Re: Let them dopamine themselves to death
No problem - given the ease with which our beloved politicians create new/more imposts, there would be some punitive taxes involved before you could say Democracy.
30 posts • joined 4 Nov 2014
"Be a paying user, or a shaven sheep? I'll take the former, thanks."
Could we be sure about the either/or option possibilities there, though?
Big Zucker's millionaire lawyers, who've provided such [/outstanding/] advice so far, may already be working on proposals to now make us pay while we quietly continue to be shorn of our data.
Something odd about the reporting on this matter, with the person described as "Muslim American".
If another religion had been involved in this, would she then have been said to be Catholic American, etc, or described as an American Catholic? The point being that Muslim is not a nationality, so in other cases it would be the fact of being American that was the signifier.
£75k (or even a bit more) after delayed prosecution will never deter them, as others have noted.
One answer may be to start action earlier - and then have jail as an option for any further offences.
It would need a change in thinking, as well as the law, but might focus some wayward minds.
Much of the mostly confected media outrage about what other media are doing/saying is driven by little more than attempts to hobble the commercial competition.
Legacy media empires hate the new media for stealing their lunch, hence all the noisy "public interest" campaigns demanding restrictions and censorship for those now-vast upstarts.
"It's very obvious even to the blind that this particular Liberal government hates poor people and especially those on government assistance"
A stirring statement, which might have even more impact if it wasn't for the fact the policy was introduced by the last Labor government.
So the Labor party's crocodile tears are about something they created themselves.
Cans and "string" (aluminium or not) would be no worse than many areas will get from MTM, aka Malcolm's Terminal Memorial. It will certainly fulfil his rampant ambition to go down in history, though infamy might be closer to the mark.
People who wantonly destroy valuable national projects for the crassest political reasons are never well regarded by history.
Yes, exactly: "They were voted in by the maniacally nodding majority of both parties."
After both those parties had trousered several million dollars in political donations from their new best friends, the content purveyors. What's that old joke about having the best politicians that money can buy?
And all that just because the film studios were able to get support from both sides of politics for legislation that was very much to their liking.
By what can only be described as a remarkable coincidence, this breezed through parliament following the earlier placement of some massive political donations...
Turnbull's DTO may be more likely to leave me "quivering with excitement" if the Government had not just enacted data retention and website blocking laws.
These were passed with support from the Opposition, and in what appears may have been a truly remarkable coincidence, came after the movie and music industries had donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to both sides of politics.
So, I shall attempt to try and control any quivering enthusiasm for the current government.
mathew, you sound a bit desperate and uninformed here, as you do on some Australian blogs.
For example, you have chosen to completely ignore two key items:
The last cost of rolling out the network (before the govt canned it) was less than early figures; and
The takeup of higher level plans was substantially higher than budgeted.
These differences support the lower CVC charges. These are a clear benefit for endusers, despite the impression you have sought to create to the contrary.
Perhaps the issue is whether the US, with all its well-publicised imperfections, might still provide more stable, and independent, backing than would occur with the average rent-a-country UN oversight.
Churchill is said to have observed "Democracy is a much flawed system of government, but it is preferable to any of the alternatives."
There's not a lot of democracy in most UN countries. While it will never please the US haters, the present system works reasonably well - which is more than could be expected from some of the mooted changes.
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