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Comment The realistic problem here is one of security (Score 4, Interesting) 213 213

People pissing off ISIL/ISIS or interfering with non-public operations are a problem for states that are doing their own things officially. When you've got private citizens scamming them like this you wind up with lots of little bullseyes antagonizing ISIL which might provoke a reprisal of some kind.

What we really need to do with all these non-state and semi-state actors like ISIL and Al Qaeda is start issuing letters of marque again. "You want to pick a fight with these guys? Go have it at. Follow these rules and understand you're on your own or we'll come after you ourselves."

Comment Re:We're a tech company... (Score 1) 247 247

Daemonik is arguing against somebody who's couching an argument against regulating industries for the safety of consumers in a false air of liberty and freedom. Drinkypoo tried to classify Daemonik's rebuttal of an extremist libertarian/republican "corporations shouldn't have to follow laws" position with claims it was a false dichotomy.

Comment Re:We're a tech company... (Score 2) 247 247

Your logical fallacy is the False Compromise. When someone wants to cut off someone else's arm the second person is not being unreasonable when they refuse to settle on having their arm cut off at the elbow instead, nor are they making a false dichotomy by pointing out the non-evil choice is not cutting off people's arms.

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