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Comment Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (Score 1) 517

So would you be in favor of Tic Tac aggressively marketing their candies as a cure for cancer? If they're really convincing about it, maybe someone believes it enough to trigger a placebo effect, and so that makes it all ok? And probably a lot cheaper than most alternative medicines.

Comment Defining his mission (Score 1) 3

FTA, quoting Snowden: “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
His work is done, the rest of us have to get to work now.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.