Its websites are full of invitations to corporate America to form partnerships, and in the process, cut PETA in on some of the profits. How else has the Washington-based group grown to a $34 million budget and displayed help-wanted ads for more employees in the time of a deep recession?The hypocrisy of the left continued...
Its websites are full of invitations to corporate America to form partnerships, and in the process, cut PETA in on some of the profits. How else has the Washington-based group grown to a $34 million budget and displayed help-wanted ads for more employees in the time of a deep recession?
I suppose it matters what company you can scare the most. It would be nice to see a federal prosecutor invoke the RICO Act against PETA someday.PETA has gone after VISA's major competitor, MasterCard, on the sponsorship issue. PETA uncovered the abuse of elephants by the Ringling Brothers Circus. Using the phrase "NastyCard," it launched a national campaign in 2003 to force the company to cut ties with Ringling, which it ultimately did.
Corporate partner VISA promotes horse racing and beef, yet is immune from such PETA campaigns.
Toledo Blade, March 26, 2006As Naugle goes on to write,
A young man walked up to Ted Strickland shortly after a candidate forum this week in Canton. He identified himself as a Republican, shook Mr. Strickland’s hand, and delivered a quick but harsh message. “You’ve got to add details to your answers,” said the Republican, Matt Miller, who is an Ashland County commissioner. He added: “You could win this.” This is life for Mr. Strickland, a congressman from southern Ohio and the Democratic front-runner in the governor’s race. Democrats and Republicans alike say they want more answers from him. Many also call him the favorite in the general election.
Apparently, Miller was part of the cheering section Ted Strickland- The same Gov. Strickland who has seen unemployment double in Ohio to 11.2% and the same fiscally irresponsible governor who tries to balance budgets through questionable gimmicks like unconstitutionally taxing food, using tobacco settlement money, and shoving gambling down the throats of the same voters who have voted against gambling repeatedly. If Miller is such a conservative, then why would he actively support the opponent of the most conservative candidate to ever run for Governor?Fortunately for conservatives, Matt Miller has a long history of losing elections. He has previously run for Congress twice, and has never raised more than $90,000.
In my estimation, these are both terrific candidates. While I don't know Graves personally, conservatives in Georgia have said great things about him. Huelskamp, of course, is a well-known and popular conservative leader in Kansas and someone my relatives in Kansas think very highly of.The political action committee for the conservative Club for Growth on Monday endorsed two 2010 House candidates who are each competing against multiple Republicans in open seat races: state Sen. Tim Huelskamp in Kansas' 1st District; and state Rep. Tom Graves in Georgia's 9th District.
The endorsements offer each candidate a boost from the right as they battle many GOP challengers in pursuit of their party's nomination in Safe Republican seats.
"Both candidates are proven conservative leaders with strong records in support of pro-growth fiscal policies," the Club for Growth said in a statement.
"Tim Huelskamp stands out as a champion of limited government and economic freedom," said Club President Chris Chocola. "Unlike some of the other Republicans in this race, Tim has compiled an impressive record and demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to fight for free-market policies in Congress."Huelskamp has previously received a ton of endorsements from individuals and groups like Kansans for Life, Concerned Women PAC, and the Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund. The Club for Growth endorsement is, without a doubt, the largest and most significant endorsement a conservative Congressional candidate can receive.
They want to make you pay for your products over and over again so that they can continue to cash in on movies like Harry Potter long after they are released.Another commenter going by the name "Jackpine Savage" noted:
Even though they are selling you a product, the studios still feel that they are legally entitled to prevent you from being able to watch their movies if they so choose.
This is not how retail works. When you purchase a product, you now own that product. George Foreman is not going to come into your kitchen and tell you that you've used up your trial version of his grill and now have to pay a $10 monthly fee, but this is the direction that the Hollywood studios want to go.
When home cassette recorders hit the marketm, the music industry spent millions trying to block their sale, because they figured no one would buy records of they could tape off the radio.These comments were helpful, inasmuch as they 1). discussed the topic at hand, 2). did not degrade into name-calling or personal insults, 3). provided a thoughtful and logical critique of the situation, and 4). actually added new information and insight to the points I was trying to make.
When the VCR forst hit the market, the movie industry screamed that no one would ever go to the theatre if they could watch movies at home.
Now they make more money from sales of dvds than they do from the theatres.
The movie industry is basically that Parody of conservatives tat liberals believe we are.
Change scares ... them.
RealNetworks' RealDVD software and Kaleidescape's home servers drew fire in part because they can make permanent copies of the rented or borrowed discs. But people who are so inclined can do that already with tools that are cheaper and less restrictive. More important to the studios, RealNetworks and Kaleidescape add value to a movie collection by making it easier to manage and watch. In so doing, they increase the incentive to own a movie rather than just rent it.
One lesson from the technology industry is that there is a trade-off between controlling products and unleashing the innovation that spurs growth. Just look at how well the iPhone has fared since Apple invited independent developers to create applications for it. Hollywood should remember the principle underlying the case against China: Centralized control stifles a market. Rather than trying to stop potentially disruptive technologies and business models, Hollywood should find a way to harness them.