Two grand a weekend isn't bad if you ask me...and thats on the low side of what wedding photographers charge. It may not be glamorous work, but it will certainly pay the bills.
Basically, any good photographer can make that kind of money so when they start complaining about not making money, they either choose not to go out and get it or they really weren't that good to begin with.
Really "good" cops, if there is such an animal, would not be allowed to follow you onto private property. The "following citizens onto private property" part of this argument has teeth and will be a big problem for anyone trying to get this past the supreme court.
But its for our own protection...its for our security and peace of mind. If it makes us 'safer', it must be good. The day has come where we must give up some of our freedoms for the sake of our safety. Only the government and law enforcement can protect us from ourselves.
What a load of BS. They asked for his hard drives...he gave them. If the prosecution's IT people cant figure out the rest, then so be it. They should have known someone like Hotz isnt going to have consumer grade hardware.
This guy is a freakin genius and he knows exactly what he's doing. There's no way in hell he would jeopardize this case because its verdict has such far reaching consequences.
His trip may look a little odd on the surface, but why shouldnt he try to enjoy himself. Sony's CEO's didnt put their lives on hold for this case and neither should Hotz. I sincerely hope Sony's leadership are incensed by his little vacation.
It always begins this way. The gov. tells us it will not be used on US citizens, which is illegal in the first place. Then, at some "crucial" moment, it will be used on US citizens in the name of fighting the "T" word.
This is wrong in so many ways. When will the US gov. realize that the ends do not justify the means. This isn't an episode of 24.
The documentary about the whole Tommy Chong debacle is quite disturbing...All politically motivated of course. But you're correct about the system working because now its impossible to purchase a glass water pipe. ;)
I live in Louisiana, about an hour from the gulf and it is alive but not well. I personally wouldn't touch gulf seafood, especially the oysters. BP has agreed to finance a $30 million campaign to promote Louisiana seafood, but I cant help but wonder what chemicals are in the seafood at this point. So many shrimpers take their catch directly to a restaurant or to a street corner or empty parking lot to sell by the pound. There's no regulation or testing done to these shrimp. Often there is no paperwork documenting the catch and that's why so many fisherman received $0 from BP. They make a living fishing but its cash only. If they arent paying taxes, they sure as hell arent getting their catch tested nor are they documenting where the catch came from.
To be fair, this isnt true of every fisherman, but it happens enough for it to be common knowledge and generally accepted.
"The majority of American citizens don't really have any money so I don't see why they would receive any rights"
This is the reality. Gov. officials can easily ignore the namesless, faceless masses of American citizens because they rarely have contact with them. On the other hand, they are frequently visited by organizations with big money and power.
We really need to have better protections for computer searches. Someone correct me here, but if a warrant is issued to search a home for item X, and they discover an illegal item Y, then item Y cannot be collected until another warrant is issued...is that correct?
They cant just search a persons house for anything incriminating, it has to specific, correct? If so, why are they able to search his computer for anything when they are specifically looking for sony ps3 info.