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20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2012, 00:36 Dev
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 16, 2012, 18:49:
Who the Hell gets PAID that much? Good Lord, and they say Wall Steet is corrupt. Even with 100% overhead cost per position, that's $250K/year.
I think thats because they are lawyers.
 
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19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2012, 18:49 ^Drag0n^
 
That would be just awesome if SOPA 86'd a President's electibility.

Oh, and WOW:

Obama made a similar request last year, asking for $3 million for six new hires.

Who the Hell gets PAID that much? Good Lord, and they say Wall Steet is corrupt. Even with 100% overhead cost per position, that's $250K/year.

W.
T.
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^D^
 
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18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2012, 18:43 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:52:
Most people are ignorant and/or stupid and consequently completely unfit to vote, therefore any persons voted by The Public into office are likely to be unfit to govern.

Well, when you keep making politicians out of

- lawyers who can't win any cases
and
- businessmen who can't make any money

then yeah, it's going to be pretty shitty. Of course, the succesful ones in their field have no desire to go into politics.

Creston
 
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17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2012, 18:42 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 18:36:
Creston wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:20:
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 14:14:
I don't think they qualify because they're trade organizations. Much in the same way the NFL is legally classified as not-for-profit. Rolleyes

Huh? The NFL has an Anti-Trust exemption, which is quite different than being a not-for-profit. The NFL actually pays taxes as an entity.

Creston

The NFL is a 501(c). They are not-for-profit and tax exempt. What you're thinking of is the exemption that applies to their broadcast rights. The teams and the players pay taxes as they are for-profit entities. However the NFL itself does not pay taxes. Something that's had a lot of people angry for a very long time seeing as that's several billion dollars a year they don't pay taxes on.

Oh, okay, I see what you're saying. You are correct.

Creston
 
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16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2012, 11:16 Dev
 
And as usual, politicians exempt themselves from robocalling laws. The majority of the robo calls I get are from them, usually around election.  
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15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 18:41 space captain
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:35:
Only when people quit seeing politics as a team sport or mortal combat, and start realizing that both parties are in bed with various interests and are busy rigging the game in their favor, will we finally be able to make rational decisions about who we put in office and what we let them do.

yeh... then everything will be just fine and dandy.. perfect even

as we ride our unicorns into rainbow town
 
Go forth, and kill!
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14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 18:36 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:20:
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 14:14:
I don't think they qualify because they're trade organizations. Much in the same way the NFL is legally classified as not-for-profit. Rolleyes

Huh? The NFL has an Anti-Trust exemption, which is quite different than being a not-for-profit. The NFL actually pays taxes as an entity.

Creston

The NFL is a 501(c). They are not-for-profit and tax exempt. What you're thinking of is the exemption that applies to their broadcast rights. The teams and the players pay taxes as they are for-profit entities. However the NFL itself does not pay taxes. Something that's had a lot of people angry for a very long time seeing as that's several billion dollars a year they don't pay taxes on.
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 18:03 LittleMe
 
shinchan0s wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 17:54:
The President is, understandably, focused on survival.

Sure, but who put him in office and allows him to survive? Hint: follow the money. His biggest backers were the finance industry. You know, the ones that got trillions in bailouts.

 
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Political freedom can only be preceded by economic freedom which is preceded by monetary freedom.
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12. Re: FCC set to impose new limits on automated telemarketing calls. Feb 15, 2012, 17:55 LittleMe
 
SirKnight wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 15:22:
This is all good and everything, but it should go further. Like, eliminating telemarketing completely. Make it completely illegal. I'm so sick of this crap. Do not call lists are a complete joke.

Is that the only solution? Criminalizing it? Why cant the telcos offer black/white lists similar to AdBlock for Firefox? Why do we continually call on the legal, political and regulatory institutions even when they've already shown they aren't capable of solving the problem?

 
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Political freedom can only be preceded by economic freedom which is preceded by monetary freedom.
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11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 17:54 shinchan0s
 
Oh, please. If voting in national and state elections (and very occasionally get called for jury duty) constitutes the entire sum of your civic duties then, guess what, you're part of the problem.

Politicians need money? What. A. Revelation. Form a special interest group (with an honest-to-god list of reasonable demands) and then they might listen to you. The President is, understandably, focused on survival.
 
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10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 17:51 LittleMe
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:52:
Most people are ignorant and/or stupid and consequently completely unfit to vote, therefore any persons voted by The Public into office are likely to be unfit to govern.

This is why we have the 'get out the vote' campaigns by the establishment. It's far easier to fool the ignorant masses than a more informed minority. Low voter turnout is a GOOD thing.

 
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Political freedom can only be preceded by economic freedom which is preceded by monetary freedom.
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9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 17:30 Halo
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:52:
Most people are ignorant and/or stupid and consequently completely unfit to vote, therefore any persons voted by The Public into office are likely to be unfit to govern.

In other news water is wet! More on this at eleven.
 
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8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 16:52 PHJF
 
Most people are ignorant and/or stupid and consequently completely unfit to vote, therefore any persons voted by The Public into office are likely to be unfit to govern.  
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Steam + PSN: PHJF
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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 16:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creston wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 16:22:
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal suggests that he still plans to push for wider enforcement of intellectual property, a concession to the entertainment industry that could prove critical to his reelection efforts in 2012.

HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE!

plus ša change... etc.

Creston
Only when people quit seeing politics as a team sport or mortal combat, and start realizing that both parties are in bed with various interests and are busy rigging the game in their favor, will we finally be able to make rational decisions about who we put in office and what we let them do.
 
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 16:22 Creston
 
President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal suggests that he still plans to push for wider enforcement of intellectual property, a concession to the entertainment industry that could prove critical to his reelection efforts in 2012.

HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE! HOPE AND CHANGE!

plus ša change... etc.

Creston
 
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5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 16:20 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 15, 2012, 14:14:
I don't think they qualify because they're trade organizations. Much in the same way the NFL is legally classified as not-for-profit. Rolleyes

Huh? The NFL has an Anti-Trust exemption, which is quite different than being a not-for-profit. The NFL actually pays taxes as an entity.

Creston
 
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4. FCC set to impose new limits on automated telemarketing calls. Feb 15, 2012, 15:22 SirKnight
 
This is all good and everything, but it should go further. Like, eliminating telemarketing completely. Make it completely illegal. I'm so sick of this crap. Do not call lists are a complete joke.  
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3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 14:14 Cutter
 
I don't think they qualify because they're trade organizations. Much in the same way the NFL is legally classified as not-for-profit. Rolleyes
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 12:10 Zarkonis
 
Does that mean that we can sue the government for running a monopoly? That's what RIAA/MPAA are, when you think about it.  
Slow and steady might not win the race at first, until you shoot everyone ahead of you.
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1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2012, 11:50 Dev
 
His budget increases DoJ by a large amount to hire new IP lawyers. That doesn't mean SOPA is coming back. Obama has hired many ex RIAA/MPAA lawyers when he got into office though, to focus on IP issues. He's basically in bed with them.  
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