The US justice system is reminding me of Cardassian law more and more every day.
Under Cardassian law, guilt was confirmed prior to Court proceedings – the trials themselves served only as a way to demonstrate the wrongdoing of the defendants and to illustrate the consequences of their alleged criminal behavior. Defendants were provided with legal counsel merely to help them "concede" the "wisdom" of the state's judicial process, as well as help them to admit guilt and express "proper" remorse. (Memory Alpha)
Yes, Smith and Wesson makes some money off murder.
Yes, trenchcoat manufacturers make some money off shoplifting.
Yes, casinos make some money off money laundering.
Yes, rope makers make some money off kidnapping.
Seeing a pattern here? You would be laughed out of town if you were to suggest that any of these manufacturers were dedicated to that purpose because of the pitiful amounts of money they make on it compared to the myriad of legitimate ones. Well, some people would argue about the guns, but the point stands.
Re: Re: Re: Mike Mansick....you were initially right about Greenspan...but not here.
...the papers' dimensions match the envelope they are stored in.
Sorry, but am I just insanely confused (and mostly ignorant about paper), or are you arguing here that the paper needs to be bigger (9.25x12.5 vs 8.5x11) so that it fits in the envelope? In my experience the smaller something is, the easier I can get it into an envelope.
Come on guys, could we just stop it with these? They add nothing, lower the level of the discussion, and are frankly more annoying than the posters they're intended to insult. All they do is egg on the qualities we wish would go away.
I find it easier just to assume that everyone's an FBI agent.
Random anonymous commenter? FBI agent.
Person signed in with a witty username? FBI agent.
Nathan Fillion doing an AMA on Reddit, with pictures and confirmation from his Twitter? Oh cool, when did the FBI hire Nathan Fillion?
From the way they said it, I wouldn't be too surprised if you did own your ebooks... if you bought them from an authorized library wholesaler. Amazon is a retailer, so I'm sure that counts as enough of a difference for it to be a license instead of a sale. Still, it's a nice step in a good direction.
Obviously Mike was laying clear his own views, otherwise the usual gang would have blasted him for not explicitly stating that he disapproves of such things. After all, to them not saying what he said would be the equivalent of expressing his support of such things.
Mike is free to include a sentence on his own personal morals, but he did not center his entire discussion on that. He similarly feels that centering the discussion about copyright on morals is counterproductive, as he has stated clearly plenty of times.