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Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 1) 708

Asshattery is a national pastime. We have people from all walks of life walking around being complete and total douches. I am not one of them.

I can not like someone, and am and still polite. Others, go all ape-shit because their gal lost a fucking election and are conspiring to be assholes because ... well THE RUSSIANS HACKED THE ELECTIONS!!!!! and our society (especially the left) is cheering them on.

So, when you start talking about "Manners", lets talk manners. Manners is caring more for others than yourself; they are selfless. Bradley Manning would be more courteous if he didn't force his particular mental disorder upon everyone else around him. Yeah, it sucks to be different. Trust me I know. But unlike others, I am not forcing anyone to call me anything other than what they want to call me, including asshole. Which I can be on occasion when people expect more from me than I am willing to give. But that is more of their problem than mine.

Social rules, which you end your comment with, are exactly what Chelsea Manning is trying to change. The whole LGBTQLMNOP crowd is all about changing "social rules" they don't agree with. So, in a nutshell, social rules are for controlling others, which is bad, unless they are social rules you like, then they are good. See, that is how hypocrisy actually works. Have a great day (I mean it)

Comment Re: Trump is worse (Score 1) 138

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Where in that clause says anything about owning businesses and removing control over them? All he has to do is fully transfer it to his kids (which he pretty much has done), and he is clear.

Meanwhile, Hillary broke this all sorts of ways with the Clinton Foundation and Pay to play schemes while SoS, but nobody on the left seemed to care a wit. I wonder why the hypocrisy now.

Comment Re:Two parties are here to stay (Score 1) 138

If we rid ourselves of party notices on ballots, the idiots won't be able to vote "party line" down the ticket. The Primaries should be fully open with NO party affiliations mentioned on the ballot. That is, unless the parties have their "primaries" on their own dime, and put forth a candidate along with all the other candidates.

The way to void First Past Post in a party supported system is to rid it of the problem, and the problem is the Parties themselves.

Comment There are legitimate use-cases... (Score 1) 50

I've never been to a power-generating station, so my speculations are very general...

Given: you wish to use computers to better manage the power-generation and distribution. Computers run software — either your own, or, more likely, commercial.

Software requires perpetual maintenance — fixing bugs and improving. Most of today's software vendors — both external and internal to enterprises — publish updates online. Voila, your computers need access to the Internet to get it. It may not be direct access — you may be able to limit it only to certain subnets and protocols. But their need to such access is still legitimate.

Even if you lock it all down and update only via a CD or a flash-card, you are still vulnerable. A hostile state can seduce, bribe, or blackmail whoever is supposed to carry the media. Russian prostitutes are the best in the world claims Vladimir Putin — while a hitherto unfuckable geek is getting the "girlfriend experience" of his life, her KGB-colleague can examine and subtly alter the files.

You can not eliminate such risk — you can only mitigate it...

Comment Re:Try to at least remain consistent, america (Score 3, Insightful) 138

Replace "Hacked the democratic process" with "Exposed Democratic(DNC) process to hack the election" and you'd be right.

The HRC loss can be firmly placed on HRC, The Democrats, the MSM and a few RINOs, By all measures, Trump should have lost, and "bigly", but enough people hated HRC, the Democrats and the MSM to ... actually ... not vote for them. I know, it is SHOCKING that Trump won. But consider that HRC was the ONLY candidate the DNC could have put up that he could actually beat.

This isn't the Russians fault at all. But keep on blaming them all you can, and you'll never really understand why the Democrats keep losing ... bigly.

Comment Re:Down with Putin - Down with Trump (Score 3, Insightful) 138

So, by "hacking the elections", which is pure hyperbole, meaning "hacked the democrates, the DNC, HRC campaign and exposing the collusion with the MSM and even some Republicans, the criminal enterprise known as the Clinton Foundation, you're saying that all of that was .. done by the Russians to help Trump?

So, the Russians made the democrats, Hillary and all the rest do all those unsavory (criminal??) things just to get Trump elected. You're a special kind of person aren't you.

Sorry, but the Hillary loss can be placed at the feet of Hillary, the Democrats, the MSM and the RINOs who were conspiring against the american people. But yeah, keep blaming the Russians!

Comment Re:Treason ain't what it used to be (Score 1) 708

Manning did not just release information about wrong doing, where whistle blowing protections make sense, he released thousands of other documents. Documents that contained physical descriptions of informants. Those informants were targeted by the taliban and al qaeda. Just because manning is remorseful does not change the nature of his reckless behavior.

Submission + - Obama commutes the sentence of Chelsea Manning (nytimes.com)

mi writes: President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, a sexually-confused army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted his administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures.

The original 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.

Comment Re:Not sure what to think.... (Score 0) 708

Assange is the press. Unlike the MSM (which I assume, correct me if I am wrong, you call the "press"), which is nothing short of political democrats wrapped up in faux "Impartiality". The difference is, Wikileaks has a PERFECT record of reporting actual "Facts", while the MSM is still lying to us about "Russian Hacking" the election.

AT BEST, Russia hacked the DNC and Democrats, and they came out looking like the assholes they are. IF that influenced the election, the DNC and Democrats have nobody else to blame but themselves. And guess who is helping cover up the ineptitude of Hillary, the DNC, and the rest? The complicit MSM was also implicated in the massive collaboration to derail Bernie even before Trump got the nomination.

Wikileaks just published everything it had, didn't hold back info, and has a perfect record of not getting anything wrong on things it has "leaked". So, if you want to compare Wikileaks to the "press", I am sure you'll find the MSM press lacking. Unless you're a democrat douchebag bootlicker.

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