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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RE[4]: Slant
by Morgan on Mon 29th Nov 2010 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Slant"
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You know, back in the 20th century we had these things, these papers, full of news...I believe we called them newspapers. And in these newspapers there was a page for special articles called Editorials, where the editors were able to take a current event and give their...what's the word..."opinion" on said event.

All snark aside, I had no idea the editorial died with the downfall of the physical newspaper. Geez, people, lighten up! Don't read it if you don't like it. I don't read half of what Thom posts because I consider it irrelevant or just not worth my time, but this paragraph is pretty much the only time you'll hear me express that because it really isn't worth getting my panties in a bunch over. If I like it, I read it, and maybe comment in the threads on it. If I don't like it or don't find it relevant to my interests, I skip it and go on to the next article or the next website. It's a fairly simple concept really.

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