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Comment Re:Ask Slashdot: (Score 1) 181

You can delete all the posts you want, but anybody who copied them beforehand can repost them. And Google can still have a cache file. You have no right to force anybody to erase those or any references to them.

And this is not about protecting you from *big undemocratic greedy corporations*. It's there to allow powerful people (government or corporate) to erase embarrassing statements and actions. It is exactly what China does to its internet. You don't have a right to control what a search engine finds and indexes, and to combat the attempt, we need an alternative that can't be controlled by legislation. A search engine should be like a 'dumb pipe', find and display anything you are searching for, unfiltered. Arguing about it is silly. Circumvention of such laws is essential to keep the internet wide open.

Comment Re:Hard to see, except for that thing (Score 1) 27

You really, truly think that they've broken no laws whatsoever?

Not at all, but it doesn't matter what I think. I repeat, he did not get my vote. Endlessly and breathlessly pontificating on it won't accomplish a damn thing. You gotta deal with his 63 million supporters that are not me. The most noticeable thing about Trump is the hyperactive reaction he gets for acting boldly in public what his predecessors did behind the curtain. They guy's a chump, but the shtick is brilliant. Mass media is completely hypnotized, can't talk about anything else except some sports, traffic, and weather. No, the sad thing is that the opposition was so weak that he won. That's what it boils down to. It's the horrible ugly truth. The Russia thing is comparative bullshit (but an effective distraction), a convenient scapegoat to externalize one faction's own failures.

I'm more worried that the reaction to Trump will only bring out even worse, more antipathic people as each side digs in their heels.

Comment Re:Hard to see, except for that thing (Score 1) 27

Not yet. Stay tuned.

I am, I'm just mocking all the hype and obsession leading into it. But precedence says most of it is a bullshit distraction from internal problems. It's better to use history as a guide than to believe the rhetoric. Unfortunately all this is simply repeating history instead of learning from it.

I notice your hypocrisy didn't allow you to say comment on this, mostly because you have no cogent response. In other words, you're fine with anything Trump and his minions do...

What is there to comment on? It's an absurd statement that made no sense. It simply doesn't relate to the price of rice. I'm not fine with any of them doing it. I make that position known in the only sensible way, with my vote. I'm not going to obsess and masturbate over it to be part of the 'in crowd'. And here again, you make unfounded and mistaken assumptions. And again again, I actually did respond to your silliness:

I never supported any of them. The man didn't get my vote, and neither did Hillary or any other lying scumbags that regularly break their promises. None of them ever won office on my account. Why are you projecting that onto me? It's very presumptuous of you...

Apparently you didn't bother to read it before you went off on your rant, trying to convince the world that a vote against Clinton was a vote for Trump. Ho-hum tedium...

but if Obama or Hillary had done any of this stuff you'd be wetting your panties and screaming for impeachment....and we both know it.

Done what stuff? They did everything, and more. The two sides are a distinction without a difference. They sell weapons to terrorists, collude with big business, steal our pensions and tax money, and warm the chair for each other. It goes with the territory. The whole bunch of them are under "mutually assured blackmail", which is why they can't seriously go after each other without burning down the house.

You too, clarify many things, and you make things up that I never even imply. I have to say the overall demeanor was and is a great campaign tool, for the other side. You got this 'either/or' thing going on and denying there are other choices outside your little box you put yourself in, then you blame your losses on others for not playing along. It's a very reactionary game played by both sides, equally repulsive...

Comment Re:Hard to see, except for that thing (Score 1) 27

And I didn't say you did.

Ah, but you did... should you wish certain people not to comment in your published JE. I never even remotely implied that. So you can't weasel out of that. I mean, you can, it just makes you the fool, in case that concerns you.

You're equating showing up, regularly, to troll me with your off topic whining, usually after comments have died down,

  Regularly? Off topic? Trolling?

:-) Ah, that's right, for you it's different, very good. Keep trying. I'm lovin' it!

And sorry, you didn't show his 'admission' that he broke any of those laws (and I'm not doubting that he did, though you might think otherwise because I haven't jumped onto your bandwagon, but show me the money, otherwise the Ukrainian/DNC example is just as valid). And since you're stating a very common practice, make sure you apply it to everybody, your deflection on 'equivalency' notwithstanding. You can't single people out. Either it's ok, or it's not.

Are you sure you're not a Trump supporter?

Typical response to any disagreement with your narrative. The first commenter did likewise. And all the Trump supporters think I endorse Hillary too. You guys are all the same, with the same rote responses. Trump and Clinton supporters are true mirror images of each other, damn near word for word.

Comment Re:Hard to see, except for that thing (Score 1) 27

You're playing that silly game again. I didn't say 'unwanted'. In fact I specifically said the opposite, and was responding to your bitching at me in genpop. Funny to see you complain about reading what other people say. Eh, I guess I shouldn't expect any better by now, but thanks for clarifying.

Get over it already.

Yes, please do! The whole Russia shtick is based on her loss. Trump was ready to do the same if he lost. Looks like the distraction works for both sides.

Jr's already outed himself as an actual criminal..

Really? Exactly what was his crime? What statute did he specifically admit to violating? You want 'criminals'? Look at the DNC and how they did the primaries.

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