“Make Mine Freedom” was produced in 1948, believe it or not.
Why does the FBI rail about music piracy, but ignore piracy of photographs?
Isn’t it interesting that the FBI and everyone else is so uptight about copyright violation of music? Yet almost no one anywhere has respect for the “© All Rights Reserved” labeled photographs we amateur photographers upload to Flickr and elsewhere. I have found my © photographs taken from my Flickr photo-stream and used commercially without my permission, nor even credit given, at Ancestry.com (The Generations Network, Inc.) and Icanhascheezburger.com (LOLCATS).
Amateur photographers such as myself upload photographs to share with others. We do not charge anything for you to view our photographs. We are not in the photography business; we just enjoy taking photographs and sharing them. We do not enjoy having those photographs stolen and used commercially by Internet businesses.
Even though it is against copyright law to download our copyrighted photographs and then to pass them on to others as your own, with no credit to the original creator, it is rampant on the Internet. Sites such as Ancestry.com and Icanhascheezburger.com profit monetarily from our photographs that we never offered for sale. Those sites allow derivative products to be made from them, and then they claim ownership of our photographs and post warnings that it is illegal to steal “their” photographs, as both Ancestry.com (The Generations Network, Inc.) and Icanhascheezburger.com (LOLCATS) do at their sites.
Ancestry.com (The Generations Network, Inc.) operates behind an expensive subscription wall, so that most Flickr members will never find their photographs that have been illegally uploaded there. While Flickr members allow their photographs to be viewed for free, when they appear on the Ancestry.com site, one must pay a subscription fee to view them. The Generations Network has contacted me and given me a link with instructions on contacting them about copyright violations: http://www.myfamilyinc.com/default.aspx?html=copyright .
After performing all of the legal requirements that Icanhascheezburger.com (LOLCATS) required before they would remove my photograph from their commericial site, someone has advised me that they continue to brazenly store my photograph at their WordPress.com server. (I have since contacted WordPress and WordPress promptly removed the following photo.) http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/funny-pictures-cat-has-hired-a-substitute.jpg . Someone else has it stored at the Photobucket site.
CBS has a Feedback Form online where they want you to tell them what you think. Go for it: Tell us what you think!
This is the comment I sent to CBS:
“Hall of Shame” Companies that support debasement of women and sexual perversion of children. CBS heads the list for its support of David Letterman and his woman-hating CBS show.
- The Olive Garden
- Mars M&M Candy
- Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
- On the Border Restaurants
- Earn My Degree
- True Credit by Trans Union
Why are CBS and David Letterman’s Advertisers on the “Women’s Hall of Shame?” Because they are obviously anti-women and anti-children for their support of David Letterman’s late night TV show.
- David Letterman Jokes About Rape of a Child
- Why David Letterman Hates Sarah Palin
- David Letterman’s Sorry Apology
UPDATE: On Thursday night’s show David Letterman and his guest Denzel Washington proclaimed that joking about Barack Obama’s big ears would be out-of-line. Obviously, Letterman and CBS find that child rape jokes are funnier and more profitable for their advertisers.
- Does Kellogg’s Support the Statutory Rape of 14-year-olds? Kellogg’s! Maker of cereals for children supports David Letterman?
- Does Olive Garden Restaurants Support the Statutory Rape of 14-year-olds and debasement of women? Is it not the women of America who decide to take their young children to those restaurants?
- What about Mars M&M Candy – why would Mars Candy, maker of America’s favorite candy bars and M&M candies support sexual exploitation of children? Inquiring minds want to know.
Please don’t demand that CBS fire David Letterman. That would make things much worse for young girls in America. David Letterman’s audience of sexist drunks, crackheads, stoned potheads, and women-haters would have no appropriate late night entertainment and would then pose grave threats of rape and molestation for little girls.
Stack up briefcases filled with $100 bills to equal Obama’s assorted bank bailouts, stimulus packages and proposed $3.6 trillion budget, and the briefcases would reach so high into the atmosphere that they would constitute a hazard to satellites.
Less than three years ago American Liberals were in high dungeon because President George Bush had spent “BILLIONS” with a “B” dollars fighting a war against terror. One website even went so far as to graphically illustrate just how many miles high President Bush’s $315 Billion dollars stacked up. A billion here, a billion there… Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money. Those billions of dollars went to pay soldiers’ salaries, to pay American workers for building war munitions, airplanes and tanks, to pay American farmers for food, etcetera.
Fast forward less than three years and we are into the TRILLIONS of Dollars stratosphere as our government is throwing money anywhere it can in the name of Financial Bailout and Stimulus. Our brand new President, Obama has proposed budget deficits of $1.75 trillion for 2009, and an additional $1.17 trillion for 2010. All the government has to do is collect a cool $3 trillion from American taxpayers to clear that off the books. So what’s a few Billion here and a few Billion there in the whole scheme of things? After all, American taxpayers always come through.
Today, no one seems concerned about how much a Trillion Dollars really is. Routinely, our government leaders mistakenly interchange the words million, billion and trillion when referring to taxpayer money that they plan to spend or have spent. That is because no one can really understand how much money is a $Billion, much less a $Trillion! As an example, just last week the U. S. Congress went totally bananas over AIG executives getting a mere $165 MILLION in bonuses. How much out of $3 Trillion is $165 Million? It’s really a pittance comparatively, but apparently that math is too much for the average American.
Last week, amid the AIG bonus distraction so that no one would notice, the Federal government announced that it is printing $1 Trillion in new money to flood our troubled economy. $1 Trillion! And barely a wimper from “We the People.” Clifford Barney of Red Door Software wrote the following entitled “Money in the Sky – the Story of Jack and the Greenstalk.”
Inspired by the visuals of enormous amounts of money at $87 Billion, I calculated the following: A 1-inch thick stack of 100 dollar bills (the highest denomination in circulation) is worth about $25,000. To mentally grasp the staggering value of the $1 trillion that the Fed recently announced plans to inject into the economy, the stack of 100 dollar bills would need to be – get this – 40 million inches high. Let’s see, divide by 12, divide again by 5280 and um…that’s a stack of 100 dollar bills more than 630 miles high. Yes, SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY MILES HIGH. Hundred dollar bills.
If you stacked them up like bricks, the mound of money would be a giant cube 70 feet long on each side. To transport it, you would need a fleet of semi-trucks more than a mile long. And these are HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS!
This picture ($87 Billion) represents the sheer scale of $1 trillion in 100 dollar bills. Note the little speck in the bottom right corner – that’s a man and his car.
I reckon I could grab a six-inch stack of bills with each hand, if it was in front of me. That’s $300,000 – enough to buy a nice house in most of America.
Now imagine if we used the Fed’s $1 trillion printing press injection to build $300,000 houses on modest half-acre parcels. It would take up a swath of land the size of Delaware. Or you could choose to build nearly 1200 brand-spanking new Trump Towers like the one recently completed in Chicago – each 92 stories tall (quarter mile high), accommodating 10,000 people each.
Bottom line – dat’s a lotta money. You think your $5,000 visa bill is scary? How about our kids’ and grandkids’ multi-trillion dollar credit card bill?
Just a thought – do members of Congress have to show any aptitude for math at all? Or do they pretty much think that million, billion and trillion are just different flavors of money?
Remember those old Miami Vice episodes from the 80’s when drug dealers would open up their briefcases, and it would be stuffed with hundred dollar bills? I always used to imagine what I could do with a whole briefcase full of money. The average worker’s lifelong earnings would not fill up one of those briefcases.
Out of curiosity, I whipped out my calculator to see how much an entire briefcase full of 100 dollar bills would be worth. Turns out it’s $840,000. See my math. Imagine what you could do with a single briefcase full of 100 dollar bills. You could buy yourself a really nice house. Travel the world first class for a couple of years. Properly managed, you could probably retire for life and live modestly.
Now imagine a stack of briefcases 56 miles high, all filled with 100 dollar bills. That’s the size of the $1 trillion that the Federal Reserve just authorized to be ‘released into the economy,’ e.g. printed/created/contrived. I’m not even going to touch on the assorted bank bailouts, stimulus packages and Obama’s obscene $3.6 trillion proposed FY2010 budget, because that would push the stack of money-filled briefcases so high into the atmosphere, they’d be a hazard to satellites.
The government is spending money it doesn’t have, and at this point, will NEVER have. It’s easy to imagine that this very year future historians are being born who, in 50 years or so, will be writing scathing historical criticisms of our generation’s government, attitudes, wastefulness and neglect. Yes, neglect. We are neglecting the future, as if it might not ever happen.
The Math, for those who care…
Our present currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and the thickness is 0.0043 inches. An ordinary briefcase is about 12.5 inches wide, 16.5 inches long and 3 inches thick. A 3-inch high stack of 100 dollar bills would consist of 700 bills worth $70,000. The briefcase could hold 12 such stacks, or $840,000. Dat’s a lotta money.
Who is RYAN J. TAYLOR? He Harasses the Elderly Using Paetec Communications, INC of Clliffside, New Jersey and Red Rock Communications of South Dakota to make ROBOCALLS.
Day in and day out, continually, I am being harassed in Virginia on my home telephone by Paetec Communications, INC. of New Jersey. The telephone calls that interrupt my peace are recordings warning me that my automobile warranty is about to expire. Each caller ID shows a different telephone number so that even when I block the last number called, Paetec Communications, INC continues to get through with a brand new number.
Here are reports from others about this same last phone number that came to me: Who Called Us from (201) 917-7312? “19 calls reported from this number. According to 8 reports the identity of this caller is Red Rock Communications.”
Red Rock Communications is a despicable company that sells phony caller ID names and numbers to telemarketers – usually scammers – so you cannot see who is really telephoning your private telephone. Their website is redrockcommunications.net. The software they provide to their telemarketers enables scammers to call repeatedly from the same telephone by automatically changing its identification (Caller ID). Even though you block Anonymous Calls, and also the number of the last harassment call from Paetec Communications, Inc., Red Rock Communications enables them to call you again, and again with a new Caller ID each time. I am receiving about ten calls a week. What a piece of SLIMEY work is this Ryan J. Taylor and his Red Rock Communications of South Dakota!
Red Rock Communications, LLC
RED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS |
Corporate ID DL012778
Incorporation/Qualification Date 12/22/2006
Home State SD
Status Good Standing
Last Annual Report 12/01/2008
NOTE:This is not an official document
Registered Agent Name & Address
TAYLOR, RYAN J
100 N PHILLIPS AVE 9TH FLOOR
Red Rock Communications, LLC calls from 3 phone numbers:
201-917-7304 201-917-7300 201-917-7312
These are the thirteen phone numbers that have been reported as harrassment calls to Who Called Us: 213-416-2884, 213-416-2885, 801-623-4623, 213-416-2888, 213-416-2889, 201-917-7304, 201-917-7301, 201-917-7300, 201-917-7305, 201-917-7310, 201-917-7303, 978-570-2212, 201-917-7312.
Here is the website of Red Rock Communications: redrockcommunications.net where their logo is “We add the Name to Numbers!”
Red Rock Communications offers Caller Id Name and Number to large volume calling applications. This product works great for :
· Call Centers
· Telemarketing companies
· Auto dialers
· Predictive dialers
· Calling card Applications
There is no need to buy hardware or software for this product. You can perform calls just like you do today using our numbers and earn revenue in return. Call centers can earn revenue up to $50,000.00 a month depending on call volume.
We Add Caller Name to our numbers and compensate you for queries that people see. It helps your product and you get paid!
Great thanks accrue to WhoCalled.Us for the invaluable service they provide regarding junk telephone calls. Why do not the U.S. Attorney General and the Attorney Generals of New Jersey, South Dakota and Virginia investigate this harassment and blatant violation of the National Do Not Call List?
Barney Frank, Herb Moses and Fannie Mae
If only it had been an “old-fashioned” love affair, the cowardly American Media would have been brave enough to reveal it. Because it involved “Gay” love, the “squeamish” American Media wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. Because of deception, lies and corruption by America’s political leaders and the cravenness of what passes for journalism in our country, the American people are left to reap the whirlwind of financial catastrophe, all in the name of “Gay Love.”
Does America deserve this? YES! America deserves this because “We the People” are a democratic republic and we elected these corrupt, innept and lying politicians to lead us.
“As Congress grapples with solutions for a faltering economy, Barney Frank sits at the center of power.” John Gallagher
FORGET ‘My Country Tis of Thee.’ America’s new song is “PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN.”
Corporations do it, banks do it, Wall Street’s a doing it, so why not us working stiffs? March on Washington and surround the White House, chanting to Mr. Obama: “PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN.” Afterall, Obama loves chants, doesn’t he? Do you think we can enlist “The Boss” Mr. Springsteen as our leader?
Don’t worry about that nasty threat of “go to jail.” That’ll never happen again, as our great new leader of America’s Treasury and Income Tax Departments, Timothy Geithner, has shown by example. Secretary of the Treasury Geithner says to follow his lead and don’t bother paying your taxes. “Go to jail” ain’t never gonna happen no more. The worst to expect is that you may be asked to fill a high-paying, fat cat goverment position – like Secretary of the Treasury, in charge of the IRS. OH GLORY!
Taneka Talley, an employee of Dollar Tree Stores, was stabbed to death in March 2006, while working as a clerk. She did not know her killer. The murderer was someone whose sole motive in killing her, according to prosecutors, was because she was African American. Dollar Tree Stores considers the murder a “hate crime,” and for that reason claim they are not required to pay their usual death benefit of $250,000 to her young son.
Dollar Tree’s claim administrator, Specialty Risk Services, which is owned by The Hartford Financial Services Group, cited a letter from their law firm Gray & Prouty that said that Talley’s stabbing was “purely racially motivated. As such, it is our belief that our denial in this matter is proper.”
If you think that is fair treatment of a faithful employee, then continue going to Dollar Tree Stores to spend your dollars.
Or … How to Increase Business at Your Bar with the DAR Daughters and a Six Shooter.
The pop photographer Richard Avedon created “The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” which depicted officials of the DAR formally dressed in full regalia. He exhibited it at an art show in 1970, and then gifted the colossal ladies’ portrait to his favorite bar in South Minneapolis, the Black Forest Inn. There it hung grandly, covering the entire wall of the back bar, until one wild day in 1986, when bar regular, Ellis Nelson, sauntered into the place, pulled his six shooter and took aim. Ellis did not shoot a woman in the back, however sorely tempted, as Minnesota cowboys do have their principles. No, he aimed straight for the eyeball of one demurely standing woman and the chest of another, and he didn’t miss. Notching the barrel of his pistol, he explained: “That photo always bugged the hell out of me.”
The moral of this story is that DAR ladies should not allow their portraits to be displayed at places of ill repute, such as the back bar of the Black Forest Inn, where they risk the unfortunate fate of this innocent DAR lady (PICTURE) immortalized in Richard Avedon’s pop portrait of “The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution.” The DAR lady’s portrait now serves to attract bar hoppers and other curiosity seekers to the Black Forest Inn where they ask to finger the bullet hole in her head.
Richard Avedon’s black and white photograph was taken at the 1963 NSDAR Convention, at the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington D.C. The original “without gunshots” portrait may be seen HERE and there is more information about the shooting at The Rake, November 2004.
The image, Richard Avedon’s “Daughters of American Revolution” at the Black Forest Inn, is subject to copyright by TedSher. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.