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Intellectual Property Rights - A Moral Argument

The music industry and the movie industry have been fighters against intellectual property theft (yes I used the word theft. If you comment and start talking about definitions, I'll delete it. Fair Warning). This is a fight that I'm on their side. Even though groups like the RIAA and MPAA are demonized and described as "fascists", "totalitarians" and "dictators" (yeah retarded) they are the ones that are MORALLY correct.
I'm glad to see that the Adult Entertainment Industry is starting to fight back too. Remember that hard work, thought and things that are intangible are still pieces of value. If they weren't, there wouldn't be an excuse to pirate it. I'm posting a video that the adult entertainment industry has made because it makes the solid point. If artists, designers, and all intellectual creators are not paid for their work and mooched off of by looters they will eventually stop producing it. Enjoy.

Stem Cell Research Pros and Cons

Since I have got a lot of responses for another post on a controversial science that I don't think is controversial, I thought I could do another on stem cell research pros and cons. There are a lot of strong opinions on this subject and I think what is most profound about this particular issue is that it is heavily engrained into politics. And when you have politics meddling around in science you know that there will be a lot of half truths and other fodder innuendo. I wanted to at least set things straight and get right to the facts.

What is Stem Cell Research?

I'm not going to give an overly detailed and scientific overview of what exactly this is. It's just far too complicated for me to go into a post on this. If you want to read something detailed you can check out the following page on Wikipedia.

Essentially a stem cell is something that can be developed into a wide and diverse range of other cells. I guess you could call it a premature cell that will eventually develop…

Marijuana Legalization Pros and Cons

I thought I would get onto a topic that has a little more interest in the youth and something that I'm sure more readers will "sort of" agree with me. I'm going to do a post on marijuana legalization pros and cons. I know how people tend to be on the internet about this, especially since the crowds tend to be younger and social sites tend to show a very pro decriminalization of marijuana opinion. I thought I could get an opinion in on this and see who can agree with me.

I want to first start out by saying that I used to support legalization of all drugs. This is an opinion that I've been questioning lately. It's probably something I can go into on another post since I would take up way too much time to go into here. Marijuana legalization is something that I would probably legalize, but it would be the last thing on my list if I had the authority to do such a thing.

I want personally state that I don't think drugs should be taken and this includes marijuan…

How to be a Freelance Journalist

I thought it would be nice if I made on post on how to be a freelance journalist because it isn't the most obvious thing to do. I'm sure you've heard of news that breaks somewhere in the Middle East or really anywhere, it is always a freelance journalist that is reporting to the major networks what is going on. I know that big news doesn't always happen where ever you may be on this planet, but you have to be prepared for it.

1. Start Your Own Website

What you want to do is pick up your own .com website name and start doing journalism. The easiest and best way to create a brand is by using your name. You put that as your domain name and you will build a brand out of it. At first no one is going to no who you are and maybe they won't know who you are when a big news story breaks, but it is a leveraging tool.

You want to set it up to be professional and to make the point that you're a freelance journalist. This is where you share your own personal well written journ…

Government Mandated Dress Codes

I thought I should discuss a few things with you about dress codes and things like that mandated down from the government. I wanted to get into the topic of the burka because I have said that I would support the ban on such an item even though I'm against dress codes that come people would find revealing.
If you look at the picture there you have a young lady in a skort. For those of you that don't know what that particular type of clothing is, it is a mix of shorts and skirt. The most popular type is the golf skort, but I'm sort of getting off topic here. Cause I wanted to talk about what the government is in the game of at least promoting to the general public.
I know that the idea of the government promoting a specific idea can be a bit controversial, but I don't see the harm if the idea is RIGHT. Most of the dress code controversies with the government have revolved around clothing that is too revealing or two exposing. And that doesn't necessarily mean exposing …