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Ten minutes later, the video was gone, replaced with an alien message: “This video contains content from Scripps Local News, who has blocked it on copyright grounds. Sorry about that.” That is to say, a NASA-made video posted on NASA’s official YouTube channel, documenting the landing of a $2.5 billion Mars rover mission paid for with public taxpayer money, was blocked by YouTube because of a copyright claim by a private news service."
I don't think that anyone would say the primary purpose of a bookseller or a garage sale is to provide items to dealers/resellers looking solely for the most valuable items. And many would agree that those sorts of vultures reduce the enjoyability of both bookstores and garage sales. So imho, if there is a way to limit that sort of patron, eg via banning barcode scanners, so much the better.
Reminds me of the problems with resellers attending garage sales: it takes all pleasure out of leisurely perusing sales, and perhaps finding something you'll take home and actually give new life to, to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with dealers looking for items they can turn a profit on. And from the one garage sale I have held, I can tell you dealers drive hard bargains in the most unpleasant way to get you to sell to them at ridiculous, disrespectfully low prices. They are selfish leeches and shouldn't be allowed at garage sales either.
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It was some years ago and honestly, I think it was legal at the time. "Patient dumping" became a cause celeb shortly after, but the practice continues still today, especially when they think the uninsured patient isn't in a position to know they can sue.
Berkeley is beyond mecca for the pathologically politically correct. I found that out quickly when, soon after moving there, I was chastised by fellow restaurant patrons for politely saying no to a mentally deranged homeless man who had walked in, sat down at my table and demanded that I feed him. I've even been spit on for nicely saying no. But the private hospitals are for the elite rich who can afford to behave like benevolent messiahs to those "beneath them" when it suits them. They are definitely not for those unwashed masses, or even middle class uninsured college students.
which is why I live in Colorado now
It's peeved them ever since www and graphical browsers came along that they weren't controlling or making money off all this human interaction. The technology (and their lack of understanding of it) cut government out of the loop from the start.
I really think the Wachowski brothers had it right with The Matrix imagery. Our government sees us as nothing more than perpetual energy sources for its own sustanence and immortality. So I'm all for limiting their power while we still can.