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George Rebane
Naturalized Citizen, Entrepreneur, Professional Engineer and Systems Scientist formally trained in Physics, Complex Dynamic Systems, and Computer Science.
Interests: music, history, friends, community, science/cosmology, future of man, avid reader, camping/canoeing, and family, philosophy, politics, investing, flying, shooting
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[Apologies again for delaying fresh sand for conversations such as those that respond to our perennial progressive critic, Mr Steven Frisch of the Sierra Business Council. Please reserve our 'Dump Trump and Pillory Hillary' editions for election related comments and... Continue reading
Posted 5 minutes ago at Rebane's Ruminations
Forgotten member of Parliament, 'Sir, may you either hang or die of a dreaded disease!' Churchill, 'That sir, depends on whether I embrace your principles or your mistress.'
ScottO 545pm - Indeed I did, and as confessed,"Today’s list of semantically castrated words is almost endless." Added contributions are most welcome.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Tongue tied in America at Rebane's Ruminations
Re Hillary's equipment: Could the 'ear piece' be part of a hearing aid? And the lumps under her clothes, could they not be either medical monitoring and/or medicine dispensing devices?
PaulE 616pm - From your mouth to God's ear. We have an exciting five weeks ahead for all of us. Not being as astute as you about these things, you will have to excuse that I have not made any such knowledgeable predictions ;-)
George Rebane [This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 28 September 2016.] ‘The blue of the grass’ is the color green in an African language. That’s a lot of letters compared to the five letters... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
ToddJ 901am - Currency and contributing to a coherent discussion thread are different. My only concern here is that readings of RR's contribution to a given topic/issue be contained in as few coherent threads as possible, hopefully concentrating on yet another new aspect of what is being discussed. This as opposed to sprinkling contributions on the same matter over various posts and comment streams, none of which provide sufficient focus or provenance. And thanks for the effort and your contributions.
ToddJ 829am - Yes, censoring Savage was introduced and discussed in the 14sep16 sandbox. Additionally, that event/issue doesn't dovetail with any topic of these Ruminations, hence the sandboxes. If you or anyone wants to know the RR precursors (in my posts and all comment streams) to any topic/issue then use Ctrl-F to search a given web page, e.g. the current one; and a broader net can be cast over all of RR by using the Typepad search box in the upper left panel, or googling it with 'Rebane's Ruminations, (keywords)'. In this manner the commenter doesn't look like a breathless johnny-come-lately with what no longer is news on these pages. It also allows the commenter to refute or extend/expand on the building body of established ideas and reader positions instead of taking just one more unacknowledged lap around the ol' barn.
re ToddJ's 1019am - Given the revelations so far, any predictions on what the 'October Surprise(s)' will be from the various quarters?
George Rebane Well boys and girls, the candidates went after each other in a most civil manner tonight. The ad hominems were at an absolute minimum. Hillary's health was not an issue; the lady stood up to the rigors of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
Walt 316pm - Many thanks again Mr Bronson, and your recommendation will be taken to heart. But it is my liver that will contact you tomorrow ;-)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 14sep16 at Rebane's Ruminations
BenE 110pm - your debate concerns are valid. It would be better if the debates followed the Lincoln/Douglas format where the debaters address each other directly and raise any topics they want to present. The only official then was a time keeper - a recognized man of gravitas - who after a candidate had spoken for two(?) minutes would thunder 'Thank you Mr Lincoln/Douglas!' to let the other get in their word. From the historical record we read that such debates were very revealing and therefore valuable.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 14sep16 at Rebane's Ruminations
Gentlemen, we are truly circling the barn here. Please contend (support?) the dissertations presented in RR's Singularity Signposts (right panel) category of posts and comment streams. That may tell us which ideas to corroborate and which are new thoughts that invite discussion. Perhaps a good place to start is here -
ScottO 935pm - No doubt the corrosive effects are now and will still be there, and the progressive government has not made things easier for the unemployable to get work. But unless someone figures out how to tackle the growth of technology driven systemic unemployment, GNI or work camps for the poor seem to be the likely alternatives. The politicians of all stripes have no solution and don't want to talk about it. Stalin solved his unemployment problem by having guys with wheelbarrows build huge dams and levees. A visiting American engineer suggested spoons instead of wheelbarrows if unemployment persisted. Do you have an alternative for the coming years? Best I've come up with has been the Non-profit Service Corporation.
George Rebane Globalization cannot come about as long as the United States remains an economically and militarily strong sovereign nation-state. This alone explains and sustains the agenda of America's collectivists of all stripes. NPR on systemic unemployment and guaranteed national... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
[This article was submitted by Mr Norm Sauer of Nevada City, retired attorney, Nevada City resident, and member of the Union Editorial Board. The Union has declined to publish it. The piece appears here, as received, in line with RR's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
re BillT's 723am - A continuing corroboration of the RR tenet that justice in the US, along with education and the media, are now repressive political tools of the regime in Washington.
To see an analysis of facts re the states legalizing MJ, please go to -
George Rebane The debate continues and heats on the pros and cons of states legalizing RMJ production, sales, and use. In these pages we have covered the progress of attitudes about MMJ and RMJ in Nevada County. The debaters often... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Rebane's Ruminations
Consider the devil-may-care ambition of that woman if she indeed has PD as it appears. She cares nothing for America save as a stepping stone for her glory.
Russ 1136am - Never heard of the conference. How can such a quiet confab have an impact on a worldwide political parade that embraces 'climate change' as the last and best controlling mechanism for all forms of failed governance? There is nothing better to capture the nebish mind and force it to accept draconian forms of compliance from the ruling classes in order to 'save the earth'.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2016 on Sandbox - 14sep16 at Rebane's Ruminations
BradC 640am - not at all Mr Croul. The Left, and only the Left, has now demonstrated for generations their belief that ever more regulations and laws will give us a more beneficent society. The result is most visible since the Great Society was launched and today is on steroids as Democrats and in-the-tank leftwing bureaucrats expand the stack of regulations and laws. That is not a view of the Right, but simply an arithmetic count of what's in the US Code and on the books from the various governmental departments and bureaus. And, of course, California leads the way. That this is not apparent to you and yours merely illustrates The Great Divide.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2016 on Ideological Images at Rebane's Ruminations
BillT 904am - "Left-Right umbrella works for brevity." Indeed it does Mr Tozer, and I hope that RR readers take that caricature of a more complex terrain in that spirit.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2016 on Ideological Images at Rebane's Ruminations
Gregory 1232pm - Agreed, but I didn't want to make the charts too busy as they already are. On the bottom chart the indicated free market region is intended to be the stable (not transitory) region, since all other things equal, any entrepeneur who operates below the inflection point will immediately attract competitors who can beat him on the margin since return continues to grow more rapidly for every additional unit of risk. According to my lights the bottom graphic may have more utility since it represents the existential ground truth, invisible to the Left, on which economic policies are made today. But it's not a big point.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2016 on Ideological Images at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane The chasm that divides today's Left and Right has many facets, some of which can be illustrated graphically. It is not clear that a progressive will understand the images shown below. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Rebane's Ruminations