Archive for October, 2012

There are Some Amendments that are Dumb, but some are just plain stupid – by Chas


It is hard not to appreciate the wisdom and the insight of the Founding Fathers on the running and construction of the Republic that is the United States of America. Though it may be argued that some areas of the Constitution are too vague, it has been the groundwork for the most successful form of [...]

From: The LRG Re: Napster


I thought the legal benefits of Napster were obvious, but I guess they were not. I used to work in show business: "the business." In fact, I grew up in a trunk and pursued and knew no other business until my mid-twenties. I know more than I want about the misery, sorrows, and disappointments of [...]

From: J. Menicucci To: The LRG


Our government does not have to recognize and protect intellectual property, but I agree with the Founding Fathers that it makes sense to do so. The question then becomes how and to what extent intellectual property should have protection. I am not sure whether you are arguing for a free right of copying and trading [...]

Something Old and Someone New. LRG and Napster


Shame on all of you. And you call yourselves Conservatives? Let’s talk about what the customer can do now (without Internet technology) that is perfectly legal. I can buy a CD (or cassette) and make a copy of that CD on a cassette tape to listen to in my car. I can also make a [...]

From: Roy K To: Walter Compton


I don’t have a whole lot of ideas to add here, since it seems pretty clear that the solution is deregulation and there isn’t a whole lot of question about that. I will add some hard data. The boilermaker’s argument largely concerned California. I have lived in the Democratic People’s Republic of California for 6 [...]

Environmentalism run amok – boilermaker Greg


Natural gas prices are at all time highs. California can’t glow for Christmas because of power shortages. Summer gasoline prices set records highs. Oil imports are at record levels. These all have a common thread – environmentalism run amok through the auspices of creeping socialism. Natural gas – 90% of the power (electric) generating capacity [...]

What to do about the next time – Walter Compton


A president will be chosen. What can you do about the next time? If you do not or cannot vote then why bother to think about it. If you feel that the next elections will offer some opportunity for your vote to count then it becomes a serious matter. Can the system by which politicians [...]

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