How many people will refrain from posting because the statute of limitations hasn't run out yet?
and other assorted imported religious insanity.
This is exactly what I mean. Personally, I've been in a relationship with my g/f for almost 10 years and lived together for 7.
I'm not really in a hurry to get married, because who gives a fuck, and I don't particularly enjoy The State involved in my personal life.
As I've said before, I work for a public school district which means shitty pay and worse benefits (contrary to popular belief) so I'm on her insurance as a domestic partner. I'm worried this ruling means the death of such options.
I am worried about what this will do to domestic partnerships. There are a lot of people under the insurance and other things of their domestic partners. Does this mean forced marriage?
Mod parent up. Supreme Commander is a shadow of TA's greatness (and the recent remake is very VERY distant 4th, I'm counting TA:Kingdoms as 2nd).
If you turn it inside out do you get a different rainbow? Students create Everlasting Cockblocker...
is defined by protecting the right to say things you don't agree with.
This is every bit as stupid as people going to jail in Germany for teaching their dog to give a Nazi salute. (they're even trying to re-educate the dog to shake instead
The rage on Steam over this is truly epic. If you're a fan of schadenfreude check out the forums for it. People have blamed everyone but the Pope thus far.
That's pretty broad and vague. Does the website which is registered in my name but which is actually my girlfriend's for the local comedy scene count? It has no ads but helps comedians get stage time, some of it paid.
It seems to me that any site with an ad portal or an affiliate program link would count. Not just people selling widgets.
As for random harassment, apparently we've been in different online circles
It doesn't stop law enforcement but it does make it harder for every random asshole with a grudge to mail you elephant shit. or, you know, threaten your family, stalk your pets, whatever.
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It was enough to convince me. I sent them an email and allowed ICANN to publish as part of the public record.
What you say is dead on. I'm not a teacher, I get treated and paid worse (IT contractor), but all that collective bargaining and whatnot has been completely gutted. The unions in "right to work" (aka free to be exploited) have 0 power. Wages are entirely stagnant, unemployment is far higher than what you hear from national news.
"Do it for the kids" is the standard wheel-turn of the rack they keep employees strapped to, usually with a "thanks for all you do" that's just as hollow. If guilt doesn't work not-so-subtle threats follow. Outspoken people have targets quickly painted on their backs and are given unjustified bad performance reviews to get rid of them without recourse. Only the young/naive are suckered by this and many are gone after the first year if not sooner.
None of this is new, it's been like this a long long time (10+ years) and gets worse every year.
I'd mod you up if I could. You pretty much confirmed my fears that Microsoft basically wants to sell you on your PC being a phone that you have 0 control over and will probably lead to odious bullshit like this. They royally fucked up with Windows 8. They killed technet. Windows 10 is more of the same. I've been clinging to Windows 7 Ultimate on my primary desktop because games/drivers. I just hope Valve dumps enough money to make Linux a truly viable alternative.
when I took Comcast's side on anything. I was wrong. This kind of shit needs to stop. Every shitty anonymous comment on the internet isn't even close to the same thing that defamation/libel laws were written for.