They seem to have a script to block IPs after 85 requests, too. I had to cycle through several of my externals (via --bind-address) to wget it all (I already own the 3 books, but it's nice to have an electronic copy).
The first amendment as well as the Texas constitution.
It's not an official cease & desist yet though. The city attorney just used those words in an email. Uber might be able to go to court and get an injunction against such, but it's probably far better to wait and let the city make a bigger fool of itself.
"The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States..."
It's part of the law passed during WWI to justify the draft. Mostly it remains as a curiosity.
There's an "open source", crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey system that is a branch off the last public domain version of the system in the early 20s. It's the Open Shelves Classification. (There's also the Library of Congress classification system, which is PD and which most universities use).
The OLCL has been pretty litigious about its trademarks and copyrights in the past. A few years ago, they sent a C&D to the Library Hotel in NYC, whose floors and rooms are based on the Dewey Decimal system (and whose rooms contain books on particular subjects). After what would now be called the Streisand effect, they backed down, let the hotel give a small amount of money to a charity, and officially licensed the hotel to as a DDCS user.
Redskin is a pretty offensive word when applied to First Nations peoples, harking back to centuries of broken treaties, mistreatment, oppression, sometimes outright genocide.
But, I note, trademarks are still allowed for certain types of trademarks on redskin peanuts, as well as potatoes. I suggest the Redskin Pork Rind company simply use the skin of a particular breed of pig:
There are no dangers associated with non-stick until the temperature gets very high (450F or higher, if you have birds as pets; up around 650F when they start getting dangerous for people). You can reach those temps relatively easy with high heat on a burner, but a rice cooker isn't ever going to be a danger.
And, 15 seconds after such a bill, no company in the world would be paying any US employee more than $250,000. Any married couple whose joint income is in excess will immediately start filing separately. Other people whose income exceeds 250k will probably donate the entire excess to tax-deductible non-profits, something where they at least get social prestige, rather than passing it all to the government.
Long-term (just a very few years out), the collections from such a tax will be effectively 0. That might fix inequality issues, but the government is still stuck with supplying (using the swiss figure above) $2800 a month to 240 million adults. Eight trillion dollars a year. 20% more than the current entire revenues of the whole federal government right now, which will surely be less in the future because there will no longer be any taxes from high-income or high capital gains, plus, marginal workers have a lot less incentive to work if they can get by on a guaranteed income.
Looks like a pretty straight-forward case, not even vaguely approaching entrapment. They didn't entice someone uninclined to commit a crime to do so. It's not like he was a mentally retarded high school kid who wanted a girlfriend who texted him 40 times begging him to buy her a single joint. They dangled an illegal act in front of him and his partner, and he not only jumped for the idea, but made an overt act to carry it out.
And, course, he plead guilty. Everyone has the right to an appeal, unless waived, but without a trial, there's almost no avenue for appeal.
"And if you just can't get away from Sriracha, you can try the Thailand-made Shark Brand Sriracha sauce."
That is the normal brand I use. I keep a bottle in the fridge at work and at home. It's runnier than Huy Fong, and a little sweeter as well. Sriracha is great for an ingredient for all kinds of thai type sauces. I rarely just dump it on stuff when I'm at home.
BUT! Huy Fong's is found everywhere, and it's great to add to burgers or pizza or banh mi or whatever, when you're out eating.
There are more variables to the equation than simply the lack of publication costs. People with e-readers tend currently towards the high end of the income spectrum. And at least a measurable minority, including myself, are willing to pay just as much or more for an ebook.
I've managed to reduce my book collection from 7000+ to a few hundred, and I absolutely do not want the clutter of another physical book. I don't want to wait for it to be shipped to me, and I don't want to deal with it after I've finished reading it. I strip Amazon's DRM with calibre and keep around 800 books on my Kindle.
So, I'll happily pay equal price or even more for an ebook copy. Multiple times in the last few years, I've forgone reading books that sound interesting because they're not in an ebook format. Blame me, and people like me, if you wish.