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Comment specifics (Score 1) 471

What specific regulations are preventing Apple manufacturing in the USA ? What specifically will be their reduction in tax bill ? Because lacking specifics I'm imagining the regulations that prevent forced labor camps and toxic wastelands, and a tax change that goes from Apple pays something to we all pay apple.

Comment gunship diplomacy (Score 1) 432

What's the point of having a futuristic-ally armed ship anyway ? aside from its ability to transport a lot of supplies, fly the flag visibly and to do humanitarian missions in pirate infested seas all of which can probably work very well with regular naval guns.

For any real war I would have thought the best way to take out a ship would be from a submarine or from a land- or space- or air-launched missile.

and who's to say there isn't some clever way to make the guns more effective with "smart shells" or something

Comment Re:Too late.... (Score 1) 436

I watched the video, you misrepresent it. around 4:40 BO makes the case that for households where some people are not eligible to vote, citizens that are eligible have an obligation to vote so that the opinions of at least someone in that house will be recorded and he also says that lawful voters in that household can vote without fear that their vote will not be confidential or that the authorities will use the fact that they voted to track down their family members.

In other words - if you are legally allowed to vote, vote

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Comment Re:Trump supporters less able to identify a fake s (Score 1) 142

Depending on the cycle one side or the other will be the most outraged. They're monetizing outrage and this cycle it happens to be Trumps turn. Eight years ago I seem to remember there was plenty of anti-bush outrage to be mined. It probably helps that Trump's approach is to play on the outrage, but it seems there is a never ending supply to tap into from both ends of the spectrum.

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