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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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[334 comments and counting in the last sandbox. I think we've had a sea change in the sandbox debates participation. gjr] Continue reading
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PaulE 214pm - Re Todd's gun deaths calculus, he has a point. It is true that the US presents more opportunities for all types of gun deaths - e.g. from premeditated murder through accidents - and therefore the comparisons of per capita ratios involves some apples/oranges comparisons. Sweden is smaller and culturally coherent (now being compromises by its Muslim migration). This attribute alone serves to remove the many US gun death encounters that start with 'he's not like me' and 'I'm not sure what he'll do next'. Were Sweden to be equally diverse, we would see its per capita 'gun violence' ratio go up, as is its current inter-cultural crime rate involving Muslims. I hope that this short summary communicates how such differences contribute to societal conflicts which include intentional shootings.
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Death by illegal guns is a problem in this country that hits overwhelmingly the poor and ignorant. Were today's gun laws enforced the "death by guns" problem would go away. The remaining deaths - suicides, accidents, ... are the cost of exercising Second Amend rights by a free people.
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George Rebane Victor Davis Hanson makes it clear that California will quickly join the third world if it ever succeeds in seceding. The Oroville Dam fiasco is a good yardstick for reflecting on the state of our state after decades... Continue reading
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stevenf 244pm - Fortunately, I am not bright enough to follow that logic. Nevertheless, I hope you took comfort in your achievement, else it would have been a complete waste.
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stevenf 209pm - have no idea about your "trap". But your use of the quote was an insult, as most likely was its intended original use.
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stevenf 132pm - Nice try as usual. Anyone reading that immediately understands you did not choose and include that quote at random, but intended it to apply to your critique of my wife and her letter. The veil on this deception is gossamer thin, but whatever floats your boat. (Remembering that English is my third language, could you please translate your last sentence.)
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PaulE 949am - Paul, the ten-year record of RR is chuck full of societal approaches and policy proposals to "reduce the slaughter" of gun violence in the country. Unfortunately all of my nostrums encounter overwhelming opposition from our progressives in country who 1) do not believe that black lives matter, and 2) who use the ghetto casualty lists to serve their own command and control agendas.
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This morning I received a Designated Reader Report in my email that contained the latest outpouring from the Moral Highground regarding a letter to The Union from my bride. The responses were the usual save for a couple of interesting twists. Jo Ann was called a “Stepford Wife” because the lefties, contrary to their mouthings, don’t believe that women can have and express their own thoughts – they are nothing but their husbands’ sock puppets. What contributes even more humor to how abysmally uninformed these local yokels are is that they attribute this letter as her belated coming out effort. Even their leading intellectual light muses “maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me. But plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say. A lot of people have said that.” Any perusal of the newspaper’s record reveals her long list of contributions and even a partial list of her work in the community. But then again, we may once more lay those deficits on the union public schools which regularly pumps out graduates with clamped curiosities and capabilities. They are doing the best they can. http://www.theunion.com/opinion/letters/jo-ann-rebane-trump-derangement-syndrome/
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Ah yes, another compilation of gun deaths in a free society. The not-so-subtle drumbeat to confiscate guns ('Well we wouldn't take all of them ...') continues. And whatever you do, don't compile the annual count of Muslim terrorist deaths worldwide, so you can argue for open borders for the unvetted and illegals. Isn't one death is like any other death?
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PaulE 823pm – It really seems that you are ever the local lackey of the lamestream, a job you should definitely eschew. I am still a bit amazed that you claimed not to be able to find the FN report on the ‘invasion of Sweden’ that the rest of the country had no trouble accessing and talking about. But to your and your cohorts’ point about Trump getting that news from TV. Well yes, we all do since the Muslim onslaught of Europe is routinely covered up by the lamestream on both sides of the Atlantic. And when the occasional report breaks through describing the ongoing atrocities in European cities, we along with the President take notice and express our pent up reaction in a manner that exceeds such reactions were we submitted to a daily dose of ongoing rapes, robberies, and murders in the face of Europe’s cowering constabularies. Sweden’s reaction to Trump’s characterization is understandable – they want to keep that devastation a secret because it hits them in their tourist budget besides making their progressive politicians look like sniveling assholes. But your focusing on Trump’s overreach (which millions of us liked) instead of acknowledging the real global problems with Islamic migrations and the raghead terror that makes softer heads countenance it, is in my mind regrettable. When you do that, it looks as if you held no strategic thought in your head beyond how can we best cripple Trump.
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BracC 737am - "income tax on robots"?! Bill Gates may want to take a refresher course on robotics. 'Robots' (aka AI) have already been integrated into and marbled through workflows in industry so that it is very hard to tell where one 'robot' stops and another starts, or to count how many 'robots' are involved in this vs that enterprise. The man seems to think of robots as being the distinct anthropomorphized critters in the 1950 and Star Wars sci-fi movies. Maybe he was misquoted.
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PaulE 542pm - I think you've tried again to slip out of this one. The evidence that Muslims are terrorizing Sweden (among other EU countries) is overwhelming (see above for more from other commenters). Citing that Carlson and Hannity are commentators has nothing to do with their presentation of the evidence.
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PaulE 539pm - Actually you're wrong. I just found the segment that I told you about - http://www.mediaite.com/online/did-trump-think-there-was-an-attack-in-sweden-because-of-a-tucker-carlson-segment/ And TuckerC is definitely not one of your put down "Limbaugh Wanna be's".
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Well, you may have first heard it asked here, but now some of the big media kids are beginning to discover that the real question about Russia's influencing our elections is 'By what means did the accomplish this?' No one seems to know the answer to this as they continue parroting the baseless charge that Trump colluded with the Russians to swing the election. Sorta reminds one of the Climate Change Chorus giving another rendition of their all time favorite, 'Consensus Science, Consensus Science!'
PaulE 241pm - Jo Ann remembers our seeing on FN after Bret Baier - perhaps it was Tucker Carlson or Hannity. But do you really believe that Sweden's Muslim problems stopped or even abated since last year?!
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PaulE 1249pm - don't know what to say about your research prowess. Just for openers - http://www.foxnews.com/story/2004/11/26/swedes-reach-muslim-breaking-point.html http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/23/sweden-opened-its-doors-to-muslim-immigration-today-its-the-rape-capital-of-the-west-japan-didnt/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/12103667/Suddenly-the-Swedes-are-talking-about-their-refugee-problem.html http://www.dailywire.com/news/12466/how-muslim-migration-made-malmo-sweden-crime-michael-qazvini#exit-modal How many more of you are out there who haven't a clue about what Muslims are doing in/to Europe? Millions?
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rl 1049am - Does your "open minded" require that your point of view is accepted by your counterpart, or is a person also open minded when he carefully considers your position and submits a reasonable counter as part of the dialogue?
PaulE 1058am - I'm glad you're entertained. But I am heartened that Trump is America's first political leader that is calling out the EUs idiotic migrant and immigration policies welcoming Muslims who despise their hosts and consider them all enemies of Islam. Their actions, not covered by news sources accessed by you and yours, are suppressed by local governments, and citizens who speak out against the ongoing outrages are liable to be prosecuted for racism and hate crimes. A truly batshit state of affairs, that our political leaders should recognize and speak out against, especially when it comes to maintaining our own national security.
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Sweden's Islamic colonists were covered last night on Tucker Carlson. Swedes are being terrorized *daily* by Muslims who now live in insular communities like those in France into which Swedish law enforcement dare not enter. The Swedish government is still in drastic denial about all this while its citizens and the people surrounding Sweden know exactly what is happening. That is what our president had the courage to point out, and what no progressive has made a peep about over these past years.
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Amazing that the Left completely overlooks (here and elsewhere) the real problems with our intelligence services which is their lack of confidentiality, which should be and is job one at all the world's intelligence agencies. Ours leaks classified information like a sieve, and no one in the lamestream or of the Left gives a big rat's ass about that. All are focused on the next thing that can be shoved into the gears of the Trump administration. Talk about concern for national security and patriotism.
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Never heard of the MCWRA before, but it's easy enough to look up and discover its purpose and members, here - https://mountaincountieswater.com/ I don't know why anyone would deny members dibs on attending their own sponsored symposium. Apparently there is no ideological restriction on becoming a member (e.g. NID is member), so what is the beef of the non-members if they are excluded because of space limitations? Messrs Croul and Crabb will no doubt make that clear to the rest of us.
PaulE 1203pm - ShepardS is not Moses with the tablets, and his erroneous statements claiming that concurrency demonstrates it. In fact, because ShepardS has now declared his true colors as a virtual MSNBC plant on FN, there is a rising groundswell to have him replaced with a true news anchor for the midday broadcast instead of the leftwing editorializer that he is. But that is a different story. This is not evidence of anything other than the words came out of ShepardS's mouth. http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/shepard-smith-fox-news-donald-trump-1201990555/
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George Rebane As members of Congress head home for their scheduled recess this coming week, the hard or Alt-Left is preparing a hot time for all Republicans who plan to hold town hall meetings with their constituents. These radicalized socialists... Continue reading
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