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Comment Re:Corporations vs. government (Score 1) 221

Not mentioning the 40 millions with no coverage at all.

Citation needed.

Several studies estimate the number of uninsured Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 47 million Americans, or 20 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2008, their latest data available.

Comment Re:Corporations vs. government (Score 1) 221

A particular example []:

You expect me to take something posted on Ann Coulter's website as fact???

(Why does my keyboard spontaneously ignite every time I type her name?)

Next. USPS sucks and can't pay for itself — needs billions of "bailouts" every [] once in a while — including right now [].

Who hasn't received a bailout in the last year?

Comment Re:Sousa had a point (Score 1) 280

Yes, but the live performance is when you find out you've been duped by studio tricks. ;)

But, on the flip-side, there are singers who are done a disservice by the studio, people like Neko Case, who has a voice so big that it just doesn't seem to be able to be fully captured by a recording.

Comment Re:Overstated, not completely false, though. (Score 1) 160

Here, Defendant’s counsel should be sanctioned for forcing Plaintiffs to take many unnecessary steps to obtain basic information, for making misleading statements, and for making baseless discovery objections and frivolous motions which he posted on his anti-recording industry blog. Specifically, as demonstrated above, Defendant’s counsel consistently forced Plaintiffs to seek Court intervention for routine discovery requests and engaged in a pattern of filing frivolous motions. For example, Plaintiffs were forced to seek the Court’s assistance to inspect Defendant’s computer, to serve deposition subpoenas on basic fact witnesses like Woody Raymond, Junior Lindor, and Yannick Raymond-Wright, and to compel Defendant and her son to produce the missing hard drive. As the Court held, each of these requests was a good faith effort to uncover evidence of copyright infringement. Similarly, Defendant’s counsel filed frivolous motions seeking, among other things, to preclude evidence (Doc. No. 69), to exclude Plaintiffs’ expert’s testimony (Doc. No. 165), and to compel production of a proprietary contract with MediaSentry (Doc. Nos. 62 and 201). [...]

So basically they wanted him to be sanctioned for aggressively defending his client, i.e. doing his frakking jaaaaahb. Priceless.

Comment Sousa had a point (Score 2, Insightful) 280

"Singing will no longer be a fine accomplishment; vocal exercises so important a factor in the curriculum of physical culture will be out of vogue. Then what of the national throat? Will it not weaken?"

Have you heard the "quality" of "singers" we've (over-)produced in the last 10 years??? Pick an episode, any episode, of Saturday Night Live from the last 10 years. NO ONE sounds live the way they sound on recording. I know what you're thinking: Beyonce. Fine. You're right. Pick another one. Can you?

Comment Re:Copyrights are going to be forgotten (Score 1) 280

Once they grow up, copyrights will have virtually no meaning for the average person in society.

Until the RIAA demands compensation to the tune of $2,500 per song. And you forget, America has more lawyers than any other nation in the world. It's not like they are going to tell the **IAs to stop suing people named "Doe" who can't possibly afford to pay multi-thousand dollar judgments. That's taking away billable hours, you insensitive clod!

Another megabytes the dust.