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Comment Re:Rules for thee, not for me (Score 4, Informative) 211

For an imperfect analogy: If I loan my volunteer fire department use of my car, I haven't given up title, Nor have I indicated that anyone is now free to abscond the vehicle with impunity.

In fact, Getty not only stole these, by falsely asserting ownership rights, it's as if they took the car from my analogy, and drove it for Uber.

Her images are NOT public domain. They are her copyright, for which she waived license fees for re-use and distribution, via Library of Congress, per her attribution remain.

Comment Re:Two words for ya (Score 1) 328

My own kids, I have a hard time understanding their lack of ethics and social mores. After all, the example I have given them over the years is consistent with how I would like them to behave in public. I get on them about it and I get some results (they are 21 and 18), but there are lots of others who don't get that criticism. I suppose that has a lot to do with it.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1005

The President can't "illegally fire" someone. That issue was settled back in the 1860s and 1870s with the impeachment of Johnson and subsequent court cases - that was essentially what his impeachment was all about, at least publicly advertised as. The Executive retains the absolute right to purge Executive Branch personnel.

Comment 2016 is a BITCH (Score 1) 118

Can we just GIVE UP on 2016 and move on to 2017 now?!!

Davie Bowie, dead.
Alan Rickman, dead.
Glen Frey, dead.
George Kennedy, dead.

Abe Vigoda, dead. (verified)
Muhammad Ali, dead.
Umberto Eco, dead.
Harper Lee, dead.

Garry Marshal, dead.
Amber Rayne, dead.
Keith Emerson, dead.

Rob Ford, dead.
Patty Duke, dead.
Chyna, dead.

Prince, dead.
Kimbo Slice, dead.
Alvin Toffler, dead.

It's almost like our beloved celebrities know what a shitstorm's coming and are checking out while the gettin's good.

We've go an Olympics hosted in a cesspit of corruption, poverty and zika.
We've got an interminable US presidential campaign. With the two least-liked candidates (by their OWN parties) in living history.

Man, FUCK 2016.

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