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Comment Re:Death To All Jews (Score 1) 887

It's one thing to fire the guy for the contents of the videos. It's another thing entirely to report on the guy getting fired by deliberately editing together clips to strip them of their context and make the guy out to be as much of a monster as possible in the service of manufacturing outrage for your yellow journalism.

Comment Re:It's good to be reminded (Score 4, Insightful) 183

But these days - in America at least - intellectuals trained in the same classical tradition as Winston Churchill are derided as beholden to the white male patriarchy. Hell, even figures previously associated with high minded ideals and liberty like Thomas Jefferson are now considered personas non grata. Meanwhile, the typical modern university does its best to train Alinskyite radicals.

Of course intellectuals are disdained. Thought is dead.

Comment Re:Let's be clear on what we mean by election hack (Score 1) 249

No, I was pointing out actual lying and cheating by the people running the DNC. That you and millions of others want to pretend to consider that to be merely theater is exactly why the Democrats have lost nearly a thousand state legislative seats, most of the governorships, both houses of congress, the White House, and the Supreme Court. Looking forward to more condescending tut-tutting, smug lefty sneering, and shrill phony outrage in advance of the upcoming legislative elections, when the non-stop losing pattern on the part of the Dems will continue, costing them even more of their dwindling minority in congress. Thanks in advance for your hard work in keeping that streak alive!

Comment Re:Let's be clear on what we mean by election hack (Score 2) 249

You're right. The RNC establishment's non-stop catering to Trump's every need during the election was such a spectacle. Oh, right ... that didn't happen. The party and the media were utterly hostile to him, as opposed to, say, slipping him debate questions in advance, courtesy of the woman who is STILL running the DNC machinery.

Comment Re:Let's be clear on what we mean by election hack (Score 1) 249

Except, note that you are quick to say the Russians had "something" to do with the election, but aren't saying that they actually changed your mind about who to vote for. If they didn't change your vote, how DID they impact the election? By allowing people to see that the DNC, behind the scenes, are a bunch of hypocritical, lying manipulators who are quick to trot out the occasional racist remark and cheat during debates? Sure. But everyone already knew that sort of thing about them. Did those revelations change your vote? No? I see.

Comment Re:All this has happened before ... (Score 1) 232

I suppose it means that money is too free, and I suppose the market will correct that.

You meant it sarcastically but your second point is actually correct. People who invest in startups like this have a fiduciary duty to themselves or their firms to investigate what they're investing in. It's all "buyer beware" so I have no sympathy for those who lost money; you plays the game, you takes your chances. If you win -- with a Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. -- you win big. If you lose, you lose big. That's how it's supposed to work.

The net results of crap like this is investors (should) become more wary about what they invest in. They should vet companies before they invest and hold its executives to higher standards than this Nardone idiot was held. All of that is a Good Thing no matter what angle you look at this debacle from.

Comment Re:SpaceX plans to waste tons of fucking money (Score 1) 104

Every place but Africa and India is wired pretty good with fiber

That's hilarious. Spoken like a true Coastal.

Try driving, say, 45 minutes away from your nearest three-coffee-shops intersection, into any even slightly rural area in the US, and then get back to us with a re-evaluation of that comment. No, everyone outside of your apartment building isn't a redneck. Many of them make plenty of money, and can't buy broadband at twice what you're paying. Or ten times what you're paying. Because stringing fiber down a twenty mile road that's home to five houses is financially foolish for the ISPs. Which you know, but you're pretending not to, so you can act like this is all about that part of Africa you're sure isn't a market.

Comment Re: SpaceX plans to waste tons of fucking money (Score 1) 104

You mean, those places where a middle class family makes less than Americans living below the poverty line?

Yes, them. Where the cost of living is a fraction of what it is in the US. Which you know, but are pretending you don't so you can have a nice little OMG INEQUALITY! rant inside your bubble. Have fun with that.

Comment Re: This is not surprising (Score 1, Informative) 245

And what did they find? Nothing.

No, they found that the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and her boss, Obama, repeatedly, deliberately, and for purely political purposes right before an election where his narrative about terrorists being "on the run" was a central campaign talking point, lied, lied, and lied some more about what happened, why it happened, and how they responded to it. Their were multiple investigations into it because Clinton herself, the State Department, and the rest of the Obama administration were deliberately non-responsive to subpoenas and other requests for information. The Obama administration foot-dragged and slow-walked at every opportunity, and Clinton herself lied and had her associated and staff lie continuosly for months. You think that's "nothing," but what it did was contribute to voters' understanding of just how corrupt she is, and in what contempt she holds the people she wanted power over. Of the many things that cost her the election, her display of deceit and obfuscation over the deaths of people under her on her watch, and her craven attempts to spin a fantasy version of events and cover up what happened was a key part of it. "Nothing," indeed.

Comment Re:So now under Trump... (Score 5, Insightful) 341

I don't know if Trump supporters are smart enough to do the same, but these rioters are certainly discrediting the cause they nominally claim to support.

Funny, I saw the protesters as doing exactly what they said they'd do all along: act like a bunch of spoiled babies who didn't get their way and are now throwing a tantrum. They don't rationalize. They don't listen. They don't engage cognitive thinking skills. They distill it down to "you don't agree with me, therefore you are a hateful, mean, stupid, intolerant, bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic Hitler lover and I'm completely justified in doing whatever my emotions lead me to do and you can't criticize me because criticism is racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, etc."

It's the logical endpoint of the "there is no truth and right/wrong is an illusion" ideology.

Comment Re:Don't commit the crime if you don't have the ti (Score -1, Redundant) 341

If you want to play statistics, you could also say "billions of people did not protest Trump." Hey, sorry if you don't like it but that logic works both ways. You want to minimize the (obvious and improper) damage caused by rioting liberals, I'll be happy to minimize the (pathetically small and insignificant) number or protesters.

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