>> Religion is just the way that hate is channeled, not the cause Oh, look - isn't ignorance cute? Religion is not the "cause", it's justification. You have no idea what the "cause" really is, unless you claim to have gift of prophecy and\or telepathy.
>> Now, let's see, another country, either directly or by proxy, is killing your civilians. International courts do nothing Courts? Who do you think should put to trial US government? UN that itself exists on US money? Europe that benefit from NATO protection? Almighty God? If you happens to be in country that US bombing, maybe you should join army there?
>> ... articles in the Geneva Convention Did any jihadist gang signed it?
>> Remember, they fucking hate us. And the worst part is that I can't say it's unjustified... So? This matters because ... ?
>>> here is no profile of the type of person who becomes a terrorist Yea, keep telling this. You seems to be confusing "terrorism" and "burglary". Not every criminal-with-a-gun is a terrorist. Not every gang is terrorist organization.
And yes, modern day Islam drive terrorism. All those calls for jihad doesn't happen in vacuum. And all those "Death to America" marches and speeches are not harmless. Maybe "well-developed Muslim identity" indeed counteract, but this "identity" is rare as snow dragon.
Are we talking about same "Amnesty International" that find "human rights violations" literally everywhere it looks? And of cause it looks where it is convenient.
Are you fighting muslim fanatics? - that's violation! Are you spying on their leaders? - that's violation?
Because you know, every jihadist idiot should be (somehow) caught, have lengthy trial and than we should feed him for the rest of his pathetic life instead of just shoot him on sight. Yea, that's reasonable.
So, that's an answer for "why GCHQ spy on them": because they are _ALSO_ fanatics. And as all kind of fanatics - dangerous when not kept in check.
So he need money for license some copyrighted stuff. What's so ridiculous here? Those photos belong CBS/Paramount and such due to high-profile nature, license cost is significant. Want make a movie - pay for it.
>> People create content for many reasons, and getting paid is usually way down on the list of reasons. There are all kind of "content". Yes, people will play music just because it's fun. And write books just to express some thoughts. But - people simply can't create Call-Of-Duty/WoW/etc level game just-because. It's simply financially impossible, at least now. Same is true for movies - those of high production values are usually produced to make a profit.
>> The counter-argument is simple: that's a false dichotomy. The choice isn't between Facebook's approach or nothing. Facebook is private enterprise. That's up to _them_ what kind of choice to present to their users.
>> You should check again. Facebook is a LOT more than just a website. You need a reality check. It _IS_ a website. Oh, you probably mean "it collaborate with another _websites_ to collect " - ... and it is still a website. All Facebook can do is to show me this or another ad. Everything else is your fantasies.
Unless I'm missing something, this is Facebook's own money. Maybe this idea is bad/wrong/stupid. But dangerous? - give me a break. IIRC nobody forces people to use it, right? Like it - use it. Don't like - don't use.
To the point - Facebook's argument is "this is better than nothing". I fail to see counter-argument here. Does Mike think that in fact, this is worst than nothing? Why? Because Facebook may profit?
All this "abuse their power" BS is funny. Last time I checked, Facebook is just a website. It's not "Umbrella Corp.", you know. They don't have private army or black helicopters. It's just a website. Get real.
>> Maybe, ... we should STOP DOING STUPID SHIT that simply continues the ongoing cycle?
Oh, you mean stop playing "world policemen" role? Definitely, go ahead. Give up those aircraft carriers, ICBM's, nuclear subs and so on and so forth. You don't need all this to protect yourself (who's going to invade US anyway?).
However, if you still think that tribe X killing tribe Y somewhere in Middle East is your business - don't cry about "radical islam".
Your "power-hungry government" is _ELECTED_. Remember that? All those crazy "anti-terrorist" laws are quite popular.
Isn't it what democracy all about? Rule of the people?
What you're seeing here is western democracy at deadlock: the correct (tried-and-working) way to stop this isis-elkaida-jihad-and-the-rest is brutal war. To US folks: no, Vietnam is not example of such; WWII or crusades is. But, you can't engage in such war, because of human-rights-war-crimes-other-weird-ideas. Result - insane surveillance laws that fix no problem and just waste taxpayer's money.
As inaction continue, expect to see more of it, not less.
>> So killing you political rivals is OK Since when Palestinians became "political" rivals?! "Political" means "participating in politics", which usually apply to citizens. Armed struggle makes it OK to kill opponents.
>> The creation of Israel and the act of dropping a non-native population in its midst, and then allowing that nation to run contrary to the NPT Allowing? Who do you think was "allowing" it? World-police? US? God? Here's a hint for you: nobody "grants" or "awards" you a state. One must build its own. It's match simpler to demolish trains than run them on time. It's match simpler to fire rockets on the neighbor's house then build your own (house).