Wednesday, December 5th, 2007


    Department Of “Justice” sides with the RIAA$9,250 per song is not “so severe and oppressive as to be wholly disproportioned to the offense or obviously unreasonable.”‘ Oh really? If an album contains 12 songs, that’s $111,000.  Are you telling me that if a kid went into a record store and stole a cd, $111,000 would not be “so severe and oppressive as to be wholly disproportioned to the offense or obviously unreasonable.”‘????  Or is it the fact that OMG IT’S ON THE INTRNETZ that makes them think this is somehow fair. Perhaps they view it as “hundreds of people downloading”. Except that the burden in this case was changed, the day before the verdict, to account for simply “making available”.  So I guess if I left a gun in my yard, I would be “making available” hundreds of murders.  They may as well put me in the electric chair.  9000 times.
    GOOD ARTICLE: The rush to clear police in shootings – part 1 of 2 (among the asshole list: Officer Anthony Blake, Officer David Rodriquez, Officer Robert Haile)

    Do not plug the UPS into itself accidentally.  Especially when you have $3500 of hardware hooked up to it.

    Bush Jr (R): John Roberts, Samuel Alito [R]
    Clinton (D): Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer [D]
    Bush Sr (R): Clarence Thomas, David Souter [D]
    Reagan (R): Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy [R]
    Ford (D): John Paul Stevens [D]
    Nixon (D): Rehnquist [D]
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