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Comment Re:Feeding the trolls (Score 1) 654

Automobile manufacturers, and others who compete against imports would benefit, at least for a little while.

The automobile manufacturers are all international corporations now. I don't think they would benefit. Probably some home-grown industry would benefit from protectionism if he actually managed to get any enacted, which is unlikely to actually be his goal given his current use of cheap overseas labor, his importation of immigrant labor, etc.

Comment Re:A well-written headline (Score 1) 59

Getting killed falling off a roof while installing solar panels is a more common way of dying than from a nuclear accident

That's true! Being a handyman is much more dangerous than being a cop. Handyman lives matter!

On the other hand, if we embrace more large-scale solar, the deaths will go down, because those deaths are primarily from small-scale installations.

Comment Why would you buy anything from Google ever? (Score 2) 149

It seems like more and more over the years, nothing from Google is immune from abandonment syndrome.

It's like the guy who came with with Google Fiber did it as a 20% project and decided recently VR was cooler. "Sell off the trencher Fran, I'm getting' a Vive!"

If it's anything but placing ads for search I'm not sure I would trust Google with anything again. I host my domain mail with Google and frankly I'm thinking about shifting away from them for that...

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 654

In 1941 Russia actually had a few contracts going with Nazi Germany. Molotov-Ribbentrop pact rings a bell? Division of Poland? They had quite a few ties and political cooperation running. And until the end, right up until Germany invaded Russia, Russia upheld every single clause of that contract to letter and spirit.

That was, by the way, also the reason that the German army could advance so quickly in the first few months. Stalin simply didn't believe that they did that. They had contracts, they had pacts, they had agreements, they had basically agreed on a division of Europe. You get this, we get that.

Having something so intricate and complex simply ignored by who you thought of as your partner and being back stabbed does leave a mark. Russia was absolutely not prepared for this attack, and they will never, ever, be caught again with their pants down. Since that day Russia has never entered a contract without at least pondering what to do should the other side break it.

That's the reason for this. Once you understand that trauma, these things start to make sense, and I wouldn't put too much thought into it. They simply don't trust anyone anymore.

Comment Re:Hmm (Score 1) 654

Actually, it was more like the USSR guaranteeing our freedoms. As silly as it may sound, but as long as the USSR was around, our politicians had to behave and act like the good guys. I mean, think about it: Domestic spying? Detention without trial? Cutting down on civil liberties? When did that happen before 1990?

Ok. After Hoover.

Hell, if McCarthy existed today, he'd have free reign. There would be nobody who'd stop him, just replace "communist" with "terrorist" in that bastard's speeches and you're set.

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