How much money have they confiscated from the paid military advisors for the movie Blackhawk Down? While others have been accused, and found guilty, for releasing this same information they were allowed to cash a check.
In essence, is the person in the copyright office saying, "We can't have a corporation give out water because someone else might build their own freezer. And that would be bad for Big Freezer Inc. and Big Ice Inc. who are both owned by the conglomerate HydroTwoOxy Inc."?
Or, how about we just sell milk in bag-in-boxes like they do in other countries. They can sit on the shelf for up to 6 months as long as they're not opened. Grocery stores could still refrigerate them so they're cold and ready to go when people get home.
Did the tax code change so they can now just write-off the lost profits without having a patent? And I'm not just talking about the U.S.. Could the ability to do this be in that multi-national trade agreement they're shoving down our throats?
How about getting him Tool's album Lateralus. It's concept is based on several mathematic principles. Though, this might be something you'd want to give him when he's older.
I thought this would have been at the top of the list. Before street lamps people had to continually worry about their own personal illumination. That's 'torches' for those who have never seen a Hammer film. It also had a great deal of impact on the environment. Wild animals who could freely roam now had to learn new instincts and survival skills.
I actually had my credit card send me a message because I tipped too much! It was a nicely laid out e-mail that had a column of numbers. And the percentage I added was in bright red. "You paid $12.64 for your meal and tipped $5. Are you sure you wanted to give this much?" YES! Because the waitress was working her ass of during the lunch rush! What's next? "Are you sure you wanted to buy name-brand toilet paper in bulk?"