Applesauce, policies like this is what created situations where teachers no longer educate their students. Instead, they demand that parents put their children on Prozac and other narcotics because they don't know how to deal with kids.
When I submitted the article to Techdirt, I actually couldn't believe the audacity of the teacher in this incident. Rather than turn this into a teaching moment by trying to educate the student and trying to explain to him why it was wrong to do what he did, he gets suspended instead.
It doesn't do any good to penalize a student for doing nothing wrong and the "teacher" obviously forgot what being a "teacher" is about. You're supposed to educate your students. Explaining to them what is right from what is wrong.
Instead, this teacher made the wrong decision and the student was suspended. Last time I checked, bullets don't magically shoot from your fingers.
The Los Angeles Times reported last week that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had commissioned law enforcement experts to review 67 shooting incidents that left 19 people dead along the U.S.-Mexico border from January 2010 to October 2012, but then had rejected the group's recommendations to crack down on shooting at vehicles and rock throwers.
Somebody need to tell Rep Mike Pompeo that the documents and information that Snowden absconded with belongs to the American People, they do NOT belong to the U.S. Government. Everything in the U.S. Government belongs to the American People.
I just love how our elected representatives are under the self delusion that the U.S. Government owns anything. They don't.
The U.S. Supreme Court has just given Americans the explanation that the U.S. Supreme Court is just as corrupt as the Obama Administration (where it concerns constitutional rights that are guaranteed to every American).
I just don't see the ruling being overturned. Not only that but Google is arguing that it has a first amendment claim? First, Google has no standing to file the appeal, that should be filed by the film-maker, not by Google or Youtube. Not only that, but this isn't a first amendment issue, I would think it's more of a copyright issue.
By arguing against the order, Google is saying that actors, actresses and artists don't have the right to order takedowns of the content they either appear in or retain the ownership or copyright to.
The only way to prevent the NSA from collecting your data is stop using cell phones, landline phones, the internet and email to conduct your communications with other people if it's sensitive information.
Only morons would use communications platforms to discuss confidential or sensitive information that you don't want other people to have.
This is why I don't like using email and why I don't use my phone to talk to other people as I prefer face to face communications.
Someone needs to tell the German courts that unless it grants YouTube immunity from lawsuits over videos that YouTube isn't going to open itself to liability because the courts are crying over the "blocked" content message.
The thing is that I actually feel bad for the broadcasters. What people keep forgetting is that Aereo is taking free signals for TV broadcasting that they get for free and then turn around and charge customers of their service a feww for receiving those signals.
Aereo should really be compensating the broadcasters for using those signals. It's like if someone uses your property for a garage sale and then doesn;t compensate you for the use of your property.
I don't have any sympathy for Aereo because they are nothing but vultures who are charging people for content that should be free, since Aereo pays nothing for it.
If Aereo wasn't charging a fee, then I'd have sympathy for them, but they're nothing more than scavengers and looters.
The broadcasters are right to some degree. If Aereo win, we're going to see more and more of these type of services popping up and you'll see the end of free TV broadcasting. This country will become a nation where you have to pay for a cable subscription or get satellite.
While it won't be the end of broadcast television, it will simply evolve and create more cable companies in this country.
The White House, in particular, the Obama Administration (along with Congressional Democrats) are nothing more than "House Bit$#%es" for the MPAA and the RIAA. I don't care how pretty you dress it up as, nobody cares about these two useless and impotent organizations.
All they ever do is cry about their spilt milk and I'm so sick to death of hearing about how piracy is hurting their profits. Piracy increases sales on their product, it doesn;t hurt it.
I have to admit that I do those type of searches. But only because those kind of sites are very prevalent on the web. Doing a search for 'watch free ' are so common that it's hard not to find them.
The problem is that you need to be very specific in what you're searching for. While I don't feel this is Google's fault, nor that they could be held liable, why isn't the entertainment industry doing THEIR job and contacting the host providers of these websites or if the host provider info is hidden, sue those services that hide that info.
I think if the entertainment industry actually did its job instead of demanding that search engines remove links (what does that except create more instances where even more links pop up), it just creates a situation where websites simply change their domain name.
Kick Ass Torrents, Pirate Bay, Demonoid and many others have changed their domain name suffix so many timis that it would literally make your head dizzy.
I think there's more to this story than was reported in the article. But, Tim leaves out one important thing:
"crime and violence in the country is on a decline while crime and violence inflicted on Americans by police officer is on the rise"
I take exception to police violence being static. If anything, it's on the rise and rapidly growing out of control. I'm loathe to say this but if police officers keep randomly shooting Americans, because they have a quota on how many lawsuits they can get filed against their own police departments, then there's something seriously screwed up.
When I read that the complaint alleges that "Sniper's Hide" forum "bans free unbiased speech on his forum", I couldn't help but laugh. I run, own and operate a website/community message forum that deals with Japanese anime and manga and I can tell you that while I do ban all forms of personal insults and attacks including banning slander and libel commentary, I also have the right to ban anyone on my forums if they are engaging in conduct that either violates forum policy or that the user has offended me in some way.
"Bans free unbiased speech". LOLS Personal websites are not subject to protected rights as they exist, they are private property. You are only granted those rights that the owner/operator of the website or message forum grants you. Granted, 99% of the message forums are highly respectable and as an administrator of a popular anime community, every user is granted the rights that are afforded as "constitutional" or outlined in human and civil rights laws. But the fact that tactical Weapons is making the complete that a website owner bans free unbiased speech is so laughable that I'm wondering what fantasy world Tactical Weapons lives in.
Frank Galli, the owner and operator of Sniper's Hide, has the right to determine what he does and doesn't allow on his forums and he doesn't have to follow anyone's definition about what is or isn't "unbiased". From what I hear about tactical Weapons in this Techdirt article, I would ban TRI as well for being so obnoxious about it and creating drama over this issue.
Mozilla's legal counsel says Mozilla wants to bring "more value" to the user instead of being just a window to the internet?
First, the "value" is only the value of ad revenue that Mozilla will receive. Second, that's all the web browser is, a window to the internet. To pretend it's anything but that is just deluding yourself.
Second, I plan to ditch Firefox the first chance I get. Time to start looking for a different web browser. Guess it's back to Internet Explorer or even Opera.