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Comment Re:It's fun to screw with them (Score 3, Interesting) 239

Of course you are having an effect. When you keep the asshole busy on the line the asshole that pays him gets nothing for his money. When you hangup you just free him to interrupt someone else's dinner.

At least say, 'hang on, there is someone at the door' and put the phone down. Hang it up 15 minutes later.

Comment Re:Thanks, Obama (Score 1) 133

Sure she's batshit, no dispute.

But she doesn't have control of the Senate or House. So her batshit is relatively harmless, this cycle.

Ted Cruz has the same problem. Only he has batshit weasel eyes (vs batshit harpy eyes). But he has partners, so he's a relative threat.

They all want to increase government, just in different places.

No way an evangelical is a good choice. Rs need to lose a few election cycles to cleanse themselves of the church ladies. I can accept a little harmless humoring them, but anybody who I see as truly thinking they are 'having a personal relationship' with a fictitious character is right out. Jeabus, sparkly vampires or 'Hello Kitty', it's all the same.

Comment Re:Why isn't headline "Obama willing to bend over. (Score 1) 133

1940s, Echelon was originally a deal between the USA, the UK and Australia.

They all have inconvenient laws banning their spooks from spying on their own citizens. So they all spy on each others citizens and exchange information. Formally agreed sense 1945, no doubt it was happening during the war (but mostly the laws were just ignored).

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