Does Feinstein actually think anyone will vote for this? The 2016 elections are right around the corner and that is exactly why nobody voted to reauthorize The Patriot Act or Section 215. There's no reason why we need either.
Has there been a terrorist attack on our country that we don't know about? Maybe the FBI can fake another terrorist attack. They did that once before, if I remember correctly. Matter of fact, they did it twice.
A simple Google search turns up several different stories on the FBI either faking terrorist attacks in the United States or in helping terrorists in the country. I don't think that's what our law enforcement agencies should be doing, that is definitely not their mandate.
Mike, I understand exactly what I'm posting about. What I'm saying is that neither business entities nor people can be held liable for "what might happen". What the judge did, was put it into the minds of the jury that the patent troll in this case could be held liable for it.
The judge is not a plaintiff or a defendant in this particular case and yet he exposed his personal views to the jury.
What you're saying is that you agree with the judge. THAT is a biased view. If the plaintiff had proven his case, that would be one thing. But, the moment the judge exposed his personal views to the jury, he crossed the line. THAT is the point I'm trying to make here.
Patent trolls are an evil in this country that should be roped in. This problem has been escalating for such a long time that our government has failed to do anything to stop it. If a company owns a patent, then they shouldn't be able to sue if they don't make use of that patent. They exploit the laws of pour country because our elected representatives have failed to do anything to close those loopholes.
I'm not trying to argue with you over this but you fail to see the point I'm trying to make here. Fact is, business entities, people ... they cannot he held liable for conduct that MIGHT happen. What you're saying is that the patent troll should be held liable.
Once you've crossed that line, then you set a dangerous precedent with the point of view that individual people can also be held liable for conduct that might happen.
Mike, if I'm not mistaken, the reason patent trolls are allowed to exist is because Democrats AND Republicans have refused to pass any kind of meaningful reform regarding patent reform and you get some bad decisions by judges, like the one in this case, who decided to create a problem with the jury verdict.
I'm not saying that what the patent trolls are doing is right only that the judge made an error when he addressed the jury with his biases comments.
The fact that you're missing is that nobody can be held liable for what "MIGHT" happen in the future. Otherwise, everyone could be arrested for crimes that they'll commit in the future. The verdict in the original trial, added to the comments made by the judge, may very well be why the Supreme Court overturned the ruling by the lower court.
If we want to stop patent trolls, truly stop them, then write to your congressman and request that they do something to put a stop to this practice that patent trolls are engaging in.
Mike, nothing confusing about my statement at all. It's like finding someone guilty of a crime they'll commit in the future. This is exactly what the judge did, when he issued his instructions to the jury. The judge's comments basically placed the patent troll in an unfavorable view to the jury and this is exactly why the supreme court overturned the lower court's decision.
I'm not saying that patent trolls are a good thing. I despise patent trolls but this is one of those rare cases where the judge in the case made a grievous error. He should never have injected his own opinions into his instructions to the jury and his remarks were biased.
Judges are not supposed to care who wins or loses, they are only to preside over the case and ensure everyone is following the rule of law and the rules of evidence. The judge simply made a bad decision and he got called out for it judging by the Supreme Court's decision.
Fact is, we have never had such a law. When a new law is passed by congress, it's most often that challenges are filed against those new laws in the federal courts. The simple matter is, patent trolls are not a violation of the law and congress has refused to do anything to curb them in. They are protected by Democrats and Republicans.
Simple matter is, the judge acted inappropriately when he addressed the jury in the way that he did, which could be seen as influencing the jury in a manner that compromises the jury verdict.
This is undoubtedly why the supreme court ruled in favor of the patent troll. The judge overseeing the case should have known better.
While I have a mostly negative attitude against patent trolls, I have to say that after reading the article above and what was written in this article, I have to agree with the court's decision. This wasn't about the validity of their patents but rather if they could be held liable for what 'might be infringed' or 'could be' infringed. The judge clearly showed a bias in his statement to the jury.
Democrats and Republicans are vulnerable regarding The Patriot Act because Americans are tired of having their constitutional rights abused and we no longer need The Patriot Act, considering how it was originally supposed to sunset, or expire, back in 2005.
Exactly how many terrorists has the federal government captured since 2005, within the borders of the United States? Not enough to continue the act. Americans are more aware today then they were 10 years ago.
With election season coming up fast, every politician in congress is vulnerable if they vote to pass anything related to The Patriot Act and it's a sensitive issue, with many Americans and many civil rights groups opposing it.
Where it stands now, congress needs to let The Patriot Act expire and leave it buried in the ground. Otherwise, a lot of Democrats and Republicans will be in danger of losing their seats if they vote for passage.
"Terrorist" seems to be a new boogeyman threat whenever our government in danger of losing the powers granted under The Patriot Act. Its time that our representatives in congress start listening to the will of the people.
I seriously hope that the Obama Administration keeps tightening its grip around the necks of the American People because we're heading close to a revolution in this country where the people are starting to get fed up with the perverted sense of entitlement that our government thinks it's entitled to.
Since when does our government have more power than the people? This has been heating up for a long time, ever since The Patriot Act was first passed and Americans are no longer standing up for it.
If anyone thinks that this so-called Arab Spring and these civilian protests and riots in other countries was bad, just wait until it erupts in the United States.
Either the Justice Department has some big balls or they are grossly misinformed about their roll in our country. They are nothing more than the figurehead for law enforcement and justice in this country. The Justice Department does not get the right to tell the courts what they can and cannot do.
The courts are the only entity in this country that can issue legal injunctions, order and decrees by which every person, every business, every entity in what they can or cannot do.
Last I checked, the Justice Department has no authority over our courts and the Justice Department cannot tell the courts what to do. You got to hand it to Loretta Lynch that she has the gall to issue such a directive to the courts. That really takes a big set of balls to have.
I'm so glad that the FTC slapped Michigan and the big 3 automakers. I live in Flint Michigan and I lost all respect for General Motors when they abandoned Flint and then they have the gall to be upset when they are faced with legitimate competition?
The Big 3 Automakers deserve this slap in the face and I stand here laughing at their dumb arses because they are getting exactly what they deserve.
They are the aging dinosaurs who need to step aside and let real progress into the marketplace. They are worried because if they were not, they wouldn't be demanding that Michigan create new laws to prevent Tesla from operating in the state.
You don't see Michigan passing laws banning Sony, Toshiba or Samsung products from being sold in the state so why should automakers get preferential treatment?
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The thing everyone is forgetting is "what kind of a moron walks around carrying $16,000 in cash in the first place". Either you are a complete and total moron or you're the dumbest person on the face of this planet.
I* have absolutely no sympathy to this train passenger who was carrying $16,000 in cash. Every time I hear one of these stories about how Americans are getting their cash seized by law enforcement during some vacation while traveling in a vehicle or train, I just think how stupid Americans really are.
Talk to anyone and they will tell you to never carry a large amount of cash with you. Large amounts of cash signal only one thing: criminal enterprise.
You ask the bank for a cashier's check, money order or transfer the money either through Western Union or whatever. YOU DO NOT TRAVEL WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH.
Never mind that you could get robbed by someone who knows you're traveling with a lot of cash. MORONS.
I don't blame the DEA in this case for any reason. What are they going to do, just take your word for it. If any perfect sense, they would need to do their own investigation. So, train passenger who had his $16k confiscated, GET OVER IT.
Why did I say what I said? Because while Google takes down torrent links on their search engine, they are still be posting via Chilling Effects, which they post links to that website at the bottom of the search page when you conduct a search for a torrent.
No sight is obligated to have a DMCA agent. That's just a voluntary thing that website owners have established. But, I stand by what I said. CE, while they are correct in posting those DMCA letters, they could very well be liable for reposting those links.
I hate to point out the truly obvious here. But, if Chilling Effects posts DMCA takedown notices and they include links to torrent files to intellectual content owned by other people, then Chilling Effects becomes a torrent site that bypasses the efforts to take down pirated content.
Chilling Effects should be blacking out the torrent links but I suspect that CE may end up facing a lawsuit itself one day for reposting those torrent links.
The lady driver in this video is a freaking moron. First, "could you take your sunglasses off because I don't feel safe. I want to see your eyes." WTF? This is a true blonde lady. WTF. She needs to get a life. What's she trying to do, pick up this cop for a romantic date?
Second, when it says "no parking, fire lane" it means just that, it's a fire lane for emergency vehicles. Just because there isn't a fire doesn't mean you can park there. I bet this dumb lady parks in handicapped parking space because according to her, nobody was using it at the time she decided to park there.
LOLS Someone slapped that ignorant woman with a stupid stick.
Stupid people like her don't deserve to be let loose in public.