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Comment Re:I know it's trendy (Score 1) 648

How much does the Russian government pay you to post on their behalf? I ask because it seems strange to me that you so energenically defend Russia but offer zero substance to defend your claims. Furthermore, you're posting a reply on a two day old post that was never modded up and thus hard to find.

You start your post with a completely unsubstanciated claim that the US overthrew Ukraines old government. (that video doesnt even resemble evidence of such.). Furthermore, there isnt even strong circumstancial evidense of the uprising being artificially created by the US as when elections happened next in Ukraine, pro Western political figures overwhelmingly won suggesting a pro Western political stance is in favor amoung Ukrainians.

Then you go on to say "So even if Russia had invaded Ukraine", when literally every country on this planet including Russia recognized Crimea as part of Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion. Even if you want to ignore Russian troops and military hardware running around up North it can not he disputed that Russia invaded and seized control of part of Ukraine. Then you claim Russia in Crimea is the same as modern US military endeavors (which is weird because you're now acknowledging the invasion you denied above)? Preposterous. The US has not annexed another country's territory at any point in modern history.

Literally, your whole post is either completely unsubstanciated, demonstrably false, or both.

So again. Honestly. How much do the Russians pay you?

Comment Re:Great answer, thanks (Score 1) 281

A typo disrupts everyone's ability to consume written content.

The other side of the coin, however, is that shit happens. We're writing in an internet forum, not submitting research for academic review (and trust me, typos happen in this context as well). If spending a second to realize that "its" was supposed to be "it's" was the worst part of your day then you had a great day.

In other words, I'm sure you have more important things to complain about and if you don't then learn other ways to enjoy yourself that dont involve you spending your time pointing out the smallest or errors others make. No one likes people who do that.

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Comment Re:I know it's trendy (Score 1) 648

A typo disrupts everyone's ability to consume written content.

The other side of the coin, however, is that shit happens. We're writing in an internet forum, not submitting research for academic review (and trust me, typos happen in this context as well). If spending a second to realize that "its" was supposed to be "it's" was the worst part of your day then you had a great day.

In other words, I'm sure you have more important things to complain about and if you don't then go enjoy that fact rather than spending your time being the perfect grammar and spelling police. No one likes them but themselves.

Comment Re:I know it's trendy (Score 1) 648

And if you actually read the news you'd know Russia has a nasty habbit of invading countries in their little sphere of influence that try to align themselves with us. As far as their hacking, the DNC hack is a million miles from Russia's only antiwestern internet mischief. Eastern Europe's internet infastructure faces continual harassment from the Russians or in other words, our allies are suffering constant harrassment by Russia.

You also conveniently fail to appreciate that Russia would still likely still win a war in Europe that didnt involve the US even with a reduced budget.

Now I'm not saying that Russia is a massive threat (as its economic weakness does ultimatly limit what it can do) but what I am saying is that this Trump era "the Russians are our friends" nonsense is so blatently false you have to be either an idiot or willfully naive to think so. Given their actions a small amount of beefing up of our military presense in Eastern Europe (and it has only been a small beefing up) is completely warranted.

Comment Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 281

Sigh.... I'm just going to cut and paste my comment above

A typo in an internet forum!? Thank God you were here to point it out! You sir have made a truely epic contribution not only to this conversation but have also furthered the cause of making idiots feel like they've contributed something meaningfull to a given conversation.

Good for you! You're super special and everyone likes you!

Comment Re:it's != its (Score 1) 281

A typo in an internet forum!? Thank God you were here to point it out! You sir have made a truely epic contribution not only to this conversation but have also furthered the cause of making idiots feel like they've contributed something meaningfull to a given conversation.

Good for you! You're super special and everyone likes you!

Comment Re:Pathetic (Score 1) 281

Wow, what planet do you live on?

On my planet I live in a place called America which has it's own completely independent government and there are lots of other countries too! There's a United Nations organization here made up of most nations but it does almost nothing aside from disperse aid. No rational person would call it a world government.

Also, we have people like you in our world too! Many of us call them bigots for claiming that helping the poor and dispossessed is bad because they're from countries that practice a different religion than most of us. They do this even though our country was founded on freedom and was supposed to be better than the intolerant parent countries its people came from.

Comment Re:How was he wronged? (Score 1) 513

Except he didnt explain his wife's condition or his work needs until (as per TFS) the first day. This was not something all parties were aware of when he signed up.

Something as important as his wife having cancer and her health care needs releative to him wasnt important enough for him to bring up in the interview but suddenly came to mind on his first day? Nonsense. Unless they didnt explain to him what the requirments of the job were when he was hired he lied to them through his omission of these details.

His situation with his wife is certainly a terrible one I wouldnt wish on anyone but this isnt the type of thing one drops on their employer first day and expect everyone to be happy about it.

Comment Re: do it without communicating or warning the sit (Score 1) 136

Wouldnt a libertarian be against copyright and the like as a distortion to free trade? It's an artificial contruction of government that completely changes the nature of national and international trade after all.

I'm not "as Libertarian as the next guy" (what does that even mean?) though so I'm not buying what I'm selling here.

Comment Re:And further (Score 1) 519

The NYT article on the subject, which was the first mainstream news source to talk about this, is more what I was going for. News sources catering to political extremes (and despite what the far right will tell the NYT is certainly not far Left) I dont take seriously.

Basically, Breitbart says a lot of things. I dont care.

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