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Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 1) 665

Agreed. And there is a very disturbing tone.

Extreme commitment combined with strong cognitive dissonance.

Sort of like the republicans who are homosexual who condemn homosexuals.

It's kind of like the stockholm syndrome.

What I don't understand is christians lining up behind him.

Matthew 16:26 - Bible Gateway

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 1) 665

Our standing with all but 10% of other countries has increased enormously under obama's terms of office.
Those countries are notable for almost all being our direct competitors and enemies.

The u.s. can't do it alone. The u.s. had no hope of winning ww2 alone.

The u.s. military has repeatedly lost battles started by overconfident cowboys who ducked military service when it was their turn.

The U.S. military itself says it can win one war where it has overwhelming numbers and where we are committed to have soldiers die on the ground.

Comment Re:How were crimes solved before cell phones? (Score 1) 166

As far as plastic bags go, it wasn't "some". It was "most" - maybe "all". I really really REALLY wanted to dispose of plastic bags properly, but had no way that I could figure out to do so

You can't just throw them in the trash and let the garbagemen take them away??

What's wrong with that...?

Comment Re:Joke ? (Score 2) 597

Should espionage and violation of national security for political gain ever be something joked about by a major party Presidential candidate?

So instead of the candidate who made an already-made-several-times-by-other-people joke, you prefer the candidate who looks you in the eye and knowingly, deliberately, repeatedly lies to you about her handling of matters related to espionage and national security? Why?

Comment Re:Joke ? (Score 2, Insightful) 597

As opposed to waiting six months at a time for Clinton to even hold a press conference (it's been that long - that's how scared she is of her own supporting media) and then knowing, based on years of examples, that quite a bit of what she says are bald-faced lies? And, you're not scared of HER scary proposals? She's gleefully in favor of infringing on constitutionally protected rights, supports nationally self-destructive immigration policies, and wants to see the government involved in wildly more private sector activities, at both the business and personal level. She also "says a ton of things," but because it's done in that focus-group-tuned, calculating Clinton way, it's actually a lot more sinister.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 597

So you're saying that Russia should have all the emails sent and received by the Secretary of State?

I'm guessing most of our largest enemies and likely many of our allies...DO HAVE copies of her emails from her "private server".

I've heard many of the Three Letter Agency types and experts saying that any intelligence agency worth their weight, had gotten into that server and gotten any info they wanted.

I personally have little to no doubt that Russia and many other foreign governments have Hillary's emails on that server in their files.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 3, Funny) 597

Sounds like a form of Treason if true. Inviting a foreign nation tho cyber-attack America and/or Americans... can;t believe people actually are willing to vote for this piece of garbage

OH c'mob, lighten up Francis....

He's only saying something that MANY folks have been jokingly been saying since they first released the DNC emails....

I've heard numerous folks joking and saying "well, hell, if the US govt can't find the missing emails, maybe these Russian chaps can...."

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 163

Oh, and one more thing. How would you react when it's the company you work for that gets the "death penalty"? I work in a company that had over 100,000 employees. Are you willing to put all of them along with their families, and all of the suppliers and their businesses at risk? You'd likely have a significant impact on half a million people if someone at the top screwed up. It's basically the same reason that, as a conservative, I agreed with Obama bailing out the auto industry.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 163

Those bad CEOs are the ones responsible for decisions such as the tax dodges that result in EVERYONE ELSE paying more than their fair share of taxes.

We need a corporate "death penalty" to force shareholders to look at the underlying fundamentals of the business, including ethics.

Completely unreasonable. Do you have a 401k? Do you know all the companies that they invest in? Have you researched all of them? Or, do you have shares of the Dow, S&P, Wilshire, etc., indexes? Are you going to research all the members? No.

All that said, we do need to penalize those responsible for corporate misdeeds. The fines that a couple Wall St. firms got from the housing bubble are barely a slap on the wrist, and some of the leaders needed to do stretches in jail. Until we see such penalties, we can expect repeated screw ups.

Comment Re:Cable content is worth more (Score 1) 169

I don't find this to be true. Many premium shows are on netflix one year later than on premium stations.

I agree there is a lot of older content. And I agree that many other media companies have withdrawn their content.

I certainly can't afford to pay $10 to each of those media companies for their comparatively miniscule content.

I can get HBO and the same money as netflix basically gets me a dozen old movies (at best), the ability to view their back catalogue (which I've already seen twice or more), 0-2 new series (GoT, john oliver), and maybe 1-2 new movie a month.

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