I know, but.. Sony, North Korea and the FBI. Not exactly a triumvirate of trust.
Instead of "The Interview", a theater in Texas has decided to show "Team America" instead....
Except in Texas they think Team America World Police is a documentary.
I don't know what to believe. On one hand, we have Sony. On the other, North Korea. Finally, the FBI.
Shit, they're probably all lying their asses off.
It also increases interest in the movie. If it hadn't been for this threat, I doubt many of us would even be aware of "The Interview".
The Aurora shooting lawsuits are still working their way through the courts.
Those cars didn't receive specific threats. The theaters did.
Groups of people have the same speech rights as individuals.
For-profit corporations are not groups of people, they are aggregated capital.
The nature of the group (corporation, labor union, activist group, etc) does not matter.
Media corporations (i.e. traditional news) have no special rights with respect to speech, all corporations have the same speech rights.
They don't deserve ANY rights at all. They are just aggregated capital allowed to exist for the purpose of deferring liability. Why should money have rights?
If somebody damages your car, would you want your insurance company to pay to fix it?
That means they can set prices based on risk. And risk in this case means "perceived risk". It's not brave or not brave. It's just corporate behavior. This is why corporations are not considered people except by reactionaries and the far Right.
Yes, because it is very hard to find a barber here in Austin at a reasonable time
I've been to Austin, and judging from the looks of the locals, it did not appear that the barbers had been very busy.
Yes, I'd go to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed in an accident driving to the mall.
I will bet your chances of being killed in a mall go way up if there are specific threats against that mall.
I would bet that the decision to not show this movie was made entirely by whoever provides insurance to the theater chain. It must be killing the theater owners not to show a movie that has gotten this much publicity at opening. But if your insurance provider says "No", you do what they say.
Uh, with a court injunction you can force ISPs to route a given IP or IP block anywhere you wish.
The I,K, and M root servers are outside the US and are controlled by entities which the US can't directly bully into doing their bidding.
That's too high, most estimates are ~80-100 gallons per person per day, average houshold size is 2.6 so that puts you closer to 100,000 gallons per household per year. I also question how those estimates are so high, my family of 4 averages closer to 50 gallons per day at home based on our water bill and we don't do anything extreme, we take regular baths, wash our clothes by machine wash, run the dishwasher every other day on average, brush our teeth twice a day, etc. The only "conservation" effort we put into water is not watering our lawn, in fact I drilled out the restrictor in my shower head because I HATE low flow showers and I believe I've got an old school high GPF toilet since my house is from 1963 and most things have not been updated in it.
Actually, the main crop that is quite profitable but requires vast amounts of water is not rice, but nuts, specifically Almonds.
I like almonds, but they kind of bind me up, you know? We make almond milk and add some flax oil and then use the almond pulp to make delicious cakes. It's better that way. If you put some ground flax seed in with the almond pulp, it makes you shit like a goose so it all works out.
I think the fact that I know these things is a sign I'm getting old. Oh well.
I just tweeted out your idea to see if we can get it trending.