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Russ Steele
Russ is a systems engineer, freelance writer. Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
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For those interested, here is a link to a 3D real time tracking tool for the Iceland volcano that may erupt at anytime. A webcam is included to observe any breakout through the glacial ice. http://baering.github.io
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 19aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Quote for the day: JOHN HINDERAKER: “In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. On the right and the center, he has become a joke.”
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 19aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Sierra Business Council to bring declare communist, Van Jones to speak at the Peak Innovation Conference being sponsored by SBC. The focus of Peak Innovation includes sharing proven, cost-effective strategies. On Oct. 10, all conference attendees will gain insights during a keynote talk by CNN Crossfire host Van Jones and begin creating a better Sierra through a highly interactive workshop facilitated by SBC staff. Registration, including all meals, networking opportunities, plenary sessions and panel discussions, costs $599. Discounted lodging at Granlibakken is available for conference attendees. Van Jones, through the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, was a major contributor of the NO on Prop 23 campaign. The NO on Prop 23 was hosted in the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights servers, which were supported by Van Jones. More detail at YubaNet The are alos bringing Dr. Peter Gleick, the climate change forger "to address demand and rational for increasing financial investment in Sierra ecosystems" As you will recall Dr Gleick stole documents under a false identity, and then forged a fake Heartland internal memo and sent it to MSM outlets. The Heartland legal brief on Dr Gleick can be found HERE. A climate change warmer and forger, coming together with declare communist to tell us how to live in the Sierra to deal with the growing water scarcity. Should be a real fun meeting for all those NGO climate grant whores.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sandbox - 19aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
How Sustainable is this? 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012. Subtract the 3,297,000 who were receiving veterans' benefits from the total, and that leaves 150,026,000 people receiving non-veterans' benefits. The 153,323,000 total benefit-takers at the end of 2012, said the Census Bureau, equaled 49.5 percent of the population. The 150,026,000 taking benefits other than veterans' benefits equaled about 48.5 percent of the population. Remember this is only the 2012 numbers. Wait for 2013 and the first two quarter of 2014. I predict we will be well over the 50% mark. Over half the population on government assistance.
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Jason Riley is often a panel member on Bret Brier 's Special Report in Fox News. We applaud his spot on analysis. He understands the problems in the black community and presents solutions. Solutions that the black leaders keep ignoring. The WSJ is fortunate to have such an insightful editor. On the other hand when Juan Williams is on the panel, the best we can come up with is a large grown. He demonstrates a hard time dealing with reality, however he did a much better job in his WSJ Op-Ed. More balanced than his usual performance when on the air. The process of writing may give Juan more opportunity to reflect on reality.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sandbox - 19aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Hillery will make a great follow up act for Obama who is an accomplished lier. The transition will almost be painless for the adoring left, and conservatives in Congress will have something to keep them busy, explaining to the press "she is lying, I tell you she is lying." Alas, to no avail. The Queen of Lying will have her crown firmly in place, surrounded by her Lesbian Court, and Liberal Eunuch Jesters.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 19aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
We local bloggers are making a difference: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/10/small-digital-news-sites-young-lean-and-local/ Keep up the good work George.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 13aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Fish@08:58 I live in District 1. Frisch is an anthropogenic global warmer, he believes the models are correct and the real world data is wrong. Now, I have no idea if he really believes that or he is faking it to make sure the global warming grants keep coming to SBC. However, as dyed in the wool progressive, i am assuming he is a religious believer in anthropogenic global warming.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on NGOs, come one, come all! at Rebane's Ruminations
fish@07:57AM The SBC had a State contract to do County CO2 inventories. It was all an effort to highlight local CO2 emission so that later on the State could force some reduction compliance. It was an effort to establish a base line to measure future CO2 emissions. Our BOS sat there and listened to the SBC CO2 crap without blinking. It was an exchange with my Supervisors over this issue that resulted in a decline in his credibility as an effective leader. The science is clear, the data validates the science, and he does not seem to understand the consequences of applying bad science to policies that are destroying our economy. It was more about playing politics with the local libs, than doing the right thing and challenge the anthropogenic global warming science. Again, this is more evidence of our local progressive NGOs power to control the politics. Money talks!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on NGOs, come one, come all! at Rebane's Ruminations
The EMP story in the WSJ was mentioned on Fox News this morning on Sunday Morning Futures at the end of the program by one of the panel members, a stock broker who was concerned about what the follow up was going to be by the government. Maria Bartiromo said it was a big story she would address in a future program. We are going to hear more about this story if the investor community is worried. Stay Tuned!
Oops, the Truckee Donner Land Trust should be #1 on a list of ten. I screwed up during the editing process.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on NGOs, come one, come all! at Rebane's Ruminations
There are 681 Non-profits in Nevada County according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Top 9 Nevada County nonprofits by gross revenue : Tahoe Donner Association Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Milhous Childrens Services Inc Muir Charter School Steven L Merrill Family Foundation Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Hospice of the Foothills Lake Wildwood Association Charis Youth Center The Sierra Business Council is #13 on the current list with a Gross Receipts of $2,335,148, with total assets of $782,820 in 2012. Spending some time reviewing all 681 non-profits can be most interesting.
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Walt@8:34PM Is it the Doc or the insurance? Most Docs will work with you on creating a buffer.
Walt here is an update: Bárðarbunga volcano becoming seismically active, code yellow: A large sub-glacial volcano in Iceland – Bárðarbunga – has been having a huge earthquake swarm for the last 24 hours. The IMO have just raised the eruption alert level on it. Detail here: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes WUWT has more here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/16/earthquake-swarm-in-iceland-raises-threat-level-on-bardarbunga-volcano/#more-114535 Aviation map here: http://en.vedur.is/weather/aviation/volcanic-hazards/
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fish@06:37AM Yep, we should embraces all those flat land legislators who have no respect for us of our way of life in the foothills. They create one fits all regulations that are not applicable to life in the foothills. They promote the bad science that created AB-32 bringing us higher energy bills and are about to destroy our tourism business with much higher fuel prices. They pass laws and sustainability regulations that are nothing more than the slow implementation of UN Agenda 21. Yep, we should embrace these idiots, but with a crushing bear hug and then bury the corpse.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 13aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
George, I have written about CMEs and actions people can take, including getting a warning on their cellphones HERE. There is also a link to a survival guide for a CME. A nuclear EMP will come without warning.
Hope the finger repairs quickly. We need you on the front line.
Lawmakers are drafting a bill to stem flow of tanks and M16s to local police. A Democratic congressman from Georgia is drafting legislation to limit a Pentagon program that provides surplus military equipment to local law enforcement. Rep. Hank Johnson is pushing the legislation amid the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where an armed police presence has taken to the streets after mass protests over a police shooting. “Our main streets should be a place for business, families, and relaxation, not tanks and M16s,” Johnson wrote in a Dear Colleague letter sent Thursday to other members of Congress. “As the tragedy in Missouri unfolds, one thing is clear. Our local police are becoming militarized,” Johnson’s office said in a statement. Johnson said he will introduce the bill in September, when Congress returns from a five-week recess. He has been worked on the legislation for months, but his office said the current situation highlights the need for the bill. Congress is under pressure from left and right to ‘demilitarize’ police. As one pundit noted that we not only need to get rid of the Defense Department’s surplus weapons program, but also the HHS and Justice Department grants that let police buy military type weapons. A simple rule would be to provide that police can have only weapons that a civilian could lawfully possess, since they’re civilians themselves. I noted that that Nevada County had all of it's tools and special units on display at the County Fair, but the newly arrived armored truck was missing from the display. Wonder why? It got a lot of negative feed back on the blogs.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sandbox - 13aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
La, Are knives evil? Ball bats? golf clubs? Cars? All have been used to kill people. Why is a gun more evil that a knife, a bat, a club, a car? Think!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Thoughts on Evil at Rebane's Ruminations
TWEET OF THE WEEK: John Kerry said that if you didn’t study or were stupid, you would get stuck in Iraq. Today, John Kerry is stuck in Iraq.
Quote of the day: In many cases, the only effective way to deal with aggression is with a strong and decisive response. Our overly intellectual President has failed to deliver one. He sees himself as a deep thinker who sees issues that lesser minds just miss. He would do a lot better in international affairs if he would stop his philosophical musings and start being the President of the United States and the leader of the free world.
Rep La Malfa Community Meeting, Friday August 15th, 10-11:30 Grass Valley City Hall Details HERE: http://wp.me/p3RtiD-hP including my list of concerns. What are your concerns?
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2014 on Sandbox - 1aug14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Fish "Why is it up to us to "fix" things in shitholeistan very time?" Because real soon now the religious zealots will be in your back yard. if we do not fix the problem where the root of the poison is, it will come to a city near you. What will be the cost then?
Scott, nice recap. The left is always trying to re-write history so it matches their vision of what it should have been. As for Obama, he is not a leader. He has not led anything, including the US for the last six years. Leadership comes naturally to some and for other it needs to be taught, honed and practiced. When has Obama ever had this opportunity beyond failing in his current position. He cannot make decisions. Voters should have recognized this when he kept voting present, rather than support or reject legislation. This was one of my first clues, that he was not going to make a great leader. Our past past Presidents have led organizations and/or had military leadership training. Even natural leaders need to competent advisors and WH the Obama team is is just JV political hacks in big boy t-shirts.
Quote of the Day: Thanks to their religion of global warming, Democrat politicians will cause gas prices in California to rise as much as $0.70 a gallon next year.