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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reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Dictatorships maintaining control was and still is the lesser of multiple evils. Adding input from more people would just lead to greater abuses via democracy.

Ideal world we remove the politicians from the process entirely and create anarchy, but that'll never be allowed to happen.

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shadoweva09 Member since:
2008-03-10


Ideal world we remove the politicians from the process entirely and create anarchy, but that'll never be allowed to happen.


I don't know, the UK is pretty messed up right now with the protests of college tuition, anarchist protesters show up at every world political event. Everyone's ignoring the fact that in developed countries most people in their 20's will never get good jobs and are already "the working poor" due to outsourcing and automation. As time goes on, the situation will only get worse and what a lot of science fiction writers foretold of a 2 class society of the people that own the machines versus everyone else has already happened. (factories are fully automated, your local stores uses an algorithm to decide when and how many products to order, etc...)

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

In Australia we have a massive skills shortage. Anyone with useful skills can earn a very high income. Even unskilled workers at mine sites can earn above $80,000/year

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