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Comment: Re:I wish McCain would retire (Score 1) 242

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48072857) Attached to: Senators Threaten To Rescind NFL Antitrust Exemption

Wait, so you think if they lower the price of tickets to the stadium, they'll get *more* money from tv contracts?

Or did you not follow the thread? Maybe you thought I was suggusting that I knew the precise finacials of all NFL teams, and forsaw that a drop in ticket revenue would send them all into red ink? Because that would be really dumb. They'd make less money than they do today, if they lowered the ticket price. That's what this argument was about. The vast majoirty of teams sell out ever game at current prices. It makes no finacial sense for them to lower the prices. Tickets on Stub Hub go for 2 - 3 times face value.

Comment: Re:Could they get any more special treatment? (Score 1) 242

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48054863) Attached to: Senators Threaten To Rescind NFL Antitrust Exemption

Possibly. When teams come close to not selling out, large companies like local tv stations that carry the games will buy up tickets and give them away to underprivileged children. If the game sells out, they can air the game and sell ads. If it doesn't, they can't.

Comment: Re:Reverse discrimination is still discrimination (Score 1) 280

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48047987) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Sure it is. Not buying Team A's apparel, and always buying Team B's is discrimination.

Also, have you followed politics lately? People self identify with the "team" regardless of the actual policies. Just like you might always like Team B, regardless of the players or tactics used.

Comment: Re:Reverse discrimination is still discrimination (Score 1) 280

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48047963) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Some forms are illegal. Some are not.

There is nothing prohibiting this:

Bus driver: "Everyone must sit on the back"

Guy wearing RedHot Chili Peppers shirt:"Then why is the guy with a phish shirt sitting in the front?"

Bus driver: "We simply don't enforce it on phish heads."

  Or this

Bus driver: "Everyone must sit on the back"

Young healthy guy:"Then why is the old woman with a broken leg sitting in the front?"

Bus driver: "We simply don't enforce it on old women with broken legs"

Comment: Re:Funny, however.. (Score 1) 171

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48045999) Attached to: Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

I think you missed my point entirely. At some point, artists need to be fairly compensated for their work. Just giving them "exposure" doesn't pay their rent. For many artists, the "exposure" of piracy costs them more than it gives them in any revenue stream.

I also find it pretty darn funny that you're using the example of 1 artist that sold 5 cds based off of youtube.

Comment: Re:Reverse discrimination is still discrimination (Score 1) 280

by Bill, Shooter of Bul (#48045941) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Because Its facebook's system, they can decide and enforce their rules as they see fit. Discrimination is a fact of life, and a good thing in many cases [Facebook discriminates against those under the age of 13! The Horror!!]. Weather or not you like a particular discrimination, is your viewpoint.

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