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Comment: Re:And? (Score 1) 251

The real problem is not that the government is out of control. The government does not move with a single mind... it is aggregate and it is not after anyone but criminals.

Everyone's a criminal. Federal laws are convoluted, vague, and there's more of them then you can even begin to imagine. A Boston Lawyer wrote a book about how the average American commits three felonies a day. Without even being aware of it.

So, yes, the problem IS that the Government is out of control.

Comment: Re:Fairly well known issue (Score 2) 567

by Music2Eat (#40104239) Attached to: New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

Why can't indie artists make a decent living at their craft?

They can, they're just not going to do it selling music cds/tapes/records anymore. They're going to have to do it the old fashioned way, at live shows.

Most people seem to forget that the phonograph is a fairly new invention. It's just a blip on the radar in the lifespan of music. For thousands of years musicians made money playing live. The decent ones could use it to supplement their income, the great ones could make a living off it.

There's plenty of indie artists out there that are making a decent living despite not getting any airplay or huge record sales (Decemberists, Wilco). Are they bajillianaires? No. The days of recording a song and then being able to live off that nights labor for the rest of your life are over (Beatles) and I for one am not sad to see them go. Musicians should be out there constantly perfecting their craft, not resting on their laurels.

Comment: Re:Typical RV park (Score 4, Interesting) 237

by Music2Eat (#38119580) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Updating a Difficult Campground Wi-Fi Design?
You also need to factor in the fact that if you're staying in Motels, you're going to be pretty much eating at a restaurant every night. With a camper you have a full kitchen. Having spent 53 days traveling around the country not this last summer, but the previous, I can say with out a doubt I would not have wanted to do it living out of motel rooms. Having to pack and unpack the car every night, living out of a suitcase, and sleeping in a different bed every night would have gotten old real quick. With a camper, you have all your stuff stored in the camper, closets for your clothes, and a bed you can get used to. We got pretty good at hooking and unhooking the camper, we had it down to under 5 mins. The best part though, if you really need to use the bathroom, there's no searching for one, you're hauling one around with you. Just pull over and use it. If you think they're easy to find, your coming from a coasters perspective. There are still vast stretches of this country that have nothing in them but a road, running straight and true for miles and miles and miles and miles and...

Comment: Re:Why is this being made public? (Score 2) 231

by Music2Eat (#37012128) Attached to: Breaking the Codes In Oslo Terrorist's Manifesto
Except, instead of dissuade them, it would more likely force them to speed up their plans. You really think crowd sourcing this would get better/quicker results then the dedicate code breakers at some place like the FBI or MI6? You really think, "possibly", dissuading them is better then actually catching them?

Comment: Re:Two things... (Score 1) 1239

by Music2Eat (#37008382) Attached to: United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating
You may not agree with it, but tying the budget to increasing debt is completely reasonable. If you want to extend you're credit limit with your credit card company, they're not going to just rubber stamp it, they're going to want to review your income and expenditures. What isn't reasonable, is taking half off the budgeting methods completely off the table before negotiations even start.

Comment: Re:Ohhh the irony... (Score 1) 744

by Music2Eat (#35252116) Attached to: Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com
What anonymous don't seem to get is that popular speech doesn't NEED protection. No ones going to stop you from saying something they agree with. It's unpopular speech, be it scientific, political, or religious that the laws are there to protect. As disgusting as the WBBC people are, they have a right to show the world just how big a bunch of douche bags they are.

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