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Comment Re:Am I missing something? (Score 4, Insightful) 303

By avoiding government systems Clinton potentially put lives, diplomatic relations, and US secrets at risk.

The emails in question were believed to not contain classified info

That's simply not true (and I'm surprised you could believe Clinton's utterly false claims). As per State department rules, anything related to foreign countries is classified by default, without any need for such marking.

Comment Assange was in no position to bargain (Score 1) 161

If it had anything at all to do with rape, the Swedish government would have taken Assange up on his offer to return to the country if they promised

Assange had no legal right to bargain with the Swedish authorities; the Swedish legal system precludes the prosecutors from striking the kind of deals Assange proposed. Assange obviously knew that - his whole act was for dramatic effect, not for any tangible benefit.

Long story short, Assange duped you.

Comment Re:That way lies barbarism (Score 1) 301

things like rounding up and killing minorities which is the sort of thing we fought a war against people such as Goebbels to stop

Let's not get carried away by self-righteous rhetoric. No country fought war on Germany because of Germany's inhuman treatment on its minorities.

The fight against Germany had been caused either by being directly attacked by Germany (the case of Poland, USSR), being declared war by Germany (the case of the USA), or being mandated by existing alliances to go to war against Germany (the case of France or UK).

Comment Re:What's the problem... (Score 1) 92

I think you're really a special kind of stupid.

First of all, a company doing business in a country must respect and obey the laws of said country. That goes without even saying, moron. Apple has registered subsidiaries in China, nevermind their huge manufacturing sourcing business in mainland.

As for "gradually been bringing its manufacturing back home" this means you are too stupid to cross the street. No consumer IT / electronics company in the US, Apple included, can bring manufacturing back to the US. The ecosystem for the electronics is simply not available in the US anymore. Apple made some noise about that http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2013/11/03/reports-of-americas-manufacturing-renaissance-are-just-a-cruel-hoax/ but it's *NOISE*, nothing more.

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

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

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

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

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".

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