That's funny, because i was thinking the exact same thing about you just now. I mean, since basically everything you said was an attack against a single target, it's pretty obvious you think there are some bad guys and you know who they are.You certainly have little to no knowledge about geopolitics since you think in terms of "the good guys and the bad guys".
Nobody's perfect, and everyone has made mistakes. Particularly if you go back just 50 years, you can drag anybody's name into the mud.
Err, where in the world did you ever get that idea? I'm pretty sure the people who did that would acknowledge it was one of the worst things they ever did. Anyway, like they say - one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. It's all relative.How about Clinton acknowledging creating/funding Al-Qaeda? When the USA creates a terrorist group it's ok?
How come people always respond to criticism of something they like with criticism of things that happened way before they were even born?And speaking of history - slavery and racism is the history of the USA, and of course genocide - it killed all the indians and those who survived are put in concentration camps - reservations. How about Britain waging war with China to sell drugs "the opium wars"?
Probably because fewer farmers were getting their heads cut off by the Taliban, and poppy is the most lucrative thing they can grow. Wait, i thought the US was supposed to be the bad guys in Afghanistan, that can't be right. Ok, maybe it's because the US secretly decided to start selling drugs there to addict everyone in the middle east. That makes sense, right?How come since the USA invaded Afghanistan heroin production skyrocketed to 90% of world's supply?
Do you really believe China isn't close to any places like that? They're huge in Africa, like the US is in the middle east. For the same reasons, too - it's all about natural resources.How about being friends with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (big USA military base) where it's ok to stone someone to death or cut the head off with the sword?
That's a complicated subject, but it's always argued that the atom bombs ended up saving lives, because the alternative would have been a full scale land invasion where millions of Japanese would have suffered and died. Instead, the bombs made it clear immediately how hopeless things were and led to a quicker surrender. But obviously, any kind of mass death like that isn't something that people approve of these days. Back then, though, bombing civilians was pretty much acceptable behaviour. Everyone did it in WW2, from Britain, France, to Germany, Japan, and everyone else who had planes and bombs.The USA is also the only country who parched hundreds of thousands of people (Japan) with atom bombs
but I am personnally not and very happy to work with a framework like Qt that abstracts everything for every platform.Code:#ifdef WIN32 ...windows socket code #endif #ifdef LINUX ...linux socket code #endif
It's like someone baked an elaborate cake, and then spilled motor oil on it. At that point, do you care if the cake had to much baking powder?
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Now to address the geopolitics issue - when I say something about the USA or China I don't mean the people since the masses are never well informed and critically thinking so most of them follow whatever they're indoctrinated with, if they're told cavemen from Afghanistan are a threat to the USA they're like "alright, whatever it takes". The biggest mass killer in the world is the USA for now ("USA" not to be confused with the USA people, 90% of them don't even know where is Afghanistan, again, as stupid as the masses in other countries), when/if some other country becomes the strongest one - it will start being the biggest bully and biggest hypocrite and most of its people won't know that either, that's the law of geopolitics - the government forming the opinion and social consent is a critical task to be able wage such a foreign policy, which means when/if China becomes No1 in the world its masses will be indoctrinated with excuses of why it's ok to invade other countries etc.
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I agree, however, that democracy has nothing to do with the way the nation behaves, since it's just the way they decide how to behave, not the decision itself.
On the phone, I hope ANY phone running Wayland comes eventually to my country. I might as well give a rest to my old Nokia 1100.
I don't know what the hell this phone can do (that a dozen other phones don't do) that is more important to you than comfort. Maybe you could explain it to me with your superb problem solving skills.