Comments: Death By Cultural Misunderstanding

If so, this is truly one of the most remarkable cases of serendipity on record.

So far, after 10 years of countering terrorism, the government has managed to prevent exactly zero terrorist attacks except those that they were personally involved in planing. The rest were thwarted by bystanders and terrorist incompetence.

Posted by Professor Hale at October 17, 2011 09:10 AM

Well exactly right. the day on which Americans stop watching people in their framework at that time people will stop killing innocent lives. Every one would get freedom to live how they want to live. no body could tease other or be the king of this jungle.

Posted by Learn Quran at October 18, 2011 02:45 AM

With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of unique content I've either authored myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my permission. Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being stolen? I'd certainly appreciate it.

Posted by Penney Luscombe at October 21, 2011 10:23 AM

Dear Penny:

Thanks for reading. This is one of the down sides of the wonders of the Internet. We all trust that others will be ethical and give proper attribution when they use something we've written--primarily in the form of a link to the original material--but that's not always the case.

You have basically two options:

(1) Contact those using your material without giving you credit and ask--nicely--that they give you proper credit. If they're buttheads, and ignore you or refuse...

(2) Hire an attorney and sue them. Unfortunately, this is an expensive, lengthy and frustrating process with no guarantee of eventual success. Probably, the people you would be suing have no greater assets than you and you'd be trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip while rapidly draining your own meager assets.

Ultimately you might just have to come to grips with it as I have. Consider imitation-even theft--the most sincere form of flattery and keep writing. You can, of course, write about such Philistines, which might provide some satisfaction.

I hope this helps, and thanks again for reading.

Posted by Mike Mc at October 22, 2011 11:01 AM