Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:58 UTC
Legal We have some very, very good news for Europeans (which happens to include myself): we have the European Parliament on our sides when it comes to battling ACTA. If you may recall, ACTA is basically an attempt by the US to impose upon the rest of the world draconian measures like three strikes laws and the DMCA. All parties within the European Parliament have together put forth a resolution that would effectively tackle ACTA.
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RE[7]: Three strikes in the USA?
by Carewolf on Wed 10th Mar 2010 08:43 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Three strikes in the USA?"
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Europe does have HUGE armies, our totalled armed forces are similar in size to the US. We just spend 4 times less on it than the US (measure in percent of GDP). Remember it is not man-power that is expensive, the US is buying the latest and greatest and paying a huge premium for it. Think of it like this: The us buys the fastest 5GHz CPUs while Europe buys last years 4GHz CPUs four times cheapers.

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talaf Member since:
2008-11-19

And honestly who needs multiple nuclear submarines and silos when a handful of randomly delivered such bombs would precipitate the whole planet in a nuclear winter anyway.

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boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

I'm note sure, but I'm fairly confident that you'd need more than a "handful" of nuclear weapons to cause a global nuclear winter. Not that the effects of a handful of nuclear weapons are anything to scoff at... it's just that "global nuclear winter" is a wild exaggeration.

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