There is a way to "self censor" the app, which is to download it, mark it 1 star and give a crappy review. Enough people do that, and the app fades into obscurity. Crappy apps should be named and shamed this way.
Wealth becomes decentralized, not the cartels. The cartels held centralized wealth. And I meant viability, mega super star acts are going to be increasingly rare, as good or even great groups compete for loyal fans.
I can see Nickelback for $100 or see two local bands that are equal or better for $50, guess which one I'm gonna pick?
Sorry, Stupid seems more like Black Holes rather than anything based on the speed of light. With stupid, you send information in, and nothing much of value escapes; a black hole.
Indeed, why do you need an APP for this. My ROM (CM 10.2) has a "torch" function built in. Why would you need an app for it?
This is not an Android problem this is a problem with crappy carrier priorities. Must bundle crap nobody wants, and not include the obvious highly requested features.
This is just the beginning of the end for the corporate music industry. This has been going since the Napster days, and is just jumping from format to format. There is no profit left in corporate music (Labels). The number of good music acts is increasing as the wealth that was centralized by Labels becomes decentralized. Will there still be megabands and huge starts? Of course. However, the number of quality musical artists, who are able to reach a much wider audience, will spread out the available dollars to a broader selection of talent.
The real money will be made playing music live for fans to enjoy. Here's to hoping for the death of the "boy bands" and talentless whores who take off their clothes and call it a musical act.
Obviously you've never spent time with a pregnant woman who knows there is another "being" inside her, separate and distinct from her.
And my arms and legs are not harmed by drinking alcohol till I am in drunken stupor, something that would harm the "baby", which is why we have all sorts of warning labels on things saying "do not take while pregnant". You're the one playing games trying to dehumanize a being.
You do realize that a woman's right to choose, in most cases of abortion, were when she took off her clothes and had sex. Let's not talk about the exception (rape) yet, because that is a red herring and a dodge of the real issue. YOU say, you want a woman to have the right to control her body, and I am 100% in favor of a woman controlling her body. I only wish she would. Because what we are talking about here, is a woman NOT controlling her body and then expecting to kill another being while calling it "choice".
The next bit, is touchy because it requires logic that most "choice" people don't use, because it is painful to realize you've killed a human. This bit is called "dehumanization", which is what the "choice" advocates call the living being inside. They use terms like "fetus", "fetal tissue", "blob". Once you dehumanize someone, you're no better than those that dehumanize Jews (pigs), Blacks (monkeys) and so on. Then you make them your enemy (loss of freedom) and then you can kill them without conscience.
Lastly, as a Libertarian that has this argument with other (pro abortion) libertarians, my biggest point is, the REAL role of government is to protect the rights of those that cannot protect themselves. The purpose of strength is not to abuse the weak, but to use it for protecting the weak from those that would use their abilities to harm others. IF we, as a people, stop protecting those that have no ability to protect themselves, we have lessened ourselves as humans. I will always side on the defense of the defenseless unborn child, because that is what defines me as a human.
Those that use "choice" to kill the unborn, have defined already that they are willing to kill for convenience (birth control). And that is inhuman.
No, it is a police state, where the police shut down a MAJOR US City to look for one guy. Remember, they were going house to house looking (missing him completely) with full on riot gear, semi-automatic rifles, and tanks with guns mounted on the roof. LOOKING for one guy. If this is not what a police state is, I don't know what is. They don't flaunt this level of force as long as we are good little children and mind what they tell us to do. But they have it, just in case we don't.
That is threat enough for your average girlie-man to stay cowering in compliance.
Obama is wholly incompetent, worse than Bush was. Remember, Bush came across as stupid, but was in fact evil genius. Obama comes off as genius but has proven himself completely incompetent.
The problem is, any significant level of incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.
I don't view Obama as evil like I do Bush, I just find he is completely incapable of paying attention to what really matters. Here is a perfectly good example: He has spend more time dedicated to picking Basketball Brackets than he has spent with Sebelius while she was rolling out ObamaCare (ACA), which is his signature "legacy". He doesn't give a shit about the ACA, and that is borne out in his actions. And his words mean absolutely nothing, because he doesn't know anything, yet talks with authority, which comes across as "lies". There is a reason the right thinks he "lies", because he is incompetent and it is hard to tell the difference.
You dismissed out of hand real conditions in China, which I addressed, because they're like, you know, the fucking topic.
YOU brought up the topic of movie production being included in GDP. I addressed it because YOU brought it up, asshole.
I brought up specifics vs. aggregates because YOU started talking about the steel industry for no reason.
I addressed YOUR points, which often were off the original topic, and you fault ME for addressing YOU?
Then you foe me. Wow. That's special. Consider it mutual, you ignorant, time-wasting shithead.
You mean, all those "I vote present" votes? Those votes alone should have been enough to disqualify him from consideration IMHO. Anyone not willing to take a stand to gain additional power is evil. Period.
Signed, Emmett Watson
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GDP should contain movie production costs. Do you even know what GDP is? What makes you think making a movie and selling it is ultimately any different from making a John Deere tractor and selling it? It's the economy, stupid. Even if US GDP is fudged slightly (which could be said of practically any economic metric), the PRC's is drastic. At least 5%, and when you're talking about the second largest economy on Earth, that's hundreds of billions of dollars.
What point is there on zooming in on x or y industry? Sure there are growth sectors in any country, but we're talking about aggregates. I mentioned that the growth in usage of electricity in China doesn't match GDP because, most economists agree, electricity is one of those things that goes up in demand commensurate to the growth in all other sectors, because basically everything needs energy to run. As for specific economists, I'm not paid to be your research bitch. I've spent a lot of years following news and events in China, and if you really want to learn something do your own reading. The first several articles all deal with this issue.