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Comment Re:Who cares..?? (Score 1) 540

And if enough retards like you do what you are proposing to do, Trump gets elected and appoints ultra conservative justices to The Supreme Court. Do you have any idea how badly that is going to fuck things up for this country?

He should, he's old enough to vote and therefore has seen exactly what it's like to have a supreme court stacked with ultra-conservatives.

Comment Re:Who cares..?? (Score 4, Insightful) 540

No conspiracy necessary. His campaign is over, he didn't get the nomination, now he's recommending that his supporters make the best of a bad situation and elect a ho-hum stay-the-course centrist, the only candidate who can realistically win enough votes to keep a bigoted, inept and childish protofascist from winning the presidency.

If you have to step in a dog turd to dodge a bullet, you do it. It's the smart and sensible choice.

Comment Re:This confirms my previous speculation (Score 2) 455

That's IF there's a bombshell in there that's sure to ruin Hillary. If it's just mundane stuff (my bet), it will only hurt Hillary (who would now have to deal with "Climategate"-style hyper-scrutiny over every little comment that can be framed as remotely incriminating) and help Trump. Worst of all would be if there's something bad in there but not bad enough to hand Sanders the nomination, that could threaten to hand Trump the win over Hillary.

If there is a bombshell you'd be right.

I think Assange knows better than to help Trump, the only question is if the blood has drained from the higher-functioning parts of his brain because his ego has a boner.

Comment Re:If this is true... (Score 4, Insightful) 105

More seriously, he made a large number of enormous mistakes, here are the biggest:

1. Looks like his real name was on the goddamn hosting for KAT. Perfect job for an anonymous shell company held by a Russian lawyer, but instead he left a business card on a neat little stand at the crime scene.

2. Not separating his real name completely from his identity as KAT admin OR his casual pseudonym. He should've created a completely new identity for the KAT admin that doesn't touch any others with a 30-foot pole.

3. Apparently he thought Canada was a good place to host the servers safe from the reach of US lawmen. Such a US-unfriendly place this is, that he felt confident storing incriminating info on the server for some reason.

4. Insufficient money laundering. He even could've accepted ad payments in Bitcoin. Really, he put less effort into laundering criminal proceeds than your average 1%er puts into not paying taxes.

5. Being on Facebook never helps.

In short, he was running this operation almost completely in the open, relying only on the assumption that he couldn't be extradited and the obfuscation of naming the company Cryptoneat instead of KickassTorrents Inc. to keep his ass out of prison. Ross "You'll take payment in Bitcoin without a second thought, Mr. Mob Boss? Seems Legit." Ulbricht looks like a genius in comparison.

Comment Re:My brain hurts (Score 1) 183

True, electric motors lack torque at high revs, where "high revs" is in terms of what the motor can handle before it destroys itself. But they have massive, unyielding torque within a powerband similar to an ICE engine's *entire* rev range, you'd just need to run a gearbox to take advantage of that up to high speed (as Formula E cars do).

Comment Re:I'm totally shocked... (Score 1) 609

No I am talking about the wealthy as well, as seen in the first two links and easily found with a quick search for "wealthy cash hoarding." They're doing the same thing.

Also, we need to close the loopholes that let companies hide earnings overseas instead of making it easier for them to profit from these arrangements.

Comment Re:I'm totally shocked... (Score 0) 609

They stuff a lot of it into Swiss bank accounts, which is the closest banking industry equivalent of stuffing cash into a drum and burying it under the basement. They spend a some of it on high-end luxury goods (megayachts, supercars), where the money mostly goes to other 1%ers, with some going to small handful of ultra-skilled workers.

They're not spending much of their money, mostly they're sending it into economic black holes or tossing it above the reach of most of the population.

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