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James Holmes, Aurora Shooting Suspect, Faces Death Threats From Other Inmates

James Holmes, Aurora Shooting Suspect, Faces Death Threats From Other Inmates

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 15:33:01 in Denver

“He'll be in a psychiatric hospital soon enough and this will be a moot point. It sounds like he is in the midst of a manic phase and he honestly believes he is the joker. Punishing him will do absolutely nothing. Once his medication gets dialed in and he fully comprehends what he did he'll want to kill himself.

What I'm angry about is how a twentysomething (prime age for first displaying symptoms of a mental illness) can buy an AR15 and a couple thousand rounds of ammunition without a psychiatric evaluation. Why purchasing multiple weapons, body armor, tear gas and bullets would not trigger any follow up from the police, FBI or ATF? Don't these purchases appear in a central database?”

nvzephyr on Jul 23, 2012 at 17:20:02

“I think he's what they call a good customer.”

wilinot on Jul 23, 2012 at 16:57:23

“And therein lies the problem. My kind of gun control would be to get rid of assault weapons, Dr's ok as to mental capabilities, and data base on all guns and ammo.”

integr8er on Jul 23, 2012 at 16:35:47

“Don't these purchases appear in a central database?
I certainly hope not. And the answer is no, they don't.
The second amendment is not about hunting or protecting yourself from a robber, The entire reason is to repel a tyrannical government. Would you want your enemy to know how many and what kind of weapons you have?”

beetlejuice666 on Jul 23, 2012 at 16:19:01

“Not when purchased on the Internet.”
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Software Prices and Piracy in the Developing World: Correlation vs. Causation

Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 08:32:37 in Technology

“Obvously, lowering software price will not CAUSE stronger institutions for the protection of intellectual property in emerging economies. The article is not really telling me anything new. It seems to be promoting an attitude of caution, like "don't go selling there cause you'll get ripped off!" Maybe companies should be vigilant or try to employ better technologies to prevent piracy but there are two points that make this a relatively lesser concern: 1: the opportunity presented by emerging economies is HUGE and local governments will slowly strengthen intellectual property protection, if not for the multinationals, for the local software industry who could not flourish without them. and 2: many new products are web-based or delivered under a SaaS model and cannot be pirated.”