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Comment Re:What's that about delusional rantings? (Score 0) 85

Now that's funny. I seem to remember Russian trolls such as yourself screaming about WWIII being started if the U.S. helps Ukraine defend itself from your invasion yet here you are threatening your neighbor with nuclear weapons. Maybe the U.S. should do the same to St. Petersburg since it was Russians, sponsored by Putin, who have been attacking the U.S.

Yeah, no hypocrisy there. Must have hit a nerve since you can't refute the truth.

Have fun with your vodka allotment.

Comment What's that about delusional rantings? (Score 2, Interesting) 85

I seem to remember, not too long, some high up Russian official laughing at the idea they would try to interfere with U.S. elections through hacking, or that they were involved with the Wikileaks email, or other related issues in the U.S. I can't remember the exact words but the word "delusional" was definitely in there.

Now, suddenly, Russia is claiming that foreigners are going to supposedly target the Russian banking system and oh yeah, they come from Ukraine.

How odd they should say this. Why would anyone from Ukraine want to hurt their neighbors banking system? As Russia has steadfastly maintained for over two years, they are not attacking Ukraine and no Russian troops are in Ukraine despite the weekly shipments of cargo 200, so why would Ukraine be singled out?

It looks Russia is trying to place blame somewhere else rather than their own incompetence and corruption, not to mention invasion, which is causing their banking sector to forcefully collapse in a manner similar to their ruble which now borders on rubble.

Funny how everyone else is delusional when talking about attacks on their country coming from Russia yet now we're supposed to believe Russia when they single out one particular country for these supposed attacks on their banking sector.

Comment Re:Hmmm.... (Score 0) 135

Hello Russian troll. You mention St. Petersburg. That's where Putin has his paid army of Russian trolls who haunt the Net to spread disinformation, especially when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

That you claim everything is great when the facts say otherwise shows you are earning your keep. How many of the plunging rubles does Putin pay you? At 65 rubles to the dollar, things are getting expensive, aren't they? Or does Putin throw in a bottle of vodka as well so you can drown your sorrows?

No matter. The world knows the truth. With numerous shipments of cargo 200 going to Russia every day, and the freshly dug graves of Russian soldiers appearing, it is quite obvious Russian troops are dying in Ukraine.

Comment Re:Are we there yet? (Score 2) 202

Yet, the IRS (a Federal agency) has created rules for them to be able to report income and pay their taxes.

The overriding rule of the IRS is income (or revenue in this case) is defined as money derived from any source, unless explicitly exempted by law. As said just below you, the IRS makes no differentiation between money made by some guy working in a cube or the drug dealer on the corner. So long as both report how much money they brought in, and pay taxes on that money, the IRS is satisfied.

And no, I'm not kidding about paying taxes on money from dealing drugs. Read for yourself.

Therefore, the IRS expects these shops to pay their federal taxes just like the states expect them to pay their state taxes. There is no contradiction.

Comment Re:Slashdot is officially worse than breitbart now (Score 4, Informative) 191

One has to understand, for Trump supporters, facts don't matter.

Not his use of illegal foreign workers (which he stiffed on paying), not his doing business with an Iranian bank which funds terrorists, not his use of Chinese rather than American steel, not his doing business with Cuba while it was under sanctions, not his assaults on women, not the fact his casinos never turned a profit while he personally ran them, not that his casinos went bankrupt more than once, not the multiple failed businesses, not the 4,000 lawsuits he's been involved in, not his "foundation" from which he illegally paid his legal and personal bills, not to mention the same "foundation" illegally buying him things, not the fact his corrupt "foundation" was barred from soliciting donations in the entire state of New York, not that he called people in the military idiots and stupid, or defamed a military family whose son died defending this country, not that he dodged the draft while claiming possibly getting an STD from sleeping around was his personal Vietnam, or the litany of other facts about him.

Nope. None of those facts matter. They're nothing more than sensational lies from the "extremist" left.

Comment Re:Good Idea but... (Score 0) 586

Sure, why not Russia. It's not as if Putin has ever shut down newspapers, radio, tv stations or other independent media because they didn't sing the tune Putin wanted them to.

I don't think you could find a better place to store a repository of internet web pages, some of which might contain information Putin finds objectionable because they show the facts of his corruption and abuse of power. What could possibly go wrong?

Comment Re:pump the brakes, CNN (Score 1, Interesting) 61

I've never heard of these people. Are they supposed to be important or contributing to society in any way?

After all, every time we hear about a new mission to Mars or somewhere in space someone always asks why we're "wasting" money on research and discovery rather than poverty (which has always existed) or some fantasy about "curing" cancer.

Comment Re:At least Trump may actually do some good (Score 0) 351

Considering Republican Chief Justice John Roberts has said it's appropriate for the executive branch of the federal government to make a regulation requiring people to hand over their money to a private company whether they want to or not, I think we're well beyond anything in the Constitutional Convention.

Comment Re:And furthermore (Score 1) 145

Of course you focus on the messenger far too much and ignore the more obvious.

Funny thing about that. I posted factual stories about the death threats electoral candidates had received from Trump supporters during the primary, posted factual stories about death threats mosques are receiving from Trump supporters after the election, posted factual stories about the many failings Trump has (businesses, sexual assaults, outright lies), posted factual stories about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and yet oddly, that is exactly what people like you focused on. Not the story itself, but the source.

Because those stories came from legitimate news sources they were denounced because they came from the "mainstream media". I even posted a link from a non-"mainstream media" source who was adamant that Hillary would win the election because they had it on good authority the election was rigged to show how un-factual non-"mainstream media" are. /. even has had a few recent stories about the fake "news" which has been going around.

Funny how factual stories, because they come the "mainstream media", are thrown aside, while their factual content is ignored like your claim. So let's play the game. Here is a factual story about the terrorists in Ukraine openly admitting Russian troops are helping them as well as Russia supplying them with arms, munitions and even troops. Let's see how fast all the facts I have posted can be modded down to -1. I give it ten minutes at the most.

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