Maybe the US should invest more resources in DEFENDING from cyber attacks
You've got two choices.
a) fix vulnerabilities, which will make everyone safer and more secure. That is the defensive stance. Fixing vulnerabilities, however, will also make your enemies more safe, and thus diminish your offensive potential.
b) hoard knowledge of vulnerabilities. This will make everyone, including yourself, more vulnerable. But then you have a bigger offensive arsenal.
One of these choices shows you're an idiot, unless your side has less technology that needs defending in the first place (like: if you're a terrorist outfit, and not a country, then you don't need to defend anyone).
Your so-called "French" fries are actually Belgian in origin. And hereabouts we call them by their French name, which happens to be "pommes frites" (fried potatoes; the pommes would be short for pommes-de-terre, actually).
The colonies' plans to import more tea and tea ingredients with lowered tariffs to make our many varieties widely available across borders will have "severe negative impacts on our industry and incentives to invest, which would stunt economic growth and innovation for years to come."
You nailed it. This is exactly what we are seeing with CETA, TTIP and so on. It's the resurgence of mercantilism.
The thing is actually, that this prude 19th century (starts somewhere after 1815 and goes right up to 1918) is to blame for a lot of things we get wrong in history. We tend to apply the 19th century prudery to the 18th century or the middle ages, which were decidedly less prude.
Either he's a liar, or the European Patent Office is illegally granting software patents.
It's actually the latter, and illegally granting unenforceable patents (in the hopes actually, that the pressure will be on to change the legislation; and to make a good buck in between) is what we call "fraud".
Sadly, there is nobody who has jurisdiction over the EPO, so this fraud has been going on for the last 20 years..
And what exactly makes the FBI have these domains in the first place? It's not like they've won any judgement or even proved they were used for criminal activities. It does actually more look like some illegal scam on the side of the FBI.
Did the DOJ ever hear about the foundations of the State of Law, namely the separation of power?
Well, separation of power says THE FUCKING DOJ DOES NOT MAKE LAWS, not even propose! And if they're trying they're trying to subvert democracy itself. I'd call such an action treasonous and at least enough to fire all involved people within the DOJ immediately, with a ban of ever working in the DOJ again.
This shitty generation could die already and leave us alone. Trouble is, it's not "that generation" that's responsible for the trouble. I'm actually meeting total luddites, technical idiots, nincompoops that have no idea about what's even mathematically possible, and they're all younger than me. And a lot more authoritarian.
My generation is those that were teenagers when the Berlin wall fell. Apparently there's both an older generation of fuckwits that wants these walls again, like Trump, but also a younger one that's okay with them.
Yes, and he got it completely backwards: But smartphone encryption, one of the great public safety challenges of our time, remains almost entirely self-regulated. Encryption is the safety-measure here, it protects billions of people from identity theft, stalking, fraud and other crimes.
If you want to increase security and safety, you need to outlaw non-encrypted phones and any kind of law-enforcement access or other backdoor.