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Comment No, because you're nutjob denialist wankers. (Score 3, Insightful) 222

Because an alarming ecological story comes up, and without evidence or even a rational hypothetical cause, it's immediately blamed on climate change.

Right. In the same way that every time a newspaper reports on a fatal car accident and mentioned the fact that the dead weren't wearing their seat belts, just proves how pervasive and devious the Newtonian Conspiracy is when promoting their liberal seat belt-wearing agenda.

Global warming (increasing global temperatures, higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations, shorter winters) are conducive to plant growth.

Remedial biology fail. Every mass extinction in history has resulted from the environment changing too fast for life to adapt to new conditions. Guess what happens when humans change the environment faster than life can adapt - and that's before even approaching the subject of climate change.

But don't mind me. Go on back to spreading the gospel of Jenny McCarthy while giving lead-painted toys to your kids and feeding them oatmeal steeped in arsenic, sending them off to school with a pack of Camels in each of their backpacks. Because science is a Big Lubrul conspiracy.

Comment Re:Keep in mind Obama's birth certificate (Score 1) 606

You do realize that's why there's a special prosecutor.

A special prosecutor could be appointed to investigate Santa's repeated acts of trespassing on private property. Doesn't mean shit.

So... who's the fucking dipshit now, dipshit.

The dipshit who's struggling with the concept of evidence, dipshit. Show us the evidence or you're an idiot antivaxxer/chem trailing/birther/truther/fluoride tool who devours any pile of bullshit that served up to him on a dixie plate.

Comment Re:Hillary would have gone to war with... (Score 5, Insightful) 126

Right. Hillary totally said "Let's attack Russia."

Which it totally part and parcel of vowing to enforce a no-fly zone in an area patrolled by Russian jets. If it was Putin promising to enforce a no-carrier-fleet policy in the region, threatening to sink American aircraft carriers and other vessels in the process, would you argue with people who said Putin said "let's attack the US"?

then you might accidentally hit Russian planes, and then everything will spiral out of control

Uh, yeah. The first world war was started over less. President Hillary starts enforcing her no-fly zone and some Russian jets are shot down. Then Russia starts enforcing Syrian sovereignty and starts shooting down U.S. jets - and navy ships firing missiles. You really need a picture painted for how this "spirals out of control" in a few very short, easy steps?

the US at present actually maintains de facto no-fly zones over Kurdish and Daesh territory (including threatening Assad with shooting down his aircraft if they took off during a Kurdish uprising in al-Hasakah), and Turkey maintains their own no-fly zone in northern Syria... forgetting about all of that.

Yes, for forgetting all those violations of Syria's sovereignty, all those acts of war.

Trump outright bombed a Syrian base to bits.

Syrian. Not Russian. But the goalposts do look quite lovely in the new location you've chosen for them.

but meanwhile in our universe, they gave Trump high poll ratings for his actions. Because of course, consistency isn't their strong suit.

As if consistency is the strong suit of Democrats? They switched so fast from hating Comey to singing his praises, it's a wonder they aren't all in traction from herniated disks. Besides, there's a gap between your premise and your conclusion - Republicans have loved imperialism and bombing other countries for several decades now - you think this is a change for them?

Comment Re:Hillary would have started a war over this (Score 2) 126

The obvious solution is a partition.

Which falls apart on scrutiny. Imagine a parallel universe, where a foreign power armed and funded the worst drug cartels to start a "rebellion" in the United States. And the "moderate proposal" was to let those foreign drug cartel fighters keep Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Why would the United States government agree to such a partition?

Comment Re:End the War (Score 1) 126

But they have a good chance of holding onto territory and negotiating for autonomy.

And preferably along a route that would work for a pipeline for Saudi Arabia and Qatrar - the real reason for the "civil war" in Syria. Except the government of Syria has no reason to accept such an imperialist partition, nor should it.

Comment Because of neocon regime change, that's why. (Score 2) 126

Nothing more, nothing less. Western Exceptionalists, try and explain why Syria was targeted before the Arab Spring, or why the United States continued to sell weapons to the dictatorship of Bahrain. Which was busy, and violently, putting down it's Arab Spring protests at the same time as the U.S. was bombing Libya because Qaddafi was 'oppressing Arab Spring protesters'.

Comment or....maybe that's all BS (Score -1, Flamebait) 606

My guess is it goes something like this. Trump absolutely colluded with Russia, but never in a formal way.

Uh huh. This assumes that Putin is smart and clever enough to hack information that will swing a US election, yet stupid enough to share that information (directly or indirectly) with someone as stupid as Trump.

Or....maybe it's all a bunch of stupid BS, like the theories that Stanley Kubrick faked the moon landings for the USG so he could use a low light camera....to make a movie. There's been as much evidence offered so far on Russia as there is on the moon landings being faked. Key word: evidence.

Comment Keep in mind Obama's birth certificate (Score -1, Troll) 606

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to oppose Trump. But Democrats have lost their goddamned minds after Mrs. Nafta lost the Rust Belt, and are desperately looking for a reason, any reason, to declare a president from the opposing party illegitimate. Like the Teabaggers who spent 8 years insisting that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii.

So they've bought wholesale a conspiracy theory that has less evidence than Bush & Cheney planning the WTC attacks back in 2001. Show us the evidence or STFU already.

Comment Re:How's that for gratitude (Score 1) 810

Fact is that Flynn - a fucking former general & director of national intelligence - kept his meeting with Kislyak a secret and "forgot" to register as a paid foreign agent.

So.....exactly the same sort of "where there's smoke, there's fire" reasoning deranged right wingers have used against the Clinton's for 25 years, from everything to having state troopers running drugs through Arkansas or having Vince Foster murdered.

Like I said.

Have Republicans forgotten that Putin used to be a Colonel in the KGB back when it was still Reagan's Evil Empire?

Have you forgotten all the lessons of the lies told to justify the invasion of Iraq? This time, the neocons have skipped the step of offering (fake) evidence to the UN and are now offering unsourced claims to the CIA-funded WaPo, and people like yourself are eating that shit up with a giant spoon.

And that he's engineered ways to keep himself in power while running the world's largest kleptocracy?

Are you completely out of your goddamned mind? Name the last democratically elected government overthrown by Russia without going to Google. I'll name you two overthrown by the U.S., just under Obama: Ukraine in 2014 and Honduras in 2009.

American exceptionalist assholes whining about Russia is like Biff Tannen whining about the paraplegic kid in the corner who he thinks made a face at him. While Biff is actively beating some other kids brains in with a baseball bat, after shoving a teacher down the stairs and setting neighborhood cats on fire with kerosene. Every day for the last 200 years.

Comment Re:"Holy shit!" (Score 2) 72

The costs to an economy and people's standard of living is huge with high taxation.

Low taxes have high costs. You pay far, far more for health care and education in the United States compared to other countries, with worse results. Yeah, it's great that Elitist U gave you a marginally better engineering degree than some shmoe who went to a Romanian community college - but the Romanian didn't gradate with five figures of student debt.

Capitalism is not used virtuously, it is used to control the majority by the minority.

Fixed that, too.

Look, all this Libertarian angst is just frustration that the rich actually have to pay back a pittance of the total that they exploit from the land, from consumers, from workers. I know you'd all like to go back to the Libertarian Golden Age of the 19th century, where the .01% would pay workers starvation wages to work in coal mines - and then get all that money back by paying the workers in company scrip that could only be used in company stores.

I'll let you in on a little secret: high taxation rates (on the wealthy) is labor camp insurance for bourgeoisie elitists such as yourself. If you're lucky. Guillotine insurance if you're not. Abuse the proles too much with your boot heel on the back of their necks, and sooner or later they're going to get fed up with your capitalist nazi bullshit and come for your head. So STFU, get over your elitist sense of entitlement, and pay your goddamn taxes.

Comment Re:Seriously, can we stop this now? (Score 0) 390

Clinton was ahead by double digits and it looked impossible for Trump to win, a few weeks before the vote. Then those emails leaked out, and then the FBI started another investigation a week before the vote... That's when Trump made up the huge gap.

Uh huh. What about all the other manipulation going the other direction - Comey letting Hillary off the hook for her unauthorized, unsecured email server & destruction of evidence that would have given a non-connected civil servant a few hundred years to serve in prison. The synchronized media freakouts over the stupid crap coming out of Trump's mouth while ignoring equivalent levels of verbal diarrhea from Clinton. The neat timing of the releases on year's old dirty laundry from Trump whenever Hillary stepped in it - like the 'pussy grabbing' tape. Without talking about Hillary's past dirty laundry, like when she spent months lying about being shot at by snipers in Bosnia.

And that's without even talking about the Democratic primary, and the collusion between Hillary's campaign and the DNC to coronate her.

Comment Re:Thank the Universe (I don't believe in a god) (Score 1) 810

Until Congress changed the law a year after Clinton left the State Department, there was no reason the Secretary of State couldn't use an outside email service for official business.

zombie Sandy Berger is fascinated by your alternative facts and would love to subscribe to your newsletter:

On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report....Berger was fined $50,000,[23] sentenced to serve two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and stripped of his security clearance for 3 years.

Hillary had the same amount of authority to set up her own email server as Berger had to take out classified information in his pants, as much Petraeus had to show classified information to his mistress. Hillary is also a hypocrite of Newt/Bob/Denny proportions as she had blasted the Bush Administration for using a private email service two years before setting up her own private email server.

"Our Constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret wiretaps, the secret military tribunals, the secret White House email accounts," Clinton said. "It's a stunning record of secrecy and corruption, of cronyism run amok. It is everything our founders were afraid of, everything our Constitution was designed to prevent."

It's also fascinating to watch Dems continue to defend Hillary's email server as a great idea, at the same time they are seeing Russians hiding under every bed trying to hack into computing systems and engage in shenanigans. But her unsecured server was still a great idea!

Comment They've always been Stasi (Score 1) 72

Why do they always target innocent protesters for illegal surveillance?

Because that's been the FBI's purpose from day one. It came out of the Palmer Raids, a government assault on unions and leftists. Suppressing the left by any means necessary has always been the primary purpose of the FBI. Intelligence agencies are no more about protecting Americans than cops are about establishing justice. Their true purpose is order. Specifically, a right-wing capitalist order.

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