Not just cop killer, he should also be wanted by pretty much every law enforcement organization and military forces for the following crimes (not a complete list!):
- Grand theft auto (duh!)
- Murder (which includes civilians, rival gang members, cops, government agents, soldiers and Big Smoke)
- Possession of illegal firearms (unless it is legal to possess RPGs in the US?)
- Bank robbery
- Stealing a cistern of fuel
- Helping to evacuate a ton (or was it two?) of "weed"
- Piracy (not the internet kind...the high seas kind)
- Stealing aircraft
- Robbing a casino
- Stealing secret (and also not so secret) military equipment
- HORRIBLE DANCE MOVES!
And the list goes on. He should also be wanted by many research institutions that would be interested in knowing how he can survive falling from a three story building (and just walk it off) or being shotgunned several times at almost point-blank range. Oh and surviving falling from an arbitrarily high altitude into a pool of water without so much of a scratch.
And besides, even if you do have "new" technology, how long do you think someone else skilled in the area would take to copy it, even if you just gave them a general description of what it is meant to do?
US: "Oh, we've invented this new shiny rifle that shoots missiles. It's pretty high-tech".
Someone else: "Dang...I've never though on that...gimme 10 minutes".
10 Minutes later:
Someone else: "Here, I've made one that shoots bullets, missiles, grenades, kittens and peas. What to look at it?"
What sleek designs? Those re-hashes/upgrades of old technology? Heck, your best fighter is still the F-15 (the F-22 was a total flop if you ask me). Your standard rifle is still the M4 and the M16. Your standard tank is still the M1.
Pay attention kid: your "new" technology is just an improvement on the old, with better guiding systems, bigger payloads or better performance.
Give me one example of something truly new your military have invented in the past decade.
"For that matter, how about we just give everyone all of our military technology while we are at it"
What? Your guns, stealth fighters and cruise missiles? Heck, if I can't get them HERE, I'll gt them over there. You think you are so special or that your "military technology" is so advanced or secret? Most of your technology was developed in the 70s and hasn't suffered a major upgrade since. Also, this isn't Civilizations kid. You can't have more "tech" that the guy next door.
"Freedom of press was created to make sure the gov is feeding us a bunch of bull, but that doesn't mean it extends to the gov not having secrets."
And why does a government need to have secrets? What is so important that the government must hide from the common man? The only reason I see is if it is something EXCEPTIONALLY critical, not some day-to-day diplomacy crap.
The only reason I see for a government to hide stuff and lie is if they are doing something terribly wrong, which, apparently, they were.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Who decides what Consitutes good or bad?
Then you are doing it wrong.
I was skeptical about jamendo when I first heard of it, but once I started listening, I can't stop.
Here's my personal list of favorite artists I found till now (I hope I don't get the names wrong):
- Talco (Combat rock...or so they call it)
- Mortad Hell (metal...not great, but they have some songs I enjoyed)
- Diablo Swing Orchestra (this one is just great. Not sure how to classify it, but I'd call it metal)
- Melqurt (rock/metal)
- Prana Yama (Techno)
Try them if you dare. But I bet you won't. Your type is afraid of trying something new. I'll keep expanding my musical horizons, and I'll keep refusing to eat the mainstream crap your kind keeps trying to shove down my throat.
There are already some that do this. The game is free to download and has absolutely no restriction. However, you can pay real money to buy special items, stats increases, etc... (usually those special items don't have a big impact on gameplay, it's mostly cosmetic).
Don't know how successful the model is, but I played one (FLYFF or something), and it sure had plenty of players...and many of them had those "special items", so I believe they were doing well.
You gotta see that it is hard work making these ebooks.
Here's a little guide to help all you laypeople to understand why ebooks are more expensive than the tree-killing alternative:
**Step-by-step Ebook production guide, version 0.3**
Step 1: Monkey, uh, I mean, author delivers final version of book.
Step 2: Have your best and most skilled monk (yes, one of those 5th century, robed beardy ones) copy the original text (by hand...with ink and a feather!) into paper. This will be your "original". Oh right, don't forget to have him adorn the pages with cute drawings and make the first letter of every paragraph HUGE.
Step 3: Proof-read "original".
Step 4: Have your "lesser" monks (just as robed as the one form step 2, but not as beardy) make as many copies of the "original" as necessary to fill your orders.
Step 5: Proof-read every copy.
Step 6: Pass copy through a scanner and use OCR (optical character recognition) to extract the text into pdf format (you realize you don't need the pictures after all and those huge letters waste too much ink anyway).
Step 7: Proof-read the digital copies. In case they aren't "good", go back to step 3 (yes, the typo might be in the original, in which case, you have to restart form 2).
Step 8: Now you realize you need some pictures...just paste the original ones the mon...artist provided into the pdf.
Step 9: Convert to non-standard format, slap in some DRM and ship it to client. Ka-ching!
You play as the head of a secret branch of government whose job was to keep the prime minister in office, by any means necessary. That meant smear campaigns, stalkings, assassinations, kidnappings and infiltrating hostile organizations (and disrupting them from the inside).
Well, part of the job was to keep an eye on potential troublemakers (like Assange) and limit the damage they could cause. You could go the "easy" route and kill them outright, but that can hurt your "reputation" (or cause political backlash), and you might take a forced trip down from the 13th floor...very fast...with no parachute.
The key was to be as subtle as possible when attacking opponents and to head off potential trouble before it turns on you and destroys the PM's reputation.
Subtlety and being able to head off trouble before it hits is something the US needs to work on A LOT! Or else they'll just keep embarrassing themselves in front of the world. Therefore, I suggest they start training the secret police with this "ancient" game :).
Your explanation does not pass the BS test either.
Take the visible spectrum. Light emitted from a lamp is harmless. Now, concentrate all that light in a tight beam, and you get a "laser" capable of melting steel (or paper at least).
What we did is focus the dispersed photons emitted by the lamp and cram a hell lot of them into a tiny space. This ensures that many many photons will hit a small surface, instead of having a few dispersed photons hitting a large area. More photons equal more energy, which equal more damage.
Not convinced? Try it yourself: Grab a magnifying glass and focus the light on a piece of paper. Just be sure to do that in a safe place, because that paper is going to catch fire right quick.
Now note that, since x-rays are (basically) the same thing as visible light, I can do the same thing with X-rays, and melt you away with an x-ray laser if I wanted. So Green Snowflake anony's scenario is theoretically possible.
Numbers are fun. We can mess around with them until they tell us whatever we want. And it works both ways. Fun:
The population of the US is around 300e6 (according to wikipedia).
So, 30000/300e6 = 1e-4 = 0,001 % of the population of the US. Looks like a dismal failure huh?
But what about if I tweaked the numbers and told you that 1 in each 1000 US citizens is making a living through art? Sounds a lot nicer.
All these numbers are good for is for manipulating public opinion. The big recording industries DO NOT want to be seen as the loser on this war that they cannot win, even though it is obvious, even to the casual observer, that they are just delaying their inevitable death.