There is no big pirate conspiracy. Who has gotten rich off of piracy other than large corporations who practice illegal corporate espionage? Some would argue that Microsoft was founded and subsequently succeeded because of piracy
Having been through the Tel-Aviv airport 5 times, I have found their security to be very thorough and long, but not invasive at all. They have armed soldiers on guard, but I have not experienced anyone being threatened, even a friend of mine with a Syrian stamp in his passport who got held up and questioned. They are very security-conscious (with good reason) but they don't invade your privacy on a whim like they do here in the good ol' USA. They are courteous and respectful until you lie to them or do something threatening yourself (such as my dumb dad forgetting about the knife in his bag). So it seems you can have privacy and security at the same time. But never safety, no one has that.
And what's a semi-automatic machine gun? You mean the M-15 assault rifles they use (and bought from us)? or maybe the AR-15's? Because those weapons have many fire configurations, but I wouldn't describe any of them as a "machine gun".
If it was actual live footage, why shouldn't Chevron have access to it? What harm could them having access to footage of their operations incur on the filmmaker? I am a film student, and if I made a doc about a company, who then wanted A COPY of the footage, I would gladly hand it over. It would be different if they were trying to stifle a negative story or something, but this is about freeing useful information from private hands who would never release it otherwise. Isn't that what we get pissed off at studios for doing? How is it different when a large company asks and individual for access? I'm all about freeing up information, so let's not set a double standard.
Re: The flaky goodness of outsourced snowflakes in July
Lol show the rest of the post and I might believe you. It is obviously faked. The rest of Mike's post and even the time stamp has been left out of the first image. And, anyone can fake an html page. You will have to do a little better.
How do you store hundreds of terabytes of data? Do you own a server farm?
What type of connection do you have that facilitates that kind of speed?
How many friends do you have "just like you"?
How many films exactly are above 6.9 on IMDB?
Also, this was not private property. This is the internet. The site obviously had some sort of comment system that made it a function of the site to post your thoughts. By your logic, you are trespassing on Mike's private property by posting your comment.
I would hate to have this on all saws! It would interfere with my hot dog cutting business. We use table saws exclusively to hack up hot dogs into bite size chunks that children wont choke on. The government needs to protect my business!!!!!
We are consuming ourselves to death. As long as the gas flows and Toys'r'Us is open, most people can't be bothered to complain or question. It's just not worth it to the average Joe. With this mentality, they will wake up one day and say "What do you mean I can't lend this Blu-Ray to my neighbor? It's mine I can do what I want with it!" and not know how the **AA Police have the authority to arrest them.