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Comment Re:Cui Bono? (Score 1) 71

Yes, I'm sure the Republicans will waste lots of time on conspiracy theories that produce nothing, egged on Breitbarts and Trump TV. And it won't amount to anything at all. This is just Birther Scandal Part 2.

It's a pity the Republicans didn't pick someone like Rubio, but they didn't, they picked Trump, a man so ridiculous that even many of those who can't stand Clinton cannot abide the thought of him winning.

Comment Re:Showmanship (Howard Stern, Lady Gaga) vs sociop (Score 1) 71

So what are your qualifications to diagnose psychiatric conditions, and how many times have you met with Clinton to confirm your observations? I mean, you wouldn't just be some asshole on the Internet googling up WebMD and then simply forcefitting your personal beliefs on Clinton into what really is a very general description from an online site, would you?

Comment Re:Cui Bono? (Score 3, Informative) 71

Exactly. All Wikileaks has done is confirm what most people know about major political campaigns, that lots of things are discussed, sometimes in brutal terms, and then are either dispensed with or implemented in some fashion. But really, anyone who has read any "insider" book about any major political campaign in the Western world in the last 200 years knows that this sort of thing goes on. Christ, Spielberg even made a movie about how Lincoln used some pretty questionable methods to get the 13th Amendment passed before the Confederacy surrendered.

I think some of those who think Wikileaks is a story probably are guilty of wishful thinking, but even if some of the emails have legs, they're backing a candidate who seems to need to be at the top of every news cycle, and rarely in a good way, thus giving the Wikileaks emails little or no oxygen to burn. I think others, around here anyways, are that subgroup of people, who whether due to Aspergers or similar neurological conditions, seem to want to see the world as being nothing but straight parallel lines, and whenever it deviates from that, they are emotionally incapable of tolerating it, and thus must immediately paint everything the darkest black.

But even more what appears to be a majority of voters, Hillary's real and perceived shortcomings simply don't seem to be adding up to putting Trump in the Oval Office. Frankly, I don't even think Trump wants it. He is either the stupidest person to ever get a major party nomination, or he is intentionally smashing the bus into the wall, almost as a test to see just how long his supporters can hang on. I'm sure they'll be tuning in next year to Trump TV to get 24 hours a day of conspiracy theories, insane rhetoric, absurd populism, and the daily injection of Alt-right outrage.

Comment Re:Cui Bono? (Score 1) 71

They demonstrate subterfuge, lying, but mainly a lot of strategizing. It's not terribly pleasant at points, but if you think the Trump campaign isn't at least trying to do the same thing, then you're either naive or willfully blind. The big difference is, of course, that Clinton is actually capable of staying on message and of creating and more importantly sticking to tactical plays, as opposed to being a blow hard who, in a goddamn speech announcing his plans for the first one hundred days of his presidency, starts threatening to sue the ten or so women who have claimed he sexually assaulted him.

The Podesta emails are pretty much the "Climategate" of this election. We are seeing how sausages are made, to paraphrase Bismarck, and it is inherently unpleasant. But there's this fantasy that some other candidate would do things differently, and while I concede Trump might do things differently, it's more than likely because he would be so awful and so ludicrous that he would just do things unbelievably badly, thus requiring Congress and the courts to spend four years of adult supervision over the Executive branch.

Comment Re:But . . . (Score 1) 423

No-one is pretending that Trump's email is as important as the Secretary of State, but it makes his claims a little weak when he is guilty of similar things.

Has Trump's job been dealing with information beyond top secret as part of his day-to-day job? If not, then anyone suggesting it's a similar situation is, well.....an idiot.

Actually, as a business owner he has legal responsibility to enure his employees personal information is secure. He failed that responsibility, and given any other scenario every person in this forum would agree that this is neglect. Only because you're a Trump fanboy you excusing a multi-billion dollar business to run such shoddy information security.

Keep fucking that chicken. You might as well point to the fact that his house isn't as secure as Los Alamos, therefore he cannot be trusted with the football.

This is embarrassing that you are trying to justify this behaviour. Take the Hillary/Trump context away, this is information security 101.
At least Hillary was smart enough to know how to hide important information. Trump is too stupid to know any better. The knave will always beat the fool.

If the controversy were about the Clinton Foundation using an unsecure email server, possibly exposing corporate deals or confidential business information - then you'd have a point. But it's not, so you don't.

Stop trying to make this comparison happen. It's not going to happen.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 885

The weird thing about that is the entire tech industry came from government investment. The nerds hate the thing that gave them the things they like. The government creates all sorts of cool new technologies, a CEO like Steve Jobs takes them for free, puts them in a shiny box, sells them to Slashdotters, then Slashdotters post about how evil the government is and how CEOs should run the world.

Comment Re:But . . . (Score 1) 423

Which explains why half the population in the USA has not yet been drafted.

Which is a laughable statement when Hillary is ten times the warmonger Trump is. Not only does she already have the blood of a couple million people on her hands, she wants to do as much as possible to antagonize Russia and China for no good reason.

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