If you think about it it's a coup d'etat to some degree. I don't think such things happen overnight. It's a series of events that erode the basic structures of the system that end up leading to the coup itself or to a situation where there's no "official" coup but the Government functions as if it happened. How far in this the US Govt (and other countries for that matter) has gone is up for debate.
Classic case of who judges the judge applied to the cops. It's the same issue with all branches. The Legislative legislates for their own interests, the Judiciary delivers verdicts that are aligned with their interests and the Executive enforces the "laws" that suits it.
The 3-branch system is no match for human corruption and corporate power it seems.
I totally agree. I mean explicit commercial use not the rest. We know what it means but we also know the MAFIAAs distorted what "commercial use" means to the point abolishment is the only way out. I like to think on attribution grounds instead of copyrights simply put although the idea itself has its flaws it makes much more sense.
If we analyze the basic intention of copyrights (as they are in the Constitution) it should be a quite nice tool to prevent commercial exploitation of any work without permission. But it morphed into a hideous thing thanks to some heavy lobbying. I think I'm with Nina in this, even though I do see the benefits of copyrights it should be better to abolish it altogether.
The NYPD has ordered the city's 77 police precincts to stop giving out any information to the media about crimes taking place in their neighborhoods, cutting off a long-standing source of information for New Yorkers.
According to Mike Rogers crime has been eradicated. Since if we don't see it happening then it hasn't happened. Epic job NYPD! Can we dismantle them now?
Zuli Smartplug seems the best project to me specially with their location feature. I would go further and offer smart outlets along with the plug. You know, make it 'stealthier'. Hope it hits the market soon!
Srsly? School shootings are a symptom of a social issue and the absence of cops in the schools has never been the cause. I'm amused by the way you made it sound, as if kids were all potential serial killers by default.
Medicine can be lethal poison if used in certain conditions. It doesn't make them poison. You are exaggerating. You can turn a whole lot of things into lethal weapons if you use them with the intent to kill (ie: chairs, cooking knives, pipes etc).
These weapons are nonlethal albeit this fact does not prevent them from being lethal if used with intent to kill. Tase someone then keep tasing them while on the ground and you will probably manage to make them have a heart stroke or some bad damage. However this is not the way a taser is supposed to be used.