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Comment Re:And I didn't say it was the letter R (Score 1) 13

How does serving in the Army change the validity or existence of an Ivy League degree? That is quite a non-sequitur, there.

Military service is a viable (though by no means sole) path to manhood. I commend it to you.

Are you aware that I asked a question before you wrote that statement? You quoted the question, but you most certainly did not answer it. I would expect that your wife would be rather unhappy with you if you were to tell her that college degrees are only valid if the holder of them completes some path to "manhood".

That was not an insult. It was an observation regarding your comments.

And then you go all Krustyfrackwench on me.

You can brush off logic and observation any way you want, but it won't change the facts.

Comment Re:And I didn't say it was the letter R (Score 1) 13

because he has the correct consonant after this name

No, he sounds rational, and has demonstrated courage in the Army.

How does serving in the Army change the validity or existence of an Ivy League degree? That is quite a non-sequitur, there.

You think that a different guy who went to Harvard is the antichrist, because the consonant after his name is the mark of the devil himself.

No, because he's a no-talent rodeo clown (as demonstrated by his record)

Smitty can't you keep from contradicting yourself a little bit longer than that?

defended by putzes such as yourself.

Only if the category of "such as yourself" is anyone who is not a hard-core GOP'er. I have scarcely defended President Lawnchair any more than you have.

you have established a pretty clear bias against reality, there.

Oh, that there is one sick burn. Owie.

That was not an insult. It was an observation regarding your comments.

Comment Re:Samzenpus got hit in the head this morning (Score 1) 443

It was designed to fail, so that Americans would jump into single payer, crap healthcare.

You're drinking too much of the Fox News Kool-Aid, there. The ACA is a crappy law, but it is not going to force anyone to single payer. Quite the opposite, in fact; the ACA is actually the largest corporate handout in the history of government. Insurance companies are continuing to screw customers, and now customers don't have an option. Notice how quickly the single payer option was thrown off the table and completely under the bus? The reason for that is simple; the insurance industry owns congress. For that matter, they own the white house as well. Single payer never stood a chance, and never will for at least the next 20 years. The insurance industry is just too profitable and too powerful, and the ACA ensured that nothing will challenge that for a very long time.

But you can rest easy. You clearly are deathly afraid of single payer; I can tell you that it won't come any time soon. I'd be first in line to sign up for it if it did, but it won't.

Comment I didn't say either was faked (Score 1) 13

Also, while a magna cum laude graduate of Hahvuhd, no cursory googling could turn up a transcript

But you proved my point by claiming it. You think that one guy who went to Harvard was awesome, because he has the correct consonant after this name. You think that a different guy who went to Harvard is the antichrist, because the consonant after his name is the mark of the devil himself.

And being as a certain ex-cowboy who you admire also went to an ivy league school and you think that's pretty swell, you have established a pretty clear bias against reality, there.

Comment Re:Failure? It's still there. (Score 1) 252

Like it, hate it, or be indifferent to it - your choice. But don't lie about it and claim that it is a total failure at this point. It does still exist, and people still post to it. Just because people don't jump to it with updates every femtosecond on which coffee shop has the best bathroom or other such useless bullshit doesn't mean it has failed.

Quite the contrary, in fact. That people don't post such meaningless garbage is one of the main reasons behind the high quality of content on Google+.

That is pretty much my point. I don't exist on facebook - I am told repeatedly I am the last such person in the world - because I don't care about trivial bullshit that people I haven't spoken with in decades have to say about places I don't wish to see. I am on google+, and indeed I do prefer the content there.

unfortunately you'll need to buy sourceforge in the same offer which is worth vastly more.

Is it still? I thought the new owners were eagerly working on ruining it.

Well, it is rather hard to be worth less than slashdot after what has happened here in the past 5-10 years.

Comment Samzenpus got hit in the head this morning (Score 1, Troll) 443

That is the only explanation for "Failure Machine" Samzenpus posting something that does not trash the democrats or actively spread conservative FUD here. Nevermind that the summary is of such awful grammar that it makes me gnash my teeth, the fact that this article somehow earned his approval may actually be a sign of the end of times (at least, for slashdot).

Comment Failure? It's still there. (Score 1) 252

Like it, hate it, or be indifferent to it - your choice. But don't lie about it and claim that it is a total failure at this point. It does still exist, and people still post to it. Just because people don't jump to it with updates every femtosecond on which coffee shop has the best bathroom or other such useless bullshit doesn't mean it has failed.

And really, if anyone should know failure, it's slashdot. This site is vastly closer to 100% complete failure than google plus has ever been. For those who didn't see it last week, slashdot is up for sale, again. I suspect DHI might have change for a $20 if you want to make an offer; unfortunately you'll need to buy sourceforge in the same offer which is worth vastly more.

Comment Can this be used to trace the money back further? (Score 1) 228

If they could identify the source of the money, could they work it back a little further to figure out where that source got its money from? That could be useful information. I rather doubt that ISIS is getting most of its funding through a kickstarter page or other such structure involving lots of small contributions.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 56

and has the Ivy league degree

So you don't respect Ivy League degrees when they are held by democrats, but you hold them in very high esteem when they are held by non-democrats. Gotcha. I expect we won't see you calling for this guy's transcript, then.

a clown on the take

Oh come on. Can you name anyone in the senate or house who is not on the take from someone?

Comment Altitude is difficult to estimate (Score 5, Insightful) 504

There have been studies done before asking average people to estimate how high an object is in the sky (generally balloons or kites) and the estimates were generally awful. Even judging the difference between 60 and 200 feet is generally beyond the range of what most humans can comprehend in vertical distance.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 56

Are you unaware that there are "side deals" with the IAEA to which Congress is not privy?

So you're trying to tell us that there are secret deals that congress doesn't know about, but you do? I'd love to know who your sources are that congress is not able to communicate with.

I defy you to show when I (or anyone else, for that matter) has EVER floated a theory that HRC or BHO initiated the attack on Benghazi, irrespective of motive.

If they didn't initiate it, then why are you so angry about them having the cause of it wrong the first day they briefed the media on it? How can you be so sure that they knew how it came to be - and gave an alternate story for it - if they didn't call it in themselves? Your claim that they initially were lying can only be backed up if they knew that what they said was wrong. You haven't provided any other explanation for why they would have known it to be wrong, unless they had themselves fabricated the intelligence reports that existed up to that point (which, in the world of your conspiracy, would have only been done for political gain).

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 56

Congress has full authority to trash and/or disregard the proposed treaty.

By not submitting a treaty as a treaty, for 2/3 ratification, I'm pretty sure President Jarrett has indicated her overall opinion of whatever Congress has to say.

So apparently your assumptions about what someone else might think about someone is more important than the fact that this is not binding without congress approving it. Gotcha.

President Lawnchair sent his top diplomat over

the stone cold disaster that was his predecessor.

Hold on a second, here. One of your Benghazi conspiracies claims that she - with or without President Lawnchair - initiated the attack on Benghazi for political gain. If that is the case, then she most certainly is not a disaster as the attack most definitely happened. I know you champion so many conspiracies that you have a hard time noticing when one is contradicting another, but this one is pretty damned obvious.

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 1) 205

Clarkson was at fault. BBC is at fault. Society is at fault. We like to watch Clarkson BECAUSE he is not above being non-PC if he thinks he has a reason.

You can assign blame however you like, but the punch was thrown by Clarkson. Nobody physically forced his hand. If he really is the same person on and off screen, he may want to consider seeking psychiatric help.

If you don't like him, don't watch him.

Personally I think he's hilarious. I've been watching Top Gear for about a decade or more now. That is not an endorsement for him to be as arrogant off screen as on, though; I view Top Gear as a source of entertainment. People who watched Breaking Bad didn't expect Bryan Cranston to be a meth cooker in real life; why would I expect Clarkson to be the same person in real life that he portrays on TV?

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