Yes, Social Security is really cutting a huge hole in spending. Yes, just keep telling yourself that. In twenty-five years or so, it'll actually be correct.
And hey, let's cut medicare/medicaid. Medical spending will rise even faster with old people unable to collective bargain for care, leading to them dying much sooner (as they can't afford medical care). That's a perfect solution to budget problems. I completely agree that my grandparents should just hurry up and die, so the rest of us don't have to pay for their inevitable health decline.
And Fair Tax. Hmmm. Yes, I think it's completely fair that 10% of the population gets 73% of all income. Nothing at all unfair about that. Nope. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Seems like it, together with a web server, would take care of 90% of this.
Put a wrapper around Git, perhaps, to make it friendlier, and standardize how to contact authors (and where what each author considers authoritative resides; perhaps Git has already tackled each of those problems, even), and you're pretty much there.
Re: Clearly you have little understanding of copyright law
Leaving aside all discussion of your soul, one important thing that your paper is missing is that most photographers do digital manipulations of their photos (eg: altering the lighting, framing, airbrushing details out, combining multiple exposures) before publishing them, and some amount (sometimes a little, sometimes a lot) of creativity is involved in any of those operations.
Having said that, I still generally agree with the thrust of your argument that a bright line is needed. But I'm surprised to hear you say that, as a lawyer, because you're suggesting getting lawyers out of the determination process. At least a good percentage of the time.
I would dispute the claim that the $9316 was totally wasted. If the movie gets any Oscar nominations, that will drive far more than enough business to make that worthwhile. Which is, of course, why he paid it, even if it irritated him (well, either that, or it was pure ego, which I doubt).
The govt is worse than useless, we'd be better off without it.
Sure, if you like the idea of a sharecropper lifestyle, without widespread education and unlimited poisoning of the environment. Because that's what would be left.
And if you had any money left over to invest, you probably wouldn't want to invest in any company in which you didn't have inside info. Because otherwise you'd probably get wiped out by those who did have that info.
And the very idea of a retirement? Nope; work until you're physically unable, then hope your kids will take care of you.
Not saying the government ain't got flaws (far from it), but let's be realistic, ok?
And the really sad thing about this article is that if the GAO were to analyze DHS, they'd find it just as incompetent as DoD (maybe more so).
The big problem with the "business class" analogy is that almost no one pays for business class for themselves. The people flying business class are almost all there because their company is paying, or because they have frequent flyer miles.
I live in the area, but didn't know about the article until the lawsuit. So I read it, and I must admit, I didn't realize just how actively hostile Snyder is to Redskins fans. The stuff I'd heard of (not nearly all of it) was stuff where my reaction was something like, "Wow, that's stupid", and then I'd forget about it.
How did this man get enough money to buy the team, again?
I wonder about Mozilla Foundation not being part of the suit, not to mention everyone who makes an RSS reader.
And how far back do xbiff and biff go? I know at least back to '91; that'd be pushing the bounds of patentability even if the patent application did go back that far (which, of course, it isn't even close).