Interesting, maybe the TV providers were doing it themselves for some reason? Or they hadn't gotten the message? I don't see what the NFL would have to gain by claiming to lift the blackout rule and then not doing so. Regular old bureaucratic f-up?
But the proper solution to this and so many other issues would be to remove competition and currency entirely and do things at cost, focusing on technical quality and minimal resource use - not greed.
Sounds nice but how would it work? If there's no money, why do people work, are they forced to work? Who chooses who does what job? If people aren't paid what is their incentive to do a good job? So many questions about this plan.
Humanity can no longer afford the intense inefficiencies and inequalities brought about by competition.
You think a centrally planned economy will be more efficient?
No, but it does give the students at Iowa State the right to invite and listen to people they decide on.
It doesn't give them the right to make use of university facilities in whatever way they please. If they want to organize an off campus event, of course they have every right to do that. I have not heard of any court cases where students were ruled to have the right to force a school administration to host an event.
The game footage starts I think around 6:50. It's so obviously from a video game (maybe only if you've played video games though), and the aircraft carrier one is especially blatant. There's supposed to be a camera in the nose of a missile live streaming HD video of the target and the missile ahead? Then when the carrier explodes (how powerful were those little missiles anyway?) the view shifts to some other vantage point (but otherwise looks exactly the same, as though it's the same type of camera). The explosion doesn't look real at all, and are they really trying to claim the South Korean military blew up an aircraft carrier?
Given just how very dumb all that is, I don't think they were really trying to pass this off as actual combat footage. It's supposed to be a simulation, and they just didn't mention they lifted it from a video game.
Regardless, it seems to me quite obvious that people who are trained from a young age to pledge allegiance to the flag (not the country, the constitution or the people - the flag)
That claim is a bit silly when the next phrase is "and to the republic for which it stands". They are quite clearly pledging allegiance to the country, and not just the flag. Putting the Constitution in there would be a nice touch though.
I believe Ray Tomlinson's estate would disagree with you.
I doubt it, but even if they did that wouldn't mean I'm wrong. Notice I said lying is not illegal per se. It is certainly possible for it to be illegal if it's also defamatory, but just lying, without any defamation, is not illegal.