The Pokemon Company would like a word with you. (http://www.pokemon.com/us/about-pokemon/)
Pokemon IS a company and a brand in its own right. The rights to the video games are jointly owned by TPC, GameFreak, and Nintendo. Nintendo has nothing whatsoever to do with the card game, for instance.
So it's not Nintendo who's fighting this at all, it's The Pokemon Company
The sad part is that initiatives to cost the NSA much more money will just result in that money coming out of taxpayers' pockets.
I applaud these measures, but matters are going to get a lot worse before they get better. No way is the NSA going to just roll over and say "welp, we tried. I guess we'll just have to build our own/go elsewhere."
Nope, they'll fight it. And then there will be lawsuits. And those lawsuits will take years to finally come to the Supreme Court where we can finally get a ruling on this mess.
They're passing laws that simply reinforce the 4th Amendment, and then make it unlawful to support anyone assisting the law-breakers. (Something that's already illegal... Since an "accomplice" is a thing already)
It creates a due process for the "cutting off of power" to establishments that are breaking the law (in this case, the 4th Amendment-likes).
They have to pass these as state laws, because they have no way to enforce Federal Law (the real 4th Amendment).
They've basically written themselves the jurisdiction to enforce, at the state level, a federal law.
This is going to be a pretty interesting tactic to watch. The same sort of fight is coming as more and more states support various legalization/decriminalization of marijuana.
To me, it speaks to the absolute loss of faith in Congress/POTUS to legislate what the American people actually want.
Everyone knows that federal law trumps state law, but that just means a bunch of cases that can eventually go to the Supreme Court. That means actual rulings on the constitutionality of some federal programs.
The Court can't rule on, or set precedents on things that haven't been brought to court. There need to be arrests or lawsuits for the Court to consider. They don't get to just say "hey, this NSA stuff isn't right." They have to have an actual case brought to them to decide on.
The states are acting to force the Federal Government to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak. They're throwing down a gauntlet that says "go on, try to get your arrests and cases heard here... We dare you."
Then the legal system, on up to the Supreme Court gets to act as the check it's supposed to be on un-constitutional laws and programs.
The US Government has murdered 55 million unborn babies, and that's just inside its own borders. That ignores what is happening in Iraq, where the USA set up abortion mills / death camps before bothering to feed the people they conquered.
Uh, what? Just because abortion is legal doesn't mean the US Government "murdered babies."
Last I checked, we had no forced abortions in this country, and each one was the choice of the mother.
I've been following this somewhat, and I think you're giving Shia far too much intellectual credit.
He may be trying to make a larger point about re-mixing, but we here all usually still agree that trying to profit off of someone else's work that you haven't transformed is still a douchy thing to do.
The kid can't even seem to form a proper English sentence. I don't think he's trying to parody anything, I think he's trying to make excuses for things he's actually done wrong.
He's thumbing his nose at everyone who thinks he should apologize, but that doesn't mean he actually shouldn't apologize.
This is just not an option. Too many people have to fly for business (and there are sooo many jobs out there..) and thus have no choice.
Consider also those of us who live in Alaska and Hawaii. We have no other (reasonable) way to access the rest of the country. Where the rest of you have the option of bus/car/train travel (which also could get the TSA treatment), we simply don't.
I do have a right to travel within my country, and if I don't do it by air, I can't.