Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Mar 2009 10:45 UTC
Legal We always try to avoid politics like the plague here on OSNews, but sometimes, it's hard to avoid it. Take the case of Joel Tenenbaum, who could be liable for over 1 million USD if the Recording Industry Association of America gets its way. While many hoped for a change of pace when it comes to these matters, Barack Obama's Department of Justice has squarely sided with the RIAA.
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darknexus
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2008-07-15

Absolutely. Obama is a talker, nothing more, not that most politicians who get anywhere near the top in our government do anything but talk and follow the money like a dog on a leash. I still can't decide whether he really believed he could change and is now realizing he can't do any of the things he insisted he could do, or if he knew all along, though I lean toward the latter situation. But no matter who gets elected in our system, you're simply going to have the same crap repeated daily. Inertia has a power all its own, and short of a massive reform and removal of the current politicians and government structure, it won't change at all. Our own system works exactly the way it was designed to work, and yet works against and underminds itself now, collapsing under its own inefficiency and those who milk it for everything they can.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

But no matter who gets elected in our system, you're simply going to have the same crap repeated daily. Inertia has a power all its own, and short of a massive reform and removal of the current politicians and government structure, it won't change at all.


And who are you going to replace them with? The corruption you see comes from the bottom up, not from the top down. In other words, the people who are crying for change in the corporate world and the white house are the same ones leeching off of their neighbor's wireless internet, and/or (as the topic suggests) online downloading stuff they never paid for.

As I look around and see the people I interract with on a daily basis, it's hard to find anybody who is truly incorruptable, and people just like these will eventually move on to become politicians and CEOs, and the cycle starts all over again.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Absolutely. Obama is a talker, nothing more, not that most politicians who get anywhere near the top in our government do anything but talk and follow the money like a dog on a leash. I still can't decide whether he really believed he could change and is now realizing he can't do any of the things he insisted he could do, or if he knew all along, though I lean toward the latter situation. But no matter who gets elected in our system, you're simply going to have the same crap repeated daily. Inertia has a power all its own, and short of a massive reform and removal of the current politicians and government structure, it won't change at all. Our own system works exactly the way it was designed to work, and yet works against and underminds itself now, collapsing under its own inefficiency and those who milk it for everything they can.


What do you expect. It is a system running on incest thanks to the clause that only American born citizens can become president - the net result; do you get new ideas, new approaches to fixing problems, a different perspective to foreign policy decisions? of course not. Its the same rotten ideas being passed down from generation to generation, with each thinking that this is 'normal' whilst the rest of the world braces themselves for another 4 years of stupid decisions made by individuals whose understanding of the world is non-existent.

Until you allow new blood to enter the system and flush out the old rott - the US will continue doing the same stupid decisions over and over again; heck, you'd think that the US would have learned from the Vietnam war but the Iraq war proves that either the US public are suckers for punishment or their memory is very short term.

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OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14



What do you expect. It is a system running on incest thanks to the clause that only American born citizens can become president - the net result; do you get new ideas, new approaches to fixing problems, a different perspective to foreign policy decisions? of course not. Its the same rotten ideas being passed down from generation to generation, with each thinking that this is 'normal' whilst the rest of the world braces themselves for another 4 years of stupid decisions made by individuals whose understanding of the world is non-existent.

Until you allow new blood to enter the system and flush out the old rott - the US will continue doing the same stupid decisions over and over again; heck, you'd think that the US would have learned from the Vietnam war but the Iraq war proves that either the US public are suckers for punishment or their memory is very short term.


Are you retarded? You realize that the United States has a ton of immigrants move to the US, become citizens, have children, etc... It's not like we live on a little island like New Zealand where nobody wants to go to live or something.

Yes, the US will continue doing the same thing. You should be thankful for that - otherwise you'd be speaking German.

Your jealousy is laughable. New Zealand...hahahaha

Edited 2009-03-25 14:51 UTC

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