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Comment Re:And yet... (Score 1) 2987

This is a ridiculous line of reasoning and it is even more ridiculous that people are upvoting it. No government in the history of the world has ever written in its constitution a provision for its own demise. Say what you will about self-defense or individual liberties, but there is no fucking way the Founders intended for the people to have guns so they could overthrow the government.

Comment It's clear which way the wind is blowing (Score 0) 2987

President Obama refuses to call for additional gun control today, despite being a DEMOCRATIC party president with major political capital from just being emphatically reelected. The Democrats have abandoned this issue en masse. The gun lobby already has answers prepared (if people at the school had guns the only dead person would be the shooter, etc.) and they have traction among the population. Federal court struck down a concealed carry law in Illinois 2 days ago and it doesn't seem likely that the Supreme Court will roll that back.

It's clear the NRA has won on this issue. I don't think anyone can deny that, no matter what political party they belong to.

Comment You guys have been doing this for years (Score 2) 270

So when you guys bug Boeing jets and backdoor Microsoft Windows, this is all well and good, but there might be a backdoor in a Chinese made chip, and it's pitchforks and torches?

As usual the Western hypocrisy reveals itself again. But of course, just like in a sports match, your team has never committed a foul, while everything the other team does is a foul?

Comment Is Israel really America's daddy? (Score 3, Insightful) 315

Sure looks like it here. An Israeli organization is telling the American legal system to crack down, through Twitter, on terrorist organizations which are only minor threats to the US (and in the case of Shabab, not even a threat to Israel).

It's routine for the Americans to insist on other countries to do things for them, but they're now tolerating a Israel telling them to do something for Israel's benefit?

Comment Before everyone proclaims hallelujah (Score 5, Insightful) 681

This guy is spouting Republican talking points, saying the program is "creating too much bureaucracy" and "being wasteful government spending". Notice he doesn't actually care about the loss of privacy and rights. If he could contract a private company to strip search everyone and save money on the budget, he'd probably do it. Heck he might even be able to spin it off as "helping the job creators." Just because someone agrees with you an issue doesn't mean he agrees with you for the same reasons nor that you'd like the solutions he'd propose.

Comment Re:Democracy (Score 1) 171

Hell, when free elections in Palestine bring Hamas into power, or free elections in Lebanon bring Hezbollah to a parliamentary majority, the US calls them terrorists and imposes economic sanctions. This is just within the last 10 years, the US did this routinely during the Cold War. I wonder what will happen if free elections in Libya bring an Islamist government into power. Perhaps Libya will need to get "freedom" crammed down its throat like Iraq did.

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