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Comment Re:This was not a screw-up (Score 1) 387

Placing a distinctly military base in some proximity to civilians is not the same as using some poor shmoe's house as a weapon storage, and then instructing him and his family at gun point not to leave, even when the IDF is phoning in telling them they are about to bomb it.

Imperialist equivocation. The purpose of a facility can be made as distinct as you want, but then it's "ermagerd they were using human shields!", and you still have mass slaughter of civilians and imperialists washing their hands of it.

So what you have is a distinction without a difference. Israel also distinctly uses their airports for both civilian and military use, but we all know the "T" word would be used to describe any attack on such an airport. It's like "double tap" bombings - it's only terrorism if their guys are doing it.

Comment Re: Carly may have outfoxed of by Apple's late lea (Score 2) 319

That is logically sound, indeed Reagan is too liberal to be a republican.

Hell, these days, he's too liberal to be a democrat. Started prosecutions of bankers when Obama bailed out the banks for a fraud dozens of times as large as the S&N crisis. Insisted that Social Security had nothing to do with the deficit - tell that to Obama's Catfood Commission. Withdrew from Grenada and Lebanon (though he never should have gone in in the first place), whereas Obama has made plans to continue the occupation of Afghanistan through two terms of his successor, whoever they turn out to be.

Comment Re:I sure hope one of the other ten candidates (Score 2) 319

Carson is a young-earth creationist and a crackpot. He's definitely not "thoughtful".

Carson is a brilliant surgeon - freaking genius, really. Any other subject and he's as smart as a bag of hammers.

Cruz follows Dominionist Theology and keeps trying to shut the government down.

Saw a meme floating around last week....a Canadian, a Cuban, and a white supremacist walk into a bar. Bartender says, 'hello, Senator Cruz'.

but I'll take Trump any day over these two wackos.

Who's primary skillset is losing other people's money in bankruptcy court? Why not get Lincoln Chafee to switch back, since he's not overly bloodthirsty or a Christofascist?

Biden would probably be OK too.

Eh. Supported the Iraq war, supported the 2006 bankruptcy bill that makes it harder to discharge debt (unless it's for your vacation home), and brags about writing the Patriot Act. Unlike Hillary, he's likable and actually has a personality - but agrees with her on policy.

Comment Re:weakly disguised hit-piece (Score 1) 319

That's no small achievement, they were the first to manage it with smartphones and you have to give them credit for that, and for successfully appropriating all these UI concepts. But that's about where it stops. That's a significant couple of achievements, but still don't add up to innovation.

They had both innovation and invention,, Haterade Distortion Field be damned.

Comment Re: She killed the calculator group. Never forget! (Score 1) 319

Having dedicated, high-quality keys with excellent tactile feedback is ideal, however it isn't always practical. There's no way you can do that on a phone with apps, for instance, because every app is different and you need to be able to reconfigure it on the fly.

Or connect a bluetooth keyboard, or bluetooth num pad, if you need to do a serious amount of work with your smartphone app. Logitech, at least, makes a few keyboards where you can easily switch between different bluetooth devices.

Comment Haterade Distortion Field (Score 1) 136

The whole point of buying these overpriced products is that they're supposed to "Just work." They just don't live up to the promise, anymore. Apple is looking more like Microsoft each day.

You mean they're supposed to be flawless, because Apple, because reasons. Five people out of five million purchases report a problem with an Apple product, and Tim Cook better be calling Kerry Washington because they've got a scaaandal on their hands.

Think that's hyperbole? At the height of Bendghazi, Apple had reports from a total of 6 users on their iPhone screens bending. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy cracked, rather than bended, at the same pressure but there was no whining at Samsung.

Then, of course, there's don't hold it wrong.

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 387

If you want to stop shit from happening then stop people from being violent and necessitating a violent response.

I see what you're saying. The United States is by far and away the greatest cause and supporter of violence around the world. The biggest mountain you can name from the worst rouge state is a molehill next to the carnage fostered or dealt by the CIA and the Pentagon.

So, when is Washington D.C. going to be invaded, and who's going to do it?

Comment Amazingly stupid comment (Score 2) 387

If we had CNN in the 40s we never would have been able to defeat Japan or Germany because of all of the bleeding hearts. Now THAT was real carnage. Nothing that the US does today is remotely comparable.

We've had CNN all through the war crimes of the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the illegal war against Libya, the overthrow of Ukraine's democracy, the bombing of even more countries that have never been a threat to us, the drone assassins that have killed hundreds of kids....

Obviously, none of that was stopped by CNN. Hell, the network supported most of that, along with the rest of the media. Did you think through this talking point before posting it?

Comment Re:This was not a screw-up (Score 2) 387

Groups like the Taliban frequently use hospitals for attacks

That's what imperialists tell themselves when their bombs kill a bunch of innocent people. And they never play by their own rules - Israel bombs buildings all over Gaza, with the excuse that they are being used by Hamas for military purposes, yet puts their own military headquarters smack in the middle of Tel Aviv.

Comment Re:This was not a screw-up (Score 2, Interesting) 387

It's interesting how willing you are to declare people murderers without actually knowing the chain of events that led up to the case.

Or you could try, you know, not being a bloodthirsty imperialist? You out yourself when you repeatedly excuse U.S. bombing while at the same time repeating the dumbfuckery of "barrel bombs." There would be no war in Syria if your fellow bloodthirsty imperialists weren't arming, funding and training foreign fighters to attack Assad, who was targeted for regime change before the Arab Spring.

All the dead in Syria, all the refugees fleeing to other countries, all the people drowning in the sea - victims of regime change.

The trouble with a lot of self-made men is that they worship their creator.