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Comment Easy fix (Score 1) 187

All companies based in other countries, like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, etc., etc, should just cease their operations in the UK, if this bill is passes. Stop doing business with this country, stop providing services to this country. That'll get this bill reversed over night, otherwise, the UK can just go back to the modern stone age.

Another thing the citizens of the world can do, block all UK IPs at their firewalls, turn the UK into an information wasteland.

Comment Remove the reason for suicide, not the methods (Score 1) 498

This whole article is a cop out, it's for lazy people trying to sweep the problems under the rug, so the true problems don't have to be corrected, or even identified, and no one needs to take any responsibility for any of it.

Remove the reason for someone to want to commit suicide. Give them a reason to want to live, not through pharmacology.

This is a societal problem, not an individual one, and as we progress, society gets more complicated. More pressures are placed on people to keep up, to cope, to do more. There are those that just can't cope, or do more, and therefore, aren't able to deal with the pressures.

Until the root cause of the problem is addressed, the problem will continue, and blocking the exits will only slow the most determined down, if someone wants out, they're going to find a way.

Comment Re:Hamas are Terrorists (Score 1) 402

What you write is complete and utter bullshit and you clearly know nothing factual about the history of the region. The fact is that there was never more than 8% Jew in the land we call Palestine/Israel today, until the Jews decided to create a racist Jew only state in that land in the late 1800's. All of the troubles stem from this. Trying to create a Jew only state on land that was inhabited by fewer than 8% Jews.

Don't believe it? Well tell it to your Jewish friends - they might need to change history to suit your ridiculous viewpoint!

I didn't say Jews, I never mentioned any religious groups, I even stated it's not about religion, if you read my comment. It's about the political groups.

"Who's right? Who's wrong? I don't know, but history is quite an eye opener." It is easy to answer this question! The Jews are wrong and Hamas is right. Hamas has the right to resist the occupation and annexation of their land, and their exclusion from living on it as equals under the law, using violence. That is their right. Israel does not have the right to claim self-defence when it acts to defend the existence of Israel wherever Israel is defined as a Jew only state built on the land of the refugees to whom it refuses the right to return to live as equals under the law on the land. When Israel accepts the right of return of the refugees to live in the land as equals under the law, then Israel can claim that it is a legitimate state and has the right the defend itself.

You obviously don't know history, and you obviously want to make and keep this a religious issue. The fact that you side with those willing to kill themselves in the process of killing others, in an attempt to be served by virgins, shows it clearly.

Look, you are obviously a bit doughy, so here is a simple analogy for your tiny brain to process: I break into your house and start raping your wife. You try to defend her by attacking me with your puny body. I turn around and snap your head off of your body. The police come to arrest me. I tell them that I was acting in self-defence - because you attacked me. The "Community", which consists of people under my control and in my pay, agree with me and I am accordingly rewarded for heroically managing to defend myself against your attack by being allowed into your 18 year old daughters bedroom for some more "fun"! That is the best analogy of the Israel/Palestine conflict which has ever been written.

And here we finally see where intelligence comes in, insults and examples of propaganda. Go read your history, not the Quran or the Bible, and learn to show a little respect to others if you wish to have a proper debate with them, those who have to lower themselves to slinging insults aren't worth the time or effort.

Comment Re:Hamas are Terrorists (Score 2, Insightful) 402

Gaza started as only a city. It's history is long and colorful, and smattered with conquests by many other civilizations, including Egypt, the Byzantines, the Ottomans, the Asyrians, Great Britain, and many others, the list goes on, spanning about 4000 years. It wasn't until the 20th century that Gaza was officially given to the Palestinians as anything more than a mere conquered (many times over), city, and it wasn't until 1948, that a Palestinian government, was officially recognized by the world at large as anything but a band of nomadic tribes, wandering around the Middle East.

Until 1948, Palestine was a part of Israel, within it's borders, even though modern times didn't recognize Israel as it's own political entity, history shows Israel something larger than a mere city for more than 5000 years. Yes, it has also changed hands over the centuries, but by and far, it's been governed by the same people far longer than Gaza was by the Palestinians.

It was 20th century politics and the UN that finally enacted a Palestine, and it was the UN that gave more than just a city to the Palestinians. The Palestinians have been fighting a war to take over more than what's theirs for far longer than any can remember, and they've been in another country's/state's land wandering around homeless until the 20th century.

This is not about religion, or religious ideologies, it's about politics, and empire building. The Israeli's have had control of that land for far longer than any one civilization, it's part of their territory, they were forced to give it up by the UN, who really have no true authority to give an other's real estate away. The Palestinian government, and by that governance, the people, have been aggressors against the government and people who, historically, have controlled that territory longer than anyone else in history.

Who's right? Who's wrong? I don't know, but history is quite an eye opener.

Comment Re:The right to read. (Score 2) 72

No, not true. Back in the day (20th century), writers sold their work to the publishing house for a fee, and that's all they got for it, the publisher was now the owner and made the royalties. Then, it came that the writers didn't like this arrangement and changed it, demanding a fee (smaller than before), and royalties for each first time sold book (retail). After that, they got no additional royalties, the book buyer could read the book any number of times, loan it to friends, donate it to libraries or other charities, or, at least with paperback books, rip off the front cover and resell them, without paying royalty fees to the publishers/authors.

Now, in the 21st century, the rights to everything have gone from the buyer to the creator/seller, you never really own anything, you just rent it/pay a license fee to use it. Once you're done with something, a house, a car, a book, a record, tape, or CD (oops mp3's), you aren't permitted to sell them, or if you are, through only authorized houses/websites, you have to pay the original creator/author/producer Royalty fees, so they can continue to make money on something years or decades after it was first written, published and sold for the first time.

I thought, at least in US copyright law, there was a provision for first sale, which states (paraphrased), the creator/seller receives royalties for the first sale of a work, and nothing thereafter.

What has come of our world? What's come of our countries, with PAC and other such Trade agreements between countries, they're trying to align all copyright, patents, and trademarks, so it's the same all over the world. We are moving into a world that the original story of this thread, will come true. It's up to us the people, to do something about it, before it's too late. But, that'll never happen, because people are too pacified by the system, too apathetic, and too cowed, to believe they have the ability to do anything.

Welcome to the future, we've created it, now we have to live in it. It was foretold, and we did nothing about it when we heard the prophecies, our children and our children's children will be the inheritors of our creation (maybe we can make some royalties from them).

Comment Re: Sounds good to me (Score 2) 555

The main point was the line is hard to draw when it comes to protecting people. Again, what temperature "should" coffee be served at? What about people who want it hotter so its still hot when they drink it a few minutes later (say stop on the way to work)?

Much like the magnets, what might be safe to some isn't safe for others....

The main point is, people need to be responsible for themselves, it's not up to others to protect them, if they are old enough to be considered adults. It's up to a parent to protect their children, not up to someone else, unless the child is in an other's care for a time, such as at school, day care, camp.

The point is, that it's a person's OWN responsibility to protect themselves and their own family's. It's not a company's responsibility to worry about how someone eats or drinks what they serve.

When is a person expected to check if food or drink is too hot. When do people take personal responsibility for their own safety and actions, and stop blaming others for their own carelessness?

When is it a person's responsibility that a product that they bought is unsafe for children in their care?

When do we take back what is ours to begin with, our ability to make decisions on how to raise and care for our own children?

Comment Re: Sounds good to me (Score 1) 555

I also have 2 sets, all accounted for. I have 3 grandchildren in the house regularly, youngest 3 years old, oldest 12. All of my Buckyballs are accounted for as well.

I agree, it's all about personal responsibility, being a responsible parent and grandparent. Taking the time to make sure those under your care are safe, happy and secure.

It's so sad that society no longer expects people to take personal responsibility, for parents to be held responsible for their children, and for grandparents to be mindful of their grandchildren when in their care. The government has gotten too much into our lives and our business and taken our ability to and our desire to care for our children and our children's children.

Isn't it time to take back what is ours, our lives, our responsibilities, and our ability to raise our own children, in whatever manner we see fit, without someone else telling us how?

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