Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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RE: Bad or Worse
by vitae on Thu 12th Feb 2009 12:39 UTC in reply to "Bad or Worse"
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Bad US government spying on nations and individuals by using Backdoors etc

America is the only country that has spies?

Worse drug traffickers

You mean like Columbia?

child pornographers

You mean like Austria?

state sponsored terrorism

Like say Iran or Syria?

Worse the US imposing its will and corrupt un-elected governments on other countries against the will of their peoples


Is that some kind of veiled reference to Iraq where they just had elections?

Its difficult sometimes to tell the bad from the worse.


Yeah, especially if you think all the world's evil is centered in the U.S. and Cuba.

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RE[2]: Bad or Worse
by Gone fishing on Thu 12th Feb 2009 13:30 in reply to "RE: Bad or Worse"
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2006-02-22

America is the only country that has spies?


No and I'm not dividing the world into bad US and good the rest, I have real problems with the UK governments data collection, on it citizens, for example - in fact I rather envy US citizens for the constitution, so if you want US Bad UK worse.

You mean like Columbia?


No I was rather thinking of individuals and criminal gangs

You mean like Austria?


No I was rather thinking of individuals and criminal gangs

Like say Iran or Syria?


Possibly - Syria did harbour Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (Carlos the Jackal) but I was thinking Afghanistan under the Taliban or Libyan support for the IRA

Is that some kind of veiled reference to Iraq where they just had elections?


No I was thinking of Allende and the Pinochet coup, or possibly US support for Mobutu Sese Seko

Yeah, especially if you think all the world's evil is centered in the U.S. and Cuba


Again I'm not dividing the world between the baddies US and Cuba and the goodies the rest. I can think of much worse places than the US (a place I'd like to live and work in) and probably Cuba, one being a day or so North of where I live, in fact in terms of poverty, life expectancy and opportunity much of Africa would be worse.

Worse is common

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RE[2]: Bad or Worse
by Moulinneuf on Thu 12th Feb 2009 22:23 in reply to "RE: Bad or Worse"
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2005-07-06

This is my polite and short reply.

I never get why the US as to be #1 in the bad list for the US citizien to realize they have a huge problem , where as most sane country like CANADA would be in shock just to be on the list in the first place.

In the US your in the top 5 of most of the bad list people can come up with but since your not the #1 on those bad list it's not a real problem for you why ?

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RE[3]: Bad or Worse
by vitae on Fri 13th Feb 2009 06:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Bad or Worse"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

This is my polite and short reply.

I never get why the US as to be #1 in the bad list for the US citizien to realize they have a huge problem , where as most sane country like CANADA would be in shock just to be on the list in the first place.

In the US your in the top 5 of most of the bad list people can come up with but since your not the #1 on those bad list it's not a real problem for you why ?


You'll have to be more specific. Which lists are you referring to, and why do you assume it's not a problem?

For example, if you're talking about the crime rate, of course we're concerned about it.

Edited 2009-02-13 06:04 UTC

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