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[2]: "Crazy American laws"......
by chripun on Thu 26th Apr 2012 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: "Crazy American laws"......"
chripun
Member since:
2008-08-25

I'm appalled by your racist comment about the "Jewish Mafia" and the "Black President".

I can attest that, as an Israeli (and obviously a Jew), I'm against this trend of trumping civic rights. There is a huge outcry here against exactly these kinds of measures which the US government is trying (and unfortunately succeeding) pushing on us.
Our copyright law was recently changed for the worse due to US pressure and extortion - I'm sure you're well aware of the aid Israel receives from the US which can and is easily leveraged against us to adhere to US interests.

From my POV, US citizens must be stupid: you barely exercise your voting right - the voting percentage is embarrassingly low - and you keep electing the same people that turn your own constitution into toilet paper and you don't bother to do anything about it.

Just recently the FBI closed Megaupload and by doing so blocked many legitimate users from accessing their own legal content (e.g. many Hip-Hop artists were using it). Nobody did anything about this.
Had this happened in Israel i'm sure there would be government buildings on fire or at least the media & courts would crucify the people responsible.

Democracy isn't some fact of nature like gravity - it won't hold if nobody fights for it.

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roracle Member since:
2009-05-14

I can attest that, as an Israeli (and obviously a Jew), I'm against this trend of trumping civic rights.

Democracy isn't some fact of nature like gravity - it won't hold if nobody fights for it.


I couldn't agree more! The Civil Rights movement in the US was met with things like "affirmative action" which is THE most racist thing EVER! It pretty much says "blacks pay less because they don't have the means" which is TOTAL bull. I'm tired of flipping the bill for people who WON'T do what is necessary! Not really "paying less" so to speak, but they get breaks the rest of us don't. This whole "you must hire minorities" thing is crazy. As a gay man, I don't want special treatment, I just want the same opportunity to prove myself!

An example of contemporary civil rights: gay marriage movement. In the United States, WHO IS STOPPING YOU!? I've seen gays get married before it was even an issue. Oh, you WANT the gov't to know you're married? You WANT them to know you're gay or strait?

To be on topic, I'd trust a company with my data if their privacy policy was good. However, to have everyone mirror ones' files is probably the least secure thing ever! Got nothing to hide? Who cares?! I have a right to privacy, even if it's a silly story about a green glob of goo who can't seem to fit in with the other goo population because he's a glob and not a blob. When the individual is concerned, it doesn't matter what everyone else "believes" it matters what YOU hold dear to you.

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chripun Member since:
2008-08-25

"I can attest that, as an Israeli (and obviously a Jew), I'm against this trend of trumping civic rights.

Democracy isn't some fact of nature like gravity - it won't hold if nobody fights for it.


I couldn't agree more! The Civil Rights movement in the US was met with things like "affirmative action" which is THE most racist thing EVER! It pretty much says "blacks pay less because they don't have the means" which is TOTAL bull. I'm tired of flipping the bill for people who WON'T do what is necessary! Not really "paying less" so to speak, but they get breaks the rest of us don't. This whole "you must hire minorities" thing is crazy. As a gay man, I don't want special treatment, I just want the same opportunity to prove myself!

An example of contemporary civil rights: gay marriage movement. In the United States, WHO IS STOPPING YOU!? I've seen gays get married before it was even an issue. Oh, you WANT the gov't to know you're married? You WANT them to know you're gay or strait?

To be on topic, I'd trust a company with my data if their privacy policy was good. However, to have everyone mirror ones' files is probably the least secure thing ever! Got nothing to hide? Who cares?! I have a right to privacy, even if it's a silly story about a green glob of goo who can't seem to fit in with the other goo population because he's a glob and not a blob. When the individual is concerned, it doesn't matter what everyone else "believes" it matters what YOU hold dear to you.
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I agree with you that "affirmative action" is a horrible notion. In fact, this was scientifically proven!
There a study that compared "African-Americans" (E.g Black Americans which are the descendents of the slaves) with current immigrants from Africa (E.g Nigerians and such). The former lag behind significantly on all economic factors (employment rates, employment types, etc) whereas there is NO difference between e.g a Nigerian immigrant and a Polish one - both have a similar chance as a white American to land a good job (both salary wise and occupation type wise). The latter even produced a president - Barack Obama, the first elected black president isn't African-American as his father was born in Kenya.

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ASmith Member since:
2012-02-10

Reply to chripun's reply about being appalled about Jewish Mafia and Obama being a Black President'

I routinely encourage readers to study the utter corruption and impact of the Jewish Mafia in America, Europe, Africa and of course the 4 existing Jewish Mafia Don's residing inside tiny Apartheid Israel. Wikipeadia Jewish Mafia to help the readers connect to references on that vast network of utterly evil and soul-less corruption.

First off, Jew is not a Race, it is any race, gender that has converted to the Judaic Religion. The long vanished Hebrew Race disappeared by 400AD and the existing new-age Jews are not a single race and especially not a Semetic Race. The only existing Semitic Races on planet earth at this time are Arabic and Ethopian. And what current Apartheid State pray tell demonizes the Arabic Race of people on a daily basis? Anyone demonizing the Arabic people would accurately be anti-Semitic. Ironic isn't it.

I also noted in my original reply the irony of America's First Black President destroying the US Bill of Rights which Black American's have historically supported, marched, rioted and demonstrated to have enacted, all thrown under the bus by US President Obama signing the NDAA bill into LAW.

Yes Obama is Black which is probably a shock to you if you are as you said, 'Jewish' and other to Western nations citizens outside of America however what I found extremely ironic was President Obama signing into law the NDAA bill and what that law does to the long standing US Bill of Rights which has historically in America had a long standing positive effect on America's black population and minority's in America.

I realize other nations citizens wouldn't necessarily be aware of the long running linkage between the US Bill of Rights and Black Americans. I pointed that out along with the irony that America's first Black President signed the NDAA bill into law and in so doing destroyed the US Bill of Rights.

All explained and better now?

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