H. G. Wells-style (and Futurama-style) time-traveling avoids this issue, since the time machine passes through all the interim moments between the start and end of the trip, albeit really, really fast. Since it exists in all those moments, it maintains the same frame of reference as the ground it's sitting on.
Four [Doctors], shalt thou not count?
Um, if the point isn't to demonstrate/exercise your skills in the field, why not go buy your game meat from the store?
Since when did they sell game meat in stores?
Aside from the obvious problem that "game meat" doesn't come from stores by definition, even when you can find it (e.g. duck meat, which is relatively easy because it's common in Chinese and French cooking) it isn't from the same (sub-)species as the wild version and tastes different because it's been raised on commercial feed instead of foraging.
When Tesla makes a car in the same category as the 3-series, your statistic will become relevant.
And it worked, until GM's schizophrenic management killed it for no good reason.
By the way, Scion had the same kind of "no haggle" policy too, last time I checked.
What happens when you've got Brad Pitt running against Igor in a world's sexiest man poll? Brad Pitt gets $1 million from giggling housewives and Igor gets $50 from his mom. Should both end up with equal financial backing?
Maybe Igor's mom is a billionaire, and gives him $50 million dollars instead. Does that still sound like a good plan?
(Replace "Igor" with any actual politician and "Igor's mom" with any special interest group as necessary.)
Actually, the feathered serpent is generally the good guy.
Right, and the good guy would be the one attacking the shortsighted, uncultured heathens who desecrated the pyramid. It makes sense to me...
If we were to ask the person responsible, maybe he'd say "Smoking Mirror made me do it!"
If you're that upset about it, you should ask the ISO to revise ISO-639 to include your dialect.
Because he bought seeds he knew were transgenic
He bought generic seeds that may or may not have been transgenic. (He may have guessed that they were likely to be, but he didn't "know.") They weren't sold as "transgenic," they were sold as "soybean seeds!"
What's happened here is that what should have been a perfectly normal sale (as humans have done for thousands of years) of perfectly normal seeds (as have been grown and saved also for thousands of years) has somehow become beholden to monopolistic amoral corporation, and that the system (legal, economics, USDA regulations, etc.) makes it exceedingly difficult to avoid it.
What is happening here is both wrong and dangerous on many levels: food safety, property rights (such as the right of a farmer to use his own seeds), etc.
I don't see why IP law should be in a different category than other property, if you are in the strong property rights crowd
Regular property law merely recognizes and codifies the inherent nature of regular property: if I control some physical object (or spot of land) then it's mine, I can use it however I want, and it is physically impossible for you to control or use it at the same time.
"Intellectual Property" law attempts to contravene the inherent nature of information: the value of information is derived from the act of sharing. If I create a new idea (or work of art, etc.) but don't share it with anybody then it has no value. The "use" is the sharing.
Therefore, it is perfectly reasonable for "Intellectual Property" to be regulated differently than actual property: their inherent natures are almost opposite!
It likely won't work, as the elevator was selling the other seed as feed, not for planting.
The grain elevator was selling seed. Full stop. It's not their goddamn business what the buyer does with it!
Or, if they want it to be their business to control what the "buyer" does with it, then they need to use a goddamn contract!
If they don't have the right to sell it without restriction, but they did so anyway, then they should be liable.
This whole "I'm quote-on-quote 'selling' something to you, but not really selling it to you" idea is absolute bullshit and needs to stop!
Bowman practiced selective breeding, as farmers have done for literally thousands of years. If you think that was wrong, you can go fuck yourself!
The farmer then gets the seeds under no contract, but is expected to not plant them.
I surely hope that anyone reading this can instantly realize that it makes no fucking sense!
I guess the car analogy is that if you buy a stolen car, you are in possession of a stolen vehicle , but the real wrong doer is the guy selling 50 stolen cars on his used car lot.
Not quite: being in possession of a stolen car is a criminal offense in and of itself. Being peripherally associated with somebody else who broke a civil contract is not!
What you've just described is normal selective breeding, as practiced in agriculture for thousands of years. If he had discovered that some of his crop had a naturally-occurring resistance to glyphosate (I'm so pissed I won't even say the brand name!) and selectively bred his crop to express that gene, that would be no problem. And that's exactly what he actually did do, except that his seed stock was contaminated with genetically-modified trash seeds. How the fuck is that his fault?
In other words:
- First, if the patent covers a soybean plant that's been made glyphosate resistant by any means, then that's a bad, overly-broad patent. It is unreasonable to restrict anyone from independently breeding a plant that "just so happens" to exhibit similar traits! It is only reasonable to patent the particular GMO technique, not the gene sequence itself.
- Second, if the breeding wasn't independent, that was the fault of whoever sold the seeds to the farmer (i.e., the people who bought the previous generation of seeds directly from The Company That Shall Not Be Named in the first place). They're the ones who broke their contract, not the farmer who was actually sued!