I gave too.I have donated 3 times. I believe in Larry Lessing. I believe in his cause. Have you naysayers never heard the man speak? He is awesome. As I have said before, Larry Lessing is a man to be trusted.
You all have the choice of doing nothing or doing something. I choose something over nothing every time. I firmly believe this country is approaching a crossroad of epic proportion and I choose to help decide which direction we will be going. For far too long I have accepted what the powers that be have doled out while lining their pockets at my expense. In my opinion this country is an oligarchy.
Most of the money donated to MAYDAYPac will not be collected unless the goal is met or the donor chooses to donate anyway. If you are happy with the status quo, do nothing. If you are the status quo, troll the forums.
I, for one, have had enough surveillance, income equality, bad Supreme Court decisions, and secret courts making secret laws. I support Larry Lessing and you should too.
What right does any manufacturing group have to try and dictate public policy of foreign governments? Oh, wait, the USG, all three branches, have expanded the roles of commercial interests in influencing public policy. I'm sure this will work out fine.
It seems the train has already left the station and I am on the back of the train.
In other news, the head of Human Resources at Walmart has been nominated for the head of the Labor Department, And the CEO of Monsanto has been appointed Agriculture Secretary. All kidding aside, what the hell is wrong with these people!
The reason we subscribed to Aereo was to gain access to over the air television. We cut the cord a few years ago because we paid for stations we never watched and satellite TV just was not a good value. Before digital we could receive stations with rabbit ears; after-none.
Having said that we never used Aereo that much anyway. I do regret, however, what I consider to be a narrow-minded decision by the SCOTUS but I am not surprised at all.
If not for Netflix I would have to build a tall outside antenna to receive TV signals where I live.
One last thing- choices and more choices are good. Restricting choices is bad. All my NSHO- YMMV.
So what happens when people stop using businesses that have state mandated recordings. If I wanted to sell a cell phone, I would find an alternative way to sell the phone. In large cities, I have no doubt that enterprising people will find a way to take advantage of the state government's stupidity, and most likely an illegal, underground market will emerge.
This is exactly like DRM for business- it only affects legitimate customers and the criminals or would-be criminals are totally unaffected.
If a scrap metal company asked to photograph my truck so I could sell them a load of junk, I would kindly and politely tell them what they can do with their cameras and leave.
I asked a friend of mine why all the apathy? He didn't really have an answer. I am trying to help him realize what is going on. I send him a lot of links from here to get him thinking about these privacy and constitutional issues.
It amazes me that there is no huge public outrage.
I agree and that is what I have done. I read an article a while back that the way to go is a TV plus set top box. I have 3 TV's with Roku and WDTV.
Another advantage, from the aforementioned article, is that a set top box is faster than a smart TV. I have no experience with a smart TV, but if a connected BluRay player is any indication, you can keep your smart TV's. My BluRay player, which I never use, is horribly slow.