I love that the CBC article comes right out and acknowledges -- in the second paragraph no less -- that people will find a workaround for region-blocking:
After what seems like light-years of griping about the fact that Netflix users get more (and sometimes better) titles in the U.S., Canadians will soon have exclusive access to something our American friends might actually install a VPN for: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
When the camera focuses in on the phone to show off its analysis of the food being scanned, the phone’s clock is clearly on display. The first result is from 1:30 p.m., but in the next shot it’s 1:21 p.m., 1:22 p.m. and 1:23 p.m, before jumping back in time again to 1:15 p.m., 1:18 p.m. and 1:19 p.m.
I don't see why everyone keeps going on about the impossibility of TellSpec's food scanner technology when the big story is that they've invented a time machine.
Dr. Persaud might -- entirely accidentally -- leave the documents on his desk when he goes for a coffee. Not his fault that he couldn't trust some unknown public-health-minded person who happened to stop by to tidy up. oops.
The US Civil War wasn't originally to "free the slaves", it was about keeping the Union together and keeping a strong central federal government versus a weaker one in which states had (much) more power inside their own borders.
No no no no no no.
The Civil War was most definitely about slavery. The states that seceded explicitly stated this. Here's a few excerpts from declarations of seceding states.
Georgia: "For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery."
Mississippi: "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world."
South Carolina: "an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution."
Texas: "In all the non-slave-holding States, in violation of that good faith and comity which should exist between entirely distinct nations, the people have formed themselves into a great sectional party, now strong enough in numbers to control the affairs of each of those States, based upon an unnatural feeling of hostility to these Southern States and their beneficent and patriarchal system of African slavery, proclaiming the debasing doctrine of equality of all men, irrespective of race or color-- a doctrine at war with nature, in opposition to the experience of mankind, and in violation of the plainest revelations of Divine Law."
Virginia was marginally more circumspect: "the Federal Government, having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern Slaveholding States."
Please don't bring revisionist history into this. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you were taught this in school (as many of us were, and many students still are), but it is demonstrably false, and an attempt to whitewash U.S. history. Yes, the goal of the North was to preserve the Union, but for the Confederacy it was all about preserving slavery.