Will someone, anyone, PLEASE give me a list of ALL these terrorist plots that have been thwarted by all of these "counter-terrorism" forces all over the globe. I keep hearing how numerous they are but never see any evidence of that.
I seem to only hear about the successful ones that "could have been prevented" if only governments could have MORE power to search and seize.
After reading the Washington Post article, it seems pretty clear that the officer in question was not making a serious threat, but at the same time it was clearly not a joke.
He appears to have strong political views that are have no real basis in reality, such as believing the POTUS is a communist. Even idiots should be protected by the 1st Amendment.
The big issue here is that the officer had means to actually attempt a crime, while the teens were obviously just joking. It's sad that no one in the justice system has been able to summon any common sense about those kids.
I just had to stop and think about all these "losses".
It just seems like there are basically three types of "pirate".
A. Those who cannot afford the content but want it.
B. Those that can afford the content but ONLY consume it BECAUSE it's free.
C. Those that can afford the content and WOULD purchase the content if it was not free.
The problem with the content industry is that they count all three groups as a lost sale when ONLY group C is a lost sale.
Then it gets even trickier. Group C is most likely the smallest group and as the amount of choice increases, Group C starts to migrate into Group B.
Then my head nearly exploded when I began to wonder why this is even an issue. Watching the content via stream or download shouldn't even be a crime. It's the person who illegally distributed the content who is actually breaking the law.
In a concerted effort with the Met Police, ICE, FACT, MPAA, MI5, CIA, and Interpol; movie piracy was finally vanquished completely.
Special agents successfully raided the house of the 24 year old mastermind of worldwide movie piracy, and have the suspect in custody pending his extradition to the US and subsequent detention in Guantanamo Bay.
Outside of a police station in the West Midlands, Chris Dodd, president of the MPAA proudly proclaimed, "Mission Accomplished."