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Comment Making America great again... one hack at a time! (Score 1) 270

"Make America Great Again!" Hackers need love too! As much as oil execs, business execs, people that abuse the environment, anyone that holds loans to Trumps' companies that he will NEVER talk about to his kids while in office *sic* believe him! BELIIIIIIIIIEVE HIM!

Comment Re: America hates Hillary Clinton (Score 2) 1069

We won, simply by the fact that both the Bush and the Clinton dynasties were shut down in this election cycle.

Trump is sort of the political equivalent of Drano. Nobody wants to drink it or get any of it on their skin, but there are times when pouring some Drano into a sink will fix problems.

I doubt if he'll get a second term. You don't need to use Drano that often.

While not scientific, the friends and family that I argued with prior to the election I actually got to sit down with (yay holidays) recently. I always argued that Clinton would make a better president and a would represent the status-quo. I.e. keep us chugging along while we as a country found ourselves and found a candidate that we could mostly agree was okay together (one step at a time right?). Everyone I talked to hated Clinton, they _hated_ her but they also did not like Trump. They, took a deep breath and swallowed the Drano in hopes that in four years they are not blind. They _needed_ someone other than Clinton. Whether it is logical or not, Clinton was a damaged candidate (I have logical reasons why she was, but I could not support Trump).

If you took the candidate away and discussed her policies they pretty much agreed the policies were okay. They did want a merging of the two a little bit (H1B issues for one thing, like me a few of our family members are in the STEM field (none at this gathering, but they were looking out for their kids)). They wanted to feel safer and if that meant extra vetting of refugees that was okay, as long as the refugees were in good conditions (i.e. halfway point) and not in immediate danger. I even got a couple to admit his cabinet picks so far is not what they considered draining the swamp, one also used the sewage works term (she was very much TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! before hand).

Two did admit they hope Trump and the Republican Congress would install Christianity as the national religion - I did not even have to argue this one, the others were quick to tell them to shut up and if they want to something akin to a national religion there are other counties they can immigrate to, so until they leave, let the rest of us practice our faith (or not at all if we do not believe) in peace and quiet without them sticking their nose in (that made me smile).

It was a good conservation - the ultimate take away I took from it was a) Should NEVER have been Clinton, b) They felt us progressives were being to pushy with our social agenda, while they were not opposed, they said we need to learn how to speak to those that do not agree with us better, c) They don't even know what to believe in the media anymore and they work to much to sift through all the BS.

Comment Re:Why won't they just show their proof? (Score 1) 715

This. The CIA is not "refusing" to brief Congress. They're just not ready to do so right now.

This is just posturing on the part of GOP congresscritters.

Them and the news media to boost ratings - after all they will have a Trump Administration they need to play homage to if they ever want access (other than twitter). But yes, they have already stated see this article they are completing the review that President Obama has ordered before briefing.

I for one support them actually completing their work, instead of the BS that Comey pulled...

Comment Re:I'm highly skeptical (Score 1) 244

The purpose of the Trump presidency is to oversee the end of USD Hegemony and the transition to a UN mediated reserve currency for foreign exchange.

Hah, hah, very funny conspiracy theory you have there.

In reality, it's much simpler, and far more obvious. The purpose of the Trump presidency is to enrich Donald Trump.

"And those he and the Republican congress see fit to enrich..."

Comment Re:Trump is already a uniter (Score 1) 637

Were you looking for ID or for birth certificate? I know its possible at least in WA state to get a replacement birth certificate online.

ID. I did note there are a couple states that allow you to order a birth certificate replacement online; Washington State uses Vitacheck to order certain certificates and things like birth, death, marriage etc are public records. Again, I only checked 10 states to verify you had to be in person to get a state issued ID (probably because they want to take your picture and do not accept you sending one in). Ohio, where I live requires These forms of proof that you are who you say you are to vote. I will not note the unexpired Ohio driver's license is questionable; who cares if it is expired? As long as you match your photo and have a current bill with current address (if it differs from the driver's license) then you should be fine. Just because you no longer drive does not mean suddenly you have become a different person.

One of my biggest complaints with our country (and one of its strengths) is the separation of states from federal entities. IMHO, if we were simply issued a centralized USA identification and then endorsed it electronically with drivers license, voter registration, social security and standard other items, we can then issue free photo ID's to everyone. DMV's, social security offices could be issued the ability to print new ID's for people. Obviously a federal agency as the ID was prepped and programmed could reach out to a state API to pull its endorsements for the individual and the feds could offer the same for DMV's or state offices issuing federal side of the ID.

How would this help with the voter ID requirement? Grass root organizations can help "poor" people obtain their valid government issued ID. First time registration is going to require some additional proof, usually utility bills, birth certificate, paystub, header of a bank statement etc. But we _NEED_ to sort this crap out. I have no problems with voter ID's as long as we provide a way for people who a) do not drive, b) do not have a current ID obtain one at no expense to themselves.

Comment Re:Trump is already a uniter (Score 3, Insightful) 637

Uh, do you know anything about getting a state issued ID or are you just repeating a Democrat talking point? I have lived in 5 states so far and in each of them it was a simple matter... online. Done in minutes. ID in the mail and in my hand either the same day (or when I needed a new birth cert. which I did) that was a couple of days for the mail to get it to me. the new birth cert? That application was all done online. approved in minutes by an automated system.

I just checked about 10 states and while most provide an online form that can be filled out and printed (editable pdf) ALL required you to present in person. I am not going to go through every state, but yeah I call for you to provide links to the state govt pages where you are allowed to fill out and submit online.

Comment Re:Talk about ballsy revisionism! (Score 4, Informative) 637

Interesting revisionist history there. I do believe the left had been pushing to ratify election results for quite a while

Just a month ago Hillary said not accepting the election results was horrifying.

She went on to say We've had free and fair elections and we've accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them

example: Bush vs. Gore in 2000.

So basically only when they lose... but the real truth comes out when they are sure they will win. Until they lose, then back to questioning elections being just fine!

I do believe you are highly confused. Asking for a recount is different from refusing to accept the results of an election. I will give you a hint, in our system of government the results of the election are not officially determined until the EC meets. So between now and then, it is perfectly acceptable under circumstances of potential abuse or for verification that asking for a recount is appropriate. And yes, I have said that NO MATTER WHO was the president elect.

The nuance of elections often escapes true believers on the right or the left.

Comment Re:oh boy (Score 1) 524

After losing an election following six months of sneering, elitist, classist "mockery," clearly the answer is to... double down.

Trump is an elitist :) Granted, he is a different kind in appearance than the ones we are used to mocking in our country, but at the core he is pretty much the same.

Comment Re:Good to see mocking the President back in fashi (Score 5, Informative) 524

I don't know if you were alive these last 8 years, but anyone who mocked or belittled the President was immediately shouted down as racist. With Trump in office, it will become OK to criticize the President again, which is a huge improvement.

Perhaps you were just saying racist things? I am a progressive and I have conservative friends and we mocked President Obama all the time, but we mocked some of his policies, we never attacked his children (unlike some people on the right) nor his wife, his race, culture or religion. Perhaps you need to take a hard long look in the mirror (you do not need to tell us the results) and ask yourself if you are really being honest with yourself.

Comment Re:Crybabies (Score 1) 524

Guess what?

Federal bribery does!!

Business deals for trade deals is ... wait for it ... bribery!

Do your calling for the arrest of Hilary Clinton then.

Of course not. Laws don't apply to the left.

Please provide citations for this; what laws did she break? Other than one donation which the foundation should have gotten approval for based on a gentlemen s handshake between Clinton and the Obama Administration. Of course you cannot backup your claim.

Comment Re:Trump is already a uniter (Score 2) 637

Who'd have thought a month ago Trump would ever get the left to agree that questing close election results was a good idea? Yet here we are today contesting elections in multiple states!

Yet another Trump victory!

Interesting revisionist history there. I do believe the left had been pushing to ratify election results for quite a while: example: Bush vs. Gore in 2000. Yet another recent example where the popular vote was not the same as the EC.

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