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Comment Re: IANA is nothing really important (Score 1) 89

Yes, but not all democracies are really democracies. And most of the ones that call themselves democracies don't have the free speech protections of the United States.

Even the United Nations own Universal Declaration of Human Rights doesn't guarantee free speech (or any rights for that matter).
Article 29 (3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

What are the "purposes and principals" of the United Nations and how likely are they to change over the years?

Comment Re:Clinton is above the law (Score 1) 332

Private email server or private email account? They are two different things and to my knowledge none of the Bush administration people ever used a private email server.

In fact, I can find no evidence of anyone in government (other than Hillary) who used a private email server. None of Obama's other Cabinet members did.

Comment Re: meh (Score 1) 450

Military meals are designed with attention to the morale factor. Even the modern MRE is designed to help the soldier feel human in unfavorable surroundings. Apollo 10 was the first to officially test real bread. Gemini Astronauts smuggled aboard a kosher corned beef sandwich but it was stale and thus had too many crumbs which went airborne. By Apollo 10 it was discovered that nitrogen-flushed bread would stay fresh for 10 days. I'll have to try that.

Comment Re:Chinese/Muslim preferences (Score 1) 268

China has the US's balls in a vice, not selling to the US will hurt China, but it will hurt the US far FAR more.

LOL. You obviously do not know American manufacturing and our situation. China does NOT have us. Best thing that could happen to America is for us to raise taxes on consumed goods/services based on where the worst part/service comes from. If they emit a lot of CO2, then high tax. With this approach, we get all nations to clean up their CO2. At the same time, since America actually is low emission (with an intelligent normalization of emissions / $GDP ), it would allow the west to re-build rather quickly.

Comment Re:Chinese/Muslim preferences (Score 1) 268

You are VERY mistaken WRT to foreign policy

And here is what Daesh thinks.
This is interesting in that a daesh expert believes that they will attack us like they attacked Paris to influence their election. And Daesh hopes that Trump wins according to them

Finally, This one sums it all up best.

But hey, look around. You can actually find articles written that will support your position, but, they are very far and few in-between and none by experts on China, Daesh, AQ, Russia, etc.

Comment Re:Chinese/Muslim preferences (Score 1) 268

China, Iran and North Korea want somebody who can be easily manipulated. That is trump. Have you listened to him. He screams about BUSINESS with China and Mexico, but the ONLY one that he speaks of addressing is Mexico. Yet, NAFTA has 1 simple quick fix and it would solve EVERYTHING with Mexico trade, while helping them out. But what does Trump say about CHina's invasion into other nation's territory? NOTHING. What does he say about Iran and what he will do? NOTHING. What does Trump say that he will do with North Korea? He will ask China to invade them (kind of like asking America to invade Puerto Rico, or Canada).

ISIS and AQ HATE hillary and anybody connected to O. He has overall done a good job on AQ, but he somewhat screwed up with ISIS. Hillary will send in troops and finish this. That is why Russia wants Trump. He and the neo-cons/tea* will walk away and allow Russia to own it all.

Comment Re: meh (Score 1) 450

but what are the chances of finding a good vintage of scotch to go with all of this breaded goodness they are going to be having up there?

Alcohol is definitely going to space. Ballantine's zero-gravity glass is made in cooperation with something called the Open Space Agency, which also has a design for an automated Dobsonian telescope. Ardbeg is going to space. And a vacuum still is an old science-fiction trope.

Comment Re:Everybody should be prepared to die. (Score 4, Funny) 450

Out of several tens of billions of humans, only a fraction have not yet died, and of those who died, only a small percent of disputed cases indicate recovery.

On the contrary, I have never died before and rumors that I would do so are spread by fact-checkers of the liberal press and corrupt global warming scientists.

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