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Comment: Re:I'll take it (Score 0) 291

>> For the dude doing it...what's the penalty again for punching out a TSA idiot?
Gitmo?

Seriously folks - you may have a lovely country, but this sh!t keeps my tourist dollar in my bank and unspent.

If you actually believe that then you may not be smart enought to enter the country*. The Guantanamo Bay detention facility has only been used for holding individuals that were either members or thought to be members of al Qaida or its associates. I'm pretty sure that "punching out" a TSA employee isn't going to qualify for that.

*You do realize that there really isn't a qualification like that, right? Just making sure.

Comment: Re:Mass Murder (Score 1) 245

Where do you go to school? I had that hammered into me in grade school.

Hammered is probably the right word since it was PC indoctrination, not education.

To the point: Reject the Lie of White "Genocide" Against Native Americans

Detailed: Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide?

Comment: Re:Shows just how far the U.S. will go to get him (Score 2) 160

If they'll forcibly ground the Presidential plane from a sizable country, do you really think they wouldn't stoop to trumping up some rape charges and put a little pressure on Sweden too?

The plane of the President of Bolivia was not forcibly grounded. If you want to claim that, which country used fighter jets to force it down? It was denied transit of airspace. Do you deny that nations control their airspace?

The sexual assault allegation against Assange came from women that everyone acknowledges were his sex partners, not from the US embassy. Rape is a serious crime in Sweden, why do you think Swedish prosecutors wouldn't investigate the allegations?

How do you think the US could influence the course of Swedish justice? Do you have any proof, or just a conspiracy theory with no actual evidence?

You seem to be freely inventing allegations to tarnish the US instead of facing the facts against Assange.

Assange owes an apology for the President of Bolivia for Assange SWATTing him.
Assange owes answers to a Swedish court over sex assault charges.
Assange owes an apology to the UK for his criminal flight from justice, resulting in much waste of resources.
Assange owes an apology to his supporters for repeated misconduct and abuse..

Comment: Surprising news from Spain (Score 1) 143

by cold fjord (#49461591) Attached to: Spain's Hologram Protest: Thousands Join Virtual March In Madrid

From the article: "Late last year the Spanish government passed a law that set extreme fines for protesters convening outside of government buildings. In response to the controversial Citizen Safety Law, which will take effect on July 1

I thought the Generalissimo was dead? Or are we back to him "valiently holding on in his fight to remain dead"?

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by cold fjord (#49460675) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Why would any Republican be afraid of HRC? She is one in all but name. Iraq War cheerleader, surveillor, wall street's best friend. Seriously, what is there for the GOP to hate policy wise? Yeah, we know they hater her personally, but from a policy perspective, she's the dream GOP candidate.

The answer to understanding your view is in your email address:

obamaisaneocon@nothingchanged.org

You are well into the fringe Left if you Obama is a neocon, and that Hillary Clinton is "the dream GOP candidate" even when she is downplaying her more extreme Progressive views. It simply isn't true.

Comment: Re: better idea (Score 1) 165

by cold fjord (#49454521) Attached to: UN To Debate Lethal Autonomous Weapons

You may recall that the US asked Afghanistan to hand over Bin Laden and the Taliban refused? The US only attacked and invaded Afghanistan after it had been repeated attacked by al Qaida, which was embedded in the Taliban government, and the Taliban rejected the US ultimatum? Many Afghans were happy to be rid of Taliban.

Comment: Re:Marijuana's capacity to REVEAL TRUTH (Score 5, Insightful) 290

Sure, just try and talk to them about a social contract to reduce the harm that comes from widespread ownership of firearms

Widespread legal ownership of firearms isn't a problem. The problem come from illegal possession and misuse of firearms.

The spread of concealed carry laws shows that law abiding citizens aren't the issue. Incidents among citizens licensed for concealed carry of firearms are rare, contradicting the predictions of doom from some.

In your version of the social contract the strong can be predators while the old or infirm are defenseless. No thanks.

Comment: Re:masdf (Score 1) 297

What makes him dangerous is filling his head with dangerous thoughts.

What makes him danerous is that his head was filled with dangerous thoughts BEFORE the FBI ever spoke to him. He had stated his interest in Jihad, killing, and dying for the cause. He demonstrated his willingness to carry through his stated intent and actually attempt an attack. Youve got this wrong.

The vast majority, if not all, of the people whom the FBI have entrapped in the past are some of the more vulnerable members of society: people without a strong social support structure, part of a marginalised community, often poor, often unemployed, and so on.

That's a fine assertion. Do you have any proof? There have been at least hundreds of arrests and convictions for offenses related to terrorism. If what you claim is true there should be some proof.

Do the poor, unemployed, or marginalized have a right to engage in terrorism? Is there some reason they shouldn't be stopped from killing people? Aren't the rights of other people in society to not be attacked equally important?

It's a fundamental axiom of modern policing that the best way to stop crime is to stop people from becoming criminals in the first place. If someone is at risk of becoming a criminal, the best thing you can do is divert them away from that as early as possible.

If you bother to look into this, including the story I linked to, you'll see the FBI tried to divert him. They got him to a Muslim cleric to try to talk him out of it. He persisted.

For the FBI to turn a non-criminal into a criminal is not just a failure, it's sociopathic.

You are fabricating things out of whole cloth. Is there a DSMV label for that?

Comment: Re:islamist radical? (Score 1, Informative) 297

I doubt there would have been any attack unless he was "radicalized" by the FBI.

The first of many holes in your theory is that the accused indicated his interest in dying in attacks before any contact with the FBI.

.... came to the attention of federal investigators after posting a Facebook message on March 19, 2014, that read: "Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush! I am so nervous. NOT because I'm scared to die but I am eager to meet my lord,"

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He could have not had his enlistment in the US military canceled because of a Facebook post, and could have been taken in and counseled and put through boot camp instead of being manipulated like a foreign asset for months until he committed the crime that was orchestrated for him.

Basic training provides instruction on basic military skills, including weapons. To provide that training he would be given weapons and ammunition. I can't believe you think that is a good idea. You know about the Fort Hood attack, don't you? There have been other attacks as well.

The purpose of the military means it is best to keep people like him out.

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