How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe by JackRogers3 in europe

[–]Buck-Nasty 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Europe slices its own wrists with austerity meanwhile China plows ahead with it's massive well-planned state industrial policy. China is playing chess while EU leaders can't even figure out how to play checkers.

Group of Bikers by n00basaurusHAXX in ottawa

[–]Buck-Nasty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The good news is that they usually only kill themselves, accidents thin out the herd.

Israeli lawmaker: Palestinian teen Tamimi 'should have gotten a bullet, at least in the knee' by moltenmoose in worldnews

[–]Buck-Nasty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As if racist and violent comments from the far right that runs Israel are isolated. Israeli MKs have said far worse than this in the last few years.

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal by mvea in technology

[–]Buck-Nasty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mostly thanks to massive subsidies by the German and Chinese governments which have driven down prices and now allow us all to benefit.

What Will Happen After The Technological Singularity? - Ray Kurzweil by Mikhail-Bakunin in singularity

[–]Buck-Nasty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure it's from Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near movie, the acting/story is really, really terrible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XWXJDgbeP0

To the Sam Harris "community" by Alxander-Supertramp in samharris

[–]Buck-Nasty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In fact the USA ended all support for the rebels a while back after they saw that weapons were being sold or lost by rebel groups to more extremist groups.

The Obama admin and its allies support for Salafi jihadists was a deliberate policy, it was no accident.

What actually happened was that the US was fully aware even in 2012 that almost every weapon it was sending to Syria was ending up in the hands of the jihadists. The FSA routinely worked alongside al Nusra and gave or sold large amounts of their US supplied weapons to them. By 2013 the "moderate" FSA (which was never moderate) had collapsed and the majority of its fighters joined the Islamists or fled to Turkey.

After Defense Intelligence Agency's classified 2013 report assessed that the removal of the Syrian government would likely lead to country being run by disparate jihadi groups the Obama admin had a decision to make.

On the one hand continuing the arms smuggling into Syria would be handing the country to Salafi jihadists but on the other hand doing so might remove Syria as a Russian and Iranian ally.

The Obama admin against the advice of the joint chiefs decided that the gain of removing Assad was worth the cost of handing the country to jihadists.

This caused a massive conflict inside the admin and the joint chiefs eventually began deliberately undermining the admin's support for the jihadists. While one hand of the Obama admin was arming the jihadists the joint chiefs were sending US military intelligence through the Germans to the Syrian Army.

The Joint Chiefs believed that Assad should not be replaced by fundamentalists. The administration’s policy was contradictory. They wanted Assad to go but the opposition was dominated by extremists. So who was going to replace him? To say Assad’s got to go is fine, but if you follow that through – therefore anyone is better. It’s the “anybody else is better” issue that the JCS had with Obama’s policy.’ The Joint Chiefs felt that a direct challenge to Obama’s policy would have ‘had a zero chance of success’. So in the autumn of 2013 they decided to take steps against the extremists without going through political channels, by providing US intelligence to the militaries of other nations, on the understanding that it would be passed on to the Syrian army and used against the common enemy, Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State.

China’s children are its secret weapon in the global AI arms race | WIRED UK by TransPlanetInjection in singularity

[–]Buck-Nasty 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Patent and copyright monopolies are an insane block on progress, China is right to ignore them.

The US did literally the exact same thing to Europe,

We Were Pirates, Too Why America was the China of the 19th century.


Disagreeing With Krugman: Is China Stealing Knowledge?


China’s children are its secret weapon in the global AI arms race | WIRED UK by TransPlanetInjection in singularity

[–]Buck-Nasty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Quantum satellites,

China’s quantum satellite achieves ‘spooky action’ at record distance

"It's a huge, major achievement," says Thomas Jennewein, a physicist at the University of Waterloo in Canada. "They started with this bold idea and managed to do it."

'London faces summer of carnage amid spike in youth violence' by BurgerUSA in worldpolitics

[–]Buck-Nasty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is happens when you slash the police force and have no real consequences for crime.

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash by LanguineO in unitedkingdom

[–]Buck-Nasty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A stunning number of people die doing the Hajj each year.

Nabi Tajima, last surviving person born in the 19th century, dies at age 117 by pizza_gutts in worldnews

[–]Buck-Nasty 733 points734 points  (0 children)

Indefinitely if you can periodically remove the molecular damage sufficiently enough that it doesn't cascade into pathology. 20-30 years from now we may have the molecular toolkit to do this.

Boing Boing did a great podcast on the topic recently.

World Bank recommends that countries eliminate minimum wage, dismiss protective labor laws and allow employers to fire workers with no cause. by zakpreto in worldnews

[–]Buck-Nasty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

CNN (Left as FUCK)

How anyone could believe this is beyond me, it's one of the most pro-corporate channels on the planet. CNN has literally never seen a US war it didn't cheer-lead.

To the Sam Harris "community" by Alxander-Supertramp in samharris

[–]Buck-Nasty 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Obama's refusal to intervene in Syria

Obama massively intervened in Syria, his admin along with the UK, Saudis, Turks and Qataris funnelled in billions and billions in aid to the jihadists. The Saudis, Turks and Qataris directly supported ISIS and Al Nusra (al Qaeda in Syria) while the US directly armed and funded a whole host of groups such as Nour al-Din al-Zenki with the highest level weapons the CIA was smuggling into the country. One of Nour al-Din al-Zenkis favorite pastimes is beading prisoners, they are famous for beading a 12 year old boy, this photo was taken shortly before they beheaded the child, paid for by US tax dollars.

Russia propped up a despotic leader that destabilized an entire country.

The Syrian civil war would have ended in 2013 without the tens of thousands of foreign jihadists that were flowing in through Turkey with the aid of the Turkish intelligence service and without the billions in weapons.

~80% Syrians live in government areas and only ~16% choose to live with the foreign-backed jihadists.

lost 2349 LTC by danbel79 in litecoin

[–]Buck-Nasty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

About $10 million in crypto is stolen every day, it's the greatest hacker bonanza since the invention of the web.

Report: Gunfire and explosions have been reported outside the home of the Saudi King in Riyadh by OSINTElephant in worldnews

[–]Buck-Nasty 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You're leaving out his mass murder in Yemen and his massive support to ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Christian girl set alight for turning down Muslim man’s marriage proposal; Sialkot’s Rizwan Gujjar torched Asma using petrol after she refused to renounce her faith and marry him by Monteoas in worldnews

[–]Buck-Nasty 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Religion tells people to do all kinds of evil shit, the Bible says you should stone to death disobedient children and anyone who is caught working on the sabbath. The Bible talks about committing genocide ordered by god as a virtue.

"You must keep the Sabbath day, for it is a holy day for you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death" - God.

North Korea is conning Donald Trump yet again by scrotum_pot_pie in politics

[–]Buck-Nasty -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

Of course it's written by the neocon rat, Max Boot.