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Comment varmint (Score 1) 192

Jennifer Youngman, a 65-year-old woman living in rural northern Virginia shot down a drone flying over her property with a single shotgun blast.

She was later quoted as saying, "And I boilt that dern thing for nearly two hours and it never did get tender none. My husband, Cousin Carl, damn near broke a tooth."

Comment Re:No...just, no. (Score 3, Informative) 122

Citation required. No, neither of your links talks about armed observers, and nothing about acting "menacing".

No offense, but when you've promoted "Second Amendment solutions" to prevent a president from appointing judges, and you're promoting a civilian "Deportation Force", and you're ginning up the notion that if you lose the election, it's because it was "rigged", what the fuck do you think he's talking about? You can't be that stupid.

And you'll have to explain why asking people to keep an eye on the process is worse than the New Black Panther party

The New Black Panther party was two guys standing outside of a Philadelphia polling place. And they were not responding to a public call for a show of force by candidate Barack Obama. So, you dumb fuck, the "worse" part is that it's Donald Fucking Trump who's the one asking for thugs to stand in front of polling places.

If no local fraud could swing the results of a national election, then what all the crying about the state of Florida results when Bush was elected over Gore?

Jesus wept. It wasn't "local fraud" that caused 2000 to be seen as a crooked election. It was the fact that it was decided by the Supreme Court along partisan lines.

Comment Re:So if it happens when then? (Score 1) 122

Not even Trump supporters would believe it

I don't think we want to test the extremes of what Trump supporters would believe. From all appearances, they are a rather credulous lot when it comes to their Dear Leader.

"69% of Trump voters believe that if their candidate loses, it will be because the election was rigged. A mere 16% of Trump supporters think that a Clinton victory would come about because she won more votes.

Perhaps even odder, 40% of Trump voters believe that the long-extinct ACORN will be responsible for the election fraud. ACORN has not existed since 2010. "

Comment Re:No...just, no. (Score 3, Informative) 122

No one actually has to "hack" anything -- just get the thought out there. No matter who wins, stories like this will be cited by the losing side as "proof" the election was "rigged" or "hacked", and that the winner didn't win legitimately.

One side is already making this argument, and is recruiting an army of armed "observers" to stand around polling places and act menacing.

Comment Re: Just stop this nonsense (Score 3, Informative) 122

If you register to vote you also get responsibilities like jury duty and selective service.

Selective service is not tied to your voter registration in any way.

In some states, there is a connection with drivers license, and with student loans, but in no US state is there any connection between registering to vote and selective service.

Comment Re:Google's reply? (Score 2) 171

We're not talking about delisting a continent, only its media outlets. I can't think of anything more devastating.

I can think of one thing: Alphabet buys several small media outlets around the world, aggregates it all, makes it free for anyone to use and effectively makes the existing media outlet sites irrelevant.

I would love to see the look on their faces when they heard everyone was still getting news, just not from them.

Comment Re:Too secure for insecure? (Score 1) 551

Cherry picking that there might be one or two emails out there that are still missing

It's not, "one or two". Maybe you missed this part of the story:

However, an untold number of official e-mails from President George W. Bush's era will probably never be recovered because it would be extremely costly to do so, lawyers involved in lawsuits brought by the National Security Archive and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said.

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