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  • May 23rd, 2017 @ 6:28pm


    "Again, Tim Cushing continues to criticize law enforcement based on nothing more but his short-sighted perspectives."

    Actually Tim was criticizing the police based on three examples that are described in the article that you clearly didn't read. And how exactly is that short sighted?

    "Here at Techdirt, criminals are regularly cheered when they use technology and red tape to mask their activities. Is it any surprise that the police would decide to take shortcuts after being thwarted and trolled at every turn?"

    First, can you actually provide any examples of this "cheering"? And second, it takes a massive leap of logic to conflate using technology and red tape to mask activities and the examples of police incompetence above. They have literally nothing to do with each other. Nobody was thwarted or trolled. But no I'm not surprised the police take illegal shortcuts, because that seems to be pretty typical these day.

    "Also, fuck you Leigh. I know you're going to hold this comment for moderation. Nobody is going to engage me in conversation, thanks to you."

    Allow me to engage you in conversation to point out what a whiny little snowflake you are. And note that for an actual conversation to occur you need to reply.

  • May 14th, 2017 @ 11:16pm


    So in your simplistic worldview blame can only be attributed to one party? Plenty of blame to go around here, and a big chunk of it goes to the NSA for the reasons clearly explained in the article.

  • May 11th, 2017 @ 5:40pm

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    I don't understand the ongoing confusion really. The term 'fake news' first appeared to accurately describe stories being posted that were completely fabricated with little to no basis in truth. Not partisan opinion pieces but events that simply didn't occur. Low-intellect morons are now using it to disparage stories they don't agree with or want to discredit for their own purposes, but they are wrong and the definition hasn't changed. Words still mean things. I hope...

  • May 9th, 2017 @ 6:12pm

    Re: Insulting and defaming is NOT "reporting", but it's just about the ONLY "kind of work [you've] done for almost twenty years".

    Insulting and defaming is NOT "reporting"...

    1. Nobody said this was "reporting", it's an opinion blog.
    2. Insults are perfectly legal.
    3. If it's true (and you know it is) it's not defamation.

    Three mistakes in only six words. Amazing.

    If you're so sure of your position... just go to trial!

    It's almost like you're deliberately trying to demonstrate your complete ignorance of the legal trial system. Nobody 'just goes to trail' if there's a chance of dismissal. Clown.

  • May 4th, 2017 @ 5:49pm

    Re: net neutrality

    "I am never surprised at how fast people give up their freedoms."

    Can you explain how rules that do nothing other than prevent companies from acting in anti-consumers ways is "people giving up their freedom".

    "Net Neutrality is in reality GOVERNMENT CONTROL of the net and the content."

    How does this braindead, anti-reality claim still get made? NN laws provide exactly zero control of either the internet or the content on it. They specifically restrict ISP behavior that would affect content delivery, but still not the actual net.

    You sound just like an industry sockpuppet. I hope you are getting paid to parrot this nonsense because if you're not it means you're just profoundly ignorant.

  • Apr 19th, 2017 @ 5:50pm

    Don't they keep telling us...

    If you've done nothing wrong you've got nothing to hide right?

  • Apr 19th, 2017 @ 3:12pm

    Re: Re: A few things needs to change...

    Given the level of intelligence and maturity on display here, I'm not sure they'd even know who Neil Armstrong is...

  • Apr 17th, 2017 @ 10:53pm

    Re: Crimes broadcast, propaganda, alt news

    "If a broadcast news company were to let a rape occur live the gubernment would be there with their pen and paper in minutes handing out fines... but because it's a website and the company doesn't consider itself a media company they should get a pass? Not in my book!"

    Your hypothetical is shot down by an example mentioned in this very article, the 1974 on-air suicide of news anchor Christine Chubbuck on live TV. Was the government "there with their pen and paper in minutes handing out fines"? No of course not, because nobody thought the station should be held responsible for something they could not practically prevent.

    You should stop reading your book and find some new ones.

  • Mar 31st, 2017 @ 4:44am

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    Asking you to back up your claims with verifiable facts is a pretty common part of debating in the real world. Odd you don't know that.

  • Mar 30th, 2017 @ 5:07pm

    Re: The idiot Trump Supporter

    "The more regulated the internet becomes, the more power that goes to the lobbyists and special interest."

    Your statement is complete nonsense, and this very example proves it. Here we have pro-consumer regulations being killed specifically in response to lobbyists and special interests. Somehow regulations designed to protect consumers from egregious corporate behavior are bad in your eyes. I'd love to hear to explain that.

    Not to mention that these regulations did not regulate the internet, they regulated companies. This very significant difference has been pointed out countless times but apparently some still can't figure it out.

  • Mar 29th, 2017 @ 5:47pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I love facts. Show us where she said "most modern handguns, shotguns and rifles" should be banned.

  • Mar 28th, 2017 @ 4:46pm

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    *"Yes, there are those that want most guns banned."*

    Of course there are, there are always people who want things banned outright. But that's not what I said.

    *"Hillary stated that automatic weapons (which are actually semi automatic) should be banned. That takes out most modern handguns, shotguns and rifles."*

    Stating blatant falsehoods is a really crappy way to attempt to make an argument.

  • Mar 27th, 2017 @ 7:53pm

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    "...the left has had the focus of eliminating guns in America..."

    Why does this BS claim get repeated over and over? There has been absolutely no significant, credible movement to "ban guns" ever. The issue has only ever been gun control to reduce the ridiculously high gun death rates in the US.

    "This creates an atmosphere of fear and distrust where Police see every gun as nothing but a threat to be handled with escalating anxiety and deadly force."

    So what about the many, many cases of police shootings where they were the only ones armed? These seem to greatly outnumber cases where police were genuinely in danger of being shot at. It seems police aren't afraid of guns, they're just afraid. That doesn't instill much confidence that they're picking the right people and training them properly.

    "More white people are killed by police than blacks, but guess where the race card goes?"

    Wow, that sounds willfully ignorant. More black people are killed by police per capita than whites by far. Blacks are grossly over-represented in police shooting statistics, which is the whole point of the BLM movement.

    "...the BLM movement is doing a terrible job and polarizing the issue in the worst possible way by making it clear that the only lives that matter are black lives and everyone else can just die for all they care."

    That's an absolutely gross misrepresentation with zero evidence to back it up, and I can only assume it comes from deep-seated racism that you just won't admit to.

  • Mar 24th, 2017 @ 8:51pm

    Re: Re: Bad or worse

    Could well be both. After all, deciding this is a good situation for a training exercise would indeed demonstrate extreme incompetence.

  • Mar 23rd, 2017 @ 4:42pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: War is Peace. Slavery is Freedom. Violation of Privacy are Protecting the Consumer

    "FCC made up these rules unilaterally out of thin air."

    What a meaningless complaint. Companies engage in anti-consumer behavior that everyone hates, FCC introduces rules to prevent that behavior. That's exactly what government regulations are supposed to do. The only people who would complain about this are those financially benefiting from abusing consumers, plus of course their paid shills and beholden politicians.

    "The proper way is to introduce legislation and put it to a vote by your elected representatives."

    Yes we know that's how'd you'd prefer it's done, because you know those reps have been sufficiently bought off to prevent anything happening. Could you be any more obvious?

  • Mar 16th, 2017 @ 12:20am

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    "I have worked on places thst shut diwn multiple times per day because the muslim workforce need to stop to pray."

    No you haven't.

  • Mar 16th, 2017 @ 12:18am

    Re: Re: Re:

    "Just because you all keep saying MUSLIM ban doesn't make it so."

    It's a Muslim ban because that's exactly what Trump said he was going to do and exactly what he's tried to do. I'm sure it was one of the reasons you voted for him, so you can't get all defensive about an accurate description now. You wanted it, so own it.

    "Their's that they've themselves screwed up and turn it into the hell holes that they are. Why bring their crap here?"

    Could you be any more ignorant about these people? They are fleeing that crap, why the hell would you think they want to bring it with them?

  • Mar 10th, 2017 @ 4:16pm


    "...why do black lives matter more than others?"

    The only people who have ever claimed that BLM means black lives matter more than others are racist white assholes who are offended that anyone dare threaten their perceived superiority over non-whites.

  • Mar 6th, 2017 @ 3:38pm

    Re: Hypocrisy stands in the way of solutions

    *"Don't make this about Trump only..."*

    If you're not going to acknowledge Techdirt's *long* history of criticizing both government and corporate surveillance, or even worse, claim it didn't happen, then you can just go piss off. We're all for having honest discussions on the topic, but your comment is predicated on a blatant falsehood. Ignorance or a lie? You tell us...

  • Mar 6th, 2017 @ 3:31pm

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    And apparently you're too stupid to know what cognitive dissonance actually is.

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