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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

PseudoCoder SEALs possibly found WMD evidence early in the war (376 comments)

I've been on a SEAL/SpecialOps book kick for the last few years and some of the operators that went into Iraq in the early days and were tasked with finding these WMD's on the front end do think they found evidence of developmental weapons programs in addition to the caches of already developed weapons. They basically conclude that stuff was being developed, and hurriedly dismantled and relocated, in country as well as likely to Syria. One of them goes as far as suggesting the only effect of the "diplomatic process" before the war was giving Hussein the time to hide the evidence. The NYT piece only alludes to the old chem weapons they used against Iran, but the SEALS seem to think the stuff they found was part of development programs that were active before the war.

I guess what's really news is how many chem weapons were still available and the extent to which the Pentagon went to keep it hush. As to why, I can only guess.

about two weeks ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

PseudoCoder Re:Next steps (252 comments)

I'm sure Lenin, Stalin, et al were working with the latest revs.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

PseudoCoder If that's an oil refinery, I'm a superhero (213 comments)

Maybe a local storage facility, but there ain't a damn thing there other than barrels to indicate that it's a refinery.

about two weeks ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

PseudoCoder Re:Next steps (252 comments)

Bingo. De-industrialization has been the goal of the Marxist movement since it became a movement. If you read Marx you'll see that he essentially advocates for an egalitarian agrarian society, because it is the only logical conclusion to the idea of ensuring equal distribution of the means of production. Once Dude A (by way of technological advance) has a better way of producing something than Dude B, you can no longer ensure "equality". In the Communist Manifesto he even laments the discovery of America because it created economic opportunities. How "progressive".

That's why the Eco movement are increasingly Marxist in ideology. I've heard them referred to as the watermelon movement; green on the outside, red on the inside.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

PseudoCoder The most transparent administration ever... (575 comments)

The most transparent administration ever wants YOU to be transparent FIRST, before its own transparency kicks in. They are dedicated to chipping away at the first, second, fourth, ninth and tenth amendments, instead of upholding them in accordance with their oath of office. That's half of the Bill of Rights that they treat as obstacles to exercising their power, instead of critical rights the people have charged them to protect.

about three weeks ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

PseudoCoder Re:Too big (201 comments)

Yeah. At least in the case of ENRON people went to jail (Andy Fastow, Jeff Skilling, Ken Lay) and at least one committed suicide before going to jail. Once you totally remove the line between corporations and government, there's no accountability whatsoever. There was still a line in the ENRON case. Not so much anymore, with all the bailouts.

about a month ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

PseudoCoder Re:Overkill? (478 comments)

You mean a Junior Varsity fruitfly that's killing thousands of people pretty much every where they go? It's more like a plague of locusts.

about a month ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

PseudoCoder Re:Why does business exist? (324 comments)

Yes. I like all those things. I don't like having to feed children I didn't have the pleasure of making (in addition to my own), and then told I'm not compassionate because I should feel sorry for them and their irresponsible parents. I don't like paying for contraceptives for people who want to have sex. If it's not for procreation, it's for recreation, and I don't go to work every day so you can exercise your crotch. I also don't like buying $800 hammers for contractors, or $800M tanks for dictators.

Again, if government stuck to those basic things you mentioned then we would have a better government. But you want to throw in the kitchen sink disguised as necessities because somehow that's more "progressive", when instead it's regressing back to the point where we serve the state that is supposed to be serving us.

about a month ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

PseudoCoder Why does business exist? (324 comments)

Fundamental question with what should be a simple answer. We pursue enterprise to benefit ourselves and profit. Not to serve as revenue generator to the state. The state is supposed to serve the people; not the other way around, but we keep coming around and forgetting the lessons of history and the basic nature of man.

If the state were not exceeding its mandate to serve the people, taxes would be acceptable and nobody would put that much effort into avoiding them because their result would continue to appeal to our interests. But there's never enough money for the state to be all the things it is promising to be, so the states are inventing structures for self-preservation of systems fundamentally doomed to fail.

about a month ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

PseudoCoder Mr. President, the 80's called... (848 comments)

They said you can borrow their foreign policy, free of charge. Just call them back when you're done with this round of golf.

about 2 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

PseudoCoder We've weaponized the IRS, whynot the terrorist DB? (256 comments)

Let's see who gets a FOIA request for their entry criteria and see what it takes to get into this DB. I've read of at least 2 stories (Army and FBI) where government sensitivity training is already classifying some conservatives or Christians as "extremist", somehow forgetting about the people with the black flag that have a stated goal of terminating all of us.

“It is in the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

—Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna

"...the Muslim’s real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded.”

—Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi

about 3 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

PseudoCoder Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

http://fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818.htm

That's the Hamas charter. It won't take long to get to the part in the preamble where it quotes Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna:

"Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors."

Also check out articles seven and thirteen for a brief but concise education on Hamas and their foundational beliefs regarding dealing with Israel.

Another choice quote from al-Banna:

“It is in the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

Let's try this one from Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi:

“...the Muslim’s real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded.”

Muslim Brotherhood's mission statement:

Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!

This may not clear up your hatred of the Jews, but it will at least help you deal with my "big lie".

Bonus round: This is the photo of the grand Mufti of Jerusalem meeting in with Hitler in 1941, in case you want to deny the Islam-Nazi connection too. You wanna guess what they were talking about?

http://www.lookingattheleft.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/_husseni-hitler.jpg

about 3 months ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

PseudoCoder Re:Mod parent DOWN (514 comments)

Perhaps he could even get a bunch of athletes and rappers to just read to kids.

That's assuming these athletes and rappers can even read. http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/...

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Confessions

PseudoCoder Re:Lost the "tech" in tech support (234 comments)

Good stuff! Just switched to Verizon FiOS, so Comcast is hopefully a thing of the past. I'll use this if I ever have to get on the phone with Verizon, but my previous experience with FiOS included 0 support calls.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Confessions

PseudoCoder Re:Lost the "tech" in tech support (234 comments)

I tried the Google DNS servers with no luck. At first I too thought it was the intermittent Win7 stuff coming out of hibernation because that was my use case, but my wife's iPad and our cell phones were also taking forever to load a page, mostly hanging at the very beginning of the request.

Anyway just cancelled Comcast yesterday and my pages load blissfully fast at 15Mbps as opposed to taking forever at 50Mbps.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Confessions

PseudoCoder Lost the "tech" in tech support (234 comments)

I can understand wanting to save money by putting tech script as the first line of tech support, but it gets a little tiring when want to skip to the advanced folks and still they want to stick to their script and ask me to reboot the modem as if I hadn't done that 3 times already. If it isn't low hanging fruit for the script readers it's not going to be a very successful or efficient support call.

Seems some DNS issue that isn't solved by reboot kept all of the devices in my network from getting reliable connections for about 10-15 minutes after starting to browse. I did some of the obvious stuff; reboot modem, try other DNS servers, etc. Doesn't matter now. Switched to FiOS and now pages load before I can blink.

about 3 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

PseudoCoder Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

The racist extermination war is currently being waged by Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, et al who actually, as a point of fact, have jihad and the extermination of the Jews in their charter. If Israel wanted to take over Gaza for oil they would have done it already, and they would not have pulled out all their settlements for the last peace "agreement" that always seem to only go one way.

about 3 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

PseudoCoder Re:I would (868 comments)

I seem to remember a loud guy with a short mustache who also categorized Jews as a separate sub-species. He was charismatic and passionate, but turned out to be a real cruel and vicious killer. That's not opinion; that's history.

about 3 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

PseudoCoder Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

The reason they haven't done it is simple; it's not their stated goal and it never has been. On the other hand, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood etc have jihad and extermination of the Jews in their charter.

And when they're done with the Jews they're coming after the rest of us infidels. Domination and subjugation is at the core of militant Islam. That's not islamophobia; it's history. Remember when that caliphate thingy was the kind of kooky stuff that kooky conspiracy theorists talked about and the brilliant intellects at CNN ridiculed? Wanna look at ISIS's little bit of handy work in Iraq and what they're calling themselves? (hint: it rhymes with aliphate)

about 3 months ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

PseudoCoder Impressive climb rate for a drone (310 comments)

One of the helo officers claims this thing went from 0-2000 ft in 2 seconds. I'll believe that out of a model rocket, or maybe a Diamond Dust with a tuned pipe, but not out of a quadcopter loaded down with a camera. This officer was likely exaggerating what he saw for effect.

about 3 months ago

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