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Comment Re:OK mr grammar nazi. (Score 1) 55

I think you misunderstand me. I REALLY, TRULY can't understand your post. I have no idea what you're trying to say. It SOUNDS like you have something to say, but I can't follow AT ALL.

Something about copies of bills not being distributed? Something about copyright law and the internet?

I'm totally up for a better explanation of what you're saying - I suspect you're far more informed on these issues than I am these days.

Comment Re:This is all fine and good, but its not the righ (Score 3, Insightful) 55

Legislation related to the copyright into the committees of the judiciary and courts, the internet, and intellectual property.

I read this sentence a number of times, and I tried really hard to parse it. First, it has no verb at all. I tried concatenating it to the title of your post, and it still has no verb.

How did this get +4 Interesting? "Occasionally copies of bill go"? Your first sentence does not parse. The second sentence says, "Occassionally bills go to the committee, but approved bills go back to the committee for another pass". Again, this is not a logical statement. You're also talking about commerce and energy committee, where this story is about the Internet committee.

Third paragraph is talking about him leaving, and him being still there. The article is about him gaining a chairmanship of a commitee.

So, first sentence makes no sense. Second sentence also makes no sense and is off topic. Third sentence makes no sense.

In conclusion, please posts on the slashdot.org webpage and onto the internet, the universe, and the grand unification.

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