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Comment: Re:NDAs (Score 1) 124

by Zontar The Mindless (#48443445) Attached to: Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

That is why the U.S.A. has not declared any war in 50 years, so they can play word games and get around the geneva convention.
The only wars that the U.S.A has been declaring are against concepts: war, terrorist, etc.

See? The dangers from ACs trying to spread pernicious truths such as these is exactly why we need everyone's communications tapped at all times!

Comment: Re:Consent of the Governed (Score 2) 124

by Zontar The Mindless (#48443417) Attached to: Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

That would be just peachy if votes for particular candidates/parties actually counted for something.

It really amazes me that someone who appears to be as intelligent as you do cannot see the state-within-a-state that has grown up in the US since the Second World War. Just as Eisenhower warned it would.

Comment: Re:Mistaken Western-centric thinking about China (Score 1) 101

I remind everyone that the Chinese Communist Party is made up of the smartest people in China.

I remind everyone that the CCP is also made up of people who happen to have the right connections, or be born into the right families.

Comment: Re: China's internet will become a smaller intran (Score 1) 101

Firstly, China isn't blocking everything in the world. They are blocking undesirable content into their own country that a majority of the Chinese public agrees should be blocked because their government tells them it should be, and they don't get to hear any opposing views on the matter.


Comment: Re:Except for Mozilla and Colts (Score 1) 101

Do you think I just fell off a yùtóu wagon?

I've been to China numerous times, have many friends from and in China, am married to a Chinese, and you are so full of it I'm looking for my waders.

This is *all* about maintaining order, under control of the CCP, by blocking (or at least slowing down) the ingress of as many "disruptive" ideas as possible.

Meanwhile, within China, it's common knowledge that many of the country's current social ills stem from the Cultural Revolution and its attempts at erasing this 5000 years of history of which you speak as though it were really a presence. It's common knowledge within the CCP as well--I know this because I've discussed it with Party members.

So please spare us the "preservation of our culture" spiel--it doesn't wash.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 301

by Zontar The Mindless (#48439377) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

If they were firing at each other, how could they have been fighting on the same side?

And in a response to a post about friendly fire, no less... Fish, barrel--meet gun.

Meanwhile, I humbly suggest that you try a bit harder not to contradict yourself 3 or 4 times in the same post.

Comment: Re:Elon Musk on "Process" (Score 1) 179

by Zontar The Mindless (#48439283) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Absolutely. Wasn't it the Bard who said, The first thing we do, let's kill all the process junkies!?

Or, in this more enlightened era, maybe we can send them out to work on a farm for awhile--the fresh air, sunshine, and exercise would do them a world of good, and they'd at long last get the chance to learn a useful trade. Not to mention the most excellent poetic justice factor when they're the ones shovelling the horseshit...

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