So let me get this straight? Everyone on this board thinks it is okay for a deranged man to antagonize cops? So if he did pull a gun and start shooting, you'd be okay with a few dead civilians? While the cops were doing what: trying to talk him down, karate chop him, tackle him, or maybe just shoot for the knee? Give me a break. This anti-cop 20/20 hindsight nonsense is typically of Tim. Maybe 1 in 10,000 encounters with cops go wrong, so all cops are bad, right? Pathetic.
Journalism is much easier to do with access, and criticizing the powerful people you are reporting on makes access much more difficult. I can sympathize with large news organizations having to pander a bit to those in charge. This is the dilemma reporters have:
If you have integrity but no access, nobody listens to you. If you have access but no integrity, nobody trust you.
Juicers and extractor are not healthy. The reason fruits and vegetables are good for you is fibre. Fruit without fibre is basically a glass of fructose. You know, the crap in high fructose corn syrup that causes diabetes?
The "Rich" don't care about you, unless you have money to spend (I'm assuming you don't, because you post here day and night). The government does care about you. Google, and other businesses, are victims, just like the rest of us, of an out of control government.
Ironically, copyright was already very long in the early days of Hollywood (75 years in 1920). So the example you give can't possibly be why copyright is the way it is.
However, even with our insane copyright laws, Hollywood just takes existing works and changes them slightly to screw over writers. Look at Underworld and "The Love of Monsters", and Knocked Up and the book "Knocked Up".
So the NSA spies, and somehow corporations are to blame? You are a broken record. Corporations don't care what you do. They just want to sell you stuff. If you don't like them, you can "vote them out" by not buying their stuff.
The real problem is governments. We give them too much power, and then we wonder why they abuse it. Only an idiot would claim, "Yes, but if we could just vote the right people in office, everything would be perfect." It will never happen. Governments must be starved, lest they get out of control. It is almost too late for the US, seeing how useless Obama is in controlling the beast at his feet.
"Well" regulated markets is what we already have. Why was no one charged for the 2008 meltdown? Because very few people were doing anything illegal.
When laws are written as "The seller shall get a rating on the asset backed securities" as apposed to, "Buyer beware", then we take responsibility for failure. Failure should punish those involved (banks) not those who aren't (taxpayers).
Crony capitalism can be result of "well-regulated" markets, depending on the regulations. Think about tennis vs. gymnastics. In tennis, it is obvious when the ball is out. The ref just enforces the clear rules. In gymnastics, the score is based on so many intangibles, so corruption is easy. Capitalism must have regulations, but they must be clear and results-based. Procedure-based regulations should be avoided at all costs. Procedure based regulations allow companies to abdicate responsibility by claiming they were following the procedures, and the results are not their fault.
The low fat craze created the obesity epidemic. Food with fat removed tastes terrible, so producers responded by upping the sugar. Sugar is terrible for you, but wasn't too bad when the only place it existed was in the sugar bowl on your table. Now it is everywhere. Fructose (which is 50% of sugar) can only be digested in the liver, and contributes to belly fat. Good job, government busybodies, and your "suggestions" for good food. You've screwed up an entire generation.
Are you kidding? Charge a 12-year-old with murder? For teasing someone? Have you lost your mind?
There is a reason we don't treat kids like adults. They are severely lacking in judgement and morals. You know, the things parents are supposed to teach them. Locking them will not deter them or others from the behaviour, and will likely only mess up their lives.
Kids need to develop coping skill to deal with bullies. The simplest is to have a lot of friends. Criminalizing teasing is not going to help this situation at all. You can't judge the severity of the bullying based on an outcome. Some kids are already dealing with problems, so might be quicker to choose suicide than others.
Wait, are you serious? So at the end of Call of Duty, we have a interactive trial where the US soldiers are tried for war crimes? Are you nuts? Or when you violate a war crime, you get docked 100 points? What in Gods name are you talking about?
So if there was one legitimate target in the World Trade Center, everyone else "sitting next to the guy" were just unfortunate collateral damage? Your dangerous thinking is used all the time, by your enemies. The point is to be better than them.