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Comment Re:As much as I dislike Trump ... (Score 4, Insightful) 402

And yet time and again Clinton is used to point out this or that even though he hasn't been president for well over a decade.

Make your mind up. If the lies and criminal acts of Bush and Cheney can't be used in a discussion than neither can Bill Clinton.

And no, crimes of past president's are not irrelevant. They are very relevant since they show the hypocrisy of people who will excuse those crimes but suddenly become appalled when someone else does the exact same thing. If you didn't consider it a crime then you can't consider it a crime now.

You can't have it both ways hypocrite.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 521

if people start getting blackballed, hired or fired for having expressed mere support for X political party or Y viewpoint.

What do you mean, start getting blackballed? Too young to remember the wholesale blackballing of actors because of their supposed views?

This doesn't even begin to touch the surface of the obvious and hidden blacklisting which goes on every day. Numerous studies have shown your name alone can get you blacklisted from a job.

States have had to pass laws to prevent all kinds of people and groups from blacklisting people for whatever reason.

Comment Re:It figures (Score 4, Insightful) 48

The police put a lot of effort making sure this guy goes to jail for making information available for free.

It's not information. It's a work someone put a lot of time and effort into creating and this asshat thought he was entitled to give it away to people without compensating the author.

If you want to produce something and give it away that is your right. You do not have the right to give away or steal someone else's work.

Comment Re: Hilarious (Score 4, Insightful) 185

Why use something other than a grease pen on a white board?

Because it's technology! It's the cool thing to do because everything is better with technology.

Stop trying to hold us back. Technology is the answer to everything. Didn't you see the trouble the guy in England had to go through to get his wi-fi tea kettle to work? Think of how much easier putting a pot of water on the stove would have been rather than the 11 hours he spent fiddling with technology. The horror!

Don't forget the polished turd which is Ford's infotainment system is known by engineers. Think of how much better it is to look away from the road to figure which part of a screen needs to be pressed to change the song rather than reaching out and touching a physical button. Technology for the win!

And don't get me started on the Internet of Things. It's the greatest. Why, devices hooked to the net, such as refrigerators or toasters, can be used as part of massive botnets. Isn't that great? Who wants, or needs, a refrigerator which isn't connected to everything? Think of how much easier it is to take down a web site you don't like when everything's connected to the internet.

Woo hoo! Three cheers for technology.

Comment Re:Sounds reasonable (Score 4, Insightful) 204

I get frisked at airports, its no big deal.

Because they consider you a criminal. You were presumed guilty until they found you innocent.

If you think this is acceptable then you wouldn't have a problem being frisked everywhere you go. Every restaurant, every movie theater, every store you want to enter, they frisk you because they're presuming you're a criminal.

Congratulations. You're another shining example of how the terrorists have won. They've made it so we fear everything and everyone.

Comment Re:Is NRSC Federal Government or Private? Private. (Score 3, Informative) 27

Obviously you're not from the U.S. or you would have known instantly the NRSC has nothing to do with our government aside from being a way for Republicans to get money for Senatorial candidates. The Democrats do the same thing, they just call their version something different.

No one, particularly at this level of fundraising, would be stupid enough to use a .gov domain name. That invites all kinds of scrutiny, and possible legal action, which no one wants to be part of.

Comment Hypocrisy at its best (Score 2, Insightful) 130

Russia has angrily accused Britain of trampling on freedom of speech

As if Putin, and thereby extension Russia, knows what freedom of speech is.

If Russia is so worried about freedom of speech then perhaps they should start at home by allowing all those opposition and independent news organizations they keep investigating and shutting down to reopen. Lead by example.

The same would go for the Tartar news and radio organizations they've shut down since they've taken over Crimea from Ukraine rather than putting locks on the doors and imprisoning Tartars who run those organizations.

Comment Re:Fuck it. (Score -1) 332

As I said further up but was modded to oblivion by the Russian trolls, no amount of evidence will ever be enough for the Russian trolls. Their job is to sow confusion and doubt in any story which puts Russia in a bad light.

Russia shooting down a civilian airliner over Ukraine? Nope, never happened. The U.S. is simply keeping the photos from the satellite they had parked over the Russian invasion of Ukraine secret (that's the delusional nonsense they spout).

Russia invading Ukraine? Nope. Those 2,000 or so dead Russian soldiers who mysteriously died within a few months were on vacation in Ukraine but were too stupid to leave when the first of their comrades started dying. That's why the mothers of those dead Russian soldiers are not allowed to talk about their son's deaths.

That last part is true. Anything having to do with the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a state secret and if those mother's talk about their son's deaths or try to set up organizations with other mothers to discuss and count the deaths, they could go to jail for exposing state secrets.

Which is odd because if Russia is not invading Ukraine, as they say they are not, what secret needs to be kept?

Russia deliberately bombing hospitals in Syria? Nope, not happening. The hospitals are blowing up because the people are using Samsung phones (again, delusional rantings). Just because Russia has part of its air force in Syria and is bombing civilians does not mean Russia is deliberately bombing hospitals according to the Russian trolls.

To the Russian trolls, anything not coming from Putin's mouth is said to be propaganda, again, to sow doubt and confusion to people reading the story.

Keep an eye out on this story. You will see anything mentioning a third world war, a nuclear war or any comment which sows doubt or twists reality will be modded up but comments such as mine which state facts will be modded down. I expect to be at -1 within the next 5 to 10 minutes because of the facts I have stated.

Comment Re:For them theoretically hacking a private org? (Score -1, Insightful) 332

You have to understand, people who are posting such nonsense are generally Russian trolls being paid by the Kremlin. Their job is to try and insert comments which will make people unfamiliar with the situation to have doubts or in general, deflect anything which puts the Kremlin in a bad light.

It's well known there is place in St. Petersburg where they operate out of because workers there have spoken out about what they do and one of them even sued for back wages.

Now, having posted this, watch two things. First, I will be down modded and two, just like the response to your question, the Russian trolls will ask for proof even though proof has been given. It's what they do. Just like Russia still denies they shot down the civilian airliner over Ukraine despite the photographic, audio and eyewitness evidence. They claim none of that is proof yet at the same time, they offered their own photographic "evidence" (highly doctored photos shown to be false) as proof. Which only goes to show they can't keep their own lies straight.

You will also notice any time Russian relations with the U.S. is brought up they immediately jump to talking about a world war. Go ahead. Check their posts. Every single time.

Once you see the same things repeated over and over, you'll understand why what they say can be ignored.

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