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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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re PaulE 214pm - RR readers were informed years ago that Chris Wallace is a liberal, and part of the balance that FN delivers with him and Sheppard Smith. No lamestream media dare have conservative anchors, then they wouldn't be lamestream.
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If you want to see what a double-dummy posterchild sounds like in print, then roll an eyeball over this from Umair Haque, our favorite communist vacuum-head. https://eand.co/dear-america-you-need-to-stop-dismissing-fascism-as-mere-racism-12e56501e1bd
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Re Jig 922pm & RockH 808am – My 715pm is taken to task as “bullshit” because Trump took an entire 10 seconds (gasp!) to resume his speech from when a few in the audience started chanting ‘Send her back’, which then grew in the ensuing seconds into the entire hall taking up the chant. And Trump’s delay in confirming that build-up, and THEN seeking to staunch the chant with the resumption of his speech, is prima facie evidence that Trump 1) solicited the chant, and 2) he wants to deport members of the Squad to the countries of their/ancestors’ origin. That he invited them to fix the problems there and then come back to fix America’s problems was somehow overlooked. Nevertheless, these leftwing commenters have again confirmed that the difference is vast in how the two sides of America perceive the world. Here we learn that, in launching a vilification, no matter how few, seconds count.
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For those who actually follow the news, Trump did NOT encourage the 'send them back' chants and stopped them as fast as the resumption of his speech would allow. Those who don't will believe what they will, and they will do nothing to honor the memory of Lord Keynes - 'when new information comes in, I change my mind, what do you do?'
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DonB 500pm - That's a tough call for Bebe. It affects the travel of elected reps of your major ally - hard to deny them entry.
AVman 216pm - you seem to be incapable of connecting your own dots. What does that link have to do with Trump's "racist tweet"??
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Fascism - Another word the meaning of which has been long lost on the Left; it is now used as another one of their multi-purpose undefined pejoratives. https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2018/10/fascism-what-it-is-and-isnt.html
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George Rebane Gold-backed dollar or not? Interesting debate now going on over how to set the value of the dollar which is fiat money but still the world’s leading reserve currency. Gold is pooh-poohed by governments and pundits as just... Continue reading
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jig 555pm - you should have read your links yourself. There is nothing in any of them that contradicts what I attributed to the cause of the shortage. All every one of these reporters write is that there are a lot of people who need more doctors than we have - that's not exactly news (that's called a tautology), and none of them address the causes of shortage in the least. I have made the case for CA's shortage, what's your case?
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ScottO 557pm - valid concerns, but throughout history tech advancement has never waited for all the contingencies of adoption covered and the laws passed before people started using it. We have all shown concerns for everything from atomic power, through new medicines, to now the Singularity. Technology is developed unlawfully - it was ever thus. Fretting has always made no never mind, laws have to catch up later.
Jig 329pm - Jig, you continue to embarrass, I claim no expertise per se. You are welcome to add to your hot air and show me anywhere in this 13-year archive where such expertise is claimed. That or a retraction will be your next post. But re the physician supply. I'm sure you tried to make a point somewhere in there, but I wasn't able to dig it out. Can you say it more simply? For openers, you don't seem to share the definition of 'demand' that is taught in all the economics schools. For you it's something calendar based, or some such. The rest of us base it instead on the notion of shortage.
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Jig 255pm - It appears that with you the requirement to labor the obvious is always withstanding. You socialists have no idea how open markets work. The demand for physicians and healthcare workers is self-evident as the population grows. Their supply is hindered by both regulatory hurdles and price controls that is the specialty of your kind of governance. When you talk about too many old people causing the 'doctor shortage', you're blowing it out from where the sun don't shine.
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George Rebane Elon ‘I’ll try anything new’ Musk just announced a new development in brain-computer communications that was made at Neuralink, his recent investment in man-machine symbiosis. Yes, it will take a while before we can command Alexa or Siri... Continue reading
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[The Secure Act going through Congress will do a significant modification of how you can and must dispose your retirement accounts, and it will also open the door for the gummint to come in and tax a portion of it.... Continue reading
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Jig 641pm - Perhaps it's as you point out, both states have "faux patriotism" and are really embracing socialism like CA. In shithole countries physicians get paid a pittance, and there's always a critical shortage - maybe there's a connection. But if you really want to know about the physician shortage in CA, give this a try - https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/california-doesn-t-have-enough-doctors-to-recruit-them-the/article_de24ccce-16b2-50e9-a1f0-44f1263c029b.html
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DonB 554pm - You think any of our leftists will explain why CA has an overall deficit of physicians?
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RobertC 218pm - "...citizens commit more crimes (per capita) than immigrants." Mr Cross, this will come as a bit of a shock to you, but would you reconsider your statement in the light of two more important "FACTS"? 1) Does your claim stand when your "immigrants" are divided into legal immigrants and illegal aliens? 2) Can you identify the American cohort whose crime stats dominate the quoted aggregate stat for American citizens?
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PaulE 1203pm - Paul, Trump didn't "single them out" any more than has Nancy Pelosi. They have singled themselves out and proudly labeled themselves ("the Squad") as the anti-American phalanx of the Democratic Party. In case your outlets don't report such things, the Democrats are now having quite an intra-mural dust-up. No Dem really knows what to do with them. Only the provocative Left wants to tell the country's light readers that this was a "racist" call out. Are you one of them?
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PaulE 1136am - Paul, what again was "racist" about Trump's screed?? Quotes please.
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PaulE 221pm - Yes, it could be the Eisler book you brought up way back when. But I'm looking for my commentary on it and the extended discussion thread that followed it - can't find it :(
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Jig 425pm - Were your reading skills up to par, you'd have noticed over two years of Trump's foot-in-the-mouth pronouncements taken to task in these pages (the latest in the current Scattershots). Perhaps your more literate cohorts can explain the matter to you. DonB 438pm - I was kinda taken aback by PaulE's intentional misquote when watching the news tonight and seeing the entirety of Hume's commentary. Maybe he got that quote from one of the lamestream outlets he follows, one that would reliably tell such lies day in and out. The same can be said of Trump being misquoted about telling the Squad to 'go back to your country'.
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RobertC 252pm - That indeed is true, and that is why I stated many years ago that my aim was not to change the minds of those who don't even understand my worldview, logic, history, ... (i.e. my ontology). And I do not write for simple minds, life is too short. If my words have any draw, then do a little work and understand how I use them (there I help you by meticulous definitions, my glossary, and my credo). And if they don't, then have a good day. I have little profit in pursuing people who live in other universes. BTW, here's something from the past that may bear on the matter. https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2012/04/why-the-technical-stuff.html#more
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PaulE 152pm - Paul, ref my 136pm, do you remember the 'new economics' you introduced here several years ago for discussion that involved workers owning the businesses at which they worked?
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Jig 128pm - You are now giving a good impersonation of an idiot. It's clear that most, if not all, of the discussion here is not accessible to you. For those similarly afflicted, my assertion that 'no special definitions are required here' made the point that the usual definitions of 'collectivist' and 'communist' suffice. For all others, it's interesting to again note that the Left does not want to define anything, but only use terms that have their own hubristic meanings in ad hoc settings - 'it meant what I now say it meant'. That policy prevents anyone from holding them to account as to who said what. The RR glossary is here to avoid that kind of obfuscation. Light thinkers don't understand that when a writer offers a glossary, he does it to clarify his commentary and not necessarily impose his semantics on the reader. And yes, I come from a specific culture in our society that has always had to maintain a glossary, as in our work we have invented/discovered/developed new things not yet familiar to the mind of Man. Without that communication becomes the cacophony that the Left continues to demonstrate today in the public media with their Alice in Wonderland language.
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BillT 122pm - In addition to your remarks on worker owned businesses, this socio-economic structure was debated thoroughly on RR a few years back when it was introduced by reader and commenter PaulE. The concept had specific name such as 'xx economics' and a internationally published champion who enjoyed a brief interval of fame. I wish I could recall that label in order to provide a definite link to that discussion. Bottom line is as you again point our, the reasons worker-owned companies don't work are legion. And they all revolve around one of the seminal errors of collectivism - its only hope of working is when everyone practices altruism, else the Tragedy of the Commons takes over. This commentary may contribute to the discussion, but it doesn't identify the referenced mystery economics. https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2013/12/baumols-effect-on-wages-and-the-liberal-mind.html
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