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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chripun
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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

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


Obviously? Seriously? Israeli Citizens are composed of Atheists, Christian, Muslim and Jewish Religious citizens. Israeli citizens are in no fashion Jews Only despite the far right ultra-extremist political party's in Apartheid Israel that attempts to paint the outside view that all Israeli citizens are 'Jewish'.

Jews only Roads, Schools, Laws, Parks and Community's fully exist in Apartheid Israel and they certainly go FAR into exposing the rather callous view of actually trampling on the non-Jewish Israeli Citizens, their rights as citizens as well as minority's such as the Bedouins.

What I find appalling is the Black African Jews attempting to migrate into Apartheid Israel are forced into the remote Ketziot Israeli Desert Prison, the largest immigration prison on Earth, nearly 100% filled with Black African's.

White Euro-New Age Jews are openly encouraged to migrate but Black African Jews are locked up in the remote Ketziot Desert Prison where God only knows what abuse and torture is heaped upon them. No wonder the ultra-extreme racist and bigoted Apartheid South Africa was Apartheid Israel's closest ally and friend.

But you state you are against 'this trend of trumping civic rights'. Really? Seriously? Anti-Zionists residing inside Apartheid Israel stand the direct possibility of being labelled and charged as a 'enemy of the State of Apartheid Israel'.

Simply attempting to stop a goose stepping IDF soldier pistol whipping some elderly Bedouin women could land you in a crowded Apartheid Israeli prison. I simply don't get the impression that you would raise up your arms and oppose or stop such an assault or abuse.

If you have the strength of character to stop a goose stepping IDF soldier or demand they cease in their routine beatings of the elderly Bedouin's, minority's and non-Jewish Israeli citizens, that's wonderful however 99.99% would leave Apartheid Israel rather than be labelled a enemy of the State for merely being ethical, moral and compassionate.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Can you actually substantiate any of this or is it just the nutball conspiracy theorist in you talking?

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roracle Member since:
2009-05-14

Obviously? Seriously? Israeli Citizens are composed of Atheists, Christian, Muslim and Jewish Religious citizens. Israeli citizens are in no fashion Jews Only despite the far right ultra-extremist political party's in Apartheid Israel that attempts to paint the outside view that all Israeli citizens are 'Jewish'.


It's usually only Jews who know Hebrew, and I doubt an atheist would even take the time to learn it. And you have to know Hebrew to live in Israel if I'm not mistaken, it's the national language.

This is the rhetoric we hear thoughout history. It's antisemitic to the core, and VERY rude in the modern day. "Jews are funny let's make fun of them!" "Let's make fun of their money!" "They are so greedy" "They must be to blame for the money problem!" "Kill the Jews!" THAT IS HOW THIS PROGRESSES...from the PROGRESSIVES! They call themselves "progressive" because they do everything they can to turn things into their way of being. "Molding the world to the hearts desire". That's such BS, it's OUR world, yet I've heard people say "Israel is just one big concentration camp ready to run them all into the ocean to drown." THAT IS SUCH BS!

Sorry, but I'm a son of Abraham and Seth...a son of Adam. I am not Christian nor am I Jewish, but I've done my share of reading, and 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. Just look around at all these "party hard" people who think they're just going to dance through life. They aren't dancing through anything, they're going around in circles of their own despair!

Your comments are proof of the evil in the world. You may not be evil yourself, but you think you're smart when all you are doing is perpetuating something that's been going on for thousands of years. The yellow star of David has been used THREE TIMES IN HISTORY NOW! How hard is this to comprehend?! I'm sorry, but I just get so offended at antisemitism. Grow some bawlz and stand for something.

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chripun Member since:
2008-08-25

Reply to ASmith:

Wow, how many times did your mother drop you as a child?

I do have to give you credit for creativity - I've heard many racist slurs but this is the first time someone trying to argue I'm NOT a Jew.

Thank you for educating sill ol' me about my own culture and country which you wouldn't know to tell the difference from the north pole on a map.

Indeed Israel must be the worst apartheid ever - those poor Arabs are forced to live in a democratic state where they can vote and be represented in the Parliament, they have a freedom of speech, freedom of religion, gender equality and all those unnatural inhumane civic rights. They are oppressed by the ability to get proper education and god forbid let women drive unlike their much happier brothers in neighboring Arab states such as Syria where they get the honor of being buried alive when they express an opinion that contradicts the regime.

You are right - we must be stopped!

Edited 2012-04-27 14:39 UTC

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