Seriously, why does anyone EVER bother to respond to this idiot? He will never engage in any kind of dialog, and by replying and not even bothering to change the subject line you're spreading his message even further.
Can't you imagine the glee he must feel by getting all of you riled up? You're not just letting him, you're causing him to "win."
Knock it off for crying out loud.
Everyone who replies to the troll gets a Report click
So, I guess now is as good as a time as any: Where were you on that issue? Afraid of showing your hypocrisy much?
Not to mention you intentionally dropped the "by" from the phrase "securing for limited Times ..." in a feeble attempt to paint that action as the goal rather than the method. It's obvious, when viewing the entire phrase that securing the monopoly is simply the technique, "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts ..." which is to benefit ... I don't know, let's see ... the public! This feeble attempt at distortion is intellectually dishonest and destroys your credibility (as if you had any in the first place! ha!)
And in response to this gem ...
It's you and Mike who haven't read it. Nothing explicit about the public.
... I think this quote from Neal Stephenson says it best:
“The difference between stupid and intelligent people – and this is true whether or not they are well-educated – is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.”
It's pretty clear on which side of that line you fall.
what about educational materials like textbooks and such?
And therein lies a HUGE problem. Students are a captive market who are required to purchase these books, often (usually?) at hundreds of dollars each. Then every year they're "updated" with no meaningful change in content just so the used book market is destroyed, eliminating that option for a student as well.
For myself, I flat out refused in to purchase textbooks in my last several semesters, choosing to pirate them (when available, going without when not) instead and feeling absolutely zero guilt about it. I even encouraged other students to do the same.
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here, but closing sentence stands out as being very much wrong.
Masnich just hates it when lawyers enforce law enforcement.
First, how is anyone supposed to enforce law enforcement? Maybe you meant to just say "enforce [the] law." But the bigger problem is that lawyers are in no way obliged or expected to enforce laws. That's the job of the police, aka Law Enforcement Officers.
The property is presumed to be not forfeitable, and the government has the burden of proving that it is before it is ultimately forfeited.
That is SO stupid it is almost funny. Haven't you been paying attention to the numerous cases where property has been seized with absolutely ZERO proof being given, much less an accusation of wrongdoing on the part of the owner of said property?
Go ahead, ask me to cite cases of this happening. I dare you. I double dare you.
You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. You think the legalese you throw around makes you look smart/well-informed, but your intellectual dishonesty stills shines through bright and clear.
Due process means a hearing and a right to be heard, and in many instances, such opportunities are there.
And in *this* case there is NO such opportunity. The Constitution clearly states that everyone is always entitled to due process in every case. Your weasel words of "in many instances" betray the truth of the situation.
That you refuse to acknowledge that these actions are clearly unconstitutional shows how intellectually dishonest you really are. You hide behind a court ruling and use its rhetoric to deny the reality that the DOJ is acting unconstitutionally.
Seriously. Did you ever wonder why this troll's comments have a really long subject/title? Here's a pretty good possibility:
He knows his ramblings are gonna get flagged. I mean, they never make any sense, so why wouldn't they? But (and I gotta give him credit here) he knows enough to put whichever dead horse he wants to beat that day in the subject. That way he knows that despite being flagged he's gonna get "his message" out because people can't help themselves and reply to him and keep his title intact.