It's a problem that all of the members of that pack of parasites seem to share, they just cannot keep their mouths shut(unless they are under oath anyway, in which case they have a tendency to collectively develop speech impediments and go mute).
You mean hide posts? That 'nefarious' action that is decided by the community when they see a post trollish or insulting enough that they mark it as such, until it reaches the threshold and is hidden so well that it takes the monumentally difficult action of... clicking once to reveal it?
If you don't want to be sent to time-out over and over again, stop acting like a child with the ad homs, insults and name calling.
In the same year, those involved in crop production(farming basically), suffered 245 fatalities, animal production 148(124 from cattle ranching alone), mining 155, construction 738, manufacturing 327, food and beverage stores 86(55 of which were from shootings, meaning the odds are higher that working in that field will get you shot vs police work), truck transportation 485.
Put plainly, police work isn't even close to the most dangerous job a person can take, and yet somehow they're supposed to get a pass when they pull and gun and shoot someone, intentionally or not, in the line of duty?
Illegal spying for foreign industry interests? Not a problem, just retroactively legalize it after the fact, that'll solve it! /s
(Seriously though, that is exactly what they tried doing, though I can't recall offhand whether or not they managed it)
Yeah, thing is though, if it's just a civil matter, then that means no extradition, which leaves him just a titch outside of US jurisdiction for that sort of thing, they need to get him to the US to actually do anything other than what they've already done, but with the absolute circus the *AA's and their lapdogs in the DoJ turned the whole case into, unless they can find a completely bought and paid for judge in NZ, the odds of that happening at this point are essentially nill.
For a lot of people, pretty much, it's very much a 'boy who cried wolf' scenario, even when blue doesn't post something trollish, at this point most people automatically assume any post by blue is going to be such, so they just click 'Report' automatically.
Mike doesn't have anything to do with flagging/unflagging comments, that's entirely community decided.
That said this does appear to be one of the rare times blue is on the money, he/she's just poisoned their reputation so much that people no longer even listen to them, so it's just a case of reaping what they sow.
Why is anyone still doing business or involved with a company this odious?
'Many academics are complaining about it on twitter'? That's nice, I'm sure if the company they are complaining about looks hard enough, they might be able to find a shred of care.
It's simple, if a company is acting this bad, claiming ownership over the work done by others, stop submitting papers to them. This is the age of the internet and global connectivity, there are other options, time to use them.
The trick is, any of those things, if done by someone who wasn't a cop, would likely result in a fine, being fired or possibly some minor jail time, yet because they were cops, suddenly it's no big deal.
If the gorram cops aren't respecting the laws, they can hardly expect anyone else to, now can they?
If I'm reading it right, he'll still be paid and taxed normally, with any bitcoins donated to the town converted into 'normal' currency before being used to pay him, the 'paid in bitcoins' bit is just a PR thing, to make the situation sound more interesting.
Had he presented a legitimate threat to the lives of those around him, lethal force might have been justified, though even then they had options other than opening fire in a crowded area.
Instead, they opted for lethal force, firing three shots, hitting two bystanders, and completely missing their target. If the idea was to cause more harm, then they succeed with flying colors. If however they were trying to contain and prevent harm, then I'd say they failed spectacularly.
Now, on it's own this would just be a case of lousy judgement on the part of the officers, obviously they should have gone with non-lethal methods(what finally took the man down was a taser, so they did have the right tools available, they just didn't use them properly), where it gets completely ridiculous is then charging the one they were shooting at with assault, a felony level charge, as though it was somehow his fault the cops on the scene were so trigger happy two people got shot.
As the popehat coverage of the incident points out, this is 'abusive spouse' type thinking, where it's somehow the victim's fault for the aggressor's actions, as the agressor is unable to be mature enough to be responsible enough for their own actions, blaming others for 'forcing' them to do something.
As opposed to... what? It's an open source program, people kinda need to be able to download it to use and modify it, locking it down so it wasn't publicly available would rather defeat the whole purpose behind going open source.
Uhh, maybe pick a different country for something like that, as GEMA has made abundantly clear, german politicians and judges tend to fall all over themselves 'helping' the legacy music industries over there, at times to the point where they might as well be officially employed by them.
Same thing really, retroactive copyright extensions are taking something that was in the public domain and making them secret, it's just you can (assuming the works are made available) pay to access them.
Well german courts have already shown a willingness to kick common sense and sanity to the curb when it comes to 'protecting' the recording industry in their country, certainly wouldn't be surprising to see them take similar actions against competition to large tech companies.