a) a low income has little to do with the worth of a persons contributions to society
b) artists who are unable to make any money due to piracy are worthless.
Don't know about smallpox, but if you're too poor to find a dollar to pay for a song to support an artist you like, you're probably not making much of a contribution to society anyway.
Perhaps your supposed societal non-contributor is also a suffering artist who isn't paid? If people are worthless to society if they are not getting paid and artists are not getting paid -> artists are worthless to society.
With a statement like yours, you must really hate artists. What did they ever do to you?
To me, producers get paid for investing in their own already profitable plants and plants taken off-line during winter are signs of corruption, dishonesty and incompetence. Deregulation works beautifully when politicians are competent and honest. Despite my normal cynicism I do on occasion admit that there are honest politicians out there. This is one such occasion.
He used the Comic Sans font.
Crimes against the Humanities.
Wow. What a dumb statement
I do not consider his statement to be dumb at all, since I want laws to be perceived as just by the people. I believe strongly that any justice system that is not perceived as just, will make people more prone to violence. People will not hate the system as much as they will hate the ones perceived to be receiving all the benefits of the system.
All those laws which you claim he would also need to disavow have strong support from the people.
Did you have an opinion on the democracy issues I raised?
Plus we have Trusted Platform tech around the corner
Behind every great computer sits a skinny little geek.