Let the Market Decide…What Could Go Wrong?

Corey Henry, a spokesman for the American Frozen Food Institute, said the proposed rules simply did not make sense, especially when it came to pizza.

The industry backs the current rules which say that about a quarter-cup of tomato paste on a slice of pizza can count as a vegetable serving. The Agriculture Department proposal would have required that schools serve more tomato paste per piece of pizza to get a vegetable credit, an idea the industry thought would make pizza unappetizing.

via Congress Blocks New Rules on School Lunches – NYTimes.com.

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Discussion on SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Dgital Products in the 21st Century

Here’s the basics…

This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.  If you are scanning down here while the video is loading or being boring, here’s the gist of the problem…

…hrmm…looks like they have realized who is doing the best work against them..

The Motion Picture Association of America came out swinging against critics who believe the Stop Online Piracy Act would disrupt Internet security and harm businesses. The trade organization’s Paul Hortenstine targeted the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week, calling the group’s objections “sky is falling rhetoric.”

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The EFF is hard on point on this, and has been one of the few groups that has consistently worked against this type of stuff for years.  “This type of stuff” being horribly overreaching legislation written by media companies for media companies.

Here’s a nice infographic that talks about the new powers granted in SOPA.

Here's why this is really bad legislation

That graphic was taken from this post.

These bills are bad and need to die a lonesome death upon that hill.

If you are one of those folks who complains about the confluence of corporate influence on government, or the basic existence of government regulation, this is one of those subject we should all agree on.  Fix this…stat!