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froggerus on 11-20-2009



The police are rarely present when a crime is committed, and it is ultimately up to the individual citizen to be able to protect himself in the case of a home invasion.
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If artists want to give their music away, they do so on their websites. People do not have the right to just "share" intellectual property without compensation to the artist. And it's a bullshit argument that there are no lost sales because people who listen and like will buy while those who don't would never have bought the album, movie, TV show anyway. If I would never have bought some other product, like say a car, I don't just get to keep the car. So if you stream a song and like it, much like test driving a car, you then have the option to buy it. If someone were somehow able to give you an instant copy of a vehicle, much like sharing an MP3, whether or not you decided you liked it, you still have an automobile that you didn't pay for. And the more that people file share, the less profit there is for the artist, which in turn might take away a lot of incentive for said artist to make him music, craft, etc., and the higher the price of the product for those who purchase legally.
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If I'm having guests over, of course I'll make the bed; although saying "it looks like an adult may live there" is begging the question. But if I'm just going to work for the day and returning home, and nobody's coming over, what purpose does making the bed serve, other than appealing to the obsessive-compulsive?
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I support the free market. People complaining about Apple products being too expensive are analogous to people who complain about too much sex and violence on television. In that case, they can simply refrain from watching the objectionable program. In the case of Apple products being too expensive, they can refrain from buying the objectionable hardware. Apple is thriving, so there are obviously plenty of people who feel they're getting quality for their money.
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I used to complain that Michigan made you pay a deposit on every bottle you purchased, but if it makes you bring the bottles back to the store I'm all for. I do think, however, that there should be better instructions for what goes where. We recycle in our building, but I'm often faced with some choices about which container should go where. A milk carton? It's kind of paper, but it's coated with wax. What about those half-paper, half-plastic containers? Penn & Teller had a Bullshit episode about recycling, talking about how it's a waste of time and how the energy used to recycle a product is greater than the energy used to make a new product; but what about the land fills? What about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch? I think people should create less garbage when possible, by bringing their own bags to the grocery store for instance, and recycle the garbage they do create.
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