Rip Physics

Physics according to Rip

The only photograph of me that I like!

Over hundreds of thousands of years our species evolved a pervasive classical perception.
This perception is so entrenched that far too many of us really think, "What you see is what you get."
      While this is good enough for everyday activities,
            including flying to the Moon,
                  it is profoundly inadequate for really comprehending Reality.

About one hundred years ago we started figuring out that reality is, at a deeper level, quantum mechanical.
      To go beyond a superficial understanding of the universe
            we must break free of the classical constraints
                  our evolutionary past has imposed upon us.

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McCloskey Quote

        I got into a fight with 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

        The odds were against me.

        I found 5 to be the meanest one.

        I would say, "impressive", except, this is just an average joke.

Bud Haggert with An Important Message:

Dave Rondot (YouTube)

This is the first time Turbo Encabulator was recorded with picture. I shot this in the late 70's at Regan Studios in Detroit on 16mm film. The narrator and writer is Bud Haggert. He was the top voice-over talent on technical films. He wrote the script because he rarely understood the technical copy he was asked to read and felt he shouldn't be alone. We had just finished a production for GMC Trucks and Bud asked since this was the perfect setting could we film his Turbo Encabulator script. He was using an audio prompter referred to as "the ear". He was actually the pioneer of the ear. He was to deliver a live speech without a prompter. After struggling in his hotel room trying to commit to memory he went to plan B. He recorded it to a large Wollensak reel to reel recorder and placed it in the bottom of the podium. With a wired earplug he used it for the speech and the "ear" was invented. Today every on-camera spokesperson uses a variation of Bud's innovation. Dave Rondot (me) was the director and John Choate was the DP on this production. The first laugh at the end is mine. My hat's off to Bud a true talent.

(I would have written "Blue Pill reality" depends upon what experimental parameters we select.)
This paper reports a "delayed choice quantum eraser" experiment (1999) proposed by Scully and Drühl in 1982.

LCD Soundsystem - oh baby (Official Video) (Lyrics) (YouTube) featuring Sissy Spacek, David Strathairn, and Antony Chase.

"I would rather be nowhere with you, than anywhere without you."


10-9 second = 0. 299792458 m = 0. 983571056 ft

500 seconds = 8 Minutes 20 seconds

149, 896, 229, 000 meters = 1. 00199440205 au

1. 00199440205 au ≈ D(Sun-Earth) + (1/3) D(Moon-Earth)

I was 21 years old, I missed the memorial service in La Grande, OR · · ·

Four Dead In Ohio

John Paul Filo photographed Mary Ann Vecchio, and a fatally wounded Jeffrey Miller.

Link To YouTube (Never Forget: Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer, 4 May 1970)

Bypass challenging content, or if you are curious (and brave), you can ask me about Warren E. Buffett.

    William H. Gates III    

I have no words.

I have no words.

Never Trust A Headline

Never Trust A Headline

Not Sure What to say here

Masks Again

Oh, when will they (The Marching Morons) ever learn?

Masks Again

Governor Schwarzenegger's Message Following this Week's Attack on the Capitol

Happy New Year (2021) Audio Message

An Insurrectionist (Not A Patriot!) Dies

Ashli Babbit Killed

Ashli Babbit Say Her Name

Why We Can't Have Nice Things (Or ... was it a "lesser of two evils" situation?)

The Real Difference 01                             The Real Difference 02

Abolish Electoral College.

2016 General Election
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million and came within 77,744 votes of winning the presidency.

2020 General Election
Joseph Biden won the popular vote by 7.1 million and came within 65,009 votes of NOT winning the presidency.

Abolish Electoral College                             Vote Count

Our Preferred Priorities

20 X (35 by 27)

Toronto's Finest

In 2017 an 18-year-old man was caught stealing a tie, a dress shirt, and a pair of socks from a Walmart store in Toronto, Canada.

Walmart reported the incident and Police Constable Niran Jeyanesan had a conversation with the man.

Rather than arrest him, Constable Jeyanesan decided to buy the young man some new clothes to wear to his job interview.

Four days later, the young man was given a job.

Our True Priorities

32 X (16 by 23)

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Speaks.


Dems Surrendered

Living In A Dystopia

Callous Morale Boost

Bypass challenging content, or if you are curious (and brave), you can ask me about Warren E. Buffett.

    William H. Gates III
(November 12th 1970 one week after Guy Fawkes Day [5th of November, commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605])
(A Pygmy Flute)

An Interesting Idea.

Forget Him

As of 08 Nov 2020 —— a narrow win.

The Contest?

Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Voting in Oregon

My Vote 2020

Data = approximations as of 27 August 2020


Change the Response -- Change Outcomes


It's 2020 and the typical full-time salary is $102,000 … right ‽

I read a couple of interesting comments a while ago:

For a revolution involve black people. For reform involve white people.

If you expose someone's malfeasance, you didn't get them into trouble, they did that to themselves.

Sanders Versus Barrett

GOP Priorities

God Questions Gabriel

God Questions Gabriel

Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic.

If that doesn't convince you we need a wealth tax, I'm not sure what will.

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 15, 2020

Defector Defined

Selfish And Proud

Defector Math

Systemic Inequality

Systemic Inequality

Extreme Leftist Opinion

What does "Progressive" mean anymore?

Being Progressive

Systemic Racism Explained

Apparently, I am a 72 year old millennial ‽


I wouldn't want to offend anyone.

Patriot Defined

Root Causes

Who came up with this idiotic graphic !!!

Reality Does Not Work This Way

Please Explain :



Social Distancing Matters ‽

Florida (State)

          22,000,000 people / 65,755 mi2 ⟹ 334.58 people / mi2

New York (State)

          19,500,000 people / 54,555 mi2 ⟹ 357.44 people / mi2

Metro New York (Urban Megalopolis)

          18,804,000 people / 13,318 mi2 ⟹ 1411.92 people / mi2

Nonlinear Processes : (Think about it ‽)

Suicide is Complicated

Remember Gary Webb

A Catalyst facilitates the formation of the Precipitate.


If you don't understand why I would never consider voting for Biden, you either don't know Biden, or you find him to be an acceptable candidate to represent your point of view.

I know Biden for his positions and voting record over many years. Biden is not better than Trump by any meaningful measure. We need to be looking to improve the situation in this country. Neither of these candidates has anything to offer to repair the damage done over the past several decades. Neither is capable of speaking truth to power.

Perhaps we may someday have an opportunity to participate in developing details of how we can create a more just society. I don't hold out much hope for that becoming a Reality.


Think for Yourself.

A less than honest interpretation of "I will never tell you how to vote, if I do, don't listen to me." was posted on line in 2020.

Think for Yourself

This moment (2233 seconds = 37 min 13 sec) looks bad. · · ·

Link To YouTube (Not A Good Moment)

FDR on our Current Situation

FDR Quote

Bernie Returns

Bernie Returns

Vote For Bernie (Oregon Primary)

Bernie Vote

Support The DNC ! Why ?

Why Support The DNC

Why Support The DNC

Support Anyone But Bernie ! Why ?

Why Support Anyone But Bernie

Vote Him Away

Gun Control ???

I have some friends in South Dakota that would like to understand the response they get for protesting, while on their tribal lands, the Keystone XL pipeline.

Gun Control

When Will We Ever Learn ???

Will We Ever Learn

Cause Of Death

Some Will Never Learn !!!

Some Will Never Learn

Can you explain the obvious?

Explain The Obvious

Be sure to distinguish between the literal "burning down businesses" versus the metaphorical "burning down businesses" that is a part of our oh so very civilized society.

And, just for fun: explain Civil Forfeiture.

Once Again With Feeling? Jacob Blake (Shot 2020 08 24)

This story kenosha-police-shooting-jacob-blake and this one kenosha-wisconsin-police-shooting as well.

Will We Ever Learn

Is it really Capitalism ???

"Who Cares? Let 'Em Get Wiped Out" 09 April 2020


Donor Count
6 April 2020

In the Primary and the General election, I will be voting for Bernie :

Deadline to submit National Ballot to elect Bernie Sanders:

Link to this video (03 April 2020).

Blue No Matter Who

        19 Dec 2019

            Billionaire Donor Count:
            Joe Biden (44)
            Pete Buttigieg (39)
            Elizabeth Warren (6)
            Bernie Sanders (0)

Person of the Year, Time

The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

        We all need to be a bit more like Greta Thunberg

Person of the Year, Time
Trump did not like Greta's UN speech of 23 September 2019. She used his words to update her profile.

Following UN Speech
Greta received the Time: Person of the Year award, 11 December 2019. She used Trump's words to update her profile.

Conservatives are not capable of learning the truth, nor can they understand the concept of advocacy.

Deeply Unethical!

The best person for the job!

A truly disturbing episode of Corrupt Trump.

Impeached 18 Dec 2019


Would you like to know why I know George Conway is mistaken?


How did this not end this nightmare?


Orinoco Flow : Enya

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