I left Techdirt due to Tim's cop hating nonsense. Peaking back, I realize the insanity is just as strong as ever.
Do none of you seriously understand why a cop might not want people wandering around when then are trying to detain or arrest someone? A dozen people buzzing around a few feet away creates severe security issues. And having armed people buzzing around... good grief, that is just a recipe for someone getting shot.
Cops don't know who is friend or foe during a police situation. They don't need people jamming a camera in their face. This law seems totally reasonable, except, I guess on this site.
The shooting had nothing to do with police militarization. This was a beat cop with a clean record dealing with a belligerent man. My understanding is one round was fired in the cop car, which indicates a struggle.
The taxi monopoly kills people. Municipal governments that keep this protectionist crap in place while companies like Uber are available are contributing to drunk driving and its deaths. They need to be held accountable for it.
If the US has enemies, they are enemies the US created. You can't kill hundreds of thousands of civilians around the world, and not expect to create enemies. People whose family members are blown apart don't care if you were trying to be careful with your bombs.
Nonsense. I read the entire article, and there wasn't one case where more than a few words were similar. Saying snippets like "we are meat" or "human thresher" amounts to plagiarism is insane. This ownership society has to stop. Everything is a collage of everything before it.
There is a difference between government-made monopolies, like Comcasts, and consumer-made monopolies ("dominant firms"), like Google. Everyone uses Google because they want to, not because there is no competition.
Breaking up the former is a good idea. Breaking up the latter is idiotic.
We will always need some form of collective. Just not a highly regulated centralized government. Most people read consumer reports before they buy a car. If the government was gone, other groups would independently do safety testing.
Look, Ebay functions perfectly fine without government. In fact, large companies are weaker without government. They can't bend regulators to stop startups. And consumers voting with their wallets is in fact much more democratic than political elections, where you change the head on a huge machine.