Richard Stallman is that you?
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
The second amendment recognizes that an armed population is harder to dominate by a central authority. This is as true today as it was then, and just as important. The right to bear arms is not for the purposes of hunting or other recreational activities. It is a check against tyranny. History has shown power to be a corrupting force, so preventing the concentration of power should be the goal of any civilization interested in longevity.
Ending the private ownership of weapons should be considered carefully. Freedom is easy to lose and hard to gain. The loss of this particular freedom would make it considerably easier to lose the rest of them. What safety is worth that cost?
The purpose of taxes are to pay for the government.
As long as we have any publicly funded health care, then government is paying for the health consequences of smoking. With that in mind, why is it wrong to tax a behavior that increases an individual's societal burden?
Not in South Carolina, thanks to our stupid legislature.
As if you don't have enough to do, can I get one?
I'm pretty sure with your first option they would try (at least) to charge you with obstruction of justice. It's not like they're just going to let you walk out after you say you "forgot" your password.
The second would probably net you obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, and probably some other stuff.
Somewhere, somebody (venue/ band / management) pays ASCAP or BMI a license fee for the performance, which in turn a portion of is supposed to go to the underlying copyright holder.
Of course, so far Sony has been too stupid to know whats actually in their own best interests.
People keep saying this, and I find it hard to believe. Sony know's exactly what is in their best interests. They've done a cost / benefit analysis I'm sure, and decided pissing off some people (like us on
Containment unit != containment vessel. That's one of the huge differences between this and Chernobyl. These reactors have the reactor in a containment vessel that is inside a containment building. Chernobyl just had a containment building and no inner containment vessel. Hence when the roof of the Chernobyl reactor blew off, the core was exposed to the environment. Here, the core is still inside the inner containment vessel, which may or may not be damaged.
"It's only censorship when the government does it."
No, it's only illegal censorship when the government does it. Everyone else can do it as well. However, just because it isn't illegal when a private company does it doesn't make it the right thing to do.
Wish I had mod points here. A local Fox affiliate's news team and Fox News are definitely not the same thing.