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Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 401

Yes religions opens wrong kinds of doors. Adolf Hitler was apposed to religion and killed about 11 Million people in the process. Then you had the SS doing their weird cult like practices.

Nazi Germany was not opposed to religion -- they were very specifically Christian. Hitler himself said: "We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity ... in fact our movement is Christian.". 94% of the German population at the time of the war were Christians, as was the bulk of the Nazi party members.

Indeed, the SS specifically did not permit atheists in their ranks; the SS Oath went like so:

What is your oath?
– I vow to you, Adolf Hitler, as Führer and chancellor of the German Reich loyalty and bravery. I vow to you and to the leaders that you set for me, absolute allegiance until death. So help me God !
So you believe in a God?
– Yes, I believe in a Lord God.
What do you think about a man who does not believe in a God?
– I think he is overbearing, megalomaniacal, and foolish; he is not one of us.

Hitler wasn't opposed to religion -- like many despots, he was opposed to potential political threats against his interests. There is a significant difference between the two.

Yaz

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are too stupid... (Score 1) 64

by circletimessquare (#49370023) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

well yeah. in which case a "free" market is simply anarchy, in which a monopoly and oligarchy comes to dominate and "govern" in a sense: decide how much consumers pay and that no one competes. truly "free" in the sense there is no government, but a much worse place in actuality

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are too stupid... (Score 3, Interesting) 64

by circletimessquare (#49369829) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

it can self-regulate as well.

so company {X} dominates a market for widgets. any smaller companies try to compete, they undercut the competitors prices to starve them out, then jack prices way high when the smaller companies fold, consumers having no real choice

tell me how this problem is "self-regulated" by the market to correct for the abuse

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are too stupid... (Score 1) 64

by circletimessquare (#49369309) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

the problem is that we do not have strong laws against corruption

1. corporations and the rich buying congrescritters with election funds (supported in 2010 citizens united)

2. revolving door employment between regulator and the corporations they are supposed to regulate

other countries have clear laws against this type of thing. we can have that too (not easily, but we should, and we should try)

Comment: Re:Only Republicans are too stupid... (Score 4, Insightful) 64

by circletimessquare (#49368757) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

it's kind of like the concept of the free market

without rules, enforced, all markets quickly devolve into oligarchies and monopolies: customers and smaller players squashed and abused

so a free market requires government regulation

likewise, without rules enforcing net neutrality, large market players start fucking with the status quo to siphon off more cash. simply because they can

but there exists certain idiots in the world, a lot in the usa, who only see the government as a threat. the government IS a threat, in many avenues of life

but in the market place, the government is usually your only friend when it comes to real abuse from large market players

there does exist regulatory capture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

but again, this is an argument against corruption, not against government. again, the problem with regulatory capture is large market players corrupting the rules. so you want to heal your sick government, not weaken it further, thereby giving large market players yet even more ways to abuse you. and they will

but certain people, they just utterly lack the awareness that the government is not the only evil bogeyman in the world. many times in fact, like regulatory capture, the government isn't really the ultimate bogeyman, but just the front for the real villains: plutocracy

we need strong anticorruption rules in the usa. badly. the people are losing to big money. this will be our downfall

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 0) 147

by circletimessquare (#49368717) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

ah yes, when dealing with an intellectually dishonest individual, one encounters upset resistance rather than the simple ability to concede a point

you're welcome for the education on sovereignty

Other countries may invade at their will, because it is apparently a different sovereignty.

and where the fuck did i ever say that you dumb shit? are you talking to me or some made up boogeyman in your head?

delusional AND stupid

it seems the german education system is failing its children as much as german mental health facilities are failing its pilots

zero respect to you. you are not an equal. you are a child

Comment: Re:Putin's getting desperate... (Score 0) 73

by circletimessquare (#49368579) Attached to: NASA Denies New Space Station Partnership With Russia

The soviet union collapsed and now russia is run by a thug dictator for life as his personal toy with immature cult of personality on the same level as north korea

they invaded and vivisected georgia, and now invade ukraine because their feelings were hurt when slavic brothers ukraine announced it preferred to go with europe. its economy is tanking because its economy is just digging up oil

it is 140 million people. china is 1.3 billion. eu is 500 million. both diversified and growing economies with stable governments, not politically immature kgb goon worship

canada is small and weak over a large land area too. difference being, canada is at peace and with good relations with its neighbors. russia looks for every opportunity to piss everyone off. ultranationalism and 1950s imperialism is a fantasy of hurt egos and faded glory. it's a colossal weakness, not a strength. it only announces more aggression to come exactly as gets weaker

russia is a dying country. the 1950s and sputnik and yuri gagarin was its highest point. everything from then on was/ is downhill

in a hundred years, the trajectory that started with the collapse of the soviet union will continue. sibera will pass to china (outer manchuria, which russia won from china only in 1850, is going majority chinese population soon). and everything west of moscow will pass to europe by choice or by fire, as ukraine shows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

they are too few people over too large an area. their economy is too weak. and their politics is mafia level intimidation amateur hour, easy to topple and push around, if not outright inviting revolution when rabid ultranationalism loses its power

their much vaunted military will not keep up technologically and with a collapsing economy, and that's the only chip they have left that is weakening over time

the history of central asia is replete with giant empires that rise and fall. russia is but another to come to pass, and soon. i think this century, at least the next

no more deals with russia, especially on the space station. they are aggressive losers, any deals we make with them will not last and will be subject to further decay over time

to russian space scientists:

i suggest defecting to the west and private space companies. be the next sergey brin of space. he didn't make google in russia, and he never could have. the russian von brauns need to do the same

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score -1, Flamebait) 147

by circletimessquare (#49368511) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

if you are willing to disregard sovereignty, the foundational basis for all the other concepts you cite disappear

without respecting sovereignty, there is no respecting anything else. didn't the last few centuries of european history teach you anything moron? would you rather the french march across the rhine again? or the germans across the alps? or the austrians across the danube? why don't they do that anymore? you're the one telling me sovereignty doesn't matter you dumb fuck

your german grandparents learned this lesson the hard way. it is a shame some loser germans like yourself still don't understand the simple fucking lesson, despite all your ancestors who have suffered for it, and all the nations around you your ancestors put through such suffering. what a pathetic historically ignorant loser

but it is your ignorant shame alone, not that of your countrymen, those germans with responsibility and intelligence understand, they know very well what kind of fire russia is playing with here. you are not like them

you're just a low iq outlier, you should stop talking about this subject. if you can't understand the importance of sovereignty, you are a moron on a topic you have no right to inject your stupidity into

there was really no need for insults there. We both are grown-ups and can hold a polite discussion.

i am not insulting you i am objectively describing your lack of awareness of basic concepts of a subject matter you've stumbled into without any understanding of it

and so i do not respect you. you are not my equal on this topic. you are not a grown up

because you do not understand, nor respect sovereignty. therefore you have marked yourself an ignorant child on the topic of geopolitics

do you wander into chemistry class and mumble about phlogiston? do you wander into biology class and prattle about lamarckism?

then why the fuck do you bloviate about geopolitics and disregard sovereignty thereby effectively announcing yourself as a fucking idiot?

ask yourself what is lost if sovereignty is not respected. the answer is: everything

i fear if moscow does not learn, it will soon be divided between the chinese and europe, just in time for the hundred year humbling of berlin in the same fashion

ukraine and georgia are but czechoslovakia and austria. abkhazia is sudetenland and novorussiya is the anschluss. same bullshit: the germans in sudetenland were "suffering" so nazis had to annex it. fucking arrogant imperial bullshit! same with what russia did to georgia! you really believe russian lies? there is zero justification to subjugate another country on nothing but arrogance and hurt ego. none

you disrespect another country's sovereignty, you are only inviting for your own to be torn to pieces too

if the russians are drunk on past glory and ultranationalism and feeling insulted at a recent loss (wwi -> collapse of the soviet union/ loss of influence in ukraine) like germany a hundred years ago, then russia under mafia goon putin will suffer the same fate as nazi germany

imperial machines all need to feed on the weak around them. we will see where the russians strike next. and thereby strengthen the resolve of all the world watching to deliver a death blow. as they must. as unanswered aggression merely creates more

siberia goes to china. all west of moscow goes to europe

russia is a dying thug. no one does what russia does to its neighbors except to announce its bankruptcy and weakness

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 0) 147

by circletimessquare (#49364607) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

What Russia did to Georgia in 2008 is a continuation of what Georgia did to itself in the early nineties

i stopped reading there

russia has no right to invade a sovereign country. do you understand? of course they have a "reason." do you have a functioning brain? can you see through their bullshit?

russia meddled in an *internal* georgian dispute that occurred within the internationally recognized borders of georgia. then it divided the country into a "new" bullshit country abkhazia

is it ok if the usa invades the mexican district of sonora and announces that it is a new country? why can the usa do this? uhhh... drug smuggling. yeah, that's our reason. perfectly good reason, totally understandable, right moron?

what was russia's reaons for invading georgia? guess what: it has no fucking right to invade and divide a sovereign country on those hopped reasons. do you understand what sovereignty is?

can the american fbi go into canada and arrest people? no? why not. can the us army occupy ontario? why not? because canada is a sovereign country, you dumb fuck

why do you think it's perfectly normal and ok for russia to invade and divide it's smaller neighbors? it's not normal. it's not acceptable

no country, anywhere in the world, does what russia did to georgia and ukraine without consequences. not south africa and mozambique. not china and vietnam. not brazil and uruguay. countries do not invade other sovereign countries and that's just normal and fine. do you understand?

if you do, continue speaking on this topic. but if you continue to assert russia invading and dividing georgia and ukraine is "reasonable" then you do not understand what the fuck sovereignty means and are therefore announcing yourself as a complete moron or a propagandized idiot on this topic and you should shut up

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 1) 147

by circletimessquare (#49363897) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

if you know your history, the area is ottoman, tatar, lithuanian, polish...

history can be used to justify any ignorant adventurist shit you can devise

what's actually important is the fucking borders of a fucking sovereign nation, and that modern states respect that

you didn't notice the imperial bullshit russia did on georgia in 2008?

russia is doing imperialism 1850 style. it needs to be, and will be, punished for being a stinking pile of destabilizing shit because of insecure nationalism. oh glorious russia has fallen from historical highs, boo hoo. and it will fall further now

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 1) 147

by circletimessquare (#49363323) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

they call ukraine "new russia"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

i suggest the usa call kamchatka "new alaska"

china can reclaim outer manchuria they lost to russia in the mid 1800s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...

fuck you russia, imperial bullying douchebag

we should not be doing any space program with these assholes, we should be shutting down programs

Comment: Re:He's good. (Score 0, Troll) 194

yeah, i despise the plutocracy, the abuse of our political system by corporations, how wall street and bankers are allowed to get away with terrible crimes, etc.

but a bank is a fucking completely normal institution we all need. it just needs to be heavily regulated to function fairly

to call all banks evil and and all bankers evil just makes you out to be a complete moron

good luck with not getting robbed once people find out you stuff your money in your mattress

Comment: Re:Perfection is unattainable. (Score 1) 377

by circletimessquare (#49361145) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

yes, i am familiar with this faulty line of reasoning

the simple response to your logical fallacy is: because grey areas exist doesn't mean black and white don't exist

it might not be possible to draw a hard line on behavior. but there is behavior which is clearly not in a grey area and clearly calls for a judgment against you

this pilot had clear signs of being untrustworthy to fly commercially. it's not fuzzy and unsure

if you don't believe me, wait until a few years when the first verdicts come down in this case. a judge/ jury will decide on his employer/ the govt fucking up. the facts as they appear now show a clear problem that should have precluded him from piloting any plane with people on board

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