Thank you for linking this NPR interview. People my age didn't grow up in the great civil rights movement and today real racism seems rather rare. To most of us, seeing Uhura on the bridge of the Enterprise in a position of authority isn't a big deal. It doesn't even register that a female, much less a dark skinned one, is sitting in that chair with a lot of responsibility. It's important to remember that the 1960s was only 50 years ago.
As an aside - and please don't take this as a personal attack, because it isn't - whenever I hear the phrase "Military-Industrial Complex" I always hear it in some hippie's voice and add a "DUDE!" or "MAN!" onto the end.
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Or is the problem that copyright holders just don't like resale?
I don't think we need to look any further than this. Copyright holders have always hated the idea of resale of any kind; they think it loses them revenue.
Maybe they're right, maybe they're wrong, I don't have any hard data in front of me. I can say that if I buy something and it's mine, then I should be able to do whatever I please with it.
If the current years have been warmer than 75% of the past 11,000 years or so, then 25% of that time has been warmer.
As an addendum, I would like to list some of the places where an identification is required:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Social Security Office
Are you going to tell me that all of these institutions are also hostile to minorities, especially the Social Security Office?
The "Voter ID Is Racist" argument is completely empty and holds no water. It's bullcrap and you know it. If it has anything to do with race at all (and it doesn't), it would help ensure that the minority groups have their voice fairly heard.
He's grandstanding to force the news networks to cover the story - which they hadn't been until he started his filibuster.