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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday January 15 2015, @05:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the schadenfreude dept.

The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

The editorial in the Global Times newspaper — which often takes a nationalistic tone — dismissed the weekend's huge marches in Paris and elsewhere as "painkillers" that cannot halt the intensifying "clash of civilizations".

http://mg.co.za/article/2015-01-13-west-facing-payback-for-colonialism-china-paper

[Related]: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/901536.shtml

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Gravis on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:24AM

    by Gravis (4596) on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:24AM (#135009)

    i think some crap a nationalist chinese paper wrote shouldn't make headlines for a technology based news site.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by frojack on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:34AM

    by frojack (1554) on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:34AM (#135011) Journal

    I think you should stop calling SN a technology based website.

    Either that, or sit down and do the work of actually posting some technology based stories.

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    • (Score: 1) by BK on Friday January 16 2015, @05:25AM

      by BK (4868) on Friday January 16 2015, @05:25AM (#135290)

      I think you should stop calling SN a technology based website.

      At some point, new management needs to step up and clarify our purpose. I don't think it needs to be a front page story... a document with submission guidelines could serve the purpose.

      At the very least, it would end the debate...

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      • (Score: 2) by frojack on Friday January 16 2015, @06:20AM

        by frojack (1554) on Friday January 16 2015, @06:20AM (#135302) Journal

        I don't think it needs to be a front page story

        EXACTLY!

        And our current rules and understanding allow just that. It doesn't have to even be a current issue, it can be something dredged up from the past, (we've had several of these already). It can be anything. The categories to select from, are just suggestions, and Dev Random is always available.

        We have a pretty good variety, with perhaps too much concentration on CURRENT issues. But that might just be because people don't tend to read old stuff on the web, and we gravitate to newer stories.

        "Management" seems to be taking a hands off approach. and I think that's be design. As far as I'm concerned there is no debate. I just don't think we need people insisting it always needs to be tech.

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  • (Score: 1) by fleg on Thursday January 15 2015, @07:42AM

    by fleg (128) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 15 2015, @07:42AM (#135022)

    from the FAQ [soylentnews.org]

    Do you only want tech news?

    We aim for around 70% technology and science stories with the remainder being a mix of content with general interest to our community.

    • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:53PM

      by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Thursday January 15 2015, @06:53PM (#135200) Homepage
      And I'm certainly happy with social issues such as what should be fundamental human rights taking up a fair proportion of the stories. Your Rights Online, as it used to be called, was definitely a techie-friendly subject, but I don't see Your Rights As A Journalist, Or As A Member Of The Public, To Express Yourself, as being fundamentally different a subject. Only the medium has changed, it's the same core issue. "On a computer", if it should be unimportant in an idealistic patent context, should also be unimportant in many other contexts too.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @08:31AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @08:31AM (#135034)

    Thank You. This is getting so bad that /. is starting to look good. What is it with the race to the bottom that so many people,corps and orgs are obsessed with.
    Also "What do you think ?" WTF kind of stupid is this! We're here to talk about what we think! I think you(all editors) need to shut up and edit and not post in the submissions! Oh and if you delete or ban me you'll .....

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 15 2015, @12:38PM

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 15 2015, @12:38PM (#135084) Journal

      We don't ban individuals nor do we delete comments. Can you tell me of an instance where you believe that this happened?

      You might find yourself modded down by other members of the community but, if you set your browsing level appropriately, you can see every post every made whatever score it has.

    • (Score: 1) by Fauxlosopher on Thursday January 15 2015, @02:06PM

      by Fauxlosopher (4804) on Thursday January 15 2015, @02:06PM (#135114) Journal

      So submit some stories that you find suitable and interesting. It's not that hard.

      Give the editors something to edit.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @09:54AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @09:54AM (#135055)

    what's this [soylentnews.org]

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 15 2015, @12:51PM

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 15 2015, @12:51PM (#135088) Journal

      They are the icons that we use to describe the story content.

      I'm not sure of the point that you are trying to make but, if you are implying that the icons indicate that we are a tech-only site, then I will draw your attention to 'random', news, career and education, reviews and 'Answers' - all of which can be applied to non-technical subjects. But, I'm not sure that this is the point that you were making.....

      We are a predominantly technical site but we will cover any news item submitted if we feel that there will be sufficient interest in the community to justify it. Just because an item doesn't meet everyone's idea of a good story it doesn't follow that nobody is interested. Of course, if you do prefer more technical stories then submit them rather than complain that everyone else is submitting stories that you don't like. We chose the stories from those submitted by the community.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @01:48PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 15 2015, @01:48PM (#135101)

        i think you are in violent agreement with the previous poster

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday January 15 2015, @03:53PM

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday January 15 2015, @03:53PM (#135155) Journal

          I did confess to not knowing what point he was trying to make... :)