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Comment Re:I thought Clinton was the warmonger? (Score 1) 755

Right, cause somehow 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles = War in a Country which has been literally torn to pieces by the Civil War, Russia, ISIS, and the Rebel Forces. You carry on as though we just bombed San Antonio, TX back into the Stone Age and prior to this the peaceful streets of Syria surrounding their Military basis were a model of tranquility. I would never say a Syrian life is worth less than an American life but how about we "get a grip" and recognize that this was a Military target.

Comment Re:$93.8M of my tax dollars (Score 0) 755

The fact that this post was considered Insightful says something about the political leanings of ./ readers. Could you cite any sources for your claim, "Many Trump supporters upset that he is using military force, because one of the major reasons for voting against Clinton was the allegation that she was a warmonger."? Google is not able to find anyone other than you who makes such a claim.

As for this, "Many other people worried that Trump has found a new way to get the media talking about him again." I suspect the "Many" you refer to would be CBS, NBC, CNN, MSN, etc. They have yet to catch their collective breath since he announced he would run for POTUS. They are not about to stop anytime soon for fear they may recall the dismal (Criminal, Treasonous) antics of the previous Administration who refuse to take their "change" and buy or even rent a clue.

Submission + - Looks as though the Wall Street Journal Web Site has been Slashdoted

canesfan writes: Perhaps News of the Halt in Trading at the NYSE has led to the Slashdot effect on the Wall Street Journals site. Initially I was greeted with "Error 504! Something took too long to respond and that is all we know..." Now it throws a 404 error page unavailable. The CNBC site has breaking news about Markets suffering a 1% decline and trading having been halted.

Submission + - Apparent Technical Glitch Halts Trading on New York Stock Exchange (nbcnews.com)

edeefelt writes: Trading in all symbols was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange floor Wednesday due to an apparent technical issue.

"NYSE/NYSE MKT has temporarily suspended trading in all symbols. Additional information will follow as soon as possible," the NYSE said in a statement on its status page.

A technical issue caused the trading halt, Reuters reported, citing a source. Trading stopped around 11:30 a.m. ET.

The Nasdaq reported no technical issues and said it continues to trade NYSE-listed stocks.

Submission + - TSA's new security checks: absolute joke or absolute necessity? 1

Amanda Parker writes: In July the US warned of a terrorism risk which led countries, such as France and the UK, to step up their security screening for flights to the US. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson directed the TSA to implement enhanced security measures. In his statement on 6 July, Johnson warned that passengers could also be asked to "power up some devices, including cell phones" and stated that "powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft". In light of the US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) recent tightening of airport security to include stricter screening of electronic devices, is the TSA right to be cautious or have its actions caused unnecessary hassle for passengers?

Comment Re:Not a solution (Score 1) 127

My take on the post was not the intent to justify spying but rather was a comment made to a previous post which stated, "Spying on foreigners or International spying was not addressed." It reads as a question as to whether or not a bill would need to address "foreign" spying as it should be obvious this is part of the mandate of a national spy agency. Personal convictions aside I disagree that Mass Surveillance is the topic of discussion rather that Congress would act soon on a reform bill is what the article references.

Comment Re:Not a solution (Score 1) 127

Whoa! How did we get from gathering intelligence A.K.A spying to Genocide? I always found it ironic Moderates and liberals [Not placing you in either category BTW] always seem to be the least moderate and liberal in any discussion. They certainly will not be moderate in their liberal policies and very rarely are they too liberal unless you want to apply the term "liberal" to their interpretation of your post.

Comment Re:domestic security? (Score 5, Insightful) 364

Ok, I get that, and I also get that none of this is about security, but merely about control and power. What I don't get is why the security theater / homeland security smoke screen is so effective, but that's probably just me and owed to the fact that I've been taught history. History tells us where all of this will lead. As we now by now: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

As for why the "security theater / homeland security smoke screen is so effective"? Stop and think and honestly try and take stock of how many people you currently know personally who could be objectively called independent thinkers who are not afraid to live what they proclaim they believe. I am in my 40's and I can say this is not the America I grew up in. Very few people have the courage to live by the set of principles which made America a great Country to begin with.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 1046

Maybe I completely missed this but I have not heard or read where the Florida State Attorney or anyone claiming to represent them even mention the "Stand Your Ground" Law as a basis for not charging Zimmerman. The first mention I have heard of this law being the measure of whether Zimmerman should or should not be charged was on CNN. Can anyone tell me if they have seen an interview or press conference where the Florida State Attorney's Office or their representative have said that that the "Stand Your Ground" law was used to measure whether the deadly force use was justified?

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 114

Very well put. I used to work in support for a Restaurant POS company back in the mid 90's and the POS systems were sold as a complete package from the touchscreen terminals to the MS Windows workstation that was used to manage the app to change menus, set prices, update sales tax. The credit card black box ran DR-DOS and you connected via modem using PC-Anywhere to clear the credit card batches and sort out the other problems with credit cards. By and large the people who own and run a business for profit could care less what the system ran. Kind of like the vast majority of people could care less about the technology used in there car engines. As long as it was reliable and reasonably economical. Running any kind of business is hectic enough without having a come to Jesus moment about free and open source software.

Comment Re:IOW (Score 1) 329

Not having studied Law I cannot decide whether your claim about basis for lawsuits is accurate. I do remember having spoke to several lawyers very casually in my lifetime and was told by all that the only thing needed as a basis for bringing a lawsuit in the U.S. is the possibility of making money. You can sue someone for wearing Green socks. You may not win but if you have the money to file you can. So aside from the obvious need for tort reform in the United States I have no idea how much weight was given to concerns about lawsuits. I mean who would have sued them? The Libyans who could then not buy or more likely buy but not use a Blackberry device? Where would they file suit Canada? I mean do you suppose that a people who are oppressed to the point of not even having the ability to buy a given cell phone could freely travel and file class action suits against foreign companies in their home countries. As I would assume such a lawsuit would not find much support in Libya given that they would have imposed the ban.

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