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Comment what is selective? (Score 1) 412

What is selective about releasing all of Podesta's and HRC's emails? I would understand your argument if we had only seen some carefully curated emails to match some carefully curated narrative but that is not the case here. Instead, the emails themselves are painting the narrative. No intervention required.

So again, what is selective about this?

Comment Curious about single payer. Like the VA? (Score 0) 326

I am curious why you think single payer operated by the government (or whomever they outsource to) would better. Would the offering be better than the VA? Medicare? Bureau of Indian Affairs Med System? What would make it different this time around when the government gets involved? I ask because anyone who actually has to participated in those systems knows they suck all over the place. Even the governments own reports say they suck so what would make it different next time around?

Comment Re:It's more than just "I don't want grammy to see (Score 1) 326

Ha! That's laughable that you use Twitter as the example of a non-PC policed space. Nothing could be further from the truth! Twitter absolutely censors and encourages censorship of views that don't fit the typical SJW/PC vocabulary. I guess you missed their Trust and Safety Council. You should read up on it. I think you'd be interested in the subject matter and who is and is not on the council.

Comment I think you missed the parent's point (Score 1) 326

In other words, people are simply learning about the downsides of Facebook.
Yes, and one of those downsides is that if you say the wrong thing, the PC Police come after you. Anyone paying attention thinks twice before posting anything controversial on FB. It's just common sense now to most people.

Comment Re:Don't take away everyone's freedom (Score 1) 1011

I think you are the idiot here. If Christians or Atheists committed the same number of atrocities, we would all agree with your sarchasm 100%. However, that is not the case. We don't have sleeper cells of atheists and Christians plotting to kill as many innocents as possible. You can't say the same thing about muslims and the islamic faith: they most certainly have groups around the world who are intent on killing innocents - in fact, it's one of the tenets of jihadi belief! Wherever the Islamic faith butts up against any other civilization, there is trouble. 100 out of 100 times. Does that mean anything to you?

I will never understand why people like you can't admit the obvious. Instead you want to play games and try to find equivalence between a couple of Colorado crazies and the hundreds (thousands?) of attacks done by Muslims. Good luck trying to win hearts and minds with that approach. People aren't as stupid as you think they are.

Comment Seriously? (Score 1) 244

What the heck does this have to do with the Koch brothers or Koch anything? Koch doesn't deal with coal and they don't own any electricity generation companies (that I know of) this doesn't appear to have anything to do with them or their companies. Are you so blinded by hatred and ignorance that you can't take 2 seconds to learn something about them?

It's hard to take the Koch haters seriously when they can't do basic research or differentiate between the different kinds of "energy". Hint: It ain't just electricity...

Comment Re:Adi's correct (Score 4, Insightful) 293

Nothing prevents them (or anyone else) from doing exactly that right now. They are more than welcome to bang away on the phone as much as they want and if they get in, nobody will say a peep and all is as it should be.

The problem comes when the FBI compels/orders Apple to build a 2nd operating system. Forcing and compelling people and companies who are not accused of a crime is un-American and that is why this is going to court. Wanna compel Apple? Fine, go to Congress and pass a law like CALEA. But lets be clear.....a law forcing Apple to do what the FBI wants does not currently exist and that's why the FBI is relying on the All Writs Act to force Apple to do it.

Nobody has ever suggested the FBI (or anyone else for that matter) is prohibited from hacking the phone. They aren't. They are more than welcome to use whatever resources they have to hack it. But those resources do not include Apple, the company, or any of it's employees or tools unless allowed by law.

Comment Re:That's nice, but... (Score 1) 210

Stop. Just stop. Comparing theology in the US to that in Iran and pretending they are alike is dishonest and disingenuous. We don't have "morality police" here in the US. We have plenty of people who think there should be a morality police but it's just their opinion.

Iran, on the other hand, has a real morality police. With legal teeth that can affect people's lives. To suggest that their system is anything like the US is ludicrous. Stop it.

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