And you can file this under, "I Told You So".
There is no myth about it. The Russians orchestrated attacks on our 2016 Presidential election. I don't know of anyone who was suggesting that the Russians stuffed ballots or hacked into voting machines and altered the outcome of the election (same as ProdigalSon said above).
That said, the Russian government did hack the DNC and denigrated Hillary Clinton (admittedly not hard to do), as well as release an untold number of fake news stories to hurt Clinton and support Trump.
I have to admit that I admire the Russian government's strategy and success. Their efforts did destabilize the U.S., whose citizens were already fairly polarized beforehand.
Hopefully someone is studying these attacks and developing countermeasures. What makes us think the Russian attacks are over?
What is your worst experience from a hotel stay?
A Super 8 in West Virginia. It was damp, musty, and reeked of stale cigarettes. I slept on the bedspread that night.
Sometimes I am not sure if Europe is lala land or just the reality check (counter balance) we need.....? Sweden far-right plans gay parade in mainly Muslim area
I for one appreciate the absurdity.
I think we in the U.S. should have a parade of people holding up drawings, paintings, and other depictions of Muhammad. Our right to free speech trumps their religious beliefs.
What do you think of the Chicago Tribunes idea of disolving Illinois?
I don't like the idea. Just look at how stupid Indiana would look on a map.
🤔 The majority of Americans seem to have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to news. Why is that? 🤔
I'd guess that's because we are constantly bombarded with information.
According to "Information Anxiety" (1989) by Richard Saul Wurman, a weekday edition of The New York Times contains more information than the average person in 17th-century England was likely to come across in a lifetime.
I've also heard that more information has been produced in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000!
I also think the news media tries to freak us out. The news media's mantra has long been, "if it bleeds, it leads".
What’s the worst thing about summer?
Humidity and having to avoid doing much outside between 10am and 5pm due to skin damage.
I'm one of those people who's face gets splotchy when exposed to sun light. Add a little UV radiation and all the dark melanocytes congregate in a few areas, and all the less dark ones congregate everywhere else. They're like little George Wallaces. Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!
There is something wrong with this baboon.
I'll say. I think he's missing a few vertebrae and ribs.
I have not. Have you?
Not yet. Perhaps you and I could do it together?
Moving in Stereo from the Cars always reminds me of Phoebe Cates. What songs remind you of a movie or cast member?
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Not a fan of this song but I do think of Back to the Future whenever I hear it.
According to 62% of Amirite, we are all created equal. (Click on Source for Sukies post)
I was just initially using a worse case scenario to try and simplify my argument.
My answer still stays no because I look at human rights at a global lever, they are not equal.
The rights afforded to humans varies, so I agree 100% with you there. I'm just thinking about "the way it should be".
Post a song about inner demons
So should the question be: "Are we all created with equal human rights?" Are we talking about the rights that our creator wants or wanted for us or that of our individual governments?
I still think the answer to the question, should be no.
I guess I'm talking about humanistic morality. I believe certain (inalienable) human rights should exist, regardless of whether there's a creator or what an individual government might say or do.
In your post explanation you seem to be focusing more on an individual's circumstances. Is that why you still think the answer should be 'no'? I ask because I'm thinking about ideals.
Do you take light lightly?
Those aliens are so stupid. Don't they know they should be broadcasting prime numbers.. like the aliens in "Contact"?
Were we created equal? When taken literally this is an obvious false statement. None of us is exactly like another.
To me though this is a question about about human rights. So the answer is that we are all different but equal. It shouldn't matter whether you're pope or pauper; white, black, yellow... it shouldn't matter.
**Were we created equal?**
Equal in the sense that we (should) all have the same rights. So different but equal.. at least that's the way the mythology goes.
Thanks for the information.
She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).
I'd be more impressed if she plucked a morsel off your shirt and ate it.
The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world; what could the government do to prevent such horrific deaths?
Perhaps women in the States should consider making the trek to Canada when giving birth.
They look in the mirror and think, “I will change my hair color”, “I’ll lose some weight”, “I will workout to change the way my body looks - bigger shoulders, smaller waist”, “I want a nose job”, or “**** job”. Someone looks in the mirror and says, “I will get a **** change”, suddenly a few people here are //horrified//, as if nobody has //any right// to decide how they look.
... or who they're "legally" allowed to love.
Until you start harming other people, it's nobody's business how you live your life. This should be understood.
Exactly my thinking too! If I'm not bothering you don't bother me.
Timely quotations label a person well read ... too many, label the parrot well trained.
I'm not sure how to answer. I've heard/read hundreds of quotes, but most of my recollections are only partial. That's why sometimes Google them.
Is your true sense of humor appropriate to your work place?
Too irreverent for my place of employment (and most other areas).
Spider Goats. Creepy or cool?
My only question is will these Goats further mutate generation after generation?
I believe some gene mutations are natural. That is, they happen as a result of environmental factors like exposure to the sun's radiation. So in my far-from-expert opinion.. I would say 'yes', but very slowly and most likely in insignificant ways.
Do you believe it is likely that there are scientific researchers out there who would be willing to end Human Existence, Just to see if they can?
It's possible, but I think it's more likely a scientist accidentally wipes out the human race rather than through an act of malice.
There are plenty of virus samples kept in labs under very strict security which have the potential to do this.It only needs one mad scientist.........
Or perhaps a series of unanticipated events.. I heard (on the radio) that scientists are studying the H7N9 virus to find out why it does not typically infect humans. They mentioned taking proteins from other, more virulent viruses and altering the H7N9 virus to study the result.
Because of that show I moved "a terrible virus" to the top of my "what might do in the human race" list.
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