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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 Cindy Hren, local student and purveyor of things constitutional, published a refresher on the form of our government in the 17feb17 Union (here and here). Then as if by clockwork, several embarrassingly (but not to them) ignorant progressives... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
[We just returned from a visit to the east coast upon which I will report shortly. Apologies for the sand getting a little putrid with all the internecine tete-a-tetes going after each other's morals, character, mental acumen, aboriginal ethnicities, and... Continue reading
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Does anyone else notice that some of our commenters seldom/never give their own developed opinions on issues, but merely cite what someone else has said/written? And then there are those who limit their discourse to quoting polls without ever connecting those dots to anything material, as if the polls were simply the alfa and omega of the matter.
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DonB 116pm - and to think that some local lefties still contend that the 'double dummy' appellation is inappropriate for this generation of America's youth. The begged question remains, 'What then do they know?'
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ScottO 1214pm - We need to be reminded of this important distinction time and again, for the progressive mind has no means of retaining it. RR has been educating readers to the fallacy of Nazis not being collectivists (socialists). Here is a record of one of these debates with a leading local leftie. http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2010/11/the-latest-volley-from-the-local-left.html As can be seen, among other things he is totally ignorant of how the Nazis under Hitler totally (i.e. constructively) owned the means of Germany's production. Hitler was smart enough to leave the factory owners and managers in charge of operations, and did not make them destitute as did Stalin and the communists. (This also played well in the western press where Adolph wanted to be seen as a reasonable reformer of Germany's devastated economy.) A most authoritative citation for this is Konrad Heiden's 'Der Fuehrer' (1944).
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fish 1058am - An excellent recollection. With the passage of time the pain of it all has given rise to a significant reconsideration - Americans were concerned (vernacular: gave a shit) then, as they are now. And as said a Chinese sage of long ago - 'Pain makes a man think, thinking makes a man wise, wisdom makes life bearable.' I presume that this also applies to women. Further testing will no doubt confirm this ;-)
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Recall last year how our leftwing readers strongly denied that Benghazi was significant to Hillary's candidacy? The rest of us claimed that failure was a material indicator of her overall incompetency as a leader. Well, now Hillary tells it like it was - Benghazi mattered a lot. Not sure she's yet ready to admit the incompetency assessment ;-) http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/13/clinton-laments-how-benghazi-tragedy-hurt-her-politically.html
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RobertC 937am - The Kochs' share comes to about $62K/yr; hardly an amount to keep the organization going for all those years. Your use of "denier" identifies people whose skepticism of preventable man-made global warming rests on science-based arguments verifiable by those with sufficient smarts. The climate hysteria is abetted primarily by politically motivated ad hominems and citations of 'consensus science'. MichaelK 955am - Didn't mean to imply that any of the rest of us were ashamed of our skins' melanin content. Yet that doesn't mean that we are not also ashamed of the FUE's paucity of melanin. On this occasion, let us stand with him. ;-)
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MichaelK 915am - Then is this possibly an occasion with which we agree and share in his shame?
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George Rebane [This is the addended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 13 September 2017.] Selectively celebrated and nationally prominent attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz has become a familiar advocate of divers, sometimes conflicting, causes over the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Rebane's Ruminations
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Russ 850pm - unabashed sleaze to the max. We are so divided that more than half of Californians think nothing of such actions by government, the remainder see it as more evidence against encroaching leviathan.
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re MichaelK 541pm - My other take on your interpretation is that when you assume high institutional office of any kind (doubly so for government electeds), you forgo the ability to mix and match your voice between public and private. The public always takes your words as emanating from the power and glory of your office. Once a sitting MOC, you are never introduced as Mr/Ms, but always with the salutation of your office. And therefore you are expected to speak with that voice. I know it's a bitch, but once in, you don't get to play both sides of the street any more.
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[Hillary's book - What Happened? - published today. We're going on a short jaunt to a reunion of my old Army outfit, where we again renew ties with all those young lieutenants and captains, and our young pretty and perky... Continue reading
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Gregory 946am - Couldn't have said it better myself; well said.
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GeorgeB 1003am - I didn't respond because I didn't know whether you were really serious about asking for examples of non-fake news articles. Don't you think that they abound in the media, even in the lamestream? Granted, that most news stories are ideologically slanted in their wordsmithing, but as I pointed out in 'Fake News Defined', that doesn't qualify them as 'fake news'. What I'm waiting for is your critical review and comments on my offered definition of fake news, now that would be valuable for our readers. http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2017/09/fake-news-defined.html
Gregory 848am - I didn't know that ;-)
re fish 742am - It is literally hard to conceive that college students today are so immature and have so much time on their hands that they have time to 'misbehave' in class and on campus. What subjects are they studying that allow them so much time away from their papers, books, and notes?
bunbun 1034am - ad hominems don't count, and neither do fees charged by private businesses. But what does count are the additional fees and limited facilities provided by a city government that already charges its citizens the highest city taxes, levies, and fees in the land. As a socialist governed municipality, the city already does its best to control the personal lives and habits of its residents - apparently tennis is not high on that list of condoned activities for the home of the US Open from which the city annually reaps a mighty pound of flesh.
BunBun 907am - Not at all; you again misunderstand. That little addition was just one more example of the approaching 'workers' paradise' that you and yours are fashioning for us in Democrat run cities across the country. It was nothing more than a reminder of how assiduously you all are working to fundamentally transform America. We leave such picket line issues to the professional progressive protesters bussed in and paid for wherever they are needed.
Walt 139pm - It looks like somewhere along the line Google's 'Do no evil' had the 'no' photoshopped out.
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RobertC 1212pm - Well, your counsel about does away with all social criticism today. I'm sure I don't understand how Alivisatos' memo, and other communications like that in academe, can be characterized as an "attempt to throw water on the fire" - perhaps you could explain that. But it is clear to most of the country how such examples of coddling in extremis do foment the intolerance emanating from the so-coddled Left that explodes into violence, as dutifully solicited and prescribed in publications like the 'Antifa Manual'. It is people like Alivisatos who characterize the other side as being naturally so hateful, racist, exclusionary, xx-phobic, ... as to cause the massive damage to tender psyches that today requires these be addressed through the extremes of prophylactics ranging from thuggery in the streets to assuming the fetal position in an institutionally provided secure and padded redoubt.
Bun 734am - A more careful read is suggested for our progressive readers. You didn't comprehend which few courts in a city of 8M are available where you can play for the amounts you claim, and what other payments and prelims are required before you can play anywhere in NYC's public courts. Please cite your reference.
BillT 406pm - Correctamundo Mr Tozer, it is the politically biased news (viz fake news) that is most prevalent from the media, both Right and Left. According to my lights, that's acceptable as long as the audience understands the way which the broadcaster is leaning. The claims of being 'unbiased' made by some outlets have a distinct odor to them. It's the nebbishes who consume news, thinking they have discovered an unbiased source who are misled the most.
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George Rebane This Thursday conservative commentator Ben Shapiro is scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley. To gird the fragile ideological loins of its student body, that campus’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Paul Alivisatos has published this memo for the... Continue reading
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Russ 1027am - Thanks Russ. Google is now a fully-dyed corporatist entity, and, of course, leans toward the political side that has historically strongly promoted a big government that makes corporatism such a profitable endeavor. They are firmly in the Dems' corner and will stay there as long as leviathan has the ability to conduct pay-for-play. Their slogan "Do no evil" is now pure unvarnished horseshit broadcast for feather-head consumption. And the Dems play their part by advising everyone not to look behind the curtain and keep their eye on the Rupubs, that, as everyone knows, is the party of business interests, not stopping to think 'then why are they the party of small government?' Here's more - http://www.businessinsider.com/when-google-said-dont-be-evil-this-is-what-it-meant-2011-8
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