Did you even read what I wrote? Indeed the NATO needs reforming (they tend to exarebate waay to many issues in this world), but I can see why e.g. Finland wants to join it now Putin and friends are increasingly authoritarian towards their own populace and increasingly aggressive towards nations outside Russia.
I have read some news on it a while ago and I still think everything got a bit overblown. I do not remember at this point ( I got bigger stuff to care about RN, like possibly most of us do right now), but was that officer not even actually hired but rather a community contributor instead? Plus, surveillance does not have to be against citizens but could also be against organised crime rings. I do understand that cops can be proverbial bastards (especially in the US and certain developing nations and dictatorships), but are some activists and netizens not overreacting a bit?
And what is your reply* for kind of comment anyway, after your showcase of maturity (/s) when calling something more akin to a potential (massive) PR blunder, “trolling”.
*Your “have it your way” remark.
That is mostly lemmy.ml, lemmygrad.ml etc. Beehaw is chill.
The Falconeer (good Indie game, btw). I definitely would not be able to fly on the back of large birds dogfighting with others doing the same. I would not fare well as a sailor either (another big sector of the game world’s economy, at least when considering what NPCs are often doing). So I would be stuck on one of the countless islands not really making a living. Indeed there is the Mancer Order, who have a lot of workplaces in archives, libraries etc. (besides more manual labour) but unless they make good enough spectacles (their tech is still not ours) I would not be of much use to them either.
I think that maybe someone (either singular or plural) had too much “sticky” money that needed some washing, as well as needing some propaganda to not appear “backwards”. Hence money-wasting, over-the-top “futuristic” city projects that are doomed to fail and will waste grandiose amounts of resources.
For those who are being paywalled: https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fchicago.suntimes.com%2Fnews%2F2022%2F8%2F4%2F23292525%2Frubber-ducks-chicago-river-ducky-derby-special-olympics-fundrasier
BTW, it is for the special olympics, not the paralympics.
The Russian Federation is currently fucking occupying it, which definitely puts them on the “list of suspects”. Really, trying to keep interacting in good faith with a lot of you folks gets increasingly harder given how much some of you seemingly want to give Putin a blowjob. :P