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Comment Re:How long will it last when 'transgendered' appl (Score 3, Interesting) 828

Not so fast:

Canadian Military Changes Transgender Policy

"Under the new policy, Canadian soldiers are instructed to wear the uniform of their “target” gender, regardless of their biological sex. Military personnel are also instructed to give transgender soldier privacy and respect for their decision — for example, not asking reasons when a soldier changes his or her name on military records. "

Comment Soviet-era copyright-free recordings? (Score 3, Interesting) 327

I thought there was an extensive library of high-quality copyright-free classical music recorded by Soviet, Eastern-bloc, and Chinese orchestras prior to 1989. None of those countries were Berne Convention signatories at the time and no copyright was ever claimed nor desired since they were "the people's" orchestras performing for the people. If I remember correctly, Muzak used to use Czech orchestral performances as they were copyright-free in the 70s and 80s. Why not use those recordings?

Comment It's simple to fix -- tax each trade (Score 2, Insightful) 483

The solution is simple -- just tax each trade say one dollar per trade. It's not enough to bother the legitimate trades as all of them are for substantially more than a dollar each, usually thousands of dollars each. This would prohibit using the trading system to make a DOS attack on a competitor. Unless you are prepared to pay the tax.

Comment Janism (Score 1) 615

I'mm starting a nudist religion.

No need to start one -- it already exists. Look up "Janism" and their Digambara monks. Senior monks wear no clothes and go around nude. "Digambara" means "clad in the sky" where the sky is your clothing. It's an old religion and is recognized as such by practically every official entity.

Comment Does not apply to photographs of buildings (Score 1) 300

120. Scope of exclusive rights in architectural works (a) Pictorial Representations Permitted. — The copyright in an architectural work that has been constructed does not include the right to prevent the making, distributing, or public display of pictures, paintings, photographs, or other pictorial representations of the work, if the building in which the work is embodied is located in or ordinarily visible from a public place. http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#120

Comment Re:Evidence of Chinese interventionism pointed out (Score 1) 920

The Chinese intervened upon NK's request.

Then why didn't they stop at the NK/SK border? By continuing the invasion of the south all the way to Pusan, you kind of lose that argument because under that standard the US could have continued past the Kuwaiti border to invade Iraq back during the first Gulf War after expelling the Iraqi troops from Kuwait following Kuwait's request for assistance.

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