As it happens, Olympus Has Fallen is on Netflix, presumably exclusively.
Someone has to foot the bill, making tv shows and content is expensive.
Otherwise what? They're going to start shoving ads down our throats?
I think it's fair to consider him writing in opposition to people saying "if we had ala carte channels, we could all get the same stuff for less money". So, keeping "the same stuff" is part of the goal.
To most consumers, "keeping the total of the country's payments to the networks the same" isn't a goal, to put it mildly, which is why the rest of his argument is useless.
You'd certainly think there are no debtors' prisons in the US any more, but:
You do have to owe money to the court system, not to a private party, to get sucked into this...I think.
[Fox New link chosen to head of skepticism of lefty-er sources.]
I bet Disney would be a good candidate to buy the Xbox brand; they specialize in acquiring massively successful (or at least known) existing companies such as ABC, LucusFilm/Star Wars, Marvel, and the Muppets.
You can now get access to HBO-Go through an Amazon prime account, as well
Not quite. The Amazon deal only includes current shows on a 3-year delay, as well as the HBO Go series "back catalogue" -- all Sopranos, etc, episodes. You also only get HBO-produced TV movies, not the hundred+ films on HBO or HBO Go. (I've seen some interesting stuff on HBO Go that I never found on the actual HBO channels, such as the movie "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel".)
No. You're thinking of the fact that once the linker marks a
I always guessed that the business plan involved recording/transcribing all your calls, for no bad reason whatsoever, nope.
Why in God's name would they lie about there being no mercury in the vaccines? Are the vaccines being used as a way of solving the famous "how can I get rid of all this mercury I have lying around" problem? If they're willing to flat-out lie about what's in there, why don't they just package up water and call it a vaccine? It's got to be cheaper than whatever they're doing now.
Or, as some other columnist has been writing since the debacle, "Empty Gox".
Possibly. Is it obviously true that I have a right to secretly videotape people "just to be safe", just because they're in my house and I have (or think I have) a good reason?
Late update to my own post: on the other hand, later in the comment thread on that same posting, he clearly believes in literal faith healing, in one case of a sprained ankle, so, uh...
I think if you read "invoke" in Eric's posting as "appeal to" rather than "cause to appear" you'll see what I took him to be saying. The one thing he doesn't believe in is literal religious magic. I am with you on all the other examples, though.
In the case of basketball, bear in mind that aside from free throws, every player who has devoted their life to learning to shoot baskets has a guy in their face who's devoted their life to (among other things) stopping you from making that basket.
Imagine how the experience of winning the lottery messes with your sense of how likely it is that you'll win the lottery. Especially given that you probably had a bad sense of that in first place, since you were a person who played the lottery.
I'd raise your "misleading" to "bullshit", actually. The article makes it perfectly clear, the summary and headline are garbage.