Uncooperative Tom

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  1. Uncooperative Tom

    The Real Reason for trump's inexplicable behavior

    It's not dementia. He's been a lover of autocrats for a long time. Tiananmen Square showed me a weak government that was afraid to let its people speak. It showed strength to Trump. And yes, random, I apologize for posting Koch-funded propaganda again. But they are right.
  2. It contains this paragraph: "Unrelated to specific presidential campaigns" huh?
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    NRA paymaster in Mueller/FBI probe and sanctions

    Whose Frog Is That? In 2016, asked by The Atlantic what he thought of Pepe being "adopted by the so-called alt-right," Furie replied nonchalantly that: "My feelings are pretty neutral, this isn't the first time that Pepe has been used in a negative, weird context. I think it's just a reflection of the world at large." Within a year, something changed. Perhaps it was a drumbeat of news reports tying the cartoon frog to white supremacists—reports helped along by teenaged trolls using fake identities. Or perhaps it was the left-leaning law firm of Wilmer Hale choosing to represent Furie for free. Whatever the reason, a legal campaign soon began. Threats or takedown requests went out to Reddit, Richard Spencer's AltRight.com, alt-right figure Baked Alaska, right-wing provocateur Mike Cernovich, Google Play, and Amazon.com, asking them to stop misappropriating Pepe. In October 2017, Furie sued a Missouri artist who drew original Pepe-themed artwork, alleging copyright violations. (They settled out of court.) He sued Alex Jones' Infowars.com for selling a poster that included an image of Pepe next to Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Ann Coulter. Earlier this month, The Daily Stormer agreed to remove all images of the comic frog. "From our client's perspective, the message that he wants to make clear is that Pepe the Frog does not belong to the alt-right," Wilmer Hale partner Louis Tompros has told the ABA Journal. It's zealous advocacy, but the law is another matter. Furie indisputably owns the copyright to the original Pepe comic strips that he drew in 2005. But fair use is a defense to other claims of infringement. The fair use test used by courts in copyright lawsuits weighs the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the work, the amount used in relation to the work as a whole, and the effect of the use on the potential market for the artist. All elements of that test appear to favor the Internet's remix culture, not Furie. WTF is a "REE Uprising" anyway?
  4. Uncooperative Tom

    Is FOX News a branch of the US Government?

    What do you mean by "protect?." Government employees that post racist or stupid shit on facebook get fired all the time-- teachers, bureaucrats etc. I am not sure how getting fired for saying something has anything to do with the first amendment. You'd still have the right to say it, just not the right to your job. And, as I said, I don't know who has a first amendment right to his job.
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    Rand Paul - new tack on Russian hacking - so what!

    Why do you suppose smart people like Hillary and McCain didn't take the low risk, high return strategy of opposing the Iraq invasion? Even a Paul could see it was the smart thing to do. Why couldn't they?
  6. I could have suggested a waaay more attractive assault weapon for her to hold while posing.
  7. Uncooperative Tom

    Disenfranchisement

    Looks like New Hampshire is off BJ's list of possible states of residence
  8. Uncooperative Tom

    2018 Fishing Thread

    None have any mounted cannons yet so I'm not sure the name fits. But thanks, I enjoy them.
  9. Uncooperative Tom

    Rand Paul - new tack on Russian hacking - so what!

    You're one of few in this era who is willing to say that opposing the Iraq war back when it mattered was "showy bullshit" Jiblet. Even McCain has sorta admitted he was the one who bought into showy bullshit in supporting that war
  10. Uncooperative Tom

    Rand Paul - new tack on Russian hacking - so what!

    I'd say that Rand is far more Cooperative in that way than his dad was but I doubt he's Trump's favorite Senator.
  11. Uncooperative Tom

    Is FOX News a branch of the US Government?

    I think I might mean something different from you, as I don't know who has a first amendment right to his job.
  12. Uncooperative Tom

    Is FOX News a branch of the US Government?

    Does the first amendment protect branches of government like it does corporations?
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    Rand Paul - new tack on Russian hacking - so what!

    That happens to those Pauls, doesn't it? His father was a silly gadfly for opposing the Iraq war when mainstream folks like Hillary and McCain knew that we had to invade. But it's a different era now, isn't it? They've both been gadflies for some time on the stupid drug war, while sensible folk expanded it. Coming into a different era there too...
  14. Uncooperative Tom

    2018 Fishing Thread

    That tradition more or less continued yesterday. A trout that was too small. Some mangrove snappers that were too small. A redfish that was too small. Just one small snook away from a Teeny Inshore Slam. But at least I finally got to put the boat away properly. The boat is a Twin Vee 22 and it's about 7 years old but lived its life indoors under the care of a very meticulous owner. When we bought it in January, we ordered a Boatport for it. And, well, it's Florida, so installation was promptly completed last week. A couple of weeks (read: ten) to get me the engineered drawings, 6-8 weeks (read: 8) to get a permit from the county, a couple of weeks for the concrete pad, and 6-8 more (turned out to be 5!) to install the building.
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    NRA paymaster in Mueller/FBI probe and sanctions

    Hope you're enjoying them! i know you're a fan of videos and was disappointed when mine didn't get a response in this thread.