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Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 338

Which, even if they did, would only be a case of chickens coming home to roost. The United States has overthrown dozens of democracies since WWII and interferes with other countries elections (Ukraine, Venezuela for a mere two examples) constantly.

Oh I agree completely. We have been fucking around with other countries' elections for decades. It really is karma coming to bite the CIA and the US Gov't in the ass.

To a Supermax in Illinois, where they would still have no right to an attorney or trial. Seriously, this Obamabot talking point was debunked 18 ways till Sunday waaaay back in 2009. The problem with Gitmo was not that it was in Cuba, the problem with Gitmo is that it was an unconstitutional suspension of basic civil rights. One that Obama wanted to move, not end.

Moving them to Thomson was supposed to at least clear out Gitmo for it's full shutdown. Dealing with their legal status was likely going to be played out after the move. In 2011, Obama started military trials for the remaining detainees in Guantanamo, but wanted to have them face trial in the States instead with military trials or civilian trials, but Republicans blocked him every time on this through budget bills.

Unfortunately, now that Trump's in charge, he's come out saying that he wants to keep Gitmo open to send the "Bad Dudes" from ISIS there. He's fully condoned outright torture of Gitmo prisoners, too.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 1) 338

It's incredible how childish our congressmen are allowed to act. I'm glad to hear that there has been a rise in town halls where constituents are calling out their representatives for their unacceptable behavior. Unfortunately, the representatives evade the town halls and cower in fear of the retribution they deserve.

Comment Re:Anyone surprised? (Score 5, Informative) 338

About half of Congressional Republicans hate him with passion — and would rather collude with the opposition than with him.

If this were the case the House Intelligence Committee Republicans wouldn't be dragging their feet on the Russia investigation.

They may not like Trump, but they hate the Democrats more, and if they were to start working with Democrats, they'd upset a good number of their voting base.

After Obama's failing to close Guantanamo for eight years (two of them with that deck really stacked in his favor)

He actually WAS working on closing it down, by transferring detainees out of Guantanamo. He was making pretty good progress until Republicans took over congress under his watch. The Republican congress refused to produce a bill for Obama to sign that didn't restrict funds being used to continue the shut-down of Guantanamo. He had vetoed a number of bills that included language that restricted his ability to close Guantanamo, but they continued to push it on nearly every spending bill that came his way. He either had to sign the bills reluctantly, or go without funding for our military or our government in general.

Comment You mean Trump didn't keep his word?! (Score 1, Troll) 338

Continuous behaviors of ineptitude in the highest office of this land. With precedents like this being put in place, all of our future POTUS' don't even need to worry about lifting a finger in Washington.. You can just work on your golf game for four years on the taxpayer dime.

Comment Re: "Neural signal diversity" (Score 1) 288

It's just coincidence when someone smokes/eats weed they suddenly behave completely differently than they always have and jump out a window or shoot themselves

I believe you're talking about PCP. That's what PCP does.

On a sidenote:
I've smoked since I was a teenager and have had edibles numerous times and not once have I ever considered jumping out a window, shooting myself, or driving like an idiot. All it makes me want to do is listen to music, eat some food and watch TV.

I sincerely apologize if this doesn't fit your perpetual ignorance of the true effects of marijuana.

Comment Re: duh (Score 2) 288

It's still a controlled substance in the UK, where the studies were performed, much like the US. From doing some reading, they had received licenses after going through a bunch of red tape. Finding someone who'd be tightly monitored by the UK Gov't for the purpose of manufacturing the drugs is apparently mind-numbing.

Comment Re:Netflix outspends HBO more than 2:1? (Score 1) 312

Really? I thought Iron Fist was pretty good. Some of the characters were so well written that you didn't really know which side they were playing for. Harold for example.. Madame Gao, even Joy at the end..

I also thought the cinematography was done really well, too.

Also, I don't think there's a single ABC-produced show that I'd bother to watch. The way they write/produce the shows nowadays makes them too bland.

I will say though that FX has been producing some excellent shows, my favorite being The Strain, and I think Fox will have more luck with FX than it does it's other channels.

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