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Comment: Re:Really?!? (Score 1) 1448

by sbrown123 (#44237811) Attached to: Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For <em>Ender's Game</em> Movie

>We're discussing whether it is morally justified to support a person or organization whose profit from goods and/or services sold will be used in furtherance of the oppression of a political minority.

Last I checked the majority of Americans support gay marriage. So the reverse, those against it, are the political minority.

>But tolerance is not the same as acceptance

True. This is why the KKK has the right to exist even though their views are not acceptable by the majority.

Comment: Strange, this doesn't raise my hackles. (Score 1) 276

I really don't see a problem with this. I mean, I can actually reason this as being used to find "bad guys". This is very different from the NSA bullshit program which you don't have to be a conspiracy nut to know is being used for totally different reasons than we are being told.

Comment: Re:Talk about... (Score 1) 165

by sbrown123 (#40897391) Attached to: Iranian State Goes Offline To Avoid Cyber-Attacks

You think the internet is free of censorship and spying by the government where you live? Check again. You don't have to look too hard to find about every country in the "free world" is actively looking at ways to spy on their citizens and limit their access. Countries like China and Iran are unique in that they decided to make their own non-Western controlled version of the same trap.

Comment: Re:The truth slowly comes out (Score 5, Insightful) 647

by sbrown123 (#38389846) Attached to: US Sentinel Drone Fooled Into Landing With GPS Spoofing

You mean the CIA has been actively trying to halt the nuclear weapons program of a nation who is opposed to the United States?

Maybe a better, simpler solution is to build good relations with those who oppose you? This current strategy doesn't seem to be working very well and looks like it will only end with lots of people getting killed.

Comment: Re:Sometimes they get it right (Score 1) 225

by sbrown123 (#38061226) Attached to: EU Approves Unified Full Body Scanner Regulations

>Nearly every time I read about the EU doing something that doesn't outright fuck over its citizens, I think to myself, "Man, they must have heard about how we're all about freedom and citizens rights and just ran with it."

I always think "this must be the first step towards something bad". And it is funny that people have to mention when there is an EU rule that a member state can opt out of like it is the exception rather than the norm.

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