quote: That's because Americans are self centered... I mean don’t you watch the news EVERY time someone doesn’t agree with them they are forcefully wrong... last time I heard you guys were even changing the name of your fries...
quote: I'm not sure the North American natives are of the same opinion...
quote: Again...I'm not sure the North American natives are of the same opinion...
quote: Really 49 ? I wonder how many each of them contributed for the war effort, would I be optimistic if I said that all of them combined are less than 5% of the overall investment?...
quote: I don’t back down from my earlier remarks, like I said stats give me the reason, Americans are the most patriotic/nationalistic people on earth... and when was the last time the EU acted alone even if pretty much everyone disagreed with it ?...
quote: I think the criticism the US gets for its actions far surpasses the ones for not acting... actually hardly ever I heard someone say the US should do something about it but then again maybe you know better than I what we Europeans think about the US and its world police work...
quote: The EU is today 25 countries and 5 more expecting to be part of it in the near future, we have better things to do than play the world police
quote: There are few, if any, problems we can deal with on our own...The transatlantic relationship is irreplaceable. Acting together, the European Union and the United States can be a formidable force for good in the world. Our aim should be an effective and balanced partnership with the US.
quote: Whenever the US attempts to close one of these bases, there is always a furor from the host government."
Any links ?
quote: ...As accredited experts in climate and related scientific disciplines, we are writing to propose that [a review be conducted] of the Kyoto Protocol...
Observational evidence does not support today's computer climate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future. Yet this is precisely what the United Nations did in creating and promoting Kyoto...
While the confident pronouncements of scientifically unqualified environmental groups may provide for sensational
headlines, they are no basis for mature policy formulation. The study of global climate change is, as you have said, an "emerging science," one that is perhaps the most complex ever tackled. ...significant advances have been made since the protocol was created, many of which are taking us away from a concern about increasing greenhouse gases. If, back in the mid-1990s, we knew what we know today about climate, Kyoto would almost certainly not exist, because we would have concluded it was not necessary.
"Climate change is real" is a meaningless phrase used repeatedly by activists to convince the public that a climate catastrophe is looming and humanity is the cause. Neither of these fears is justified. Global climate changes all the time due to natural cause s and the human impact still remains impossible to distinguish from this natural "noise."...
It was only 30 years ago that many of today's global-warming alarmists were telling us that the world was in the midst of a global-cooling catastrophe . But the science continued to evolve, and still does, even though so many choose to ignore it when it does not fit with predetermined political agendas...
(signed Apri 06, 2006)
Dr. Ian D. Clark, professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. Tad Murty, former senior research scientist, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, former director of Australia's National Tidal Facility and professor of earth sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide; currently adjunct professor, Departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. R. Timothy Patterson, professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University, Ottawa
Dr. Fred Michel, director, Institute of Environmental Science and associate professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa
Dr. Madhav Khandekar, former research scientist, Environment Canada. Member of editorial board of Climate Research and Natural Hazards
Dr. Paul Copper, FRSC, professor emeritus, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ont.
Dr. Ross McKitrick, associate professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph, Ont.
Dr. Tim Ball, former professor of climatology, University of Winnipeg; environmental consultant
Dr. Andreas Prokoph, adjunct professor of earth sciences, University of Ottawa; consultant in statistics and geology
Mr. David Nowell, M.Sc. (Meteorology), fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Canadian member and past chairman of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa
Dr. Christopher Essex, professor of applied mathematics and associate director of the Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
Dr. Gordon E. Swaters, professor of applied mathematics, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, and member, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Research Group, University of Alberta
Dr. L. Graham Smith, associate professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
Dr. G. Cornelis van Kooten, professor and Canada Research Chair in environmental studies and climate change, Dept. of Economics, University of Victoria
Dr. Petr Chylek, adjunct professor, Dept. of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Dr./Cdr. M. R. Morgan, FRMS, climate consultant, former meteorology advisor to the World Meteorological Organization. Previously research scientist in climatology at University of Exeter, U.K.
Dr. Keith D. Hage, climate consultant and professor emeritus of Meteorology, University of Alberta
Dr. David E. Wojick, P.Eng., energy consultant, Star Tannery, Va., and Sioux Lookout, Ont.
Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, principal consultant, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, Surrey, B.C.
Dr. Douglas Leahey, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary
Paavo Siitam, M.Sc., agronomist, chemist, Cobourg, Ont.
Dr. Chris de Freitas, climate scientist, associate professor, The University of Auckland, N.Z.
Dr. Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Freeman J. Dyson, emeritus professor of physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.
Mr. George Taylor, Dept. of Meteorology, Oregon State University; Oregon State climatologist; past president, American Association of State Climatologists
Dr. Ian Plimer, professor of geology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide; emeritus professor of earth sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. R.M. Carter, professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Mr. William Kininmonth, Australasian Climate Research, former Head National Climate Centre, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology, Scientific and Technical Review
Dr. Hendrik Tennekes, former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Dr. Gerrit J. van der Lingen, geologist/paleoclimatologist, Climate Change Consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, New Zealand
Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, professor of environmental sciences, University of Virginia
Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, emeritus professor of paleogeophysics & geodynamics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Gary D. Sharp, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, Calif.
Dr. Roy W. Spencer, principal research scientist, Earth System Science Center, The University of Alabama, Huntsville
Dr. Al Pekarek, associate professor of geology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept., St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.
Dr. Marcel Leroux, professor emeritus of climatology, University of Lyon, France; former director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and Environment, CNRS
Dr. Paul Reiter, professor, Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insects and Infectious Diseases, Paris, France. Expert reviewer, IPCC Working group II, chapter 8 (human health)
Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, physicist and chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, reader, Dept. of Geography, University of Hull, U.K.; editor, Energy & Environment
Dr. Hans H.J. Labohm, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations) and an economist who has focused on climate change
Dr. Lee C. Gerhard, senior scientist emeritus, University of Kansas, past director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey
Dr. Asmunn Moene, past head of the Forecasting Centre, Meteorological Institute, Norway
Dr. August H. Auer, past professor of atmospheric science, University of Wyoming; previously chief meteorologist, Meteorological Service (MetService) of New Zealand
Dr. Vincent Gray, expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of 'Climate Change 2001,' Wellington, N.Z.
Dr. Howard Hayden, emeritus professor of physics, University of Connecticut
Dr Benny Peiser, professor of social anthropology, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.
Dr. Jack Barrett, chemist and spectroscopist, formerly with Imperial College London, U.K.
Dr. William J.R. Alexander, professor emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Member, United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000
Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences, University of Virginia; former director, U.S. Weather Satellite Service
Dr. Harry N.A. Priem, emeritus professor of planetary geology and isotope geophysics, Utrecht University; former director of the Netherlands Institute for Isotope Geosciences; past president of the Royal Netherlands Geological & Mining Society
Dr. Robert H. Essenhigh, E.G. Bailey professor of energy conversion, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Dr. Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist and climate researcher, Boston, Mass.
Douglas Hoyt, senior scientist at Raytheon (retired) and co-author of the book The Role of the Sun in Climate Change; previously with NCAR, NOAA, and the World Radiation Center, Davos, Switzerland
Dipl.-Ing. Peter Dietze, independent energy advisor and scientific climate and carbon modeller, official IPCC reviewer, Bavaria, Germany
Dr. Boris Winterhalter, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Wibjorn Karlen, emeritus professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dr. Hugh W. Ellsaesser, physicist/meteorologist, previously with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif.; atmospheric consultant.
Dr. Art Robinson, founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Cave Junction, Ore.
Dr. Arthur Rorsch, emeritus professor of molecular genetics, Leiden University, The Netherlands; past board member, Netherlands organization for applied research (TNO) in environmental, food and public health
Dr. Alister McFarquhar, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.; international economist
Dr. Richard S. Courtney, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC expert reviewer, U.K.
quote: True... funny however that you speak of global environment when the US didn’t sign the Kyoto agreements, one could argue if we are or not causing the warming up of our planet, but still the agreements are regardless of its reasons a step forward in global environment policy.
quote: While I may not have been for the Iraqi war I do agree in the commitment of the EU countries on the Iraq/Afghanistan reconstruction.
quote: As for North Korea I don’t know if they will go rogue when even China seems to want them to cool down, the Iran on the other hand may cause a tougher headache…
quote: In other words you’re telling us that now that you have brought their houses to pieces you’re going to charge them to rebuild them… and you don’t even want to share the profit with others, how selfish of you… But the US is really too nice you guys put a country upside down and then you charge them to put everything back the way it was before, no wonder you guys keep moving from country to country…
quote: I doubt North Korea would ever send a nuclear missile against any other country, they aren’t that dumb and China is stepping in
quote: "I don't think China will take at this moment stronger political or economic action against North Korea...We Chinese believe basically, fundamentally it is not our problem, the missile launch problem. It's a problem between North Korea and the U.S., it's a problem between the DPRK and Japan, it might be a problem between North Korea and South Korea. But basically it's not a China problem...
quote: And what country would attack Europe even if we had only half of our troops ?
quote: Russia attacked Europe 40 years ago? I sure don’t recall of that…
quote: The I don’t know why you guys complain about the Iraq causalities then when those “wars” are nothing compared to the ones those guys you pointed fought, back then a few thousand dead soldiers was nothing to talk about…
quote: I was speaking of the EU of course... this is after all a theory about Russia attacking the EU isn’t it ? or is it now about Russia attacking an European country that may not even be part of the EU?
quote: The EU is not just a trade alliance anymore; the fact is that if one of its countries was at war nothing would be same. To even think things would just go on normally is fooling yourself and don’t having the slightest idea of what the EU is about.
quote: The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them , the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened...
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force , to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area. ...
Each Party ...undertakes not to enter into any international engagement in conflict with this Treaty"
quote: The CFSP sees NATO responsible for territorial defence of Europe and "peace-making" while since 1999 the European Union is responsible for implementation missions; i.e. peace-keeping, policing of treaties etc....
The European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) was initiated by provisions of the Treaty of Amsterdam which stipulated the progressive framing of a common security and defence policy that could deal with humanitarian and rescue tasks, peacekeeping tasks and tasks of combat forces in crisis management ...
quote: If you wish... either way its not Russia.
quote: European companies much larger than Microsoft, were never fined anything even remotely approaching the fine levelled against Microsoft. The situation is worse when one realizes that Microsoft isn't even accused of criminal violation of the antitrust laws, but is being punished for, in the EC's opinion, not fulfilling their disclosure order quick enough.
quote: The European competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, has agreed to suspend a part of the antitrust ruling last year against Microsoft until after the company's appeal is concluded in the coming years, the commission said Monday.
Under an informal agreement reached last week with Microsoft, the commission agreed to exclude open-source software developers from the benefits of this remedy for the time being. In return, Microsoft vowed to apply the remedy globally...
quote: 2004 — March 24: The European Commission fines Microsoft $613-million (U.S.), orders it to share communications code with rivals within 120 days and market a version of Windows without a bundled multimedia program within 90 days. The sanction is later suspended while a judge hears a Microsoft appeal...
— Dec. 22: An EU court rejects Microsoft's appeal against the order that it disclose code and produce a version of Windows without Media Player...
quote: i agree that this ridiculuous fines are so high coz microsoft CAN pay them
quote: XPn isnt used beacuse
A. It costs the same as the regular and
B. no oem in (to my knowledge) europe bundles with -n. Somehow i dont think the development of the mediaplayer was at no cost.
quote: Wrong it gives them the choice... and that's what the EU wanted.
quote: That's three mouse clicks less to do... now if with IE it was as simple...
quote: No it doesn’t, IE isn’t uninstalled, windows only removes the links to it
quote: "Microsoft's server market share is about 54%, with Linux at 24%, according to market research firm IDC. The market shares of both Linux and Windows are growing at the expense of Unix, NetWare and other server operating systems."
quote: MS ought to be treated like any other company clearly ignores the facts of what a monopoly they do have.
quote: Read my article first before resonding , please.