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Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 1) 646

by rockout (#47290221) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Well, someone selling a red T-shirt with the word REDSKINS on it in yellow, without the team logo, for $15 in a store in the DC suburbs, for example. It's not Redskins fans that would find the word offensive. They just want to support the team. If the NFL doesn't get a cut of that T-shirt sale, they're going to legally go after the person selling it. Without the registered trademark, it becomes more difficult to make their case that the seller is infringing on their trademark.

You could come up with example after example that's similar to that. And in the end, that's why the NFL will ultimately force the change - once the bottom line is affected enough, and they see they're going to lose more money by the Redskins keeping the name than by dropping it, the pressure will mount.

Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 1) 646

by rockout (#47268727) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Supplemental rule concerning women: 1. If a woman is offended by anything a man says, the degree of the man's guilt is inversely proportional to how attractive the woman is. If she's a butt-ugly masculine bulldyke looking woman, that makes the man a real asshole.

I have a feeling this one is a self-fulfilling prophecy for a guy like you.

Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 3, Informative) 646

by rockout (#47268719) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Not completely meaningless. While the registration of the trademark being gone doesn't strip the trademark, it does make it more difficult for the Redskins go after people in court for infringement.

I googled right after I typed that last part, because the whole thing gets complicated, but here's the key sentence - "cancellation makes it more difficult to enforce exclusivity under federal law since the Redskins lose legal presumptions, customs and counterfeiting remedies."

from this link - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...

Comment: Re:Allau Ackbar (Score 1) 70

by rockout (#47236009) Attached to: Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

Yeah, you missed my point completely. The GP said the Egyptians are handling their revolution better, and you went off on your tangent of "why does everyone hate America!" by sarcastically belching "oh yeah the US did it worse no matter what it is".

Even as you're walking it back now by claiming "no I didn't say that, I said SOME ASSHAT will proudly say we're doing it worse", it still has nothing to do with the fact that he made an interesting point: many Americans like to claim that the savages in the Middle East can't handle or don't deserve democracy, while forgetting (or maybe they never learned) how messy our own revolution was. If you don't want to debate that point, fine, but your knee-jerk counter-point that abhors any criticism of 'MURRICA! is off-topic, adds nothing, and sounds like Archie Bunker.

Comment: Re: Did it come out of their pockets? (Score 1) 216

by rockout (#47187007) Attached to: $57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

You're right, those employees generally make less money than the private industry union members. I should know, I'm one of them (IBEW, thanks very much, we do pretty well), and I'm just a freelancer to boot.

If you really believe, as the original poster stated, that the police union has the power to install mayors and city council members in every municipality across this country, you're either very bitter, very stupid, or both.

Comment: Re:Did it come out of their pockets? (Score 4, Informative) 216

by rockout (#47185935) Attached to: $57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops
Maybe not directly, but it's coming out of the pockets of the town, which employs the police. So if you're the mayor or councilman or whatever, and you want to make sure chunks of your budget aren't flying into the hands of people being harassed by the police, you're damn sure going to tell the chief to tell his cops he's not arresting people anymore for filming cops. I have a feeling they'll get the message.

Comment: Re:right... (Score 5, Informative) 216

by rockout (#47185929) Attached to: $57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

There's more responsibility than that placed upon the police, which you would've seen if you'd done a 5-second search instead of just read a shitty slashdot summary:

"However, a police order that is specifically directed at the First Amendment right to film police performing their duties in public may be constitutionally imposed only if the officer can reasonably conclude that the filming itself is interfering, or is about to interfere, with his duties."

You can read even more (imagine that! read to educate yourself!) here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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