And we're the only "civilized" society to treat our people like this. I swear, America values life less than most countries. We've dropped nukes, we start unnecessary wars, we kill more civilians than any terrorist organization. And we let our own people die in the name of corporate profit. (then we bail out corporations that don't profit enough, but that's another story)
If this story sounds familiar — You're right. I basically posted the same story with different people 2 days ago!
Hot off the heels of Athony Abbate only getting probation for drunkely beating a bartender, we have TWO incidents in Chicago TWO days apart where TWO different male cops broke into TWO different estranged wives' houses, pistolwhipping TWO different policemen (this time it was his wife, last time it was his wife's "guest") such that they needed surgery, because they dared to have another man over. SWINE TESTERONE.
How can 2 stories so similar come out just 2 days apart? The obvious answer is that Chicago police are very corrupt, and this type of thing happens all the time — even with non police.
But keep in mind that studies have shown domestic violence is MUCH MUCH MUCH higher among police. They think their job is to kick ass and take names later. It's not. They are subject to the same law as the rest of us.
Until we get them under control, our freedom is arbitrary.
Yay! Victory! No more RIAA-style litigation allowed in Norway.
Privacy > Artists.
In private, people are going to break laws. They're gonna grow pot — does this mean we search every home for pot plants?
I xeroxed books and copied cassettes in the 80s. Is the government going to watch every xeroxed page, and retain data on every copied cassette?
Just because it's possible to do something similar with the internet, doesn't make it right. And using the artists is just an excuse; that extra money goes to the corporation, it doesn't go to the artists unless it is the artist themselves suing.
definitely worth a laugh
"Pity they didn't ask for at least one box of 'still being a good band'."
Amusing! Thanks, Ian.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
June 24, 2009