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Comment This is only the first step. The next, is scarier. (Score 3, Insightful) 641

That's when Amazon takes it upon themselves to update books on your Kindle, without your knowledge.

They'll probably sell it as a feature, first. Science text books for college, for example. Every year, we'll upgrade your copy to the latest version, etc...

But one day, it will be "Those historical facts no longer represent the current thinking of the administration. So remove those historical facts from this text book, and replace them with these approved-facts."

Comment Re:Mod parent up! (Score 1) 747

Just because London is colder, doesn't mean the globe is getting colder.

London is colder, because the Jet Stream is not as powerful as it once was, and is now being overshadowed by the effects of Siberian winds coming in from the East, instead of warm air coming from the far far south west all across the Atlantic.

If the Gulf Stream stops completely, or changes direction (both of which are possible from global climate change) then London and its surroundings will lose their main source of mild winters.

Comment Re:What?! (Score 1) 464

Yes, even though you might *think* the mainstream media is treating wikileaks as a leading story, the fact that you hadn't even heard of this child-sex purchasing story, should show you how badly the mainstream media is doing its supposed job. (Their actual job, on the other hand, protecting the rich and powerful, they do reasonably well.)

Comment Re:Information wants to be free. (Score 2) 633

Anything which speeds the US down the road to a more obvious Fascist/Police state (because there are those who would argue they're already there), is possibly a good thing in the long term, as it should speed up the civilian uprising which will bring about its downfall.

If it doesn't happen soon, it could be argued that technology will progress to the point where any civilian uprising will be impossible. And then Fascism can arrive safely, and be here to stay.

Comment Re:Sorry, no "dirty tricks" campaign here... (Score 2) 1060

Sorry, you want to use the Daily Mail, a UK tabloid famous for it's high quantities of bullshit, as a SOURCE?

No, I don't think so. It's a shame so many Americans, who don't know the Daily Mail obviously, have 'labelled' you Informative.

Here is an article with some much more reliable sources, which detail the ladies in question connections...

Comment Re:Why is everything a conspiracy? (Score 3, Interesting) 191

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