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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

from the you-said-it dept

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side comes from all the way back on last week's comment post, where an anonymous commenter took a moment to thank us for the openness of our comments:

tiny bit off topic, but since this article is about comments this still seems fitting:

I wanted to say thanks for having a site that makes it easy to post comments.

There have been several sites that I've felt inclined to comment on (or file software bug reports to :( ) that I simply gave up on due to insane requirements like having to create an account or give my email address. If the barrier to entry for "basic community participation" on a site is not trivial, then odds are it's not worth the time or energy.

I know it sounds kinda crazy but in person you don't have to present photo ID or give your street/mailing address just to talk to someone. Internet communities have no strong reason to be different (that can't be addressed in better ways).

(Thanks for the kind words! We have every intention of keeping it that way.)

In second place, we have a response to SCOTUS's decision not to review Kim Dotcom's civil asset forfeiture case, where one anonymous commenter responded in the form of a quotation:

It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished, for guilt and crimes are so frequent in this world that they cannot all be punished.

But if innocence itself is brought to the bar and condemned, perhaps to die, then the citizen will say, 'whether I do good or whether I do evil is immaterial, for innocence itself is no protection,' and if such an idea as that were to take hold in the mind of the citizen that would be the end of security whatsoever.

- John Adams

For editor's choice on the insightful side, we start out with one more response to that post, this time from That One Guy offering a brief summation of events:

So the DoJ steals his stuff, tries to hold it over his head by requiring him to forgo his right to fight extradition if he wants to try to get it back, the courts buy the DoJ's argument in it's entirety, and the supreme court decides that it's not interested in even considering the case.

Goodbye right to fight extradition.

Next, we head to our post about the UK Home Secretary's patronizing and ignorant stance on encryption backdoors, where one commenter proposed that a safe system could be developed by using a separate individual encryption key for every message, prompting an anonymous commenter to put the scale of that suggestion into perspective:

Average number of iMessages sent per year: 63,000,000,000,000,000.

Current secure key storage size: 2048 bits (256 bytes)

That's 1,600,000,000,000,000 bytes of information per year.

Would you care to put up the cash for the 1.6 petabytes of storage that your suggestion would take (not counting the necessary metadata needed to tie the key to the message)?

Oh, and don't forget that you have just shifted the one thing you would need to decrypt all messages from "the master decryption key" to "access to the database of decryption keys." Unless you really trust Apple to keep those keys secure (as much as you'd trust, say, Yahoo!, Equifax, eBay, Target, Evernote, FriendFinder, SnapChat, the Turkish government...)

Over on the funny side, our first place winner comes in response to the lawsuit against a King's College football coach over tweeting a page from a 1982 motivational book. Roger Strong was struck by the book's title:

You have to respect someone who writes a book called "Winning Isn't Normal", and 35 years later still endeavors to prove it by example.

In second place, we've got a response to Oracle's letter attempting to scare the White House away from open source software, where Toom1275 took advantage of the syntactically ambiguous punctuation in the letter's subheadings, which began with the label "False Narrative":

At least Oracle was nice enough to clearly label some of its false narratives as such for us.

For editor's choice on the funny side, we start out with one more nod to Roger Strong, this time for a comment on the UK Home Secretary post making a good comparison about the futility of demanding the impossible:

Her government would also find it much easier to balance the budget, if only those mathematicians weren't so patronizing in their responses to requests to change the rules of mathematics.

Finally, we've got a comment from Vidiot about Oracle's letter, which went ahead and gave a key sentence a new ending to make it much more accurate:

"The USG’s enthusiasm for open source software is wholly inconsistent with..."

... Oracle's need to skim easy federal money from decades-old, proprietary installations.

That's all for this week, folks!


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  • identicon
    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 8 Oct 2017 @ 5:27pm

    Thought For The Week

    Any proponent of the “guns-for-self-defence” ideology might like to think about the Las Vegas shooting and contemplate the well-known maxim that any security system is only as strong as its weakest point.

    Any questions?

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      Anonymous Coward, 8 Oct 2017 @ 7:31pm

      Re: Thought For The Week

      Well, that was a stupid comment.

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      Bergman (profile), 8 Oct 2017 @ 7:57pm

      Re: Thought For The Week

      One question: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

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        Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 8 Oct 2017 @ 8:22pm

        Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

        The guns-as-self-defence theory falls down when it turns out the criminals can set up a situation where you cannot shoot back. This is a pretty big loophole in the theory, isn’t it?

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          Toom1275 (profile), 8 Oct 2017 @ 9:48pm

          Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

          only if such a case were the only case, which is a blatantly false assumption.

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            Roger Strong (profile), 8 Oct 2017 @ 11:07pm

            Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

            No-one made that assumption.

            Different circumstances might have yielded different results. But in this case it IS the case, over 50 people at dead, and having every last one of them fully armed and trained and ready to return fire would have made no difference. There was a well-known and well-armed gun advocate in the crowd recording himself, and it made no difference.

            Sure, a one-on-one encounter could be different, but even then only sometimes. Consider the Oregon 'open carry' advocate who was robbed of his handgun at gunpoint back in 2014, while exercising his 'open carry' right. The thief apparently made off with the man’s entire argument.

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              Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 8:31am

              Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

              Because there would never be another armed citizen inside the hotel itself "CLOSE" to the shooter able to protect lives either.

              This is why discussing things with you nuts is pointless. You only have 1 dimensional minds. You ignorantly think that the only result is a fucking shoot out at the OK corral with everyone hiding behind shit and waving their shit stained underwear like a white flag.

              Guns being everywhere means that any shooter in a highly populated area is likely to face others with guns even if their targets are far away. If staff at the hotel were armed they could have been up there in a couple of minutes shooting at that fucker.

              Mass shootings are easy to perform in the USA because Americans are cowards and want others to die protecting them instead of stepping up and helping each other out. But no, everyone needs to be sitting fucking ducks for you guys. And because of your fear of guns it has directly translated to the police assuming the position of shoot first ask if that lollipop was a gun later stance instead of just operating under the idea that everyone is already armed. Now you have helped give them a direct excuse to be afraid, because that is the culture you anti-gun nuts bring... FEAR!

              Switzerland has their fucking act together and they don't have the anti-gun cowardly culture over there that we do.

              The ONLY new gun law that we need, is EVERYONE REQUIRES TRAINING, no fucking exceptions, you don't want to learn how to shoot a gun, ask canada if they want you or you can move to mexico and get your pansy ass shot off by a cartel.

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                Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 9:00am

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                Because there would never be another armed citizen inside the hotel itself "CLOSE" to the shooter able to protect lives either.

                So you are responding to the shooting, and when you arrive their is an armed stranger outside the suspected room, Do you shoot?

                You have a 50:50 chance of being wrong, and a fraction of a second to make the right decision.

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                  Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 9:35am

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                  A shooting situation is never going to be easy to deal with but you have a fucking mouth, take cover and talk the person to identify the situation. Even if you never open fire the fact that they know there is an armed person nearby they wont be able to focus on their murder spree. It's not always about actually having to shoot and shooting first without verification of the situation makes you a fucking twat that needs to join the ranks of those cowering in the corners.

                  I am willing to put my life at risk to save others if I can, can't say much about the rest of the cowards that want to run and hide while someone else takes those risks. I would say those that want to run and hide should shut the fuck up and just stay out of everyone else's way. You really have no room for fucking with the people taking risks while all you want to do is cower in a corner somewhere.

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                Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 9:02am

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                You've got your argument backwards.

                The police is ALREADY

                operating under the idea that everyone is already armed

                it is THE REASON they

                shoot first ask if that lollipop was a gun later.

                Why else would they be shooting? Hell, why even draw a gun if you assume people are NOT armed?

                You also seem pretty callous and/or a disbeliever of prevention being better than a cure:

                could have been up there in a couple of minutes shooting at that fucker.

                "A couple of minutes" is still a whole bunch of dead people.

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                  Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 9:45am

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                  ---"A couple of minutes" is still a whole bunch of dead people.---

                  So what are you saying here? Better to let someone keep murdering people to wait for the police instead of trying to save folks if you are able?

                  We reap what we sow. The more we want cops to serve as our protectors the more they WILL believe themselves to be your keepers. They already view themselves as above the law and believe all citizens should offer only compliance.

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                    Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 2:32pm

                    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                    More paint for the paint eaters!!!!!!

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                      Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 6:31pm

                      Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                      Those of give up essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security.

                      Heard that before? Do you think the many famous people that said much the same in many different ways were eating paint? They all crapped bigger than you.

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                        Roger Strong (profile), 9 Oct 2017 @ 8:19pm

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                        When you let a small minority of nutjobs to ban laws promoting common-sense in gun ownership and even ban research into gun violence, you've given up liberty. When it becomes prudent to avoid crowds and neighborhoods because of gun violence, you've given up liberty.

                        Most western democracies have the same level of liberty WITHOUT even remotely the same level of gun violence. For all the "Obama gonna take away your guns" grandstanding the Republicans do to rally the ammosexuals, even they understand this. Which is why CPAC and Republican conventions don't allow guns.

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                          Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 10:37pm

                          Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                          You need mental floss in a bad way. You say this is a democracy while stating that a minority is in charge. I don't think you even know what democracy means and based on the remainder of your post you don't even understand what liberty means.

                          you just need to give up your guns and obey the police when they wave theirs in your face. I hear police brutality is at an all time low these days...

                          *shakes head*

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                            Richard (profile), 10 Oct 2017 @ 2:42am

                            Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                            The fact is that no civilised state allows private ownership of arbitrary weapons. No US state would allow private ownership of tactical nuclear weapons or even large artillery pieces.

                            It follows that there can be no liberty issue in the principle of gun control. The second amendment is a red herring here. It should be simply a matter of setting in place rules that will minimise loss of life and serious injury while allowing reasonable use of guns for hunting, target shooting etc.

                            Unfortunately in the US it has become an emotional issue for the gun lobby - and emotion crowds out reason as the tone of the pro-gun comments here proves.

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                        Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 12:15am

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                        Whoops looks like someone was triggered.

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                    Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 1:11am

                    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                    So you're not even going to consider prevention, only mitigation? You really want to be stuck choosing between many gun deaths and even more gun deaths?

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                Richard (profile), 9 Oct 2017 @ 3:18pm

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                Switzerland has their fucking act together and they don't have the anti-gun cowardly culture over there that we do. Switzerland is better than the US for gun deaths - but that is not hard - even S. Africa is better than the US. Switzerland is stil 10x worse than the UK.

                Japan has more or less eliminated gun death by very strict gun laws.

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                  Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 6:27pm

                  Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                  "Japan has more or less eliminated gun death by very strict gun laws."

                  Guns have near ZERO impact on the murder rate. You take guns away people get run over, stabbed, bludgeoned, or poisoned to death instead. The only thing you have essentially said, you don't care if or how people die, so long as it was no by a gun.

                  Japan also has a radically different culture. You could die from over work, they even has a word for it called karoshi, you can also go to jail because your defense lawyer did not want to insult the prosecutor.

                  It is incredibly easy to kill, we even do it by accident. And if your objective is to kill, its even easier to accomplish if you take them by surprise, use a weapon, or have a particular set of skills.

                  So yea, if someone wants you dead... they don't need a gun. Your fear of guns is quite literally... irrational.

                  Culture, not guns, is the primary cause of murder.

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                    Roger Strong (profile), 9 Oct 2017 @ 8:33pm

                    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                    Guns have near ZERO impact on the murder rate. You take guns away people get run over, stabbed, bludgeoned, or poisoned to death instead.

                    This is of course, utter nonsense.

                    Yes, the other things happen. They happen even in America WITH guns. But America's murder rate is so much higher because of gun violence.

                    Shootings by children are a daily occurrence in America. You could cut back on that with some laws and penalties enforcing responsible gun ownership. Much like laws and penalties cut back drunk driving deaths in the late '60s and early '70s, without taking away everyone's alcohol.

                    And no, stabbings and poisonings by children will not increase to fill the void. Nor would most mass shooting death tolls be anywhere near as high if the shooter used a gun instead.

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                      Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 10:59pm

                      Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                      Let me help you out.

                      http://www.factcheck.org/2015/10/gun-laws-deaths-and-crimes/

                      "There’s no discernible pattern among those cities, nor clear or convincing evidence in these statistics that shows more gun laws lead to more or less gun crime."

                      http://people.howstuffworks.com/strict-gun-laws-less-crime1.htm
                      "The former Soviet Union's extremely stringent gun controls, successfully implemented and enforced by a police state, did not keep the nation, and successor states like Russia, from posting murder rates from 1965-1999 that far outstripped the rest of the developed world [sources: Kates and Mauser; Kessler; Pridemore; Pridemore]. The killers in question did not obtain illegal firearms -- they simply employed other weapons [source: Kleck]."

                      You just have a bad case of stupid and ignorance and so far I am not aware of any soap to help you wash that shit off.

                      Maybe if you stopped being a sheep and started thinking critically about things... I hear that helps sometimes! There have been more than enough studies, guns laws just change the way we murder and fuck with each other, it is the culture we generate that better controls the fuckery.

                      Yes, alcohol laws helped reduce death a lot, but the problem here is that you are comparing apples and oranges issues. People become mentally impaired with too much alcohol, and sure you can "joke" about the same happening with guns but they are not even remotely the same. With alcohol there is no guarantee that you will die if you drive with a little buzz and there are a lot of folks willing to look down the barrel of a bottle to see how much beer is left.

                      You might have a hammer, but every problem is not a nail, and you clearly do not get that!

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                        Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 12:16am

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                        What are the gun laws like in Somolia I wonder?

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                        Richard (profile), 10 Oct 2017 @ 2:27am

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                        People become mentally impaired with too much alcohol

                        The level of argument from the gun lobby is giving me the feeling that people become mentally impaired with too many guns.

                        I've looked around the raw statistics about these matters (as opposed to your biased sites) and it is quite clear to me that you are simply wrong here.

                        Japan has an exceedingly low murder rate. In fact if you google "Japan murder rate" you gey articles saying "why is Japan's murder rate so low?"

                        Murder rate in Japan (very strict gun laws) 0.31/100,000 Murder rate in the UK (strict gun laws) 0.92/100,000 Murder rate in the every single US state >1.0/100,000 almost every year. Typical large US states have murder rates above 3.0/100,000 eg California 5.0, Texas 4.4, Illinois 5.8, New York 3.5.

                        So actualy your argument is not supported by the facts.

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                          Wendy Cockcroft, 10 Oct 2017 @ 2:36am

                          Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                          Richard, to be fair to AC he is right in one respect: in America guns are venerated and seen not just as symbols of masculinity and strength but as a go-to solution. That is toxic culture and that needs to be addressed. In other cultures we don't resort to violence as a first port of call.

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                            Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 3:07am

                            Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                            Most other cultures that allow gun ownership do not consider carrying loaded guns in public places to be a legal activity.

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                          Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 8:15am

                          Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                          Guns are the popular tool to use but isn't the single defining problem. Unless the US culture has changed, we will still have a high murder rate. Just without guns. There is a problem in the US. Why else would we also have the largest percentage of our population in prison? I think there should be are more stringent background check but I don't think that will fix the issue.

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                        Roger Strong (profile), 10 Oct 2017 @ 7:40am

                        Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                        "There’s no discernible pattern among those cities, nor clear or convincing evidence in these statistics that shows more gun laws lead to more or less gun crime."

                        Again, nonsense. ALL the cities listed are in the same country, where guns can flow freely from one city to another. Chicago's stricter laws are in response to a very high gun crime rate, not the other way 'round.

                        Comparing cities that aren't in the same gun market, and you get different results. Canada's capital city of Ottawa had 16 murders in 2007, and Washington, D.C., which has roughly the same population, had 195 murders.

                        Handguns are available for self protection in Seattle, but not in nearby Vancouver, Canada; handgun killings are five times more common and the handgun suicide rate is ten times greater in Seattle. Guns make impulsive killing easy.

                        • Carl Sagan, Demon Haunted World

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                          Richard (profile), 10 Oct 2017 @ 9:24am

                          Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                          Handguns are available for self protection in Seattle,

                          Of course this is the illusion that gun advocates live under, that your gun might somehow save your life.

                          It is a fantasy. In reality if you were in that situation the bad guy would be ready, prepared and hyped up. You would be off guard. Guess who would win.

                          Much more likely are

                          1. The bad guy kills you with your own gun.

                          2. You kill an innocent member of your own family by mistake (a la Oscar Pistorius).

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                            Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 10:08am

                            Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                            Or your young child shoots you.

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                              Richard (profile), 11 Oct 2017 @ 3:18am

                              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                              Or him/her self or their brother/sister.

                              The point being this - a gun to be used for self defence has to be kept accessible, loaded and ready for use. A gun for sport can be kept in a locked cabinet, unloaded and with the ammunition in a separate secure location.

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                    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 10 Oct 2017 @ 3:17pm

                    Re: Guns have near ZERO impact on the murder rate.

                    Nonsense:

                    Between 2010-2014, gun related homicides across all of Australia had dropped to 30-40 per year. Firearms in 2014 were used in less than 15% of homicides, less than 0.1% of sexual assaults, less than 6% of kidnapping/abductions and 8% of robberies.[25]

                    Since the 1996 legislation the risk of dying by gunshots was reduced by 50% in the following years and stayed on that lower level since then.

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                Anonymous Coward, 10 Oct 2017 @ 8:05am

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How were the people down in that plaza made safer by being completely helpless?

                Lets say then entire crowd was trained and carrying guns. I am all for training people how to use guns. Even then, the crowd couldn't open fire on the shooter. There is a huge chance that someone would miss the shooter and kill someone in another room. Also, how would the staff know it was even in their building when it took the cops quite some time?

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      Crazy Glue, 9 Oct 2017 @ 5:10am

      Re: Thought For The Week

      Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 8 Oct 2017 @ 5:27pm
      Any questions?

      Yes.
      By Ignoring your fake presumptive gun grabbing politics, we could discus how to SUE under the UCC law against all the doctors that GOUGED every person that got shot, just like in a hurricane how if the price of gas is raised/gouged, Every Business out there gets in trouble if they gouge you, except the "medical system." Every doctor needs to be in
      SUPERMAX under 15USC Chapter 1. oF course your going to want to fight about medical costs while your shot


      But if you really want to make me a happy scrunch get me on the grand jury that gets to do discovery on this puppy, the I am gonna open a can of DHS JTTF deep state Worms., the might want to just legalize automatic weapons instead of fufilling the discovery I ASK FOR.

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      Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 7:09pm

      Re: Thought For The Week

      What we need to do is get rid of airplanes. That's what they used to bring down the World Trade Center towers. Killed a lot more people than the guy with guns in the hotel.

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      Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 7:27pm

      Re: Thought For The Week

      We should not be brought to the brink of war by another nation and be held at gunpoint literally on their terms. Food for thought.

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        Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 7:33pm

        Re: Re: Thought For The Week

        America is a mighty nation with good people who have helped the rest of the world in Crisis. What the fuck has North Korea ever done for even one soul? We should never be threatened by a shitty fucking asshole like kimjong monkey puppet.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 6:19am

    dilly dilly

    Yes, thanks for making it easy to leave comments!

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Oct 2017 @ 10:36am

    Regarding the reference to TOG’s summary of events, to the best of my recollection there is no right under US law for a person in a foreign jurisdiction to challenge extradition from that jurisdiction to the US. That would be a matter of foreign law, and not domestic law.

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    Daydream, 9 Oct 2017 @ 3:38pm

    You know, it'd be hilarious if we could get a chain reaction going.

    Like, we get a Funny or Insightful comment of the week from this week, that references getting the Funniest/Insightful of the week before, which was referencing the week before, which et-cetera.

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