The manufacturer would almost certainly be in a different country with different laws. It's often an import company further down the supply chain that's responsible for ensuring that the product meets your local country's laws, power requirements, radio frequencies etc. Even the big brand names are often just customers; the product will be sold under other brand names.
Neither the manufacturer nor the importer sold it to you, so they're under no obligation to take it back. If they did take it back, the per-item amount they sold it to the distributor for will be a fraction of what you paid for it.
DHS demands your My Friend Cayla doll's MAC address at the border.
The FBI demands access to the doll's cloud servers because terrorists.
Music collecting societies realize that the audio captured by the dolls might include music, and start demanding royalties.
Google uses IFTTT to connect the doll to the self-driving car they place it in, to make it appear that the doll is driving. Highway patrol officers declare the doll's behavior "suspicious", and the car is taken via civil asset forfeiture.
I read somewhere that Peter Jackson faces the opposite problem with his planned Dam Busters remake. In real life the Guy commanding the attack - Guy Gibson - was 25. He was commanding 20 year old pilots, often with younger crew members.
Use actors that age today, and no-one would believe it. Even the 1955 movie used actors a decade older.
So we have DHS compiling a massive database of userids and passwords for e-mail and social media accounts.
The userids and passwords aren't the point. It's about building a database of connections between people. Your email and Facebook accounts supply a list of who you know and communicate with, and often who THOSE people know and communicate with. Import the accounts of a few million travellers a year, and the connections add up.
Years later you become a suspect, because you know someone on Facebook who knows someone via company email who got radicalized. In the 2000s they kidnapped and tortured people for less just to check on those suspicions.
DHS Agent: "Look, it's well-established that one can be jailed indefinitely if they won't hand over a password we think they have."
Visitor: "But I..."
DHS Agent: "And that's an American citizens. You're not, so we can ship you to a third country for torture. We've done it before. A guy transiting New York on his way home to Canada, just to check on vague suspicions."
DHS Agent: "Hand it over, and no dummy accounts. We'd better see lots of activity and friends on that account. We'll be examining your friends too."
Announcer (Facebook commercial): And that is just one reason why everyone should be on Facebook. Get your mandatory account today!
As I wrote in my follow-up post a couple hours later...
Iraq has 14x the population of Chicago. Multiply Chicago's stats by that number and you get:
Last year, there were 6,426 murders in Chicago. In Iraq, there were more than 17,000. Last weekend in Chicago, there were 98 murders. In Iraq, there were 103.
That's getting into the same ballpark.
On the other hand it's really only that last figure that gets into the same ballpark. That's long after the Iraq war and before ISIS got rolling. Some careful cherry-picking is required to reach that ballpark.
Your use of square mileage to boost the numbers is just deluded.
When we add the observation that Iraq is in the midst of post-war, internal warfare against ISIS, Chicago looks worse still.
So to sum up:
"Chicago compares to war zone!"
"The statistics show otherwise."
"Yeah, but they don't count because they're a war zone."
But as for your next point...
Comparing cities to countries is meaningless.
Well, yes. There will ALWAYS be an outlier. A city in America that does far worse than average, that will let someone use a "Chirac" claim to justify an extremist federal policy.
Given that Chicago's murder rate has been cut in half since 1991, somebody's doing something right there. Turning the country into a police/surveillance state is unjustified.
The growing use of provisional application clauses in treaties is a consequence of the need felt to give effect to treaty obligations prior to a state’s formal ratification of / accession to a treaty.
The vast majority of CETA’s provisions will be provisionally applied before the member states ratify it.
If Canada or the EU decides not to ratify CETA, they're still bound by it for further three years. The member states - that is, the taxpayers - can still be sued if they pass or enforce any law that harms investors, from the time of signing to the time of deciding not to ratify, plus three years after.
If they ratify but later withdraw from the treaty, they're bound for a further 20 years.
On the other hand the Investment Court System provisions will not be provisionally applied. They won't come into force unless CETA is ratified by member states. (Yes, that somewhat contradicts the above. It's not pretty.)
In that same nine year period when 4,265 citizens were killed in Chicago, there were almost 30 times as many citizens killed in Iraq. Last year, there were 459 murders in Chicago. In Iraq, there were more than 17,000. Last weekend in Chicago, there were seven murders. In Iraq, there were 103. And Iraq's murders have been doubling year to year, unlike Chicago's murder rate that has been cut in half since 1991.