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Comment: Re:it's over: the media (in the US) have moved on. (Score 0) 165

You think it started with this? US media didn't even want to report on the issues with Obama, rather all they wanted to do was sing about his racial background without doing any digging. Media in the US has long since moved from "providing information and letting you make a choice" to "telling you their point of view, framed as news." This is why Journolist existed.

As for cultural attention span being exhausted? Hah no. Rather the media is doing it's best to try and change the viewpoint on anything that happens especially when it becomes too "hot in the kitchen."

Comment: Re:10 and 2 is for older cars (Score 1) 295

by Mashiki (#47903633) Attached to: Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Well, they're close, anyway. In the real world, around 8 and 4, or even 7:30 and 4:30 is a better choice when you're using two hands.

It has nothing to do with power steering, it has all to do with the ability to make a turn without removing your hands from the wheel.

Comment: Re:Good episode of Frontline (Score 0, Flamebait) 116

by Mashiki (#47898935) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

There's a simple solution then, we go back to doing what we had every time there was a serious outbreak of some disease. Quarantine and cutting that area off, eventually it'll simply kill the stupid people off. Something that most people don't realize is that many places outside of the western world, the understanding of the spread of infectious disease is where Europe was in the 900-1200's.

Comment: Re:The hosers are right (Score 3, Insightful) 458

by Mashiki (#47887371) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Hey look, an article about Canada! I wonder if some ignorant racist english dude decided to randomly bash Quebec for no reason...

No reason? You mean the massive corruption inquiry going on right now? How about the other ones in Montreal, or Hull, I can keep going man. Let's point out the rest, my comment wasn't racist. Quebec isn't a race, it might be considered a segment of Canadian culture however. If you don't think there isn't massive corruption going on in that province, you either have never lived there, or don't know anyone who lives there now. Even your died in the wool Quebecker will tell you exactly how corrupt it is: "Very."

Comment: Re:Right. (Score 1) 140

by Mashiki (#47885265) Attached to: Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

That means the problem is one of mental health. An untreatable personality disorder, no less. How does that affect the correct course of action here?

Quite a bit actually, of course he'll have to pay for his own psychiatric evaluation to prove it. The government will only pay for it in some cases where the person is obviously a danger to themselves or others(such the killing of Tim McLean.) If however a recogonized individual(not a GP) states that he does have a psychiatric disorder, it can become a mitigating circumstance. This could lead to anyone of the following: Reduced sentence, confined to mental institution for the remainder of his life(basically as long as is required for treatment), and so on. It can also be a aggravating circumstance, such as he knew, family knew, and others knew he had a psychiatric disorder--was on meds, and stopped taking them. Which may lead him to be placed in short term psychiatric care, then moved to a regular prison. Most likely medium security.

Comment: Re:The hosers are right (Score 2, Interesting) 458

by Mashiki (#47885173) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

This isn't news to Canucks, we've been dealing with this in our own country from Quebec for years. It's gotten better since the RCMP started an investigation on it though, but I got one a few years back. The last time I was in Quebec was in 1988 when I went there I was in middle school, and it was part of the "tour the capital" bit. Quebec is like NJ, full of slime, corruption, and fully broken.

Comment: Re:OK (Score 2) 201

by Mashiki (#47875785) Attached to: 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

This account(and the publicly facing email address) is on the list new list, but not the old one. Except that the password listed is over 2 years old, feel free to look. So it makes me wonder where the pass was pulled from, if someone wants to try and figure it out that should be interesting. The only other places I've logged in from with this email address were in Florida via Brighthouse , and Nothern Alberta via bell wifi(rockethub). I have three other email addresses that I use, but none of them are on the list. But I've used this account and others on the same machines.

That makes me believe that some data was pulled, but it may be old--or compiled from elsewhere.

Comment: Re:A little scary (Score 1) 188

As far as I can tell, there really wasn't a cover-up.

Come on man, take your head out of the sand. There are recovered tweets and emails showing that Learner directly targeted the groups, there's even a possible link that Dick Durbin was involved as well. And of course we can't miss the part where she targeted a senator either.

Comment: Re:A little scary (Score 5, Insightful) 188

Well considering the still-on-going corruption at the IRS where they targeted groups that "didn't fit the political narrative." I'd hazard that to be a yes, after all there's something like 25-30 people now who all worked on it, around it, and have "had their emails mysteriously disappear." The most recent case was another group of 5 employees emails who just suddenly had theirs disappear as well. So, at this point I wouldn't even be surprised.

People already know about the corruption at the BLS, people have seen it with the EPA. Do you really think there aren't people who'd be willing to engage in it from the CIA. Hell I'm not even american, but canadian and I can see this stuff from across the border clear as day.

Comment: Re:Anthropometrics (Score 1) 811

by Mashiki (#47847605) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

"Medical tights" or the type that are used by bypass patients after they remove an artery from your leg are the best option. My doctor gave me a prescription for it--it's not covered unless you've had surgery for it, but in other cases you can be referred to a specialist who can properly point you in the right direction. Seriously, this is stuff you should talk with your doctor over, as it's one of those things that can do you more harm than good.

Comment: Re:Sub Reddits that still aren't banned... (Score 1) 307

by Mashiki (#47847541) Attached to: Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit

Essentially, the company refuses to ban subreddits for being âoemorally badâ but will if they break any laws or any of the websiteâ(TM)s own rules.

Bullshit. Take a look at the number of subreddits that were launched on the first day when the zoe quinn and then was followed up by the mass topic deletions in gaming subreddits, which was then followed up by corruption in gaming subreddits. And you'll see that half a dozen to a dozen subreddits were outright banned because ... well no one knows. Admins simply banned them, there was no doxxing, there was no harassment in them. They were discussing the issues at hand...and bomf...deleted.

Comment: Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (Score 3, Informative) 246

by Mashiki (#47839277) Attached to: Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

Oh you want precise data? Like large support across muslim countries, where terrorism is supported. 20% of muslims support the 7/7 bombings 1:4 muslims in the UK say the bombings were justified 31% of muslims in turkey support suicide bombings against westerners 32% of palestinians support the murder of jews, including children. 55% of muslims support hezbollah 26% of young muslims in america believe suicide attacks are justified 26% of egyptian muslims believe that suicide attacks are justified

You're now enlightened to this "tiny minority." Which is roughly 25% having extremist views, out of 1.6 billion that would be a "mere" 400,000,000 individuals. You know, I could keep going and posting, so again--there is something fundamentally broken with islam and muslims. And I haven't even gotten to the stuff on specific groups, which vary between 6% as a low to 51% support across muslims. Or the 50-75% that believing that killing apostates is a good idea. I guess none of that is large swaths.

Comment: Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (Score 1) 246

by Mashiki (#47837041) Attached to: Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

The bigots are awake early this morning.

Gotcha. You have no coherent argument against my statement, so you resort to the old standby in an attempt to squash dissenting views. Calling people a "bigot or racist." Sorry, that doesn't fly, time to look outside of your protective bubble. Even CNN is questioning the narrative that "there isn't something wrong with islam," they're saying something is wrong with it. Might have something to do with people like adam chaudhry going off and saying apostates should be killed live on TV, or things like this. Hey would you look at that? It's those "moderate muslims" slaughtering yazidi's because isis rolled into town.

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