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Grok the Ceataceans

By Ravo, published on Jun 21, 2014

A few years ago, I traveled to the island of Kauai to visit my brother and soak in a little tropical sunshine. The day after I arrived, I was invited to join him and some of his friends on a small fishing boat for a day of trolling for Ahi Tuna. We launched just prior to dawn, and the sea had three to four-foot swells; not too bad, and the little 20 ft. boat handled them well. Soon, we were about five miles from the coast of Niihau, and I could see the Ahi boiling the water as they fed on the surface nearby. The fishing was fast and furious, and most of the Ahi we caught weighed about fifteen... (more)

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The coming transformation of human society

By Ravo, published on Apr 10, 2013

[COLOR=skyblue]Assuming most of Asia and the Middle East doesn't turn into vast radioactive wastelands in the next few months, surviving advanced societies will have a very difficult struggle to remediate the damage to the environment due to wars and resource depletion; and the reintroduction of vital species made extinct by human overpopulation. It will likely require advances in synthetic biology, and only be possible through cloning and reconstruction of DNA maps or actual samples.It will take a tremendous amount of time, money, manpower, and lots of luck and fortuitous synergies. In the... (more)

Tags: war, science, future, robots, human extinction

Spare the rod and spoil the country

By Ravo, published on Feb 12, 2013

When I was a child and misbehaved badly, my parents made sure that I paid the price for my inequities. First I was warned, and they explained why. Second, I was restricted from some pleasurable activity or thing I enjoyed as a punishment. Lastly, they would physically punish me through the administration of a spanking. This really got my attention! They strongly believed in the old saying, ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’.It is time to administer the rod to North Korea. At the very least, they should be totally isolated from the rest of us. By this I mean that the wall they have erected... (more)

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Women and the use of rape as a weapon.

By Ravo, published on Dec 7, 2012

I have often wondered what is it about women that most men in the Middle East and Africa fear. It seems that many men there go out of their way to repress, disfigure, or gang rape them. Somehow, their belief systems hold women to be inferior to men in some fashion, and for the most part the leaders go to great lengths to brainwash their male followers into forgetting their loving mothers, and the incredible trials and hardship they went though raising these slimy non-women.

The country of Egypt, perhaps the most Westernized of that region of the world (next to Turkey), is now showing... (more)

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Did you buy high and sell low?

By Ravo, published on Dec 2, 2012

Most investors are familiar with the observation regarding the ‘Lost Decade’, a term that describes ten years of demonstrated zero returns on invested capital (on average) in the stock market. The term however, does not include the massive losses experienced a few years ago by retail investors who bought ‘high’ and were forced to sell ‘low’ as a result of a contracting economy and predatory practices by major banks, brokerages and miscellaneous financial institutions.

In my view, another buzz-word term, ‘The New Normal’ is an abstraction from the retreaded relationships that are developing... (more)

Tags: finance, investing, stocks

Return-Free Risk

By Ravo, published on Dec 2, 2012

Most investors are familiar with the observation regarding the ‘Lost Decade’, a term that describes ten years of demonstrated zero returns on invested capital (on average) in the stock market. The term however, does not include the massive losses experienced in 2008 by retail investors who bought ‘high’ and were forced to sell ‘low’ as a result of a contracting economy and predatory practices by major banks, brokerages and miscellaneous financial institutions.

In my view, another buzz-word term, ‘The New Normal’ is an abstraction from the retreaded relationships that are developing between... (more)

Tags: investing, stocks

Germany finally bans sex with animals

By Ravo, published on Nov 30, 2012

I was happy to hear that the German government, which legalized human sex with animals in 1969 has finally come to its senses and banned the act. The BBC on-line news reported on this development this week, and I have it on good report that across the country, there was pandemonium as thousands of swine milled about in their styes, grunting their approval. Apparently the whole sordid business came to a head when a little lamb named ‘Mary’ complained that she was promised a luxury cruise by some evil guy that had soiled her forever. “My fleece is no longer white as snow”, she bleated piteously.

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Waiting out the storm

By Ravo, published on Oct 31, 2012

I’m hunkered down now, safe in my home office, furtively typing this blog post, as the Cougar paces back and forth in the hallway outside my door, its claws clicking on the hardwood floor. Occasionally, it coughs with blood lust and frustration at not being able to break through the door and get its revenge. It didn’t have to be this way. I simply screwed up hiding the bear traps under the fallen leaves in the forest that surrounds my home. But after it had eaten the last of my pet cats, I was spurred into action to take it out once and for all.

Unfortunately, it caught my scent on one... (more)

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Elderly religious leaders may be hurting religion

By Ravo, published on Oct 11, 2012

According to a Fox News report I read this morning, “The older people get, the more likely they are to suffer cognitive decline. Roughly 14% of people over 71 have some level of dementia, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those in their 90s, the rate rises to 37.4%.”

As I am now 72 years old, it’s possible that my observations are no longer trustworthy. Of course, my wife has felt this has been the case for many years now. Be that as it may, it led me to think about the many religious leaders around the world who may be verging on senility. Seyed Ali Khamenei, the... (more)

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A few things to think about

By Ravo, published on Aug 17, 2012

While I recognize that my articles here have a limited readership, and that many recoil in horror after reading some of my rants, I wanted to vent one more time (not a gas attack!) before I abandon my politics soapbox in favor of subtle author’s messages designed to sell more of my books. So, rather than a rave about some specific heinous event in the world, I thought it might be more productive to stimulate some of your own thinking. Here is a potpourri of topics that quickly come to mind:

Syrian rebels kill Russian General caught advising the incumbent government on how to... (more)

Tags: climate change, warfare, population displacement, global politics

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