Iwata pretty much only pays attention to the Japan market. His only focus is to listen to his Japanese investors. It is SO apparent that is the case it is painful.
Also since when did "pre-oder" go from "you have a week-month to sign up and we will make what the demand is" to "we have X number of units and if you are not a scalper or somebody who lives on gaming sites 24/7 you are not getting one". Nintendo is really pissing me off with that recently.
Verizon has already stopped FIOS rollout. It is almost as if they see Title II is incoming, and their plan is to wait until after and then claim it is just "too expensive to continue their upgrade". Keep whining in some attempt to get the american people to think they are right that Title II was the wrong move.
Honestly that isn't unreasonable compared to what others have said in the past. Not like the crazy people who said "8 million download means I lost $100,000,000 dollars from $12.50 per ticket!" at least give him SOME credit for expectations.
That point, that we treat terrorism as different than crime really hits home. When there's a criminal spree -- bank robberies, burglaries, car thefts -- we may make certain changes in how we act (get better locks, security systems, etc.) but we don't seem to change our entire national psyche. We don't get terrified by crime.
Just to throw a monkey wrench at this point...how exactly would you define the "War on Drugs" then?
It is harder to track down streams because when you take out middle men that means you take out Google's search results...sometimes. But if you really want to watch the steams or find content all it takes is just a little bit more work(AKA finding communities of people). They are so short slightest they think that "not on first page of Google = no real impact"
You didn't mention the margin the House (by a 106 to 7 vote) and Senate (46 to 4) passed it by. Which is notable because of how extremely lopsided it is. Whenever a Bill passes with near universal support, it is either a very good Bill or a very bad Bill. And I just don't think they have the good of the public at heart here.
Maybe if the Police spent more time exercising their first amendment rights and didn't want to jump to exercising the later ones so quickly these players and all these other protesters wouldn't be having so many problems...