However, your article is well thought out and lends itself to some important points. My stance: Don't fight "bad" speech or ideas with fists or banhammers. Fight them with good speech and better ideas. You cannot win a battle of any import unless you truly understand your enemy.
Baloney. If my internet went down as it frequently does, then my Xbox would be as useful as a boat anchor as far as gaming goes. What about those who decide their ISP isn't in their budget that month? Or those who have given up on their current ISP and are switching? The last console I bought was the Sega Dreamcast (a truly great system abandoned well before its time) and it required NO connection whatsoever to get the maximum enjoyment. I almost bought a PS3 because I could use it as a computing device running Linux... and we know that Sony "upgraded" that capability right out of it. I'm going to stick with PC gaming. At least there are some titles still left that do not require any connectivity or even digital registration to play in their entirety. A good $60 game should not require an internet connection or DLC to make it worth the price.
You're laughably intellectually dishonest if you ignore the past YEAR of violent tactics by Antifa against FREE SPEECH rallies and Trump supporter rallies. Antifa IS to blame and will remain so until they change their tactics to peaceful ones. I'll make no excuses for running someone over, but the level of violence is not the issue.
The real threat to Hollywood (and somewhat by extension the news conglomerates) is recycling. I'd rather watch original youtube content than regurgitated ideas on television or BluRay. Add to that the fact that Hollywood doubles down on bad ideas all the time, it's no wonder people won't pay theater ticket prices anymore. (Prime example: An Inconvenient Sequel). Go peddle your fear mongering somewhere else. The last infection one of my devices got was courtesy of Sony's BMG Rootkit.
I would welcome some current and active wikipedia information on legislation. It would certainly help raise awareness a little as well as increase access to UNDERSTANDABLE translations for those of us who are watch-dogging our elected officials. It has the added benefit of allowing alternative voices and requests for citations(BS calling). Could any open and truly democratic civilization strive to have any more of a meaningful tool than one that allows an inclusive discussion open to EVERYONE on current legislation? The fathers of democracy could only have dreamed of the potential such a system has. Look at wikipedia's success. It is a perfect example of democracy in action and is not draining tax dollars.
Granted, we have THOMAS but it is a pathetic piece of garbage that you just know is hiding divide by zero SQL errors behind the lame GUI.
The finger mouse was done in the 1990s and was a terrible flop. I had one and it was the worst $30 I ever spent on a peripheral. Hope the new one is better but looks to be built around the same ideas as the old. Wonder if they worked out the "nose scratch" problem. Anywho, appreciated the film relic. Thanks for posting.
I agree. I have supported GWF and now am totally unsure whether I will in the future. What is his salary from the GWF anyway? How much of my money ended up funding his 10K MPH jet (full of sharks with lasers on their heads)?
In Mr. Matherne's defense, he could just be feeling the effects of toxic gasses released by fracking in the 11,000-feet-deep Haynesville Shale deposits. Maybe?
Forgive my ignorance of legal matters, but I have wondered many times if an average joe such as myself (not the infamous AJ from TD) can do anything to contact courts and judges to input opinion and facts so that judges can make informed decisions. Anyone got suggestions on where to start reading? I'd like to avoid being laden by a lifetime of debt to get this answer via university law degree.
"Freedom Fighters" Think about what those words mean when put next to each other. I find it interesting and more than a huge blunder on their part to characterize their detractors as "Freedom Fighters". When I hear those words, I think of the French resistance in WWII or the great and noble William Wallace rather than a bunch of "I want everything for free" pirates; which is how they would have everyone think of downloaders, open source software users, the likes of SOPA/PIPA or Occupy protesters and anyone else who isn't ready to play the MONETIZE THE HUMAN RACE game.
But I digress, and tip my hat to you SMAIS. Even in your blunder you've managed to point out a very real truth. A pair of words that most won't say because the term has been trivialized by the lamestream media, and never use when talking about themselves, even when it is true (talking to you Aaron RIP). My hats off to the people of Iceland. Once again proving what a cool place Iceland is.