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Comment: Re:Fair Use? (Score 1) 527

by tarp (#30470326) Attached to: Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect

You need your head examined. There is nothing wrong with a 15 year old woman being with a 27 year old man. That has been happening since the dawn of mankind. My mother in fact was 15 when she got married, to a much older man. The world is != U.S.A.

Many other cultures do not have the ridiculous practice of treating people past puberty as children that the U.S. seems to have.


Sharp Rise In Jailing of Online Journalists; Iran May Just Kill Them 233

Posted by timothy
from the your-ethics-may-vary dept.
bckspc writes "The Committee to Protect Journalists has published their annual census of journalists in prison. Of the 136 reporters in prison around the world on December 1, 'At least 68 bloggers, Web-based reporters, and online editors are imprisoned, constituting half of all journalists now in jail.' Print was next with 51 cases. Also, 'Freelancers now make up nearly 45 percent of all journalists jailed worldwide, a dramatic recent increase that reflects the evolution of the global news business.' China, Iran, Cuba, Eritrea, and Burma were the top 5 jailers of journalists." rmdstudio writes, too, with word that after the last few days' protest there, largely organized online, the government of Iran is considering the death penalty for bloggers and webmasters whose reports offend it.

Comment: Re:Simple! (Score 1) 970

by tarp (#30321230) Attached to: What Do You Do When Printers Cost Less Than Ink?

There's actually a new CompUSA retailer, it's what used to be the TigerDirect.Com retail stores/outlets. They are now called CompUSA, same old logo and everything. There's only a few locations nationwide, Raleigh and Durham being two that I know of. The store itself looks nothing like the old CompUSA, and actually has prices and products more along the line of Micro Center.

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?