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Comment I think it's pretty obvious (Score 2, Interesting) 75

that Wikileaks just wanted to hurt Hilary & the DNC. The timing coupled with their unwillingness to clean out credit card numbers and individual donor names pretty much proves that. The question is why? Is Assange just bitter? I suppose he's got good reason to be (the trumped up rape charges). But if that's his reason he's not after justice, he just wants to see America burn.

Comment The RX470 makes me want to try AMD again (Score 2) 40

If they can get that kinda performance with good stability. I haven't tried AMD since the 43xx era because the 4350 I used to replace an aging 1650x could never stay stable in the game I was playing at the time Psychnauts) and my friends with AMD either had tons of stability issue or only ever play big titles like Call of Duty and Dots ( which run fine)

Comment And let me recall (Score 1) 1004

"I don't care"
"Politicians have been doing this for decades"
"Regan Got away with it"
"So did Cheney"
"We can indict Hilary for her email server right after we finish sentencing Cheney for war crimes".

Seriously. We let monumental crap following the Afghanistan & Iraq wars just slide. Admit it, you just don't like Hilary, and you'll do literally anything to break her. Maybe you've got a good reason. Maybe you don't. But none of those matter. It's about how you _feel_. But hey, don't take my word for it. Listen to John Oliver.

Comment If you don't live in a city like San Fran (Score 1) 346

or LA forget public transportation. And if you do the extra cost of living there will negate any savings on a car. Our entire transportation system is one big catch 22 built by the Car companies in the 50s and 60s to maximize their profits. The Millennials weren't even alive when those decisions were made so it's not like you can blame them.

Comment Um... because there is one? (Score 2, Insightful) 769

Look, whatever else you think good or bad about Hilary the fact is a lot of very, very wealthy people have it in for her. Fox news alone is enough to account for a conspiracy by the strict definition. What's that old quote from Gore Vidal? I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I'm a conspiracy documenter. Or put another way: a conspiracy is just two or more people doing something shady. If you can't find two folks from the anti Hilary side doing something shady then you sure aren't even trying...

Comment Best of luck to them (Score 0) 769

but I'm not sure the Dems can win the political game of crazy. I don't think they've got much to lose here. Their supporters will mostly ignore this nonsense as long as Hilary herself stays clear. And a lot of the Republican party still associates Russia with Communism and Communism with everything possible that can be bad or evil. If they mange to rub a bit of those decades of anti-communist sentiment off on Trump he'll lose a substantial fraction of his base. And even if he doesn't he'll be put in the ridiculous position of defending his "Americanism". A position that's harder to defend after all the nice things he's said about Putin.

Comment Gov't policy can (and did) prevent hording (Score 1) 506

Hording is only a problem in two scenarios: a) inaction, in other words leave things up to the invisible hand. In this case wealth concentrates at the top like it did during the dark ages and like it's doing now or b) Venezuela, where their entire economy is based on 1 commodity and that commodity just plummeted in value. You solve a) with public policy to prevent wealth inequality (like the 90% marginal tax rate the US had for income over $2 million in the 50s). You solve b) with simple human decency (aid to economically hurting nations in the form of 0% interest loans). Again, as long as you don't try to "leave well enough alone" it's all fixable.

Basically, ask yourself when, in your life, have you had a difficult problem that was best solved by ignoring it?

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