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Comment Re:Best fucking part (Score 1) 478

Maybe you missed it the first time: there is no US extradition request for Julian Assange

Look up "extraordinary rendition" for the way at least one person has been taken out of Sweden by US agencies.

You are making the mistake of looking at this in terms of criminal law instead of the political/quasi-military situation that it actually is. Assenge is a political problem to be removed by extra-judicial means and not just a criminal that can be dealt with over time by an established process.

Comment Re:Treason ain't what it used to be (Score 1) 478

True - North showed us what treason was with giving those anti-tank missiles to Hezbolla and selling a lot of stuff to Iran.
Whistleblowing - now that's pathetic in the treason stakes, not like in the old days when we had traitors that would hand over serious weapons, paid for by the taxpayer, to people that had killed over a hundred US Marines less than a year before and wanted to kill more Americans. They don't make traitors like they used to.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 478

I've got real confusion instead - WTF is "outright deadnaming"?

Also this place makes about as much sense as a venue to discuss sexuality of any kind as a locker room full of twelve year old boys. Most will say a lot without actually knowing anything related to the topic at all, and anything seen as being outside of the norm will be mercilessly insulted.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 478

I'm not sure how I feel about this

Think of how David Petraeus did the same thing for nothing but the motive of wanting to fuck a reporter and how he got away with nothing but a slap on the wrist. That disproportionate punishment should make it easier to sort out your feelings even if you think Manning is guilty as hell. The sentence Manning received was unjust.

Comment Re:Objective fraud (Score 1) 259

you also have to show intent

He's not being convicted.
He's being described.

If he's told a lot of incredibly obvious lies he's a liar no matter what reason it was for.
For example, Mark Twain called himself a liar despite doing it to entertain while making sure he didn't actually fool anybody beyond the end of whatever tall tail was told.
Trump lies. A lot. Whether he calls it making a deal, conning a rube or locker room talk or whatever it's still a lie no matter what reason it was for. How else did he turn the anger at the "1%" into getting people to vote for one of the worst of the "1%"?

Comment Re:Good for the gooser.... (Score 4, Informative) 259

There's sudden grabbing and there's fondling after a breathy "Happy Birthday Mr President".
One is a crime due to lack of consent and the other is between consenting adults.

It's only the land of the nipple at the superbowl and places under Sharia law where I'd have to explain the difference between sexual assault and sex to someone over 15.

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