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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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Russ 156pm - I look forward to that podcast which will no doubt be archived, at least for a while. Readers' thoughts on his new venture will be appreciated.
FYI - I commented on RL Crabb's obligatory Earth Day bashing of Trump, although this was an admittedly soft bash. I said - By all means, if cleaning up the planet costs nothing, then let’s do it! But if there’s a cost to the cleaning, shouldn’t we balance how much of what kind of cleaning we (or they or we all?) should do when with what possible (unknowable?) kinds of results that would leave us poorer by how much. This elicited one more revealing comment thread that corroborates the premises I propagandize on RR. Hard to tell from that thread if those commenters understood any of what I said - e.g. the first worthy immediately calls me "asinine on so many levels", and then goes on to demonstrate his own version of it. Still searching for the middle. http://www.rlcrabb.com/history-2/earth-day-2017/
RobertC 817am - So far the "idiots and morons" (including yours truly) have disputed the politicized "climate science" with facts and science-based arguments, to which the disciples of climate hysteria have only been able to respond with calling them "idiots and morons".
Fitting end to Earth Day. Jo Ann and I attended the annual GOP Spring Dinner and fundraiser tonight, and came away with a shareable moment. There a mother reported that her teen-age daughter was part of a youth service group that was asked to volunteer to clean up the mess left over from a local Earth Day demonstration which included a lively 'defense of science' element. Perfect.
It must be desperation time for our FUE, he is lonely and wants to snark with someone. I'm prepared to remove the entire Pelline thread above, or leave it as another record of his droppings. I just want the Pelline Pollution to stop. FYI, the man now has six IP addresses that I've blocked. He keeps getting new ones. Maybe he's on travel. Let's cut that thread now.
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George Rebane We are told that tomorrow 22 April 2017 is again Earth Day, and are advised to celebrate with all manner of activities and observances designed for people of all ages - just google ‘earth day’ and prepare to... Continue reading
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George Rebane While our Left, especially of the academic bent, assiduously works to stunt the English language – e.g. reduce/mangle the information carrying capacity of words – our technologists have been very busy expanding the language and introducing new words... Continue reading
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jons 552pm - Had no idea I've been making bread the "left way" for the last nineteen years. However, I'm told that no commercial bakery yet touches in crust, crumb, and flavor the loaves I pull out of my oven. And in the end, it is the making of it with your own little hands that gives the greatest satisfaction. When it's right, you can feel the dough ball alive as you hold it, no precise measurements are needed.
jons 1115am - Perhaps a smidgen of common ground; I'm also a baker. http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2014/11/ruminations-15nov14.html
joe/jons 719am - I do believe that you and yours, since you are in the ruling class, tend to confuse what you have 'achieved' with what was achieved before and since without your benefit. You remind me of the zealous and perennially optimist tour director on the Titanic pointing out the ship's fine woodwork, excellent cabins, great food, and fastidious service while most are concerned about the water pouring in through the gash in the hull.
UC Berkeley has now cancelled Ann Coulter's speech after she was invited there. It would really be interesting to hear a mid-roader explain how any of these rock ape behaviors in public forums by the Left are equal to how the Right is disposed to hearing leftwing speakers espouse their positions and beliefs. For example, what would a mid-roader predict about the reception of Maxine Waters speaking engagement at Hillsdale College or at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks?
scenes 521pm - I thought that they would announce that investigation right after the inauguration. Wonder why they waited?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Scattershots – 15apr17 at Rebane's Ruminations
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George Rebane [This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 19 April 2017.] California is, and has been for decades where it matters, a one-party state – the state’s legislature has been dominated by the Democratic... Continue reading
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scenes 749am - Not sure what you mean by "instrument language", but I agree that there could be a definite correlation between the number of unassimilated languages and the weight of laws and regs required to enforce a social contract. What intrigued me about your 804pm was the definition of freedom implied. No one living in a social order is totally free; we all live under some behavioral constraints that are explicit (e.g. codified laws) and/or cultural dictates that may be negligible to draconian. A person feels free to the extent that in his normal round he does not bump into such constraints.
Administrivia - I pulled out a couple comments that involved nothing but mudballs between people on BobC's blog and commenters here. For off topic inter-blog mudball fights, please use other venues, preferably your own blog.
Scenes 421pm - How would determine the scale of the "external forces" third dimension? And how would you extract the extent/intensity of such external forces from the respondent seeking to place himself in that political space? Would 'the Debbil made me do it' rate as a high or low external force?
re RoberC's 142pm - Priceless comment! Here we see liberals' ignorance on steroids. The man has no idea about the "already obscene profit margins" of oil companies, and most likely anything else he talks about. Oil companies average profits come in under 7% which are paltry compared to other industries - e.g. pharma (more than double) and soft drink companies (way more higher), and it goes up from there. But this is what our Left has been taught in union schools and facts be damned; like with 'climate change', their sclerotic minds are made up, their debates are over - calcification über alles.
PaulE 949am - No. As long as the guarantee of "affordable" health care (or anything, viz housing) requires government mandated and enforced transfer of wealth, then it becomes an aspect of socialism - an ideology of the Left. I guess when you promote enough such transfers (beyond, say, building highways/bridges and maintaining a military) you will be called a socialist. But what I find interesting is that you asked me this question and not Nevada County's premier Mid-Roader, Mr RL Crabb. You may not have understood my post. I do not claim to know the MR tenets, and I have yet to find a MR who is willing (able?) to spell them out. Becoming/being a MR seems to be an acquired taste and most certainly a proudly worn mantle one drapes on himself.
crabb 711am - Ah Robert, you have forgotten your history. In our revolutionary years the American colonists were divided into pretty much equal thirds in their political attitudes. One third were loyalists wanting to stay under England; one third were patriots wanting independence from England; and one third were middle roaders who didn't care one way or the other. They just wanted peace, not be bothered, and everyone to get along with each other. What gave us our blessed country was that the conflict between the uncompromising extremes was won by the patriots. And they won because they had no alternative, no place to go (as did the loyalists), they had to hang together to make their extreme ideology prevail, or they would hang separately. And you have here demonstrated the sneaking hunch most of us on the Right have had for some time now. As the Left has moved further left, you middle roaders have drifted with them. Even your history is now politically correct.
BillT 743pm - Excellent Mr Tozer! How can we encourage them expand their message and attract more like minded to their cause?
Mr Tozer et al. I don't want to see anybody fading in the stretch here. No matter how hopeless a socialist third party seems, it's up to each one of us to encourage them to form one, because that's a three party system that will warm the cockles of most hearts trading ideas here.
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George Rebane Recently consideration of America’s political landscape has resurfaced in these pages, motivated by Nevada County’s self-declared middle roader RL Bob Crabb who published a powerful condemnation of both the Left and Right upon which I expanded in ‘Oh,... Continue reading
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George Rebane Hearing that strong assertion, the Christian answers joyfully, ‘He is risen indeed!’ For us, Christmas is the promise, and Easter its fulfillment. The summation of all Christianity is Christ’s covenant in the promised transcendence of Man, all concentrated... Continue reading
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George Rebane California’s new gas tax is the latest fraud from Sacramento, and part and parcel of the state’s progressivist plunge. News comes in daily of more companies departing California for greener pastures – Texas and Nevada next door remain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
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fish 1225pm - You're right of course. Not everyone is interested in every topic I present, even though I am interested in readers' thoughts on my post. That's why I invented the Sandbox that was successful beyond my wildest expectations. But the damn thing was also a high maintenance feature of RR. I'm still trying things after all this time, like adding my two cents on important topics readers bring up to the current Ruminations post (e.g. your giving us heads up on Napolitano's rehabilitation, the importance of which seems to have been totally missed by our media). Your thoughts are important.