Is there a way for people to recommend books for this feature? How do you pick what books the community might be interested in? There's probably no discrimination between fiction and non-fiction, I'm guessing.
People won't give you their confidence if you're dour or overbearing, even if you think it's for their own good. And if the people aren't behind you, then you have no power or influence.
You're not going to jolt anyone awake. To be brutally honest, that idea is a delusion. Instead you're just going to make people dismiss you because it takes too much effort to sort through your noise and see if there's anything useful in it.
I kinda agree with you. Apathy seems strong among people nowadays and people don't seem to pay as much attention to their communities as they should. Even things that seem out of our hands, like controlling who becomes the principal of a school, could probably be influenced if people just acted more. In fact, I'd go so far as to assert that most people have a lot more control over their lives than they think they do.
But you made your points in the worst way possible, so, reported. That's what happens when you work hard to be wrong even when you're right.
I kinda avoided it my entire life until it started producing episodes relevant to my interests. I saw most of the episode about free-to-play in mobile gaming, but turned it off when the Canadian Devil appeared. At that point, it just got relentlessly stupid.
I don't mind getting reported along with him. I know you're not supposed to feed the trolls, but this guy's posts are just so lost in their own insanity that they're so entertaining to read. Do people not listen to Coast To Coast AM for the same reason?
What makes you think that screaming louder and louder will make you more effective? It sounds more like you're retreating further and further into a fantasy drama where you are the star because your script states that you're the only one that's ever right. Your posts could be cited in psychiatry textbooks as examples of downward spirals into insanity.
I really don't see why you would adopt this view at all. It sounds like you're advocating double standards for the rich, and if Leonard Nimoy's son is indeed rich, then I must admit that I find it odd that I'm forced into the position of arguing in favor of the 1% for once.
We are, however, talking about an unusual and special situation here, and if a person refuses to take that into account, he just proves himself to be quite blind.
Dude, it's his freaking dad, and CBS and Paramount are missing a great opportunity for some free promotion. That anyone should have to pay that much for permission is rather unfair too, regardless of how rich one is.
You always make more money and become more successful by being graceful instead of stingy. This is a kindergarten-level lesson.
Actually it's bad business. It's like locking your children up in the basement out of fear that they might get hurt out in the world. You're only robbing your IP of value when you remove it from circulation and keep people from learning about it. People will just find their entertainment elsewhere and ultimately forget about the content you previously tried to offer. They're even likely to find far better deals on similar products elsewhere.
Obscurity is always a far greater threat than poverty because the former directly leads to the latter. You can either keep your content available with the chance that you might not be making money from some people, or you can take it down and definitely not make any money off of it whatsoever.
I rather agree with you, but what else is one supposed to attempt in these desperate times? All other avenues have not only been boobytrapped or decisively closed, but have been that way since we first learned of the existence of this "trade agreement".
I can't help but think back to what Arthur Dent had to go through to learn about the plans to demolish his house. Douglas Adams is practically an oracle when you reread his stories.
Mr. Prosser: "You were quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time you know." Arthur: "Appropriate time? Appropriate time? The first I knew about it was when a workman arrived at my home yesterday. I asked him if he'd come to clean the windows and he said no, he'd come to demolish the house. He didn't tell me straight away of course. Oh no. First he wiped a couple of windows and charged me a fiver. Then he told me." Mr. Prosser: "But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months." Arthur: "Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anybody or anything." Mr. Prosser: "But the plans were on display ..." Arthur: "On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them." Mr. Prosser: "That's the display department." Arthur: "With a torch." Mr. Prosser: "Ah, well the lights had probably gone." Arthur: "So had the stairs." Mr. Prosser: "But look, you found the notice didn't you?" Arthur: "Yes, yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of the Leopard." Mr. Prosser: "...it's not as if it's a particularly nice house." Arthur: "I'm sorry, but I happen to like it." Mr. Prosser: "You'll like the bypass." Arthur: "Oh shut up. Shut up and go away, and take your bloody bypass with you. You haven't got a leg to stand on and you know it."
I'd much rather see the Ross Ulbricht case turn out like Frank Abagnale's. There's a guy who did a lot of stupid things in his youth and was practically thumbing his nose at the law even after he got sent to prison, but quickly turned his life around and became a productive member of society. We need to see more positive reform cases like that if people are to respect the justice system.