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Willful ignorance or believing that you're in the US are not excuses that a UK court will accept. The comment you were replying to pointed you to the exact law that you're trying to deny exists.
More people should switch to Vimeo, ALL of their videos play fine without Flash.
I disagree. I have a 1GHz machine with 512MB RAM. This machine can play youtube videos just fine using their flash player - smooth and at reasonable resolution. The youtube HTML5 player is a bit worse, stutters a bit, but is generally not awful. Vimeo videos are browser locking slideshows.
And a Muslim run world would be a hell of a lot worse? Want to proof me wrong? Reverse the migration streams.
I don't disagree with the point you're trying to make there, but just take a look at how many people there are trying to get into Saudi Arabia and the UAE to find work. Migrants go where there is money.
I think it's fair to guess that in his own mind, he was comparing some utopian ideal of communism vs. a straw man capitalism, but even so, he had a point.
I do support the use of private security guards to wander around in places where all that is needed is a biped capable of moving while wearing a uniform. There are many places that don't need police patrols. However, I am very much opposed to going any further than that into real police activities. Investigating crimes is something that only real trained and authorised police officers should be doing. These proposals do include that.
You can already say "Shit" on TV if I recall, this sounds more like a back door attempt to stop proper sex education in favor of abstinence only propaganda.
That was my thought too, but it doesn't seem very targetted. It would make sex education difficult and dangerous to teach, even if you follow the rules, but really all it's doing is inviting angry parents to complain about teachers they don't like.
Yes, mars sucks if you have to go out on it without protection, and yes setting up a self sustaining colony would be difficult, dangerous and very expensive. I'm not suggesting that we do it all right this instant. But everything that is necessary for human life could be manufactured on mars, and the tools to maintain that capability could be built there too. The more manufacturing centres you set up, and the more diversity there is among them, the more robust it becomes - tools existing to repair or rebuild other tools, exactly the same way we maintain stuff over here on earth. I am well aware that it would represent a really vast quantity of machinery to achieve all this, but I still think it can be done.
Again, I'm not saying we do this anytime soon! In the short term we do need to figure out how to live on just one planet, but over the course of a century or more it makes sense to start work on a permanant human settlement somewhere off earth.