"There used to be slavery in the States... I wonder if those guys had narrow, distorted, bigoted views of the world?"
By today's standards yes. For the time, the ones suffering from such problems were the ones that kept insisting in slavery when the rest of the world were already moving away from it and people actively rejected the practice at large. So in a word, yes.
"Let me tell you how much distortion and bigotry rule this land... no wait... I don't think you are able to understand this yet."
No need to tell me, I already live in a nation that is a hostage of its own slavery-driven past. The positive thing in the US is that the bigotry, the racism is pretty apparent. Here it's ingrained, rooted inside society to the point it takes effort to see it's here and it's worse than it appears. Actually, our Government is as bad as Trump's but we don't have nearly as much impact on the rest of the world as the US has.
This has been discussed already and it's really not like this. Between crony capitalism, misleading information, stupid electoral systems and outright fraud there are plenty of ways people don't really have control over the Government as a whole. Specially in larger countries.
"When you bow your head to another, you give them power over you."
Or when your head is forcibly moved into a bow motion. And sometimes if you resist it is broken to conclude the movement.
Trump is dangerous. He is basing his actions on his narrow, distorted, bigoted view of the world. When he says "will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public" he means it and he actually believes that police indiscriminately killing, profiling and harassing all mostly race oriented is actually all part of protecting the public. Because in his view the public is only composed by white, conservative, Christian people.
So, yeah, "The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong" and he is gonna end it. Too bad if some thousands need to be abused, beaten and possibly die in the process as long as his WASP friends are 'protected'.
In the end she'll be the one to choose amirite? So I'd argue she was very smart. The format may be silly but it probably quelled a lot of bad feelings and she still has all the autonomy to do as she pleases.
Just struck me but imagine if there wasn't CDA immunity to protect services such as PSN. And Sony is behind the copymorons trying to destroy these protections. Imagine their execs being arrested because they allowed CP into their network. Now tell them the same story and say it was in Google results to see how fast they call for executive heads.
This is another side of the same coin. When the first colonizers came they didn't think of natives or black ones as people. Maybe if they were in the (admittedly limited) level of evolution a good portion of humanity is now the history would have been different and we would have way more indians in the population.
By 1890 the genocide against the natives were already done basically. So, yes, one could say that immigration became a good thing but the colonization was terrible.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Isn't this the same executive order....
Which is amusing, I can just declare myself a persecuted christian while being full muslim inside. No seriously this is gold. I've seen people denying their religion for much less threatening stuff (like a street fight) so why wouldn't they lie en masse to escape from hell, no?
These people are just pure comedy. Trump would be as well if he didn't have so much power in his hands.
When the price surges, more drivers may be compelled to go to the streets easing the lack of proper offer and decreasing the wait time. So it's a reasonable tool to work with. More demand, more expensive. Seems like basic free market.
So, when things would get ugly and the price would surge, Uber decided NOT to allow it and to make it cheaper to those who wanted to go to the protests and to those who wanted to get the hell out of the boiling areas. It not only helped the cause but it also helped those that just wanted to get home. The former got to go to the protests spending the same of a regular ride and the latter could go home safely without spending tons. It's a win-win scenario.
Seems to me they lost money in the process. Why would they do it if not to help people?
Dude... Stop. Just stop. Read the damn thing again, go inform yourself. You've had over a decade already to become the Muslim-bomberman apocalypse already. But yeah, keep your head in the sand. We'll have 4 years of building hatred to show how bad Trump is.
Remember, some centuries ago the Catholics were the ones spreading terror.
It seems to me that Trump is the cornerstone of everything wrong with the US nowadays taken to a whole new level. And when that level of wrong meets power nothing good may come of it.
In the distant past his ancestors were the ones running, emigrating and then immigrating into a land that received them with open arms. Sadly, it seems he and his kin failed at evolving and are stuck in the Middle Ages.
I can only pray the world survives this piece of shit of human he is. No offense intended towards the shit but I can't find anything worse.
The MAFIAA has to secure funding. That fund depends on piracy having deep and widespread impact. Think like a business: if you have an event that can be catastrophic but the chances of it happening are effectively zero you won't spend money to prevent it. Neither if it's common but the impact is zero. Now if the perceived impact is big and the perceived frequency is high then you 'have' to do something.
They need to keep the illusion to keep the money flowing. Then they put their tinfoil hats, grab their e-lances and march towards the digital windmills. I don't know if it should be compared to Don Quixote de la Mancha because at the very least the windmills were real.