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: Slant
by fran on Sat 27th Nov 2010 13:47 UTC in reply to "Slant"
fran
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2010-08-06

It's difficult to write neutered articles.
Only one thing I wish Thom would do is to give some mention as to the opposing sides argument.
But then again that's why the commenting section is here.

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RE[2]: Slant
by StychoKiller on Mon 29th Nov 2010 05:36 in reply to "RE: Slant"
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2005-09-20

An "Opposing" argument:
The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The
primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one. -- Josef Goebbels

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RE[3]: Slant
by testman on Mon 29th Nov 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Slant"
testman Member since:
2007-10-15

As a USENET discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
-- Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies

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