Sunday March 6th, 2011
|Piracy is Theft? Ridiculous. Lost Sales? They Don't Exist, Says Minecraft Creator
posted 03/06/2011, 3:00 PM (TorrentFreak)|
The "piracy is stealing" argument raises its head in the media every week and is on the lips of anti-piracy outfits and copyright holders every day. To them, every unauthorized copy is a lost sale and another small dent in the company spreadsheet which, when added to a million others, will destroy it bit by bit. To the maker of Minecraft, however, its an opportunity. Piracy is theft? You must be kidding. Lost sales? They don't exist.
A quick look at the stats for the still-in-beta... (more)
This man is one of my greatest heroes! - Chris
|The Fluoridation Question Revisited
posted 03/06/2011, 3:00 PM (Laurence M. Vance)|
[Category: Brave New World]
Municipalities and other water providers throughout the United States — and the general public they serve — are universally concerned about the amount of industrial chemicals, toxic metals, carcinogens, pesticides, and pollutants present in the drinking water supply.
On the surface, it seems rather strange to add foreign substances to drinking water other than what is necessary to purify and improve the water. Yet, beginning with the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945, fluo... (more)
|Taxpayers in Revolt
posted 03/06/2011, 3:00 PM (Doug French)|
Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of the Jimmy John's sub chain, just applied to move his residence from Illinois to Florida — and his company's headquarters could soon follow. "All they do is stick it to us," he says of the state legislature's move to jack up the personal income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent — and the corporate income tax from 7.3 percent to 9.5 percent.
"I could absorb this and adapt," Liautaud tells his hometown paper, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, "but it do... (more)
My brother and I are planning to move to Florida for tax reasons as well. - Chris
|Stay out of Libya
posted 03/06/2011, 2:59 PM (Sheldon Richman)|
It’s good to see that the Pentagon is unenthusiastic about military intervention in Libya. But that hasn’t stopped armchair generals such as Sen. John Kerry from pushing for a no-fly zone over that country.
Kerry thinks he can make his plan more appealing by couching it in internationalist terms, but we know the American people would bear the brunt of the burden. Kerry is joined by Sens. Joe Lieberman and John McCain, the Senate’s two most obnoxious militarists. Regarding the mi... (more)
|In Defense of Apathy
posted 03/06/2011, 2:59 PM (Strike The Root)|
Apathy is one of the most commonly derided dispositions that an individual can possess. We are constantly inundated with pleas to "get involved" by friends, colleagues, teachers, politicians, and pundits. These pleas come from people of all political persuasions: liberals, conservatives, moderates, greens, socialists, and libertarians. Are there any compelling reasons to engage in political activism? Does political activism ever produce desirable results? Are the people who are entirely apatheti... (more)
|Motorists illegally detained at Florida tolls - for using large bills!
posted 03/06/2011, 2:59 PM (WTSP)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Tampa, Florida --Meet Joel Chandler, who just paid his $1.00 toll on the Polk Parkway with a $100 bill, he is not allowed to leave unless he provides personal info to the toll taker. The toll taker tells Chandler this is what happens when they get large bills. She says this is what they have to do.
Chandler says to the toll taker, "So I'm being detained?" She says yes sir.
It is a policy the Florida Turnpike authority instituted for people who paid with $20, $50 o... (more)
|Utah House Passes Bill Recognizing Gold, Silver as Legal Tender
posted 03/06/2011, 2:58 PM (Fox News)|
Utah took its first step Friday toward bringing back the gold standard when the state House passed a bill that would recognize gold and silver coins issued by the federal government as legal currency.
The House voted 47-26 in favor of the legislation that would also exempt the sale of gold from the state capital gains tax and calls for a committee to study alternative currencies for the state.
|The Protocols of the Learned Elders of OPEC
posted 03/06/2011, 2:58 PM (Justin Raimondo)|
So, you thought the economic crisis we are currently experiencing was caused by loose monetary policy, loose economic regulation, or just plain loose morals by the likes of Goldman Sachs and associated plutocrats?
It was really all part of a nefarious plot by Ay-rab terrorists – and now we’re heading for “phase three”!
|The Revolution Will Not Be Properly Licensed
posted 03/06/2011, 2:56 PM (TorrentFreak)|
We see it everywhere. Corporations are trying to take control over our communications tools, citing copyright concerns. Frequently, they are assisted by hapless politicians, who are also aspiring for the same control, citing terrorist concerns or some other McCarthyist scareword of the day. We should see this in perspective of the revolts happening right now in the Arab world.