Actually, the Intelligence Community wasn't convinced of Iraqi WMD, but Cheney and his posse of warmongers (Wolfowitz et al) pushed and demanded that conclusion. Put the blame where it actually belongs.
Regardless of who started it, a response is necessary at this point to prevent total anarchy. To just allow the Russians, or anyone, to continue to violate sensitive networks is ludicrous. And when you have the candidate from the GOP promising to lift the sanctions against the Russian oligarchs if they help him win the Presidency, the response needs to be thorough, swift, and brutal. And WikiLeaks? Assange is acting like a child, at this point. I've lost whatever respect I ever had for him (and I did respect him greatly). I don't think it too low for Assange to even doctor information, I can't trust what he "leaks" as being unaltered. His own personal agenda has become suspect.
Wanna know why we pirate? This is why we pirate. The cable and media empire are 100% responsible for creating a piracy environment. Much like the "war on drugs" and the DEA is responsible for that debacle. Let them (the cable industry) eat cake.
Hopefully, Marsha Blackburn is stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake (politically speaking) so her AT&T sucking will cease to be a plague upon Tennessee and the rest of the country. The AT&T jizz can be seen dripping from her maw every time she speaks publicly.
Just an example of why Uber/Lyft is needed in cities: recently a friend and I went to Las Vegas. At airport, my friend took a taxi to the hotel, cost was $65. I took Lyft to the same hotel, cost was $24. My driver was exceptional, very clean and nice car (a rather newish BMW 3 series). So, tell me who is "surge pricing"/cheating customers more?
Will we ever stop sucking at the teat of backward, oppressive, terrorist-funding beasts like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain? That's the real travesty of progressives, giving these assholes license to silence and torture and kill simply because progressives are such pussies. "Oh, we can't deny them their freedom to deny others freedom". Kiss my ass. Cut them off, don't give them a voice to be heard.
You can bet that many of the Facebook "moderators" are graduates of the Tumblr School of Social Justice Warriors. They're triggered by words like "it" or "them" and cannot see anything that doesn't remind them of that time someone looked at them. OMG looked at them!
I wrote my two senators (Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both Republican of course) about TPP and how it is a terrible deal for America and only benefits the few huge multinational corporations. They both responded with the exact same form letter telling me how wonderful TPP is and how it will help America get ahead of China. The exact same letter, from both. I wonder which lobbyist wrote it?
You've spouted the biggest load of bullshit I've read in weeks. And that's after reading transcripts of Trump speeches. If you cannot understand the concept of "free speech", please sod off, or go join Erdogan with the sheep.