Category Archives: Politics

Miami-Dade’s Democratic resurgence

(Via Daily Kos.) Of 85,532 new registered voters in the south Florida county, 56,175 were Democrats, only 9,313 were Republican. That is, 66 percent of new registration were Democratic, only 11 percent were Republican (the rest were third party and … Continue reading

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RIAA Says FAIR USE Act Threatens Innovation. Bull.

In a free market, a company is free to innovate, even if that innovation is disruptive to the existing business model of the dominant players. The iPod, for example, has been successful because people can import (copy) their CD collection … Continue reading

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Support the FAIR USE Act!

Support the FAIR USE Act!: “FAIR USE Act would remove some of the entertainment industry’s most draconian anti-innovation weapons and chip away at the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s broad restrictions on fair use. Take action to help restore balance in … Continue reading

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Washington Post Advocates Against Free Markets

So the point Geeklawyer made was on the anti-French slant in the article and, while I agree, I think it’s also interesting that the pro-America raving was all about how America allows for more innovation…. In the US, the DMCA prevents any competitor of Apple’s from being able to create a player that customers can use with their iTunes purchased music.
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Remember 9/11 Bush Says. I Certainly Do.

Even though it’s mostly been edited out of the collective consciousness, I remember Bush sitting on his ass, dumbstruck, impotent, and out of the loop when he was told about the hijacked planes…. In 2005, it was because, oh well, take your pick: “They never asked us to help” or “Shucks, nobody could have predicted this would happen”, etc. All lies.Of course, unlike 9/11, this wasn’t a surprise. Continue reading

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