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Journal Journal: RIAA

From "JustSomeGuy":But here's the deal: everyone knows what an MP3 is and how to get them for free. It's ubiquitous. The cat's out of the bag. So the industry's real options are: 1) find a way to adapt to a new model, or 2) go bankrupt. They're choosing 3) stomp their little feet and wish really hard that it'll all go away. It's simply not going to happen. For mathematical reasons, it provably can't happen.
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Journal Journal: Good point

Islam is an ideology, and deserves to be scrutinized as such.Furthermore, the statement "Islam is a religion of peace." is a hypothesis, and deserves to be treated as such. At the moment, the experimental evidence (including the Quran) seems to contradict that hypothesis.
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Journal Journal: Wow

That too is a cultural problem. I dont know who is going to step in and stop it.. but its certainly not going to be ME! And that is exactly how everyone there thinks. Since I was a child, I was taught.. and all the kids around me were taught "dont get involved in other people's messy business." , "Its somebody else's problem" "stay away from trouble.. and those people are trouble". That would explain the great deal of corruption, human rights abuses and tyrannical governments in that region of the world too. No one is willing to take it upon him/herself to take on the corrupt, the tyrannts, the fanatics and the other idiots. They just put up with it.. or leave. In my case.. I left. American culture is different. They can and will intervene when there is a problem. A lot of todays americans are descended from people fleeing religious and cultural persecution. They were taught differently by their parents, as my children will be taught differently by me. We fleed once, and are in a land that will treat us well.. "make sure we dont loose what we have gained through so much hardship. It is your duty to intervene, and take it upon yourself to fight the corrupt, the tyrants and the fanatics from taking over". So in summary, you guys might as well do it.. because you'll grow old waiting before anyone in that region of the world rises up to fight them. --- Tempestdata
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Journal Journal: Pacifists

The only thing worse than a pacifist is a pacifist that's a total dumbass (ie you).
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Journal Journal: Out of context

People, put your nose out and go visit your neighbours. Thank you. Might want to wait until the riots are over, though. Otherwise your experience might be "shockingly out of context". (in reference to Fox news' coverage of the Frence riots be "shockingly out of context.")

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