But then again: Iraq has 10-12 times the population of Chicago (and is trying to recover from civil war and insurgency), so me, I'm thinking, "Wow! Iraq only has three times the murder rate of Chicago? That's pretty good!"
While we're at it, compare that Chicago murder rate with that of Toronto (roughly the same size) which experienced a 'sharp rise' to 69, for 2016.
For those folk who always make a point a commenting without reading the source material:
"The case – A.T. v. Globe24H.com – involves a Romanian-based website that downloaded thousands of Canadian judicial and tribunal decisions, posted them online and demanded fees for their swift removal."
While there's a substantial difference of degree, the Romanian website's business model is essentially revenge porn blackmail.
From what I can discern, in the 'States, as long as someone is able to make a buck, any activity is considered, uh, legitimate. And anyone who pays you a salary, owns you, like a master owns a slave. This applies also when you're not 'on the clock'.
"Not exactly, and thereby stems one part of your confusion."
Well, not quite. The 'Nation', as its first meaning, "It is a cultural-political community that has become conscious of its autonomy, unity, and particular interests." - quoting AD Smith's 'The Ethnic Origins of Nations'.
BTW: It's all been settled in a amicable fashion, per the IOM news: "Following a joint meeting between the DED and Bushy’s yesterday (Thursday), it was announced an agreement has been reached in principle to allow the continued use of the Bushy’s TT trademark under a proposed co-existence agreement."
I thought the very same thing when I read that section of the Gladwell's, er, turd.
Mind you, Snowden, if I can believe the Oliver Stone docudrama, had big red EFF stickers on his laptops - the same kind I have on mine - while he was working at the NSA. So they might hire an ex-EFF staffer.
The other thought that I had while reading the article was: "Malcom, Malcom, silly little Malcom: if there anyone in the world that knows what a whistleblower looks like, it's not corporate shills like you but actual other whistleblowers, y'know, say Daniel Elsberg himself."
Daniel Elsberg, on Edward Snowden:
".. We all took the same oath to protect and defend the Constitution...no one in the executive branch, or in any branch, has fulfilled the oath to uphold and protect the Constitution as well as you[Edward Snowden], so thank you."
Grrr! I have to go work harder - five minutes ago - in my nerd-like job. So I can't properly demolish this anonymous comment: I have met many people who seem to think that their position in life entitles them to a job that consists of ordering other people to work; work that these entitled people have no idea how it's done, or how it works. In that particular story, the nerds, after telling these entitled people that the laws of mathematics make their requests impossible, are told that "Oh, no, it's that you're not working hard enough".
Meanwhile, in this particular case, I'm with the insightful-winning commenter: What, oh what, has Clinton ever done/achieved? Not what has she ever claimed to have done, but really done? For women? For children? For world peace?
I'd accept failing after trying. But she never even tried.
That and, as a Canadian, I get soooo tired hearing someone characterize an organization/politician/person-with-pulse as being "at the far extreme utmost radical left", when everyone else in the world finds them as being slightly to the right of center. Why to frame the Overton Window, eh.
By greatly increasing the tax on property (and greatly reducing all other taxes), you'd be essentially renting the land from the Commons, the people.
That land cannot be furtively moved to a lower-tax district by weaselly accounting practices. I'm sure you can find all sorts of instances where companies claim that all of their profits are generated by a post-office box address in Andorra or Bermuda, and so can't be taxed where you live.
In many, many cases, the increase of the value of land is largely due to improvements which have been paid for by other citizens' taxes (roads, sewage, public transit, etc), or are the property of Commons (resources, oil,ore, etc).
You get to invoke Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Henry George (double-bonus here: he was an American!). It has the potential to reduce the cost of living for everyone by two means: i) taxes can actually get collected (or else the owner of the land has to forfeit it, returning it to the Commons); 2) house prices are likely to come down to non-speculation prices.
That's where you should have ended that sentence. Of course, HRC and the DNC will blame everyone but themselves - where the blame should squarely lie - thus ensuring the DNC doesn't get fixed and that Trump wins a second term.
In a typically Canadian fashion, an Expert Group, having the power of a Commission of Inquiry has been formed to look into this affair.
It's true that Canadian police forces have had multiple instances of shameful behaviour, the idea that "the public is the enemy of the police" isn't deeply entrenched in the cops' minds like it is in the 'States.
In a related case, the Federal Court has ruled that CSIS broke the law by keeping personal metadata for ten years (that is, beyond the authorized one-year limit).
From the ruling: "In addition, the CSIS has breached its duty of candour towards the Court by failing to inform it clearly and transparently of its retention program, more specifically in regard to associated data collected and retained through the operation of warrants."
There's nothing preventing you from actually donating money directly to the EFF, eh.
Bonus, if you donate enough money (not really that much): you'll receive a big red sticker you can put on your laptop - just the perfect thing when you want to annoy TSA agents and get knowing nods from fans of Edward Snowden. I have three of 'em.
Stickers, that is. As for my 'nads', I have the usual number.