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Comment: Re:Legal (Score 1) 176

by gtall (#49362623) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded

Hehehehe...and there are two congresscritters who want to do away with Wash. D.C. gun laws. There are only several killed every week using guns in D.C., of course they can always walk them over the border from Virginia which is awash in guns and dumbfucks toting them around to make their dicks look bigger. Wait until one of those congresscritter's loved ones get whacked, we'll see how enthusiastic those dimbulbs will be then.

Oh, and say away from Republican candidates for president, they are all packing guns for the cameras. Shouldn't be too long before one of them blows his foot off.

Comment: Re:Not The First (Score 1) 731

by gtall (#49346413) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Ackkkk! You don't know your theology, Allah is so other that he never communicates directly with man, he sends an angel. Even Muhammad was communicated to by an angel...oh piss, he was communicated to because the idiot part of his brain was speaking voices to the other idiot part of his brain and he took it to be Gabriel. Being someone afflicted with grandiosity (among his other mental ailments), he went on to conquer a good part of Saudi Arabia, blame the Jews for his problems, and declare himself Prophet Forever, i.e., there'll be no other such deluded soul to follow him...typical scam produced by a mental illness. Putin isn't quite as far gone but I deem he'll get there in the end...maybe that wax Lenin will start talking to him.

Comment: Re:Explain this to me. (Score 1) 148

by gtall (#49343261) Attached to: First Nuclear Power Plant Planned In Jordan

Yes, let's forget the Hezbollah in Lebanon who started the last Lebanon-Israeli war, the Shi'ite stooges of Iran in Iraq who are helping turn the country into a continuous civil war, the Houthis in Yemen who decided their neck of the woods wasn't enough that they needed to try to take all of Yemen which will probably spark the next Yemen civil war, the help the Iranians gave to al Qaeda when all those nice al Qaedians wanted was a safe place to hide after attacking the U.S., the bombing of the Jewish center in Argentina, etc. The list of Iranian atrocities is very deep including their repression of minorities in Iran, the repression of gays in Iran, the repression of any serious opposition to the nutjob mullahs in Iran and using Hezbollah thugs to silence the opposition during previous elections, the periodic stealing people from other countries for stupid show trials in Iran, etc. And Iran attempting to build a atom bomb because they fear their dicks will be too small without one.

Yep, the Iranians are a bunch of fluffy bunnies. Hey, you aren't really Joe Biden, are you?

Comment: Re:it always amazes me (Score 2) 339

by gtall (#49334401) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb

Turkey is Sunni and vies for influence in the region, Erdogan won't lose any sleep over the U.S. attacking Iran. He'll wax indignant because that's what he does best, but he'll be looking for geopolitical gain out the situation. He's a whore.

China isn't going to go to the mat for Iran either. And they certainly don't want the U.S. providing lethal arms to Taiwan. And there'll be no PLA in Iran either, with or without nukes. China will see what advantage it can make out of an attack, but putting their own people in to get clocked by the Americans isn't something they'd want; it would pop their little bubble of how effective their military is.

That said, the U.S. isn't going to attack Iran any time soon, they have nothing the U.S. wants. And the U.S. realizes attacking the nuke sites will only delay Iran and its love affair with nuclear weapons, not stop it...well, short of nuking Iran which won't happen because the U.S. has friends downwind. It would make the Saudis happy campers though.

My own opinion is that Iran will tiptoe up to a nuclear weapon so they can toss one together at a moment's notice...unless they think they can produce them without being noticed. They also realize Obama will be gone in two years, so the days of the Joe Biden Bunny World Foreign Policy are likely over. That won't stop Saudi Arabia from attempting to get nukes. Sooner or later, something will slip out and either a terrorist cell will get their hands on a nuke and let it off, or a crazy government will do it for them. The only question is where and how long we have until that happens. N. Korea is unstable or at least their leader is. And Iran's mullahs do not have a lock on their government, the right ideolog in Iran could easily think it a bright idea to send one Israel's way thinking that if Iran is the one to knock off Israel, all the Sunnis will switch to being Shi'ite and they'll be in Muslim shit-heaven.

Comment: Re:Who is going to buy all their stuff? (Score 1) 108

by gtall (#49326589) Attached to: IBM Will Share Tech With China To Help Build IT Industry There

To some extent, the C party in China sees the problem with putting foreigners out of work, i.e., lose the market for their crap. They are attempting to simulate domestic consumption. It takes a government to wage screwups on a massive, country-defeating scale. And the C party is certainly up to the challenge. The only reason it hasn't yet quite caught up to them is that they are providing a marginally better life for enough of their pop. to keep the malcontents stifled (or shot, they aren't particular about which it takes). However, it is in the process of catching up with them. Their growth is slowing. Their environment is degrading.

The basic problem for China is their C party of government has no reason for being. They don't anything particularly well. They are rife with corruption. And they know it, that is why they need to censure so heavily.

Bahrain is a good example of what the outside world, and specifically technologies and ideas spawned by the U.S. and the West, can do. Bahrain is run by the usual assortment of incompetent Sunni "sheiks". They have a predominately Shi'ite pop. The Shi'ite pop. was more or less cowed sheep until Google Earth arrived. Then they started to get politically active. One fellow summed it up properly. He said they could see on Google Earth how all the development was happening in Sunni areas and they were relegated to the backwoods (backsands?) part of the country and then could see what a raw deal they were getting. So the Sunni alleged sheiks are clamping down...which will probably work until the Shi'ites work out how to have them all killed.

It won't be Google Earth that dooms China's government, but once the people start comparing their incompetence with how other countries are governed, the C. party is toast.

Comment: Re:Kill them all. (Score 2, Interesting) 335

Actually, it is very much about religion. At its core, Daesh is a religious movement for control of Islam. The Koran backs much of what they do. Islam never had a reformation like Christianity and Judaism. The latter have effectively jettisoned those parts of "scripture" which are just plain wicked. In essence, humanity has triumphed over religion in those two cases (i.e., the Greeks won). Islam has never had a reformation. And it doesn't appear likely it will anytime soon because anyone attempting it is usually killed as being apostate. It is the triumph of the Mullahs and Imams, two classes of the least responsible people to lead a religion. They answer to no one, even Allah. The reason, Allah is so other He cannot be bothered to talk to Man personally, even Muhammad was talked to by Gabriel, an angel. Well, if hearing voiced makes you holy, then we have many holy people walking around today, we also have many institutionalized. Ever talk to the mentally ill, they are frequently very religious. Muhammad goes off to the mountains in his thirties and hears voices, so it must be Gabriel...late stage schizophrenia, classic case.

Ever read closely what the current crop of Islamic nutjobs spout? Read the Harvard Guide to Psychiatry to properly place their mental illnesses. It is very revealing.

Comment: Re:Simple Solution (Score 1) 362

by gtall (#49305673) Attached to: OEMs Allowed To Lock Secure Boot In Windows 10 Computers

"Why anyone would buy a pre-built machines these days is beyond me." So, we can count you in the 1% who find a problem with this. MS knows they can get away with it. The only thing that will screw MS is for computing to move on from the PC. But business is still in MS's pocket, wants PCs, and wants someone to return the box to or get service on, so the HPs, Dells, etc. of the world will continue to support MS, they lost their souls long ago.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.