Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 19:33 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Legal Yes, even more copyright and intellectual property stuff. We have several stories on this one today, so I figured I'd throw them all together. First and foremost, ACTA has finally been dragged out of the shadows and into the light (thanks to the EU parliament), so we can take a look at what's in there. Is it really as bad as everyone thinks it is? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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RE: Why is a monarchy so good?
by coreyography on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 01:22 UTC in reply to "Why is a monarchy so good?"
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Please help me understand why family heritage is a better system of choosing leadership than the will of those being led.

It isn't. Anyone who like me has lived in the US as of late can attest to that.

Don't get me wrong; I still love my country. But its government in recent years is not one I'd hold up as a model, or even claim to be in any way aware of our founding fathers' principles.

That said, most monarchies now appear to be symbolic, and they generally appear to be good for PR (or entertainment). Whether that is worth the support cost is another debate.

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