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Old 2013-09-23, 12:05   Link #30801
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Downloading Is Mean! Content Industry Drafts Anti-Piracy Curriculum for
Elementary Schools:


"Listen up children: Cheating on your homework or cribbing notes from another
student is bad, but not as bad as sharing a music track with a friend, or otherwise
depriving the content-industry of its well-earned profits.

That’s one of the messages in a new-school curriculum being developed with the
Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America
and the nation’s top ISPs, in a pilot project to be tested in California elementary
schools later this year.

A near-final draft of the curriculum shows that it comes in different flavors for every
grade from kindergarten through sixth, to keep pace with your developing child’s ability
to understand that copying is theft, period."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ol-propaganda/
Apparently, they figured out that brainwashing teenagers and adults isn't working for them, so they decide to brainwash children now. I guess they're really getting desperate.

Not that I think it will help them, as piracy is still going on as we speak and physical music sales are still decreasing (even with piracy seemingly going down).
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Old 2013-09-23, 12:09   Link #30802
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Why is all the discussion only about a "grand coalition" between the CDU/CSU and the SPD? What about a CDU/CSU+Green coalition? Is there more antipathy toward Merkel and CDU among the Greens than among the SPD membership?
Yes, absolutely!

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The Greens would probably want the environment portfoiio, but I doubt that would be on offer at least at the outset. If they got a couple of junior ministries and did a decent job with them, it might help convince voters that the Greens actually have an interest in governing rather than just criticizing.
The greens are much more than just environment and they don't have to prove it because they already have been in the federal government in the past plus they are in several state governments right now.
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Old 2013-09-23, 17:10   Link #30803
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Ted Cruz Turns Obamacare Defunding Plan From Disaster to Utter Fiasco
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...to-fiasco.html
And the guy is supposed to be a possible candidate for 2016 ...
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Old 2013-09-23, 17:20   Link #30804
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Ted Cruz Turns Obamacare Defunding Plan From Disaster to Utter Fiasco
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...to-fiasco.html
And the guy is supposed to be a possible candidate for 2016 ...
Eh. I read the comments. It seems to be working anyway.

(I know, I know. I shouldn't read the comments.)
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Old 2013-09-24, 01:21   Link #30805
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The night of the exact same day, someone was arrested trying to set fire on the Yasukuni temple.
The arson identified himself as a South Korean national.

There are those on both sides who rather not have peaceful talks, and willing to spark tensions.
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Old 2013-09-24, 01:38   Link #30806
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The night of the exact same day, someone was arrested trying to set fire on the Yasukuni temple.
The arson identified himself as a South Korean national.

There are those on both sides who rather not have peaceful talks, and willing to spark tensions.
What for? Bilateral trade ties are pretty good, both sides didn't like China much, and their elites think that the rest of East Asia (especially to the South), are second-rate, genetically inferior, human beings; with so many similarities, it is hard to see why they would have that kind of enemity.
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Old 2013-09-24, 03:47   Link #30807
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Triangular or more relationships are always the best. Much more melodrama.
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Old 2013-09-24, 04:14   Link #30808
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Triangular or more relationships are always the best. Much more melodrama.
You are making them sound like a pair of fraternal princessy tsundere lolis who constantly bicker with each other, and that chuugoku-jiisan is a huge pedophile looking to trepidiate on them.
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Old 2013-09-24, 06:20   Link #30809
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Gunmen who stormed Kenya mall reportedly spoke English, were from different countries
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...cd6_print.html

( Article in French) Nairobi: interminable siège au Westgate jonché de cadavres
http://www.lapresse.ca/international...0_accueil_POS1
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Old 2013-09-24, 08:47   Link #30810
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HuffPo's lifestyle sites surpass news: Lyne (8:24)

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The Huffington Post drew more viewers to subjects like food, fashion, and celebrity than to news for the first time in September, said Susan Lyne, CEO of AOL's brand group. Lyne also said AOL's recent cutbacks in its Patch news network have brought down costs without cutting those sites' performances.
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Old 2013-09-24, 11:11   Link #30811
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At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-24-11-58-33

What 95% certainty of warming means to scientists
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-24-11-39-08
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Old 2013-09-24, 12:09   Link #30812
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What 95% certainty of warming means to scientists
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-24-11-39-08
No ... reeaaaaaally?? There are still some people who believe otherwise?

Not like we weren't already warned there's a century ago, by my model, I mean the God of chemistry kinetic Svante August Arrhenius

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You are making them sound like a pair of fraternal princessy tsundere lolis who constantly bicker with each other, and that chuugoku-jiisan is a huge pedophile looking to trepidiate on them.
Your imagination is overflowing, it's a sign of good health.
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Old 2013-09-24, 12:33   Link #30813
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I can say with about 95% certainty that uncontrollable delusions are, in fact, unhealthy.
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Old 2013-09-24, 15:55   Link #30814
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Rouhani declines to meet Obama at United Nations General Assembly
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/0...8.html?hp=t3_3

Obama opens door to direct diplomacy with Iran
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-24-15-23-30
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Old 2013-09-24, 17:23   Link #30815
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What for? Bilateral trade ties are pretty good, both sides didn't like China much, and their elites think that the rest of East Asia (especially to the South), are second-rate, genetically inferior, human beings; with so many similarities, it is hard to see why they would have that kind of enemity.
If there's disagreement between 2 countries, it's the fanatical nationalists who bitch the loudest at each others, even though they are both nationalists.

To answer the 1st question, I think it stems from an island dispute. (though since only half of the japanese actually cares about Senkaku, I imagine even less care about the dispute with the Koreans) And since Japan's economy was not doing so well a while ago, it's not atypical for the far-right to lay some blame onto immigrants/foreigners, just like what's happening to Greece right now.

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Old 2013-09-24, 22:15   Link #30816
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Russia files piracy charges against Greenpeace:

"Russian investigators said Tuesday that they will file piracy charges against
Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic
owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, that was seized last
week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.

It was unclear how many of the 30 activists from 18 countries face piracy charges,
which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000
rubles (about $15,500). The Investigative Committee, Russia's federal investigative
agency, said it would question all those who participated in the protest and detain
the "more active" among them."

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http://news.msn.com/world/russia-fil...nst-greenpeace
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Old 2013-09-24, 23:50   Link #30817
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Russia files piracy charges against Greenpeace:

"Russian investigators said Tuesday that they will file piracy charges against
Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic
owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, that was seized last
week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.

It was unclear how many of the 30 activists from 18 countries face piracy charges,
which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000
rubles (about $15,500). The Investigative Committee, Russia's federal investigative
agency, said it would question all those who participated in the protest and detain
the "more active" among them."

See:

http://news.msn.com/world/russia-fil...nst-greenpeace
About time....
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Old 2013-09-25, 00:04   Link #30818
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Russia files piracy charges against Greenpeace:

"Russian investigators said Tuesday that they will file piracy charges against
Greenpeace activists who tried to climb onto an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic
owned by the state-controlled gas company Gazprom.

The activists are on a Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, that was seized last
week by the Russian Coast Guard and towed Tuesday into a port near Murmansk.

It was unclear how many of the 30 activists from 18 countries face piracy charges,
which carry a potential prison sentence of up to 15 years and a fine of 500,000
rubles (about $15,500). The Investigative Committee, Russia's federal investigative
agency, said it would question all those who participated in the protest and detain
the "more active" among them."

See:

http://news.msn.com/world/russia-fil...nst-greenpeace
Why don't they just leave everything to the Russian Marines.
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Old 2013-09-25, 01:40   Link #30819
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Oh, actual piracy. For a moment I was thinking 'they're hippies, of course they're pirating everything!'

The golden age of activism and optimism is long gone. I guess this is a case of do not go gentle.
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Old 2013-09-25, 03:19   Link #30820
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Gunshots ring out at Nairobi mall; Kenyans mourn
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-25-04-14-59

UN worried about Philippines' humanitarian crisis
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/un-wo...itarian-crisis
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