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    US Marines + South Park + Saadam = Awesomeness!

    Found via Slashdot:

    During his captivity, US marines forced Saddam, who was executed in 2006, to repeatedly watch the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut, which shows him as gay, as well as the boyfriend of Satan.
    […]
    “I have it on pretty good information from the marines on detail in Iraq that they showed Saddam the movie.

    “Over and over again – which is a pretty funny thought.
    [Source: Telegraph]

    The US Army put the cherry on this pile of Awesomness:

    Stone, 37, said both he and Parker, 39, were most proud of the signed Saddam photo, given to them by the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division.

    He said: “We’re very proud of our signed Saddam picture and what it means. Its one of our biggest highlights.

    Scientology/Lawfare

    Slashdot reports this morning:

    “From the EFF webpage: ‘Over a period of twelve hours, between this Thursday night and Friday morning, American Rights Counsel LLC sent out over 4000 DMCA takedown notices to YouTube, all making copyright infringement claims against videos with content critical of the Church of Scientology.'”

    Some thoughts:

    1: This shows how an organization engaged in Influence Warfare can use the Western Legal System (aka Lawfare) to protect (provide security for) itself against counterattacks.

    2: Can a religion or religious philosophy be copyrighted? In the use, copyright is supposed to be used for creative or artistic stuff. Does “religion” fit into that? I don’t think so. I think religion is “public domain” so to speak.

    3: I think my first amendment freedom of religion rights lets me discuss Scientology in any medium through any media that I want.

    (video clip found from here)

    Update: The videos are back.