Yesterday we had significant layoffs at LiveJournal, and I am very disappointed. The press release doesn't say much, and I don't intend to either, but understand that this is a really difficult time for a lot of people.
Someone once commented on all the things you can't do here in the US, and being in an immigrant also, I saw his point of view on how excessive the number of rules and laws seem. Still, I have noticed that some annoying behavior is more prevalent here and that some people are more vocal about their rights/space/whatever being impinged upon. Perhaps these rules are needed, for the greater good. Or perhaps we need people to step up and confront those who cross the line. But in a society so diverse there is a huge range of opinion on where the line should be drawn.