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Comment Re:In the long run (Score 1) 80

Yeah, because the Nazis were the only people ever to do that. It wouldn't have gotten worse in the meantime. Stalin didn't purge his population to a greater degree than Hitler. Mao didn't kill astronomical numbers of his people during his purges. There was no Uganda under Idi Amin. Rwanda didn't happen. There wasn't a breakup of Yugoslavia, even.

Comment Re:No one should be blamed for the spread of virus (Score 1) 299

I made an exception to a general principle.

The general principle is that you're an awful human being if you infect other people with a disease because it's inconvenient for you to call out of work or to change your travel plans. People do it all the time and they deserve to hear that.

Comment No one should be blamed for the spread of viruses (Score 4, Insightful) 299

Bullshit. Your responsibility is to self-quarantine until you are sure that you aren't infectious. Otherwise, you're culpable for the people you infect. That jerk who comes to work with an active flu and infects the whole place should have to suffer with ten consecutive flus for that.

The only special pass in this case is that the HIV infected people of the 1970s and 80s had no idea they were sick.

Comment I purposely switched to a Unicomp (Score 1) 251

I have a jerkoff near me that is grunting and breathing like Darth Vader all day. Then you see him outside smoking like a chimney. So I brought in the keyboard and have been torturing him with it for months now.

I also walk by his cube and release SBD farts as much as I can manage.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 952

In essence, I would agree with you, except for the Communist belief that they are on the leading edge of a societal wave that will dominate the world. This found expression in the (insert number here) Internationals at first. When the Soviets gave up on that methodology in the late 1930s, it became more popular to support insurgencies around the world. There were brushfire wars going on all over the world from the 1950s through the early 1990s that were at least partially instigated by the Soviet Union.

You only know about the famous ones - Korea, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Perhaps Cuba. But you don't know so much about Nicaragua, El Salvador, Angola, Malaysia...the list goes on for a long time. So I give you a link with at least outline information about them.

I hope you'll take this opportunity to educate yourself about Soviet aggression.

Comment To be fair... (Score 1) 952

The American bases were planted during an UNwanted occupation post-WWII. I am not sure that the Germans have entirely "accepted" the idea of foreign bases on their soil, even today. It may have been beneficial during the Cold War but post-1991, I don't see why they would want them anymore. I say that having been to at least one of those bases.

That said, Poland and Hungary asked for what they got.

Comment Re:Hillary is a mass killer (Score 1) 184

Excusing Hillary or Obama or GWB or Clinton I's behavior in any way is reprehensible. Clinton didn't have to launch missiles at an aspirin factory, GWB didn't have to invade Iraq, there was no clear and present danger, and Obama didn't have to launch missiles into Yemen a few days ago (same same).

Clinton is another in a long line of murdering scumbags who play fast and loose with both American and foreign lives. If someone could elucidate why we have a national interest in these places sufficient to get our sons and daughters killed, then i'd be on board, but no one can. These wars are pointless dick waving attempts to retain hegemony and deflect domestic criticism.

So yes, I don't want any of the internationalists at all. I want a nice stolid isolationist.

Comment Re:Zero Risk (Score 1) 245

Let's do something nice on Slashdot for a change: a Colorado breweries love-in!

I'll start: GREAT DIVIDE. Probably my favorite from that state, right now. (Maybe because it's not distributed in my state, so I treasure it like I treasure other hard-to-gets.)

Avery and Oskar Blues are other near-favorites. Steamwork (though I'm not sure they package). Ska can be good.

What's yours? I wanna go on another CO shopping trip in a few weeks. Help me out.

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