I know, but.. Sony, North Korea and the FBI. Not exactly a triumvirate of trust.
Instead of "The Interview", a theater in Texas has decided to show "Team America" instead....
Except in Texas they think Team America World Police is a documentary.
I don't know what to believe. On one hand, we have Sony. On the other, North Korea. Finally, the FBI.
Shit, they're probably all lying their asses off.
I usually vote Greenie or Libbie unless one of the two majors is particularly offensive or I think the incumbent has done a good job (voted against Clinton his first administration, but voted for his reelection).
Today's programmers suck. Why in the HELL should holding a mouse over a control for a few seconds activate it? The mouse shouldn't do anything but move the pointer unless I click. And when I click the "file" menu, that's the menu I want. Why does the "edit" menu open if the pointer strays off of "file" after I click "file"?
Is it stupidity of maliciousness? Are today's programmers just trying to piss us off or are they all idiots?
It also increases interest in the movie. If it hadn't been for this threat, I doubt many of us would even be aware of "The Interview".
The Aurora shooting lawsuits are still working their way through the courts.
Those cars didn't receive specific threats. The theaters did.
Groups of people have the same speech rights as individuals.
For-profit corporations are not groups of people, they are aggregated capital.
The nature of the group (corporation, labor union, activist group, etc) does not matter.
Media corporations (i.e. traditional news) have no special rights with respect to speech, all corporations have the same speech rights.
They don't deserve ANY rights at all. They are just aggregated capital allowed to exist for the purpose of deferring liability. Why should money have rights?
Terrorists are to you today what communists were to your father and fascists to your grandfather. Just one intangible group of people that we kinda-sorta know where to find on this globe (along with "there might be some in our country" that we can't find without some new laws that cut down your freedoms) to project your 2 minute hate o
I dunno if "If you watch that movie, chances are you're going to die in a terrorist attack" is a tagline that would make people want to see it. "A movie to die for" might be, but its literal application sure isn't.
I'd ask my appointment to move it somewhere else. Duh.
There's a line between stupid and brave. Brave is to face danger when there's necessity. Stupid is when you face danger when you could easily avoid it without losing anything.
If somebody damages your car, would you want your insurance company to pay to fix it?
That means they can set prices based on risk. And risk in this case means "perceived risk". It's not brave or not brave. It's just corporate behavior. This is why corporations are not considered people except by reactionaries and the far Right.
Yes, because it is very hard to find a barber here in Austin at a reasonable time
I've been to Austin, and judging from the looks of the locals, it did not appear that the barbers had been very busy.
Yes, I'd go to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed in an accident driving to the mall.
I will bet your chances of being killed in a mall go way up if there are specific threats against that mall.
I would bet that the decision to not show this movie was made entirely by whoever provides insurance to the theater chain. It must be killing the theater owners not to show a movie that has gotten this much publicity at opening. But if your insurance provider says "No", you do what they say.