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How America Fails Black Girls - The New York Times
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girls  African-Americans  Washington_D.C.  double_standards 
march 2017 by jerryking
Following Up With Dan Brown, Inventor of the Bionic Wrench -
November 26, 2012, 7:00 (share with Paul Boldt)
Following Up With Dan Brown, Inventor of the Bionic Wrench

we definitely need some changes if our country is ever going to protect our significant investments in innovation. Most people do not know it, but we have a double standard in the protection and punishment of intellectual property theft. Without going into all of the detail, the punishment for willful copyright and trademark infringement is a criminal penalty. This is a very strong deterrent for copyright and trademark infringement. The punishment for willful patent infringement is a civil case and not a criminal case. As it stands today, this piracy model for patent theft allows infringers to proceed unchecked for years in the marketplace, often destroying the market, business, and investment of the patent rights owner. The current system forces the victim to fight a protracted and expensive legal battle. If Congress were to simply make those cases of willful patent infringement a criminal case, and we began holding the responsible individuals and officers of the companies personally accountable — as it is in willful infringement of copyrights and trademarks — I believe these infringers would think long and hard before they risked infringing a patented product....Unfortunately, the sales cycle in this business runs well ahead of the delivery cycle. Pioneering a new product into a retailer is very challenging, especially when attempting to convince a buyer whose paradigm is almost totally based on purchasing imported products at very low costs. That is why we worked so hard with Sears to prove the viability of the product and sales program.
delivery_cycle  double_standards  intellectual_property  inventors  litigation  new_products  patents  patent_infringement  patent_law  retailers  sales_cycle  Sears 
november 2012 by jerryking
Dictatorship comes naturally to them, right?
June 24, 2008 | Globe & Mail | Jonathan Zimmerman.

Where are the mock shantytowns at North American universities, dramatizing the brutality of Mr. Mugabe's regime? Where are the actors and congressmen, staging sit-ins at Zimbabwean embassies and consulates? Where are the concerts and benefits to generate support for the dissidents? These tactics were staples of the anti-apartheid movement in my college days, but I haven't heard about any large-scale protests here against Mr. Mugabe, who has proven every bit as cruel and cynical as the apartheid rulers.

Why the double standard? You already know the answer: South Africa's oppressors were white. Thanks to our own racial blinders and stereotypes, we expect more of white leaders; they should know better. But blacks? Dictatorship comes naturally to them, right?
Obama  dictatorships  apartheid  Africa  Zimbabwe  tyrants  misinformation  double_standards 
august 2012 by jerryking
Ahmadinejad's routine
21/10/06 G&M op-ed.

Muslim silence in the face of Mr. Ahmadinejad's foolish rants is highly
damaging. Unopposed, such dangerous radicals as Mr. Ahmadinejad may
appear to be speaking for a large portion of the Islamic world. That
helps no one, least of all Muslims.
Europe  op_ed  Iran  Ahmadinejad  Muslim  silence  moderates  anti-Semitism  double_standards 
february 2009 by jerryking

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