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Submission + - U.S. pressured Spain to approve the Sinde law (

An anonymous reader writes: We discussed recently the Spanish Website Blocking Law. It seems that such legislation was enacted in Spain in spite of the opposition of the general population, likely to comply with the wishes of the United States (original in Spanish). It seems that Washington threatened to take measures against Spain, like putting it back in their piracy black list.

Comment Re:Why Are We Deferring to an Economic Organizatio (Score 1) 715

Thousands of experts would have assured you that pholgiston and the ether existed. The consensus view in medicine has been wrong lots of times: routine tonsilectomy, eggs and other foods as contributing to high cholesterol, the effects of tobacco and alcohol [...]

And how do you know all those things were wrong? Guess what, the consensus told you. So your best strategy is to always follow the consensus, unless you want to invest a decade or so becoming an expert yourself. If you want someone with an immutable and infallible truth, ask a priest or an astrologist.

A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill