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Comment Re:hmm (Score 1) 212

Aesthetics is a legitimate thing to have a preference on; I mean, let's be honest, that's the reason behind like 80% of Apple purchases. And obviously there are other features I like better about Android, particularly native filesystem access without having to install a kludgy app, and its integration with Google services.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 1) 435

That bloggger didn't remember well enough. He (and you) are missing intermediate posts about it that are linked in the Year of the Lie of 2013 post -- so there's no excuse for him missing it.

From politifact in 2009:

Now, close to a year later, we finally have detailed bills to examine. They closely mirror what Obama promised during the campaign.

But the plans also introduce new ways of regulating health insurance companies that will surely change the current health care system. That could prompt employers to change their health plans, and we find Obama's statement less clear-cut now than it once seemed.
(emphasis mine)

So apparently Don Surber was a lot less honest than Politifact. That's why I never believe right-wing online nuts "fact-checking" because they always -- ALWAYS -- either intentionally or unintentionally omit something important or misinterpret what is said.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 0) 435

First, "honesty" is something you want in a President, but it isn't the only quality. Secondly, in this election the 3rd party candidates are terrible. Gary Johnson just seems almost as unknowledgeable as Trump, as does Jill Stein. I considered third-party candidates -- and rejected them. I think a lot of people are the same.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 4, Informative) 435

"Note that the liberal media and Hillary are entirely ignoring the attack, probably because they know they bear some of the blame."

That, sir, is a lie, and you are a liar.

Comment Re: Trumps America (Score 3, Funny) 435

"There are at least a dozen current or former members of the domestic intelligence community who have died of "natural causes" or "accident" in the past three months."

You mean of a community made up of what is probably -- when you add together CIA, NSA, military intelligence and contractors -- tens of thousands of people, many of them old, "at least a dozen" have died in the past three months?

Comment Re:nice try (Score 1) 377

"Manhattan real estate has been among the most expensive in the nation for a century. A million in Manhattan even in the 70s was not like a million anywhere else."

A million in Manhattan in the 70's would go VERY far. Adjusting for inflation it would be over 4 million now, and the prices were much, MUCH lower then (EVEN accounting for inflation). Additionally, Trump was made president of his father's real estate company, which was worth hundreds of million dollars then (and would be worth over a billion now).

"The woman is such a parasite that she even enriched herself on the "charitable" funds that were supposed to re-build Haiti after an earthquake."

Total lie. Right-wing nutjob websites made that up, and you fell for it.

Comment Re:Brexit (Score 1) 377

I AM an attorney, who has actually done some work in terrorism-related law. The President was fully within his rights to release the funds under the law, and did so in order to effect foreign policy. He could have held the money frozen further, but he did not have the authority to just steal it, like you have argued. Your argument that he could have just taken the money and used it for America's own good is blatantly wrong.

Comment Re:ahem (Score 1) 377

"A million bucks would buy lots of real-estate in middle America, but for a dice-roll in Manhattan? Your DNC talking point only works on the stupid."

Like people stupid enough to think that Donald Trump's $1 million loan back in the 1970's would be like a million dollar loan in 2016? People stupid enough to not understand what 40 years of inflation and forever increasing real estate prices mean?

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