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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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George Rebane Politics – Purposed pandering intended to sway a wider audience under the guise of communicating with another party. The local Wrong-way Corrigan collectivists seem to have trouble untying their bundled undies. With one side of their mouth they... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Rebane's Ruminations
BarryP 859am - You might want to take a look at how Nevada Theater is expanding its production capabilities now that it is joining at the hip with KVMR in the new Bridge Street facility. Is that the kind of place you had in mind?
Administrivia - added now are the remarks of SESF director Fred Buhler.
JoeK 347pm - the hundreds of thousands of recent deaths of Muslims and non-Muslims at the hands of Muslims for the simple reason of incorrect faith (a cultural artifact) is testimony to your crock of shit. However, your hopeful characterization of progressives as co-defenders of an America we would all still recognize is noted.
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Administrivia - since the addenda from the other SESF directors are 'below the fold' so to speak, I invite your attention to the already posted contributions of Barry Pruett and Russ Steele.
JoeK 259pm - "crazy from the get-go"?? Really? Since in war, it only takes one to tango - was it crazy to resist the Ottomans in 1683 Vienna, Nazi Germany in WW2, Tojo's Japan in WW2, Stalin et al during the Cold War, Caliphate-bound ragheads today, ...? Admittedly, I am speaking as a child, student, and defender of western civilization. And there is no enemy I respect more than those willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may practice their beliefs unhindered. While all wars do not resolve and may lead to other wars, history does demonstrate that the course of human events has always depended on the best swords and people ready to wield them. In short, wars do settle things, else no one would spend treasure to arm and fight. So from the point of view of my beloved culture I resist those who seek to destroy it. I reserve the right to judge Islam from a distinctly parochial perch, as they do me. I believe that humanity would be (and has been) better off practicing the tenets of my culture, than those of Islam; they believe the obverse. And therefore we fight while pundits with neither commitment to nor understanding of either withdraw to the heights, look down on us, and cluck their tongues. However, there is a difference. I and mine will fight to enable and protect your clucking tongues, while the ragheads would cut them out. You are fortunate indeed.
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BenE 1130am - Thanks for those thoughts Ben. Since we have already been successfully attracting "urban populations", apparently having done it irresponsibly, how do you propose creating a "very strong local economy" with our under-educated locals before we begin "responsibly" attracting the Millenials and YoungOlds from urban areas? Under the growing burden of stifling ordnances and regulations, such a strong local economy has evaded us for years, and methinks will continue to do so until somehow we can shrink the size and scope of government.
George Rebane Yesterday afternoon and evening I, along with various board members of the Sierra Economics and Science Foundation, joined with several hundred other Nevada County residents at the Grass Valley Veterans Center to hear nationally known economics commentator and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rebane's Ruminations
BarryP 944pm - Thanks for taking one for the team Barry ;-) we look forward to a more complete take on that occasion. I and other SESF board members will report on the ERC confab in a separate posting. SESF has worked on and off with the ERC for some years on approaches to and metrics for local economic development. SESF was a co-sponsor of yesterday's conference. Readers should know that Russ Steele, Fred Buhler, Barry Pruett, and I are on the Sierra Economics and Science Foundation board. More on SESF can be found at
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RussS 850am - Yes, Ms Bacigalupi pointed out that the AGW hysteria is A21's prime means of effecting control to achieve its global objectives. Do you have any information on SBC's bona fides on their ability to reliably report the time of day, let alone do quantitative "greenhouse gas inventories"?
[Nevada County Librarian Ms Laura Pappani sent me the following byline to inform RR readers of the current goings on with the library regarding its funding and renewal of Measure C. Our library is transforming itself to serve the community... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
RussS 852pm - I was disappointed not to see a single elected person from Nevada County attend this presentation. A21 is like a slowly spreading cancer, very hard to detect its day to day progress. Its method of dispersal has been fashioned in a way that A21 never has to march under its own banner, since then it would be rejected immediately by even America's most thick skulled. From their actions, it appears that our BoS really doesn't have a clue on how the pieces fit together.
Administrivia - I call your kind attention to this posts 28jan15 update.
PaulE 146pm - Paul, you're fast becoming a one tune band. We all know you have a hair up your butt about Bush2 getting us into Iraq again. And since you do bring this up under all guises stretches credibility. Here we are talking about the ideology of Heidi Hall, and you raise this tired theme like some old record stuck in a groove. It would be good if in some remote way you attempted to attach Bush2 and Iraq to HH. Right now you are sounding like a creaky echo of Obama taking every opportunity to blame Bush2 on every blemish that coats his administration. I think you can do better than that. PS. You missed my point on the use of anecdotal evidence to support arguments and my not 'allowing' that. Nowhere in these pages will you find that fabrication. My teaching is that anecdotal supports in a debate about public policy is extremely weak, especially when the stronger synoptic argument can be made. People advancing anecdotal arguments are telegraphing that they have no real basis for their position, and hope that the listener is sufficiently dumb not to pick up on that.
I am really waiting to hear the answer to ToddJ's 344pm.
Memo to Ms Hall – As reported by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a “natural experiment” occurred recently when transfer payments were cut off for a certain class of unemployed. Leftwing embrace of Keynesian economics predicted dire consequences for both the economy and the nation’s unemployment rate. Exactly the opposite happened as predicted by the ‘Chicago school’ of economics founded by the likes of Mises, Hayek, Friedman, … (‘pay a man not to work, and he won’t’). Ms Hall’s ideology quietly rejects these results (as do the lamestream outlets) because they belong to the class of actions which diminish dependence on government. It would be most interesting and helpful for her to address this latest report in light of her worldview so that readers can compare and contrast the economics of socialism and capitalism. More here –
Administrivia - As usual, the advent of JeffP in this comment stream did not contribute anything to the topic at hand; however, his snipes and snarks were effective in starting a playground shouting match between readers who should know better. Pelline's blog is testimony enough for assessing the currency of his copy, he does not need to confirm it on other blogs. But if these exchanges are a must, then please take them to the nearest sandbox and sort it out there. Here we are dissecting the output of the county's new commentarian Ms Heidi Hall - capice??
DonB 742pm - Thanks Don. Nevertheless, would be happy to hear of the latest that you have dug up on the issue.
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drivebyposter 732pm - Excellent point Mr driveby, let's see if she rises to your challenge. fish and PaulE - who gives a crap about your war cost debate on this post. Here we're trying to get Ms Heidi Hall to start flying hot, true, and normal to her ideology.
RussS 645pm - Mr Pelline has always had an open channel to RR comment streams any time he wants to post a (semi) civil comment for our readership, no matter how outrageous it may be to sensibilities not formed and twisted by excessive exposure to government schools.
DonB 545pm - Again thank you for your heartfelt outlook on MJ. But I do invite you to propose a specific plan forward on MJ for CA. Please email me your piece on that and I will post as your byline. Specifics will then launch a productive and interesting debate on the issue. Thanks again for hanging in there.
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George Rebane Ms Heidi Hall is our community’s new progressive political wannabe. She is also a newly assigned columnist for The Union and a KVMR commentator. She is a well-spoken, handsome looking woman with plenty of education in fields that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
DonB 144pm - Thanks for the detailed update. I too would like to hear some reasonable rebuttals to your points. I'm not sure that you have responded to my 850am, and I would like to hear your prescription for how MJ should be handled as a matter of public policy. To be clear, I don't have anything more in my back pocket to offer other than the MJ initiatives taken in CO and WA should be looked at as an opening salvo in fashioning something to try. If they are in some ways failing, should we not attempt improvements before going back to the bad old days? (Aren't we glad people didn't give up on heavier-than-air flying as a result of Langley's failures?)
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Walt 915am - your point is good since MJ does affect performance (cognitive and physical) and there exists no effective easily applied test, like for alcohol, to determine if a worker is MJ inebriated. I understand though that there is a technology developing to do that. Most certainly that is a concern with legalization. MichaelK 938am - From your mouth to God's ear. Given the awesome political barriers involved in such a (most reasonable) transfer of funds, I have a hard time accepting that you actually said that.
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RussS 850am - In a similar vein the USSR then and Russia now have no choice but continue burning what they can most readily pull out of the ground. China, India, Venezuela, Brazil are similarly afflicted. Only America and a few other western countries are in a position to harvest energy from multiple sources with minimal pollution. But as the onslaught from the America Last crowd continues, we may soon beggar ourselves enough to adopt the practices of the other bid fossil fuel users. The eternal bottom line here is that only rich countries can afford a clean environment. That takes money, and socialist slogans will not serve.