it would seem to me that if a judge is required to approve a conset decree, and Congress set it up that way, then wasn't it Congress' intention to have the judge review it? I mean, why else put him/her/it in the loop? If there wasn't to be any review, wouldn't you just set it up so that the SEC issued them directly?
Which is why I don't go to movie theaters any more. It's one thing to pay $10 to see a movie, and $5 for a box of popcorn. It's another to pay those high prices, AND THEN HAVE TO SEE COMMERCIALS FOR PRODUCTS, not movies.
If you want me to watch your commercials, then the content needs to be cheap or free. Not borderline obscene.
"No one in such high position would resign over mere marital infidelity."
Well, actually, infidelity is a security-clearance killer (back when I had a TS clearance, you could loose it for even bouncing a check), as well as an actionable offence under the UCMJ (http://usmilitary.about.com/od/punitivearticles/a/mcm1342.htm) So yeah, he should have to resign his position is infidelity is revealed.
I would agree with this, yet I think the problem is not that the government treats us as the enemy (although they certainly do), but that they treat us as children. Unfortunately, much of this we have ourselves to blame. Too many people cry "The government should protect us from ourselves! The government should feed/cloth/provide for us. THE GOVERNMENT MUST DO SOMETHING!". So since so many acting like crying babies, unable to take care of themselves, the government treats us this way.
Alas, I don't see this changing until the majority grows us, and stops looking to the government to provide for all their needs.
Re: Goodwin ignored the illegal infringing content on Megaupload.
"Megaupload was getting money from content it did not produce"
Yeah, so do DropBox and Amazon. Is Amazon D3 grifting? No? Then what's the difference? Cloud backup is cloud backup.
Or are gun manufacturers guilty because someone uses one to commit a crime? Are silverware manufacturers responsible for the obesity of those who use forks to eat? How many people have to do an illegal thing with something legal before the owner/manufacturer becomes guilty?
So let me get this straight. Television stations aren't required to fact check advertisements, of which they run several hundred a day. Google is required to KNOW when a video is copyrighted, when they get several thousand a minute.