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Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 725

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) 126

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.

Comment Re:Pull the plug on TSA (Score 1) 126

Read my link again. The Obama Administration is talking about ICE enforcements only; the reality is that the majority of deportations are done by the Border Patrol - and the total (BP + ICE) have steadily dropped. It's a statistical head-fake by the Administration and you're falling for it hook, line, and sinker. The data in the lik I provided was hard, Government numbers from a lawsuit filed by field agents. It shows the opposite of the narrative Obama wants you to believe.

But I guess rather than hard numbers you can check as actual evidence entered in a Court case, you want to trust a blog post from Reuters... Oh well!

Comment Re:Oh boy (Score 1) 377

Don't forget the only reason the stock market is up so high is because those trillions of QE dollars had to go somewhere... With banks not lending it out, it sat in big investment firms to use for their bigger clients to invest in each other - stock prices. There's a reason that income inequality has skyrocketed under President Obama - the Federal Government and the Fed have given trillions of dollars to the richest of the rich - and let everyone else swim for it.

Comment Re: Hah! (Score 1) 453

Well, don't move to Europe! It seems that there were 55% more casualties per capita from mass public shootings in EU than US from 2009-15. Mass killings are the real "random violence" acts. Most shootings in the US are from suicide (number one cause, actually), and from gang warfare (where both sides - victim and killer, either know each other or know about each other). Actual random shootings in the US? Per capita are a lower than in the EU.

Comment Re:What a mess (Score 1) 453

Further, the FBI - Comey - even stated flat-out she broke the law. The ONLY reason they were not recommending indictment is he did not believe a single Federal prosecutor would bring charges. Not that there weren't crimes committed, or actions worthy of charges - but that she was politically shielded.

Comment Re:Hah! (Score 1) 453

Safety is an illusion that we are selling our freedoms for.

I wholeheartedly agree with everything you stated with the exception of the above statement. Safety is a state of being you generate.

One party wants to ensure you do not have the right to generate that state of safety. The Democrats (and anyone opposed to issuing concealed carry permits to those with clean criminal backgrounds) want to ensure you do not have the ability to protect yourself, that you must rely upon the State for that. And because they would be the ONLY resort for safety - they own you that much more.

Comment Re:I'm totally shocked... (Score 1) 607

Working here in SF, I'd say the vast majority of those billionaires (and millionaires aspiring that way) as well as most of their employees are liberal. Fiorina was old-guard; Zuckerberg, the princes at Google, Apple, Pandora, Twitter, uber - they're all Democrat and supporters of the DNC. And whilst they ensure the city doesn't toss people out for defecating on the streets (homeless have to go somewhere! is the refrain), they refuse to yield on allowing older buildings to be torn down and replaced with high rise apartment buildings. So we have too many people chasing too few apartments, and studios going for $3000/month...

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