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[7]: Crazy American Laws?
by roracle on Thu 26th Apr 2012 13:37 UTC 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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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

"book", that's an interesting word for "oil"

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roracle Member since:
2009-05-14

"book", that's an interesting word for "oil"



"interesting" that's an interesting word for "falcon".

Yeah, it's that kind of smart...

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RE[8]: Crazy American Laws?
by zima on Tue 1st May 2012 23:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Crazy American Laws?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh how quaint, we got ourselves a crusader here...

"Foreign policy" is a bit more encompassing than matters of the Middle East, BTW (but I understand how you might be blind to all else) - it includes also stuff like, say, Operation Condor or coup d'├ętat as a way to make "friends" - or maybe even http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrodollar_warfare and its background in general

~"The greatest" place which "made it obvious how to make expensive things affordable for everyone" ...well that's one way to call the present export of suffering, using "lesser" people in some places you don't care about. And crazily disproportional usage of resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Human_welfare_and_ecological_foot...

Oh well, we'll see... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Empire:_The_Breakdown_of_the...

But I'm sure you'll just continue this nationalist delusion of being #1 by default.
Not even the worst delusion... in other place you write

I'm convinced that the Bible is the truth. Not because it "tells me so" but because no other explanation makes sense as to the goodness in the world

while seemingly escaping from http://groups.google.com/group/net.religion/msg/30925fd2c9a20cbd? or http://groups.google.com/group/net.origins/browse_thread/thread/251...
(plus, apart from classic dystheism and gnosticism (too bad your Demiurge obviously proffered to brand gnostics as heretics and to suppress them... ;p ), another twist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltheism )

Edited 2012-05-02 00:19 UTC

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