This post says nothing untrue or insulting. He states a fact, our political system is bent and broken (in reality, they all are, just in different degrees. The second point he makes is to encourage us in supporting those U.S. politicians who act as Rep. Lofgren has here... to try to preserve and strengthen our freedoms and liberties, because as he basically said, the world looks to us. As the U.S. goes, so does the rest of the world.
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I thought the exact same thing. Here's the excerpt: http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=1385
My first thought upon seeing this was that if Android is ported to the iPhone, it'll also run on an iPod touch, making it a very nice VoIP phone that should at least compete with the iPhone in power. do better once it's optimized and avoid AT&T voice and data plans. Of course, you can only use it in hot-spotted areas.
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By the very same reasoning they use for Amazon, if anyone goes to a phone located in Rhode Island and makes a purchase of anything, it's the same as going to a brick and mortar of that shop in the state and is also subject to equivalent taxes. Even ordering by US mail out of a catalog would reason out to the same logic (providing the catalog and/or mailbox is physically located in R.I.). Amazon might even be able to use that to force R.I. to either include phone orders across the board or drop the bill/law.