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Comment: Re:Unless it was part of a contract..... (Score 1) 379 379

by Zeek40 (#49750107) Attached to: Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos
Yeah, I can't see any way that the school could have a copyright claim to the pictures unless they were paying the student to take them, and unless things have really changed since I was in high school, "student photographer for the school yearbook" is not a payed position.

Comment: Re:One small problem (Score 1) 509 509

by Zeek40 (#49641573) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them

A group has no rights, period.

In what country? Here in the USA, groups called corporations have more rights than individuals, including the right to make unlimited bribes ... i mean campaign contributions.. to whatever politician they think will legislate them a tax-break.

Comment: Re:nonsense (Score 4, Informative) 532 532

by Zeek40 (#49630879) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery
Your French cousins must be idiots. According to the World Health Organization, France has one of the best healthcare systems in the world. On top of that, your cousins already have access to American Health Care. All they have to do is come over here and bring a ton of cash. Unless they're independently wealthy, France and never speak ill of their healthcare system again after they saw the bill from an American hospital.

Comment: Re:nonsense (Score 3, Insightful) 532 532

by Zeek40 (#49629511) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery
Canada is the only country with a single-payer system that is looking for private sector solutions and that's because they're also the only country with a single-payer system that made it illegal for private corporations to compete with the goverment to provide healthcare. Canada is literally the only country in the world struggling with the problem you mentioned. European countries generally have large private health care industries that make significant income performing optional and cosmetic procedures. Medical tourism is a thriving industry in Europe. Germany alone makes about €1 billion in revinue per year on medical tourism. http://www.medicaltourismmag.c...

For some reason, pretending that a single poorly implemented health care system is representative of all single-payer systems has become an American past time.

Comment: The internet is not a broadcast medium. (Score 5, Insightful) 489 489

by Zeek40 (#49440287) Attached to: Reason: How To Break the Internet (in a Bad Way)
"(payola, after all, is how rock and roll circumvented major label contempt for the genre)" It's difficult to take someone's opinions about net neturality seriously when they don't understand the difference between broadcast media and on-demand media.

Comment: Re:"A related article suggests..." (Score 1) 255 255

by Zeek40 (#48770683) Attached to: FCC Favors Net Neutrality
Yeah, I've never understood the libertarian delusion about free markets and small government. If you want to know what a free market actually looks like, look at the drug trade on the Mexican-US border. This is what lucrative, completely unregulated markets look like. Sane people don't want to participate in that shit.

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