A simple 2-3% tax on corporate earnings from the new United Korea until the cost is repaid
I have a similar idea. How about I buy a plane ticket to fly over and hit some sense into your silly head, and once you gain more sense, then you can dock 2% of your income to repay me the plane ticket. Sounds fair?
I'm not even sure how to react to this... I understand that money buys influence... Either Sony has successfully coerced companies into similar relations in the past, with the White House as a mediator, or vice versa.
Democracy = each *vote* has equal power
Capitalism = each *dollar* has equal power
We're just seeing the first half of "capitalist democracy" in action. It's how capitalism has always worked and will always work.
.. to know how people feel.
We, as members of society, need information when we choose who to befriend, who to do business with, and who to avoid. If people are not free to express themselves, we cannot make good choices.
If you're the type to avoid humor in bad taste, and you find this person offensive, you should be fighting this. Otherwise, at some point, you may find yourself emotionally attached to someone who feels this way, only to find out after the fact. When people bare their soul in a public forum, without fear of repercussion, you can observe and make decisions on how you want to interact with them in private. You can decide ahead of time.
If speaking one's mind is potentially illegal, much important information becomes unavailable as people will be unwilling to speak their minds. You cannot know someone is a racist, or someone is opposed to religious influence, or someone is against liberal governance, or someone has a problem with war. You can't know if they're neo-nazis, and you can't know if they believe politicians should be hanged for war crimes.
You may enter into relationships with these people only to find out much later that they feel a certain way.
The more deeply offended you are by speech, the more you should fight for it to be open and free.
The repeat customer is not the individual person, but the employer.
it was the 5 major movie chains
That's Sony's claim, the movie chains have a different story. My guess is Sony and the movie chains planned it together with hookers and blackjack. Blaming each other just means the rest of us will never know what happened.
I never have understood the world's fetish with the US dollar.
1. Any currency (even gold) works on informed trust, a banknote is a promise, not a gaurentee.
2. The US is the last military superpower.
3. The US has never defaulted on a debt.
Result: US treasury bonds are considered "safer than gold" by international money markets.
I never hit them and have rarely yelled at them. We don't have a concept of "time out" at our house.
If you aren't a stressed out wreck then you kids are likely to be the same.