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Comment NOT the same "insurmountable problems" at all. (Score 4, Informative) 277

French project actually works and it doesn't try to heat the snow away or light up that deer while it's crossing the road.

French have just made a highly durable and highly expensive type of solar panels. And they've covered a kilometer of road with those panels, for test purposes.
Solar FREAKING Highways crowd haven't made shit but a small section of sidewalk.
Consisting of 30 panels. And they missed their deadline on that cause their panel manufacturing process burned out their panels.

Both projects ARE going the wrong way about generating electricity from solar power.
But French might actually get there some day.

Comment Moderation on the post above is hilarious. (Score 1) 488

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What a bunch of sore winners those Trumpeters.

Comment You're quoting a rag... and a conspiracy loon. (Score 2) 185

Daily Mail is a tabloid.

But even that is better than the "usual media outlet" used by Craig Murray (and most of the right-wing blogs "reporting" his words) - Alex Jones Bitch! Two days BEFORE the Daily Mail interview.
You know... the inter-dimensional baby-sacrificing lizard-men guy.

Which is where that Craig Murray story started in that form - where it's a talk about him being center stage, claiming everyone else is wrong.
Back then they still had to cherry pick the actual Guardian article where Murray's stance was mentioned as an "opposing view" to the title and the core of the article.
CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

Isn't it great that now tabloids are giving time directly to Murray, so you can quote a rag without linking to the article where he comes off as profanity slinging loon?
Or better yet! His blog.
Where he rants about the conspiracy to remove that Guardian article (while begging people to buy his book) from the Guardian's front page.

While the article was not taken down, the home page links to it vanished and it was replaced by a ludicrous one repeating the mad CIA allegations against Russia and now claiming â" incredibly â" that the CIA believe the FBI is deliberately blocking the information on Russian collusion.

Apparently, Murray doesn't understand the concept of a dynamic web page.
But he sure as hell leans towards conspiracy theorist way of thinking, doesn't he? Can't find that link... must be a conspiracy to hide it from you.
Just like when you spam people with your conspiracy theories and no one rushes to your blog - it must be Facebook conspiring against you.
Good thing that "calling out Facebook" still works. Or as some might call it - asking his followers to spam his link around.
All 650 of them, which by his math means his blog should get 200k+ hits. But he'll clearly settle for a dozen or so.

And while we're talking about his blog... do notice how his claims change over time.
First he, in his own words, "met the person who leaked them" while talking to the Guardian and quoting himself from the same "hidden" article.
By the time he talks to Daily Mail - it's "leakers" and "sources" and "identities" (Oh my!).
And he's gone from "I've met the person who leaked them" to this:

Murray said he retrieved the package from a source during a clandestine meeting in a wooded area near American University, in northwest D.C.
He said the individual he met with was not the original person who obtained the information, but an intermediary.

Apparently, now he DIDN'T actually meet the person who leaked them. Or was that persons?
It's kinda hard to keep up with all the... how does Murray put it? Ah yes... Utter bullshit.

BUT WAIT! THAT'S NOT ALL!

As a good pal and collaborator of Julian Assange he's coming to Assange's defense once again.
Cause if what CIA claims is true - Assange is nothing but a "useful idiot" to Putin. Which makes Murray into a... what exactly?

Funny thing is... Last time he came to Assange's defense like that he publicly outed one of the women who were accusing Assange of sexual assault.
This time he does no such thing while admonishing "truly execrable" journalists for treating "the US government, for goodness sake" (actual quote) as a credible source.
While HE and Assange ARE credible because "I have a reputation for inconvenient truth telling" (another actual quote).

And yet he doesn't out the source he claims to know.
Cause as we all know - inconvenient truth telling extends just as far as Assange's sexual assault charges.
Not to such petty things as elections in the USA being influenced by Russia.
There are leaks... and then there are leaks. Comrade.

Comment Re:Clinton was #1 recipient of GS money this year (Score 1) 488

Yeah, unfortunately it looks kind of like Obama's cabinet.

Sure it does, comrade.

Because a "foreclosure king" is the same as a guy who worked at various Treasury positions in two administrations, ran IMF and New York Fed. Among other things.
Or that other guy who also worked for two administrations, held positions of Deputy Secretary of State, budget director and FUCKING Chief of Staff.

Oh yeah... completely the same as the guy who got some palls together to buy up banks during the financial crisis so they could make a killing later on.
And a huge part of it through aggressive foreclosures on people's mortgages.
What a coincidence that he'd be picked to be a Secretary of the Treasury by a slumlord.

Comment Re:Clinton was #1 recipient of GS money this year (Score 1) 488

Put another way, he's just handing them the keys to the kingdom for free instead of getting money for it.

Nah... Not that kinda presidency.
It's not a kingdom to be ruled - it's a kingdom to be plundered.

Trump's a guy who sees nothing wrong in making money from being a president. He thinks a country is a company you take over in order to make profit out of it.
So, he's hiring people who think the same - cause you need to delegate when you're running a company.
You can't do the takeover and plunder all on your own.

Comment Re:Clinton was #1 recipient of GS money this year (Score 1) 488

He could just want the same things they want -- big business running the show -- and is appointing them simply because he thinks they're the best people for the jobs given that goal.

That pretty much means he IS beholden to them. Them (and his other appointees and presidential palls) being representatives of big business you are talking about.
Arguing that it's actually about common ideology (best for the goal) doesn't work in this case. Cause the only ideology these guys have and understand is hoarding money.
And that's not an ideology - that's just greed.

It's not about "running the show". It's about profiting from the presidency.
He doesn't need people for the job - he needs allies to help him plunder the company he took over.

Bill Clinton's staff removed all the Ws from keyboards before leaving. Obama's staff should count the silverware.

Comment Re:Clinton was #1 recipient of GS money this year (Score 3, Insightful) 488

He may be appointing them, but there's nothing showing he's beholden to them.

The fact that he's appointing them for the Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the United States National Economic Council, members of the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee and having his campaign's chief executive officer from that same shop - kinda proves it all on its own.
If it walks like a puppet, gesticulates like a puppet, talks like a puppet...

Or you could just look at your own words. The "he's appointing them" part.
Unless you're coming from a world where it is a custom to fill your team with your "enemies"?
You know... After months of histrionic public resentment towards them - Br'er Rabbit style.

Face it buster, USA (followed with the rest of the world) is about to be scammed and skinned for all it's worth.
Trump-a-dump-dump... straight into the swamp.

Comment Nope. You should really take them meds... (Score 0) 1430

You clearly can't even look up what you wrote without your meds.

No, I said that the EC is working as intended: it kept a dangerous demagogue (Hillary Clinton) out of office.

Disregarding you again showing that you can't read properly while off your meds... again...

You argued that "lucky then that Republicans took care of that problem more than a century ago" to a comment pointing out that the reason for existence of Electoral College was "to give the slave states more power and it should be clear why that shouldn't be ok".
I.e. There was a problem EC was created to handle - and you argue that there is no longer such a problem.
Ergo, electoral college is no longer needed.
Since "more than a century ago".

Which leaves us with a single reason for EC's existence... which you can't read properly, which you've proven again and again.
Arguing the opposite of what the reason is... i.e. denying that reason too.

In true fascist fashion, you fantasize about the deaths of those who politically disagree with you.

See? More delusion.
Fascists don't fantasize. They get shit done. Trains running on time? Ring a bell? Like that sound reminding you to take more meds.

Besides... Nobody is "disagreeing" with you any more than one could "disagree" with a parrot. Or a broken record played backwards.
Or a can clanging down the flight of stairs.
Nothing you say makes enough sense to even be wrong. It's just noise.

And no one fantasizes about absence of noise. That would be a really depressing fantasy life. Like fantasizing about color gray.
Besides... sometimes it's fun to listen to some noise and nonsense.
Otherwise, one may get a faulty notion that everyone out there is a sane individual. Which, clearly, you are not.

Comment Re:No, no, no - you're just off your meds again lo (Score 1) 1430

No... He asked "When is a good time to change the Electoral College if not now?" with an explicit quote of "To change the Electoral College process now, after the popular vote is over, is sour grapes."

Which you then made into "changing the rules after the election"

They are talking about a completely different red herring - that anything taking place right now constitutes changing "the Electoral College process" - instead of being a built-in part of both election process and the Electoral College.
With rules and laws how to go about each step of the process.
Your red herring about "changing the rules" being more of red herring fillet of the original red herring.

Which is what happens when you stop taking your meds.

Comment Re:Change the law (Score 1) 1430

Oh my..
Taliban drove what out of what? You do realize Americans are still fighting that war?
Clearly, you're not even in touch with reality - let alone the tiny percent of US population ACTUALLY in the military.

Oh... and BTW... Americans only get PULLED OUT from foreign countries if and when, after they kill hundreds of thousands of locals, their own deaths and other loses become large enough to become a POLITICAL nuisance.
They don't get driven out.
If USA could just keep sending robots to kill people on the other side of the globe, most of US population would not care a fig that their "imports" from said country "may contain burned children".

Also, Americans being driven out of America has about as much sense as fish being driven out of water.
Just imagine that "driven out" argumentation where YOUR SIDE of Americans is the one being driven out.
Would Americans be driven out? You just tried to argue that even Afghan civilians could stand up to American army.
Just imagine American civilians standing up to American army. They'd be like the best civilians to ever stand up to American army, driving American army all the way back to America... wait...
And that's disregarding the fact that those Americans are also Americans... who's driving who out again and out of where?

It's a nonsensical and paradoxical idea on the rate of "unstoppable force meeting an unmovable object" - except the object and the force are one and the same.

The US Army is recruited heavily from the poor, and those guys voted for Trump

The US military is not "recruited" - they volunteer. It's a professional, career army.
Also, US military is the most subsidized, social-state, benefits boosted social class in the US.
They are not poor. They are America's middle class - plus guns, training and jobs and benefits (government-provided and otherwise) for life.
It's a socialist meritocracy within US government. Free clothes, home, food, education... plus a paycheck and benefits - as long as you are willing and able to give your life for the community and kill people when you're told.
How did it go again? To each according to what? From each according to...?

On top of that, they live such different lives... all they have in common with other US citizens are the "paper things" - birth certificates, citizenship etc.
US military is NOT "Americans" the same way every other citizen of USA is.
It's a special social class apart from everyone else in USA, created, controlled and financed by US government.
With obedience to said government drilled into them through decades of training and selection for obedience among the ranks.

When was the last time you saw military protesting anything? Going on a strike? Picketing something? How about even ranting against the government on Twitter or Facebook?
Four star generals get sacked for far less than what is everyday ranting against the government for civilians.
Which is not even remotely close to what awaits lower ranks when they get kicked out into genpop, without all that social safety netting they are used to and facing completely different rules to obey.
IF they manage to miss the military prison on their way out.
That's why they obey. And support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

That imaginary army you are talking about?
That would be the domestic enemies part. Kandahar, Kentucky, Kent State... same shit. Just another place to occupy.
BTW, that last one... After National Guard shoots and kills unarmed civilians what does government do to face hundreds of thousands of civilian protesters?
It evacuates the President and garrisons the government buildings with military troops.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Only way civilians get to walk out of a face off with US military is if US military practices restraint.
If they are ordered to fight armed civilians... well... Kandahar, Kentucky... every man bleeds the same.

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