Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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by meridianrebel on Mon 29th Nov 2010 15:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
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I agree. The political comments really turn me away from this site. It's one thing for someone to submit a story, and then post their personal views in the Comments section - but when their views are part of the "story", then that takes away from a good bit of integrity from the site. And, the thing is, if it really came down to getting into a debate that has emotional ramifications with a site admin - who do you think would win? The admin can very easily just ban your account without hesitation during an emotional debate. So, this wouldn't be a level playing field at all.

But, if Thom wants to use this site to spew his personal views and opinions, then so be it. I just feel that it's really juvenile for him to do so.

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