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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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Yes, special prosecutors "can pursue any criminal activity that may be found along the way", but the problem with Mueller is that he has yet to find "the way" he was commissioned to find, and all he can do is offer up irrelevant scraps instead.
Toggle Commented 8 minutes ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Sen Tom Cotton's 'Immigration in the National Interest' closely hews to the Rebane Doctrine on immigration. We compare this to Mr Peck's call for open boarders, illegal alien amnesty, and a total ignorance of the Right's attitudes toward legal immigration and illegal entrants. Have no idea whether the man is ill-read, uneducated, or just cynically pursuing the Left's anti-American agenda.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Our idiots write at Rebane's Ruminations
Maybe 'idiots' was not a strong enough of a characterization. No progressive understands what current gun laws are and how they are not being enforced. That's the reason they light off with the same monotonous refrain of demanding more gun laws instead of acknowledging that the latest massacre was perpetrated by someone violating laws already on the books, that if enforced would have prevented the terror. Here's the latest from Daily Caller on what happened during the Obama regime.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Our idiots write at Rebane's Ruminations
[The letters from two local progressive worthies appeared in the 24nov17 Union. They are published here as a part of the public service component of RR. My commentaries on the liberal mind pale when compared to the real things. You... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane Two men sitting next to each other on an airliner started talking in glowing terms about their home towns. One was regaling about the history and sights of Philadelphia and the other about the culture and cuisine of... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Rebane's Ruminations
jons 1033am - thanks for sharing that mouthwatering thanksgiving prep Mr smith. And that's a great shot with a bow at 50yds. Happy Thanksgiving to you both.
George Rebane As we again look forward to a family gathering at Casa Rebane, Jo Ann and I wish all of our readers and their families a most happy and meaningful Thanksgiving. We live in a land still blessed. Here... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rebane's Ruminations
Given the same quality of education, ethnicity is not a factor in math score. Where ethnicity figures in is through the election process. If a certain ethnic group gets bamboozled by sleazebag politicians like those who rule the LA Basin, then their schools suffer and the kids (mostly from the Hispanic and Afro-American demographics) get screwed by sub-par but politically correct teachers.
RobertC 138pm - Thank you for your timely comment to help make the expanded point of what progressives understand about US public education.
Growing "stupid plants" creates fusses that fill supes' chambers and state house steps.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Russ 1145am - And then we wait for Big Tobacco to move in a show the world how to really grow low-cost MJ in big specially outfitted warehouses. Mom & pops will be growing it for their own consumption at best, and most may even give that up to avoid the hassle and expense.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane The latest (2015) release of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) scores are out, and the all important ratings for 15-year-olds in now a matter of record. We have long mourned the performance deficits in our educational system... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
For the odd reader who is not participating in this comment stream, I point out how the conversations in the various threads all reduce to the same contention of whether one or the other commenter's ideology gives rise to more sexual predators, perverts, misogynists, ... . In the process the commenters accuse one another of approving the misbehaviors, callously ignoring them, or even practicing the same. Stimulating material.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
BillT 1235pm - A good and careful analysis Mr Tozer, but no cigar on any operational definitions. I will soon do one of my own, and will look forward to your comment as always.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
"Any man that forces himself on a woman is a harasser." So that shifts the focus from 'harassment' to 'forcing'. What constitutes forcing? (BTW, those who attended grade school know that the male of almost all species initiates procreation by making advances on the female that range from distant displays to outright forceful, yet tolerated/welcomed, rape. How different is H. sapiens supposed to be in this regard?)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Well, from the above it appears that we've pretty much settled it; RR commenters have no higher standards for clarity and resolution when discussing sexual improprieties than does the rest of the nation. The upside of all this is that we can all continue to feel the warm fuzzies of being in the mainstream.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Gentlemen, gentlemen - will no one step up to the plate and take a swing at an operational definition of 'sexual harassment' and/or 'inappropriate sexual advance'?? Where are the great intellects that frequent these pages? Perhaps one of the ladies who comment here will show us the way with or from a unique perspective of the aggrieved. Without definitions we just joyously tally the expanding allegations, and are no better than the unnamed gentleman who has regaled us with updated poll results for the last several years. Neither of these approaches have shed more light on their respective areas.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 20nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
[Can anyone give a cogent definition of an 'inappropriate sexual advance' or 'sexual harassment' that is accepted by more than two people? If not, then what are we really talking about? gjr] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
Re George Boardman's 20nov17 Union column - We do know that CCW holders can and have limited spontaneous murder and mayhem; not sure that Mr Boardman's semi-snarky proposal has any merit. But his "if we're going to permit just about anybody to buy assault rifles and 30-round magazines, ..." is the typical off-base, hip-level liberal response to mass killings by madmen. These liberals do not recognize that the laws already on the books don't "permit just about anybody ..."; it's that the existing laws aren't being enforced, and there is no expectation that more stringent laws will be enforced either. And who is the "we" currently doing the permitting? Isn't it the same government that Mr Boardman and his kind want to expand and enlarge? (BTW, it also isn't clear that Mr Boardman knows what is an assault rifle.)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sandbox - 15nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
re Trump's "honesty". Sure looks like we learned another thing about the liberal mind. When someone (say, the president) promises his best efforts to deliver something, and it doesn't come to pass despite his best efforts, then the sumbich is labeled a "liar" by his enemies. That is either cynical or exhibits a dreadfully deficient understanding of how the US government works. ALL presidential candidates have made 'promises' during campaigns to achieve goals that the Constitution clearly states he cannot do without cooperation from at least one other branch of government. That is just the nature of campaigning which is intended to communicate the mind, druthers, and best efforts of the candidate. Everyone who passed high school civics knows how to interpret/understand such campaign claims.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 15nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Can anyone inform the rest of us why it's morally proper to confiscate a major portion of a family's assets - all which have been properly acquired and taxed in the process of their accumulation - upon the death of a person who has spent his life lawfully working for the benefit of his family, society (e.g. his employees), and paying enormous taxes to the state in the process in order to build his estate? The Left's refusal to answer this question actually delivers the correct and strong answer that 'We can do it because we have the guns, and we will kill any of your heirs who would defend their inheritance and not pay us what we demand.' It would be revealing if some liberal would deign to even debate this truth, but don't hold your breath.
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Gregory 1200pm - Yes, but are we talking about anything else here besides a normal business expense deduction to reduce taxable earnings? Paul's sentiments on the matter are well known to me (and probably other readers).
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sandbox - 15nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 1025pm - the 'rich' flying private jets detract nothing from the non-rich; in fact, they benefit those as pointed out above. It appears to me that you are doing nothing more than expressing the usual and mindless class envy of the Left to assuage your sense of achieving fairness (social justice?) even if it means that all will then be less well off. Am I missing something?
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Sandbox - 15nov17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Gregory 1019am - As I point out in 'Definitions Derby', the Left's usual tactic is to peremptorily quit the field when it is shown they have been firing blanks in a debate or exchange of ideas. To illustrate this more robustly, as in your invitations for Frisch to counter your arguments, readers would benefit if you posted your (growing) list of unanswered points/questions. It would highlight that liberal tactic, since few of us expect him to reply, as the sound of silence will now serve him best. But on the off chance ..., the subsequent entertainment value would be unmatched.
jons 502pm - Not sure of your point; perhaps you didn't understand the commentary. Re religions - these systems of belief have never succumbed to logic, but only utility. To the faithful they paint a plausible cosmology that is best enjoyed without too much critical examination.
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