Good find Dave! American journalistic integrity is pretty bad; in a reasonable country where common sense is upheld, Fox News would have been shut down or warned by the government several times by now... they're one of the biggest source of misinformation out there, but I suppose the First Amendment works both ways!
I'm surprised to see Canada directly below the US, but as with education and social security, the northern European countries are leading the way.
His post makes it pretty clear that he's against torture in any way shape or form. He's only protecting himself from retarded commenters by saying that Manning may possibly be in the wrong here, and may possibly deserve to be incarcerated, but NOT before a getting a trial, and certainly NOT with torture involved.
In other words, Manning's actions are debatable.
Torture is not.
Wow, that's low. Hey, I have an idea! How about setting up a website where people can report illegal activities their neighbors did?! Some place where people can be exposed for their secrets. Some kind of... wiki... where people would submit, post, or... leak information. It would allow us to better ourselves by encouraging good behavior and teaching accountability.
It would be called Wikiflow, and the government would LOVE it.[/sarcasm]
So the US Government is trying to have people critic their neighbors instead of their government? Wow you guys are screwed... I hope Canada doesn't drop onto Mexico when the US finally sinks.
Complacency is the worse position to take while dealing with this sort of story. Things won't change unless people revolt, and I refuse to accept censorship of that nature. I'm Canadian, but I can't help but feel outraged at this kind of story.
The USA has been in neutral gear for decades because most of their citizens are comfortable enough in their life to not participate or care about their government anymore. They're rich enough that they don't feel anything more can be done to improve their country, and that is perfect enough as it is.
I sincerely hope Sanders and Brown follow up on this one. I mean, that letter is insulting to say the least.
Is there anyone in the ACTA that's not obviously sided with trade organizations and corporations? Because otherwise, why would anyone want to implement an agreement that's been entirely written by a bunch of corporations? In other words, how is the ACTA any different from the UN's numerous non binding agreements?
I'm not that surprised that such a document has been written, what surprises me is that anyone anywhere might take it seriously. Are lobbyists across the world THAT powerful?
Shoes, water bottle, nail clippers... I can't wait until some guy tries tries to smuggle something in his urethra just to see how they'll handle this one at the security gate. Or how about "I'm feeling lucky" flights where there's no security control at all? Hell I don't mind taking the chance, what's the probability of having a plane hijacked? About the same as the plane crashing from a mechanical error?
"seemed to realized" second to last paragraph. I make this one all the time...
As for the article, what are the damages being claimed here? I can totally picture the AFP people all sweaty in a board room, trying to sort this one out... "Is that the best we can come up with!? Well we don't have a choice. It's either that or admit the fact that maybe we made a mistake."
There's a list of 'Related Stories at the bottom of the right column. At least I see four of them for this article, but they're right below the ads so they're hard to see. It might not be there for everyone... though I agree that the "Related Articles" feature could be revamped... I'll bet it'd increase pageviews!