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Comment Re:This is not going to end well (Score 4, Insightful) 419

Your point is well made. Large companies like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, etc maintain huge patent portfolios and have extraordinarily complicated cross-licensing arrangements that would take an army of outside attorneys decades to fully decipher. It's largely a defensive measure; as you pointed out, poking at Apple with a stick is likely to result in Apple bludgeoning them with a log.

Comment Re:Result (Score 1) 809

There certainly are a lot of nations that "sleep well at night" without constantly posturing their forces in order to scare people into doing what they say and to tell you the truth the deterrent based roles make me far more uncomfortable.

Those nations you're referring to have the luxury of sleeping well at night because there are other nations that are actually willing to take action against hostile regimes. Your ideals are good, but they're not based in reality.

Comment Re:This has been an issue for quite awhile. (Score 1) 420

You know, I actually admire and respect our president, although I certainly don't agree with all of his political views. Let's call a spade a spade: plenty of Democrats supporting invading Iraq, and plenty of Democrats supported the extraordinary rendition crap. While we're on the topic of Democrats supporting crap, let's talk about the Patriot Act, which is anything but patriotic.

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