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[5]: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Wed 25th Apr 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Crazy American Laws?"
roracle
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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[6]: Crazy American Laws?
by Soulbender on Thu 26th Apr 2012 03:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy American Laws?"
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2005-08-18

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.


It's no-ones fault but your own. You've acted, and continue to act, like a jerk and a bully, meddling in everyone else's business all over the world so don't expect people not to be pissed at you.

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RE[6]: Crazy American Laws?
by jabbotts on Thu 26th Apr 2012 12:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy American Laws?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06


We went from "the last hope of mankind" to the butt of everyone's joke in less than two generations.


consider why this is.. what's your domestic and foreign policy been doing the last two generations?

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RE[7]: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Crazy American Laws?"
roracle Member since:
2009-05-14

When Jefferson sent ambassadors over to the Middle East and asked them "Why on Earth are you guys attacking our trade ships? We've done nothing to you!"

"Well," they replied, "our holy book commands us to..."

THAT is why we're over there. Get a grip on history.

"As long as this book (Quran) exists there will never be peace!" ~Winston Churchill.

Yeah, we haven't done anything new the past two generations. War over there has been going on since Biblical times (not Quranic times, as the Quran came waaaay later in history). So before you guys start acting like we're after false puppets, perhaps it would be wise to comprehend the games being played with us.

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RE[6]: Crazy American Laws?
by chripun on Thu 26th Apr 2012 19:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Crazy American Laws?"
chripun Member since:
2008-08-25

Yes, every country has it's own issues, BUT they are NOT pushed onto other nations.

The US has a policy of trying to be the champion of the world ("Playing Empire" as someone here put it). As long as this policy continues it will get praise for positive contributions and be blamed for negative contributions. Unfortunately the latter is the common case nowadays.
And yes, we (non US citizens) have the right to complain since we did NOT elect your government and don't want your policies being forced on us.

The smart thing to do here is not ridicule Europeans for their past mistakes (Monarchies and what not) but rather LEARN from them and NOT REPEAT those mistakes.

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