Human culture existed for thousands of years before copyright, and during that long expanse there has been no lack of music, drama, prose, poetry, painting and sculpture. Strangely enough "content creators" did make a living.
Large parts of America are struck by enough poverty to count as the third world. So much so that several charities that traditionally work in third world countries have started offering services in America. The Rust Belt had it's entire manufacturing industry off shored. Entire economies literally collapsed. Short of outside intervention there's really nothing for those people.
Now, if you're willing to abandon those people to their fate that's fine. But just come right out and say it. But the fact is there isn't enough money locally to raise those people out of poverty.
I know your concern. Why should you have to pay for it? Well, one nation under God and all that.... Plus, what ever happened to America's Can Do Attitude? When I as a lad it would have been unthinkable to abandon 1/3 of America to abject poverty. Not because of any high and might moral beliefs, but because we took it for granted that there was no problem we couldn't solve.
They seem pretty certain now that plane flew for five to seven hours and they seem to have a very general idea of possible flight paths. The question of immediate concern was this a theft for the purposes of a mass murder of 230+ people, or to gain a large jet for some other purpose.
Bullshit. The science you are referring to is mostly medical science. Try cutting corners in physics or chemistry. Mathematics isn't technically a science but if you tried it there too, you'd get your ass handed to you. Logic is similar.
So stop cherry picking to support your beliefs...much like the science you claim not to like.
Or....to Kremlin criminal bosses. The Ukraine ought to offer Tsar Putin a final resting place, cheap. And he'll remain there to inspire the faithful since he won't decay very well. Hell, they could even promise to put up one of those Lenin "I-Just-Cut-One-for-the-Proles" statues. Instead of striding forcefully into the future, they could give him a tail and tuck it between his legs in a galloping romp headed back towards Mother Russia. Who knew she was really a Mother-in-Law?
You are nuts, the worlds economy is waaaay too complicated to be controlled by a PID. For one thing there are feedbacks on top of feedbacks, untangling the lot is beyond current mathematics. And that's assuming you've correctly included everything and everything needed to be included was included. And the world's economy is probably non-linear, good luck understanding any control in that situation.
Because nature has shit loads of fusion reactors all over the planet that go critical all the time.
So you don't think using resources at sustainable levels has merit, or not doing so will eventually lead to depletion and potential collapse?
Survival of H. sapiens != survival of civilization
Because of course we can just keep doing what we're doing forever...
I don't know what's more pathetic; your belief that the universe can be forestalled by your ideology, or your tacit belief that our civilization is protected from the consequences of its action by magic.
Maybe they're one and the same view.
But you are not making $1.2million per release, so you cant afford yet another gold plated Ferarri...
Like how movie studios Deserve financial help from the government and they never make money on a movie so they dont have to pay taxes.
I would feel bad for them if they were not raging scumbags themselves. Just ask Stan-Lee how he was robbed of any money from the Spiderman movies.
For some. For televangelist preachers, it seems to work out quite well. In fact, Joel Osteen, just had $600,000 stolen and that was only one week's take. Who among us wouldn't find having a captive audience of about 43,000 people every week captivating, he has a old sport stadium in Houston to perform in.
It worked well for Jimmy Swaggert for a long time, until he got caught fondling a prostitute. I think that's only an errant data point though, he was probably having a bad week and only took in enough for a fondle instead of a complete job. Jerry Falwell was kept in designer suits right up until he hit the deck of his desk due to a heart attack. While religion worked for him, he didn't work for it...certainly not enough to lose the weight.
Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband had a good run too. That eye makeup was expensive.
My personal favorite is Creflo Dollar. There's no BS with this man, he tells it like it is, just like his surname.