Actually I think it shows just the opposite. If it were NOT a police state, it wouldn't even be possible for idiot law enforcers to jail somebody indefinitely for making a trivial comment.
The thing I think is lost on the publishers is how sweet a deal they've made for themselves by preventing people from loaning each other books. You buy something for your kindle and your roomy has to either buy another copy or use your kindle to read it...the increase in sales by preventing loaners more than makes up for any losses due to piracy as far as I can tell.
Any gunshot wound taken to an emergency room will result in police being notified. My guess is that's the crux of the issue here...mom was hoping to keep it all on the down low
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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