Writing to employees' families and referring to his organization as a "national treasure" both give off a sense of defensiveness. As another poster said, they will almost certainly weather the political storm and continue doing what they do, but this letter doesn't make them look any better.
They won't attack the US, they'll attack the US government. Completely different. These guys remind me of mafiosi who try to claim prosecutors going after the Mafia are going after all Italian-Americans.
Right, because every gamer lives in a developed area with available high-speed internet. Because internet connections never go down. Because it makes any kind of sense at all to require an always-on connection for a single-player game. What a jerk.
Right, because importing hard drugs is morally equivalent to circumventing censorship.
Persecution? I only pointed out the same thing you did - that the Genesis story was written by people who didn't know anything more about the creation of the universe than anyone else at the time, so there's no reason to try to reconcile it with science. Islamic creationists are just as stupid as Christian creationists.
Well, there are all the other texts that also claim to be knowledge of God conferred to a human to write down. But I would think a claim as extraordinary as "This book was written by a man who was in direct communication with God" would need some evidence supporting it before we would be expected to take it seriously.
Wouldn't it make more sense to believe that Genesis was written by people who had no more idea about how the earth, sun, moon, and stars formed than anyone else who was alive at the time? Why perpetuate the idea that some guy got knowledge directly from God and then wrote it down?
What you're proposing would not be considered "common ground" by the proponents of creationism.
I'm sure Scripps News Service will be assessed the lawful penalty for issuing a false DMCA takedown notice. Also, I believe in the Tooth Fairy.
Sadly, there are many politicians and regular people in this country who would say that with a straight face, and mean it.
And the feeling is mutual.
Or they'd start indiscriminately pepper-spraying people, knowing they wouldn't get charged for assault.
I thought everyone knew by now that if you send a nude photo of yourself to someone else in electronic form, it will inevitably end up on the internet.
"This sort of thing is exactly what diplomats do. They lobby other countries to take actions perceived as favorable for their own country" Oracle and Sun aren't the United States. Diplomats are supposed to lobby for our country's interest, not the interests of whatever companies made the biggest campaign contributions to politicians. If there's nothing to see here, why was this kept secret instead of done in the open?