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Comment Re: Does anybody ... (Score 1) 475

I'll clarify what I think was the point of the post you're responding to: Trump isn't a career politician. He hasn't arranged his every waking moment to look squeaky clean to the American electorate. Up until this point, he hadn't any political aspirations, and therefore, it would have been pointless. This is just a fancy way of saying that career politicians are artificial as a side effect of trying to get elected repeatedly. Trump has never run for elected office before, and so he hasn't been fake -- at least not in the same ways that an experienced politician would. As to whether or not he'll be graded on a curve... that's really for the voters to decide.

Comment Re: No? (Score 3, Insightful) 375

And you would rather she prosecuted for it, and Trump elected? Isn't that just the least bit shortsighted if not mindbogglingly stupid?

In answer to your questions, 1.) yes, and 2.) no. She committed a serious crime. It shouldn't matter what she's running for. And I'd say the same thing if the shoe were on the other foot, and it was Trump facing federal charges for passing classified information through an insecure and unauthorized email server in order to hide political favors for private donations. We deserve better than a political class that is above the laws they impose upon us.

Comment Re:Goodbye Quality (Score 1) 69

I only have two Logitech gaming devices (G15 keyboard and a wired gamepad), neither of which I would describe as poor quality. I've also had few to zero issues with just about every Logitech device I've owned, save headsets. Obviously, YMMV.

Comment Re:Start with the dictionaries (Score 1) 331

I'm assuming (always dangerous to do) you were being facetious, but this idea isn't new. The problem is violence predates language. The idea will never be foreign because all manners of organisms use violence to compete and survive, even should they not have a language per se.

Comment Re:Unfettered capitalism (Score 3, Informative) 639

It's not unfettered capitalism, but government regulations designed to squelch competition that are causing thus problem. Because of the DMCA -- a federal law -- nobody can _legally_ reverse engineer the electronics in the tractor, and thus allow independent mechanics the ability to fix them. Once again, federal regulations act as protectionism for those firms that can financially convince a bunch of congresspeople to play ball.

Comment Shorter version (Score 1) 147

"The Federal Communications Commission is making another $2.15 billion available for rural broadband projects..."

Shorter version: Whether the federal government is redistributing our tax dollars to the middle of nowhere (see also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...) or to telecoms, its cronyism all the way down.

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