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Categories : Copyright Extremism, Police & Law Enforcement
Re Alton Sterling.
I don’t know enough about the case to have made up my mind.
However, I am reading that the owner of or employee of the quickie mart where this happened called the cops on Sterling because he was selling bootleg CDs or DVDs on the store’s parking lot. Which should sound familiar, St. Louisan, because something relating to a quickie mart is what got the cops called on GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS. That said, if this thing in Baton Rouge blows up into riots, that quickie mart will be burned to the ground, as the first night riots on the Fergaza Strip inflicted that fate upon the QT on the corner of West Florissant and Northwinds Estates because they heard a false rumor that someone in the QT called the cops (“snitched”). When in reality, it was the Ferguson Market. Later nights’ festivities involved the undertow looting it, but as of right now, it’s still open and still in business.
However, that raises an interesting intersectionality. If this happens to be true about what happened in Baton Rouge, then it’s another example of a blue-on-blue intersectional wreck. Where there are bootleg CDs or DVDs, there are copyright laws. Where there are copyright laws concerning music and movies, there is the RIAA and the MPAA. Where there are the RIAA and MPAA, there are people and firms that are part owners of the Democrat Party and the current President of the United States. (Not that that mess doesn’t affect the red team.) That relationship is so tight that Baraq Obama has basically converted ICE from an immigration enforcement agency to the publicly funded mercenary force of the MPAA. And now, that milieu is indirectly responsible for crushing a black body.
It reminds me of Eric Garner. That started because he was a loosie salesman and that was depriving New York of cigarette tax money, and of course NYC cig taxes are high because the left has declared war on tobacco cigarettes mainly because they have a classist contempt for the people that smoke them. The NYPD is diligent in enforcing the city’s tax code; the king’s soldiers are always diligent in collecting the king’s taxes so that the king has the money to pay the king’s soldiers. Garner selling loosies means that the people buying them weren’t buying them from legit stores and weren’t paying the city’s cig taxes. That was yet another blue-on-blue intersectional wreck: Anti-tobacco versus black bodies.
RIAA/MPAA vs BLM. Popcorn, grab.
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Categories : Athletics and Sports, Copyright Extremism
I will be attending somebody’s Superb Owl party. Big game, schmig game.
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Categories : Campaign 2016, Copyright Extremism, Education, Missouri
Mizzou tells her to knock it off.
Real smart, Mizzou. Telling someone who has a chance of being able to veto bills that send money to your institution that she can’t use your logo.
I have this same reaction when musicians tell politicians that they can’t use their songs. Do these airheads know who controls copyright laws?
As a reminder, debate tonight, the start time has been moved back to 6:30, it will be streamed on the Nixon News Network. I’ll be livetweeting with the hashtag #mogov2016.
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Categories : Copyright Extremism, Paranoia-Industrial Complex
Sony Hack Reveals That MPAA’s Big ‘$80 Million’ Settlement With Hotfile Was A Lie
For years, we’ve pointed out that the giant “settlements” that the MPAA likes to announce with companies it declares illegal are little more than Hollywood-style fabrications. Cases are closed with big press releases throwing around huge settlement numbers, knowing full well that the sites in question don’t have anywhere near that kind of money available. At the end of 2013, it got two of these, with IsoHunt agreeing to ‘pay’ $110 million and Hotfile agreeing to ‘pay’ $80 million. In both cases, we noted that there was no chance that those sums would ever get paid. And now, thanks to the Sony hack, we at least know the details of the Hotfile settlement. TorrentFreak has been combing through the emails and found that the Hotfile settlement was really just for $4 million, and the $80 million was just a bogus number agreed to for the sake of a press release that the MPAA could use to intimidate others.
This should remind you of someone. A group whose acronym also has four letters, albeit one that, in spite of its name, isn’t so poor.
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Categories : Business & Corporate, Copyright Extremism, St. Louis Local
Even though it reads like something I would do.
Except “I” thought by now there was supposed to be no such thing as “Starbucks,” just the apparently generic mom and pop corner coffee house whose logo contains the visage of a suggestively naked long haired white woman.
And also…they don’t realize that the generic mom and pop corner coffee house whose logo contains the visage of a suggestively naked long haired white woman recently raised the price of those things to $7.
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Categories : Campaign 2012, Copyright Extremism, Culture Wars
Ann R. has “never worked a day in her life?”
My mother had a hard enough time with one well-behaved son, she had to deal with five.
I guess this whole bit is supposed to be a Democrat sop to working women, though it will probably go over like a lead balloon. Personally, I’m happy for Ann Romney, in that she was one of the scant few white women left who had a white husband who made enough money on his own to sustain a big household. That used to be the rule in America rather than the exception.
But that begs the obvious question: Will Ann Romney’s husband actually do anything to make that a reality again?
It all depends on how much attention he pays to Kris Kobach.
I thought the name Hillary Rosen was familiar.
Yep, that’s Hillary Rosen as in the RIAA. Ironically, she stepped down from that job to “spend more time with her family.”