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Comment Stop providing services (Score 5, Insightful) 207

To any country that makes encryption either illegal, or treats it as eminent domain for the government to have access to it's citizen's communications.

This is the same crap the UK is proposing, and the same crap the US is trying to implement. It's time for the citizens, and thereby the private services providers, to stand up and say "No More!!!".

Comment Easy fix (Score 1) 187

All companies based in other countries, like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, etc., etc, should just cease their operations in the UK, if this bill is passes. Stop doing business with this country, stop providing services to this country. That'll get this bill reversed over night, otherwise, the UK can just go back to the modern stone age.

Another thing the citizens of the world can do, block all UK IPs at their firewalls, turn the UK into an information wasteland.

Comment Remove the reason for suicide, not the methods (Score 1) 498

This whole article is a cop out, it's for lazy people trying to sweep the problems under the rug, so the true problems don't have to be corrected, or even identified, and no one needs to take any responsibility for any of it.

Remove the reason for someone to want to commit suicide. Give them a reason to want to live, not through pharmacology.

This is a societal problem, not an individual one, and as we progress, society gets more complicated. More pressures are placed on people to keep up, to cope, to do more. There are those that just can't cope, or do more, and therefore, aren't able to deal with the pressures.

Until the root cause of the problem is addressed, the problem will continue, and blocking the exits will only slow the most determined down, if someone wants out, they're going to find a way.

Comment Re:Hamas are Terrorists (Score 1) 402

What you write is complete and utter bullshit and you clearly know nothing factual about the history of the region. The fact is that there was never more than 8% Jew in the land we call Palestine/Israel today, until the Jews decided to create a racist Jew only state in that land in the late 1800's. All of the troubles stem from this. Trying to create a Jew only state on land that was inhabited by fewer than 8% Jews.

Don't believe it? Well tell it to your Jewish friends - they might need to change history to suit your ridiculous viewpoint!

I didn't say Jews, I never mentioned any religious groups, I even stated it's not about religion, if you read my comment. It's about the political groups.

"Who's right? Who's wrong? I don't know, but history is quite an eye opener." It is easy to answer this question! The Jews are wrong and Hamas is right. Hamas has the right to resist the occupation and annexation of their land, and their exclusion from living on it as equals under the law, using violence. That is their right. Israel does not have the right to claim self-defence when it acts to defend the existence of Israel wherever Israel is defined as a Jew only state built on the land of the refugees to whom it refuses the right to return to live as equals under the law on the land. When Israel accepts the right of return of the refugees to live in the land as equals under the law, then Israel can claim that it is a legitimate state and has the right the defend itself.

You obviously don't know history, and you obviously want to make and keep this a religious issue. The fact that you side with those willing to kill themselves in the process of killing others, in an attempt to be served by virgins, shows it clearly.

Look, you are obviously a bit doughy, so here is a simple analogy for your tiny brain to process: I break into your house and start raping your wife. You try to defend her by attacking me with your puny body. I turn around and snap your head off of your body. The police come to arrest me. I tell them that I was acting in self-defence - because you attacked me. The "Community", which consists of people under my control and in my pay, agree with me and I am accordingly rewarded for heroically managing to defend myself against your attack by being allowed into your 18 year old daughters bedroom for some more "fun"! That is the best analogy of the Israel/Palestine conflict which has ever been written.

And here we finally see where intelligence comes in, insults and examples of propaganda. Go read your history, not the Quran or the Bible, and learn to show a little respect to others if you wish to have a proper debate with them, those who have to lower themselves to slinging insults aren't worth the time or effort.

Comment Re:Hamas are Terrorists (Score 2, Insightful) 402

Gaza started as only a city. It's history is long and colorful, and smattered with conquests by many other civilizations, including Egypt, the Byzantines, the Ottomans, the Asyrians, Great Britain, and many others, the list goes on, spanning about 4000 years. It wasn't until the 20th century that Gaza was officially given to the Palestinians as anything more than a mere conquered (many times over), city, and it wasn't until 1948, that a Palestinian government, was officially recognized by the world at large as anything but a band of nomadic tribes, wandering around the Middle East.

Until 1948, Palestine was a part of Israel, within it's borders, even though modern times didn't recognize Israel as it's own political entity, history shows Israel something larger than a mere city for more than 5000 years. Yes, it has also changed hands over the centuries, but by and far, it's been governed by the same people far longer than Gaza was by the Palestinians.

It was 20th century politics and the UN that finally enacted a Palestine, and it was the UN that gave more than just a city to the Palestinians. The Palestinians have been fighting a war to take over more than what's theirs for far longer than any can remember, and they've been in another country's/state's land wandering around homeless until the 20th century.

This is not about religion, or religious ideologies, it's about politics, and empire building. The Israeli's have had control of that land for far longer than any one civilization, it's part of their territory, they were forced to give it up by the UN, who really have no true authority to give an other's real estate away. The Palestinian government, and by that governance, the people, have been aggressors against the government and people who, historically, have controlled that territory longer than anyone else in history.

Who's right? Who's wrong? I don't know, but history is quite an eye opener.

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