How much time & money is wasted by these officials trying to cover up their actions?
If they are doing things that require this level of secrecy, to keep them hidden from the people they are supposed to represent, it is time to get rid of all of them.
We need less secrecy, it breeds contempt for the little people who can't know what is being done "for them". (also read as to them to benefit others).
Even with open records, a majority of people never looked... but there was a chance so it served as one of the checks & balances we need to keep officials in line. Trying to gut them, means they have much more to hide and its time to fire up the woodchippers and get a new batch.
Gee it is almost like it might somehow be illegal to just pay elected officials to do what you want and get them to ignore the law they are charged with upholding.
If Hood goes down, does anything think Dodd might have his panties in a bunch? Perhaps publicly admitting we buy the law we want and they give it to us or else might finally result in the serious questions about how bought the government is.
well one of them did long enough to claim there was malware in the torrent dump, the police would get them, then the account went dark... then the account started talking and it was fairly clear it wasn't him in control anymore.
So wait, lemme get this... because Google showed a snippet in the search result, they somehow magically wrote the content and published it. This is the amazing battle.
That is almost as impressive as the legal document where a Judge ordered Google to turn over information on the identities of people who posted on ripoff report. Google knows a lot of stuff, but how would they have information about posters on a site they don't run or control?
Once again gamers are outraged, but that outrage does not lead to them not purchasing the new dildo with which the dev wants to f them with.
If they were really upset they shouldn't buy anything more and look for a studio that isn't about using the lubeless dildo. There are tons of fantastic games out there (hell some indies release far more polished crap than the AAA studios do on day 1) that don't spend their time being interviewed and admitting, you are just a cash node we are harvesting because you don't fight back.
It is one thing to give bad reviews, yell on the internet, and a far better one to say I've had enough who else wants my money. Until the outrage finally effects the bottom line they will do this and worse to the customers. So are you going to buy the dildo and take it... or start screwing the companies bottom line by walking away?
Once again allegedly intelligent people who for some idiotic defect in logic think the Google is the internet.
- Google links to it, they owe me. This is also seen as going after the deepest pockets who, once upon a time, might have paid these delusional idiots to just shut up and go away.
- Google links to it, they are responsible. Look at all of the DMCA takedowns sent, a HUGE majority of them target Google... not the site hosting the alleged infringing content. (Alleged is used properly here as one need look at about 10 notices to see the huge defects in detection.)
- Google should just do what I want. Google has the spine to stand up to these petty morons, because it will cost them far much more to cave in. Look at how much they have had to sink into the DMCA processing, and the nightmare let they it become. Had they gone to court & made the solid case of we just index we do not host, promote, post any of these thing and gotten a Judge smart enough to understand Google is not the internet they could have escaped the nightmare.
Google is not a magic wand like politicians and idiots (same diff) want it to be. They should not be the sole target of laws & demands. It might make them work to try and target those they should but with Google being the internet to so many people it makes a better soundbite.
I hope the researcher fails, and the court finally suggest that she researches why she lost. But then I'm guessing she isn't that much of a researcher given her activities so far.
It occurs to me, as it often does after I've thought more, that she is falling into the new amazing explaination.
People are not responsible for their own actions, there is always an outside force to blame.
Words on the internet did it, not the freak who went on a spree. Words on the internet did it, not the fact we've taken brownphobia to such a level that young Muslims feel that much more apart from the world that they find support in words online than in society. Words on the internet did it, not the parents who paid no attention to the long term plans of their kids to murder a schoolmate to get in with the Slenderman. Words on the internet did it, not a community that thought nothing of years of racism & blaming the other for misfortunes that befell them raising someone who didn't learn the value of people who were different.
Maybe stop blaming the inanimate objects, and put the blame on the people who should face blame for their (in)actions. Stop finding an out, assign responsibility and own up to it. Stop pretending someone made a speech and the problem got solved that one time decades ago.
"Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards." This way we can avoid the liabilities we demand everyone else face.
Old white woman tells everyone what is best for them, film at 11.
Its words on the interwebs, not a societal problem. Its words on the interwebs, not institutional racism. Its words on the interwebs, not parents who spend more time following faux news than raising their children. Its words on the interwebs, not talking heads from "news" organizations who reframe everything to suit their use of fear to keep a demographic. Its words on the interwebs, not the media. Its words on the interwebs, which means I can tell this stupid woman to shut the fuck up. Your solution is a feel good piece of bullshit, meant to pander to a demographic, not to actually solve the problem.
The internet isn't the problem, the problem is the media deciding to create the spin rather than report actual facts without hysteria or slant.
Did you ever think they are trying to drive more people to piracy by doing obviously insane things like this? Pirates don't get punished with stern talking before they can watch the movie they paid for.
I think the MPAA goal is to try and get a Fed bailout, and the right to execute people who infringe copyright.
Secret courts, secret rules, secrets. These are the death of the country, founded on liberty we now all kowtow to the fear of terrorists or other horrible things and give up so much and gain nothing. The programs do not work, those that run them should be jailed, but we secretly made it legal but never bothered to inform everyone that our rights are merely illusions we cling to waiting for those we turned everything over to, to remind us we do not have them when we are flagged.
First they came for the... Well they got everyone else, now they are coming for you.
Someone please take stock of those cheering this on, because I want to see their faces the day it expands to nab them as well. The definitions always expand and grab more, to show a larger pool of "bad guys" being caught... at the expense of justice & rights.
It is disgusting to see how far the system is willing to go to protect itself. Ignoring the supposed rule of law that we are all supposed to be bound by, unless you work for the system then you can do whatever you want with no concern.
and one of the largest fixes would be assessing fines for incorrect notices. Big corporations have been caught taking down content they don't own but want to control. They can do this because there is no downside to bad claims. If they had to pay up each time, and lets add multipliers for breaking thresholds in each quarter, they would behave better.
Only when there is a cost to them, do they care. For far to long everyone else had to bear their costs on multiple levels, time for them to pay up for their bad behavior.