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Comment I'm pissed with them right now (Score 1) 1

Ordered a long-throw stapler and staples 2 weeks ago. The stapler came last week, staples today. The box was open at both ends, staples spilled out into the bag, box crushed and staples broken.

They won't let me return them. I'd be REALLY pissed if it wasn't just a couple of bucks.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 3, Insightful) 988

How would you know? Seriously, this is not trolling. How many countries has Russia invaded for profit or global politics and how many did the USA? Who used nuclear bombs on civilians? When has Russia ruled the world so that we cab compare?

It seems to me that the old-fashioned communists in Russia [and their modern day descendants] were much worse towards their population that towards foreigners, whereas USA seems to be the reverse. As I a neither American nor Russian, I prefer the Russian way.

Russia warned many times after the end of the [first?] Cold War that the West is constantly moving goalposts and breaks agreements about military bases, NATO membership and the like.....sorry but the most serious Western analysts agree with this [Google it, it is true, the West admits they did not handle their victory from the Cold War very well].

I am not fond of the Russians at all - at the end they occupied my country for half a century and installed totalitarian regime there but let's be a bit more realistic here...

And finally - I am very sorry if I hurt your feelings, but I really hate the Western leaders hypocrisy and constant masking of blatant power grabs with words as "humanitarian", "democracy" and so on...in contrast Putin [although being also a liar, of course] appears way more honest in his motives and explanations - "you do this, I kick your ass" instead of "if you build that oil-pipe I'll bomb you for democracy". I mean just look at the name of this weapon - no masking, no rosy glasses, no BS. It is Satan, period. A similar weapon in USA will be called "peace maker" or "bringer of democracy"

Comment Re:It'll only get worse (Score 1) 158

as a business gets larger, the goverment wants to force their way on them, to get some kind of 'goody' that they can use for some kind of evil purpose.

I'm 100% convinced, corps in the US are practially universally evil; and as they get larger, they get more evil.

in their defense, they probably have no choice. 'an offer you cant refuse' is likely made to them and they concede.

but still, I distrust corps as much as I distrust our own government.

in my ideal dream country, no company would ever be allowed to grow beyond a certain amount of power, size, influence. with power comes inevitable corruption. PERIOD. full stop.

the US loves to let corps grow to mammoth sizes. the US does not care how good our society works and how much wellbeing the citizens enjoy. they only care about serving themselves. the ruling elites do what they want and GET AWAY WITH IT, most of the time.

I'd fed up with this crap.

Comment Re:Scientists have proven (Score 1) 357

Their stated "theory" that it was the Russians that stole Podesta's emails fails the belly-laugh test.

So yeah, they're lying. And it's one of the most cynical political things I've seen in a long long time. It's based on an assumption that people, especially voters, are stupid. And Trump is doing the same thing - his entire campaign is based on the same assumption - all you have to do is listen to him speak.

Two sides of the same coin.

I don't want to vote for either of them. A dead Richard Milhous Nixon is looking quite attractive in comparison.


Comment Re:Scientists have proven (Score 5, Insightful) 357

To date, the Clinton campaign has not once attacked the veracity of the emails.

Not. Even. Once.

They have bobbed, weaved, prevaricated, projected, and otherwise produced non-sequitur "answers" to the questions about the content. But not once have they said "well, that one there, that's false, we never said that." Instead we get tall tales of Russians hacking the DNC -with no evidence - just the Clinton campaign's say-so.

All attacks are upon the messenger(s) and not the facts. And it's amazing how these emails match up with reality.

That tells me a lot. It tells me that the emails are real, and that once Hillary assumes office, the heat is not going to be off. [grumpy cat]Good[/grumpy cat].

Karma is a bitch.


Comment Re:I'm glad somebody is on the case (Score 1) 192

amazon does not care; each thing that gets sold, they collect a fee.

just like ebay. there is no caring there.

I do like amazon, but I'm aware that they are a whore.

when a company like amazon allows sellers to sell 'wireless anti-static wrist straps' - and after being informed (by me and many others who know this area) that this is IMPOSSIBLE and a hoax-item, they still allow sellers from china to sell this bullshit.

there is a good amazon and a bad amazon and they are both under the amazon.com site. it really makes buying there, harder than it has to be.

amazon cares about its rep and goes 110% for its customers when you call in, but the fact that they let any 'yahoo' (lol) sell shit - that's really such a bad move on their part, it erodes their rep and for some reason, they don't seem to care about that aspect.

Comment I would believe it. (Score 3, Insightful) 235

I'm quite left of center and the hate for Hillary among my group is probably as bad as the Trump fan hate for Hillary, and people have been complaining about posts disappearing.

Editing content makes you responsible for the content itself, as you are exerting control over it.

I believe practices like this are ridiculously dumb.

Especially since I consider "hate speech" a great idiot filter. It allows me to keep my friends list trimmed. Just like a Confederate flag is, or Trump signs in the yard. But that's my own choosing. I don't want Facebook choosing for me.

Yeah, I know, if it's free you are the product. The problem is that the telnet chat that everyone used has been abandoned (even though it's still up after all these years).


Comment Re:But . . . (Score 2) 441

you can't fault him/them??


public facing email servers that run OLD MS software and its 'not a big deal'?

what planet do you live on? because here on earth, it IS a big deal.

it shows he does not care (his people, that is) or they are short-changed funding (that's worth noting) and attention to detail is not something his org values (also worth noting).

all this matters. its a statement about his management and what his people (that he hires) care about; or even worse, are ABLE to understand enough to care about.

the guy has more money than anyone would ever need, and yet he cheaps out on software updates on PUBLIC FACING SERVERS.

stupid. beyond stupid. its actually reckless.


yes, this detail does matter. especially when he's so fond of throwing dirt on other peoples' mistakes.

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