If there are people in Germany who still want to follow that trash, it seems like German society has failed at a much deeper and fundamental level than any copyright law or censorship can fix. Making a big deal about this book coming off of copyright will give it a power that it does not and should not have.
If it is published in any form, maybe its potential damage could be reduced by an annotated version discussing where it's wrong, the damage caused by the contents of the book, and how ideas like those in the book are best left in the past.
Do they not think that the judge will, at any point, actually look at how the two bottles to determine the validity of the claims? Would claims this blatantly false make Big Red liable for a countersuit?
Team Prenda's own lawyer not only seemed completely unprepared and out of his depth in the hearing, he ended up arguing that rather than just pay $250,000, his clients would prefer to face criminal charges with the chance of life in prison (though, admittedly, such a sentence would be highly unlikely).
Or possibly, having dealt with them for more than 5 minutes, he would prefer they face the criminal charges with the chance of life in prison.
Is this just an attempt to have Western media stop covering Iranian clerics? After all, if we can't say anything negative about them (even if true) there's not much left to report on.
If they want more positive representation in the media they should try not reinforcing the negative images by living up to them. Stop funding terrorists, stop encouraging radicalization, and then the media will no longer portray you as supporting terrorists and radicalization.
Lastly, there is a tiny bit of truth in his statement (much as I hate to admit it). He is correct when he points out that there are not many positive portrayals of Muslims in Western media, although he is far from the first to say this. But trying to suppress negative images won't magically create positive ones.
The article describes a key difference from 'traditional' Dyson spheres, in that it seems to state that they would be occupied on the exterior of the sphere. The previous descriptions I had seen of larger ones were occupied on the interior, and spun to simulate gravity. While this seems unstable, it's not an unsolvable problem. One other problem is that there would be no natural 'daylight' since the star would be enclosed by the sphere (and underfoot). One obvious solution to this problem would be to build the sphere around a white dwarf that was part of a binary system, so the other star would provide lighting to the surface. To astronomers, this would appear as a single star with a mysteriously large wobble, with maybe a slight possibility of an occasional transit of the sphere. A widely spaced binary would probably be preferable, with the primary being a larger, brighter star to be able to provide sufficient light at that distance. I note that there is an entire class of binary stars (Astrometric) where the secondary star can not be identified, according to space.com. Obviously not every one of these would have a Dyson sphere hiding the secondary, but it might be an interesting area to begin investigating.
Isn't there supposed to be video of the checkpoints? It seems like every other story involving airport security checkpoints has video. I would guess that the retention policy for the security videos is a few days less than the interval between the incident and when it was reported to the police. If so, could the TSA investigator be charged with obstruction and with destruction of evidence?
Matthew Lyon (Democratic Republican-Kentucky). First Congressman to be recommended for censure after spitting on Roger Griswold (Federalist-Connecticut). The censure failed to pass. Also found guilty of violating Alien and Sedition Acts and sentenced to four months in jail, during which he was re-elected (1798)
This ones spirit seems alive and well in current American politics.
The other symbols on the crest seem to represent things that have value to the community, such as the theater, education (or book burning, can't be sure from that picture), and I'm guessing some local lake (though it could represent leaky plumbing or water sports, again can't be sure). They should replace the Olympic logo (apparently representing crass commercialization) with something that actually represents athletics or some other positive concept.
Better yet, find a camera in a bad part of town (or heading towards it) and hold up a sign with a picture of the Mayor's license plate on it several times a day. After a few days of this, your town is just one FOIA request from your favorite local reporter away from better data retention laws.
My thought on this is that currently they are (or may be) receiving 'donations' from Comcast and TWC, but if they approve the merger there would only be Comcast for future contributions. Also, if the merger is approved then Comcast may not even need to pay off as many of them, and not for as much. The longer they can string this out, the more they can get from Comcast/TWC. I don't see how the congressional 'supporters' of the merger have any incentive for the merger to actually be approved.