Re: [OT] The record industry, RIAA and US law
On Tue, 08 May 2007 22:07:52 +0200
Joe Hart <email@example.com> wrote:
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> Curt Howland wrote:
> > The Democrats have held a majority in Congress for 182 days. I stopped
> > holding my breath a long time ago.
> > It doesn't take being an anarchist to know that there isn't any
> > difference between "Republican" and "Democrat". It's all just
> > carefully crafted false ideologies designed to "divide and conquer".
> > I wouldn't trust any professional politician to change my tire without
> > trying to steal the lug nuts, regardless of party or nationality.
> > Daniel Webster - "In every generation, there are those who want to
> > rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters -
> > but they mean to be masters."
> > Why is the RIAA still able to get away with their fear tactics?
> > Because they know who to bribe. Centralized power creates a "target
> > of opportunity" for corruption. Europe is learning this the hard way
> > now, too.
> Yes, I agree with you. One of the reasons I am no longer in the United
> States, although it isn't the main reason. I live in a country that
> still maintains some bit of freedom, although that is eroding thanks to
> the EU. I voted no to the EU Constitution, as did the majority of the
I don't know much about the Netherlands' laws, but you are stating that
there's substantially more freedom there than in the USA. Can you give
examples? Whose gun control laws are stricter? Which country has
stronger protections for freedom of speech? As I said, I don't know
much about the Netherlands' legal climate, but I'm surprised to hear
that it's a much freer country. I have heard that they're more tolerant
WRT moral issues, such as euthanasia, drugs and prostitution. Is that
what you mean? What about economic freedom? One way or another, I'm
genuinely curious to see a comparison of the two countries' respective
> Dutch and French people. At least our governments gave us private
> citizens an opportunity to vote. That is not the case in many other
> European countries.
> Alas, The United States of Europe is on its way. I just hope I am dead
> before it is formed.
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