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  • Sep 24th, 2016 @ 2:44am

    Re:

    too bad there is no device to catch the super-predators on wall street...
    oh wait, there is, the SEC and (In)Justice Dept, only those machines are old and broken; nobody who is anybody wants to repair them so they function...

  • Sep 24th, 2016 @ 2:34am

    Re: Re:

    its called the stasi in old east germany; i think we call it 'community policing', here...
    i'm having difficulty seeing where we 'won' the war against fascism, seems like fascism 'won' from all available evidence...

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 @ 5:17pm

    Re:

    nunh-unh, 'cause you have a right to a 'fair and speedy trial', NOT the pre-trial, which is where all the action is...
    you do know that the way the laws have been both written and re-interpreted, the prosecuting attorneys have ALL the power to fuck you up, BEFORE the trial...
    you get hemmed in with charges and seizure of assets, etc, such that THE ONLY practical way out is to 'plead guilty' EVEN IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU METAPHYSICALLY DID NOT DO...
    such is both the power and abuse of their office...

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 @ 5:09pm

    a late-breaking update...

    ...Judge Beryl Howell was found dead today, in a place the judge was never known to frequent, their vehicle was still running, but the keys were thrown down the hill; investigators say the judge was apparently the victim of a robbery, though no articles or money were stolen. authorities said there was nothing at all suspicious about it, and, um, nobody needs to look into it or anything.
    turning to the weather, Ginny, are we wearing galoshes or sandals tomorrow ? yuk-yuk-yuk...

  • Sep 21st, 2016 @ 6:00am

    Re: wow

    @whatevs
    would you mind horribly if you could ask your wife to vigorously slap your idiot face ? ? ?
    'preciate it, thanks in advance...
    toodles

  • Sep 20th, 2016 @ 8:02pm

    Re:

    @ hutcheson-
    you, sir, make good sense succinctly and persuasively, thank you for your terrific summation...
    a truly free-thinking freeperson, nice...

  • Sep 20th, 2016 @ 3:40pm

    somewhat off-topic-ish...

    live in central florida, rural area, and had a first for me and those i talked to locally: at 3:45 am, got a call from county sheriff that there was an ongoing investigation (or something, don't remember the exact wording), and advised that all residents receiving that call should stay inside until further notification by another call, blah blah blah...

    started out with the *gronk*gronk* sound you get with amber alerts, the phone didn't ring; wife and i made sure of where the dogs were, locked a couple doors, and went back to sleep... we *assumed* the activity was pretty damn local -like within a half mile- if we were getting the message...
    nope, as it turns out after i talk to neighbors a couple miles away, their neighborhood got the calls, too... (different time stamps, by the way, earliest i could tell was 3:30 AM)
    thing was, we never got an 'all clear' call back... (i am guessing they got a fair ration of shit for the 'don't go outside, citizen' calls, and decided not to whack the hornet's nest again...)
    one neighbor says he told them not to bother calling, he can take care of himself... hmmm, he's got one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel... hmmmm...
    i called about 6:30 am, and they said, 'um, uh, yeah, we, um, forgot to call back...', but we're all done...' wtf ?

    hmmmm, felt more big brother-ish than public servant-ish...

    oh, when all was said and done, searching for some guy they found 15 miles NW of us... wtf ? ? ? HOW MANY people within a 15 mile radius (plus?) did they roust ? ? ?
    that encompasses a couple small towns and a number of large-ish subdivisions...

  • Sep 19th, 2016 @ 6:05pm

    Re:

    um, something not justifying something, or something i remember from aeons ago...
    the basic conundrum: good can not use eee-vil methods to attain good ends; eee-vil can use eee-vil methods to attain eee-vil ends...
    i would also remind various pearl-clutching kampers, freedom means people are free to make stupid, or tasteless, or ill-advised words and actions, otherwise they arent really free, are they ? ? ?

  • Sep 19th, 2016 @ 3:39pm

    how sad and maddening...

    ...that kafka's 'The Trial' becomes a how-to-guide for Empire's behavior...

  • Sep 19th, 2016 @ 10:56am

    Re: Ad Hominem, AD HOMINEM, AD FUCKING HOMINEM!

    THANK YOU !
    the first point you made is extremely important, in that The They often use flawed or troubled individuals (NOT saying so in snowdens case, just the opposite, which IS a problem for The They) to do the on-the-ground dirty work, such that if they did get found out or decide to go public, they can be easily discredited and dismissed by Empire...
    you know, a lone nut...

  • Sep 17th, 2016 @ 3:11am

    extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence...

    Re: "The EU and the US have perfectly decent court systems..."
    evidence proffered for the above statement ? ? ?

  • Sep 16th, 2016 @ 6:20am

    in case you don't know...

    whatevs is an abject authoritarian and pearl-clutcher...

  • Sep 16th, 2016 @ 4:15am

    used to respect boise state...

    ...they are a small school who has had a consistently good football team, even playing much bigger schools and winning more often than not...
    HOWEVER, i have ALWAYS thought:
    A. their field is FUGLY, per-i-odd...
    B. they have a tendency to wear all blue uniforms while playing there, and -to my mind- it provides a small advantage in that the all-blue players get 'lost' against the all-blue background... i think of it as crappy gamesmanship at the least, and cheating at the worst...
    (i think the same thing of tennis players: saw some players at US Open wearing optic green outfits; excuse me? isn't the ball optic green ? and you allow them to wear optic-green outfits where the ball might get 'lost' such that the opponent can't follow the flight easily ? ? ? no, that is wrong, too... i doubt they would allow an outfit which had a realistic images of tennis balls all over, shouldn't allow outfits the same colors as the balls, either... realizing that tennis outfits were traditionally white, and the balls were white back then, too...)

  • Sep 14th, 2016 @ 9:12pm

    (untitled comment)

    got back from seeing 'snowden' and chat afterwards w lead cast, stone and snowden... pretty cool, only a couple minor glitches on hookup (thought the enn ess ehh was better than that; *know* they are as eee-vil as that)...
    that guy ! that guy !
    what a great citizen, what a great guy...
    not only is my 'protest vote' of snowden/manning one of my proudest votes (did it in 2012, too), it is actually one of the BEST votes if i want to elect moral humans who are great patriots and love their country and fellow citizens...
    sure, ALL politicians make that claim; they ain't risked SHIT for it: THESE HEROES (manning, snowden, drake, binney, sterling, kiriakou, etc)risked EVERYTHING for OUR country, OUR rights, OUR duty to maintain a nation of laws, not of a few self-selected people...
    yeah, ANY ONE of those people, by virtue of standing up for the precept of an informed citizenry as a prerequisite for a functioning small-dee democracy, would be qualified to lead our nation...
    the candidates of the two faces of the one Korporate Money Party ?
    disgust...
    disgust is the only reaction i can have to these 'choices'...
    it is disgusting, we must demand better...

  • Sep 14th, 2016 @ 5:13am

    its lying scumsuckers all the way down...

    to top it off, they claim the DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE, as far as the interrogation tapes was no big deal, 'cause they had notes on it and shit...
    gee, you and i can get away w shit like that, right ???
    right ???
    scumbag traitor who destroyed the tapes 'on his own inititive' got fired, right ???
    right ???
    we live in a nation ruled by laws, not psychopaths, right ???
    right ? ? ?

  • Sep 13th, 2016 @ 3:35am

    Re:

    here's the thing, i realize you wrote that as a sick joke, but the sick joke is on us: it is all too literally true,
    the good get pilloried, the bad get dirty money...

    going to the wed preview screening with stone/snowden chat afterwards... *then* i'm going to march on washingtoon to free snowden and manning and brown and all the rest of the political prisoners in totally free amerika...

    okay, i'd like to *think* i have the balls to pick up my torch and pitchfork and march on washingtoon; but i won't, i will slink into my shit job the next day with stupid, clueless co-workers and authoritarian bosses, and i'm left wondering why the world sucks, then simultaneously realize it is because we are a nation of pampered, cowardly pussies which includes myself...

  • Sep 8th, 2016 @ 4:31pm

    Re: Drug Testing

    when i went through some background investigation/clearance bullshit to work on some gummint (theoretically) top-secret sites/jobs (which NEVER happened over the 4-5 years, we NEVER had to use the secret little faraday room with wiped computer, etc), just about EVERYONE selected for this work went to their boss, and said, 'um, uh, um, i might have, um, experimented, yeah, that's the ticket, experimented with some devil weed, um, a time or a thousand...'
    (valid experimentation requires many trials !)
    AND what, um, all these *other* people were told, was that as long as you admitted to _____ , and indicated it was past tense-ish, then it would not be a factor in being denied clearance... (i sure wasn't)
    now, this was NOT for a direct gummint job, or the feebs, just a subcontractor; but not sure if the same might not apply to a some extent in the USG at large...
    *kind of* the point is, if you have confessed or it is out in the open that you use(d) ______, then that supposedly inoculates you from being blackmailed by some nefarious third party who knows you use(d) _______...
    of course, that is presuming a valid interest in any person's drug use, which i don't believe there is (aside from a few obvious exceptions, like airline pilots; in that case, i want to make sure my pilots ARE on cocaine, so i know they will have the alertness that is paramount in flying !)...
    as a basic 'libertarian' belief: it is MY BODY, and I and I ALONE control it and what i want to put in it for whatever reasons i want, or no reason at all...
    IF that were so (which it isn't, The State controls my body), then essentially there would be no 'illegal' substances/drugs... oops, there goes the stigma of illegality, jail, etc... oops, there goes the reason for many moral scolds to live in order to make others suffer by legislating morality... oops, there goes the unemployability of millions... oops, there goes the black market which undergirds the banksters with laundering drug monies...
    ohhhhh...
    ohhhhh, *now* i get why The They (tm) don't want it legalized...
    huh...
    that makes perverted sense...
    The Bastards ! ! !

  • Sep 8th, 2016 @ 7:49am

    if not for SWMBO...

    ...i would dump ALL teevee satellite crap merely for the principle of the thing, despise Big Media soooooooo much...

  • Sep 7th, 2016 @ 1:38pm

    Re: Now scale this out to their other properties

    increasingly disappointed with the googs, m-in-law just had a situation where her gmail acct was hacked and taken over by someone, also got info to a bank acct... she could not get a hold of anyone in any way at googs to TRY and untangle the mess a d get the hacker locked out her acct...
    customer service, googs dont need no steenkin customer service...
    having seen and experienced googs abandoning some shiny toy they enticed you with to use their junk, and then had the rug pulled out from under you, i will NEVER trust them with anything...
    foad, googs, you have gone to the dark side...

  • Sep 6th, 2016 @ 9:53am

    Re:

    as you may know, most/all? states have people who supposedly test and certify the gas pumps, often with a little 'tamperproof' seal thingy on it...
    why couldn't the states certify the speeds, usage, etc stats of online providers to determine their accuracy and reliability ? ? ?
    i know i don't trust an ISP's speed test, unless/until i run it against 2-3 other online tests...

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