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I think you're really a special kind of stupid.
First of all, a company doing business in a country must respect and obey the laws of said country. That goes without even saying, moron. Apple has registered subsidiaries in China, nevermind their huge manufacturing sourcing business in mainland.
As for "gradually been bringing its manufacturing back home" this means you are too stupid to cross the street. No consumer IT / electronics company in the US, Apple included, can bring manufacturing back to the US. The ecosystem for the electronics is simply not available in the US anymore. Apple made some noise about that http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2013/11/03/reports-of-americas-manufacturing-renaissance-are-just-a-cruel-hoax/ but it's *NOISE*, nothing more.
What makes you so sure that Canada is willing to let you in with your firearms?
Which part of "on the way to the Canadian border" was somehow unclear to you?
At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.
At the time the press was literally a mechanical device that took between 1 to 3 hours to print the first sheet of paper (I'm counting from before having the letters put in place).
Based on your cretinous logic, freedom of the press today should be limited to the technological limits 200 years ago.
Hello, companero, sorry to break your leftist bubble, but Allende was far worse than Pinochet, the both were surpassed by Peron, and Castro (not exactly South America, as you wisely restricted your criteria, but Latin America) and Chavez surpass them all.
just one MP talking out of stress
This is truly the crux of the issue from the perspective of Ukraine, since now they see a lack of nuclear deterrent made them unable to resist Russia.
In all such cases the discussion is opened by someone of a second rank, acting as a battering ram. Once the discussion is open and the shock is gone, the leaders can step in. For example in the USA during the presidential campaigns the VP candidates are the ones doing the aggressive talks, allowing the POTUS candidates to look, well, "presidential".
any international goodwill Russia might have obtained by taking in Snowden
I'm not aware of any mainstream, non-fringe government expressing goodwill towards Russia about taking in Snowden. Please feel free to prove me wrong, I'm not trolling.
And yes, that is gross misconduct against Dutch law.
Just because Snowden alleges anything doesn't necessarily mean that thing is true. Snowden must provide enough proof (be it direct or indirect) for his claims to be actually taken seriously.
Therefore, by logic, the OP should have actually commented "what WOULD BE gross misconduct against Dutch law".
It wasn't from Russia but from Ukraine. And it wasn't a "used carrier" but an unfinished one.
So basically you can't tell a joke unless it's explained to you, right?
"Actually amazing that you" (i.e., the US) "didn't fuck up after WW2"
Let me guess: you're European but NOT from Eastern Europe. Please wake up. Eastern Europe 1945-1989 was thrown to the red wolves.
The fertilizer explodes if on fire and reaching a specific temperature.
"China is not militaristic and expansionist (in relative terms) despite all the noise"
Yeah, let's just ask India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines. You should be ashamed of your self-inflicted cretinism.
"After the revolution when Iran stopped being Persia they quickly went back to a 2nd world country."
Actually the classification of 1st / 2nd / 3rd world is not about economic development level, but about allegiance to the Western block (1st world), Soviet block (2nd world) or neither (aka "non-aligned").
@theRealStanLee (nee Stanley Lieber), the Romanian immigrant who created or co-created most of Marvel Comics' memorable heroes.
While Stan Lee has Jewish-Romanian ancestry, he is definitely not an immigrant. He was born in 1922 on American soil, in New York City.