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Comment: Re:Maybe we if stopped giving Africa food (Score 1) 310

by dave420 (#47944105) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

The problems with Africa are directly born from the west's meddling. Redrawing borders, destroying institutions, creating new ones bent on serving the west, stealing minerals & raw materials, working the native people in to the ground or stealing them. The list goes on. It's massive. Pretending the repercussions of that aren't still being felt - and being felt hard - is pathetic.

Your impression about Africa is nothing but a bunch of racist nonsense. It's not cultural, but educational. Just go look at places in Africa where education is being made available, and you'll mysteriously notice your "cultural" shortcomings disappearing. Weird, huh?

I used to think you were pretty cool, but apparently I was wrong. You're either intellectually lazy or a racist - neither is particularly becoming.

Comment: Re:Oh Canada! (Score 1) 310

by dave420 (#47944079) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Just a friendly aside: Every time you make a joke about confusing "global warming" or "climate change", you aren't making a criticism (just or not) of the science or even the politics, you are merely telling everyone you don't really understand the terms. Let me help:

Global Warming: The increasing of the average temperature of the planet
Climate Change: The changes to the climate caused by the increase in energy in the climate.

Two different, but related, phenomena.

Comment: Re:How is he incorrect, though? (Score 1) 310

by dave420 (#47944003) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

That's why people have realised to support them in both the short-term and the long-term: Short-term support includes food, medicine, infrastructure, farming help, etc. Long-term support includes more infrastructure, education, health-care, etc.

If you'd thought about this for more than a couple of seconds, you'd not sound like such a callous, ignorant xenophobe.

Comment: Re:well, duh? (Score 1) 318

by dave420 (#47935981) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps
Size has nothing to do with it. Each ISP has local networks connected to each other (and other ISPs) by larger connections. The exact same is true in Europe. If what you say is true, then US cities should have wonderful broadband, but that is clearly not the case. Europe is larger than the US, with a similar population, so your comparison isn't at all accurate, and the more you trot it out in discussions like this, the longer it will take to fix.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil