You may think there is logic to the sequence "A says X happened, Y did happen, X is somewhat like Y, therefore X happened". I do not.
Save for the Python, how are you enjoying 1982?
I don't believe that story for a second.
>>If Bradley Manning is convicted of aiding the enemy, the introduction of a capital offense into the mix would dramatically elevate the threat to whistleblowers.
I'm missing how this is a negative thing. Treason, death penalty, I'm cool with that.
I totally agree, and someone ought to mention Lattice C as important early software, so I will.
"If you plan to do something and act in a way proving you know it's not permitted, cause harm and then continue anyway - yes, you fully deserve to get hauled into court and held accountable. If you can't do the time, don't do the fucking crime. Don't physically trespass, don't steal resources, don't harm system that don't belong to you, don't prevent others from accessing services they paid for, etc."
Some things are so true, the most you can do is quote them. If you don't DO the thing, you don't get prosecuted. Simple, really. Then your state of depressiveness is irrelevant.
Oh, and I'll add . . . gosh golly gee whiz Buffalo Bob, he was an "activist". Well that certainly justifies lawbreaking, doesn't it?
Oh gee, guess what, you're wrong again. Following through the HuffPo link to the actual study, page E86, we find that the leading cause of death among ages 15-24 is, yes, Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash. Not suicide.
Seriously, you need to try reading before posting.
I know this is difficult, but try to stick with me . . . slowly now . . . when you cite an age range for a stat, and you think you're providing a citation that backs you up, the citation has to use the age range also! See how that works? I also couldn't help noticing that your citation mentions dramatic rises in suicide in non-US countries; kinda detracts from your America-bashing, doesn't it? But don't let a few facts get in the way of your BS.
Here's my citation for ages 15-24.
As to your overall US suicide citation, do you think it adds to or detracts from your credibility when you cite an article that say right at its top "This article's factual accuracy is disputed"?
Now remind me who's right again, and who has stomped whom?
OK, one more easy fact check . . . you claim that "The leading cause of death amongst 16-25 year olds is suicide . .
Unfortunately (for your credibility) the actual leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds is Accidents, with Motor-vehicle being the largest subgroup. After that comes "Homicide and legal-intervention". Then "Suicide."
I wonder what you think the leading cause of death among young, healthy people should be, anyway? Overindulgent Pez ingestion?
The USA has the second LOWEST rate of suicide, 10 per 100000, of any nation, industrialized or otherwise. Your concern would be better leveled at the Guyanans, Lithuianians, and Kazakhstanis, who are offing themselves at three times that rate. Ah, but Guyana-bashing isn't quite as much fun, is it? It doesn't give you that visceral thrill of raging against the machine.