Germany is not an occupied state, since the end of the 4+2 talks which was 25 years ago. Continuing to claim so doesn't make it true.
Actually, it's the German population which has a problem with being spied on. And they were pressuring the government again and again no longer to tolerate it. Being spied on is an issue that has grown in importance within one year that now the German government has to fear to lose the next elections if they don't do anything about it. And that's exactly how it is supposed to work.
First of all: Germany is no longer an occupied state, independently of what you think. Second: Of course Germany can do it. What will the U.S. do to retaitiate? Occupy Germany again? To what result? And is it worth it? Losing all the business in Germany? Losing all the taxes the U.S. earns from doing business with german companies?
Actually, Germany has a problem with spying on their own citizens, as this was declared illegal by the European Court of Justice.
It has. Try M-x vi-mode.
As far as I know the largest ever measured wingspan of an albatross was 3.2 meters, 3.5 meters so far are unconfirmed. But the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) has a confirmed wingspan of up to 3.45 metres, making it the recent bird with the largest wingspan. (The heaviest flying bird seems to be the Great bustard (Otis tarda), with up to 21 kilograms.)
Right. Crocodiles, Birds, Pterosaurs and Dinosaurs all belong to the Archosauria, of which the crocodiles together with some extinct groups form the Crurotarsi, while the three others are grouped together into the Ornithodira. This group is then split into the Pterosaurs and Dinosaurs, the later include today's Aves (birds).
When the geo-locking was declared illegal in connection with DVDs, nothing happened. Thus it will be the same again with the streaming services.
Geo-locking content has been declared illegal in New Zealand, thus the rights holders don't have any stand to sue.
Mainstream/formula music has been around since the dawn of Music itself.
But the current Boeing 737-600 up to 737-900 has not much in common with the original 737-100. Basicly just the dimensions of the fuselage are the same. In the same way you could say that Toyota still builds the Corolla.
But this seems to be the general excuse for the NSA's doing: It's not as bad, because the others do it also, they just didn't get caught.
Devil's advocate: Does a wrong become right if you are caught?
Actually no. A rational person would think: See, the NSA tries to keep an eye on everyone that is more likely to find a way out of their dragnet, and because it's politically not very easy to label them "not easy to spy on", they use the catch-all phrase "extremist".
Nevertheless, it works[tm]. The good has two arch-enemies, and both are winning almost each battle: the better, and the good enough.