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Comment: Re:par for the course (Score 1) 252

by cold fjord (#49828199) Attached to: Professional Russian Trolling Exposed

Do we know Cold Fjord is not a Russian troll?

That would seem pretty unlikely to anyone that thinks about it since I have taken a pretty consistent stand against Russian aggression and Soviet Communism. By the same token we could ask the same thing about you. I don't think the case there is as clear, is it?

After all, he's making American patriotism look bad by associating it with authoritarianism.

Ah yes, the infamous "authoritarianism" of limited government. Or are you confusing the ability of a free people to defend themselves with authoritarianism? That seems to be a likely source of confusion, no doubt there are others.

Comment: Re:par for the course (Score 1) 252

by cold fjord (#49828179) Attached to: Professional Russian Trolling Exposed

Holy crap, that guy. Cold fjord shows up to every Snowden/Manning/Wikileaks story like an unwanted sex offender to a family Christmas dinner.

There are two lies in your post. First, I don't show up to comment on every Snowden/Manning/Wikileaks story. Here are some recent ones. Please point out where I comment in these stories? I didn't.

Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden
Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin
The Sun Newspaper Launches Anonymous Tor-Based WikiLeaks-Style SecureDrop
Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference
Swedish Authorities Offer To Question Assange In London
Privacy Behaviors Changed Little After Snowden
NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones

Second, if we are going to use a "Christmas dinner" metaphor, what I am is the educated, informed Uncle that is trying to gently persuade the cousin holding crank views that he doesn't understand what he is talking about, and should maybe try to get information from better sources. You apparently are one of "those" cousins.

Of course I'm not surprised by your attack. When you can't attack the facts then attack the man, right? I'm sure there is a name for that. Supposedly that sort of thing is held in contempt on Slashdot. Do you often do contemptible things?

I think it is pretty likely that you're the same person that has made repeated attacks against me in various stories that I didn't even post in. That makes me think I may not be posting enough. You'll have only yourself to blame if I start posting more often. Maybe you should buy some Preparation-H ahead of time to prepare yourself.

Comment: Re:We are not amused (Score 1) 253

Someone should gently remind the prime minister that the Victorian era is over.

MP to PM: Sir, I beg leave to inform you that the Victorian era is over.
PM to MP: Then let the Neo-Victorian era begin!

God save the Queen! Protect the Falklands! ...... Egad! What happened to the Jewel of the Empire?

Comment: Re:They're your damned kids, your damned problem . (Score -1, Flamebait) 253

So blocking porn isn't about blocking porn, it's about protecting the 1%/elites/corporation/etc. ??

Do you think you'll ever expand to have a second narrative? This one is getting a little threadbare since you seem to apply it to everything. Nothing is about itself, it is all a nefarious plot to protect the rich / 1% / corporations / blah / blah /blah.

Measles vaccine being skipped? Protects the elites. Measles vaccine being made mandatory? Protects the elites. NY City cuts the size of soft drinks? Protects the elites. India cuts Russia out of space program? Protects the elites. Never before seen spider species found? Benefits the elites.

Frankly I don't know how you missed the opportunity to show how this wasn't all an attempt to promote the interests of the rich elites of the porn industry.

Do you have a timeline you could disclose on when you'll have a second or alternate explanation for everything?

Comment: Re:did they damage the car? (Score 1) 461

by cold fjord (#49771947) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker

(a) there's a difference between exercising civil rights and rioting,...

Agreed, there is.

...but the law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis area apparently can't tell what it is

That doesn't seem to be true.

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

Ferguson, a predominately black city, has been hit by two nights of rioting, looting and arson with some businesses burned to the ground, but authorities say an increased security presence on Tuesday night helped quell the violence.

Same goes for Baltimore.

200 arrested in Baltimore rioting; 144 cars destroyed

Looting, arson, and mob violence are pretty good indicators that the line has been crossed.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. - Andy Finkel, computer guy