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Comment Re:The Most Shocking Thing About the France Attack (Score 4, Informative) 259

Brennan also said the United States had strategic warning about the terrorist attack in Paris, but did not provide details, other than to say it was not a surprise.
The same subordinate status that makes it OK for the ruling class to violate citizens' privacy means it's not a big deal if they are blown up. Sheep are herded, sheep are slaughtered.

Comment Re:Can you liberals please wake the fuck up? (Score 1) 965

it'd be ok if I'm gunned down when I'm having a few beers with friends.

That would be enough for a drone to launch a "signature strike".

It's true that on the small scale people are caught up in events they have little control over, but that's the price you pay for not living in a cave.

Comment Re:Can you liberals please wake the fuck up? (Score 1) 965

Civilians of course are full participants of war, if the enemy fought "civilized" they'd drop tons or megatons of explosives and incinerate every living thing in the capital. That civilians are so out of touch and gullible to believe that they are immune because the war is "classified" demonstrates the validity of the tactics

Comment Re:What is it about... (Score 1) 620

It is strange how people not in power look for loopholes in laws that apply to government. There actually is no question about what the purpose of the 2nd Amendment was or what it says; the question about how it is written is about style, which does seem to have been impaired due to the process of a committee editing the original version:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.

Comment Re:Who cares about the kid? (Score 1) 621

Every day that government workers show up they know they are participating in a scam, so this is a population that has no conscience. They are also unemployable outside of government, so it's basically suicide to risk their job. The person fired for feeding kids is no counterexample because 1) she could have easily paid out of her own pocket but of course the thought never occurred to her 2) she was likely used to getting away with stealing from the school and so also didn't think she was risking anything

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller