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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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Dear Readers - The Sandbox is a perfect venue for your comments that have been "moderated" (censored?) elsewhere. In posting them here, it would help if you used an informative header like - *** 29jul14 comment moderated on (name of blog) *** This would allow them to stand out in the comment stream, give their currency, and identify where initially posted. Thanks.
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re GeorgeB 200pm - As a shared attribute, LOP may also/instead be populated by those who like to live in a 'just so' neighborhood that they seek to maintain through explicit rules (since behavioral constraints imposed by a common culture no longer serve in 21st century America). But it doesn't have to be a right/left appeal to understand their (presumably) thick rulebook. Folks of the Left, seeking to build ever more comprehensive collectives, have demonstrated how thick they can make the books containing rules to their own liking. As long as all who move to LOP do so with full understanding of the CC&Rs and their application, then there should be no grousing that spills over the bounds of LOP. And yes, conservatives should indeed practice what they preach, joined, of course, by others of different stripes.
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George Rebane That is the title of a major piece in the 23jul14 NYT by “education journalist” Elizabeth Green of chalkbeat.org that one of my east coast correspondents pointed out. In it she highlights the record of American students and... Continue reading
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BillT 547pm - agreed Mr Tozer. But were it only a 20 mile walk.
About the Pennsylvania psychiatric clinic, I draw your attention to the 26jul14 update at http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2014/07/more-central-planners-outrage.html
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Abandonment of common sense and clear thinking comes with bureaucracy - and the bigger the bureaucracy, the harder it is to find such sense and thinking in its organization. But that is an indelible trait that accrues to all big organizations no matter their ideology, social aims, or commercial objectives.
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re BillT 939am - I think RR was one of the first to see the beneficial possibilities of a Romney 2016 run. http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2014/01/ruminations-8jan2014.html And here are some thoughts on the matter from the Beeb. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28155572
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Can Putin Survive? is republished with permission of Stratfor. Here is a piece worth reading as we all digest the geo-political chaos that has flummoxed our chief community organizer - or was that fundraiser?
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RussS 204pm - agree that today imagining is completely optional, and needed only by those who keep their eyes tightly shut. But unfortunately the Emperor didn't simply go fundraising. He has lashed the wheel and set the course that will take our ship of state onto the clearly visible shoals, and is now busy raising monies for additional fuel for the engines to speed us there sooner - were it but 'simply fundraising'.
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George Rebane Google has announced the launch of its Baseline Study – a “moonshot” research effort to obtain the quantitative description of a healthy human body along with early precursors to the likelihood of eventual dreaded diseases. They’ll do this... Continue reading
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Just saw 'America'. It is a well done telling of the story from both the America Haters and Lovers side - although I thought that he really bent over backwards to tell the Hater side with first person interviews, historical film clips, and an overflow of direct quotes. The movie contains about the first half of his book of the same name. The second half goes into more detail on the history and 'theories' of governance. I can recommend both the film and the book to RR readers of all stripes.
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JoeK 1019am - The uniform panning of the movie was on a Sierra Cinemas page for 'America'. But just google movie reviews for the movie to see how it is being received by the Left. It is not farfetched to report that in our polarized country the Left will pan a movie that reports the Right's view of US history and its role in the world. And yes, it's good of you to grasp that one of the main themes of RR is to remind readers of how the stratagems of central planners impact our lives. However, as the record here shows, the Left does not get blamed for "everything" that is wrong with our governance - Republicans are also frequent targets when they stray from the Founders' Principles and the Bastiat Triangle of Rights. Your job is to convince readers of the benefits of socialism and how it will not destroy America.
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RussS 952am - And this is just a smidgeon of the future that progressives are building for us with every new tax, fee, law, regulation, ... . What's the definition of evil?
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KeenO 400pm - A very keen and scary observation. Thanks for passing it on.
[Apologies for my recent silence. We were doing a little trailering with friends in the future State of Jefferson during the past week ;-) When SoJ comes to pass, one of the first orders of business is to spread broadband... Continue reading
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On travel; connectivity iffy.
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
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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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