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Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 471

Jill Stein was just denied the Michigan recount. Did she have evidence of fraud? "No." "Do you think a recount will have you win?" "No." "Hillary doesn't think a recount will have her win. Do you?" "No." "You aren't even her and she should be the one asking, but she isn't. Denied."

Comment Re:defense versus health and human services. (Score 1) 471

To sum up for the dim, the US has more problems witb sick babies for a variery of reasons, but if you are born a sick baby, pray it was in the US.

As with any medical care, US medicine is the best. The whines are about access to it, a preferred problem to have if you ask me.

Comment Re:Google, Motorola, Intel . . . (Score 1) 263

No, the correct person to blame is ourselves for continuing to vote for people who spend massively on our behalf, in exchange for our votes.

Well, they have to borrow for this habit of ours, and that means renting this money. Be happy Apple is doing this rather than more foreign powers.

Comment Re:I Would Rather Go To Theatres (Score 1) 336

Well, when the blue glow of Luke's saber lit up Rey's face in the nighttime woods after she snagged it, you just lose something on the small screen. It is not the same, even allowing for the communal experience.

I prefer to sit in the 4th thru 6th row, where the screen is huge but not so close it is hard to focus, or where you must crane your neck. I just don't get people who rush right up the stairs so the screen is little more than a large TV.

Comment Re:IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2 (Score 1, Offtopic) 237

IL had free rides to all senior citizens 2008-2011 costs forced them to cut it to just low-income seniors.

No, there are no free rides. What you mean is, "Illinois decided to have taxpayers buy rides for certain people from 2008 to 2011" ... and ... "they couldn't get the taxpayers to pay even more, so they cut down the number of rides the taxpayers were buying to a more select group of those certain people."

Comment Re:Sweet (Score 1) 334

If Samsung had not followed Apple into the race for thinner phones they could have saved themselves a whole lot of trouble with exploding batteries if they just left them removable removable. I wonder how Samsung will fuck this up.

Phone thinness is stupid -- I already double it with a new Otter case every time.

Comment Re:Maybe, I should sue KDE? (Score 5, Funny) 121

A FreeBSD-user since early 90-ies, I can only chuckle at the problems in the Microsoft world...

Heeey I was tricked into typing

freebsd-update upgrade -r 11.0-RELEASE

And guess what? instead of updating my X-windows it changed my FreeBSD version!!!

Now all my drivers, erm, just work and my UI looks just the same!

Comment Re:whew. (Score 3, Informative) 83

Trump is too busy starting a war with China by talking to Taiwan.

Yeah, that's the last straw. Taking a congratulatory phone call from a foreign leader is totally going to push China into attacking us. But the Obama administration selling Taiwan billions of dollars worth of sophisticated weapons systems, that's nothing that the Chinese would worry about.

Do you even listen to yourself?

Comment Re:Boko Haram? (Score 1) 331

the impacts of climate change were already factors in the conflicts driving a current crisis of migration into Europe, having been linked to the Arab Spring, the war in Syria and the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency

Boko Haram's name, translated, means "Western/Non-Islamic Education Is A Sin." They kill and rape in the name of that message. TFS directly links Boko Haram's insurgency to climate change.

It is a read hearing

The term you're looking for is "red herring." Red, the color, and herring, the fish. It comes from a technique used in training and testing fox hounds, to see if they can be too easily distracted.

So you're right, but only by accident, for the wrong reasons. The summary is trying to distract you from the evils of groups like Boko Haram by somehow making their willingness to slaughter villages and take hundreds of young girls into the jungle where they are then sold off as sex slaves somehow about climate change, rather than about the very reasons they plainly state that they do those exact things. People like you who try to tell those Africans that they're too dumb to know what they're saying, and that it's really the fault of climate change that they're murdering and raping their way through areas they're trying to convert to Islam ... people who trot that crap out are the worst sort of patronizing, condescending, smug racists one ever comes across. Quick! Absolve them of their ideology and actions because they're too simple, as a people, to realize that it's climate change and not the culture they're embracing that causes them to murder, torture, and rape! Whew, dodged a bullet there - wouldn't want to ever judge anybody, because every world view is equally valid, unless you're from a western democracy, in which case you're evil because climate change. Except that very dismissal judges them as too mentally inferior to resist murdering and raping, because ... climate change.

Which "smooth talk" is it that you think is somehow more persuasive in the context of climate change that makes someone who would otherwise not murder a girl's family in front of her eyes before assigning her to a rape camp ... suddenly change their world view and decide that's the right way to be? What would it take YOU to be convinced that's the way to gain political power? Or are you saying you, personally, could not be convinced to think that's OK, but those people in Africa are somehow by disposition more easily persuaded to take up that way of life, especially because Climate Change?

Comment Re: Trump! (Score 1) 533

Right. If you own stock, you own it. If it becomes nearly worthless, you own nearly worthless stock. You can choose to sell it or walk away from it ... but no, you don't get it taken from you by the Obama administration who then props it up with government loans so it's once again worth something and then have it handed over to political supporters as a prize.

Comment Re:Boko Haram? (Score 1) 331

So, instead of rambling on, how about specifically explaining how Boko Haram's murdering of villages full of people and kidnapping the young girls and subjecting them to gang rapes and forced marriage is a function of climate change. Be very specific. How does the climate change cause the rape? When a man decides to rape a woman and tells her village it's because they're not Muslim, what is the actual, climate-based reason for that rape? Specifically, please.

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