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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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Ozz 1032am - I don't think you understand why we voted for Reagan (after Jimmie Carter). And we didn't vote for Trump because he had a rightwing resume - he didn't. Both men won because they promised to change the direction of the country under their predecessors. Carter was a dispirited American defeatist of the Jerry Brown school who came closest to inviting the USSR to start WW3 - Reagan remedied that. Obama, ..., well, we've done Obama in these pages, and it's hard to know where to start with that smooth talking know-nothing transformer. Trump promised to change that, and to a large extent he has. But the collectivist cancer that Obama introduced is yet to be excised, and there is no guarantee that the surgery will be performed.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Sandbox - 20mar19 at Rebane's Ruminations
[The Dems want to bump up SCOTUS membership so that they can also have a majority in that branch of government, and do away with the Electoral College to "make every vote count", and give the Hormonal Hordes with WIP... Continue reading
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PaulE, it would really be neat if you would take an interest and give a substantive critique of any of Trump's policies that have made most Americans happy that we're out of the Obama doldrums. The stuff you like to discuss about our President can at best be described as exercising your prurient interests. Demonstrate that it isn't so.
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PaulE, you may have forgotten that over the years it is I and people like me who advocate a 'license to vote' - there is no claim that this is a constitutional requirement (where did you get that from?). I'm just not in favor of the ignorant emotionally and psychologically compliant double dummies voting - it's a personal preference. But I'm not asking anyone to go through what the Rebanes and other like us did not have to demonstrate in order to become citizens and vote. https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2012/12/who-should-not-vote.html https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2011/09/who-can-work-who-may-vote.html
Now I have no idea how even a leftwinger like Mr Ozz can hide from news blaring daily from the Left stating again and again that their aim is to do away with capitalism (and its corollary free markets) and replace it with any of a dozen forms of collectivism. And that man cannot see any of this phenomenon taking place across the land. He instead blames Prez Trump for all the nation's ills during a time when its economy has not been this good for decades. But make no mistake, Trump is not an established free marketeer, and has no blind following on this blog. The man is an opportunistic corporatist, but he's the best we currently have for upsetting Washington's apple cart in a way that doesn't destroy the nation's ability to create wealth through free people practicing entrepreneurship. If he ever fucks up doing that, I wager that RR's conservetarian readers will be the first throw his butt under the bus.
In the turnover of nations/kingdoms over the millennia, most by far have fallen and transformed as a result of internal strife. The sweeping armies of empires (Dorian invasions, Alexander, Rome, Napoleon, ...) were few and far between. America is destined for a Great Divide that is already going through its birthpains as the Left seeks replace a market-driven capitalist republic with a socialist state run by central planners and controllers - its name does not matter since it will not relate to its new form of governance. And that can only be achieved by enlarging the voter population with the young, the ignorant, the illegals to establish a pure one-party 'democracy' as a way-station to totalitarian rule. California is showing the way, and now needs federal succor to survive and spread its disease nation wide. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-costs-of-californias-one-party-state-11552940114
BarryP 627am - sure, at least that part of it.
BarryP 840pm - Of course, you and I would agree to that, and I'm record on that for years. A shared culture (which includes values) can be totally race-independent. We of many races in America have demonstrated that. But it seems to me that Tarrant does not make such a distinction, he really takes the white European race/culture/values as an inseparable entity to be preserved at all cost. In the US our base of commonly shared culture (that includes values) has been declining for the last 40 years. But it's even worse than that when we have abandoned our common history, ability to similarly interpret facts, and reason with different logical bases. We have left no common ground on which to meet in order to even consider a reunion.
PaulE 737pm - Excellent question. We test and retest drivers when they renew their licenses; we test gun owners when they apply for a CCW permit. This can also be done with voters who qualify for a voting permit - they will renew their permit every few years with a test of minimal knowledge about government and governance, with perhaps some major current issue thrown in. My preference is that the state would administer the test just as they do in the DMV.
“Conservatism is corporatism in disguise. I want no part of it. … The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China. … Conservatism is dead, thank God.” Australian Brenton Tarrant, NZ... Continue reading
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George Rebane Sen Liz Warren wants to reduce the size of big techs. As we know, big corporations get that way and survive by practicing the fine art of corporatism. That means essentially working with politicians and bureaucrats to buy... Continue reading
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NC Fascist Detector 1127am - You have every right to be an ignoramous, but you have no right to be disrespectful by calling RR the "Nevada County home of White Supremacy", which this blog is definitely not. But you have every right in these pages to make such an assertion AND then support with what argument you claim to have. Absent that, your commenting privileges here are history. And Mr fish, again I had to go find your 'end italics' omission and correct. That's not being nice to anyone - pay attention or give up italics.
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Administrivia - Be advised that I am the only one, the Capo de Majore of RR, who determines its editorial policy. Other commenters may express their opinions about each other and their ideas, but they don't make editorial policy. Those who are afraid of other readers' opinions and assertions on these pages should seek solace, security, and succor elsewhere. And those who intend to speak for me should first consider circumspection. Any worthy here who thinks they can run an open forum better than my humble efforts with RR, is more than welcome to give it a try. For me it will be a relief, and I will gladly direct my readership to that more enlightened site.
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RoberC 'the blind' 838am - you truly are beyond reach. For openers, count the number of debates on issues between the right/left that populate these pages. RR is anything but an echo chamber, because the commenters of opposite ideologies are here instantly to counter what either side presents. And you shouldn't really use concepts like "extreme right wing propaganda", because you have no idea of what it is - i.e. you can't give either a definition or a rule for identifying it, for you its extreme right wing simply because you say it is. So, you want to see an echo chamber, go visit some of the leftwing blogs like the FUE's. And the only reason you and yours are regular visitors to these pages is that it is not an echo chamber.
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Ozz 757am - Actually, he said no such thing - read his 'manifesto'. His reasons for the massacre were much more complex and were formed before Trump. This killer was cooking for a long time before he acted.
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PaulE 357pm - you missed the point Paul; we were talking about re-education camps and who promotes them. And the numbers of dead and incarcerated don't come close. But I can see why you grabbed for those citations - any port in a storm.
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Ozz 205pm - don't know what you're smoking today, but there has NEVER been an incidence of censoring anyone's ideology on RR. This is one of the few places that is NOT an echo chamber. The decade plus visits of leftwing RR commenters attest to this.
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AVman 1111am - ",,,that you ask the question is illuminating..." What really is illuminating is what people of your ilk have done for generations. To add on to Mr Tozer's list of your sins, who was in charge of putting thousands of American citizens in concentration camps during WW1 and WW2 just because their ancestors were from the wrong country. You guys will put people behind bars at the drop of a hat when they don't think or look like you - sometimes you call it 're-education'. The count of millions lost in your re-education camps during the 20th century is unknown. And today the beat goes on in places like Cuba, Venezuela, China, North Korea, ... .
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RobertC 1210pm - "book burning", "concentration camps" ??? where do you guys get that crap from? Is that another one of your solo debates? Show some evidence that people with conservetarian values have ever stifled free speech or sought to persecute their political opponents. The only evidence available is that the collectivists are the only political factions that kill and incarcerate their opponents. People who support smaller governments, open markets, and personal liberties have neither the stomach or time for that shit.
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Ozz 1001am - Interesting. Can you outline some aspects of progressive or socialist ideology that are NOT understood in these pages? BTW, a metric to evaluate understanding something is how well you can predict its behavior. It seems clear from the record that the Right has an extremely good understanding of Left since its predicted behavior has been nailed on every issue. Can that be claimed in the obverse?
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Lest We Forget: A cardinal rule of progressive behavior - they only debate when they can speak for both sides. They need no debate partner, only a target for attribution in their solo performance.
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PaulE 315pm - Sure looks like you're fishing again. Ozz 105pm - Careful there with your "semi-literate" crap. My ideas are fair game, on my own blog I am not.
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re BillT 226pm & my 1248pm - It would appear that now would be an excellent time for the AVMan (1137am) to chime in and support his outlandish assertion, or perhaps offer some words of contrition on the matter.
AVman 1137am - Your ability to keep embarrassing yourself is boundless. Provide some counter evidence that it is the Right that wants non-citizens to vote. The evidence is legion that the Left led by Dems promote legal and illegal alien voting and laws/regs that either eliminate vetting or make vetting of franchised voters more difficult. http://www.msnbc.com/the-cycle/why-everyone-should-be-allowed-vote https://jacobinmag.com/2018/11/noncitizen-voting-undocumented-immigrants-midterm-elections https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-gop-passes-measure-blasting-allowing-non-citizens-vote-local-n913591 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-francisco-oks-voting-for-noncitizens-but-most-are-staying-on-sidelines https://cis.org/Huennekens/Aliens-and-Voter-Fraud https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/undocumented-immigrants-can-vote-in-some-elections-but-ice-could-keep-them-away/?
[“USC, Yale University among colleges sued by Stanford students amid college admissions scandal” (more here and here) Boys and girls, this is going to get big, real big. gjr] Continue reading
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