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Comment Re:Refusal will be grounds for Interrogation (Score 0) 192

I'm beginning to wonder whether the US government's long term plan is to make travelling to the US such a horrible experience for us foreigners that identifying the terrorists will be easy because they will be the only ones insane enough to try.

There barely are any real terrorists except for that bunch of false flag government paid fake terrorists but I digress.
I guess American airlines would go bankrupt by the hundreds...
And I am still at a loss why so many people are still willing to visit this lawless country where almost every day an innocent unarmed civilian is shot by the police, government theft through civil forfeiture by far exceeds the stealing by all (other) criminals together, French banks can be slapped with a multi-billion dollar fine for not violating any French law or else be kicked out of the international financial settlement system, the president establishes every week a list of 'terrorists' that he will order to be extra-judicially killed (and the collateral damage?) and what else did I forget--except for the standard behaviour of toppling governments that don't want to do what the American government asks them to do.
I for sure would avoid that country like the plague...

Comment Re:Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 1) 680

Well, it was about 'abstract people'.
Me too, when told about some suffering somewhere on the other side of the world of people who are portrayed by the news as 'adversaries of peace and democracy', tend to not care too much about it. But when I see someone I don't know in my street being on fire, I feel a lot of empathy.
So it's not as linear (and despicable) as you seem to see it.

Comment Re:Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 1) 680

As a first impression to this story I would say that this is quite unbelievable.
What in fact they are saying is that the supposed result of CO2 accumulation already appeared when we just started to accumulate?
No offense to the 'climate-believers' (and I think this is going to cause me to get flaimed a bit), but to me this is more an indication that the correlation between industrialization and climate warming tends to be more coincidental than causal.

Comment Re:in favor (Score 1) 117

As an example, how do you feel about the divine right of kings? A few centuries ago you'd probably be not only accepting, but passively in favor of it.

Not only would I, 'a few centuries ago', have been in favor of it, a mere few decades ago I actually was.
Not any more though...

Comment Re:Stealth (Score 1) 117

Good that you leave Mao aside, because he isn't there anymore, nor his regime.
For the remaining points you mention I still don't see the USA targeted in any of them.
So why again is China considered an adversary to the US?
At the time the A-bombs were dropped, Japan had already offered to surrender, with only one condition: the emperor would not be touched.
That was refused by the US until the Russians were approaching, threatening to finish Japan off, and that's the only reason the A-bombs were dropped, aside from being a demo show for Stalin. The result was that the Japanese surrendered unconditionally and the emperor still hasn't been touched. Now how 'fucked up' is that?

Comment Re:Stealth (Score 1) 117

And why is that a business for the USA, with already more than 800 military bases in more than 100 countries the world over?
At least the Chinese haven't killed anybody yet, unlike the USA did with millions (Vietnam, Afghanistan, Irak, Lybia, to name a few countries), and by the way was the first country to deploy, totally unnecessary if you ask me as the Japanese were already surrendering, 2 A-bombs with devastating results for the civilian populations involved.
Come on now.

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