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Comment Re:fake news from cnn (Score 5, Interesting) 269

Snowdens passport was revoked by the US the day before he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow .

He left Hong Kong and entered Russia using a revoked passport - he didn't seek asylum in Russia because of the revoked passport, he entered Russia because that had already been agreed with the Russian authorities. Snowden had been talking with the Russians during his stay in Hong Kong.

Snowdens application of asylum in Russia was after he handed his treasure trove over to a reporter in Hong Kong.

So its not fake news - the sentence you cite is actually 100% accurate. What we really have here is you trying to discredit CNN.

Comment Re:... and that's bad, why? (Score 1) 304

I have always thought of Netflix as a bone yard. Movies end up there once they aren't even worthy of the Walmart bargain bin anymore.

This decline in DVD sales and prices has been going on for a VERY long time already.

Blaming it on Netflix is a bit silly.

The idea of a DVD seems quaint to a lot of people these days. I wouldn't buy them myself if I couldn't convert them into nice DRM free files.

Comment Re:So. (Score 1) 281

Swearing is only "deviant" in some parts of "polite society". This also varies greatly by region. What would be considered mundane in Manhattan would be considered absolutely scandalous in Georgia. Southern hangups are even more extreme than that going beyond what someone on either coast would view as "profane".

This almost sounds like something that snowflakes that have never been out of the suburbs would come up with.

Comment Re:Illegal product? (Score 5, Interesting) 179

Congratulations, the marketing speak of the headline worked 100% on you, you must be proud of the fact that you fall into the headline writers perfect audience demographic of suggestibility.

He won't get anything like 10 years, that's the maximum possible. The headline is designed to whip you into an outraged state, nothing more.

Comment Re:Obama already said he can't pardon him... (Score 2) 273

Its entirely possible that he was neither lying nor misinformed, but that the prevailing legal opinions on the matter may have changed since the last Presidential pardon of an unconvicted person and his legal counsel thought such a pardon was legally unsafe...

Comment Re:This will never happen, even if I want it to. (Score 4, Informative) 273

They didn't ignore it, it was debated in Parliament on the 5th of September 2016, and a response was issued - the petition, set up before the referendum by a pro-Brexit campaigner, was used post-referendum by anti-Brexit campaigners to try and retroactively change the rules of the referendum, throwing the result out. Which you can't do.

The demands of the petition might not have been carried out, but it was NOT ignored.

Comment Re:Whoah there (Score 1) 22

But in saying it this way, you're attempting to imply you can provide evidence. And I am simply pointing out that there is no reason to even consider that this is a possibility. Don't tell me you will do it later, because that's irrelevant. It's no different than saying nothing at all, or even saying "I have no evidence" or "I cannot provide evidence." They are all exactly equivalent in the end, except that the other methods do not have the implication that you might actually provide the evidence, despite you not giving us a reason to believe that, so it smacks of dishonesty.

Just say nothing at all, unless you have something to contribute. You'll be better off.

Comment Re:It's the media's fault (Score 1) 22

If not for you, then it's not difficult for anybody.

I make no claims about what is not hard for others. I do assert that most people do not do it, regardless of how hard it is.

In this case blaming the media is just doing the democrats' dirty work ...

Yawn. I am uninterested of your characterizations. Either actually make an argument against what I wrote, or do not. So far, you have not.

We all have the same power to turn our backs. You're not that special.

You are not, in any way, arguing against what I wrote.

In theory humans can make the choice.

Of course they can. So? Again: this, in no way whatsoever, implies that the media is not to blame. It just means that we have the power to ignore their bad behavior. But it's still their bad behavior. They are still to blame for it. Obviously.

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