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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Uberbah Re:The sad part is... (182 comments)

You made that right up. There is no such thing as a right to know.

Of course there is.

Democracies, by definition, exist by the consent of the governed. Secret laws and secret actions hidden from the eyes of the public, using the public's tax dollars, are completely anti-ethical for a democratic government.

13 hours ago
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Uberbah Re:The sad part is... (182 comments)

Terrorist groups have absolutely changed their behaviors and communications patterns to increase obfuscation and move attention away from their important operations.

Right, like when Snowden revealed how the USG was listening in on Al Qaeda conference calls.

Oh wait. That was the USG flippantly divulging state secrets to brag about their capabilities.

Authoritarian trolls need a new storyline when the USG did more to clue in Al Qaeda than anything Snowden or Manning did in your wildest dreams.

yesterday
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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Uberbah Re:The view from Recorded Future (182 comments)

Or they know you're a reflexive propagandist for all things corrupt, authoritarian, or neocon. It's what you do.

yesterday
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Uberbah Re:Too bad (431 comments)

That's odd. Tight economic binding seems to have worked for the United States of America.

That's dumb. Morso since you even say United States of America. Greece and Ireland are still separate, sovereign nations - California and Texas are not.

Good luck little bigots, you'll do well in Putin's Europe.

Good luck, neocon, in persuading them that it's raining and not western imperialists pissing on their heads. Putin didn't spend billions to overthrow the elected government of Ukraine - that would be you guys. Putin didn't set up his son to be a head honcho at an energy company after the illegal coup was a success.

yesterday
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:stupid fear mongering (489 comments)

Now you're just blathering incoherently. Independent means independent - independent militaries, health care systems, pension systems, etc. Not sliding into Korean-style totalitarianism.

yesterday
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Uberbah Re:Sanity... (497 comments)

Yea, I get it, the world has changed...

How so.

Northern Ireland

Peace deal. Not freed by fighting off the British Army.

Gaza

2,000 Gazan's dead vs 3 Israelis this summer. Not only is Gaza still occupied, but Israel has announced plans for mass land theft in not just Gaza but the West Bank as well.

Syria, etc...

Proxy war by Assad's enemies. There would be no war if foreign fighters, guns and money weren't being imported.

Now that we've gone over the metaphysical tangents, what do you think the difference would have been if the OWS and Ferguson protesters were armed, and attempted to stand their ground against state and federal police?

yesterday
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Uberbah Re:Sanity... (497 comments)

Ah hah. Ah ha hah. Em.

What difference do you suppose that would make? Would the DHS have said "aw shucks," and let OWS continue their protests if said protestors started packing? How about in Ferguson? More firearms just means more cops with more itchy trigger fingers.

2 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Uberbah Re:What's your suggestion for intelligence work? (497 comments)

so when US adversaries

The US is indisputably the biggest terrorist asshole shitbag on the face of the planet, so shouldn't your concern be for other governments trying to break the National Stazi Agency's codes?

2 days ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Uberbah Re:"unlike competitors" ??? (497 comments)

On iPhone, you can only trust Apple's word...

As opposed to having to trust the word and the code of the third party? Distinction without much of a difference, and that's before getting to the percentage of the Android user base that is both savvy and motivated enough to do this. As opposed to being the default option once you have a passcode on the device.

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:this issue transcends money (489 comments)

That's why nearly everywhere in Africa is a shining beacon of stability, freedom, and democracy despite having had decades of independence because it's all imperialism's fault.

Yeah. It is. Victim blaming is always BS, no matter who is the victimizer or who is the victim.

That's also why you support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, because imperialism is bad.

1) Russia hasn't invaded
2) Even if they did, it would be a million more times more justified than any American intervention you can name
3) Russia are the only ones fighting the illegal coup financed, planned and supported by....western imperialists!

Wait what? you make zero sense in all your arguments. As usual.

Because you're obviously a right wing troll so divorced from reality that you could jump off a ship and insist that water is dry.

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:stupid fear mongering (489 comments)

Ok, I get it. You don't know shit.

Snort. Says someone who doesn't know the meaning of the word "independence". Google it and try again.

2 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Uberbah Re:Still pretty affordable (388 comments)

then i would tell you that you are engaging in false equivalence, and likely vote repub.

Huh? Eric Holder started pushing for fines in place of prosecution for financial crimes when he was in the Clinton Administration, and proceeded to enact that policy as AG. Banks were allowed to steal millions in homes and trillions in wealth from Joe and Jane Shmoe, who covered the bank's losses with taxpayer-funded bailouts. You can't get your head much farther up the asses of the rich than that.

2 days ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Uberbah Re:Still pretty affordable (388 comments)

Why were they not in favor of propping up the auto industry?

Of course they were. No president or party was going to sit by and watch 3 million jobs disappear in a chain reaction if GM went under.

Was it because the auto industry employed people with low incomes and had unions?

The deal was easily something President Romney could have put together with some stooges from Bain Capital. GM was forced to declare bankruptcy before they could get bailout money, and a two-tier system of wages was set up for the workers, creating resentment and undermining the union. If that wasn't enough, liability was eliminated for lawsuits on pre-bailout cars - so the families of those killed by faulty ignition switches are left with whatever GM decides to give them.

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:stupid fear mongering (489 comments)

Leaving in a fit of pique is going to hurt the banks more the Scots. Does Lloyds really want all that Scottish oil drilled on someone else's credit or their own? Iceland has been able to get credit after they defaulted on debts, which an independent Scotland wont have (to start with, anyway).

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:this issue transcends money (489 comments)

Because Ireland did so well under the yoke of British Imperialism.

This is like saying someone MUST divorce their spouse because they can always just get back together.

Hardly. That some countries have done "poorly" after throwing off foreign rule is not a knock against independence. It's a knock against imperialism.

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:at least the nuclear weapons will be gone (489 comments)

While continuing to be protected by UK's nuclear deterrent, so the principle of the stance is somewhat compromised.

That's okay, they'll just get themselves some Tiger Stones, they're about as relevant as your concerns over nuclear deterrence.

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:This isn't scaremongering. (489 comments)

Hmm, citation vs empty tautology, which to choose....

2 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:Not going to be as rosy as the YES! campaign sa (489 comments)

No, I'm afraid you don't understand a few things. Firstly, Scotland's oil is small beer on the global stage. The North Sea produces ~1.5m bpd, OPEC alone is something like 30m.

Wait, what? Why are you comparing a single country's output to a dozen other countries combined? Any oil rich area can be hand waved away by that line of reasoning: Alaska, Kuwait, North Dakota, Louisiana....

3 days ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah horrible FUD (489 comments)

Who's going to reject Scotland, anyway? Scotland, like California, sends in more tax money than they get back, and they're sitting on huge oil reserves in the North Sea. Or are you afraid your family is going to lose it's feudal estate with it's captive population of serfs?

3 days ago

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