For what its worth, Eel consumption is also rather common in any area of Europe where Eel happens to be found, its not at all some "crazy" unique Japanese thing.
C) The person is a threat to others.
However, Mr. Perelman has shown no signs that I know of that he is a threat to other people. Being annoyed at harassment by the press is not a sign of such. He should be left alone. It is not a crime to be asocial, or to turn down an award you do not want.
They snatched the property from its owner, extracted economic rent (if you don't know what "economic rent" is, look it up) using it for decades, and now they might have to return control to the creators descendants? What a fucking crying shame.
Where the fuck does this conception that, of all things, contracts must be absolutely fucking sacrosanct come from? Heaven forbid that someone be able to get out from under and abusive and exploitative contract! That'd be the end of society as we know it!
It nothing to do with DDT being a known Carcinogen, Neurotoxic, an abortifacient, terratogenic and an Endocrine disruptor in humans. Not a damn thing.
It doesn't take a conspiracy nut to see all this.
Why, yes, yes it does.
I think you're also overstating how "rich" the "New World" was for the first waves of colonists. Due to a lack of knowledge, plenty of them starved to death. We have the advantage of enormously greater technology. We can be extremely confidant that starvation won't be a risk.
Granted, there's a big "What if?" there, that IMO is fairly critical to start exploring. We know that people don't handle effective zero-gravity very well for prolonged periods, but we have no data at all on the effects of prolonged exposure to gravity much greater than 0G but noticeably less than 1G. How about reproduction in that environment? Again, we have no idea. That's another task the first colonist(s) should be tasked with: animal studies of reproduction in reduced gravity. If mice and rats can handle it just fine, then full speed ahead! We could have native born martian-humans within a few decades.
It definitely reveals racism somewhere, and Microsoft's (Poland Office?) concern about appeasing it, if not acting on internal racism.
Seriously. Its a professionally dressed dark skinned man. Is that so offensive to delicate Polish sensibilities? Why? Even if there's not a single dark skinned man in all of Poland, why should it be a problem?
If you'd care to offer one, I'd like to hear your explanation for modifying a picture to remove a depiction of a person of a specific ethnicity that doesn't fundamentally boil down to racism.
Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"