Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:18 UTC
In the News And thus, our true colours reveal. Since Obama was the young newcomer, technically savvy, many of us were hoping that he might support patent and/or copyright reform. In case our story earlier on this subject didn't already tip you off, this certainly will: Obama has sided squarely with the RIAA/MPAA lobby, and backs ACTA. No copyright and/or patent reform for you, American citizens!
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pompous stranger
Member since:
2006-05-28

Neither the first level response nor StychoKiller's response did that, only other second-level responses (including your postdated one) that I did not respond to. I also do not complain about "people," just darknexus.

Additionally, SReilly's first comment is not clear that he means the timing of the statement is ironic, instead of its content — "the irony in that statement."

StychoKiller's comment also makes no sense if you believe he's talking about the "timing" of supporting wars.

But I guess I'm wrong because my comments don't fit in with the tone and "larger point" of the comments in total, which are receiving high marks no matter their factual content or originally. Jesus.

Edited 2010-03-13 15:01 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Guys, guys, we get it, you guys misunderstood one another. The world didn't end.

Move on, please ;) .

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pompous stranger Member since:
2006-05-28

Does the comment system explode after we get to RE[14]? I'd like to see that.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I personally welcome a difference of opinion. There wouldn't be much of a discussion without one. If I'm miss-understanding the comments then I can accept that. Here's what I interpreted though:

"The signs started to appear during his Nobel peace prize acceptance speech in which he stated that he fully supported justified war. Doesn't he see the irony in that statement?"

Fully supported war; expressed during an acceptance speech for a peace prize. That's about as ironic as having an AA meeting in the back room of the local liquor store or watching Alice in Wonderland at an AAA meeting.


"anyone supporting war, justified or no, should be even getting nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes"

Referring back to the original comment pretty directly and further highlighting the absurdity of "I support war" in a peace prize acceptance speech.

As someone else pointed out, war is always justified one way or the other by those who start it. "justified war" is in itself a blatantly absurd oxymoron. History being re-written by the side that lost less during the conflict doesn't suddenly make the violence justified. When was the last time a war was waged that wasn't clearly over the acquisition of another nations natural resources?

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