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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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[More school killings, this time with a revolver and a shotgun - no semi-autos in sight, yet the killings continue. When do we come to a national conclusion that it is the shooters we should do better at identifying and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane Last week, White House aide Kelly Sadler said McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination to be the next CIA Director didn't matter because he’s “dying anyway." Ms Sadler’s comment was made during a private, closed door planning session... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 433pm - As a private corporation, does Fox News have the right to select what it broadcasts?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 10may18 at Rebane's Ruminations
M. 642am - what does "diplomatic giveaway of Jerusalem" mean anyway, besides what is this comment doing under 'solar panels'???
In this comment stream, it is important to recall that only discretionary wealth in a society is or ever has been used to implement 'green policies'. Those societies not able to create such wealth continue pollute at levels that reflect their economic deficits. That is why autocratic governments create and preside over dirty countries; it is in their nature to kill the geese that lay the golden eggs. This is a truth that passeth the understanding of all collectivists - they just simply cannot comprehend it.
George Rebane Intrepid left-of-center columnist George Boardman is one of our county’s recognized students of the human condition who regularly shares his observations and interpretations in the op-ed pages of The Union. RR is proud to also number him among... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
ScottO 552pm - Spot on, of course. But it's of continuing interest how the liberal mind comes to perceive and assign causality.
jons 1122am - my guess is that your news sources never even mentioned this new edict coming down. Haven't a clue on "who" will do the CA Energy Commission's prescribed annual inspections, but it will no doubt involve setting up new 'renewable energy agencies' at county levels and hiring new govt workers who get full pension benefits. I'm willing to bet the ranch that this solar panel gig is just the next in a long growing list of green mandates that will continue making homes more expensive, less available, and reduce private property ownership. Most people understand the de facto definition of ownership - you own something ONLY to the extent that you can dispose of it as you will.
Administrivia - Rescued some comments from the Spam Folder. Didn't hear any complaints about their unjust confinement.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2018 on Sandbox - 10may18 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane California’s collectivist calamites just keep rolling in. The latest in the works is the Great Solar Panel Sidestep – a new government mandated, contractor supported dance that will push low cost housing, now already out of reach, even... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Rebane's Ruminations
Russ 1135am - Thanks for posting this myth buster.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2018 on Sandbox - 10may18 at Rebane's Ruminations
RR has been identifying these 'Democrats' as thinly veiled communists for years. Now they are dropping the veil as they call us all to follow their lead into totalitarianism. What is truly remarkable to watch are the denials dutifully delivered by their local lackeys.
scenes 304pm - Thank you Mr Scenes, I've posted your excellent link as an update above.
PaulE 115pm - Only to you Paul, only to you.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2018 on Sandbox - 10may18 at Rebane's Ruminations
"A rose/skunk by any other name would smell as sweet/foul", Wm Shakespeare expanded. George Rebane Watching the recent California gubernatorial candidates’ debate, it again became clear that the labels we both carefully, and sometimes carelessly, attach to important issues determine... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 936am - It was just to push your button, and now consider it pushed.
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PaulE 916pm - Nice try Paul. But I do believe that you've done much better in the past. On the obverse side, don't you think it might be a more profitable reflection on you if every once in a while you'd give up your obviously pervasive interest in the scurrilous topics about politicians' behaviors that more appropriately belong on the front pages of tabloids featured in supermarket checkout lines? There are plenty of serious matters posted in these pages that should interest and invite illumination from a man who wears one of the few 'News Director' mantles in our community.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2018 on Sandbox - 10may18 at Rebane's Ruminations
MarillynL 745am - Ms Lock, every time you post something in these comment streams, it once again displays how lightly and asymmetrically read you are. There is no "anti-leftist pogrom" going on in the land, and none is being 'ginned up' by the Right. But anyone with sixth grade reading skills and a bit wider purview of history knows that exactly the opposite is going on, and has been now for several decades - one need only look at the freedom-suppressing public policies that are now cemented into our laws and regulations, and the daily anti-conservative McCarthy coverage going on in our news and entertainment media. By all metrics available, our educational system is in the toilet, flushed there again by decades of ideologically immersed, incompetent, union led, leftwing teachers. It is you of the Left who constantly throttle back free speech, enterprise, and immediately hoist anything you perceive politically incorrect into the dock in the court of public opinion. And you, of course, most assiduously practice the Alinsky doctrine of first and foremost accusing the other side of the things that are fundamental to you and yours. Give some examples of what you consider "an anti-leftist pogrom reminiscent of the good ol McCarthy anti-commie era."
For those concerned with truth and reality, I am reminded that what our senses tell of reality is already a synthetic map which then gets interpreted and embedded into our consciousness by processors that have intrinsically been bent out of shape by life's experiences which we have a hard time knitting into one coherent and manageable whole. Fear not AI, it may even turn out to be the corrective lens to our existence.
[We kinda skipped over the initiative to let California's illegal aliens hold seats on state boards and commissions. And none of the Left have answered the concern about what will become of America if everyone who presents themselves at our... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Rebane's Ruminations
If, while Trump was president, Cohen peddled his 'Trump insights' without Trump's approval, then I think that is unethical. With Trump's approval, The Donald should have negotiated a cut for himself ;-)
Toggle Commented May 10, 2018 on Sandbox - 4may2018 at Rebane's Ruminations
MarillynL 1203pm - You might explain to us why the news site and Yale so emphasized the race of the two students in the 'sleeping incident'. There was no mention in the article about whether sleeping at night in a students' common area was permitted or not. If not, then the reporting student was attempting to enforce university rules; if permitted, then she was just being a busybody asshole. But sadly I do understand how you and yours, following your forebears of the 1930s, see everything through race-colored glasses - identity politics über alles.
Re 'math teaching standards' - I cited the material presented by Evers and Wurman.
George Rebane In these pages we have long lamented California’s adoption of the Common Core curriculum standards, especially in the teaching of math in K-12. H/T to longtime RR reader and discussant Greg Goodknight, who points us to an important... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 557pm - This may come as a complete shock to you, but just because I "admire" someone does not mean that I then am obliged to think and agree in lockstep with that person. Is that the norm with you?
Toggle Commented May 10, 2018 on Sandbox - 4may2018 at Rebane's Ruminations