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In the great 2006 Martin Scorsese flick The Departed, undercover cop supervisor Martin Sheen says to undercover cop Leonardo diCaprio: “Microprocessors.  We’ll probably be at war with the Chinese in twenty-odd years – Costello is selling them military technology.  Microprocessors, chips, computer parts – anybody says anything about anything like that…you let us know.” “Costello”…

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The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s ongoing, rolling self-emasculation continues apace and unabated. One League Guy called for freedom in Hong Kong from Communist China’s totalitarianism. And the League flashed into action – against the one League Guy. Since, a thousand and one League Guys have groveled, prostrated, genuflected or simply played really, REALLY stupid in…

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The spark of creation – is truly a gift from God. The ability to use one’s mind to bring forward something from nothing – literally gets us about as close to our Creator as can be expected on this planet. While I know not everyone ascribes an other-worldly power to creation – I know others…

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Washington, D.C. is really good at naming bad things well.  So as to obfuscate how bad the things they’re naming – and passing – are. Obamacare’s actual name was “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Obamacare assaulted with government hundreds of millions of patients – rather than protecting them. Included in the government’s assault –…

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I must admit, I laughed more than a little last week when a pair of headlines crossed my transom. Here’s the first: Apple Granted Over 2,000 Patents Last Year, Ranking It Around #10 in the US “Around #10” – ???: “Two different organizations came up with slightly different numbers and rankings….” Either way, in a…

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The Founding Fathers – were exceedingly intelligent individuals.  They established for us with their Constitution a framework – which allowed us to create the most successful society in humanity’s history. And the Founding Fathers – loved Intellectual Property (IP).  Because they knew how vital its protection was to their fledgling nation. Behold the Constitution’s Article…

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and…