China Says Microsoft Violates IP With Windows, Bar (in Off-topic)
Not really much of a loss considering 90%+ of windows copies in China are pirated.
November 20 2009 3:31 PM EST
No surprise there.
With the lack of respect we now have abroad, other countries are not scared of the big, bad US anymore and are flexing their muscles.
Back to the Carter years!!!
November 20 2009 3:43 PM EST
"Back to the Carter years!!!"
I am reminded of a post I make on the Kanye West thread where you called me out for dragging politics into it. Thank you for doing the same here.
And on another note, what the heck did that have to do with anything?
November 20 2009 3:49 PM EST
Unfortunately this has everything to do with politics.
Did you read the article? And been keeping up with our President's recent trip to China.
China is now starting to gain a voice, a loud one. And the US will do nothing to stop it due to their now pacificist ideology.
November 20 2009 3:56 PM EST
"And the US will do nothing to stop it due to their now pacificist ideology."
We're currently at war
November 20 2009 3:57 PM EST
"We're currently at war "
That very much depends on whom you ask. Atty General Holder seems to believe not.
November 20 2009 3:58 PM EST
November 20 2009 4:04 PM EST
... My head hurts after reading that...
And OB your portrait is hilarious. Love it
November 20 2009 4:58 PM EST
"Did you read the article?"
Yes. It is about copyright enforcement.
Only you could use this as an excuse to go bashing liberals again.
November 20 2009 5:16 PM EST
"China is now starting to gain a voice, a loud one."
Just now? Where the heck have you been? China has been an economic force to be reckoned with for well over a decade now.
And I'm not sure what type of war you would have us enter into in order to better compete with China, economically. Should we nuke them? Apply tariffs? Disallow goods from their country?
"Might" (as you are stating, anyway) has absolutely nothing to do with it, so I'm afraid LB called you out pretty much dead-on on this one. Complete flame-bait. On Slashdot you'd be moderated so far down that the admins could barely see you.
November 20 2009 5:20 PM EST
How better to explain.
Till now, China has been less vocal about these type activities. Vocal is the key point now.
Now, with a weak administration, they are getting more vocal in their tude. Not saying we should "nuke them".
And I could care less about Slashsomethingorother.
November 20 2009 5:27 PM EST
"Now, with a weak administration, they are getting more vocal in their tude."
Sounds to me like this is a reaction to us being more strict with them.
Liberal pacifism my shiny metal rear.
November 20 2009 5:28 PM EST
"And OB your portrait is hilarious."
Yes, it is rather excellent.
November 20 2009 5:35 PM EST
(not talking about the article)
November 20 2009 6:01 PM EST
You're right, Ranger. It was much better when China just stayed off the radar on everything, including human rights atrocities and a general oppressive approach.
The fact they are more vocal now is a GOOD thing. Because that voice will reveal more than they want. If you want the US to play it "tough" and keep China shut up, you need to build a time machine and go back to the Coolidge administration. There's no place for that kind of fossilized thinking any more.
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