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Journal by damn_registrars
I'm sure the fact that my 6 most recent comments were all moderated down "flamebait" in spite of being in different discussions and written on different days is just coincidental. Nonetheless, dear idiot, you haven't moved my karma. I told you that before.

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 89

by damn_registrars (#48629689) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney

They sure as hell don't give a shit about your job.

The last election had one candidate who was indifferent towards my job and one who was openly hostile towards it. I had to vote for the one who was indifferent in the hopes of preventing the hostile one from rising to power and putting me on the streets. It was that simple.

Indeed there was no candidate who cared about it or wanted to preserve it. But there was a candidate who plainly wanted to exterminate it.

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 89

by damn_registrars (#48624643) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney
Where do you think you're going with that statement? Nothing I said actually helps make President Lawnchair look better. I flatly said that the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010 was a giant handout to his corporate masters. it is accepted that every republican president we have ever had would have gladly signed the same bill into law had they been POTUS.

Comment: Re:No, no, no (Score 0) 580

by damn_registrars (#48623341) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

The current prevailing theory is that North Korea hired outside hackers for this job. That fits the level of skill shown (less than CIA-level, more than skiddie level), the damage done, and even North Korea's response (had it been homegrown hackers, I'm not sure Kim could have helped but shout it out to the world).

That is a rather difficult hypothesis to support. How do you show that the hackers were hired by North Korea? What would North Korea be able to offer in compensation?

Also, pointing out that an action was illogical in no way proves that it was not North Korea. They have shown time and time again to be a country that makes bad decisions, and acts with little regard for the consequences.

The third generation Kim is not quite the rogue actor his predecessors were. Jong-Un seems to be aware of the fact that his country is under a microscope now and that he can't always just do what he wants. Furthermore he seems aware of the fact that the support they used to enjoy from China is quickly becoming exactly that - support they used to enjoy. While not the most logical guy at the party, Kim Jong-Un seems to have a little more awareness of the world than what we used to see from North Korea.

Comment: Re:Gawd, I love that man (Score 1) 89

by damn_registrars (#48623313) Attached to: Dick "Smitty" Cheney
What part of his record of (in)action up to that point caused you to think that President Lawnchair would stand up to his corporate masters? He signed the bill into law that they wanted, and they showed their gratitude by shitting on the American public. The insurance industry had no reason to behave morally after being given all the power, being as they no longer had anything to lose by doing so.

Comment: How do you do that? (Score 0) 580

by damn_registrars (#48622935) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release
Unless I'm forgetting something, 9/11 involved planes crashing into large buildings. Most movie theaters in the US are single-story buildings and seldom have much around them of great significance (ie they are in big empty suburban parking lots). They would have to completely destroy dozens of theatres in order to match the death total of 9/11, and in the process wouldn't come close to the monetary damage.

But that leaves the giant question of how. You can't take down a full movie theatre with one suicide bomber, you would need several (at least one for each screen, somehow synchronized to maximize damage). 9/11 was 19 terrorists killing almost 3,000 others; you can't get anywhere near that level of destruction with suicide bombers.

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