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Comment Re:Ok, so what? (Score 2) 177

It's even giving me pause how deep the roots of Amazon and Facebook go in the internet, the only thing that surprises me now isn't how long ads for something I've looked at follow me, but that they don't stop after I've finally bought it.

One bizarre thing I've notice is a lot of links on Facebook to Uber-Conservative sites are redirecting to sites that my anti-virus is blocking in the last few days. I thought it was just my paranoia over some wonky adds served up on the sites, but now I'm not so sure. Seems like with all of the programming chops they have, it would be trivial to insert some malicious adverts into sites they disagree with philosophically.

Comment Re:doesn't matter (Score 1) 728

I call my secrets privacy, your secrets are called obstruction of justice; if you tell my secrets you're a snitch, if I tell your secrets I'm a whistle-blower.
Wikileaks sounded like a good idea, but I always knew it was a double-edged sword, the Dems chuckled under their breath when Wikileaks became a "Let's bash Bush and America Society", now that their sights are set on outting of Hillary's and the Democrats secrets, I bet not so much.

In this day and age it's hard enough to not fall under a microscope for typical run-of-the-mill embarrassments, why tempt the fates with the bad stuff; karma is a harsh bitch.

Comment Re:Horse Hockey (Score 1) 728

When you get a security clearance, you sign a paper agreeing to not divulge classified information and to safeguard it; stupidity and carelessness are not mitigating factors. If anything the bar should be set higher for the Secretary of State because we expect our leaders to set the example; a competent leader can not discipline their subordinates for doing the same thing they are doing.

Comment Re:Always the same with Hillary... (Score 1) 728

They have little choice, they have to at least try to maintain the illusion of impartiality. Liberal bias in the media has been a conservative meme for almost 1/2 a century, but most of Con assumed it was a selection bias from Liberals being disproportionately drawn to the field; now it looks like deliberate and ongoing collusion between MSM and the DNC.

Comment Re:Best of luck to them (Score 1) 728

He's probably hoping Hilldebeast wins the Presidency so he can continue to beat her up. If she wins, and she continue the endless string of fuck-ups she engaged in since before she was First Lady of Arkansas, he can just sit back and very smugly say "I not only told you so, but I did everything I could to to stop it."

She could easily set our foreign policy back an other 50 years, which wouldn't hurt Russia's interests at all. You have to admire the Russians, when they set their minds to achieving a goal, they laser-lock on it; often the work on achieving the goal is multi-generational. Every thing they do is geared toward achieving that goal. Anybody that thinks Russia is a different country just because it's not Communist any more is a fool.

Comment Re:No one will be ruled by Trump even if he wins (Score 1) 728

No it'll be a reciprocity problem, to get things done you have to "horse trade" you lend support, you get support. You do people favors and they reciprocate, if enough people owe you favors , you become a power broker and can get bigger stuff done.
Trump understands this system, you can't do the kind of property and construction deals he does without reciprocity, it may take him a while, but with enough time he'll be a major player in politics, the only questions are how much will be enough time and will he have enough of it?

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 1) 728

I always figured that making Hillary SoS and giving her the shot at POTUS in 2016 was the reward for not putting up too much of a fight to run against Obama in 2008; Bernie never stood a chance, the deal was done 8 years ago. The Democratic machine probably didn't want Hillary getting into direct confrontation with Palin, a cat fight might alienate Woman voters for years.

Comment Re:Why would Putin fear Clinton? (Score 0) 728

Maybe it's time for the EU to put on their big-boy pants and be the "Trusted Adult" that the other kids turn to when they are bullied for a change. Having the EU take over a more equitable share of the United Nations funding and Military operations wouldn't be a bad idea either.

As far as Putin interfering with US elections, maybe the Democrats shouldn't make it so pathetically easy, it's almost an Attractive nuisance, the level of corruption in the progressive movement is only exceeded by it's pervasiveness; the Republicans are only marginally better.

Comment Re:UBI will reach 100% of tax (Score 1) 1135

The United States is surrounded by two large friendly nations, and the world's two largest oceans, bedwetter.

The United States is bordered by four countries:

1. Canada, a country that we have very good relations with. We've never had a war with Canada although some would say that the exporting of Celine Dion, Michael Buble and Justin Bieber were a very provocative hostility

2. Mexico, a country who's government we usually have fairly good relations with, but has vast areas under the control of drug cartels. We did have a war with Mexico, which resulted in a little over half of Mexico become US territory.

3. Russia, a country who's leader once vowed to bury us with nuclear bombs. Interestingly we have never fought a war against our quintessential adversary, only with them.

4. Cuba, a country that once hosted some of those nuclear bombs.

Operation != invasion, bedwetter 2) Alaska wasn't a state until the end of the 50's.

Dude seriously what does statehood have to do with being part of the US,

Currently, there are a total of sixteen territories of the United States, five of which are inhabited: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, United States Virgin Islands and American Samoa. The 11 uninhabited territories administered by the Interior Department are Palmyra Atoll, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, and Midway Islands. While claimed by the US, Navassa Island, Wake Island, Serranilla Bank and Bajo Nuevo Bank are disputed.[5][6]

Territories have always been a part of the United States.[7] By Act of Congress, the term ‘United States’, when used in a geographical sense, means “the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States”.[8] Since political union with the Northern Mariana Islands in 1986, they too are treated as a part of the U.S.[8] An Executive Order in 2007 includes American Samoa as U.S. “geographical extent” duly reflected in U.S. State Department documents.[9]
Territories of the United States

Lastly your response to "The Germany/Hitler thing shows not all democracies are good" with a strawman is taken as point conceded.
The strawman

Name one democracy the U.S. overthrew to prevent a genocide or a regional war,

has me perplexed, weren't you arguing that the US should stop using it's military power to influence world events, now you seem to be saying it's Okay as long as you approve of it.

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