The line about constant surveillance and selective enforcement is great, but my favorite panel is the last one:
This coversation is being recorded. That's a violation of my privacy!
If we wish to maintain a level of privacy regarding our activities from the government, then we must be doing something wrong. If we as the public demand or even for transparency from the government for their own activities they claim it's classified or necessary for the national defense.
Something is fundamentally wrong when the secrets of an individual aren't worth protecting, but the secrets of the government are forever above scrutiny. A lot of bad things follow that path.
Not much of a limb to go out on, since I've never heard of this dude.
He's one of those romantic singer-songwriter with a guitar weenie types. Like that guy who learned to play guitar to pick up girls in college, except with a record contract, and an apparent distaste for Taylor Swift.
On the other hand, the consensus from the Clone Wars series runnning on Cartoon Network has been postive. IMO, It all rests on a showrunner with the clarity to explain to the viewers what they're going to get. Will it be for better or worse:
- Pulpy mature Space Opera? (Ep5; Clone Wars mini series from 2002)
- An adventure story with hooks for all ages? (Eps 4 and 6)
- The somewhat fluffy action flick? (Ep 2, 3, Clone Wars Series)
- A show for kids? (Ep 1, Clone Wars Movie, Droids)
I thought of something in regard to one particular line from Raustiala:
2) patents require a standard of novelty and originality that's often hard to reach in the fashion industry, where many things are reworkings of previous things.
I'm sorry that I don't have the time to cite it, but I know there have been stories, some posted here, that talk about how patent examiners are overloaded. If it is true, then submitting a design patent, no matter how unsuitable, might work actually work in the submitters favor. If for nothing then the pressure to approve them for the sake of proving how "innovative" we are in the US.
I think you're totally right. There was a WIRED article from a few years back now that essentially said the same thing. Craigslist has a specific mission and vision in mind, and Newmark is going to stick with it no matter what. If Craigslist is going to change in any way Craig wants to be the one to do it, for better or worse, and if it does happen it will likely be to serve that vision of a local, and simple service.
When I saw that the speech in this situation was related to religion and athiesm, I quickly sped to the troll pens to feed them, as is the requirement in such situations.Turns out I was too late, they are already fat and happy!
The real point isn't about the person's stance/belief/opinion, it's what has already been said earlier, speech should be protected unless there's a very good reason to do, and benefit of the doubt should be given to the speech when the reason for stopping it boils down to hurt feelings or challenged perceptions.
You know, if I was as foolish to go through what the Gibsons went through, and then got the boot from Righthaven, I would have considered it a relief. I mean, who would really want the hassle of being the one who has to dismantle a business that is essentially assets-on-the-hoof? The mind boggles.
We urgently need a public conversation in our country among key stakeholders: parents, educators, musicians, policymakers and young people themselves. The dialogue must focus on the ways Rock-and-Roll music influences kids to give up their modesty before they fully understand what love between a husband and wife is and why it's important to all of us. We should also discuss how music can help empower kids to find their voice, find their purpose and potentially enrich artistic culture.
All adults know that the teen years are a critical time for identity exploration the growth of faith. Yet this important developmental phase can be dramatically twisted when obscene music, however melodic, alters one's peceptions to love and its physical expressions for life.
I close my eyes and I can smell the 50s. Oddly it's like TV dinners and irrational social repression.