Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Apr 2012 17:39 UTC
Google Well, this has been a very, very long time in the making. Google has finally unveiled its big Dropbox competitor: Google Drive. You start with 5GB for free, and you can go all the way to 1TB for $50 per month. This is a big deal for many (if you were to use rumouring as a gauge), but all I can think of is this: why on earth would you entrust your files to a company - any company - whose sole interest is extracting money from you, and who, to boot, is subject to crazy American laws?
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RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?
by blitze on Wed 25th Apr 2012 07:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Crazy American Laws?"
blitze
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2006-09-15

All that the good folk in USA need is to let their gov and money men know that they are sick of being robbed and playing empire.

Return service men from abroad, close down the god knows how many bases around the planet and allow others some self determination for a change. Gee, people might even like you for it and thank you.

Back on topic, no way would I personally utilise any form of cloud storage. Look after my own data and not hand it off to a 3rd party. Yes uploads on modern net connections are crappy, such is life. Not that I am concerned with my data privacy (yawn) but more so the act of Gov freezing access to it as they did recently to many legit users of MegaUpload.

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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by Dasher42 on Wed 25th Apr 2012 17:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
Dasher42 Member since:
2007-04-05

The small sliver of US Americans getting ridiculously rich off of the arms business wouldn't like giving up their lifestyle. You think the people who started wars to give Exxon and Haliburton a free ride will back off if asked nicely?

There's a substantial percentage of Americans who agree with you, but Occupy is the first time I've seen them really represented.

Just trying to get things righted, here, before there's nothing left to do but go ex-pat and be your new neighbor.

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RE[5]: Crazy American Laws?
by OMRebel on Wed 25th Apr 2012 17:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?"
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2005-11-14

The small sliver of US Americans getting ridiculously rich off of the arms business wouldn't like giving up their lifestyle. You think the people who started wars to give Exxon and Haliburton a free ride will back off if asked nicely?

There's a substantial percentage of Americans who agree with you, but Occupy is the first time I've seen them really represented.

Just trying to get things righted, here, before there's nothing left to do but go ex-pat and be your new neighbor.


Occupy is a poor attempt - people standing around (and getting paid to do so) while committing horrible acts of violence and assault (such as the reported rapes that have occurred) isn't what I'd call a good example of anything.

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RE[5]: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Wed 25th Apr 2012 18:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?"
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2009-05-14

There's a substantial percentage of Americans who agree with you, but Occupy is the first time I've seen them really represented.


Occupy is NOT representing us. We aren't nasty people, they're a union driven movement that's taking everyone else along for the ride. It's also global, if you didn't notice, not a grassroots movement. I'm just sick of the media making us look bad, and now OSnews is jumping on the bandwagon. I respect people's opinions, but I have no respect for people constantly attacking us via media outlets just because they BELIEVE things to be true, when they aren't.

Yes, every country has it's own issues, so please quit making us look like the jerks of the world. We went from "the last hope of mankind" to the butt of everyone's joke in less than two generations. How hard is it to see the difference between hope and false hope? Not too hard if you stop listening to the media. Of course, I've said to stop listening to the media way before the media told you to stop listening to the media. But of course the media only said it when Occupy was built up in November. Hmmm, coincidence that the signs on occupy and the media's message were the same? There goes individual thought. If I were in the media, I sure wouldn't tell people to turn off the news (which would be my bread and butter). It's nothing new for people to infiltrate media (look at Media Matters and how cozy they are with Occupy...that's because THEY STARTED IT! And Fox News is the liars right? Occupied Wall Street Journal: started by Jed Brandt (look that mofo up if you wanna see who's behind this as well, then follow the cookie crumbs to the facts).

All I'm saying is that when people get offended and they're lefties, there's this "oh you poor person let's rectify it by being mean to everyone who doesn't fit the bill" but when a right leaner or happy person comes along and says they're offended it turns into this "you shouldn't be offended bla bla bla" whatever. It gets old, and I'd just really appreciate it if Thom would PLEASE stop playing the game. We're tired of it. By "we're" I mean those of us who are sick of playing the liberal hate-game and would rather just be left alone. Calling our laws crazy is an invitation to ridicule from one like myself. We aren't the ones who gave into monarchs for thousands of years, yet we're the crazy ones...

Don't start none, won't be none.

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RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?
by jhodapp on Thu 26th Apr 2012 16:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Crazy American Laws?"
jhodapp Member since:
2009-11-24

All that the good folk in USA need is to let their gov and money men know that they are sick of being robbed and playing empire.

Return service men from abroad, close down the god knows how many bases around the planet and allow others some self determination for a change. Gee, people might even like you for it and thank you.

Back on topic, no way would I personally utilise any form of cloud storage. Look after my own data and not hand it off to a 3rd party. Yes uploads on modern net connections are crappy, such is life. Not that I am concerned with my data privacy (yawn) but more so the act of Gov freezing access to it as they did recently to many legit users of MegaUpload.


Oh my gosh, as an American citizen, I couldn't possibly agree any more with your first statement! I'm very sick and tired of this country spending trillions of USD for hundreds of thousands of troops abroad, all in the name of the general excuse of in the interest of "national security." The world is a changing place with many other nations able to fend for themselves without the US acting as the world police. We can't do it, can't afford it and morally shouldn't be doing it (IMO). I think there's a Republican candidate right now who's primary platform includes this: Ron Paul! Also, the Libertarian Party believes in this as well. Republicans and Democrats do not and balk at anybody who believes in this as someone who doesn't live in reality. Sigh.

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