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Comment Re:So make it equally first amendment to block the (Score 1) 137

Not at all.

Part of speech is being able to make it. Blocking robocalls is similar to banning speech in the town square. The phone is specifically designed for people to contact you so you do not have to be in some public place.

So if you do not want robo calls, lobby your state to make a law that all robo calls must register the originating number 24 hours in advance and that telephone providers have to allow customers the option to block them by default if they desire. This now goes from blocking speech in the public square to you intentionally avoiding the public square when said speech is happening.

Comment Re:Vote with your vote (Score 1) 137

I don't know about the DNC but I went to watch another party politician speak and "for security reasons" you had to get tickets which were free. Part of that process was supplying a phone number and email since i did it online. That put my name, email, and phone number on their list.

So I didn't exactly sign up for their phone list. I just wanted to hear what a candidate actually had to say verses what the news filters and claims he said.

Comment Re: The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

... evidence for a partisan jury..

Yep. A technicality for sure.

Listen. I wasn't trying to say she is without fault, I was trying to highlight the similarities of how she is always trying to shoehorn loopholes to do what from a layman's view is a clear violation of the law and contrast that with evil corporations who appear despicable when they do it. Somehow Hillary is admired for this behavior while corporations are vilified. It is sort of the ultimate cognitive dissonance.

Comment Re: The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

Technically, if they cannot charge you, it is technically not chargeable. Sure prosecutors can use their discretion but none has said that was the reason she wasn't prosecuted. Hillary was an investigator for Watergate for crying out loud. Do you think she doesn't calculate and understand the boundaries of the laws standing in her way?

Was I being too facetious for you? You were right to get in a tizzy trope. It was what I was going for.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

If it was sarcasm in response to the deflection of Russia being behind the dnc email hack to favor trump, i don't think it would be either. If he thinks the Russians already have the emails and just need to do a search, it might be. If he wants Russia to hack U.S. infrastructure, it would be.

He says it was sarcasm.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

Well - no he didn't. He invited a foreign power to find something. Any assault or other intention attributed is purely in your mind. It is wishful thinking too as last we heard the server was permanently off line. However, there is already a presumption in the republican camp that the server was already accessed years ago so it is more likely he was suggesting they search through whatever documents they already have.

Either way, anything outside of looking for or finding something is all something the viewer has to read into the statement. I'm certain Russia might take it differently - perhaps even as a joke. It depends on what they read into it.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

Because despite all appearances of illegality and wrong doing, she has yet to be charged with something to get in front of a jury in the first place.

Of course that is not good if done by a corporations but a future president it is aces. It instills trust and creates a roll model for future citizens.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

Well, they didn't come up with nothing. They came up with patterns of incompetence and knowledge that we (as in Clinton and Obama as well as our intelligence community) knew it was a terrorist attack instead of some protest over a movie the night it happened (before the movie claim). This was illustrated by Hillary's email to Chelsea stating an al qeada stile attack and comments from witnesses and department heads. We know that the decision not to send a rescue team was a political one based on appearances instead of any logistical problems.

That may not mean much to you but it says we acted callously with regard to the safety of our diplomats because of political reasons which shows extreme incompetence to me.

The fact that you keep bringing it up and saying we found nothing is sort of telling. It somewhat says you think the same but feel the need to gloss over it. And the reason there was 9 investigations instead of just one is because the administration (not necessarily Hillary) kept stonewalling and facts were being discovered after the process was winding down including facts revealed by the eventual release of Hillary's email. Or in other words, the administration want it stretched out through multiple sessions of congress for whatever reason. Given what we know, it was likely a shrewd political calculation too.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

You should be tired and worn out with all those hoops you are jumping through to maintain that point.

Seriously, do you not understand how convoluted you are trying to get here? Let me simplify it for you. If i said find a pencil that is missin , i don't expect you to break into a house, I don't expect you to mug anyone, i expect you to look around the areas in your control to see if you can find it.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

No, The reason no one heard of those is because security measures were in place and there wasn't a record of people asking and being denied extra security.

The reason benghazi is so known is because it was one blunder after another and we know that the political nature was in not sending support in or even attempting a rescue in order to avoid political fallout of the appearance of U.S. troops invading a foreign country.

For what it is worth, I think the host country of any embassy should protect it and if they appear unable or unwilling we should be able to send an entire army in if necessary for the protection and removal of people and they can kiss our asses if they object.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

Yes. . Exactly.

Why can't people just understand that Hilary will push the envelope of what is legal to the point it looks illegal but isn't technically chargeable. You know, it depends on the meaning of the word "is" type shit. So many loopholes it will give you whiplash trying to follow the action.

This is why she should be the next president. We know that despite how it looks, no matter how deplorable, unethical, or blatantly violating the law it appears, it will all be legal. . At least what can legally be proven anyways.

Comment Re:So that makes it OK then (Score 1) 692


Let's look at the legal definition since we are talking about legal.

So I guess the question might be if it was deceptive of the DNC to pretend to be having a fair and open primary that was seemingly legitimate while maneuvering to favor one candidate and did any supporters of other candidates (i actually liked Jim Webb) suffer financial losses when they contributed to those campaigns under the impression of a legitimate chance of winning.

I'm not sure that is easily answered.

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