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Submission + - Iran has signed a nuclear accord (nytimes.com)

divide overflow writes: According to the New York Times, "Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States have agreed to a historic accord to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions against Iran, a senior Western diplomat involved in the negotiations said on Tuesday. The deal, which President Obama had long sought as the biggest diplomatic achievement of his presidency, culminates 20 months of negotiations."

Comment Re:c'mon (Score 3, Insightful) 306

Because an egregious violation of someone's privacy that's can be traumatizing as a sexual assault is a minor thing.

Revenge porn is a sexual assault? Seriously? Do you also regard the iCloud compromise as a sexual assault?

His premise that revenge porn "can be as traumatizing as a sexual assault" is not in any way the same as saying "Revenge porn is a sexual assault.". What you did there was to twist his words to create a straw man to attack, saying his statement about traumatization was instead claiming actual assault. Re-read his statement and you'll see he never said what you claimed as his premise.

Comment Re:Knowledge (Score 1) 1037

No, the point is that atheism isn't a faith. There are no atheist doctrines. There is no atheist holy book. Faith means believing in something. Not believing something (like existence of a God) doesn't constitute a faith. Lack of faith is not a faith.

Anyone can be a zealot about anything...jogging, vegetarianism...you name it. Not relevant to the discussion.

Comment Re:falling behind (Score 1) 223

No, all the NATO countries count as being "aligned" with the US and are therefore first-world too. Even a whole bunch of former-Warsaw Pact countries that joined in 1999/2004/2009 are now "first-world" instead of "second-world."

Anyone who goes around saying that Albania and Bulgaria are first-world countries will get a good laugh.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 0) 181

This is why Jefferson stated "Those willing to trade liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty or security." You should know better, but you are brain washed into believing that it can't happen to you.

Either that, or you are paid to spread propaganda like you just did.

And you should know better than to attribute a quote by Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jefferson. You should also note that there is some question about the meaning and context of Franklin's actual words...see this article about the quotation.

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