I wrote my two senators (Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, both Republican of course) about TPP and how it is a terrible deal for America and only benefits the few huge multinational corporations. They both responded with the exact same form letter telling me how wonderful TPP is and how it will help America get ahead of China. The exact same letter, from both. I wonder which lobbyist wrote it?
You've spouted the biggest load of bullshit I've read in weeks. And that's after reading transcripts of Trump speeches. If you cannot understand the concept of "free speech", please sod off, or go join Erdogan with the sheep.
I wish I could strike all Forbes links from my Google News aggregator. They take up space that could be served by other sites. As it is now, I just avoid any links going to Forbes because I am NOT going to turn off my adblocker.
USTR is nothing more than a sycophantic Hollywood lackey that would institute Great Firewall tactics here and elsewhere. They must lick the boots and arseholes of Sony/Disney/Comcast daily for their sustenance. USTR is far more dangerous than any terrorist group, and countries like Ecuador recognize that. Sadly, too many other countries don't.
It is really disappointing to see Wikileaks become yet another political tool. I always respected their unbiased approach to revealing facts. Now, they're no different than the Drudges and Breitbarts of the world.
So, after all this plays out, should the courts side with the DoJ and order Apple to comply, if Apple just flattly says, "No", what could happen? Fines? If Apple just says, "No" to those as well? What could the DoJ possibly do to them? I really hope Apple sticks to their moral high ground here. No matter the consequences.