Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jan 2010 00:27 UTC
Google So, I was about to go to bed when major news regarding Google and China hit my browser. Google has stated on its blog that after a number of attacks upon Google's servers, and attempted cracking of GMail accounts from Chinese human rights activists, the company is thinking of ceasing its operations in China. Google will, in any case, cease censoring search results on Google.cn.
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RE[8]: Interesting.......
by wfreund on Wed 13th Jan 2010 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Interesting......."
wfreund
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2009-08-17

Thank you for discovering "context."

That has no bearing on the OP's point. He meant, I'm sure, the perpetration of the act on someone "minding their own business" and in possession of "legally and morally acquired wealth" (i.e. they worked hard for it and didn't trample on others to get it).

Now, can you honestly suggest a system of morality whereby punching this person in the face and taking their wealth is acceptable?

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RE[9]: Interesting.......
by spiderman on Wed 13th Jan 2010 19:23 in reply to "RE[8]: Interesting......."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Thank you for discovering "context."

That has no bearing on the OP's point. He meant, I'm sure, the perpetration of the act on someone "minding their own business" and in possession of "legally and morally acquired wealth" (i.e. they worked hard for it and didn't trample on others to get it).

Now, can you honestly suggest a system of morality whereby punching this person in the face and taking their wealth is acceptable?

Such a situation does not exist. There is always a context. What is morally acquired wealth anyway? It all depends on your point of view. And yes, I can imagine a system where it is acceptable to take the wealth of the people and punch them if they resist.

Edited 2010-01-13 19:27 UTC

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