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Comment Re:All the data means all the data (Score 1) 55

RIGHT! Except Wikileaks' agenda is well known and isn't a fake secret, unlike the unholy alliance between the media and everything in the DNC.

Here is a short list of media with ties to Obama / DNC insiders. Where is the disclaimers during their broadcasts? I've never seen one.

ABC News President Ben Sherwood, who is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a top national-security adviser to President Obama.
His counterpart at CBS, news division president David Rhodes, is the brother of Benjamin Rhodes, a key foreign-policy specialist.
CNN’s deputy Washington bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Tom Nides, who until earlier this year was deputy secretary of state under Hillary Rodham Clinton.
White House press secretary Jay Carney’s wife is Claire Shipman, a veteran reporter for ABC.
NPR’s White House correspondent, Ari Shapiro, is married to a lawyer, Michael Gottlieb, who joined the White House counsel’s office in April.
The Post‘s Justice Department reporter, Sari Horwitz, is married to William B. Schultz, the general counsel of the Department of Human Services.
[VP] Biden’s current communications director, Shailagh Murray (a former Post congressional reporter), is married to Neil King, one of the Wall Street Journal‘s top political reporters.

But we are supposed to believe that there is no bias in the MSM news organizations.

Comment Re:Pile it on.. (Score 1) 55

it creates a chilling effect on dissent and discourse

What creates chilling effect on dissent and discourse is tyranny and political correctness. When Dissent is chanted down by the Mob crying "racism" or "Bigotry" or "sexist" or any number of other terms that are designed for ONE thing, to quell the voices of those opposed to the march towards tyranny. ONLY Approved voices need to speak, all others will be punished mercilessly.

Comment Re:or, maybe Google screwed up "ownership" (Score 2) 140

IMHO this is the exact market CM should have targeted. OEMs that no longer want to support their old crap. CM could have partnered with Samsung, Motorola, LG ... etc to support older phones. They already do it, but rather than "community build", these would be "supported" versions of the same.

It would be a win/win for just about everyone.

Comment Re:Criminal (Score 1) 453

The two party system was a broken fix to a broken problem. The fix isn't the two party system, it is a system where the power resides in LOCAL leaders, not in a powerful central government. As the Federal Government increases in power, that power increasingly gets consolidated away from the people who are being governed.

The fact that Liberal, conservative, libertarian and socialists feel like they aren't being represented, is because in reality, none of them are. THE only people being represented are those that have access to the power structure in far away cities. I don't have that access, you don't, most people here don't. I can call my congress critter, but they don't listen to me.

The TWO party system has created the very thing that we hate, but we are unwilling to even look at breaking it up, because of the unknown results. Something about the devil you know verse the devil you don't.

Comment Re:Pet Rock (Score 1) 156

I saw this a mile away. Pokemon is not a "team" game, it is an individual game, that can be played in groups. The group aspect isn't even necessary for the game itself, it is more social than game related.

Because there is very little interaction required among players, players aren't engaged with each other. Eventually you catch them all and then what?

If you are tired of Pokemon, but like the VR world, might I suggest you try Ingress. There are multiple facets to Ingress, you can play alone, as part of a team, explore, do missions, build fields, control zones, badges to collect (some damn near impossible to get) . If you get bored with one aspect, there are several others to pique your interest if you want.

At this point, they can only release more Pokemons, which is only a very short term fix. They may be able to introduce more team play, but since the incarnation of the original Pokemon game, they will have to create some new part of the Pokemon lore to do so. AND that will piss off the hardcore fans.

Comment Re:How hard is it to find emails? (Score 4, Insightful) 453

Even if you though she could have her own private email server, She had a Fiduciary Responsibility to maintain ALL the proper records and get them archived properly. She failed either due to incompetence or malice. And quite frankly, I don't care which answer people choose, both are disqualification IMHO

Comment Re:How hard is it to find emails? (Score 1) 453

Fix to previous ...

So, when you say

this fantasy that Hillary attempted to delete evidence is completely without basis and is essentially due to media fabrication/misrepresentation

you neglect (obviously) that she had a Fiduciary Responsibility to maintain ALL government records, which she FAILED to do. That, by itself, damning for either incompetence or criminal behavior.

Comment Re:How hard is it to find emails? (Score 2, Insightful) 453

Her team did not "delete" emails -- that is a deliberately misleading term

Okay, so incompetence is better than intent? Because that is what you're REALLY telling us, is that she (and/or her team) was incompetent. Because here are your options

1) It was deliberate (really bad for her)
2) She had a duty and was incompetent or negligent or carelessly deleted emails she was supposed to keep.

In order for you to believe the lies/misstatements/untruths/mistakes/ she spewed, you have to think she has some sort of MENTAL issues. And given the careful parsing of language that changed over the course of months as the details emerged that her previous statements weren't quite accurate, I can't help but think it was all intentional. "No Classified" became "Marked Classified" (neither which was true) which became "I was completely truthful to the FBI, which was exactly what I said to the American People".

So, when you say

you neglect (obviously) that she had a Fiduciary Responsibility to maintain ALL government records, which she FAILED to do. That, by itself, damning for either incompetence or criminal behavior.

And to steal Arthur C Clarke's line ... "Any sufficient level of incompetence is indistinguishable from malice"

So, I will ask you, is she incompetent or criminal. And why would you vote for someone who was either in such a manner as to issue misstatement after misstatement regarding such as "mundane and very common task" ?

Comment Re:Criminal (Score 4, Interesting) 453

This is ONLY because the system has been rigged by the two parties to be a two party system.

Imagine for a second, that NO party affiliation marking for office holders appeared on the ballot, and all you saw were names.

So, instead of Hillary Clinton (D) - it was just "Hillary Clinton"

And all the idiot (D) and (R) voters who know NOTHING about actual candidates randomly picked whomever from the list of 5 - 8 names on the ballot, how that would spread the vote out, so that no person ever got to 50%.

Imagine for a second, that ONLY two or three people were on the ballot for the General Election, having secured those positions by voting in the primary (completely open none-partisan) election where no party was ever mentioned.

Imagine then, the following, California primary for President, has the primary winners being Hillary and Bernie, with Jill Stein as third place (and qualified for Nov), and Texas has Trump and Cruz and possibly Hillary, and Florida, Trump, Rubio and Bernie. And Ohio for Kasich, Hilary and Bernie ...

Now, imagine how the ENTIRE population is properly represented, rather than the crappy choices we have today between Dumb and Dumber, and two third party candidates that people WANT to vote for, but are too afraid that it might mean Hillary or Donald actually wins.

I mean, if EVERYONE I know, who is voting, but is voting not FOR someone, but rather to keep the OTHER out actually voted for Gary Johnson (L), he would win in a landslide. So, if you aren't voting FOR someone, please vote FOR Gary Johnson.

Comment Re:Criminal (Score 2) 453

If you're voting for Hillary, other than being "anti Trump" what are you resting on that you think she is ANY better than Trump?

Because quite frankly, both Trump and Clinton are disastrous, and I can't see why most people would vote for her anymore than him. Unless of course you're a single issue Abortion voter, that is.

And for most people Gary Johnson is the ONLY sane choice out there.

Comment Re:Stop chasing the shiny (Score 0) 160

Forget thinking and comparing and saving for the future and choosing wisely

Why do any of those things, when the State actively punishes you for doing so? After all, if you're foolish and spend like there is no tomorrow, you're rewarded with additional state benefits because you are now "poor" (having spent all your money frivolously).

Let me put it this way, I've seen all sorts of "homeless" people who manage to smoke dope, and get all tattooed and pierced up. One is an exception, a park full of them is a trend. Don't blame me if you spend your money on things that provide no real value. Call it art all you want, it isn't YOUR art, it is the tattoo artist's work. You're just a glorified canvas.

Comment Re:What is it that you say? (Score 1) 439

Min wage is always $0, the minimum starting wage is a barrier to entry for people looking to get a job. Good luck convincing me otherwise.

And by "lowing taxes" you mean increasing them, lowering them, increasing them, lowering them. and in the end, we all pay more now than ever before. Mainly because instead of just one or two taxes, we spread them out across many many forms of taxes and fees and whatnot, all extracting the last possible cent from every possible source.

Income tax
Sales Tax
Taxes on fuel that are then taxed with sales tax
Taxes on real estate
Taxes on estates
Taxes on services
Taxes to stay in a hotel
Taxes on Uber
Taxes on AirBNB
Taxes taxes taxes.

I actually figured out what I actually pay in taxes to all the various places I have to pay. It is approaching 50% total Gross Income. And I am not even close to being "rich".

Comment Re:When it stops moving, subsidize it... (Score 1) 439

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

http://www.investopedia.com/ar...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Sorry, but I remember the various crisis' over the last 40 years.

Because, surprise, banks are still run by short-sighted, overly "clever" assholes who will do anything to turn a quick buck.

Exactly. And they always will be. And they will always find creative ways around whatever banking laws we can come up with. The ONLY solution is to start locking people in charge up. But our Corporate structures prevent this because you can't blame any one person for any one decision. My solution is to lock up any CxO and the Entire Board of Directors under fraud, RICO or whatever you can. Once you start tossing white collars into pound you in the ass prison, the crimes will actually stop.

Ignorance of the fraud being perpetrated isn't any excuse for those that are supposedly running these institutions.

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