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Comment Re:Snowden also did something illegal (Score 1) 349

Two policemen have been injured in Chicago as a result of the Foval's group planned actions to provoke violent reaction. I don't know if that makes Foval's actions illegal, but in my eyes that makes the people who hired him sleazy. Also shows they don't believe they have a strong enough core message if they have to resort to such tactics.

Comment Re:Resonating with Americans (Score 1) 181

I think it is clear to Trump's base what kind of change he offers: a move towards nationalism, compared to Clinton's continuing globalism. What Bernie had in common with Trump is they are both nationalists -- American citizens come first, even if it may hurt some of our trading partners in other countries and ordinary people who work hard there. The details of the platform differ significantly but that is the same general direction. Nationalism means let's increase the relative buying power of those below the median, even at the cost of higher GDP. Globalism says the economy overall is most important even though lower levels of society have to absorb the costs.

I personally think that which one is better or worse depends on the time in history. In my opinion there was a time when globalism lead to significant growth and progress, but it appears it's time to reverse the cycle for several years to preserve and repair the societal structure. It's like how recessions are necessary in economy to clean up inefficiencies, otherwise the more you prolong it, the higher the price you pay.

Comment Re:In all honesty... (Score 1) 239

Washington Post, which is the left Breitbart only boring, is doing its work to expose Trump. It's only fair that Wikileaks is exposing Hillary. Besides I don't think there's anything to bash Trump with except sexual stuff and I'm sure he didn't write emails about it.

Strange, when you speak of evil I think of Hillary laughing at Gaddhafi's being impaled on the stake by the mob to which she delivered him.

Comment Re:Great example of Libtard disease (Score 1) 626

The Breitbart page is simply hosting the incriminating video. But OK how about Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politic.... FoxNews is in fact most decent coverage now, since they are not too keen on Trump. WashingtonPost is the left Breitbart, and CNBC et al aren't far.

Others news sites have picked it up too. In fact the two Democratic operatives recorded in the video have just resigned.

Submission + - Democrat Operatives Caused Violence at Trump Rallies, Framed Sanders Supporters (youtube.com) 15

Xenographic writes: A new video has come out detailing how Democratic operatives created violence at Trump rallies. You may remember that they then framed Sanders supporters for those protests. This video is notable because one of the operatives, Zulema Rodriguez, can be identified in videos of the Arizona protests at 17:35 in this independent video as well as at 10:30 in the first video link. Furthermore, you look at the FEC records of disbursements to her and see that she was paid by MoveOn.org. Finally, this again can be corroborated with the Wikileaks dump, specifically this email. For those too lazy to browse all the links, you can see Zulema's appearance in both videos in this image and note that it's the same person down to the tiny mole on her chest.

Comment Re:Great example of Libtard disease (Score 1) 626

Political violence that was paid for by Hillary's campaign and the DNC to provoke unrest also counts. Paying homeless and other desperate people to stay in a hotel and shower and shave to prepare them for making trouble in the waiting lines at Trump rallies. In the words of the organizer recorded on the video, not inside because then they are covered by the Secret Service but in the waiting line.


You may not like the source but the data is there for you to check.

Comment Re:I'm calling bullshit. (Score 1) 469

You're right. I instinctively see your view of anti-discrimination as over-protective and ideological. And if someone came and said anyone should be able to discriminate against black and disabled and not give them jobs if they don't want to, I'd consider that to be under-protective and harmful and also ideological. But who is to say that I am right and that you and that the other guy are not?

Ultimately though, there is no answer. We have democracy because we are unable to see the future, so we act on evidence we have or on a hunch if there's not enough evidence. For me, there is sufficient evidence that discrimination against the poor is harmful as it puts their existence in danger. At the same time, there's not enough evidence that discrimination against those who are in a relatively good life position (Asian programmers) is harmful for the society or puts there existence in danger. My hunch is that it isn't, in fact that such a move by the administration is harmful for the society, and so I'm choosing to vote against people who want to push such policies.

Comment Re:I'm calling bullshit. (Score 1) 469

It's actually the opposite, the only ground for going after lawbreakers in a world with limited resources is using a sense of what is productive and not using politics and ideology, the latter being what seems to be going on in this case. As you know there are too many laws and most of us are breaking several of them at any given time. If you drive 47mph in 45mph zone you are breaking the law. Should the cop who sees you pull you over and give you a ticket? It depends. If you are driving on a long stretch of road where there's nothing around, it would be silly to do so. If you are close to the residential area and there are large groups of pedestrians around and it's night and it just started raining, he should.

Comment Re:I'm calling bullshit. (Score 1) 469

So, you're saying that they're qualified, but Palantir doesn't want them. That sounds discriminatory to me.

Yep. Deal with it. The non-44% (again, !!!) of rejected Asian candidates may have been qualified on paper but a paper cannot capture all it takes to join a team. News flash, that kind of discrimination happens everywhere, every day. And their economic prospects were not hurt, they could get a job anywhere else. The laws are meant to prevent an individual's economic ruin, such as when a black person couldn't get a job anywhere, they are not put in place to protect someone's feelings that they can't always get what they want.

This administration's move is either trying to hurt this business for political points, or out of SJW-ing gone wrong, or both. Things have been taken too far and it's unlikely to be good for them in the coming elections.

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