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Comment Re:"Don't Be Evil" in action, I guess... (Score 3, Informative) 477

Also note that when Google complies with these court orders they do so only within the jurisdiction of the court order, so in this case anyone within India will not receive these search results, but will instead see a message that some results have been removed due to court order.

Comment Re:Breaking the Stalemate? (Score 1) 725

If you think the Taliban does not have an internet presence you are sorely mistaken.
While I doubt the coalition troops are in any danger from these documents, I do think there are a good number of villages that are in danger of reprisal attacks by the Taliban if they were to see the full documents.
What better way to find the right targets than to read the nicely formatted official reports of your enemy?

These military actions have been mishandled from the start and at this point every time we make a friend and try to help someone out we are just painting a target on their back.
The situation is complex, I'm not sure a good outcome is possible at this point, just pulling all the troops out will result in thousands of deaths due to our inaction and staying there is just prolonging the inevitable.

Comment Re:Been doing that in WA for a long time (Score 1) 425

I did something similar working as a CS tutor at community college when I was 17ish, the people I was tutoring really were idiots, but I did learn a lot about effective teaching.
Just because I realized they were idiots did not mean I treated them poorly, I treated them as though they were capable of understanding the material and tailored my tutoring to their specific problems.
It's not a superiority complex when it's just the truth.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality." -- Dante