thus revolutionaries doth photoshop
— Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, in an interview with RT.
— Albert Camus.
Reposting in honor of Uncle Milty’s Birthday.
If I have time later I might make a new set for the occasion. You can message me suggestions/YT vids
— Grover Cleveland (Democrat), 22nd and 24th US President. During his term as President, the state of Texas was getting its ass kicked by mother-nature in the form of a drought. Congress, in both the House and the Senate, approved a relief effort package of $10,000 dollars, but when it got to the President’s desk, he did some research, and re-read the Constitution, and could not find anywhere, in the all the writings that our forefathers created, anything that allowed him to give other people’s money, so he vetoed it. He felt really bad for the people of Texas, and decided to give them money out of his own pocket instead; he gave $2000 dollars, still $8000 dollars short of the money that the Government was going to send, but asked the people of America for help. The people of Texas ended up with $100,000 dollars in aid. (via thinksquad)
— Ron Swanson.
(Source: dudeistlibertarian, via )
Exactly one year ago Friday, I made the following post:
When intellectual property legislation is gone, I want to compete with iTunes. I won’t offer the audio and video at a lower price at first. Instead, I’ll promise that 90%+ of the money collected from sales goes directly to the artists themselves as opposed to record companies, movie studios, etc.
I’ll prove that people, if they can, have a desire to help the creators.
Now it looks like uTorrent beat me to the punch. According to Torrent Freak,
BitTorrent Inc., the parent company of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent, starts a new series of experiments today in which it will help artists monetize the BitTorrent ecosystem. The company has partnered with the legendary DJ Shadow who agreed to give away exclusive content to BitTorrent users. The free content bundle includes software from advertisers, allowing the artist and BitTorrent to generate revenue from users who opt to install it.
We’ll see how the plan works. Either way, the tides are turning.