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Comment Re:Only a penny a page, duplex? (Score 1) 3

I based the estimate on $5o for a cartridge that prints an average of 3,000 pages. A color laser would be nice, but as you say, far more expensive both in up-front costs and toner. And changing toner in a color printer is a PITA, at least the ones at work were.

Comment Re:DMCA, CDA, CDA II (COPA), felony DRM: Clinton (Score 0) 113

. In order to stop the Republican majority from pushing through even worse versions of the bills.

Horseshit. Republicans didn't have the votes to override a Clinton veto. But it's not the first time this line of sophistry has been raised to defend the Clinton's right wing record - too bad you guys have to deal with NAFTA, which Clinton rammed through when Dems still had control of Congress in the 90's. Kinda like how Obama rammed Romneycare through Congress, followed by making the Bush Tax Cuts permanent.

Reality has a well known anti-liberal, pro-leftist bias.

Comment Re: Techie Republicans why (Score 1) 113

He's technically correct.

Except he's not. Look, this isn't hard: Mike Bloomberg is a registered Republican. Mike Bloomberg supports abortion rights and gun control. Is it therefore fair to say that gun control and abortion are bipartisan issues? Of course not.

So, I say again, any more dumb questions, or are we done here?

Comment Re:Make it fair (Score 1) 899

The Religion of Peace []:

What a trustworthy source you have, my dear!

Attacks 195
Killed 1386

America killed 4 million people between Vietnam and Iraq alone. All the Muslim violence you can name are mere drops in lakes of blood shed by western imperialist shitbags.

Iran and state-sponsored terrorism

Laughable. Iran hasn't attacked another country since the War of 1812 - which was started by the United States. Is Iran bombing Mexico with robot planes the way you are bombing most of the Middle East? Nope.

What two "democracies" would those be?

Honduras and Ukraine. In other news, 1 + 1 = 2.

Congratulations, you got one, but let's not pretend Saddam didn't help dig his own grave blah blah blah

Saddam was installed in a CIA coup, and helped gas Iranians with U.S. provided intelligence. That's why this entire subject is a losing one for you American Exceptionalist Dumbfucks: all the Muslim violence you can whine about is invariably:

1) Directly sponsored by the United States (Al Nursa in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Reagan arming the Taliban)

2) Direct backlash to western imperialism (Al Qaeda and ISIS had no presence in Iraq/Libya/Syria until you dumbfuckers targeted those countries for regime change)





Comment Re:Lots of Sunshine there (Score 1) 200

that's a local fenomenon. you could build something to transmit power a few thousand K's in any direction.

Yes, that's something I point out to concern trolls on wind and solar power - we already move coal and nuclear power hundreds of miles via power lines. So space out your wind and solar farms across the same distance, as you aren't going to have an entire region go without any wind.

Comment Re:Maybe he just wanted to shoot them in cold bloo (Score 1) 184

So colonialism fucked the place up, things are _generally_ getting better since then, but it's still going to take awhile (and more hard work.)

And you can thank the same western powers that screwed them over in the first place for the slow recovery. Enforcing debts accumulated under colonialist rule, IMF "bailouts" that force the sale of public assets to foreign "investors", being forced to rely on international monetary markets. Libya might have been able to help with some of that, as Gaddafi had plans for a gold-backed African currency, so naturally he was targeted for regime change.

Comment Re:Maybe he just wanted to shoot them in cold bloo (Score 1) 184

Ask Africa: has kicking out the Europeans helped? Who, among the Africans, has benefited from their departure? There seems to be no lack of savages in the continent. Cf. Congo. Or Rwanda. Or Nigeria. Or SA. All of which are various levels of fucked-up disaster. Best you can get is, maybe, Kenya, where there are still beggars everywhere (in the midst of an incredibly fertile land) and gates blocking the entry to the driveways of hotels in Nairobi - and that was before the mall catastrophe.

Do you also pretend that Iraq is in shambles because the U.S. (nominally) ended its occupation of the country, rather than the Iraq War that overthrew the government and destabilized the region? Every place you just mentioned is a mess because of European powers who went there in the first place, not because those European powers (nominally) ended rule over the continent. You willfully ignorant Western Exceptionalist, you.

And I say "nominally" because western powers still dominate Africa, only now under the banners of the International Monetary Fund, rather than England or France. If you get too uppity, you get your country overthrown - just ask Zombie Gaddafi, after he tried to start a gold-backed African currency to compete with the Franc.

Comment You even read, AC? (Score 1) 184

He was talking about tear gas.

He quite clearly said poisoned gas. You yourself quoted it.

Including the previous sentence

The previous sentence is "He also wanted to use M Devices against the rebellious tribes of northern India." What's that? "An exploding shell containing a highly toxic gas called diphenylaminechloroarsine."

Given that this point of yours turned out to be social-justice nonsense

If documented facts are "social-justice nonsense", then you just might be a dishonest, willfully blind American Exceptionalist.

Comment Maybe he just wanted to shoot them in cold blood? (Score 5, Informative) 184

The western, romanticized image of Churchill is of the stoic rock that beat the Nazis in WWII, bravely leading the British people to oppose fascism while America dithered.

The rest of his bio is rounded out by his fond nostalgia for shooting "savages" in Africa - i.e. blacks not yet subjugated by European colonialism. And the post WWII crushing of Kenya's rebellion against British rule, where you'd have a hard time looking at the treatment of prisoners and thinking you weren't hearing descriptions of a Nazi concentration camp. Shit like shoving sand in anuses with metal rods, crushing men's testicles and shoving glass into women's vaginas. "I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes" was a real knee-slapper, too.

Churchill wasn't opposed to barbarous tranny, as long as it was coming from his own country.

Comment Re:Lots of Sunshine there (Score 2) 200

All renewables will struggle with high energy power requirements, industry, commercial and high density residential.

Err, not so much. You simply build your generating capacity to meet expected demands - no different than you would for coal or nuclear power, only in less time for less money. Most of the overwrought concerns over wind and solar power may be answered by simple technology from the '70s. The 1870's.

There are water towers and hydroelectric dams functioning today that were constructed more than a century ago. For an up front investment - which is required by coal and nuclear power to a Biblical degree - you can build water reservoir batteries to store excess energy to be used when needed, by releasing water to move a turbine. And before you dismiss that idea, the whole point of a
$10 billion nuclear power plant is to heat water - to move a turbine to generate electricity.

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