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A dispassionate view of the war on drugs

By Ravo, published on Jun 29, 2012

For over 50 years, I have been contemplating the social impact of indiscriminate drug use by people who are desperate to feel good about being alive in a relatively crappy existence, but are basically incapable of self-discipline. Their internal moral compass is absent, and their mantra goes something like this: If it feels good, do it, and if it really feels good, do it a lot.

I have to admit that exploring alternate states of consciousness by highly educated individuals has led to advances in medicine, clinical psychology, and the arts. There is a rich and extensive history of beneficial... (more)

Tags: drug use

The myth of job creation

By Ravo, published on Jun 9, 2012

The statement, “I created 'x' number of jobs”, or the more arrogant statement, “My extensive business experience makes me better suited to manage the economy and get everyone back to work” are complete crocks of crap. With five months to go before the U.S. Presidential election, it is important to detect all of the lies and distortions that issue from the mouths of candidates for high office, with a view toward electing the least dishonest of them.

The fact is, no one creates jobs, although a single person in high office can destroy them.

Jobs are created as a result of economic... (more)

Tags: presidential election

A Gourmet Delight

By Ravo, published on Feb 24, 2012

In 2005, NASA scientists launched a project to feed Astronauts on long-term voyages in space; specifically, proteins as found in meat; something that would be a healthy addition to, or substitute for, the boring diet of hydroponic vegetables grown in spaceship gardens. This involved taking stem cells or tissue samples from food animals such as pigs, cattle, and chickens, and growing them in vitro in a cell culture.

This effort was successful, and the first artificial meat was created in small quantities in a sort of Petri dish environment. Scientists were quick to realize the potential:... (more)

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Rethinking 2012

By Ravo, published on Nov 20, 2011

In response to the request of a reader here on BrooWaha, I hereby offer my two cents about the doomsday event that many folks believe will happen next year. There is nothing in the ‘Long Count’ Olmec/Maya/Aztec calendar that suggests the end of the world or some other catastrophe will take place when this calendar resets in December 2012. It is merely the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one. I know this to be true, because I spent years researching the civilizations of prehistory so that I could give my novel, ‘Secret of the Immortals’ as much basis in fact as I possibly could.

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Tags: 2012, doomsday, aztec calendar

Why Technical Civilizations Elsewhere are Improbable

By Ravo, published on Oct 24, 2011

In view of the amazing number of new planets that have been discovered recently, including a ‘Super-Earth’, I have been pondering the validity of the famous Drake equation that suggests the possibility of many technical civilizations in our galaxy. I have determined that the equation is seriously flawed.

Sorry to disappoint you UFO fans, but facts are fact; as far as we know there is only one: Ours. And, it is highly improbable that ours arose at all. These are the pieces of evidence that has led me to this conclusion:

1. Life in the form of RNA prototypes, viruses, and single... (more)

Tags: drake equation, flaws in the drake equation, are their ufos, elegtromagnetic spectrum

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