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Comment Moral Crusaders (Score 1, Interesting) 73

I'm a lot more suspicious of moral crusaders than I am of criminals who are looking to make a buck or just make mischief.

I don't think I have to list the atrocities that have been committed in the name of a "moral crusade". If you really don't know what I'm talking about, then you are probably already a moral crusader.

Comment Re:Costlier lobbying is a good thing. (Score 1) 52

The reality is that we now have the least-corruptible administration in a very long time. Many of the top personnel are quite independently very wealthy, which makes lobbying to them pointless and ineffective.

"Corrupt rich people can't be corrupted" is a very stupid argument. How do you think they got rich in the first place?

The benefit of having government made up of rich, corrupt people is that they're already corrupted, so the little dance around ethical barriers can be dispensed with from the get-go and you can go straight to the quid pro quo.

Comment Re: Pew Researchers.. no shit sherlock (Score 1) 214

Where's the irony? If anything it's ironic that the only part of the constitution of the USA that today still has some relevance (unlike, say, the 3rd) that people will defend tooth, nail and claw is also the most irrelevant one: The second.

Have you noticed how first, fourth and fifth were simply thrown out the window and nobody gave half a shit? These are, by the way, the ones that are most likely going to affect you as a normal citizen. But they were de facto eliminated without any kind of outcry or protest.

But dare to think about pondering somehow dealing with the second and you find half of the US crying bloody murder.

And yes, the second amendment has been rendered redundant a long, long while ago. Why do you think your government doesn't bother trying to remove it? You have the right to a gun. Do you think that means that you're by any stretch of imagination a threat to your government or that you can keep it "in check" that way? I hold your gun and raise you an army. Even something like the national guard would be enough to eradicate any kind of opposition you and your buddies could possible represent.

But that's America for you. Fighting over petty rubbish while simply ignoring the important bits in life. You can argue yourself into hysteria over, say, abortion, gun laws or the origin of the world, but let your government get away with any and all decisions that really matter.

You people are really the perfect people any dictator could want.

Comment Re:TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! (Score 0) 251

Well... yes, it is.

What people want is to return to the good old days when America was great. Remember the times? The 60s? 70s? When there was plenty of jobs around because all those blacks and Mexicans wouldn't muscle into your area and steal your jobs? Well, now that your little Tommy can still go to a school where he has internet access and Janeeca and Akeem won't have any in their school, Tommy gets a head start again.

Just like it used to be in the good old days.

Comment Re:Trump is a criminal idiot (Score 1) 354

If you think John Hinckley, Jr. was acting out of a sense of patriotism, then you're the fucking idiot. Hinckley was a batshit-crazy "Taxi Driver" wannabe who was trying to impress the object of his obsession, Jodie Foster. He considered killing Jimmy Carter, then switched to Edward Kennedy, before finally settling on Reagan.

You know what they say, even a stopped clock can be right twice a day.

Comment Re:User's need to take responsibility too. (Score 1) 216

i know apple is easy to blame but it wasn't too long ago when they were at the bottom of the totem pole and IBM, Dell, HP, Nokia all made a ton more hardware and yet were people bitching then?

You bet they were. Extending the usable life-cycle of electronics has been an issue since at least the early 1990s.

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