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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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PaulE 849pm - He is out of his ever lovin' fucking mind. Stay tuned, more posts on the tragedy of US systemic unemployment made worse by the onslaught of uncontrolled low-skilled illegal entrants. Break a leg tomorrow night.
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stevenfrisch 1237pm - Ah yes, when you present a list of of two or more questions, then they become declared and arbitrarily defined propositions. Didn't know that feature of progressive thought. But I do want to point out to the other readers that my question list is intended to show what I would have asked first were I a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
Important to know the value systems in play here - 'liar' is appended to both those who attempt/intend to deceive, and also to those who attempt to fulfill their stated objective and cannot for reasons beyond their control. Hard to have a reasoned discourse with people who misuse the language in such ways.
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fish 829am - Thanks for the link which explains Sen Harris' (and other progressives') MO in Congress. Ideology prescribes justice, justice trumps law, ergo ideology trumps law. Kinda explains how the Left views the operation of our judicial system and Constitution.
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stevenfrisch 600am - Steve, since you refused to clarify, I assume you are referring question #8. It appears that is from where you have cobbled together your misquotes of what you think I said and meant (use full quotes if it’s something that I actually said or wrote, use semi-quotes if you are paraphrasing or referring to a communication that might have been, etc). And #8 along with the other questions are not limited to Trump’s wiretapping charge. Our history of successful communications is not good, so my motivation for answering is not necessarily to convince you, but present a line of reasoning that some others might accept who approached this post with similar concerns. I will expand on this in an update to this post. In any case, an overarching concern here is that you seem to ignore (confuse?) that assertions and propositions are made in declarative statements, and not offered as interrogatives. Another is your tacit positing of my (and others') opposition to conducting "full vigorous and bipartisan investigation(s)" of all these matters. That is not the case; however, it appears that you must need to erect such a strawman to bolster your otherwise dubious line of reasoning. BTW, because scientists and engineers understand the complexities of potential causal chains that beget a given observable (event/phenomenon), they have made some of the world's greatest discoveries by eschewing your simplistic "if there is no evidence there is no reason to assume that the event happened".
Hmmm ... no one acknowledged the 23mar17 update.
scenes 347pm+ - Mr Scenes, in case you have not noticed, this topic now has a dedicated thread under a post 'Questioins ...' that lays the ground work for it. Your excellent pick up on Nunes' report to the WH should be repeated there.
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Apparently this comment of mine in the last sandbox got no traction - perhaps it is more apropos here. "So it seems that the Dems openly colluding with Mexico to promote Hillary's election were not committing treason. And none of these high-minded leftists took umbrage at Mexico's influence on the election when they appealed to our Hispanics both directly and through their American front organizations La Raza and MALDEF."
stevenfrisch 1023am - "when did conservative Americans become the modern equivalents of Alger Hiss?" Now there's a logical train wreck; posit out of whole cloth that 'conservative Americans are the modern equivalent of Alger Hiss', and then ask when did that come about? That question maps one-to-one with 'Are you still beating your wife?' Marvelous. And then where do you ascribe your second logical fallacy to me? To which of my points do your refer?
stevenfrisch 803am - How do you draw any of those conclusions from my posted commentary which is ideologically neutral and intended to lay the basis for subsequent detailed questioning involving specific events? Is it another case of 'I know what he was really thinking'?
[This is the appended transcript of my regular KVMR commentary broadcast on 22 March 2017.] George Rebane This week FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about ongoing investigations concerning Russia influencing last year’s election, and the alleged ‘wiretapping’ of... Continue reading
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Walt 258pm - Good pick-up Mr Branson. This recent UCSD discovery may tie in neatly as the causal basis for what has been seen in MRI scans of liberal vs non-liberal brains as I reported here some years back. http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2012/03/-the-liberal-mind-yes-virginia-we-really-are-different.html#more
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So it seems that the Dems openly colluding with Mexico to promote Hillary's election were not committing treason. And none of these high-minded leftists took umbrage at Mexico's influence on the election when they appealed to our Hispanics both directly and through their American front organizations La Raza and MALDEF.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox – 21mar17 at Rebane's Ruminations
[It pained me to read that legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano was suspended by Fox News, and I hope that he will soon be reinstated. But I take heart that FN is an outlet that allows its senior correspondents to... Continue reading
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ToddJ 729pm - Didn't see the FUE's predictable reaction, but did read your column. Good piece, and post it on your blog. Here's the link for RR readers - http://www.theunion.com/opinion/columns/todd-juvinall-liberals-experiencing-trump-derangement-syndrome/
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PaulE 1249pm - You're right Paul, I misread the order of the approval numbers. Both started at 45 with the approval dropping to 39 and the disapproval going up to 55. But my point still stands about the actual changes compared to your breathless reports of apparent catastrophic changes.
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PaulE 1156am - So all this hyperventilating multiple times daily comes to Trump's approval having gone down from 55% to 45% during his time in office, with no mention from you that concurrently his approval has gone up from 39% to 45%. And that is it??! that is the horrendous plunge that you have been ballyhooing in these pages all these weeks??!! (months actually, since you started way before the inauguration). Do you have any advice for how a reader of your gleeful denigrations would properly estimate Trump's current standing in the dis/approval poll? With no numbers, until now, I submit that a reasonable interpretation of your non-numerical reports would have one conclude that Trump's approval rating would now be around the 3% level. I don't know, maybe you journalists have a different take on how people interpret what you report.
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BillT 535am - Good catch on the Norway crime rate story Mr Tozer. What simply passes my understanding is the social IQ of people like the quoted Norwegian professor who blames Norwegian women for inciting their own rapes because they have not conformed to the mores and values of the arriving Muslims and changed how they dress in their "new multi-cultural" environment. Can anyone suggest a better description than 'butt stupid' which definitely no longer serves in the present case?
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PaulE 1130am - The limit to "Trump's slide" is zero. And you have been telling one and all that Trump's rush to the bottom has been going on now from when? the election, swearing in, nomination, ...?? With what you report, what has kept him from hitting bottom a long time ago?
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russ 854pm - if I recall correctly, the 3% figure quoted on FN was the average actually making up the MoW budgets when what was left over from the block grants was dribbled down to them. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445878/meals-wheels-trump-budget-media-misleads-funding-cuts-kill-program
Scenes 608pm - "Well covered" is not the point. In a post's comment stream there is a difference between crediting local primacy which makes the subsequent conversation cohesive, vs making entries as if these were the introduction/revelation of the issues into the current conversation (which makes all the ignored previous contributors on the point look and feel like potted plants). Here the 3% fed's Meals on Wheels contribution is the salient counterpoint that destroys the Dems' assault that Trump's budget will starve people, and that counterpoint makes the lesser arguments moot. Yet the media (including FN) continue to miss it, and apparently so do RR readers since no one here has picked up on it.
Well, I guess no one here picked up on the 3% fed contribution of Meals on Wheels in my post. Makes one wonder.
TerriH 239pm - Good to hear from you Terri. We should chew some food and talk about 'Breaking Bread' redux.
PaulE 1138am - Paul, nowhere do I claim the "blue movement" in NC or elsewhere to be illegitimate - it is indeed real, and that is scary to those of us who consider ourselves to be 'classical Americans' (textualists, strict constructionists, ...). Engaging any of them in a reasonable conversation is impossible because their knowledge is only slogan-deep, and their ability to reason almost totally absent. The overwhelming response from any of them is that 30 seconds into the conversation will see them quickly scuttle back into their slogan rabbit hole. Don't know what to do, save distance myself from such insanity.
This morning NPR news played some audio from other Republicans' town halls across the country and reported that they were all swamped by Leftists who replicated the disruptive yelling and chanting while waving their red/green little placards. At one town hall the Republican MoC countered, "I understand why you are all so frustrated; it's because you don't know how to listen." re ToddJ's 1015am - Are the country's Joe Coyotes cynically lying about the 'spontaneity' of the leftwing's attendance, or are they just plain stupid?