Ya moving to the closest planet to the sun being the first planet to get eaten by our sun when it expands and their is no question that will happen, is a great idea..Not.
The timescale required to move to another planet at our current rate of technological advancement is trivial compared to the length of time that will pass before the sun expands to a diameter that would significantly affect temperatures on the planets in the solar system -- let alone "eat" them.
Even if it took us one hundred thousand years to settle Venus, the sun would have barely changed in that time frame.
Why is there only complaints about corporations?
Because corporations aren't people. They don't breathe and they can't die.
Yes, some rich people get put in jail for things (as you pointed out and gave examples for), but usually only when they screw over other rich people.
That doesn't add up to me. I'd be mad about being bombed too, but I probably would only show up to kill people drawing pictures of a religious figure if I cared A LOT about my fictitious belief system. The bombing/killing of civilians is a major factor to their hatred of the West, but to say that the religion has nothing to do with these attacks is just willfully ignoring the evidence.
And also, as is commonly stated here, just because I'm willing to download an album for free does not mean I would have bought it for ten dollars had the free download not been available. If anything, my downloading the free album exposes me to an artist that I otherwise would not have been as familiar with and make me far more likely to attend their shows, where they can charge me anywhere from 10-200 dollars at the door.
In both cases you're just believing something said to you, but in only one is there even the possibility of verifying validity (the media story). What you're suggesting is that we should apply critical thought to news stories, but when dealing with people we should blindly accept anecdotes about their experiences and how those experiences made them feel. That doesn't make any sense -- especially when Anita and her ilk have proven that they will invent instances of abuse and malisciousness, as well as go far out of there way to portray events/media in a completely different light than it actually exists (Anita's video on Hitman, anyone?).
On every single one of Columbus' voyage he attempted to take hundreds of captives back to Europe with him, and most of them died on the voyage.
A similar situation would be if you bought road infrastructure via subscription, which is then used by the post office to deliver your mail. You pay a monthly fee for a guaranteed 55 mph road speed; however, you find that although most traffic can travel down the last 5-mile stretch to your house at 55 mph, the post office's mail truck can't travel faster than 20 mph due to the road infrastructure not being sufficiently upgraded. When you call to complain to the road infrastructure company, they tell you it's the post office's fault because the post office is refusing to pay to upgrade the roads.
Personally, this would leave me asking, "Why is this the post office's fault? I pay you, the road infrastructure company, for guaranteed road speed to my house -- not the post office!"
The short of it, is that Comcast is selling the service, guaranteeing a certain speed, not providing it due to intentionally avoiding upgrading their routers, and then telling their customer that the issue is Netflix's fault because they wont pay up.
Netflix even offered to pay for the routers -- and even install them -- and Comcast STILL refused. Not until Netflix started paying Comcast to house their servers inside their network did users get the bandwidth they are paying Comcast for when using the Netflix service.
In the Pentium 4 days they had some of the best deals on low-latency 2-2-2-5 RAM after BH-5 ceased to exist. And since then, I've bought a number of great bang/buck PSUs and a SSD from OCZ as well. And did I mention none of these components ever failed before I retired them naturally? I've also in that time span had a Gigabyte motherboard, an Asus motherboard, an intel CPU, and two Western Digital hard drives fry.
To each their own. =)
Not such a great investment after all...