How long until people start suggesting armed resistance to these tactics? I do not advocate same, just wondering how long people are going to put up with these extra-Constitutional tactics when they occur within the so-called Constitution Free zone that extends 100 miles in to the US.
(Posting under my usual name because I figure I'll save Mike the trouble of extra log searches when he receives the subpoena)
Sure, you think that it is just a few particles bouncing off of your body as you try to go about your duties, but happens when the light is composed of WAVES and you can't see over them? Hmm? Yeah, totally obstruction.
Just another event in the line of disgraceful actions by the Federal agencies charged with protecting us. Anyone want to get that nobody gets indicted?
NPR reminded me about another event this morning:
"Not long after her death, however, came a campaign to tarnish her reputation, driven by J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI. Assorted false stories were leaked that she was involved with Moton, and that she was a bad wife and mother."
"that nearly the entire system failed despite that oversight"
Not the *entire* system, since the public has the ultimate oversight authority. This highlights the *benefit* of whistle blowers - that sometimes (like now) things DO get out of control and require the public to reign them in. I'll stop typing now, before /rant begins.
I *need* my Team Prenda fix this morning. Their antics are like a drug, a sweet sweet drug.
Also, A/C, In no way, shape or form do I see any trace of 'competence' in their actions over the past few years. What you ascribe to incompetence is more likely hubris; they thought that they were smarter than everyone else so why not keep the scams going? Of course, it begs the question as to why Duffy is starting the same game under a new name. I think that Duffy got used to the dirty money. It was a drug to him. A sweet sweet drug.
The problem is the "TM" because it shows that she is claiming ownership over the word itself. No other book title uses that. Seen a John Grisham novel titled The Rainmaker(tm) lately? No, because it is ludicrous to trademark a common word. Just ask Microsoft (Windows) or Apple (App Store) how well that went.
So let me try. I've very recently heard that Author Solutions Inc. essentially scams participating authors by not providing an accurate accounting of the number of books sold and by providing highly technical services like 'uploading' and 'registering' at a grossly inflated price. In my opinion, this makes Author Solutions Inc. (and people who work for them like Eric Emlinger) a large group of asshats.
Phew, so now I'm engaged in racketeering now? Great! I've been needing to restring my racquetball racket for some time now.
That lets you collect monies on behalf of the copyright owner when infringing content is discovered, even if you have had no prior contact with the owner. Of course, it might be spectacularly amusing for someone to identify the original owners of these random images (or first identifiable posting) and let them know about of this free money just waiting for them. Because you know, I'm absolutely certain the trolls are giving all of the money they collect to the owners. Hmm, might even be a lawsuit there somewhere against CEG.
How Mercury Phoenix Trust has a leg to stand on here. Unless they are the executor of Freddy's estate then I don't see how they have any rights whatsoever. Even if they are the executor, then how can one claim protection for an outfit?
You weren't SUPPOSED to put his two statements next to each other
"But but *sputter* You mean that the two different information channels BOTH reached the public? No no no, that's not right at all. The 'gut wrenching' stuff was for the Grand Jury!" Clapper, J. June 10, 2013
Also, on an unrelated note. Adding an 'e' at the end of Grand makes the 'Grande Jury' seem all old timey and less intimidating, like 'ice cream shoppe' - so Snowden has got that going for him.