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Comment Re:Michael Flynn Jr believes it (Score 1) 585

And here's [] an archive version of the summary Snopes is "debunking". It also has citations, with archives of pages that have since been made private, deleted, or changed.

My favorite part of this "summary of pizzagate" is the fact that someone involved in Comet Pizza has a work of art by Jeff Koons.

Yes, THE Jeff Koons.

And also a bunch of instagrams from people who have nothing to do with Comet Pizza.

I notice today that Trump fired the son of Michael Flynn from his transition team for pushing this insane garbage. I guess that means that Trump is in on Pizzagate, too.

Comment Re:Fake news? (Score 3, Insightful) 89

China is strongly right wing. Children are expected to look after their parents in old age, for example, rather than the state providing as it would in a left wing socialist country. China is also big on defining and enforcing morality, much like the right in the US, just sometimes in the opposite direction (e.g. forced abortions rather than forced births).

In fact it's kinda odd that Trump doesn't admire them more. They control their media, make sure it only prints the "truth". Trump seems to support that. They have lots of protectionism to keep their workers employed in factories, something else Trump is rather fond of. And they definitely have a "China first" policy.

Comment Re:Bad is better than Worst (Score 1) 89

It depends where in China and what you are doing. For foreigners the censorship is almost non-existent because it mostly only applies to phrases in Chinese, not other languages. Corruption is more of a worry if starting a business there, but the same goes for the US where cops can steal your cash and the president is a known scammer. Personally I wouldn't want to move to either country.

I've noticed that a lot of EU states are trying to attract people from the UK lately too. Generous relocation packages, good salaries, and the promise of retaining your EU rights and citizenship. For me it's very attractive because it's much easier for my Chinese girlfriend to get a visa for many EU and EEA countries than it is for the UK.

Comment Value for money (Score 1) 81

the movie catalog is shrinking, and the quality of the movies aren't that great anymore.

I've had a Netflix subscription twice and I've cancelled it twice. Why? Glad you asked. Reason #1 was that I wasn't getting adequate value for the money. No it wasn't hugely expensive but the catalog of shows was mostly older movies, B movies, or stuff that I had little to no interest in. Their original programming simply didn't hold my interest. Reason #2 was that it was a pain in the ass to find anything interesting to watch. Their navigation system was annoying and clumsy at best. It took WAY too long to find something interesting to watch and their suggestions were usually not very good even after a lot of training about what I liked and didn't. When you add Reason #1 into the mix with Reason #2 you have a pretty irritating needle-in-a-haystack problem. Just not worth the bother.

I like the idea of Netflix but it just wasn't worth the price to me given its current state. Maybe in time that will change.

Comment Translation... (Score 1) 585

Drooling Moron that believe everything and has no understanding about safety or even proper etiquette goes on a ego building adventure and finally gets what he needs from the police.

The dude is a mental patient that needs serious help and because of how unstable he is needs to have firearms removed from his possession. Sorry but if you are that much of a headcase, you do NOT need to own guns.. There are laws in place that already state this.

Comment Good luck with that (Score 1) 142

If said companies overstep their bounds customers are free to form rival websites that are not run by over zealous individuals.

Ok go ahead and start a company that will supplant Google. Good luck with that. Back here in the real world we understand that market forces do not solve every problem and in fact it market forces are the source of many of them. You are being very glib with a non-solution to a very real problem.

Comment Re:Mandate reporting when antibiotics are prescrib (Score 1) 65

Yes. But we need to be aware that man is not the only source of antibiotics. They naturally occur. We get a good lot of them from plants and bacteria, starting of course with penicilin which we got from mold, and which was already present on salted food and damp environments. What we did was to make antibiotics present in organisms other than their natural sources.

Comment Re:Not Fed (Score 1) 160

To evaluate your statement, I need to know where you got the 3/4 number. Because it sounds like you have no fucking clue what you're talking about, but I'm giving you a chance to explain first before calling you a shit dribbling ass gasket.

Not saying if I expected it higher or lower, but the number is way off.

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