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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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Gregory 232pm - Well, that may explain the number.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 30oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Gregory 1241pm - Such multiple hits are always 'filtered out' from the prime hit to the intended URL. That has been done for over fifteen years now; no advertiser would accept such secondary 'hits' in the eyeball count that determines what he pays from the rate card. Purposefully adding the responses of the secondary URLs needed to compose the remainder of the target page is simply fraud, and the service counting such hits would be culpable should the advertiser sue.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 30oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
More news on Supervisor TerryL indicates that all should hold back consuming and contributing to the rumor mill. We hear from various sources (YubaNet, Denver Post, etc) that the number of alleged illicit browsing visits exceeded 6,750 in one week. That sure sounds like some planted malware in operation on the supervisor's computer. At the least, this does appear that not all those visits could have been his. Let's continue to keep the cool.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 30oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
[The last sandbox got a little putrid as it filled up. Let's see if this one can avoid that taint. gjr] Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Rebane's Ruminations
Does anyone know why Jeff Pelline has to come over here to puff himself up when he is the "editor" of his own blog? This is especially puzzling since he claims to be the celebrated liberal journalist of the northern foothills recognized by the region's major newspapers. Not a Bee subscriber, I wonder what kind of a picture he paints of Nevada County. I do understand that he may be lonely, and shouting your dressed up platitudes into the empty dark returns only distant echoes. But dear readers do recognize this, since his most recent arrival he has captured the conversation here. No matter its tone or tenor, he must find such an exchange an invigorating welcome. How's the taste in everyone's mouth? Russ 808am - As you know, I had the identical experience with the Bee, and still get emails inviting me to come back into the fold - for what?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
JeffPelline 629pm - On RR when you respond, make it unambiguous. Use a moniker like 'GeorgeR' or 'GeorgeB' or better yet, time tag the comment you are responding to so the reader doesn't have to memorize the content of countless comments and comment threads here to understand who you're talking to. Perhaps you have developed your habit on blogs with only a handful of comments where it's hard to be ambiguous. Capice?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
JeffPelline 456pm - Pray, where did I ever write that???? More of your crack investigative journalism? (This is another matchless revelation of what that man's career has been like. Readers should note that he used a direct quote. What does this say about the fabrications in his own writings?) ToddJ 800am - Good words that we should all abide by until at least until TerryL is charged with something. Terry has build up an account as a gentleman in this community, and he deserves the benefit of that. I have been as critical as anyone about his public policies, but never to impugn him as a good human being. Let's show some class and keep the rumor mill and innuendos at a low. Thanks.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
Yesterday morning Jo Ann, our puppy Puna, and I attended the placement of the new KVMR tower on Spring Street. It was a festive community gathering with a country music band playing appropriate tunes and about 100 neighbors all witnessing the installation of Nevada City's new landmark. Lots of chatting with station manager David Levin, KVMR board member Mike Young, and all the usual people we all know living in a small community. We brought our folding chairs and puppy bed, and had the best (only?) seats in the 'house' to view the goings on. Jo Ann took a lot of pictures which I'm too lazy to post, especially since Mr Pelline has a very nice one on his blog.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
George Rebane There’s a major and potentially harmful debate about the function and effect of quarantine in securing America against the ingress and spread of Ebola. It all spins around a significant misunderstanding of duty and volunteerism, primarily suffered by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
LarryW 1048pm - Excellent points Brother Wirth, and ones considered. It was the 'pain in the ass' factor that carried the decision. I want RR to also be enjoyable.
RussS 620pm - We saw that this afternoon on the Union website. That is very much of a surprise to me. I know TerryL, and he has always struck me as the mild-mannered guy who would be the last to do anything wrong. But none should rush to judgment prematurely; he has been charged with nothing. Re leftwing journalists - some things a scoopable, and others are definitely not scoopable. I leave it the readers to decide which are which.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 229pm - As stated before, I prefer that such non-relevant descriptors be saved for self-deprecation purposes and not cast upon others. fish 245pm - Well Mr fish, let's proceed on a case by case basis ;-)
fish 1201pm - I'm not sure if you're referring to your past sins, or are telling me that you will not be able to control yourself in the future ;-)
Walt 950am - Good pick up; this announcement has also been going on in the emails. What we now witness is the crickets' response from the Left to this and the accounting of who on which side gave how much. My guess is that, ignoring reality, they will continue accusing the Right of being the major money side in politics as they have for decades. But then what else is new?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
re fish 351pm - Ben, I am heartfelt sorry to hear of your battle with cancer. My prayers are for your recovery and re-entry into the good fight that we have had on society and its governance. Please get well.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Sandbox - 25oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
SteveF, how come every time you come on RR riding your high horse you invariably wind up calling people nasty names before you depart assuring everyone that you'll never return? Is there no liberal intellect out there with a civil tongue?
PaulE 251pm - Simply put, there's a difference between 1) a list of explicit belief tenets that can be used to assess/predict how their holder behaves in a certain (here political) environment, and 2) the process of abstracting such a list over time by observing the individual act out what presumably are his beliefs. The former allows the powerful, time saving, and utilitarian process of deduction, the latter requires the much more uncertain and lengthy process of inducing such tenets. The inductive process in politics is definitely of less use because it is simply another version of the reprehensible Pelosi Principle. In this case, we have to elect the sumbich before we can tell what he believes in. So citing names of politicians that in some indefinite way conform to an undefined label, and attempting to thus define the label will definitely not serve. I thought my 1207pm "rhetoric" made this clear; anyway, I hope this helps.
Gregory 1052pm – Actually, the record here shows that I’ve given all the quarter available to left-liberals on the same issue over the years. And I’ve done that because I am not yet resolved on money in politics (as I wasn’t on the legalization of drugs). I hope to resolve my position on it, and do solicit readers’ opinions and reasoning on the matter – then I’ll do a piece on it and everybody can take their shots at me. Here’s a list of people I havn’t gone after – But re D’S – My main conundrum about the First Amendment and political contributions lies in that 1) such contributions are a matter of free speech, and 2) a free speaker has privacy rights, not all of his speech must be made public. In the political arena, I put the onus of the flow of political monies on the receiving politician. There I have long held that it is the duty of the politician to tell his constituents what funds he receives from whom (and perhaps even for what they are/were used) during his campaign. The voters have a ‘right’ to know who else is backing and how they are backing a candidate they are considering. But the source of that information should be forthcoming from the candidate. Now, I know that this isn’t a perfect solution because money can be made follow circuitous source-hiding paths. But that’s up to the opponents, the press, and election consulting firms specializing in such revelations to dig up. In other words I do consider that ‘laundering’ campaign monies has different moral implications for non-candidate contributors than for receiving politicians. That’s why I haven’t gone after either the Soroses and Kochs and Steyners and … . Citing their contributions and recipients is not an attack on their right to use their money as free political speech. So, in many ways I consider the current campaign financing laws somewhat perverse. But be that as it may, D’S did violate existing law and was duly sentenced. My main gripe with the liberal power brokers is that their real target was D’S himself as an effective thinker, media producer, and speaker for conservative ideas and causes. That is the free speech what they wanted to silence. Given the sums involved, they couldn’t care less. And it’s the way that they have effected their true intent that gets my goat. They accepted the first sentence, misjudging that D’S would still be making effective speeches and giving interviews, until the Kelly File affair. Then in a panic they revealed the true influence they have in subrogating our justice system by going back and getting their judge to tighten the screws on D’S’s sentence. BTW, I would be interested in knowing how you think that D’S dissed Hitchens.
russ 439pm - thought I said that ;-)
George Rebane Conservative intellect and commentator Dinesh D’Souza was convicted of a campaign violation that is laughably minor compared to ones that have been committed more numerously by liberals in similar circumstances. Predictably, the liberals have had their wrists slapped... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
Administrivia - the 25oct14 sandbox is now open for business.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Sandbox - 21oct14 at Rebane's Ruminations
[Not inviting its continuance here, but I also call your attention to the rather voluminous, detailed, and ongoing Measure S debate between Ms Patricia Smith and Mr Don Bessee at 'Measure S, As It Is'. On that issue the dust... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rebane's Ruminations
PaulE 1220pm - and while you're considering Mr fish's 1241pm, could you please review my 1207pm. It seems you either didn't read or understand it, or simply disregarded it.
John 1117am - Pray, expand on what such a teacher of economics would tell us. PaulE 1150am - Citing Brian Dahle as a rather opaque repository of middle ground tenets, tenets that must be variously abstracted over time through his actions in the Assembly, does not serve. If you have a more clear vision of what middle ground tenets Dahle has and puts into practice, please share them with us. fish 1107am - That could well have been. But we note that my 1229pm (about the VP) and 236pm (about the causal sequence) responses were totally ignored by our drive-by mentor who resides on the progressives' peak of all that is good and true.
RLCrabb 808am - Bob, my contention has been that there is no middle ground in sight - an important distinction since many of us, including me, may be nearsighted and simply not smart enough to see workable solutions short of fragmentation of states (not necessarily a sustainable solution), or some form of the Great Divide. But since you are a longtime celebrated resident of the middle, perhaps you could outline a way forward that is visible from your unique vantage (the Rodney King nostrum will not serve here).