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Comment: Not Ukraine, no. But Russia... (Score 2) 623

by halivar (#46518939) Attached to: Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

We have no interest in the Ukraine. This is true. We do, however, have interest the resurgence of Russia as an international antagonist. If we can stop Ukraine from entering into the Russian fold, we can put a kink in the establishment of the Eurasian Union (tentatively with Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), which would otherwise negatively impact our economic clout.

Fact is, in an almost totally globalized economy, almost everyone has an interest (either direct or indirect) with every event in the world, whether you like or approve of it or not.

Comment: Re:Please Leave the Gun Rights Debate Out Of This (Score 1, Offtopic) 159

by halivar (#44869059) Attached to: Reddit Bans Subreddit Dedicated To Finding Navy Yard Shooters

This is getting tedious. America has had more guns than people since Euros first stepped foot on it 500 years ago. If guns haven't turned the US into a lawless Mad Max apocalyptic wasteland by now, chances are it isn't going to anytime soon.

Oh wait you mean the real solution is too hard so you have to have to run and hide under so called gun rights?

And WTF does it even mean to "run and hide" under gun rights? This is histrionic babble.

Comment: Re:For what I hope is the last time (Score 1) 1255

by halivar (#44855845) Attached to: Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

Fascism has a very specific meaning that excludes Stalin and Mao. It is not a general term meaning "autocratic assholes." We already have a term for that: autocratic assholes does pretty nicely. They were Big-C Communists. And they were autocratic assholes. The problem with /.'ers is they confuse communism on a whole with their own particular favorite flavor of anarcho-communism, and then pronounce the others No True Scotsmen.

Comment: Re:The US should stay out of it (Score 1) 222

by halivar (#44636157) Attached to: Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed By Poison-Gas Attack

I understand what he meant. I was commenting because he was apparently ignoring the overwhelming weight of historical and archaeological evidence that says the Jews/Hebrews/Peoples-Front-Of-Whatever came from exactly where they said they were. This isn't a because-the-bible-or-torah-said-so thing.

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