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Comment Re:As much as I dislike Trump ... (Score 1) 409

And no, crimes of past president's are not irrelevant. They are very relevant since they show the hypocrisy of people who will excuse those crimes but suddenly become appalled when someone else does the exact same thing. If you didn't consider it a crime then you can't consider it a crime now.

The fact that Bush & Cheney did something does not excuse Clinton from doing something. This is called a tu quoque fallacy. In other words, not a valid argument. I say put them all on trial (Clinton, Bush & Cheney), and if they are convicted, throw them in prison. How do you respond to that?

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 538

He wants to ban all Muslims from entering the US. If that's not an "agenda that is against equality", then what is?

Indiscriminately bombing and burning hundreds of Islamic men, women, and children alive?

Oh, but we've already been at war with Eastasia, right?

That happened under Obama's watch, so no big deal. It will also be okay if Clinton does it, but not if racist Trump does it, because that would be racist!

Comment Re:Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts (Score 1) 321

Hey, when any "news source" manages to contradict your own personal first hand experience the only rational reaction is to be VERY skeptical.

Did you even bother to check the links I provided before you decided to spout off a flamebait response? That was only one example, there are hundreds more out there. It seems like I questioned something that doesn't contradict your own personal first hand experience, so your "rational" reaction was to be VERY skeptical of what I wrote.

Comment Re:Sorry - whose car is this? (Score 1) 300

If it's good enough to drive at all, it's good enough to be put to use for the purpose I bought it. That purpose might well be a revenue-earning ride sharing thing. Sounds like they're looking for a rent cut from your own purchased car.

Oh, you own the car alright, but you license the self-driving software...

Comment Re:Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts (Score 1) 321

Yes, it's so easy to just say "the fact checking site is biased"! Once you've said that, you don't even need to look at what it says: you can say it's wrong without even bothering to know what it said.

That seems a bit ironic that you would say that, as it seems you didn't bother to read the examples I posted. The two candidates said essentially the same thing, and Politi"fact"'s rationale was basically the same for both, but they gave different ratings.

Comment Re:Abusing Trump's compulsive behaviors (Score 1) 321

Of course the amazing thing is that Trump probably thinks the tweeting is helping his campaign. He doesn't even want to stop, though Hillary would be helping him greatly if this gimmick discouraged him from tweeting.

Trump is too narcissistic to change his ways. If he had toned it down a bit and stayed on message about the economy & national security instead of pursuing every petty comment made about him, ranging from gold-star families to beauty pageant contestants, he'd probably be in the lead right now. Heck, if the GOP had nominated Kasich, Paul or Rubio, this election would be lopsided in the other direction. Instead, they decided to go for the stooge who would make Hillary a shoo-in. Unless Trump wins, there's nothing that would convince me that the election was rigged by both of them...

Comment Re:Too many paid shills vs organic posters (Score 1) 409

Ah yes, the old "always accuse your opponent of doing what you're doing." Correct the Record actually exists. Has FEC filings and everything. Show me the tiniest bit of evidence of paid Trump shills.

While we know that the DNC hired mobs to riot at Trump rallies, I highly doubt that either Clinton or Trump would bother to hire shills to post on /.

Comment Re: What's wrong with hate symbols? (Score 1) 377

And as always, freedom of speech and freedom of association does not imply freedom from consequences.

Absolutely not. I'd expect that anyone who discriminates on any basis should probably take a beating in lost sales, which is the natural remedy of the marketplace.

Comment Re: What's wrong with hate symbols? (Score 1) 377

In another article on Slashdot, we have people boycotting a Silicon Valley business associated with a CEO who has dared to donate to Trump.

That's freedom of association and it's at least as fundamental a right as free speech. If that's how they choose to stand up for what they believe in, that's their business. You and I, in turn, may use this information to decide whom we want to associate with. I don't see the problem.

It's good to see someone understands this. It's unfortunate that many people will only apply this when it is in terms of liberals being able to disassociate from people on the right, but won't apply it to a baker or photographer who doesn't want to participate in a ceremony they believe to be sacrilegious.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 0) 883

I think that if Bernie had gotten going 2 months (or better, 6 months) earlier in the run-up to the primary, the actions of the party and likely the results of the primary would have been totally different.

Nah, still would have been the same result, only more Bernie Bros would have squandered more in small donations. Also, don't misinterpret his support either. For instance, my wife & I both voted for Bernie in the primary. We were more interested in seeing Hillary lose than we were in seeing anyone in the Republican Party win. And as it turned out, he won our state and that helped keep his campaign chugging along for a few more months. Neither of us would ever vote for Bernie in the general election. I'm sure a lot of his other "supporters" are in the same boat.

Comment Re:Why is this a problem? (Score 2) 42

Apple is a worldwide company, why the US filing must be the first one?

Because Patriarchy, or White Privilege, or {insert current anti-corporation SJW jargon here}! Maybe it's because a lot of people here dislike the USPTO (myself included), but agreed. Of all of the slimy, unethical things a lot of corporations do, this isn't one of them.

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