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Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 1) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49168957) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

Yet again, some punk tells me how happy he is that I'm mortal.

It isn't government's job to regulate marriage. That is society's job. Society has repeatedly rejected homosexual marriages - time and time again. Remember Prop 8 in California?

But, the homos can't accept society's rule, so they get these activist judges to pretend that homo's rights are being violated. It's pretty sick. Which part of "democracy" do all the homos fail to understand? Societal norms are societal norms.

BTW - to into any chat room, anywhere. "Gay" is still a derogatory term, no matter how young the speakers.

Comment: Re:Terms of Service (Score 5, Interesting) 192

Yes - and THAT is what is wrong with the cloud. Unless you are encrypting it independently before uploading, your stuff is going to be scanned for various purposes. All of those purposes are detrimental to your privacy. It's great that they took down a pedo ring - IF they really took down a pedo ring. But, they are going to use this as an excuse or reason to continue spying on all honest citizens.

Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 1) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49168587) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

Your first point is laughable. Yes - insurers raised rates, every year that they could get away with it. Various groups, including the government, fought them tooth and nail over those rates. Obamacare? Who, precisely, do you think put that whole package together? Obama GAVE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES everything they wanted, on a silver platter. Obama mandates that EVERYONE MUST BUY the insurance company's products. Obama mandates that everyone must purchase packages that meet certain criteria. The mandate penalizes you if you aren't doing business with the companies that have been preying on you.

And, you don't recognize that Obama acted the willing pawn of the insurance companies?

Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 2, Insightful) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49167023) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

Health insurance. I'm paying considerably MORE for my health insurance than I did in years past. All the suckers who THINK that they are paying for their new health insurance are deluded - they can only get that insurance with the aid of SUBSIDIES. How long do you think the subsidies are going to last?

Read Pieroxy's comment below. France's version of Obolacare is bankrupt - and so are all the other versions of Obolacare around the world.

Queer people marry? Nope. It doesn't happen. You can have a legal fiction built in the image of marriage, but queers can't marry. And - you're going to give CREDIT TO OBAMA FOR THAT???? Utter nonsense. Activist judges around the nation deserve the blame for that. They have been moving forward with this agenda for the past twenty years.

Which party do I prefer? I PREFER conservatism. Neither party offers that though. I've become more and more libertarian over the years, largely because both major parties are utter failures, and both have betrayed the American people.

Yes, they are identical.

Oh - you believe that ages old tripe about Republicans being warmongers, while Dems avoid wars? That nonsense was laid to rest long ago. Remember Johnson? That rat bastard set up a false flag operation and got some Americans killed to make propaganda to get us into VietNam.

Lay aside your worn out stereotypes about the parties. Your democrats promote that nonsense, and laugh at you for believing it!

Comment: Re:The admission is a no-brainer` (Score 1) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49166489) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

I would really like to have that demonstrated to me. My telephone cares little which way I point it. Nor does my telephone much care which side of the tower I am on. Maybe the donut is flattened on one axis, but we all know that there aren't tens of thousands of antenna on the tower, each one mounted on independent gimbals, tracking each user.

Comment: The admission is a no-brainer` (Score 2) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49166303) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

Really, people - the admission that stingray "might" interfere with other user's telephone service is a no-brainer. Radio waves are generally transmitted in a spherical - or, more accurately, a donut shaped - direction. There ARE beam antenna, but who is going to attach a honking huge beam to a pocket sized transmitter? So - wherever this thing is turned on, it is GUARANTEED to interfere with normal usage, in all directions, out to the maximum range of the transmitter. In effect, they're hoping to shoot one fish in a barrel, but they're actually dragging a mile's long net through the ocean. Idiots.

Comment: Re:AT&T (Score 1) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49166259) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

You gotta understand that I met this crazy woman in Manhattan one night. She needed me to "help" her. It was the Jews. They played loud music when she tried to sleep. She heard demon voices on the telephone. Her stuff was stolen all the time. I gotta tell you, I listened, fascinated, for half an hour, as she described all the evil that the Jews committed against her. Utterly crazy.

So - demonic sounding voices on your telephone? IT'S THE JEWS!!! ROFLMAO, IT'S THE JEWS!!!!

Disclaimer: I've not worked with a lot of Jews, but I've liked all but one of those with whom I've worked.

Comment: Re:Default Government Stance (Score 4, Insightful) 191

by Runaway1956 (#49166189) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

Better? How, exactly?

When do we, the peasants, begin to understand that we serve two masters. One master offers us a shit sandwich, so we turn to the other in hopes of a better shit sandwich. At the end of the day, the smartest among the peasants figure out that both masters are shoveling shit from the same damned pile.

Tell me more about this republican misrule. Perhaps you refer to DHS, and TSA? Or, do you refer to totally meaningless immigration policies that no one enforces? Maybe you're concerned with NSA and it's siblings from the Five Eyes spying on everyone? Maybe you're upset about the totally screwed up tax structure? Go ahead - tell us exactly WHAT the republicans were doing wrong.

Once you've done that - tell me how we are one iota better off today with the democrat in the White House.

Only chumps and fools defend either party. Republicans and Democrats are an inbred family, sleeping together for the past three generations.

"infinitely better", huh? Go ahead, and tell us HOW it is better.

Comment: Re:Hardly anyone says, "I don't use Google+" (Score 4, Interesting) 140

by Runaway1956 (#49164189) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

G+ had so much promise. They screwed up twice. When they linked virtually all services together, then again when they tried to insist that you use your real name on your accounts.

Hey, Picasso was a pretty cool thing, but I had little use for it. Gmail is pretty cool, and I use it a lot. Google Talk is really cool - I don't need it often, but when I do need it, it is pretty much indispensible.

WTF do I want all of that linked together? One little code screwup somewhere could expose all of my email to people in hangouts, or expose the mail of THOSE people to ME. G+ should have no connection to email. In order to tie any accounts together, the user should be required to explicitly do so.

Today, I can't believe that I anxiously waited for an invite to G+ when it started up.

Comment: Re:Not very effective. (Score 1) 134

by Runaway1956 (#49127503) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

You are correct - my statements contradict each other. I believe that you get the idea though.

As for the Paks playing us for fools - most Arabs, Persians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders do that readily. We do have a few small spheres of genuine influence, like S. Korea and Japan. The rest of our influence is largely bought with $$$$$ - and when the $$$$$ dries up, there will be no more influence.

Comment: Re:Not very effective. (Score 1) 134

by Runaway1956 (#49123033) Attached to: Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone

"And if a country like Pakistan has a serious extremist problem, then action like that is justified."

When you make a statement like that, it becomes very obvious that you have little idea how extreme the problems are in Pakistan.

Let me make it as clear as I possibly can. The supposed "government" of Pakistan controls less than half of the country. Government troops aren't safe anywhere within the country. They can only move openly in little more than half the country - that is, within the portions they actually control, along with some border regions, and areas where the village chieftains view the government with favor. Elsewhere, within the borders of "Pakistan", the troops only move stealthily, or by air, or in force.

Pakistan is more lawless than Mexico, by an order of magnitude.

The northern areas are controlled by tribal chiefs and by the Taliban.

Now, you tell ME how serious the situation in Pakistan is.

Next, you can tell me what the chances are that the government is going to EFFECTIVELY enforce their edicts regarding these cellphones.

You do remember that Osama bin Laden was killed, living a life of relative luxury, inside the borders of Pakistan?

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