Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jun 2011 19:52 UTC
Internet & Networking Since it's weekend, let's start with some good news we can all be happy about. The United Nations has declared internet access a human right, and has called upon all nations to not instate any laws that have the power to cut people off the internet, with France and the UK being singled out because they passed three strikes laws.
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I want to ask Thom one thing
by twitterfire on Sat 4th Jun 2011 21:30 UTC
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Member since:
2008-09-11

Dear Thom, didn't UN say and emphasize the fact that every human being has the right of life?

Actually, according to UN, the right to live is the most basic right of every human being.

We in EU, cherish this right and we respect it.

I wonder how much the government of the USA respects this right.

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v RE: I want to ask Thom one thing
by Kasi on Sat 4th Jun 2011 21:44 in reply to "I want to ask Thom one thing"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

They probably don't, I mean.. death penalties, the assassination of osama bin laden.

The US is a pretty corrupt place, I wouldn't go there.


I'm a little confused how Kasi's post got modded down and this one didn't, it's very off-topic. Oh well, I'm American, but I'm honestly not really offended or surprised. So who cares.

Re: Obama catching Osama ;-) they "claim" he wouldn't go quietly, which is sad because I'm pretty politically apathetic, but even I would've preferred him being tried fairly in open court than a hostile standoff. Oh well, what can you do? I wasn't there, and it wasn't my call.

It's not really a corrupt place, the U.S. It's far from perfect, of course, but it's a very big place, and you won't get 300 million people agreeing on anything any time soon. You wouldn't visit? Well, I've never left! ;) That's more to do with money and habits and lack of need than anything else. There's plenty of places worth visiting here (Disney World, Grand Canyon, etc), so don't rule it out completely. It's not THAT bad, just to be fair. ;-)

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

They probably don't, I mean.. death penalties, the assassination of osama bin laden.

The US is a pretty corrupt place, I wouldn't go there.


Why not? You'd fit right in... or at least you'd fit right in with the stereotypical "ignant yanks" who hold moronic opinions of countries they've never been to.

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NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

Actually, according to UN, the right to live is the most basic right of every human being.

We in EU, cherish this right and we respect it.

Hahaha, oh wow! Good thing the EU is giving me what I deserve.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You do understand that Thom is Dutch, don't you?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'll be the first to admit that i am no big fan of the u.s but wtf???

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think he refers to the fact that some parts of the United States have not abolished death penalty, in opposition with the UN's position on the subject.

On the other hand, this right of life is very controversial matters with lots of fuzzy areas, so it's normal that some parts of the world have different positions on it.

As an example, I am against justice being able to pronounce death sentences and for mothers' right to abortion in the event of unwanted pregnancies, but I can understand why some people would say that being for both or none is more consistent.

Edited 2011-06-05 10:05 UTC

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the decline of the western world
by frajo on Mon 6th Jun 2011 06:05 in reply to "I want to ask Thom one thing"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Dear Thom, didn't UN say and emphasize the fact that every human being has the right of life?

Actually, according to UN, the right to live is the most basic right of every human being.

We in EU, cherish this right and we respect it.


Especially when bombing in Yugoslavia or Libya and shooting civilians in Afghanistan. And how do we regret all these collateral damages.

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Vinegar Joe Member since:
2006-08-16

We in EU, cherish this right and we respect it.

I wonder how much the government of the USA respects this right.


Every generation or so the USA has to send troops to fight and die for the human rights of Europeans. Something you should know since today is June 6.

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