I say it's time to let Manning go. He did the right thing in the face of overwhelming pressure. The guy has helped expose war crimes. He should be treated as a hero, not a criminal. Furthermore, the people who have committed war crimes should be taking his place and put on trial for their actions.
It thought that it could show the world how great of a military it had by showing up France in Vietnam. We all know how that turned out. We also know that starting with Regan, Bin Laden got his arms and funding from the US government.
I don't think it's the nude photos that bother Lara Stone so much as where they were published. It's too bad that the author didn't do a bit more digging. Looking around myself, it would appear that the agency Icon ought to have borne most of the blame since they did not verify that the buyer was a tasteful publisher. In other words, she doesn't want to be associated with porn. I can understand how she might be upset and how that could have a seriously negative impact on her career.
I say that artists should not be compensated for their investment or work. Now, back in the days of Picasso, he could walk around his village, go to the restaurant, and eat there for free. Apparently he'd doodle on the table cloth or some other little sketch in payment.
So, I propose that artists should not have to pay rent, for food, for cars, or anything else. That would even the score. People love art and music, but don't want to pay for it. Artists love to eat and live, so maybe they shouldn't have to pay for it.
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