Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Google Going after your guns?

Maybe. Maybe.

Google tracking the "global arms trade"

Just check out that first paragraph: a direct comparison of violent deaths and civilian held arms.

And then the direct comparison of the illicit arms trade and the legitimate arms trade.

Also... look at this head desk:

You can see, for example, that the scale of the global trade in ammunition rivals the scale of trade in actual weapons, an insight underexplored by policymakers today in conflict prevention and resolution.

Really? You didn't realize that such arms needed ammunition? And that's gotta be purchased and shipped too? Especially if, you know, the weapons are going to be used? Confidence inspiring.

And yeah google's global reach. Not ominous at all. I guess this is the good kind of "corporate money" being spent to influence governments.

Given all this BS, and the other Google crap, I should move to a different service.

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