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Canada_Goose

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  • October 31, 2014 at 3:25pm

    A glitchy computer is not evidence of hacking….

    But the larger problem with Attkisson’s story is that she doesn’t seem able to distinguish evidence of hacking from the kind of routine technical glitches that everyone suffers.

    Hacking often gets embellished for dramatic effect in the movies, but in the real world it rarely produce effects that are visible to a user. Hacking a computer usually doesn’t cause it to emit a “reeeeeeeeeee” sound, as Attkisson says two of her computers did. There’s no particular reason why having your home network hacked would cause your digital television to “spontaneously jitter, mute, and freeze-frame,” as she said happened to her. And there’s not much reason to think the extraneous cable she found attached to her FiOS box was placed there by a US intelligence agency. If the NSA did hack her laptop, they would be able to send back data over her normal internet connection, so it’s not clear what the point would be of adding an extra cable.

    http://www.vox.com/2014/10/28/7086325/sharyl-attkisson-laptop-hacking

  • [-2] October 31, 2014 at 10:15am

    For everyone talking about Mr. Reagan spinning in his grave at the current crop of “Rinos” , recall he raised non income tax rates 12 times:

    Temporary increase in the federal gas tax from 4 to 9 cents. (Highway Revenue Act of 1982)
    Cigarette tax (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985)
    Capital gains tax rate — as well as the corporate rate (Tax Reform Act of 1986.)
    Whole slew of tax increases too numerous to list (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982).

    Then there was the whole amnesty thing for illegal immigrants (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986) which provided amnesty for 3 million illegal immigrants, in return for increased border security and penalties for companies “knowingly” hiring illegal immigrants.

    And of course there was the classic “bus driver” quote:

    We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that have allowed some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share,” Reagan said in a speech to high school students. The loopholes “sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing,” he said, “while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. It’s time we stopped.”

    In today’s political environment even a modest GOP proposal for let’s say a cigarette tax increase in exchange for spending cuts would be met with immediate consternation and “RINO” labelling as well as an almost certain well funded Tea Party primary opponent.

  • October 30, 2014 at 5:24pm

    It appears that there is one thing that’s even lower than relations between US and Israeli leaders and that would be relations between Mr. Netanyahu and the Israeli left.

    As I’ve always said, there’s far more disagreement among Israelis on the Palestinian issue than among Israel and its western allies.

  • [1] October 25, 2014 at 6:45pm

    @DouglasAbbott

    So now conservatives are the final arbiters of what’s PC and what’s not PC?

    But I digress, you cannot possibly be that naive can you?

    These child actors have contempt and petulance in their eyes because that’s what the director told them he or she wanted. I guarantee that these girls don’t know anything about feminism, the pay gap, or date rape. A talent agency supplies the actors based on the parents and guardian comfort level with the material and that’s all. They willingly singed a waiver and took the job, if that is, they were lucky enough to be selected in the first place. (And of course got paid a hefty fee).

    @bryanhunter

    I actually have two very young boys and personally I don’t intend to sign them up with ad agencies. Many parents do and if you’ve ever seen the baby photo shoot scene from Bruno you’ll know many parents will go to shocking length to get any media exposure for their children (the scene was not staged).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_4ALl3uuI

    Again you can have a discussion about celebrity culture obsessed parents, but that has nothing to do with real child abuse/exploitation or feminism, the pay gap, or date rape in college.

    In reply to Canada_Goose's comment on the contribution Feminism Is Poison

  • [-4] October 25, 2014 at 12:45pm

    The Palins – eternal victims of media bias. Never mind that all the witnesses beside Bristol said she attacked the homeowner. Indeed, even Bristol’s younger sister Willow backed up these other witnesses’ account. She just said Bristol missed with her punches.

  • [4] October 25, 2014 at 12:20pm

    You PC humourless simpletons do realize that these are child actors reading from a script.
    Which is really no different than movies like A Christmas Story, Bad News Bears, The Goonies, or kick-Ass?

    Here a super-cut for your enjoyment.

    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/warm-your-heart-with-a-supercut-of-kids-swearing-in-mov-1609193260

    I realize you don’t agree with the politics of the message, and I have no issue with that. There has been a right wing anti-feminist movement in the US from the time when the Suffragettes first started fighting for the right to vote. But to turn this into some kind of contrived child exploitation/abuse issue is really desperate and pathetic.

    In reply to Canada_Goose's comment on the contribution Feminism Is Poison

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  • [11] October 24, 2014 at 4:09pm

    Calling this “Child exploitation” and labeling these children as “victims of child abuse” whose parents should be “exposed and shamed as the gutless, idiotic bullies they are” is a bit over the top.

    In fact it’s actually way over the top and is insulting to real victims of child abuse and exploitation all over the world.

    In reply to the contribution Feminism Is Poison

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  • October 24, 2014 at 10:39am

    You simpletons are both wrong.

    Einstein was a Zionist, although often critical of how Jewish settlers treated the Arabs. He was also very politically active.

    http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=14001

  • October 24, 2014 at 10:13am

    Great discoveries in science rarely come out of the blue and almost always build on the work of others.

    Putting aside Special Relativity and E-mc2, (assuming this is what you’re referring to), you still have Einstein’s papers on:

    The Photoelectric Effect (he won the Nobel Prize for this one).
    Brownian Motion
    General Relativity – actually explaining how gravity works

  • October 24, 2014 at 1:12am

    Typical loony right wing historic revisionism.

    Is this the David Barton version of Einstein’s history?

    Being a high profile Jew and holding a high post in a major Berlin university during Hitler’s rise to power there is no doubt that Einstein detested the Nazis. However his politics would be considered way left of center even by today’s standards.

    When Einstein applied for a US visa in 1932 to teach at Cal Tech, an extreme right-wing outfit called the Woman Patriot Corporation sent a 16-page letter to the State Department arguing that he should not be allowed into the country. According to this group, Einstein’s well known anti-war and internationalist views amounted to “direct affiliation with Communist and anarcho-communist organizations and groups…”

    This was only the beginning of Einstein’s’ FBI file. Mr. Hoover himself supplied the “Biographical Sketch” complete with lies and half-truths, including statements that Einstein “has been sponsoring the principal Communist causes in the United States” and that, “in Berlin, even in the political free and easy period of 1923 to 1929, the Einstein home was known as a Communist center and clearing house…”

    The infamous file grew to 1,800 pages and recently became available on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/179-6268760-8887069?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+FBI+and+Albert+Einstein

  • [25] October 23, 2014 at 5:20pm

    Surprisingly could not find Mozart on these charts.

    Einstein said that while Beethoven created his music, Mozart’s “was so pure that it seemed to have been ever-present in the universe, waiting to be discovered by the master.He was fascinated by Mozart and sensed an affinity between their creative processes

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  • October 23, 2014 at 9:51am

    Whose side are you two d**ch**gs on?

  • [7] October 22, 2014 at 12:38pm

    Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers has already been hailed a hero for allegedly stopping the assailant.

    “All the details are not in but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this,” Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun. “He did a great job and from what I know shot the gunman and he is now deceased.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/22/parliament-shooting-shots-national-war-memorial_n_6027912.html?utm_hp_ref=canada

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  • [-6] October 21, 2014 at 4:47pm

    Native American: As a Native American I feel insulted by that name.

    Redskin Fan: That doesn’t matter because the intent is to honor you.

    Native American: But the effect is that I am insulted.

    Redskin Fan: The effect is your problem as long as my intent is honorable.

    Native American: But if I tell you what the effect is, and you ignore it, doesn’t that undermine your intent?

    Redskin Fan: My intent to honor you is so strong that it crushes that effect, so I get what I want.

    Native American: That’s the type of reasoning I would expect in defense of a team in the NFL.

    Redskin Fan: I feel honored by that remark.

    Native American: That doesn’t matter because the intent of the remark was to insult you.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 9:12am

    @EyeDontThink

    That’s one messed-up post.
    Dude, you’re one shaky cat.

  • October 20, 2014 at 8:37pm

    You do realize Dudley Do-Right was created by an American. So I guess the bulbous chin is what American think mounties look like.

  • [-5] October 20, 2014 at 5:08pm

    There is a major problem with Mr. Howerton’s defense of Mr. Abbott, “Latino” is not a race.
    So Mr. Abbott’s marriage is not relevant to the argument.

    The term “Latino” refers to people of Latin American origin, and the countries of Latin America are multiracial and generally racially mixed.

    From Mexico to Patagonia you’ll find white people, black people and indigenous people, and all the possible combinations — not to mention many people of Asian and Middle Eastern backgrounds. More people of African descent live in Brazil than any country in the world, except Nigeria.

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  • [-2] October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm

    What has made Americans so fearful and stupid?
    So far there have been fewer confirmed Ebola case in the US than Rush Limbaugh’s had marriages.

  • [1] October 20, 2014 at 8:53am

    I don’t get your point. If Mr. Tarpishchev referred to them sisters then what’s the joke?

  • [-1] October 20, 2014 at 8:50am

    It’s not offensive by itself if you’re referring a certain American ethnic group as “the brothers” everyone pretty much knows what you’re talking about and it’s not really offensive, but Mr. Tarpishchev was referring to two particular black women.

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