Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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@Background Pony #1D40
A whole lot of the US’s current nuclear arsenal uses Ada and BASIC to manage launch and targeting… And I really really doubt Russia’s arsenal is any more advanced. As for the warhead itself, it’s all just electronics.
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A Fox News reporter asked Biden if he would pardon Trump. Biden simply laughed and walked away.
I knew Dark Brandon could be savage AF but I didn’t wasn’t expecting him to pull a Chad move.
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Tucker Carlson got his house raided. By Fox News.
Turns out Tucker Carlson is a cheapass. That studio he’s been filming him show for the last few years in his home? It’s all Fox News’. Even the chair he sat on. Apparently they even paid for its construction in the fist place.
So when Tucker started threatening Fox News they just said screw it and took their stuff back.
So yeah, Tucker’s plans for starting a new show on Twitter has been set back quite a bit.
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He claims to be so smart he sees through all the lies, yet lack the foresight to realize that Fox News would want their stuff back if he started attacking them.
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In Vino Veritas
The shift leftward in Wisconsin was so abrupt that it caught pretty much the entire republican party their off guard. Driven by youth and female votes coming out in, and I quote, “numbers not seen before”. A few Republicans are actually growing a small bit of their brains back and realizing the reason.
Per Politico:
“We got our butts kicked,” Rohn Bishop, Bachleitner’s predecessor as chair of the Fond du Lac County GOP and, now, mayor of the small city of Waupun, told me. “What the Republican base demands and what independent voters will accept are growing further apart.”
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Worse, he’s now marketing it as a “solution” to autism and schizophrenia, among other neurodiverse conditions. In other words, he’s promoting digital lobotomies.
Being autistic is a big part of who I am, and I am NOT a problem to be solved or a disease to be cured. I’m with Lonewolf on this one, I’ll sooner die than get a Neuralink chip.
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@Wiimeiser
… I don’t know what you’re trying to say. The ‘president’ doesn’t outrank the FDA. And no, he couldn’t run for POTUS. It doesn’t matter how much power or money someone has. They’ve have to amend the constitution first.
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In Vino Veritas
It amuses me that Republicans are championing the restart of student loan payments and the resinding of unused covid spending.
Two things that were going to happen anyway that they had zero control over.
That’s the bullshit they were dragging us to a cliff for.
I’m ambivalent to the resinding of the IRS funds, I’ll let the bureaucrats parse that one out.
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The GQP is reportedly not happy that their cuts in the bill is anywhere near what they wanted. They are saying that they got outplayed by “a senile old man” and “a man who can’t even find his pants”. Which, if I may, is not the own they think it it.
Naturally the Freedom Caucus (re:the MAGA crazies) are already threatening McCarthy with a Vote of No Confidence to oust him. As I said, the real obstacle in this entire negotiation process is Qaren.
The bill comes to a vote tomorrow. A default is expected to happen as early as the 2nd or 5th. There really isn’t that much time left to pay off our debts.
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@Ciaran
No, I haven’t. I’m not from the US.
Vague suggestions that I might be wrong about something aren’t very useful. If I’m wrong about something, please correct me, so I stop being wrong.
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@Background Pony #1D40
Hardly on topic for this, or any other thread on the site. But your claims about how the military works internally, and how the Pentagon interfaces with the POTUS, suggest your info is mostly coming from TV shows.
For example, what TSP said, and for decades the “Launch Codes” you’re so fond of was “00000000”.
I’m not shitting you when I say I worked on network infrastructure in that world for 5 years at a fairly high level (GS-11), and the password on every single machine I ever used - in multiple countries - was one word: the name of a popular beer. And the admin password on every single router was “flip the DIP switch to PRIVILEGED” so all you had to remember was your seven-level screwdriver, the name of a beer, and you could get your job done.
So, if you had clearance, and the one and only tool you were expected to carry on your person to the grave - you could go anywhere you wanted on the planet where those installations existed, and the passwords, access methods, and codes were identical.
2LDR, you don’t need passwords if the building’s response to an unauthorized someone approaching the wrong door or machine is two 12-stone assholes who’s only concern is “how long until I can give someone a beating”. And just getting to the building means passing through the kinds of shit that would make Indiana Jones second guess his day.
Maybe read a Tom Clancy novel. He mostly got things right-ish.
In fact, in some ways his books are darned right.
Or, if you want to really second guess your ideas about how “safe” all the nukes are, read up on “dull-sword incidents”. Protip: they weren’t all accidents, and there’s been over 200 of them since 2000.
Honest to God, I almost typed the name of the beer. Because it’s impossible they’re still using the same password, right?
Right?
Yeah … they wouldn’t do that, would they?
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