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  • Is America evil?

    Why are you advocating genocide?

  • Trump's Foreign Policy

    Well, essentially, yes. Why should america care about conflicts that take place outside of its borders? When the states get involved, people complain. When they don't, people complain. I'm of the opinion that america shouldn't be involved in foreign affairs. That means no conflicts in the middle east, and no influx of refugees from that same region. Just don't get involved.

    I fail to see how its americas fault if other nations, such as israel and palestine, choose to resume conflicts. That's their business.

    The bottom line of why the USA cares about the rest of the world is that it's good for the USA. The USA wants to sell Coke and iPhones to the rest of the world, and buy in oil and so on. Unfriendly nations like trading less, and wars disrupt trade. Incidentally, US influence used to stop wars does wonders for decreasing refugees, because few things make people want to leave their country more than it being a war-torn hellhole. Some of it quid pro quo - so as Europeans have helped the USA, so does the USA help European countries (e.g. Libya).

    American isolationism is a valid standpoint. But it has to be recognised for what it is - global trade mandates involvement in global affairs. And if the USA does retreat from parts of the world, powers like China and Russia relatively hostile to the USA will expand their influence to fill the vacuum. That also starts to introduce the aspect of national security; partly through trade, but also general influence.

  • How the heck is Katniss a Mary Sue?

    Presumably because most people don't truly understand what a Mary Sue is so they apply the classification to any female character who seems remotely skilled, confident and able to get shit done.

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Written by Mat   
Saturday, 17 January 2009 02:38
Place is a collection of modules for the programming language Perl, intended to enable non-programmers to fairly easily develop 2D point-and-click adventure games that can run on Windows, Linux and Mac. It is free software, distributed under the GNU GPL license, but that does not mean that the games that use it need to be under that license also; games developed using Place may be released under any license that their author wishes, so long as Place itself remains under the GPL.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2009 01:07