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Comment Not really (Score 1) 274

I don't see anything as a missing option. Reality is that we will either have Trump or Clinton. If we had alternative voting it may be different, but probably not. People upset with the way the country is going should be voting Trump. People happy with the direction should vote Clinton. They both have major personal issues, and in my opinion one greatly outweighs the other, but the policies they are presenting are very different and will move the country in very different directions. READ THEIR PLATFORMS!

Clinton is more Government, more entitlements, higher taxes (sorry but you can save the bullshit, all taxes will go up), and the Government will overtake the private sector as the main employer in the US. Obamacare will become single payer so we will have nationalized healthcare. Lobbying and Corruption won't get any better, and will probably get worse. We will see increases in immigration of all sorts, less concern over border security, and less transparency from your Government. The military will either maintain or see further cuts. Energy will be a problem and become insanely expensive. But hey, we can say we're "green". Supreme court judges will come from the PC Police crowd, notice Clinton did not name anyone or anything to do with Constitutional rights when asked questions on her potential candidates.

Trump has put out a completely different platform. Border control and tighter immigration, lower taxes to keep business here and penalties for the crap like Disney did in offshoring all their workers. Last week he released a good chunk of a 100 day plan which would reduce corruption and the impact on lobbying. (term limits on Congress/Senate, reclassification of many jobs as lobbyists [current loopholes "consultants" and "advisors"], and a 5 year moratorium on being a lobbyist after leaving Government jobs. He wants to reduce regulation on industry and energy, which has impact on "green" but increases domestic economy. Military gets a boost, which in my opinion we need. The supreme court gets conservative appointments already released, and they are historically minded candidates.

There are wild cards too, but we can save them for later. Claiming Trump won't live up to his platform is like saying Hillary will live up to hers. In both cases there are questions.

Comment This (Score 3, Informative) 576

Women already make up nearly 60% of all college graduates. They already receive favoritism for things like financial aid, grants, and scholarships (except for sports). There are TV ads, commercials, and companies doing everything they can to get more women into STEM and it is all failing. So what, coercion and extortion are not working so we panic?

People should stop trying to bully people into a field and forcing an ideology that people simply don't want. There is equal opportunity, in fact it's white males who today are treated like shit by politicians, academics, and media and every other racial group and gender is receiving preferences.

Also, people in general need to stop pretending like biological differences don't matter. They do, and facts matter.

Comment Indeed (Score 4, Insightful) 132

One of many issues to solve corruption in the country is to de-monopolize the media. When they started letting moguls buy out huge chunks of media about 30 years ago we were warned that this would happen. Now you have actors and actresses repeating talking points and the AP is the single source of most "news". Investigative journalism has become a dangerous vigilante action instead of "Press" as it was defined and discussed at the time of the founding of the USA.

Lots of problems to work on in this country, and the abuse of monopoly is one.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 559

Facts are not biased, facts are facts. Read the definition of the word. Opinions are biased. Opinions based on a lack of facts is dangerous. The videos I pointed you to are a presentation with bullet point facts. Even lacking bullet points, with a reasonable amount of intelligence and knowledge you can listen to a person speak and discern fact from opinion. Perhaps a 3rd grade language skill is all that is required for basics. So there is good news, bad news, and worse news.

Good news. A person can read and educate themselves to become more intelligent.

Bad news. You will still be hindered by a natural rate. If you truly believe what you said, you are so foolish you actually believe you are smart. This is at best a low 80s IQ so you will cap out in the 90s if you worked at it.

Worse news. You are self righteous about your ignorance which means you won't do the work necessary to become smarter. Playing call of duty, or warcraft, or whatever it is you do won't improve you. Broadening your intelligence by reading Plato, Shakespeare, Rand, Aquinas, and yes even Coulter and Friedman is hard work. You won't pursue any endeavor to improve because you already think you have smarts.

Society has played a joke on you, and there is no point in further replies to someone so content with their idiocy.

Comment Re:Unless you've put your entire life savings into (Score 1) 49

There is a massive amount of business between the two ends of the spectrum. Save the appeals to emotion because I agree with the premise, but not the statement that everyone justifies (or can justify) the costs. There is no legal requirement in almost all cases for them to do so, so they don't.

Comment Money does not match (Score 1) 49

Sure, people like you and I can save companies money. The problem is that companies don't pay millions to fix bugs, and don't generally pay penalties for bugs. Large companies can look at the trade off and see ROI and even immediate value to adding security staff to all phases of development, but small companies don't get the same bang for the buck as it were. Established companies have a potential to lose millions in revenue, small companies don't have the same amount of risk and startups have virtually none.

Comment Re:Further (Score 1) 352

There is plenty of evidence, back when Wikileaks started to leak the Chelsey Manning dumps they wanted him and several claimed he should be killed. You can say it's political speak, but those talking points have merit. The UK police wanting to arrest him as soon as he leaves the embassy is another clue.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 559

You have not looked at the facts the person presents because of an appearance. How shallow do you have to be to omit information based on that? Do you enjoy Milo or do you hide from the uncomfortable? There are no facts without an opinion, none, at least that you will find on the Internet for free and easy consumption. Ann Coulter is an exceptional writer who lists literally thousands of references in her books. "She looks like." is a shallow excuse not to expand your horizons. Yet that is a common leftist statement. She's a **** but no complaints about her facts or her opinion.

Comment Re:Minefield (Score 1) 559

Facts are not biased you moron. Facts are facts. Opinions based on a lack of facts is called a delusion. You said you lacked facts, I gave you a source for additional facts. Instead of looking at facts you cry foul because the person giving them looks scare to you. You are a moron, I'm guessing another david_thornley troll account.

Comment Ignores the issue (Score 2, Insightful) 116

If the DNC, Podesta, and Media, State Department, DOJ, FBI, and Hillary camp did nothing wrong there would be nothing to expose.

It really truly matters little "who" did the hacking. DNC colluded with media to install a candidate of their choosing. Super-PACs are colluding with the DNC. Clinton Foundation is mostly a front for pay-for-play and benefiting Hillary. Hillary is not the mild tempered person the media has been trying to portray her as, lies to the public, and is in it for personal power. Nothing we didn't already believe but now we have validation.

It does not matter if it was Russia, a 400lb guy in the basement, or a disgruntled staff member (still my most likely suspect) the actions described in the emails are illegal.

Russia, guilty or not, is being used as a way to white wash the conversation.

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