What we are seeing is the US and China becoming more like each other:
China turning into a consumerist, polluting, financial behemoth, while the CCP keeps control
The US turning into a self-censoring, pseudo-police state.
So long as the Americans treat Lincoln as a hero, instead of a mass killer in the company of Stalin and Mao, we know the indoctrination is strong.
I've seen some ridiculous comments on
The only real way to do business, is when people are free, and can spend their money on stuff they want. That's us winning.
What utter rubbish.
So you're equating freedom with consumerism?
I would recommend you wake the f#$k up and see what a consumerist "growth for growths sake" worldview is doing to the ecosystem of the planet we live on, but nah, I'll let you stew in your own FauxNews juices, while Hannity has you on a slow boil.
Today, they're more "Neutral Neutral"
So they're Druids? Actually, if we could confine Schmidt to Scimitars and Wooden shields that might be a good thing. But, they also get some nasty spells that I'm sure would work wonders on K Street...
Twenty years from now, they'll probably be "Lawful Neutral", with increasingly-frequent side trips into "Lawful Evil" territory
But yes, things like FB make it easy for most people to do what we who run our own sites do, without the cost and management.
because the upper 10%, and mostly the upper
I hope you smile when you stare at the mirror that hard.
You are just a walking platitude, aren't you. Thanks for the laugh!
I'm sorry, did you say something?
Sure, if your standard is to compare the roads. bridges and broadband of the US against, oh say, Bolivia, then sure, we are in a much better place. But to compare the US against other "First World" countries it is a much different story.
Also, your comment about the economic output makes no difference to the average American whose wages and benefits have been stagnant or backsliding since the 1980's. For someone who lives off of capital gains in the stock market or other investments, sure, things like economic output have some meaning. Yes, the "US economy" is very strong, and the capital it generates is incredible.
How much of the benefits of that economy are actually being "trickled down" onto the American middle class?
You are correct in your condemnation of the US regarding infrastructure, and yes, that is what the whole broadband issue is. We have let ourselves(via greedy politicians, lobbyists and corporate managers) become the slaves of a no competition broadband scenario, where we have two choices, the phone company or the cable company for broadband.
If you can find the registry keys to tweak and files and folders to manually change perms on than sometimes that problem can be mitigated.
Really, the problem is that software development gives little priority to security.
That will fix things!