Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 19:33 UTC, submitted by ozonehole
Legal Yes, even more copyright and intellectual property stuff. We have several stories on this one today, so I figured I'd throw them all together. First and foremost, ACTA has finally been dragged out of the shadows and into the light (thanks to the EU parliament), so we can take a look at what's in there. Is it really as bad as everyone thinks it is? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.
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RE: Why is a monarchy so good?
by churlish_Helmut on Wed 21st Apr 2010 22:22 UTC in reply to "Why is a monarchy so good?"
churlish_Helmut
Member since:
2010-04-12

Why is monarchy so bad? At least, most of the time of human civlisation has been done by kings, so that system can't be that wrong :-)

And i think this news about the ACTA is some more important as the newest IPhone News.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, considering that it can really suck when a bad ruler comes into absolute power... but still, given the crap chute we're making of things lately maybe an absolute ruler wouldn't be so bad.
That being said, is the Netherlands a true monarchy? I don't believe it is, as they have a parliamentary government as well, so what's the monarch's purpose? Figurehead?

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Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

Why is monarchy so bad? At least, most of the time of human civlisation has been done by kings, so that system can't be that wrong :-)

And i think this news about the ACTA is some more important as the newest IPhone News.


I agree with ACTA news being more important, but it is also a good example of how a small group of people in power can royally (pun intended) screw over everyone else.

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amadensor Member since:
2006-04-10

I did not say that it is bad. Just that I do not understand it. I have never lived with one, and I am curious about what it is like, and what makes it good. I know the issues of self government, like representatives following the polls instead of the long term good, and the possibility of majority abuse of a minority. I also know the good side, like the accountability of those in government to those they govern, and the ability to change things if they are going wrong.

I have never lived with a monarchy, and as Thom implies that they are great, I am interested to know why.

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