Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th May 2010 11:45 UTC
In the News Now this is a subject I've been tiptoeing around for a while now, not entirely sure what to do with it: the suicides at Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn. Instead of acting all morally smug and superior from my comfortable rural home in one of the richest countries in the world, I want to talk about two things journalists and bloggers should really stop focusing on when writing about this story: Apple, and the suicides. Wait, what?
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The Netherlands
by Jason Bourne on Wed 26th May 2010 18:05 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Tom, it's funny how you portraited yourself as a dutch citizen. This goes for many posts. I actually know that already. But as you know, all countries have issues. I'd like to see you writing about the well known drug issue and homossexuality liberation in your country. Please. Do not leave those subjects out of the door.

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RE: The Netherlands
by Stratoukos on Wed 26th May 2010 20:31 in reply to "The Netherlands"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

Yes Thom. Please do. Enough with this technology mumbo jumbo. If we can't even rely on OSNews to provide information about the drug landscape of Netherlands, where is the world going?

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RE: The Netherlands
by AlexandreAM on Wed 26th May 2010 21:18 in reply to "The Netherlands"
AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

Please excuse me, but, is homossexual liberation supposed to be an "issue" now? Or are you talking about something I'm not aware of?

I know pretty much nothing from Netherlands except that they're Not made of Ether (see, Nether... stupid joke...), so it just may have flown over my head.

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RE: The Netherlands
by kristoph on Wed 26th May 2010 22:09 in reply to "The Netherlands"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Umm, this is like OSNews, which admittedly has strayed from OS News but is it really necessary to go into socio-political topics totally unrelated to technology?

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RE: The Netherlands
by salseesgreenweirdos on Sat 29th May 2010 05:13 in reply to "The Netherlands"
salseesgreenweirdos Member since:
2010-03-09

This post isn't about criticizing a particular nation-state, not even the one that's so near and dear to your heart. It's calling attention to the ills of the system, though, and presents a real issue in its complexity. Easy answers may not be very forthcoming, and anyone more or less happy with the system it criticizes

Also, protip: Not everyone agrees with you about homosexuality and which controlled substances should be legal for personal consumption. Understanding this fact will enable you to engage in political discussions without making a fool of yourself.

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