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Comment Re:Your laws ignore my rights (Score 3, Insightful) 205

You don't see it happening because very few people know about it. Do you think that the lack of media coverage is accidental? Oh I know, Ben Carson the Republican candidate said something loony about having to attack a gunman on a spree just to kill, so that has to take all 7 "News" stations days to investigate and discuss. TPPIP? Not a word could be heard on any of those stations about that one. Amazingly, the candidates are not discussing it or being quoted on that one either.

First, Carson's comment is about as loony as calling the police and expecting them to save you. What he said was if you are about to die, try to save others. It's no different than after 9/11 when public discussion went from advising people to stay calm and follow orders/cooperate when an airplane is hijacked to assume you will be dead so take risks and save others. If you cannot understand that, you might have a serious problem.

Next, there is no or little media coverage because until recently there was nothing to cover outside of speculation. It's all been drafts leaked to the public via questionable sources and as we found out, a lot is different. I suspect we will end up continuing with little coverage because the IP provisions benefit the news corporations greatly.

Oh but Donal Trump this and that, and of course everyone is just mean to Hillary because in all the time she served as Secretary of State she never ever sent or received even 1 classified email.

That is an outright lie.


The game is rigged pretty heavily today. People would probably shit themselves if they really know how much they are being manipulated. But hell, Facebook does not show anything too important in their feeds, and Facebook taking over control of that was accidental too.

Yup and you demonstrated my point with your political half assery too. Whenever someone talks about this subject, they have half the facts and half the fallacy along with all the hyperbole.

That rant is not really directed at you. It is directed at those who are now wearing that same tin-foil hat they accused others of wearing. I hope it fits them well.

This happens more often than most of us are willing to realize. Early warnings of lost jobs came about with NAFTA, Crazies like Glenn Beck was warning of ISIS and the Caliphate long before it was mainstream. Hell, even the horrors of Nazi Germany were foretold before the world was shocked at what we found at the end of WWII. Escaped Jews were trying to get the US involved long before Pearl Harbor pushed us over the edge. I guess for some, they just have to reach out and touch the hot stove in order to understand what your warning about the stove being hot really means.

Comment Re:Your laws ignore my rights (Score 3, Interesting) 205

I've watched 3 different people in different settings go off about this to others. They have half the facts and half the fallacy along with all the hyperbole.

The problem is a communications problem. It gets so technical that most people gloss over and ignore it until something strike their ears but then they only catch half. Most people are like the GP and when they attempt to communicate about it, they end up looking like a loon freshly dipped in dingbat shit and people ignore them again.

What is needed is a cartoonish but reasonably well articulated summery of the situation and most people would grab their pitchforks and join the mob. I don't see that happening. Probably because they have been invested so long that it in and of itself seems engagingly ridiculous.

Comment Re:Wait a day or two before passing judgment (Score 1) 407

Your problem is that you are assigning incompetence when it is nowhere found in the statement. Not knowing something does not mean incompetence, it means ignorant of all the facts if anything.

I am specifically stating that the fog of war makes things like the purpose behind specific buildings fluid and ever changing and it is not possible to know what every building is being used for when you do not control the territory they are located in. Presumably, the Afghans who called the air strike in were trusted enough to be able to do so and they were taken at their word that they were receiving fire from the building. There is no incompetence there at all.

Take a read at this snippet from CNN. It's basically the same as I said and he calls it a mistake. If you consider that incompetence, I consider you looney and too unintelligent to continue.

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen Mark Hertling said it was common for facilities such as hospitals to give combatants their coordinates.

"The coalition air forces will put something called a no-fly area on that GPS coordinate, so you have a pinpoint dot on a map, where you say something is there ... don't hit it," Hertling said.

"But when the fluidness of the battlefield takes place and you have engagements with troops on the ground, sometimes there are mistakes," he said.

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 407

Evidence was offered, it just wasn't good enough for them.

But that is neither here nor there, The Taliban knew of Bin Laden's admission to being behind Mogadishu. He publically admitted it to Peter Bergen in a taped interview. They knew he was involved with Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings because there is a video tape of him taking credit that he himself released. Ahmed Ressam proudly proclaimed he was trained and supported by Bin Laden when he plead guilty to the plot to bomb LA airport in 2000 or so. All of this was known and admitted to by either Bin laden himself in various outlets or by people involved giving testimony.

But more importantly, the Taliban never offered to hand Bin Laden over until after the invasion and bombing which makes your entire premise moot. It's like saying that they offered to surrender after they were captured.

Comment Re:Are mass shootings a false flag? (Score 1) 83

In the case of the UCC shooter I do not believe so. I believe it is far more likely that autistic mom and autistic son shared an autistic obsession about guns. Autistic son had headbanging stim. Autistic Mom who was studying to be a nurse went crazy with the perscription meds to control the headbanging. One day, kid loses control, takes 6 guns out of the collection of more than 20, goes and shoots up the nearest gun-free zone he knows about, which happens to be the college he's enrolled in.

Seems very straightforward to me.

Comment Re:The missing link is mental illness (Score 1) 83

Your article failed to address side effects from antidepressant medication, which is the *specific* co-morbidity. Yes, general mental illness does not necessarily create violence, but it is specifically listed in the potential side effects of drugs like Zoloft and Lithium.

Suicide is also a danger with these drugs (which makes me think anti-depressants are rather, well, misnamed).

Suicide by cop even more so. And for that you need, gasp, potential or real random victims.

Comment Back to the future (Score 1) 76

It's gotten to the point that, in order to encrypt anything safely for a few years, I have to invent a time machine and steal the technology from the future. And kill the inventor, so that he doesn't independently discover it in the original time stream.

We just got vendors to stop using MD5 and SSL 3.0 about a year ago.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 363

Absolutely. In other news, when a woman is raped it's her fault for dressing like that.

Emissions testing is performed on a dyno with a computer attached to the car through the OBD-II port because it's far more efficient to do that driving the car around with a portable computer. I refuse to have to pay more taxes and jack up EPA funding because Japanese and Europeans cheat.

Comment Re: In three years ... (Score 1) 190

Everyone needs to know how to operate a computer. That does not mean they need to know how to code.

That's like saying that literacy requires everyone to know how to write novels or encyclopedias.

The thing is? It seems easier to get normal computer literacy today for kids than it ever was for kids to become reading literate. Kids with devices these days figure this stuff out on their own.

We probably could use more coders, but not *everyone*. Just add more money for more seats for quality CS programs for kids who are motivated and interested. And maybe add some money to *introduce* kids to the idea of coding to see if they like it after exposure and more motivated kids join CS classes. But let's not make this a "requirement".

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.