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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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[Can the Republican congress govern? Given the powers it has abrogated to Mueller, the Dems, et al, the question has merit. More here. gjr] Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
[Trigger warning - we are on travel, and connectivity might be iffy, so this sandbox might become a bit ripe if I can't freshen it in a timely manner. To preserve hygiene, be sure you're only flinging sticky mud balls... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
[This commentary was submitted by Union columnist and editorial board member Mr Norm Sauer. It appears concurrently in the newspaper's op-ed pages. gjr] Norm Sauer Surely, everyone agrees that protecting our citizens’ right to vote to choose their leaders is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane Were I king, I would order the 52 GOP senators into a big room set up with tables, chairs, cots, and plenty of coffee. They would be advised to bring their nighties and toothbrushes, and then told to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
Administrivia - The 15jul17 sandbox is open for business.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
[Check out what is happening to our (and all?) economies with the advent of the giga-corporations – Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook - that have created oligopolies in several markets. And the commentary on what these companies know about the dark... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane We continue on our unintended road to the world described in the UN’s Agenda 21 objectives for ‘voluntary global sustainable development’. Few people know that A21 is the tacit goal quietly accepted by governments across the world (more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
Re Scenes 610am - as described here for some years, it's called Agenda 21.
SteveF 820am - I believe you misunderstand both Hardin and me. Hardin's main discovery and revelation was that ownership by "everyone" is the operational equivalent of ownership by no one. You also don't seem to understand the definition of a common. As I mentioned in my commentary (and many times in these pages), to the extent a common resource is subsumed (regulated, managed, ...) by an agent, it ceases to be a common, no matter what the de jure ownership papers say. And I made no claim that private ownership of a common resource is the only way to save that resource; collective ownership in its various feedback-responsive (as local as possible) forms have a laudable history of preserving resources and/or extending their useful lives. However, to the extent that the controlling agent is distant, ignorant, incompetent, and/or feedback-resistant/immune, then history again shows that the resource either 1) reverts back to a de facto common, or 2) its attempted preservation is imposed by the heavy hand of overwhelming force employed by the agent to simply deny or greatly limit (i.e. constructively deny) that resource.
PaulE 932am - Pray, why would such a routine and diligent course of inquiry in this investigation thicken any plot, save in the minds of the ever-hopeful hyperventilating Trump haters, who still anxiously await the first shred of evidence of any wrongdoing while fabricating fake news of what they fervently wish could be discovered?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
fish 853am - Can I retract my question?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Scenes 648am - Great find Mr Scenes, thank you.
fish 809am - did you mean 'corpophilia'? Does that mean love of corporations?
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane [This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 12 July 2017.] Today’s intense debate over what to do about healthcare once more highlights the country’s divisions. The socialists want a ‘single payer’ system of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
rlcrabb 1112am - Agreed. That some people in such high places still don't know that ALL emails are eventually in the public domain, instantly in a government database, and prima facie evidence in an investigation and/or court is to me beyond belief. How did they survive to get to such lofty heights in the first place? I think TrumpJr may have led a life too-sheltered by his father.
PaulE 1041am - That was then, this is now - Hillary's fate is inconsequential to the current order of things. And her book can always be re-opened if/when things get boring; today there are other fish to fry and bullets to dodge. Scenes 1059am - Agreed.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Amazing that at this stage people are still ignorant of what criminal acts Saint Hillary did during the campaign, and the many things of which she has consequently been totally absolved - her halo remains untarnished in the eyes of those who will not see.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 904am - You may have nailed it Paul. Since none of the other investigations have or are likely to produce any evidence of wrongdoing, perhaps they should shift their efforts to a house of God and beseech the Lord for divine revelation on the matter. This is known as the Hail Mary option.
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
Scenes 634am - Our guts are flying in tight formation ;-)
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
In other words, if I post something on topic X, don't contribute your comments on X under topic Y or in the last sandbox. Capice?
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Sandbox - 11jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 416pm - Since none of the nationalized healthcare systems for smaller countries are sustainable for all the reasons covered here over and over and over and ... , I'm waiting for someone to point out a nationalized healthcare system that works for an ethnically diverse and divided country with a population over 300M, and one which we would want to emulate.
fish 132pm - Now there's a great thought! Why don't you publish? (BTW, re your 107pm, the notion of a threshold porosity unfortunately is a metric for evaluating competing engineering solutions to border security, and not an engineering solution itself. Perhaps that is what you meant.)
What I notice that continues to be absent in the discussion of secure borders is the notion of porosity, which after all is the main metric of a secure border. Zero porosity is impractical to achieve. My threshold of acceptable porosity continues to be 15K illegals per year sneak through - to be apprehended later or not. With a porosity threshold established, discussions of the ways to achieve it could be productive; else the aimless circumlocutions we have witnessed here for years will continue. (BTW, it appears that we have stopped talking about healthcare and how/whether to repeal and replace Obamacare or let it collapse and start over.)
Administrivia - The 11jul17 sandbox is now open for business.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Sandbox - 5jul17 at Rebane's Ruminations
[Administrivia - RR readers are a vigorous and feisty bunch who have many things on their minds, strong beliefs, and lots to say. I celebrate the forums that spring up in our comment streams with topic threads spontaneously bursting out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations