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cold fjord writes: Nature reports, "The United States will revive the long-dormant National Space Council, a group meant to coordinate space policy among government agencies and departments. ... First constituted in 1958, the space council — or some iteration of it — has been active sporadically, most recently between 1989 and 1993. Since then, space policy has been mainly run out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NASA" — Vice President Pence, who will chair the council added, "“President Trump recognizes America needs a coherent and cohesive approach,” ... The council “will make sure America never again loses our lead in space exploration, innovation and technology”."

Comment Re:real world (Score 1) 340

Before you take too much at face value from him you might want to watch: The Soviet Story - an award winning documentary supported by the European Parliament. (A library copy would be better so the subtitles are available, but it is still well worth the time.)

There is more to the Night of the Long Knives than a hard core Leftist like dunkelfalke cares to let on. The actions of the leadership of the SA were a direct threat to continued Nazi rule and threatened a revolution.

Communist and fascist regimes are well known for faction wars, including the brutal extermination of enemies in other factions of the party. Just for starters you can look at the Soviet treatment of the Mensheviks, the Old Bolsheviks, the Trotskyites, and others.

Comment Re:real world (Score 1) 340

National Socialists repressed international socialists, a.k.a. Communists, as well as a faction within the Nazi party that both threatened Nazi rule and pursued a more radical ideology. Faction wars are a common part of rule by communists, fascists, and various other ideologies. Maybe you should look into how the Soviets treated other socialists, such as the Mensheviks, the Old Bolsheviks, the Trotskyites, and various other factions in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

You do know that early Nazi propaganda declared Lenin a great man second only to Hitler?

There are a few other things you skip over, such as the non-aggression pact with the Communists in the Soviet Union, the subsequent division of Europe, and partitioning of Poland. There was also the cooperation with French communists after the invasion and occupation of France.

The European Parliament supported the production of this documentary, you might want to watch it sometime. (A copy from the library would be better so the subtitles are available.)

Comment Re:real world (Score 1) 340

The Nazis weren't internationalist socialist.


They pretended to be, adopted popular socialist policies

So they adopted socialists policies . . .

...and claimed to represent the people against the establishment.

The treatment of workers and unions under National Socialism would be familiar to workers and Unions in the Soviet Union at the time.

As soon as they got into power they dropped the pretence.

After the National Socialists rose to power they began collaborating with the Communists in the Soviet Union. They signed a non-aggression treaty, conspired in the invasion of Poland and the splitting of its territory, exchanged political prisoners of interest to each other. When the National Socialists invaded France, the French Communist party applauded their actions and worked with them.

After taking power the National Socialists, like the Communists, began killing. The Communists mainly killed by class, the National Socialists by race. Marx and Engels called for both the killing by class and by race.

Maybe you should watch The Soviet Story, there seem to be some gaps in your knowledge. (It would be better to watch a copy from the library so you can to get the subtitles.)

In your thinking "socialism" seems to be either a substitute for, or conflated with, "good". It still baffles me how you regularly defend the evil regime in North Korea.

Revealed: the gas chamber horror of North Korea's gulag

Even the Guardian gets it. If you can defend North Korea as "not so bad," (as you did some months ago) is there anything Stalin did that you personally couldn't defend? I'm not sure how there could be other than the fact the DPRK exists and Stalin's USSR doesn't.

Comment Re:real world (Score 1) 340

That's a pretty disingenuous definition of the Nazi's over-all goals. Your statement would lead some to think you are whitewashing history, and might even be a Nazi ideology sympathizer.

Your statement would lead some to think you are engaging in the commonly used tactic on the Left of smearing people whose politics they disagree with in an effort to shut down debate. Do you think it would be fair to add something like, "It might even raise the question of you being a Communist sympathizer, prone to supporting all of the evil excesses it has demonstrated"?

. Socialism can also be the means of production "regulated by the community as a whole". Their socialism was nothing more than a smokescreen for their true goals of a "pure Aryan race" motherland,

How little you know. Marx called for the destruction of both classes and races. The Communists murdered by class, the Nazis by race. Both Communism and Nazism tried to create a new breed of humanity. Have you not heard of "The New Soviet Man"? Early Nazi propaganda declared Lenin was a great man, second only to Hitler. The Communists and Nazis made common cause for years. The Soviets worked with the Germans to destroy Poland. After the German occupation of France the French Communists applauded the German National Socialists and worked with them.

Maybe you should watch The Soviet Story. (Supported by the EU parliament by the way.)

Comment Arkham - Super Genius? (Score 1) 192

And I quote:

  So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is a, it is a huge problem. I have a son.

He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it's hardly do-able. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing, but that's true throughout our whole governmental society.

What a fucking moron.

Now you've got me curious ..... what does Trump have wrong there, specifically? Are you claiming that the Federal government does it right? (Despite the repeated break-ins and theft of government documents from multiple agencies regularly covered on Slashdot?)

Or don't you like his wording?

Or is this just an expression of your anger and rejection of Trump as president for beating the entitled candidate that "should have" won?

Do you just prefer the redundant failure modes that Hillary and her campaign created for their IT because that is the "smart" thing to do and the obvious model to use for the Federal government?

+5 "insightful" in this case ~= "shared spite" - You have lots of company.

Comment Re:Soooo missleading Title... (Score 1) 120

Could you point to some examples of this so-called "jingoism" as you think it applies to the contemporary United States? Where do you think the foreign policy is "belligerent"?

What about examples of "extreme chauvinism" or "extreme nationalism"?

Do you think it is going too far to suggest that people that hope the United States is attacked because "it deserves it" aren't really patriotic? What about people that hope for its military or political defeat?

Comment A note for readers: (Score 4, Insightful) 120

In viewing the above post you must keep in mind that the Left has decreed that dissent is no longer "racism" as it was deemed under President Obama. Now that a Republican president holds power, dissent is again the highest form of "patriotism" , and the military and political defeat of the United States is the goal of true "patriots." .

Comment You're just a tool! You're a troll! (Score 1) 1149

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/24/2017

Q Can I first ask about the shooting in Kansas of the two Indian Americans and what the President’s response to it was, but also if there’s any concern that some of the rhetoric that the President or -- that generally has been out here recently could have contributed in any way to that or stepped up violence?

MR. SPICER: I mean, obviously, any loss of life is tragic, but I’m not going to get into, like, that kind of -- to suggest that there’s any correlation I think is a bit absurd. So I’m not going to go any further than that.

If rhetoric killed by itself I doubt there would be anyone left alive to post on Slashdot by now.

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