As a veteran of the US Army all I can say is: These feel-good do-nothing measures sadden me. I strongly believe in the freedom of speech. I believe upholding our "American" ideals means applying them equally to everyone, even non-Americans. At a minimum, we should not be trying to take-away rights from other people while claiming these rights are fundamental. At best we should be encouraging others to adapt these ideals as their own. Using our influence to encourage greater freedom throughout the world. Our government is failing us; and making hypocrites of us all. These public servants no longer serve the public nor uphold the Constitution to both they are sworn to do. SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, PATRIOT Act, we are quickly sacrificing our liberties for the promise of greater security. In doing this, we deserve neither liberty, nor freedom.
I may not agree with what you say, but I will give my life to protect your right to say it.
These numbers only reflect a meaning trend if the park attendance remained constant during the time period covered. You may have had @00k visitors on 1998, but only 100k visitors on 2008... Yes the total number of S&R missions decreased, but the percentage in proportion to the number of visitors went up.
I currently purchase all my music through iTunes (Unless the artist is doing something right (Trent Reznor, Radiohead, etc.). This'll save me a TON of money in the long run. Hell, I'd be paying for it: why not torrent it? Plus I can throw in my TV shows and movies, because it'd be a blanket media license right? Treat me like a child and I will respond as a child...