.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2014 on Sandbox - 27sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Sierra College use to be the regional SBDC for Nevada County, now they are not even answering the phone.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Sandbox - 27sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Those interested in global warming my find this article on the Maunder Minimum and the impact of cosmic rays at the Next Grand Minimum worth a read, especially since scientist are predicting one of the lowest solar activity periods over the next 20 years. Details at the Next Grand Minimum:
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Sandbox - 27sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
I have some thoughts on Socialist Economics Development Coming to the Region here:
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Sandbox - 27sep14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Gregory at 8:58PM Great find. Looking forward to the American Physical Society press release.