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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 5, Insightful) 1633

by cbraescu1 (#46768011) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.

At the time the press was literally a mechanical device that took between 1 to 3 hours to print the first sheet of paper (I'm counting from before having the letters put in place).

Based on your cretinous logic, freedom of the press today should be limited to the technological limits 200 years ago.

Comment: Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (Score -1, Redundant) 86

by cbraescu1 (#46637669) Attached to: 8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

Hello, companero, sorry to break your leftist bubble, but Allende was far worse than Pinochet, the both were surpassed by Peron, and Castro (not exactly South America, as you wisely restricted your criteria, but Latin America) and Chavez surpass them all.

Comment: Re:Sure... (Score 2) 498

by cbraescu1 (#46448589) Attached to: Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

just one MP talking out of stress

This is truly the crux of the issue from the perspective of Ukraine, since now they see a lack of nuclear deterrent made them unable to resist Russia.

In all such cases the discussion is opened by someone of a second rank, acting as a battering ram. Once the discussion is open and the shock is gone, the leaders can step in. For example in the USA during the presidential campaigns the VP candidates are the ones doing the aggressive talks, allowing the POTUS candidates to look, well, "presidential".

Comment: "is" vs "would" (Score 0) 162

by cbraescu1 (#45560679) Attached to: Snowden Document Says Dutch Secret Service Hacks Internet Forums

And yes, that is gross misconduct against Dutch law.

Just because Snowden alleges anything doesn't necessarily mean that thing is true. Snowden must provide enough proof (be it direct or indirect) for his claims to be actually taken seriously.

Therefore, by logic, the OP should have actually commented "what WOULD BE gross misconduct against Dutch law".

Comment: I don't think it means what you think it means (Score 1) 425

by cbraescu1 (#42717427) Attached to: Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

"After the revolution when Iran stopped being Persia they quickly went back to a 2nd world country."

Actually the classification of 1st / 2nd / 3rd world is not about economic development level, but about allegiance to the Western block (1st world), Soviet block (2nd world) or neither (aka "non-aligned").

Comment: Re:Illegal ?? Unethical ?? (Score 2) 164

by cbraescu1 (#41134993) Attached to: Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

This world that we live in today, where "paid reviews", "forum astroturfing", "blog spamming" and "rabid fanboyism" are been actively encouraged and sponsored by for profit corporations such as Microsoft, Adobe, Apple Inc., - mainly from the Western democracies - any effort in linking Russia to similar "illegal" and/or "unethical" activities is futile

if you can't distinguish between private businesses and a government intelligence agency then, my friend, you're a moron.

Is that simple.

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"