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Comment: Re:Gerrymandering (Score 2, Interesting) 609

by moeinvt (#49725063) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

Nonsense. Maybe Republicans have been more successful in gerrymandering, but both parties have engaged in this practice. That's why there are so many "reliable" Republican and Democrat seats.
In certain places, you know for certain that the 'R' or 'D' candidate is going to win. Incumbents from both parties typically have a 90+% re-election rate.

If Democrats are so much more popular, why aren't they able to maintain majorities and governorships in state governments and re-district to their own advantage? Are they too principled to use this tactic?

That's why the TEA Party was such an excellent movement. They managed to oust incumbents who had little chance of losing a general election. Impressive achievement for a bunch of old white people. How many incumbent Democrats have progressives and socialists managed to defeat in the last 10 years? And it's not like there aren't plenty of 'D's whose only appeal to the left is that they are marginally better than Republicans.

Note that with a few rare exception, I hate both of these scumbag parties and have rarely voted for either.

Comment: Re:Political Speech vs. Commercial Speech (Score 1) 246

I don't see how they could possibly convict him for publishing or selling information that simply described how to defeat a polygraph. That's a definite First Amendment issue.

He screwed himself by running his mouth about how he had "F****d the government" and by coaching someone to pass the polygraph test, knowing(believing) that their intent in doing so was to get a government job.

Comment: The Macro Picture (Score 1) 244

by sgt_doom (#49690921) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading
First, whatever became of of the FM which used to come with the software? Billy Gates and Co. halted it, so their Micro$oft Publishing Co. could reap profits from forced purchases by the noobies.

The very best documentation I've ever read --- and I suspect was written by engineers --- was the Perkins-Elmer OS 8/32 Processor Manual --- once this was read through and through (took me about 50 times) one completely grasped and understood the operating system at the hardware level/software level --- truly a beauteous proposition!

The next wonderful documentation was provided by Mark Minasi, on the private or commercial side, but I don't believe he is writing it anymore, but his books were top notch!

People to be avoided were technically ignorant types like Scott Mueller, who was simply a copyist, and would copy long lists of hardware parts (a great list compiler) but simply and obviously didn't understand hardware or computer sci.

But my experience --- and many others --- was that once outstanding inhouse documentation is written, the efftard bosses usually believe they can do without you!

Comment: Re:Great. Let's sit here and wait for the next wav (Score 1) 422

by moeinvt (#49672423) Attached to: Ice Loss In West Antarctica Is Speeding Up

Now, how do you propose to raise the tens of trillions of dollars necessary to build this massive solar-hydrogen power generation and distribution infrastructure you're talking about?

Let me guess. Massive taxation and huge government subsidies for projects that are obviously not economically feasible at present? Maybe outright nationalization of the energy and transportation industries (because that always works so well)? Government imposed food and energy rationing? Limits on vehicles? Limits on home size and living space?

I don't give a shit about the evidence. I'd rather be burned alive than live under Warmunism.

Comment: Re:What's this "deniers" garbage? (Score 1) 422

by moeinvt (#49672199) Attached to: Ice Loss In West Antarctica Is Speeding Up

The point is that the "climate change" fear mongers are using labels to disparage their critics rather than resting on the weight of whatever "logical arguments" and evidence that they apparently have.

Same BS we saw with the terrorist fear mongers. If you didn't believe in the Patriot Act and war, you were unpatriotic and hated the USA and were letting the terrorists win and blah, blah, blah.

If the warmunists have such overwhelming evidence in their favor, why do they need to stifle dissent with a label that has such obvious baggage?

Comment: Re:Boohoo, crocodile tears. (Score 4, Interesting) 148

But it goes so far even beyond your excellent comments which I fully agree with: the entire 9/11 script from start to finish was handled or coordinated by just several people with the CIA: and primarily Alfreda Bikowsky (Silverstein), who never disseminated the hijacker data to the FBI, and ordered others not to, then lied to Congress about the CIA's torture program, and knowingly tortured innocent men to elicit false confessions. And her husband over at Foundation in Defense of Democracies is involved with the publication of books attacking anyone who questions the official 9/11 conspiracy theory!

Comment: We are in the Fourth Reich (Score 1) 148

The Third Reich took place in Germany, the Fourth Reich is not extant in Amerika!

Time to cut the crap --- CIA has never been formally audited (I suspect the same applies to the NSA, DIA and others) --- time to audit them and shut them down as they have nothing to do with national security and EVERYTHING to do with supporting the Fourth Reich.

Recommended reading: Expulsions, by Saskia Sassen (she's the daughter of a Nazi, so she should know)

Comment: Re:Overzealous Law Enforcement (Score 1) 65

by moeinvt (#49648251) Attached to: Cybersecurity Company Extorted Its Clients, Says Whistleblower

These regulatory and law enforcement douche-nozzles love to exercise their power over helpless victims. They raid small businesses, family farms and sole proprietorships just to get their jollies. Makes them feel like real tough guys to intimidate someone into compliance. The worst are the bureaucrats in agencies like OSHA and EPA.
Until you've run a small business, you can't possibly understand the nitpicking BS that these jerks will pull on you.

Comment: Re:Politics is tyranny (Score 1) 179

by moeinvt (#49646559) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

I agree that we don't have tyranny in the USA. What scares me is that the legal framework for tyranny has largely been established. It has even been exercised to a limited extent. For example, with indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without charge or trial. The 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments have been practically eviscerated by draconian laws and court decisions.
The First and Second Amendments are in perpetual danger from one angle or another. Speaking of "racism", so called "hate speech" laws are probably the most likely inroad for weakening the First Amendment, with "Campaign Finance Reform" right behind. And how often are the asshats in power trying to promote new laws and regulations to restrict use of the Internet? Constantly!
People are actively fighting this stuff, but it is a perpetual struggle. No tyranny yet, but I think we're definitely trending in that direction.

Comment: Re:Politics is tyranny (Score 1) 179

by moeinvt (#49646441) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

There's a reason why democracy is called "The Tyranny of the Majority". The OP is correct. Democracy, and to a large extent, even the USA's Constitutional Republic is still about forcing your personal views on other people. No clear winners and losers in a democracy? What about when the 99% vote to murder the 1% and divide up their assets?

Under a Constitutional Republic, such abuses are technically prohibited by limiting government power to commit such atrocities and the elaboration of certain fundamental Rights of the individual. Despite these protections, both of the so-called "sides" in the false dichotomy of current USA politics have authoritarian views and both "sides" want to enact policies that help their supporters and harm their opponents.
Pardon the labels, but with some exceptions, the 'left' wants to prohibit firearms ownership, wants to control relationships between businesses and their employees and wants to control the healthcare system. The "right"(again with exceptions) wants to prohibit you from using drugs, restrict your personal relationships with other consenting adults and otherwise push "morality" on you.
There are definitely clear winners and losers with all of these sorts of restrictions, and society is hardly being "improved" because of them.

Comment: No more government (Score 1) 372

by moeinvt (#49637975) Attached to: Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record

I can't help but compare this current "climate change" hysteria to the whole terrorist scare. Instill the public with this sense of fear and impending disaster and then use it as an excuse for more and bigger government and less personal freedom.

If you're "solution" to the "problem" of CO2 in the atmosphere is granting the U.S. federal government broad powers to regulate our energy use, forget it! Isn't this just the the socialist grand plan of having a central authority micro-managing everyone's lives? Government will tell you how many cubic feet of living space you're allowed to have, how much electricity you're allowed to use, how much fuel you can consume, how much food you need, etc. etc.?

I do my part to be an environmentally responsible citizen, but I'd rather be incinerated by this alleged "global warming" disaster than live with any more government micro-management of my life.

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