Pardon me but the ONLY rule for criticizing Israel while not getting branded an anti-semite is... not criticizing Israel.
Fixed that for you. And I'm serious - this isn't about actual antisemitism, it's about suppression of criticism by claiming racism.
It's standard fare in politics sadly. If you want immigration laws (even just existing ones on the books) to be enforced, you're racist against Mexicans (an accusation made by people who have never reviewed Mexico's much stricter immigration laws!). If you criticize Israel, you're an anti-Semite. If you're against President Obama's politics or Eric Holder's actions, you're racist against black people. Etc etc. I wonder what such people would say if we ever developed a real problem with millions of white Canadians illegally entering the country, but I digress.
It's a cheap way to shut down all reasonable discussion and put the other person immediately on the defensive, trying to disprove a negative. It comes from people who don't want reason and logic to enter into the discussion because these are threats to their position, a position based on self-interest and not based on what makes good policy or which view is closest to the truth.
A side-effect I consider intentional is that the obsession with group identity is a direct assault on the concept of individuality. Real individuality is a strong threat to the main method of politics today, which is to divide people into multiple groups and gain power by promising to protect each from the others.
"Liberal" means lose, freely, without limitation, etc....
Yeah, given the way politics has gone over the last 30 years, that sounds about right.
(I Am Aware That This Was a Typo)
Money laudering in US politics hit the big time during the Watergate scandal. Details are never quite clear, but basically CREEP -- the Committee to Re-electe the President -- funnelled a then extraordinary $60 million or so through mexico to help fund Nixon's relelection campaign. Some of this money was used to finance dirity election tricks, rat-fucking, a famous letter which caused a governors campaign to implode I believe, and of course the watergate bugging itself and related operations.
Nixon won the 1972 election campaign.
There will always be at least one 'bare metal' language around because we have to be able to write for the hardware, whether it be C/C++ or something else, and every programmer should be familiar with its basics at least.
Man, I never thought I'd see "bare metal language" and C++ in the same sentence.
mov ax, 07C0h ; Set up 4K stack space after this bootloader
add ax, 288 ; (4096 + 512) / 16 bytes per paragraph
mov ss, ax
mov sp, 4096
mov ax, 07C0h ; Set data segment to where we're loaded
mov ds, ax
mov si, text_string ; Put string position into SI
call print_string ; Call our string-printing routine
jmp $ ; Jump here - infinite loop!
text_string db 'This is my cool new OS!', 0
print_string: ; Routine: output string in SI to screen
mov ah, 0Eh ; int 10h 'print char' function
lodsb ; Get character from string
cmp al, 0
int 10h ; Otherwise, print it
times 510-($-$$) db 0 ; Pad remainder of boot sector with 0s
dw 0xAA55 ; The standard PC boot signature
If all you say is so true, then why all Republican candidates in the 2012 primaries were pandering to extreme social conservative wing so much?
The only reason why corporations don't have army of their own to buy with all that money is because we don't let them through our government.
(In fact, even that's not quite true, as there are numerous examples of corporate mercenary armies in Third World countries.)
Why would anyone want to read very poorly written and extremely verbose fiction glorifying sociopaths?
(I'm not even anti-Amazon, but "Atlas Shrugged" is comically bad literature and philosophy.)
Amazon doesn't actually deliver anything
They do - "Amazon Local Delivery" is their own thing. And that program is going - it started with just Seattle, and it was already 10 cities last year.
Also, I think that popularity of Amazon was in large part the reason why UPS and FedEx got their shit together, at last.
If, in the end, consumers end up paying lower prices, why exactly is it bad?
Knowledge in physics does not give credence to a political philosophy
However demonstrated success does over-ride stupid insults like your outdated cold war one above. Take it at face value instead of moving the goal posts again.
Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp