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  • Mar 20th, 2014 @ 4:25pm

    With Rulings Like These

    How are local governments supposed to meet their quota for the "for profit" prisons. They pay a penalty for that, you know.

  • Mar 18th, 2014 @ 1:22pm

    Former???

    Shouldn't it be "former" Rep. Bono? She lost the last election. She is no longer a member of Congress

  • Dec 14th, 2013 @ 7:23am

    Krugman recants

    It looks like Krugman has realized that he needs to do a little more homework on the issue. He says as much in todays blog. Looks like Dean Baker and others taking him to task has had a positive result. A lot can be said of Prof. Krugman, but a noteworthy trait is that he is willing to go back and look at things when he is wrong and reevaluate his position. My guess is when he digs deeper he will be mortified at his first position.

  • Jul 9th, 2012 @ 10:14am

    Vote Pirate Party

    If you value freedom...let your vote speak for you. Vote Pirate Party if available to you!

  • Jun 12th, 2012 @ 9:39am

    I signed

    ...but there are only 385 others who signed as of now. Seems like more people would sign it, especially if they read it here

  • May 24th, 2012 @ 8:53pm

    Comman Carrier

    Two words...
    TITLE 2

    Fix what Kevin Martin and his goons created by reclassifying them all under title 2 common carrier regulation...the FCC could do it without even making congress vote on it. Only problem is the FCC chairman lacks a pair and keeps forgetting he is a regulator

  • May 24th, 2012 @ 10:12am

    Call Mary Landrieu

    Tell her what you think about this provision. FYI...fax believe it or not is the best way to get their attention.

    Washington, D.C. Office
    431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Telephone: (202) 224-5824
    Fax: (202) 224-9735

  • May 8th, 2012 @ 11:39am

    Re: Re:

    What about the RIAA??? Certainly they have some liability in this worthy of them being sued. Hell, they were the ones that instigated the whole process! It kills me that this is not getting the kind of MSM attention it should

  • May 3rd, 2012 @ 8:06pm

    The REAL question is...

    Why does this Reynolds idiot still have a job????

  • May 3rd, 2012 @ 8:02pm

    Re: Names...

    I think this might be a product of a judge that is overworked because congress (more like the R's in the senate) cant see fit to approve judicial nominees. There is nothing in this judges background to suggest that she is a government pushover, or a hack for the RIAA/MPAA (she was the first female president of the CA bar, Clinton appointee, and she is from LA). I really think she has a clerk who IS an industry hack. Of course, this is speculation on my part but it seems to make sense

  • May 3rd, 2012 @ 7:51pm

    Re:

    I did, and there really isn't much to indicate this judge would have an overwhelming bias. She was the first female president of the CA bar. She has a rather distinguished resume. I'd probably want to know who is clerking for her (thats where you will probably find the industry insider)

  • Apr 24th, 2012 @ 1:15pm

    add this one

    http://vimeo.com/40888702

  • Jan 18th, 2012 @ 11:25am

    Best SOPA page

    My favorite thus far

    http://theoatmeal.com/sopa

  • Jan 18th, 2012 @ 11:13am

    Senator Issakson's response

    "Thank you for contacting me regarding intellectual property theft. I appreciate hearing from you and I appreciate the opportunity to respond.

    S.968, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property (PROTECT IP) Act of 2011, was introduced by Senator Leahy (D-VT) on May 12, 2011, and was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On May 26, 2011, it was reported out of Committee and is currently pending in the Senate. The bill targets websites, particularly those registered outside of the United States, which are "dedicated to infringing activities." These rogue websites typically offer unauthorized downloading or streaming of copyrighted content or the sale of counterfeit goods including music, movies, and pharmaceutical drugs.



    Websites targeted by this bill are foreign owned and outside the reach of U.S. laws despite the fact U.S. intellectual property is being infringed upon and U.S. consumers are the targets. Rogue websites cost American workers jobs and cost businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. As online technology and commerce advances, we must see to it that injured parties have the ability to stop infringers from profiting from counterfeit products. For example, a victim of infringement will have the authority to file a civil action against the owner or registrant of a rogue site. If an order is granted by the court, third parties will be required to stop processing payments from the infringing sites, therefore, preventing infringers from collecting payments. I will work to ensure that our laws our modernized to protect intellectual property, and will keep your thoughts on this bill in mind should it come before the Senate for a vote."

    I cant tell if he supports it or not

  • Jan 11th, 2012 @ 1:50pm

    Go Marsha!

    If you had any doubt about the intelligence of Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)her response should leave you with little doubt.

    “Critics of SOPA can’t deny the undisputed fact that piracy hurts America,” she said in an emailed statement. “The same radical left-wing special interests groups that advocated for Obama’s so-called net neutrality regulations are trying to hijack conservative principles and mislead the public about SOPA.

    “The fact is SOPA only applies to dedicated foreign rogue sites that are harming American consumers and creators,” she added.


    Someone needs to tell the guys at RED STATE that they are "left wing"...I dont think they've been given the memo

  • Jan 11th, 2012 @ 1:42pm

    Marsha Blackburn Responds

    I just she thinks if she can throw enough Ad hominem attacks in there people will be fooled

    “Critics of SOPA can’t deny the undisputed fact that piracy hurts America,” she said in an emailed statement. “The same radical left-wing special interests groups that advocated for Obama’s so-called net neutrality regulations are trying to hijack conservative principles and mislead the public about SOPA.

    “The fact is SOPA only applies to dedicated foreign rogue sites that are harming American consumers and creators,” she added.

    She is everything that is wrong in DC within just one comment. Oh, and will someone inform them on "RED STATE" that they are radical left wing? I dont think anyone's told them yet.

  • Oct 29th, 2011 @ 1:03pm

    Writing to Rep Blackburn

    Unfortunately, Ms Blackburn only allows email to be sent from her constituents. You have to provide a zip code within her district to gain any access. So use 38372 if you REALLY want to let this woman know how truly stupid you think she is

  • Aug 10th, 2011 @ 3:06pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Infrastructure spending

    That was tea...btw

  • Aug 10th, 2011 @ 3:05pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Infrastructure spending

    Who said anything about free?? Infrastructure investment on average returns 1.6 dollars for every dollar spent. I'm sorry you find it baffling perhaps its all that tes you drank swallowing the bitter pill...
    People are not "sitting around". They are trying to find work. As for food and shelter, good thing government provides a safety net or many people would have neither. As for free, thats the money big banks are getting...at virtually zero interest, and turning around and buying treasuries (even at AA+) and making a nice little safe profit

  • Aug 10th, 2011 @ 12:39pm

    Re: Re: Infrastructure spending

    Thats totally wrong. The one and only goal of the private sector is to make money (and there is nothing wrong with that). Transit has a very high up front cost and the returns are meager at best. Thats why there isn't a rush for private entities to build rail transit systems. Government's goal, however, is to improve the public good (or its supposed to be). They invest in transit, which in turn spurs private development which broadens the tax base. So as you can see, fares alone aren't the only thing you can attribute to "paying" for transit. A private company building rail would not be able to tap into that revenue stream and would have no incentive to keep fares low. Most people who use transit have no other alternative, so this also adds to the work force as well when you can move people from point A to point B. In fact if one looks at Toronto, they attempted to go with a private model that failed miserably. There are just things we need that government provides that the private sector wont or cant. These projects should be at the local level with federal grants. Transit, by nature is no more self funding than the roads you drive on...once again built by the government

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