Re: condensed books
The anonymous coward speaks the clear truth. As a general rule I am not in favor of book-burning, but those pretty volumes of condensed books from Reader's Digest are best employed as kindling.
20 posts • joined 19 Dec 2007
Our reporter leads us to consider whether our greatest concern ought not to be about the demise of the "Gray Lady," who appears here in the South in a blue dress. She is slipping and may just need to be put in a home. While anyone with common sense would understand that the fraudulent web site was not the US C of C, how could it slip by Reuters with its sterling UK roots, surely a savvy news agency. What ever happened to critical thinking?
There is no constitutional right to communicate. There is a right to free speech, not free communication. In fact, the US Postal Service holds a monopoly on first class mail, long one of the most significant forms of communication in the past. That monopoly is supported by the taxation of communication, the postage stamp being evidence thereof. The right of free speech has no corresponding obligation to listen, therefore there can be no right of communication.
And that's all I have to say about that.
I feel the same way. Take for instance, software. After I have paid for it I ought to be able to run it on any computer or any several computers and give it to my friends as well. Once a developer has been paid for it once, why do they need any more $. They certainly have no property rights once they have been paid something. Right?
As reported in the Boston Globe in 2000 by Jacob Weisberg: "McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball."
What hasn't been reported is Obama's carpal tunnel syndrome, arising from his unceasing production of memoirs.
Two or three generations hence, when the accounts of terror events interrupted are known and the sturdy courage he displayed in the process is remembered, even against the vicious attacks from the leftists in his own land, Bush's name will praised because he acted as an adult and preserved the nation so long as that was his job.
People in Iraq will remember the stories that their grandparents told them about inky first vote fingers. We in America will wish we had had others like Bush in the White House when the attacks came in later years.
And then someone will say, "Well, we deserved what we got. We voted for them."
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