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Comment: Re:Stop throwing good money after bad. (Score 1) 354

by techno-vampire (#47426969) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
OK, I can understand that. I don't agree with it, but I understand it. And, the reason that I don't agree with it is that AFAIK there's nothing in Communist ideology that would dictate that type of conduct, any more than there's anything in Bushido that could be used to justify the Rape of Nanking. BTW, back in '71, I saw a documentary on that war that included some newsreel footage from Nanking; I'm still trying to forget some of the images.

Comment: Re:Stop throwing good money after bad. (Score 1) 354

by techno-vampire (#47426749) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
That was an ideological difference between the two that prevents the Germans from being willing to surrender German territory to the Soviets...

That wasn't the biggest reason that the Germans fought so much harder in the East during the final days of the war. They considered the Soviets to be little more than animals, and if you'll read accounts of how they acted, e.g., raping every female they found from 8 to 80, you'll see that the Germans were, to some extent, trying to make sure that they surrendered to the western allies, who they could trust to act in a civilized manner. Aside from that, I have no disagreement with your premise.

Comment: Re:Stop throwing good money after bad. (Score 1) 354

by techno-vampire (#47421177) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
Had we been ready to prosecute even one front of the war in December 1941 we could have easily saved Europe from being totally taken by Germany...

You are aware, aren't you, that the Battle of France started on May 10, 1940 and ended on June 22, 1940, almost a year and a half before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 1) 211

Actually, it's exactly the kind of change I was expecting. Right from the start, I realized that he was very careful not to give even the slightest hint of what kind of change he was thinking of, and presumed that he meant "change for the worse." From all I can see, I was right.

Comment: Re:Isn't this discriminatory? (Score 1) 376

OK, I'm a white male, but I might be able to qualify because I belong to several minority groups. I'm a veteran. Not only that, I'm a 'Nam vet. Not only that, I have a (minor) service-connected disability. And, of course, I'm a senior citizen. Add all of those together, and Google might be willing to hire me simply because I can be counted as part of four different minority groups. There's only one problem: I'm retired and have no interest in working for them.

Comment: Re:Let them drink! (Score 1, Interesting) 532

by techno-vampire (#47329181) Attached to: NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
How's that web hosting business you're spamming your sig line coming?

Well, I've used it for my own site for a number of years, as have a few of my friends, and we've all gotten good service. And, except for the fact that I get a little bit taken off my bill if somebody follows that link and signs up with them, I have no business relationship with them except as a customer. And, as far as my post being just an excuse to post something, I, at least, prefer to post only when I have something to say.

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