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: heh...
by umccullough on Sat 27th Nov 2010 17:57 UTC in reply to "heh..."
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

And for you non-americans; please stop judging the populace through the politicians. It is really getting old.


Indeed...

It saddens me when these discussion topics yield comments such as "just tell America to fuck off"...

Good luck with that theory. Unfortunately, just about every government out there is corrupt to some extent, and it's only a matter of time before the money wins out over common sense and individuals rights.

I, and many people I know, are often times just as much against what is reported here as the rest of you, and yet we're not telling ourselves to fuck off... Many Americans are just as appalled at the shenanigans being pulled by their government as the rest of the world is. Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.

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RE[2]: heh...
by dylansmrjones on Sun 28th Nov 2010 01:23 in reply to "RE: heh..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.


The american people should get rid of their government the same way they got rid of the british...

Didn't the only good president of U.S.A. write the following?: "And what country can preserve its liberties, if the rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms"

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RE[2]: heh...
by Soulbender on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:08 in reply to "RE: heh..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and it's only a matter of time before the money wins out over common sense and individuals rights.


See below why this isn't quite as common in many other countries.

Finding a way to change it properly is the challenging part.


It would probably help if you had a politial spectrum that was a little broader than right-wing to more right-wing.

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