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Comment Re:Mostly (Score 1) 265

are you implying that Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kosovo etc were peaceful places before the US military went in? (right or wrong, that's besides the point.. personally I think policing actions like that are what the UN *should* be doing.)

Letting people like Assad or Hussein "keep the peace" through brutal dictatorships is not exactly a good solution either, is it?

Comment Re:Mostly (Score 1) 265

aside from the snarky "blood for oil" rhetoric, why does the US have military bases spread across the globe? Is it imperialism? Or an attempt to keep the peace and prevent regional conflicts from boiling over and escalating? (Think back to the cold war, all the way back to Eisenhower, when this got started)

And yes, in terms of gross value, we do export the most arms, but it's not guns and bullets we're selling, it's planes and tanks (mostly to other western nations.)

I'm guessing more people are killed by Kalashnikov than M-16's after all.

Comment pointless (Score 1) 12

Augmented reality is a known, solved problem since at least the 1960's with the invention of LSD.

(and that's excluding natural substances like psilocybin. Things like pokemon go aren't an improvement by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Comment Re:Snapdragon (Score 1) 95

Also wouldn't the privacy be useless unless the other party has a similar phone? I mean sure, your end of the exchange could be secure, so it would just mean the 3 letter agency would go after whoever you are communicating with.

and face it, if they are after you -- to the point where they are trying to drop eaves on your conversations, they already know who you're associating and communicating with. And probably have a warrant to get your phone records anyways.

Comment Re:Because... (Score 1) 198

That's stupid. thousands of fans so interested in their IP they're willing to show up for things like this, and this is the reaction from Disney/lucasfilm?

I imagine if the disciples had lawyers, Christianity would never have taken off... unlicensed proselytizing might weaken the brand and it goes without saying, they'd need to shut it down, right?

Comment Re:Pretty much this (Score 1) 267

that's insane.. i mean given the size (area) of the US, it would take more than just a few nukes to 'cripple' the US. Besides, given the US's nuclear armed submarines -- NK would be reduced to ash pretty much before their missiles even landed on US soil. (this is of course assuming they can even get an ICBM to reach.)

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