That point, that we treat terrorism as different than crime really hits home. When there's a criminal spree -- bank robberies, burglaries, car thefts -- we may make certain changes in how we act (get better locks, security systems, etc.) but we don't seem to change our entire national psyche. We don't get terrified by crime.
Just to throw a monkey wrench at this point...how exactly would you define the "War on Drugs" then?
It is harder to track down streams because when you take out middle men that means you take out Google's search results...sometimes. But if you really want to watch the steams or find content all it takes is just a little bit more work(AKA finding communities of people). They are so short slightest they think that "not on first page of Google = no real impact"
You didn't mention the margin the House (by a 106 to 7 vote) and Senate (46 to 4) passed it by. Which is notable because of how extremely lopsided it is. Whenever a Bill passes with near universal support, it is either a very good Bill or a very bad Bill. And I just don't think they have the good of the public at heart here.
Maybe if the Police spent more time exercising their first amendment rights and didn't want to jump to exercising the later ones so quickly these players and all these other protesters wouldn't be having so many problems...
So an engineer mu "claim" to my works are thrown aside for the "betterment" of society after 20 years. But some high school dropout who strums up a guitar in just the right way to catch the right tune can not only potentially live the rest of his life on that, but feeds his children's children on it too. Now a song and a new type of circuit board as two very different things, and they should be treated as such. But how can somebody like Senator Hatch look at you straight in the face and claim we "need" 100+ years of protection for one thing to promote innovation but then turn around and say 20 years for this other type of innovation is just fine? On its face this is inconsistent worldview.
$100,000 for a system that is WORSE than an army of kids with cell phones? Are you telling me the instant gun fire is heard there will not be 50 people calling 911? I would call you a liar and/or fool if you think those 5-15 extra seconds between this system(assuming it could cover the whole school) and those kids dialing 911 could possibly justify the expenditure of this money. Let alone the extra cost of upkeep of this system on both the school side and the LEO side. This is a massive failure all the way around.
I say let Comcast and TWC merge….then force them to split into a cable company and an internet company. If you can force the internet providers to compete AGAINST the cable companies then you could see increased competition in the space. It would force Cable to get smarter. Drop channels nobody cares about, increase its technology(like on demanded and DVR) and get more competitive with the nature of the internet. And it would have the ISPs try to get “better” to get people to use their service over cable TV. Maybe offer high speed bundles, have special deals where if you get the 50MB package you get Netflix for free for a year or Amazon prime for half off. Right now TWC/Comcast/AT&T….they are stagnant with their cable and internet because they CAN be. Force them not to be and it will be a better place.
I still think allowing the FCC backbone ISPs to not allow purposeful degrading traffic is a good thing. But splitting apart TWC/Comcast/ect into separate Cable and Internet companies would do much better for competition across the spectrum long term.
When clearly there are two other adults here that are just as much at blame. Those two adults being the teacher and the principal. BOTH of them had to look at the diorama filled with various sets of people(Her family, dead presidents, and faculty) and think to themselves...."Man something needs to be done here!". I can NOT fathom how two adults could even get to the point of even contacting the Superintendent in the first place. Hate on the Superintendent, but make sure you hate on the teacher and principal for being giant idiots just as much
But that is the point of the new encryption standards. That even WHEN they get the warrants that they pretend are such a huge hassle(which they are not)...even then Apple and Google can't/won't help them. They are pushing new encryption standards so that literally ONLY the owner of the phone can decrypt said phone. And as people who have been used to being crushed under mountain of data...that scares them...and to that I say..."Good"
If Dish were serious about the cost of Turner Broadcasting stations and really wanted to be on the consumers side they would immediately drop all their customer's bills. I mean if they are suddenly NOT paying TBS fees and their customers are getting less content that means they shouldn't be paying the same amount.
But shocker they are just pocketing the difference.