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Siemens, Nokia Helped Provide Iran's Censoring Tech

XavierItzmann Re:it's the kind of world we live in ! (280 comments)

You were wise to post anonimously. I got instantaneous retribution for merely stating a fact!

But since they are Europeans, they happily trade with the enemy.

You left off, "While smugly lecturing the US."

more than 5 years ago
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US Manned Space Flight Taking a Budget Hit

XavierItzmann Time for gubm't to step aside and let others lead (182 comments)

It is time for the government to step aside from manned space flight and let private enterprise lead, if there is a market.

If there is no market for manned space flight, then using your taxpayer dollars for it is simple misallocation and waste of resources. Ask the Soviets what the ultimate outcome of such State resource management is.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Our "Amazing" Science Fiction Future Fizzled

XavierItzmann Re:Greed (499 comments)

Wow.

To ignore that it was not murderous Mao who increased life expectancy in China, but the simple spread of Western-greed-invented technologies such as vaccines, antibiotics, motor engines, and fertilizers.

It is not what the genocidal regime introduced that is its crime; it is how it delayed its adoption.

more than 5 years ago
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North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test

XavierItzmann Re:UN scrambles their QRTT (573 comments)

The UN's QRTT is committed to delivering a letter with punch.

Hear that, North Korea, and tremble.

more than 5 years ago
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Database of All UK Children Launched

XavierItzmann Re:Entries for English children arrested for racis (296 comments)

Alright, then: what about Manchester's very own "The Salford Advertiser":

A police spokesperson confirmed that they had questioned Codie with regard to a Section Five Racial Public Order offence and that she had been kept in a juvenile unit, not a police cell. "The unit is not particularly threatening, it has picture windows and comfy furniture and she would have been checked on regularly by trained staff. "She was definitely not locked up for over six hours."

http://www.salfordadvertiser.co.uk/news/s/518644_mums_anger_over_daughters_arrest

You know, one might call it the Four Seasons or the Shangri-Lah, but if one is there arrested, deprived of freedom, fingerprinted, DNAd and now apparently on a "children" database accessible to only 390,000 people, perhaps one can insist on calling it a "cell".

more than 5 years ago
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Database of All UK Children Launched

XavierItzmann Re:Entries for English children arrested for racis (296 comments)

The BBC reports:

[..] A complaint was made and she was taken to a police station.

[...] her fingerprints and DNA samples were taken and she was put in a cell.

[...] Greater Manchester Police said it took hate crime reports very seriously and its treatment of the teenager was in line with normal procedure.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/6047514.stm

more than 5 years ago
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Database of All UK Children Launched

XavierItzmann Entries for English children arrested for racism (296 comments)

So, will they include in the database the 14-yr old Greater Manchester girl arrested for telling her teacher "can I change groups because I can't understand them?"

The others where speaking Urdu and the the assignment was "discuss."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-410150/Schoolgirl-arrested-refusing-study-non-English-pupils.html

I'd like to see the database entry for the arrested girl.

more than 5 years ago
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Next-Gen Nuclear Power Plant Breaks Ground In China

XavierItzmann Re:Wind power costs the same, with no nasty cleanu (426 comments)

I don't think he is being sarcastic.

Luddites, by their very nature, are starry-eyed naifs. Just look at his comment about jobs, as if jobs were cost-free.

more than 5 years ago
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UK To Train Pro-West Islamic Groups To Game Google

XavierItzmann How to get free government PR for your religion (469 comments)

So, when will a 200-strong unit UK government office flood the internet with 'positive' interpretations of Buddhism?

After all, don't we want young Buddhists to be much less likely to be directed to extremist material online?

Oh, sorry, forgot the UK government only sponsors your religion when you are violent. If you are peaceful, you are on your own. Do your own damn PR!

"it wants to 'flood the internet' with 'positive' interpretations of Islam and plans to train government-approved groups in search engine optimization techniques"

more than 5 years ago
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CFLs Causing Utility Woes

XavierItzmann Re:Still... (859 comments)

you are still saving more than 50%

You deceive yourself. Regulated utilities in the US will eventually pass any cost increases to consumers. As the utility has to generate 100% more power than marked on your bulb, your rates will go up proportionally on your bill.

more than 5 years ago
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House Dems Turn Out the Lights On the GOP

XavierItzmann Re:That's not all! (1143 comments)

Not bringing up votes on bills that the Speaker doesn't like is very standard practice and has gone on for decades.

Yes, but the Republicans know that the people are tired of high oil prices and the Republicans want Congress to stop prohibiting oil exploration in most of our seas.

more than 6 years ago

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Fraudster admits to deception in Heartland case

XavierItzmann XavierItzmann writes  |  more than 2 years ago

XavierItzmann (687234) writes "Turns out that the fake Heartland Institute "Strategy Paper" has been circulated by Peter Gleick, director and founder of the Pacific Institute, in what Andy Revkin of the NYT calls "an act that leaves his reputation in ruins and threatens to undercut the cause he spent so much time pursuing.""
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Obama asks feds to stop damaging ad

XavierItzmann XavierItzmann writes  |  about 6 years ago

XavierItzmann (687234) writes "A commercial that points out certain unflattering associates of Barack Obama gets aired.

Obama's campaign calls for the Department of Justice to investigate who is sponsoring the ad as well as anyone who might be associated to it. Also, Obama's campaign has sent the stations running the ad a letter reminding them of "your station's obligations under Federal Communications Commission regulations."

Is censorship and intimidation the change we've been waiting for?"

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