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Comment Re:oh if only... (Score 1) 196

It's actually a very beautiful mountain range to the West of Seattle, forming the break between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound. The Olympics are snow-capped year-round, rugged, house the wettest place in the lower 48 States (Hoh river forest), and some great mountain goat, elk, and deer hunting.

Comment Re:And give Putin a Pulitzer Prize (Score 1) 681

This was an attempt by Russia, who considers the US a rival and possible enemy, to create political upheaval in US and change the outcome of an election.

Imagine if a foreign nation conspired to funnel millions of dollars to a specific party in an attempt to influence the election? The upheaval and outcome of the election could be at stake!

Comment Re:Can't decide what's stupider... (Score 1) 681

Ahh, so Hillary! s power of persuation is SO STRONG that she got Tim Kaine to change his support for TPP on the very day he was nominated at VP. I mean, she clearly would NOT pick a pro-TPP running mate, would she? Unless perhaps she's still not really settled on the TPP itself...

Comment Re:That's the last straw: TRUMP IS A TRAITOR (Score 1) 681

Cool about the 3rd party! So why do you care what the GOP or the Democrats do with their nominee? After all - you're going for a 3rd party... Wouldn't is help your 3rd party candidate if the GOP and the Democrats had candidates you think were terrible?

Comment Re:Coulda been worse (Score 1) 50

Hi there! Upper class (not middle class - top 10%) here, no iPhone! And checking around - I'd say there's a lot of Samsung phones I see in the hands of upper middle and upper class folks. My family is pretty much Apple-free... And with Apple's continued China slide (and essentially zero presence in India), doesn't look like they're going to continue the growth they've enjoyed. Saturated market, high prices, heavy competition - not good for the long term.

Comment Re: Reminds me... (Score 1) 50

Latest data shows that Apple is falling in China The Chinese market as a whole is slowing down, and domestic manufacturers rule (Huawei, Oppo. Xiaomi all top Apple). Apple is losing in the China market - and will lose in the Indian market, and the other SE Asia markets. Their phones and iTunes/App Store are too expensive and difficult to access for the half of the world that lives in China, India and SE Asia.

Comment Re:Reminds me... (Score 1) 50

Apple's not a computer manufacturer. If you went by just their computers, they'd be tiny (Dell is about 3X the revenue of Apple's computer division). Apple is a phone/tablet-consumer electronics company that happens to sell a few computers. They do that very well; Samsung is one of the few consumer electronics companies that makes more revenue and profit than Apple, but there are few and far between.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 764

No. Putin knows the world "needs" two superpowers to get to the old balance. Russia wants to be - can be - one of them. And the US should be the other - the old, historical superpowers that balanced each other for 40 years. But with Hillary! as President, no one will give the US any attention at all, consider it a reasonable foil. For Russia to become ascendant as a superpower again, it needs someone who also appears a superpower - and that's NOT the US under Hillary!

Comment Re:Pull the plug on TSA (Score 1) 128

Those numbers were submitted BY THE GOVERNMENT under court order (in other words - they didn't want to share, but finally had to put up). And again - the Reuters article is only ICE - it does not include the Border Patrol. Look at the Reuters article, you'll see the pre-2013 data is accurate per the numbers I linked to - but are incomplete because it does not include the Border Patrol. It's the same game the Federal Government plays with respect to the budget, where they talk about the budget deficit being "only" $400 billion when $1.3 trillion in new debt is created.

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