Antigua and Barbuda Pwns America at WTO

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/23/b...=business&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

    Tsk, tsk, tsk America. Chastizing others for not playing by the rules when America does not as well.
     
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    Tsk tsk? Nice attitude. They get to steal American movies and music as "compensation" for the US not allowing internet gambling? Absurd, no matter what the "rules." America should block their cable and satellite communications with the mainland and see how they like that "compensation."
     
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    The WTO has not yet ruled whether or not that is just compensation. However, since America is refusing to abide by the rules it helped create, such compensation, or some similar penalty, is fair.

    Besides, it ain't cable and satellite that matters. Its what you are typing with right now.
     
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    And how do you think computers communicate from an island? Cable and satellite.
     
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    Yeah, but it is a practical impossibility to cut that communication link off. There isn't a cable that runs directly from those two islands right to US. Instead, they are part of a network linked to other islands and, I believe, South America. You would have to shut down large parts of the Caribbean, which would not only be illegal under international trade rules, what benefit is it to the service providers? Its not their battle. Why should they take the economic hit for the US gaming industry, which is the group that got this law passed in the first place.
     
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    Didn't know you were so versed on the communications infrastructure of the Caribbean. Hmmm...they want free movies and music? Maybe we should carpet bomb their servers with Linsay Lohan films, 750 recently found episodes of Charmed, and 95 million MP3s by Britney Spears. They didn't say what movies and music did they?
     
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    Does the WTO have a big ass army they can use to enforce all these "rulings" ? :lol:
     
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    Power only comes from the barrel of a gun then?
     
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    WTO is out of control. Has been for some time now.
     
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    Better than war though, no?
     

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