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While your information is valuable, I'm a bit perplexed as to why these would be related. 1- NYT refuses to include Senator Cruz's novel (sorry, I meant book) on their best-seller list, citing reasonable-souding reasons (true or not).2- NYT gets called out on "liberal bias" (true or not)3- Amazon states that they do not see "bulk sales", which gives credence to the liberal bias explanation but doesn't make it true.After all, it could be that most people buying on Amazon...
LOL, I hope not. Reading through the article, though, it sounds bad. Having people with an obvious bias at the helm is a serious issue for a Justice Department.  It wouldn't be OK to task a Department headed by an avowed racist in charge of investigating a racial issue, how can it be fine to have a known Amazon apologist in charge of a department looking into Amazon/Apple abuse of monopolistic position (or in Apple's case, abuse of potential monopolistic position)? Maybe I...
Actually, you probably won't get one without the other, at least at some point. Sometimes, it takes a few decades to balance social progress and science. An economy that is strong enough and a country that is proud enough to walk on the Moon seems like a place capable of handling universal health care, and a country with universal health care seems like the right place to be able to go to the Moon.;)
I wonder if you're trolling me, blissfully unaware of any point made, or just... drunk, maybe? The point about being a polyglot is that I've lived in, exercised jobs in, and generally been exposed to the press and economies of several of these countries you profess to understand the inner workings of. Also, I actually haven't really said that YOU don't understand things. How could I know that? You might decide, for political reasons, to deny things, you might be a fool,...
---> Could it be related to budget cuts? I remember reading that the budget of NASA in the sixties was massively higher than it currently is. Maybe the no-problemo comes from not having to do things on a budget. I'll admit total illiteracy in that domain, though, but surely TS can enlighten you. He is, after all, the local expert-on-everything.  Also.... why is "quote" not quoting?
 "Not by our choice" you seem singularly unaware of how the world works, or very unwilling to admit it. Obviously, a powerful country would NOT do anything to tamper with other countries economies or politics. Never would the US intervene in Nicaragua (too direct, really), blockade a neighbouring island (unbelievable interventionism), fund political opponents, or anything more devious. This is the kind of things only socialist countries like their famous nemesis, Sweden,...
 The problem being that those who sound so.... is a subject of debate. In my own opinion, the ones who have been calling the others uneducated are the ones who probably would need a bit of research-doing, but it is my opinion, and hence not worth more than yours or theirs. We probably should abstain from using that kind of argument, it doesn't help us progress in our thoughts... whatever we think of the other guys' opinions. Whether or not they're detestable...
From what I understand you can afford it: go and have a look for yourself! It's a nice city to visit :)
Well, it is a group with an obvious and clear agenda. The persons having created it, the people funding it financially, the scientific credentials (or lack thereof), the speakers invited... that paints a clear picture about their reliability. This is not to say they never say anything worthy of being checked, but caution seems to be very much in order. Also, what's with people calling others uneducated and childish today?
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