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Comment Re:GB is doing it, China is doing it (Score 1) 83

Only if ghost cities count as economic growth.
They planned them well and then filled them with many thousands of potential ghosts.

It's all bullshit. Outside of some tech companies that are actual capitalist successes, it's all the world's biggest bubble.
You have to add the restaurants that feed over a billion people -- that's something.

Consumers know what they want and need better than any central planner. Thus is ever was, and thus it shall ever be.
I remember the Pet Rock. I remember Truck Nuts. Oxycontin seems to sell pretty well. Also, people buy software that everyone else uses -- not so much based on quality or trying it out.

I'm not sure if you are promoting Democracy or Capitalism. I do know that China has grown by using the opposite approach of recommendations by people in the US who promote Globalization. They have tariffs, protectionism of industries, public work projects and a command economy. Not that I'm promoting all of that -- just that this "markets are smart" notion is demonstrably nonsense.

Comment Re:treating the symptoms (Score 1) 359

There were plenty of escapes from the fallacies presented by the performers that would've made a solid public statement after the performance. If the performers weren't the snowflakes they were,

As soon as I parse that sentence I'm going to be triggered mightily. A snowflake might presume that the Alt-Right is projecting their own shortcomings on others -- but you know, I'm trying to escape the fallacies I've presented.

Comment Re:Very flawed legal analysis (Score 1) 1321

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Russians hack the DNC email server AFTER Clinton moved the emails to the correct server?

The DNC computers and emails have been hacked a few times now, and I wouldn't be shocked and surprised who did it. I think Hillary used a private server to PREVENT man-in-the-middle manipulations like creating an email that said; "Tell ISIS that we need to kill all the witnesses..." Also, it probably performed much better than the DNC server.

I doubt even 5% of the emails were even interesting so I doubt that Hillary wanted to prevent emails being released under FOI act.

I'm not sure if the emails she destroyed were personal or not -- I'm sure if it were a big deal, the FBI would have said so.

There's no proof that Hillary under oath -- she just gave an answer you don't like.

Not a big time Hillary fan, but after 30 years of lawsuits and legal hassles, I'm fairly sure if she were in the least bit dirty, something would have stuck by now.

Comment Re:You're a "fake" newspaper (Score 2) 667

I think Trump is coming to the realization during his briefings that he is the dumbest person in the room. He can't stand it if one person doesn't respect him. George Bush probably went through the same thing and he seemed defensive every time he spoke in public.

9/11 saved George Bush, but he still created a layer of Yes Men between him and the people. The only thing that would save Trump is an opportunity of a big war and drumming in the flag wavers. Such are the dangers of weak men.

Comment Re:Poor Nazis (Score 1) 978

> The effect of sustained identity politics has driven a generation into a new kind of "white" identity

I think we've "identified" that haters are bad, and feeling insulted by this, they've mystified their language, cleaned up their image, and rail about political correctness. They still seek the same goals of elimination and marginalization of the "other".

Now I do think some go overboard with PC -- but a lot of the outrage is just about having to be POLITE to people of difference.
For instance, calling people Klan Members and Nazis is insulting, It's the same with calling people retarded, so we started calling them mentally challenged -- through association, that word is becoming impolite. I am pretty sure in another 10 years, calling someone "Alt-Right" will be considered reprehensible.

Comment Re:Poor Nazis (Score 1) 978

> Alt-Right != Nazi.
Yes, but there is a jackboot in their size. I mean, put up their list of likes and dislikes and the biggest difference is an accent.

>What is an alt-right? He's someone that took the left-wing-identity-politics and applies the principles to European history.
If you are going to go into historical geopolitics, at least do some name-dropping. Is this something about what an alt-right is not, or are you saying that the Europeans do a lot of identity. I suppose a King is an identity.

> The Alt-Right is an unintended consequence of the modern progressive's university curriculum.
Damn. I never saw that on the curriculum. Of course Education is Progressive, unless it's stupid. They don't take knowledge OUT of my head after all.

> If the Alt-Right is racist then so are proponents of identity politics.
And by extension then Poodles is racist. But less racists than them fucking Beagles.

> I, for one, think that identity politics is racist.
You just said that, like some dogs. Not all dogs, but you know a lot of them are. And some of them are not rapists.

> Only that the broad brush denunciation is inaccurate
They aren't all Nazis, but other than hating, outrage and pointing out that all problems stem from people not being them, well, what else is there to do at parties? Barbecue -- I forgot about the foods and drinks.

I think I'm not being geeky on Slashdot, but I just wanted to clarify and speak out about hateful Beagles.

Comment Re:Wet paper bag (Score 4, Insightful) 2837

I think the problem is that the DNC has it's own bubble, and the professional political establishment considers what makes a professional also makes a winner.

Hillary also kept pitching for the "I'm a woman" and LGBTQ and minorities. Everyone KNEW the Dems were supporting this so WHY always bring it up? They spent ZERO air time saying; "we want to get jobs to coal workers and bring opportunities to rural communities." Instead; "Coal is going out of style."

While I'm THINK that Bernie Sanders could have won -- I voted for him after all. It's mostly because he didn't EXCLUDE white males. He didn't have a message of who he was or wasn't -- just universal messages of what he planned to do for people. I hope the DNC learns this -- or dies. I'm not a fan of political parties in the first place.

Comment Im confused how Republicans could win so much (Score 2) 2837

The demographics keep moving towards the Democrats. There have never been more offended Latinos, women and immigrants from the Middle East. Heck, even the Mormons were having misgivings.

I don't know where the extra Republican votes came from.

This is Slashdot -- anyone here think that hacking voting machines is a strange thought with Russia's help?

Comment Re:Is it worth it? (Score 1) 152

The calculation on this punishment is; Does it embarrass the police or authority? Does it do so publicly? This equals harsh penalties.

It seems like using a computer to do a slight bit of damage, is treated with harsher penalties than someone holding up a liquor store. Of course harsher than ripping off thousands and ruining lives when running a bank -- but well, that's a different story.

Some kid was doing a prank, and it got out of hand. The fact that it accidentally caused more damage because of the shortcomings of a system should have ZERO to do with punishment.The intent of the perpetrator should be the main effect on punishment.

We have a punish happy system, and of course a douche nozzle like Joe -- that poor kid has the worst luck.

Comment Re:Just following Apple's lead. (Score 1) 112

I use Little Snitch, and I only notice "pings" by Apple Mail when it boots up. After that -- nothing. Of course so many emails try and phone home, but I deny those requests. Have you actually looked at what data is going to these servers?

I don't care about pings -- I care about data. And other than crash reports, I'm not seeing Apple harvesting any. They are less intrusive than many games in my experience.

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