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Morons on the web
I think this wins the "most moronic thing I've read on the intarwebs"  (Not the main article... the comment titled "Entertaining post" p.s. please do not comment on that thread as the anonymous person will not know you have commented... but the owner of the journal will... and I would hate to have random strangers flaming an idiot in my journal because someone else had pointed them there.)

I was following links from theferrett's journal to why not to use MS Vista and stumbled upon chalain's alternate view.

The comments there are the usual mix of "my OS is better than yours" and "you're an idiot for thinking like that" but the "your reference to the CIA as "sinister" really disgusts me."?!?! That's a new one on me!

If it wasn't for the CIA, and people like them, you'd be answering to the King of Britain, slavery would still exist, and Europe would be a combination of Nazi and Communist.
Funny how the American government, for military purposes, invented the Internet and funded most of the development of computers.

The level of ignorance is astounding... part of me wants to think the person who wrote it is an incredibly brilliant troll with a mind like a razor... but the realist in me knows it's a moron who actually believes the whole world would fall apart if it wasn't for one of the American secret services... and that to question said secret service is to side with all the evils of the world.

...and a king of Britain?  If the CIA didn't exist dear old Lizzie wouldn't be queen?  I wonder if the person in question knows the reason half of Europe was communist could be attributed to America/Britain and Russia splitting up Europe in a "you can have this half and we'll have this half" after the second world war.

I also wonder what the CIA did to end slavery.  In America slavery was abolished in 1865.  (The first abolition of slavery would appear to be that of the Quakers almost 100 years before hand... Britain didn't get with the program until 1807)  According to the CIA website the CIA was founded in 1947.

Or is this misguided individual under the impression that slavery is no more?

And finally the golden chestnut - the Internet was invented by the US military.  The Internet as we know it today was not invented by a single person or even a single group of people... but a slow merging of idea from many parts of the globe.

Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: shocked shocked

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tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: December 19th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm embarrassed to be an American right now.

You and your damned king of England!

paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: December 19th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
One moron doesn't bring you all down my dear... I know more smart - not to mention beautiful ;) - Americans than I know stupid ones.

Long live King Elizabeth
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 19th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, dear heart, you only hear from the stupid Americans in the media today. It's such a downer.

You flirt.

tabby_of_doom From: tabby_of_doom Date: December 19th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
That last comment was from me, by the way.

Stoopid Merikan.
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