If it's not transparent and open, it will be hijacked and abused by the government. Not even a question. You yourself may have the best of intentions, and the evolving system may currently be in a benign state; that's well and good, and I thank you for both your intents and for your summary of things as they seem at the moment. That being said, it does not in any way serve to derail the larger theme that this will be abused and corrupted. I have no doubt, however, that the government will do its utmost to pretend otherwise. And this opinion of mine is based on a LOT of evidence.
Anthony Hopper, chief executive of advertising agency Lowe Open, said brands need to change how people buy chocolate, but acknowledges that it won't be easy.
After that scene where he talks about eating fava beans with a light chianti, I figured he could make anything sound tasty. No surprise he ended up in food advertising.
It is also the truth most times.
Hmm... in other words, most things that seem different or unusual correlate with something that should be hidden. If that's your meaning, disrespectfully disagreed.
Far less misleading (while being *at least* as "accurate" as the existing headline) would have been something like, "Execution use would lead to ban on drug's importation".
Imagine if President Obama had stated, 'I believe the nation should commit itself to the goal of enabling all Americans to access affordable health insurance' but then left the how to do it to some of the best experts in health care and economics without partisan interference."
Yes, imagine if he or anyone had had the political freedom to leave such a choice to truly non-partisan experts... but he didn't have that freedom, because there are such corporate interests vested in the outcome, with tentacles all into both parties, that such freedom to do so does not exist. If back in Kennedy's day there were numerous huge wealthy corporations with interests in the moon landing NOT happening, or happening on different timetables with different agendas, *and* the liberty to corrupt politics with money had reached the fever pitch it has today, *and* politicians had already given up the idea of even posturing to seem like they had nobility and dignity above that of a Geraldo show, THEN the moon landing might well and truly have been f*cked.
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
HIGHLY misleading headline. I read the headline and thought, "wow, so many executions are occurring in the US that there's not enough of this drug for non-execution purposes"... which is a much more straightforward interpretation than what the article eventually gets into, which is that the use of the drug in a single execution would make an EU regulation kick in.
BOOOOOOO, slashdot editor. Boooo.
Who needs grounds?
If you're suggesting that the only relevant question is "was this firing legal", I'd say that's missing the more important question of "was this investigation (and firing) outrage-worthy"? (Hint: it is.)
the other robots can simply follow in a formation by exchanging their location information via wireless communication.
I think the above line in the article gets my award for highest "-ation" density. Possibly excluding fragments of one or two rap songs that made it past my 5-second response time.
As Bowden goes on to point out, if you aren't a US citizen, you have no protection whatsoever from PRISM.
Um, and if I'm a citizen, I'm protected from prism? Nuh uh.
It is actually in the Police Stateâ(TM)s interest to let everyone know that everything you write or say everywhere is being surveilled.
How so? She doesn't spell this out, and I didn't get it from what you wrote either. Why would it be in the police state's best interest to have their activities known? And if it is in their best interest, why would they go to the trouble of having Snowden disclose it in the style he has, rather than simply announcing it?
Of course laws are sometimes arbitrary. Of course staring at your car stereo is just as dangerous as staring at your phone. Do you think these are revelations to anyone?
Yes, I do.