Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Dec 2012 14:31 UTC
Legal Lots of news about Apple vs. Samsung (and vice versa) in both the US and Europe today. In the US, judge Koh dealth two blows: one to Samsung (no retrial based on juror misconduct), the other to Apple (no permanent sales ban). In Europe, in the meantime, Samsung announced it will cease all lawsuits injunction requests against Apple... But only in Europe.
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RE[4]: Jury qualifications?
by HappyGod on Wed 19th Dec 2012 08:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Jury qualifications?"
HappyGod
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Wow, that is one cynical view you've got there!

It's pretty annoying that this kind of arrogance has crept into the left. The assumption that the public are all idiots has led us to such fantastic decisions as:

1. Speed cameras.
2. Many thousands of health warnings on everything.
3. Bans/limits on alcohol, tobacco.

The original left movement was one of faith and optimism in the general public, and the view that people were capable of deciding their own fate. Whence came socialism, communism etc.

This has now been replaced with an arrogant, cynical view that people are simple minded idiots who need hand-holding. This is clearly revealed by those annoying folks who are constantly trying to "raise awareness", which is a nice way of saying: "brow beat the plebs into caring about things I think they should care about".

It's a pretty short hop from the view that people are too stupid to be on a jury, to thinking that they are too stupid to vote.

Here's someone explaining personal freedoms a lot better than I can:

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2012/09/cpt_20120924.mp3

Edited 2012-12-19 08:13 UTC

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