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Playing the Godwin card when the topic is really the meaning, ownership, and usage of the symbol "Socialist" (by, for example, the U.S.S.R) is really kinda l4m3.
Yet, strangely, in character.

Comment: Re:I by no means missed the point (Score 1) 19

by smitty_one_each (#47520961) Attached to: Funniest /. article in a while

Every week you give another example of where you ignore some of His' teachings in favor of others.

As someone who takes the Gospel more seriously than pretty much anything else, I have to ask for specifics on where you think I'm off course.

You are conveniently ignoring the fact that a political party - or a politician - can call itself whatever it wants.

Denying that the Nazis and Soviets claimed Socialism would be akin to rejecting Pres'ent Obama when he refers to "my Christian faith". I don't know precisely what he means by that formulation, to look at his record, but I have to own the fact that, by his words, at least his lips are "saved". I'm certainly lacking the divine database to evaluate the claim, and thus must take the Nazis, Soviets, and Obama at face value.

Comment: Re:First question (Score 1) 99

Discrimination? Who speaks of discrimination? We're just asking a few harmless questions. And of course you may opt to not answer, that's completely within your rights. And of course not answering, or providing an answer we don't like, will have no influence on your chance to be employed whatsoever...

Comment: Re:Are you fucking kidding? (Score 1) 181

by Opportunist (#47517937) Attached to: The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Hate to pull the Godwin here, but it fits.

People during WW2 who dared to help those that were prosecuted for no other crime than being who they are were living in constant danger. Not just of being arrested or inconvenienced, but of being killed. Along with their family. Still, people did just that. By far not many, but surprisingly many. They sure as hell could not hope for fame and glory (especially during the first years when it sure looked like Germany would win that war), actually all they could expect is that sooner or later they'll be betrayed and end their life in a concentration camp.

Sometimes some things are more important than your convenience.

Comment: Re:Most transparent administration ever! (Score 1) 181

by Opportunist (#47517879) Attached to: The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Dude, you have to learn how to read slogans. "Yes we can" means "We CAN, but we DON'T". And Hope and change means that you may hope for change. If you so please. It's a free country after all.

Seriously. Did anyone really expect anything just 'cause the guy is from the other end of The Party?

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?