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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

Uberbah Re:Oh yes, we were (109 comments)

Note, I am about as liberal as they come. But I voted for Arnold

There are liberals, and then there are liberals.

yesterday
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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

Uberbah Brown is a right winger (109 comments)

Like Clinton, he gets a lot of hate from the right despite pushing a right wing agenda:

  1. College costs have doubled despite state budget moving back to black

    Killed single payer health care, which passed three times under Arnie
    Opposed a serious increase in the minimum wage
    Opposes marijuana legalization

And that's off the top of my head. I'm sure someone who lives there could come up with more stuff.

yesterday
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Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

Uberbah Re: Stallman would be proud (208 comments)

Why are those two always equated? Is MM a racist

Yes

I figured the response to this would have been partisan butthurt, just not something this lazy. How is MM a racist, etc.

So you agree with Rush that communists are the voice of the Left?

So you're a wingnut that wouldn't know a real leftist if he came up and slapped you in the face while singing Le IInternationale? Today's elected Democrats are to the right of today's Republican voters on just about any issue you can name.

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Uberbah Re:I still don't get this. (302 comments)

So it's thinner once the case is on, obviously. Compare a regular iPad (1/2/3/4) with an iPad Air, with cases on, and see if you don't notice the difference.

4 days ago
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Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

Uberbah Re: Stallman would be proud (208 comments)

That would be like thinking all liberals are like Michael Moore or all conservatives are like Rush Limbaugh.

Why are those two always equated? Is MM a racist hypocritical drug addicted hack that shills and lies for a living? No. You'd have to find some cokehead at Korean Central Television to someone on the left that's equivalent to Rush.

4 days ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Uberbah Non-response, cognitive dissonance edition (408 comments)

You're not reading my post....

That's just your problem - I am reading your post and responding to it.

No large tech company has gone beyond Apple

And the dissonance: so Apple is better than everybody else, yet Apple is the only company you're castigating for what every electronics company does: contract their manufacturing to Foxconn.

You're not responding to the problems with your argument.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:but really (590 comments)

We all agree that women are paid less, all studies show it.

Not if they're working the same positions with the same hours, they aren't.

about a week ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

Uberbah Re:stupid fear mongering (494 comments)

Your original complaint was that Scotland couldn't start off without it's "share" of debt, remember? That Scotland would still be tied 18 different ways at the hip to what remained of the UK? And - again - there's the fact that Scotland wouldn't end up as another Greece or Spain because they have most of the UK's natural resources, chiefly the oil-rich North Sea.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Did you even read the article?!? No, the claimed goal of "equal pay for equal work" is still not with us.

Did you??? The whole damn point was that the pay is the same - or even more - when you're actually looking for equal pay for equal work, instead of equal pay regardless of position or education or hours worked on the job.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Before getting to articles, did you read the first and second sentences in a three sentence post?

The classic "wage gap" complaint has always been based on ignoring the "hours worked" gap. Men work most overtime hours, whereas women hold most part time jobs.

If you're a woman, would you expect to earn more at a full-time job than a man working part-time? Of course you would.

If you're a woman, would you expect to earn more than a man if you work overtime while he works 9 to 5? Of course you would.

Of course, now you have your "wage gap", which in reality is a "work gap".

So, did you read just one paragraph and miss out the rest of the article?

Did you? It's comparing equal pay for equal work and education.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Your nonsense. (590 comments)

False. Completely false. Why do you persist in this nonsense?
Women, in the same career field as a man, almost always makes less.

Not if she's working the same hours and has the same experience, she's not. Men get paid more because they work more.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Evidence. The classic "wage gap" complaint has always been based on ignoring the "hours worked" gap. Men work most overtime hours, whereas women hold most part time jobs. So in reality, the claimed goal of "equal pay for equal work" has been with us for quite some time.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Even among childless women there is a significant discrepancy in salaries for similar jobs.

Indeed - they make more money than their male colleagues.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

skills-matched cohorts of male and female employees show a wage and career security discrepancy in favour of men in almost any study you care to mention

You mean an hours-worked discrepancy. Men put in the majority of overtime hours, and the vast majority of 60+ hour work weeks. The "76 cents on the dollar" canard is based on ignoring overtime and focusing on "skills" and "positions". If you're a woman, and you worked 10 hours more per week than a male colleague in the same position, you'd damn well expect to be paid more money as well.

but it conspicuously never flips around the other side

Another one gone
Another one gone
Another meme bites the dust

  • In 2008, single, childless women between ages 22 and 30 were earning more than their male counterparts in most U.S. cities, with incomes that were 8% greater on average, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data released Wednesday by Reach Advisors, a consumer-research firm in Slingerlands, N.Y.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

"Oh it's so unfair, that women don't have to register for the draft, in spite of the fact that volunteer female soldiers have been fighting for decades to even have the chance at front-line combat duties"

You realize you're swapping choice for responsibility, right? Lots of men chose to volunteer for the military before they were drafted, does that mean that millions weren't drafted into service?

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Uberbah Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

There's a difference between men who believe in men's rights, and the Men's Rights Movement. Unfortunately it's the latter who are allowed to control the issues.

And then there's the SJW's who troll the shit out of MRA's for shits and giggles. Ask anyone who calls themselves an MRA and they'll tell you that fairness in custody and divorce court are in his top three issues.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Uberbah Re:Points of interest. (475 comments)

No, you're doing it all wrong. What you need to do with facts that disagree with State Department propaganda is to lazily label them as conspriacy theories and call it a day.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Uberbah Re:When does the willfully ignorant racism stop? (475 comments)

No matter what the West does or does not do someone somewhere will find a way to blame us.

How is it not the fault of the West?

The people of the Middle East didn't ask Great Britain to bring it's imperialistic dick and draw up a dozen countries out of nothing after WWII, nor install monarchs to sell oil cheaply to British Petroleum while the citizens were left to fend for themselves.

The people of the Middle East didn't ask for the Palestinians to pay the price for Nazi war crimes by seizing land for the benefit of immigrants from Europe.

The people of the Middle East didn't ask England and America to violently overthrow the democracy of Iran after it dared lay claim to the benefits of oil production, and installed the brutal Shah who ruled for decades.

The people of the Middle East didn't ask the CIA to put their stooge, Saddam Hussein, in power in Iraq, nor launch an invasion of Iran.

The people of the Middle East ask for American support for every brutal dictator in the region, whether it be Egypt or Iraq or Iran or Saudi Arabia.

Hint: There were no drone attacks in Syria nor US support for the rebels when Assad's own people tried to rebel against him and he proceeded to gas them

Hint: there is no civil war in Syria, and Assad never ordered gas attacks.

Guns and fighters and money come from Assad's enemies, not Syria. And who is stupid enough to believe that Assad would order gas attacks the day weapon inspectors arrived in the country? Or why he would suddenly use them when his military was making gains against the opposition, instead of the year before when the Syrian government was losing ground?

This is as asinine as whining about what a mess indian and black communities were in 1900, and whining some more when someone mentions slavery or the Trail of Tears.

about a week ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Uberbah Re:I'll just let my sig do the talking (475 comments)

Defense spending HAS been cut back

Dressing up the end of the overt occupation of Iraq and reducing the occupation of Afghanistan as a cut for the benefit of the rubes does NOT make it one. The United States is still spending more than the rest of the planet combined and that's going to change any time soon.

severely

You're using that word, severely....

Then the United States wouldn't be trying it's hardest to renew a cold war with Russia at the same time it's continuing it's half dozen dirty wars throughout the ME east at the same time it's ramping up AFRICOM at the same time it's preparing for the third war on Iraq.

quit funding NATO

Then the Pentagon would lose the deflection that NATO provides. Libya isn't a war, it's a limited NATO operation with no boots on the ground!

ends up being the US warmongering the world

FTFY. Who's going to protect the world from the U.S.?

Its about time the US stopped paying for the defense of Europe, and let them pay their own way for that.

LOLz. You think the European share of of the Pentagon's ~1000 military bases around the world has anything to do with "defense"?

about a week ago

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