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Comment: Re:Pitiful (Score 1) 225

by CohibaVancouver (#48631485) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

I would not have pulled the movies. Those asshats would have done nothing.

So if you were an exec at Sony and you got an email that proved it was from the NK hackers that said "If you show this movie I'll kill your children," and it included pics of your kids coming and going from school, would you still release the movie? I strongly suspect that's what has happened here.

Comment: Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 225

by CohibaVancouver (#48631467) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too
Sigh.

You can't nuke North Korea or Kim Jong-Un's BIG brother would retaliate: China.

China could retaliate either militarily (unlikely) or economically (very possible). In either case, the result would be devastating the the USA.

NK exists at the behest of China, pure and simple.

Comment: Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 225

by CohibaVancouver (#48631459) Attached to: "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

It boggles my mind that anyone seriously believes North Korea is going to start mounting attacks on North American theaters should they screen this film.

As I said in the other thread, I suspect what NK has done is threaten harm to the families of the Sony execs and the movie chain execs.

That's likely all it would take: "Show this movie and I'll kill your children."

The "attack the theaters" response is just a smokescreen against what has really been threatened.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 566

by CohibaVancouver (#48629849) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
[He] always makes sure to read the copies of Entertainment Weekly and People lying around the shop's break room, "just so he can point out all the stars and shows he's never heard of."

"Last week, in one of the magazines, there was a picture of Calista Flockhart," Elkins said, "and Jonathan announced, 'I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. Calista who? Am I supposed to have heard of her? I'm sorry, but I haven't.'"


http://www.theonion.com/articl...

Comment: Re:Now if India would just invest in its own peopl (Score 4, Insightful) 56

by CohibaVancouver (#48628693) Attached to: India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket
In 1962, when Kennedy gave his famous "Choose to go to the moon" speech, the US still had 'white' and 'colored' drinking fountains. Many rural Americans in the Appalachians and the south were in deep poverty and had no indoor plumbing. Should America have fixed those things first before they went to the moon?

Comment: The Executives (Score 3, Interesting) 566

by CohibaVancouver (#48625735) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
As soon as I heard this story, I realized it's not Sony Pictures giving in to threats to an AMC in Des Moines - It's likely Sony Pictures execs giving in to threats to themselves and their families: "If you release this movie we'll kill your children."

Of course I doubt NK has the reach to pull off those threats, but pretty chilling nonetheless...

Comment: Re:About Fucking Time (Score 1) 423

by CohibaVancouver (#48622591) Attached to: In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Outside of the 'neat' factor of buying a cuban cigar, there are equally good makers in other countries.

Do other countries make good cigars? Sure. An Arturo Fuente is a good cigar.

But are they equal to a Cuban cigar? No. Any blind tasting will demonstrate that Cubans are better, every time.

Comment: Re:Well, expect more of these, then (Score 1) 579

by CohibaVancouver (#48622315) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

What I want to know is what we (for any of the appropriate values of 'we') are going to do about this, because this kind of thing cannot be allowed to go on.

'We' have allowed unimaginable atrocities to 'go on' in North Korea against innocent men, women and children for decades and we've done nothing.

Yet NK makes empty threats against movie theatres and now we're supposed to do something about it?

How does NK survive? China. You want to do something about it then everyone in the USA needs to stop buying stuff from China. Once China turns off the NK money taps (money that comes from you, indirectly) then regime will collapse.

Comment: Re:Propaganda (Score 1) 157

by CohibaVancouver (#48581785) Attached to: Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

If you ever watch CNN (TV) you will see continuous false information and it is managed by The Whitehouse personally.

You really telling me that programs like Fareed Zakaria's GPS are 'false information managed by the White House?'

Have you even watched a few episodes?

Saying things like this completely blow your credibility.

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.

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