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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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Sparky 1107am - and then again, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you can bet the farm that EVERY profitable corporation with worldwide sales will want to headquarter elsewhere if they're American, and will not even consider headquartering in the US if they're foreign with significant sales in the American market.
George Rebane In genereal liberals are not stupid; many of them just have bad luck when they think. (However, this cannot be said of California liberals). As we await details of the House suit against this Executive, it might be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
AI 1000pm - so noted.
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AI 858pm - By "a rich buttered buffet" I presume you mean everything tasty, easily digestible, and not too filling.
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Here's an interesting puzzle - what is the public's bandwidth for news items? I've thought about this for some time - is it 3 or 4 or 5 or ... major news items? We know that issues that could make news don't just disappear and reappear when the media decides about what to report. What tickled this enquiry again is the recent and sudden silence about Hillary, Ukraine, and China's territorial expansion. All the media seem to be exercised about the illegal entry of kids from central America, and the progress of ISIS in the middle east. Maybe the bandwidth limits also apply to the news media; how many copy writers can they employ? How do they decide what items will maximize the number of eyeballs watching and reading? Or do they themselves decide to what items we should now switch our interest?
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GaryS 712pm - Unfortunately the trade was not as simple as you make out. First, it is not clear at all that Bergdahl has any "mental injury", perfectly sane people have turned their backs on America. Second, the price paid was lives lost and bodies maimed, in addition to five Taliban leaders who (I'm willing to bet the farm) will not keep their terror in Afghanistan. So how many American lives, lost and debilitated, should equal one soldier that, all evidence indicates, deserted his unit? Before being convicted and sentenced to death, Hasan also had an audience that saw him as mentally ill. Somewhere, sometime people have to be responsible for their actions.
RLCrabb 146pm - most certainly tech advances are a great contributor to systemic unemployment, but I maintain that Obama's policies have put that factor on steroids as companies to survive have become hyper-active in substituting technology for ever more cumbersome labor. Gregory 1258pm - sorry to be so obtuse. My point was not to establish Obama's "fingerprints", as to comment on the belated reintroduction of this thread. As to finding such fingerprints, I agree that it's a low prob event (unless an administration spurned whistle blower emerges).
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Fed Chair Yellen's testimony - after 5+ years our "recovery is not yet complete". This economic slump has passed all the tests to be called a bona fide depression. When we plunged in 2008-09 and then were told how our new socialist president (yes, he was called that in major news outlets, and by fellow world leaders) planned to architect the recovery, I dubbed the faulty labeled 'Great Recession' for what it was - Depression2. As each week passes, this assessment is vindicated, especially when we compare it to FDR's failed efforts in the 1930s. I believe that history will record this as Depression2 when more enlightened voices in the lamestream and academe are unfettered. And not to worry, there will yet be plenty of time to for lesser lights to discover this depression.
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re BillT 1130am - The first comment in this stream, BarryP's 719am highlighted the pre-ordered buses, to which my 805am suggested that as further proof of an impeachable offense. This garnered a ho-hum from the other readers. Now we are lapping that barn again, this time apparently with ruffled feathers. Maybe the fuse on the initial comments were just a bit long, at least as far as our feathers were concerned ;-)
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George Rebane We’re told that the Army has put Sgt Bowe Bergdahl back on normal duty. He is done decompressing from his five years with the Taliban, and there are no extraordinary restrictions on his movements or activities while the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Rebane's Ruminations
BillT 246pm - Hope to see you lend your powerful body to the throng at Gateway Park on 2 August Mr Tozer.
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JoeK 843am - I stand corrected, you did not specify 'Christian' and instead used "over zealous religion" in your 401pm. It being a small Ohio town, I took the natural next step to Christianity since that is the almost certain preponderant religion in such a community, and the religion that progressives most like to hate. However, your contention that the child endangerment law was passed specifically by local (yes, Christian) religionists, especially to ensure church and/or Sunday school attendance, is more than all wet. There is no evidence that the law was local; it most likely is a state law like so many other 'child endangerment' laws that have been passed in other states by distinctly secularist legislatures. After all, it is a sign of the times, and one that definitely was not erected by conservatives.
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RussS 833am - agreed.
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BarryP 719am - That appears directly sourced to the White House. When you connect that with pulling back the Border Patrol from the border (inhibiting entry) and make them just man check points already almost a mile inside the US, aren't we overflowing with impeachable offenses for this president? This guy makes the sins of Nixon truly negligible in comparison, yet we have regressed to the point of having a rogue federal government that considers the biggest threat to its existence the potential ire of returning veterans. The rot doesn't stop at the Beltway when you consider what kind of electorate put these people into office, and will again. We are truly past the tipping point, and it will indeed take a long life to see this cloud lifted. May you have it.
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[Hopefully fresh sand will motivate fresh ideas. gjr] Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Rebane's Ruminations
Good morning all. Well, this has been quite conversation with Mr Pelline. In review I noted that in his 1223am he appeared to summarize his problem with certain people using Western Gateway, to wit – “Anyway, as for the Park, it needs a better policy to balance the rights of hard-right political activists with the rights of people who want to enjoy the park for all its amenities.” It seems to be a matter of unbalanced rights. But again the missing part of his argument seems to be substance. Nowhere has he or anyone else made the case that anyone’s rights have been denied or diminished; yet again it appears to be a baseless charge. I stand on my Alinsky assessment. As for the rest of it, I have no idea why he has put himself through this desperate mud fight. BTW, besides being confused or obtuse about the matter of public park usage, he also does not seem to understand salutations and their proper usage when showing respect/recognition to someone’s academic credentials. I don’t know whether it’s only ignorance or just another opportunity for derision. Nevertheless, Mr Tozer was right, this sandbox is now overfull with an exchange that has, at least to me, become tiresome. Maybe a fresh one will motivate a broader range of topics.
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fish 656pm - Mr fish, you have nailed the FUE's approach, and his gratuitous calling political opponents liars. Can anyone fathom what is Barry Pruett's lie? Pelline's complaint is based on nothing more than his own opposition to the socio-political thought of those scheduled to use the park for its intended legal purposes. His seeking to elevate that use into a public liability is right out of Alinsky's playbook. Among their own constituents (and blogs) such tactics must seem really powerful and subtle. I can still see the crowds in Chicago and Detroit with tears in their upturned eyes chanting 'O-baah-mah, O-baah-mah!' waiting for the mannah from the messiah's mysterious "stash" to rain down and wash over them. But does he really think that such a two-digit approach would work on everyone, especially here?
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BillT 1216pm - Don't know where you want to go with this Mr Tozer, but the genetic basis for what we are and what differentiates us was introduced in Nicholas Wade's 'Troublesome Inheritance', the contents of which is guaranteed to get most progressive undies in a bundle.
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fish 840am - thanks for the heads up on SteveF's comment. I read the whole thing, and it certainly points to nothing but disconnect. The man claims an understanding of the Constitution, yet does not recognize that all SoJ and similar initiatives follow strict constitutional processes. Are his misrepresentations of people's desires and actions intended, or is the discussion beyond his ability to follow? BTW, as I've made plain before, SoJ has almost no chance of success through a strict constitutional process. Today its useful purpose is to let those who will listen know why so many of us believe that the country is well on its way in the wrong direction, and that there are tens of millions of voices in the land, as currently structured, that are ignored both on Main Street and in the legislatures.
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JoeK 905am - On the contrary, as Mr fish 957am points out, the charge of a Christian factor came from you, and thereafter all deflections. In my post I make the point that such mindless reactions to normal human behavior and blind application of new nanny state laws are constant reminders of how far we have progressed into a centrally planned police state prescribed ONLY by progressive dogma. Neither the dispatcher nor the cop on the beat have any latitude to judge and adjudicate the situation on the ground using common sense and culture for resolution. Political correctness dictated by a rapacious legal system and litigious society is now the unbending rule applied in all situations to continue the promised fundamental transformation.
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All said and done in this thread, it appears that there is no answer forthcoming to my 324pm and 424pm questions which go to the heart of this imbroglio. We can discuss points of law, and he said/she said recriminations until the cows come home. But now if, as argued, that there is no desire to proscribe free speech and all is in order with the scheduled events at Western Gateway Park, then why did the local leftwingers AGAIN raise hue and cry about such gatherings of neighbors who don't think like they do? And these kinds of 'critiques' are only the local echoes of what is a constant national din from our academe, the lamestream, and progressive politicos. As always, stuffing the bulging bag of politically incorrect speech and thought is a distinctly one-sided affair. It was ever thus.
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stevenfrisch 657pm - thanks for using the Nazis to march past Holocaust survivors' homes to incite riot as an analog to the Tea Party and SoJ events at Gateway Park. I know you did the best you could. My 615pm stands.
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re Pelline and Frisch arguments - To contest the use of a venue where some one-sidedly offensive speech may occur, usage that does not deny or circumscribe unintended and potentially opposing speech at the venue just on the basis of its scheduled frequency is downright scary in a constitutional republic such as ours. And especially so since there is no extant rule, regulation, or law that has been violated. Only that one side attempts to gratuitously paint the other as somehow denying equal access to non-applying thinkers of different thoughts. Don't Limbaugh and other conservative radio hosts go through similar and constant attacks to silence them on the weight of the same arguments? re stevenfrisch 609pm - your logic is really impenetrable, but expected. One doesn't have to be a lawyer to know that you can *constructively* regulate the expression of content by regulating access to venues where such expression may effectively occur. The same as you can exert constructive control over guns by regulating (as recently) the access to ammunition, or magazine capacity, or storage, or transport, or usage, or ... . Or as did the IRS, you constructively regulate expression by intimidating "scrutiny", "delay", and "denial" of an organization's tax status.
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The chasm between us is highlighted again. A conservetarian sees no need for government intervention while a common resource is not unequally denied to its franchised users. Were the resource to become scarce, then there must be some coming together to figure out how to equitably allocate it. No such scarcity exists nor is it anticipated. Yet the progressive sees government intervention required just on the basis of their own arbitrary perception of some inequity, even if it be only in a schedule that they somehow deem to be one-sided. BTW, let me add something more to these progressive pyrotechnics - there is a third event at that park that would raise the ire of collectivists. The county Republicans are holding their annual BBQ there on 17 August. My goodness, have those rightwingers not even a smidgeon of propriety?! For the record, my 324pm and 424pm questions stand unanswered.
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