Blessed be the Lisp makers, for they shall inherit the special forms.
Nope. Non-native speakers generally learn proper English and words like "wanna" are most often used by native speakers. Thus the use of "wanna" in this context feels like a forced vernacular.
Oh ya, I meant nationalizing or putting into the public sector. Or maybe de-privatizing since there are other alternatives (like extraction taxes, public/private partnerships, etc). Of course if the government that gains control fails to share the gains with the public then that's just as bad as private exploitation.
How many buildings did Gandhi blow up?
Not nearly as many as Reagan did.
You're making the assumption that violence from someone you agree with is good whereas violence from someone you disagree with is bad. Ie, freedom fighters versus terrorists depends upon your viewpoint. What about all the founding fathers of the US who burned down a lot of buildings and tortured or killed a lot of British supporters? Ie "tar and feathering" which we are taught about in grade school was not just some mild public humiliation but a form of torture that could sometimes cause death. Were those people brave patriots fighting for freedom or terrorists using fear tactics?
When it comes to apartheid, Reagan was nearly on his own as quite a lot of conservatives were also opposed to apartheid and wanted the sanctions. Yes at the start it was mostly right wing versus left over the issues of communism. But the average American was also very ignorant of what was happening in South Africa and did not know about apartheid or the atrocities happening there. Once the Americans began to become better informed and learned how things were in South Africa the mood changed even amongst the right wing. It was becoming very clear at the time that the global communist movement thing was falling apart and so the idea that the US should fervently supporting brutal anti-communist regimes was also dying out.
Sure some people never budged on their stance and still think sanctions were a mistake today, just the same those few remaining die hards who think the Vietnamese war was a good idea.
Privatising mines makes sense. The wealth of the land belongs to the people, not just one individual. Maybe some hard liners think that means communism but it's not necessarily opposed to capitalism either. Being rich owner of a mine in an extremely poor nation isn't about creating wealth or free markets, it's more like theft. No white Afrikaaner or Englishman ever went about negotiating in good faith with the native black residents to have access to mineral resources, instead they just took it and exploited the population to mine it. There's nothing at all capitalist about that method of making money.
Sanctions are basically a way to do something and be seen as doing something, without actually having to do something even more distasteful or controversial.
It's like wearing a "down with those guys!" tee-shirt.
It's a compromise between doing something utterly stupid like going to war and between losing all political support by being seen as a supporter of the other regime. Ie, Reagan opposed the sanctions and which caused a lot of people to erroneously conclude that he must have supported apartheid.
The political arithmetic isn't too hard. Your choices boil down to being seen as supporting the existing regime, ssupporting the opposition to the regime (ie, arming them, giving them money, etc), or sanctions. Of course there are nuances in between those extremes.
I read the fine article a few minutes after posting that...
Chalk it up to Slashdot following the Faux News model of creating hysteria.
The story does say that he was told in the past he did not have permission to use the tennis courts at the school. So not really trespassing per se, but he also certainly did not have permission to be there. While the school did not ask police to prosecute, I doubt they went out of their way to defend him either. The first linked article has this information in it if you read to the end and the police statement which is included.
The cop showed up because their was a 911 call on the incident, which pretty much means someone has to come over and investigate.
No, it was a tennis game with his son. And he had been told by the school to stop using the tennis courts in the past without permission, and yet he was using those courts anyway.
There won't be more jail time, it's just a misdemeanor charge.
It was a misdemeanor, and the person was not arrested at the time, but only after further investigation with the school. And maybe they were out of murderers and rapists at the time. The police responded because there was a 911 call about the car; maybe some nosy neighbor, maybe some school employee, the story doesn't say. And the car owner had been warned by the school to not use the tennis courts which is indeed where he was located.
Also the cop was responding to a 911 call specifically about that car being plugged in to the outlet.
Plus this car owner had been warned by the school in the past to stop using the tennis courts, which is what he was doing at the time the car was plugged in.
He does have a picture in the story you know, you don't have to guess the race.