This bill is dead on arrival. Thanks to the Patriot act, the NSA has too much legally collected blackmail material on our elected political heroes for this ever to achieve a majority in either the house or the senate, much less the veto-proof majority it would require to actually be put into law.
We have flight #93 from 9/11 and the JetBlue captain being taken down as concrete examples of both points.
Speaking of the JetBlue Captain - If the TSA follows their normal anti-badness reaction pattern, they should be announcing that flight crews will be banned from planes in the next day or two.
The pattern should be familiar to everyone by now: TSA fails to prevent something 'bad' from getting on a plane, Airplane passengers prevent said badness from being implemented, TSA bans bad thing so it can't happen again.
I feel incredibly harmed. After my last flight, I couldn't think right because of all the mental anguish caused by the TSA. They so harmed me, harmed us all, we are positively dying every day they are on the job.
*sigh* The frog being slowly boiled in the pot doesn't feel harmed either. If you don't get the reference, check wikipedia's article on the "boiling frog".
On second thought, don't worry about it. Just go watch "dancing with the stars" and everything will be just fine...
Why would you want to change the established definition of stealing when there is a perfect word for "unrightfully aquired through copying" which is "infringement"?
It's a straight-up psychological play, and an effective one at that.
"Murder" and "Homicide" mean the same thing, but people react very differently to the words. Yell "Homicide" in a crowd, and you'll get a muted reaction at best. Yell "Murder" in the same crowd and the reaction will be immediate and much stronger.
If you write that "X stole from me", you'll get far more of a reaction than if you print "X infringed on my copyright".
Same deal with "Identity theft" - The vast majority of news that's printed pertaining to "ID Theft" is actually nothing more than your garden variety "Credit Card Fraud", but a headline that reads "X people were victimized by Credit Card Fraud" doesn't get nearly as much attention as "X people had their identities stolen".
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