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  1. Nice try but I think my analogy is much more accurate. Podesta having his email password as [email protected] is the internet version of leaving the keys in the car. Hillary using a private server for government business is also similar and very stupid as she would be a very high profile target. Her losing her phone so many times is just plain stupid also. It's so stupid that it's pretty much a certainty that her server was hacked. If you are going to be that stupid then it is like leaving your keys in your car. You can disagree if you want. I will just have to leave it at that and agree to disagree. Hillary is a corrupt slimy piece of shit and deserved to lose. Unfortunately Trump isn't much better.
  2. I think they would rather blame Russia then blame themselves or an insider ( which is pretty much the same thing ). Even if Russia did it, it's still their own fault for not securing their email. Especially Hillary since she didn't follow standard security protocol.
  3. Not quite, I stated my thoughts on this in my post before this one. Blaming Russia for their poor security choices is silly at best. Even if Russia did it. Which I find unlikely.
  4. Who do you blame for leaving the car keys in the car and it getting stolen? Insurance companies blame the owner. Hillary, DNC and Podesta all had very poor security for their emails. They only have themselves to blame. It makes far more sense to me that they are blaming Russia because they are a convenient target and politically they hate them. I think it's unlikely that Russia was behind it.
  5. Just because the US intelligence community chooses not to divulge its methods and technical capabilities to YOU, terrorists and hostile nations, doesn't mean no evidence exists. They do provide evidence to the relevant committees of both Senate and House, members of which have security clearances. Sometimes we just have to believe that even Republican congresspersons do their jobs. I don't think they have provided any evidence to anyone. Just because you THINK that doesn't make it true. Just because you say so doesn't make it true.
  6. Just because the US intelligence community chooses not to divulge its methods and technical capabilities to YOU, terrorists and hostile nations, doesn't mean no evidence exists. They do provide evidence to the relevant committees of both Senate and House, members of which have security clearances. Sometimes we just have to believe that even Republican congresspersons do their jobs. I don't think they have provided any evidence to anyone.
  7. Well logically the Republican party was torn apart by Trump. Many of them opposed Trump and still do. And many of them are more then happy to demonize and blame Russia. Both parties have a lot in common but everyone focuses on the few differences. I find it unlikely that Russia did the hacking. I think it's more likely an inside job for the DNC. Podesta's email was too easy and could have been done by anyone. Hillary was dumb ass for using her private email server which made it easy for competent hacker to hack. All of this blaming Russia is more because they hate Russia for the fiasco in Ukraine and the absolute mess that was created in Syria.
  8. Podesta's emails being hacked was his own fault for being a dumb ass and having such an easy password to guess that any teenage hacker wannabe could guess it. A brute force attack would have it cracked in seconds. Blaming the Russians for that is just shifting blame to anyone but themselves. Like I said this whole thing is just silly. It's just the Democrat's shifting blame and Russia is an easy target. They have been demonizing Russia for so long it just fits with their agenda. His password was [email protected] How stupid can you be to use a variation of the word 'password' and then blame the Russians!!!
  9. The Republicans are a slimy as the Democrats and many of them supported Hillary. Do you really trust politicians?
  10. The whole premise is laughable. The claim that Russia "swayed US election" by providing the US public with an inside look into the Hillary campaign by way of Podesta and DNC emails is just silly. No evidence has been provided to support this. All we have are claims by US Intelligence that have a long history of lying to the US public and politicians who have a vested interest in blaming Russia. Giving the US a more honest look at Hillary and her campaign is a good thing. She really needs to look in the mirror to find who to blame for her loss.
  11. An interesting analysis of the election. http://statisticalideas.blogspot.com/2016/12/popular-vote-besotted.html
  12. It's his effort to justify his irrational beliefs. The more irrational the beliefs the worse the justifications. Since there is no way of disproving leprechauns, atheism and agnosticism are also thought experiments. Works just as well!
  13. If God were to somehow exist it may say something about his sense of humor! I personally think it says more about the state of politics in the US.
  14. nope - the faithful are atheists, I believe this without qualification - you've convinced me. I shall go forth and proclaim it to all the nations Good Luck! I am sure they will enjoy that
  15. I am just enjoying the discussion. Whether or not you are playing devils advocate doesn't matter to me. I agree faith is not evidence but many of the "faithful" consider it to be so even though I agree it makes them hypocrites. But I can't call them atheists because they believe based on their own faulty logic and really bad evidence. Nor would they fit the definition of an atheist because the definition only speaks to what someone doesn't believe. I based my opinion of the previous poster being an atheist on the statements that were made.