The Lunacy Of The Entertainment Industry

If all the Madonna's, Lady Gaga's and Justin Bieber's all suddenly evaporate because the 'the industry' is too dumb to realize the Earth isn't flat and drives themselves into bankruptcy, so what? Who cares?

When Napster was killed by the entertainment industry, i'm sure they thought they had won a decisive victory over us music sharing "thieves". Before Napster, this same bunch of clowns tried to kill the VCR industry and, that too, went over like a lead balloon. Now it's the resilient Pirate Bay, whose website has been taken down as the result of yet another raid. Finally, a real victory for the entertainment industry, right?

A recent TorrentFreak article, "How To Learn Absolutely Nothing In Fifteen Years," By The Copyright Industry, drives a big fat nail in the prehistoric approach of the industry to stop "illegal" file sharing. In its utter failure to adapt, mush less comprehend, the world wide web and how people want to — and will —  use it to share and distribute content, the industry is alienating its customers and driving a stake through its own heart. Even many artists are beginning to realize that there are alternatives to utilizing the services provided by the industry which provide for greater freedom in many ways.

"The copyright industry, having a strong and persistent tradition of trying to obliterate every new technology for the past century, moved to crush Napster. It vanished. DirectConnect, LimeWire, and Kazaa — slightly more decentralized sharing mechanisms – popped up almost immediately, and BitTorrent a year or so later."

Seriously, how difficult is it to realize and understand that, given computers, software, the internet and human ingenuity, the old business model of trying to suppress innovation and freedom is eventually going to result in doom? Not that i care, for 'the industry' really doesn't have that much that i want. If all the Madonna's, Lady Gaga's and Justin Bieber's all suddenly evaporate because the 'the industry' is too dumb to realize the Earth isn't flat and drives themselves into bankruptcy, so what? Who cares? Does that mean real artists will quit producing art? Does it mean that there are no other ways to monetize?

Regarding the [probably temporary] destruction of The Pirate Bay, TorrentFreak closes their article with this:

"So in a way, this was welcome. We need that innovation. We need to not grow complacent. We all need to stay ahead of the crumbling monopolies – a dying tiger is dangerous, even when it's obviously insane. But The Pirate Bay's legacy will never die, just like Napster's legacy won't.

In the meantime, the copyright industry is a case study in how to really insist on not learning a damn thing from your own monumental mistakes in fifteen full years."

101 Reasons: Liberty Lives in New Hampshire

This is a documentary film about the New Hampshire Free State Project.

This is a really cool documentary about the New Hampshire Free State Project which is largely about restoring personal liberty and limited government in the New England "live free or die" state. The basic goal of the Free State Project is to convince 20,000 liberty lovers to move to New Hampshire in order to have a greater impact in its government.

From the film description:

"101 Reasons: Liberty Lives in New Hampshire" is a documentary adaptation of the Free State Project's list of 101 Reasons to Move to New Hampshire, which was written in 2002 by Michele Dumas.

The FSP is an effort to move 20,000 liberty-minded people to a low populated state that has an existing pro-freedom culture. In 2003, participants of the FSP voted for the "Live Free or Die" state, New Hampshire, as its destination.

For over 12 years the 101 Reasons list has helped inspire thousands of activists and entrepreneurs to sign up for the FSP and continue New Hampshire's reputation as a beacon for liberty.

To view the Statement of Intent of the Free State Project, visit https://www.fsp.org/nh/.

JFK Assassination – The Israeli Connection

Interview of Michael Collins Piper regarding the 22-Nov-1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Israeli connection.

This is a fascinating interview of Michael Collins Piper regarding an Israeli connection to the 22-Nov-1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, for which he provides substantial evidence. This interview took place on 24-Jan-2014 and was conducted by Ryan Dawson.

The Day Israel Attacked America

Documentary by Al Jazeera America telling the story of the Israeli attack upon the USS Liberty.

This documentary by Al Jazeera America, uploaded to YouTube in Oct., 2014, tells the story of the Israeli attack upon the USS Liberty. The unprovoked attack by Israel, the closest ally of the United States, killed or wounded approximately two-thirds of the crew and nearly sunk the ship, which was later scrapped as a result of the severe damage it had sustained.

The USS Liberty was a U.S. communications interception ship (spy ship) that was attacked on 8-Jun-1967 by the Israeli air force and navy in international waters off the coast of Egypt during the 6 Day War between Israel and Egypt. Machine guns, rockets, napalm and torpedoes were all brought to bare during the attack. Apparently not satisfied with the nearly complete destruction of the ship, the Israelis also machine-gun the life boats to prevent the sailors from escaping the fate that Israel had planned for them.

Researchers have known for a long time that there was no question that the attack was deliberate, however it seems that the motive may not have been clear. My brief research into the incident seemed to indicate that the motive was to blame the attack on Egypt, thus prompting the U.S. to provide military support to Israel (a classic false-flag operation). The film implies a very different hypothesis however.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5mu79ygShs