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Submission + - Parliamentary committee can summon Snowden to testify in Germany

multi io writes: The German Federal court of Justice (BGH), the highest court in the country in all matters of ordinary (non-constitutional) law, has ruled that the parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying scandal may summon Edward Snowden to testify in Germany as a key witness in the case. If the committee decides (with a 25% minority, which seems secure) to go ahead with this, the government must allow Snowden to enter the country and provide appropriate protection against his extradition to the US.

Submission + - German committee may summon Snowden to testify in Germany

multi io writes: The German supreme court (BGH) has ruled (article in German) that the parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying scandal may summon Edward Snowden to testify in Germany as a key witness in the case. If the committee decides (with at least a 25% minority, which seems secure) to go ahead with this, the government must allow Snowden to enter the country and provide appropriate protection against his extradition to the US.

Comment Re:Steve Bannon, not a racist? (Score 1) 805

I'm genuinely curious, provide links to actual racist quotes made by him.

The summary of this article doesn't count, saying country is also it's citizens besides economy isn't racist

It's "identity politics". As in, you like Asians, but only as long as they live in Asia, while the US stays white and takes no non-European immigrants, not even if they really identify as Americans and love the US constitution and core values. So each country gets its own race and stays with it. And you genuinely wish each country and its people to prosper and flourish, but they should stay separate and not mix. Is that racist? I don't know, I just find it idiotic in general. You see this kind of thinking in Europe too, with "identity movements" popping up all over the place. And it ultimately restricts growth and economic prosperity versus a rational immigration policy that accepts talent from everywhere irrespective of race or origin.

Comment anti-business (Score 1) 235

So the Republicans have now deteriorated to the point where they actively pursue policies that would undermine the US's internet economy, which is leading the world and spurs innovation globally and should be one of the prides of the nation. It's astounding to think that the GOP once used to be the quintessential pro-business party, whereas these days the majority of business leaders support the Democratic Party, if only for the fact that they seem to churn out fewer religious bigots and all-around numbnuts.

Comment Re:and yet... (Score 2, Insightful) 418

"Don't be evil", amirite?

I'm not sure what would be "evil" about supporting a particular party or candidate. What did YOU think happens when a political campaign is started? What did you think the people involved communicate to each other? Only dates and addresses and cookie recipes for blue or red colored cookies?

Comment BleachBit (Score 1) 569

Gowdy's comments just cater to IT novices who might think that there must be a bad cheap way and a good expensive way to wipe bits from a hard drive, when in fact there's just one way, and it's not particularly clever or complicated. People have written free programs to do it, so everybody uses them. It's just like thinking that anybody who uses a Teraflop/s machine must be using it to design nuclear bombs, until you realise that TFLOPs machines cost 100 bucks these days, so everybody uses them for everything, including writing birthday emails to grandma.

Comment Trapped? (Score 3, Insightful) 306

He doesn't "sit trapped in the Ecuadorean embassy" any more than a prissy teenage girl who is mad at her parents and doesn't wanna come down for dinner sits trapped in her room. He can just walk out of there whenever he pleases. The only risk he'd face would be major embarrassment after NOT being deported to the US.

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