An equal percentage payed by all as a fine is much more fair, just as a tax where all pay the same proportion is fair (talking only in terms of the percentage paid, I know some on this site would argue for progressive taxes for a number of reasons, but this discussion isn't about taxes, it's merely an example).
So if a speeding ticket was a fine of, say, 0.005% of one's annual income, a guy making $30,000 a year would be fined $150, while a guy making $750,000 a year would be fined $3750 for the same offense, but it's the same proportion.
If everybody pays the same amount, the fine is regressive, like a regressive tax, and is not fair. $3750 is a LOT more money to someone making only $30,000 a year than it is to a guy making $750,000 a year, just like $150 is a normal amount for the $30,000 guy but quite negligible to the $750,000 guy.
I don't give two shits about the album artwork, or the cute little booklets or anything else, I just like to have a physical copy for the purpose of archiving. Hard drives can fail... a properly stored CD will last a looooong time.
I've always gone with UPS, I just leave the door into the garage (not the house) unlocked and a note saying "UPS- please leave package inside garage. Thank you." And when I get home, it's right there in the garage, out of weather and out of sight.
I guess someone could still walk in there and steal it, but I live in an area where people are more concerned with hunting down/lynching all the faggots and niggers in their big jacked up trucks GodBlessAmerica as opposed to stealing your new RAM... so yeah.
I'd say it's possible, but it would be extremely hard to do it. At some point, you'd end up learning off someone else accidentally.
Even if you're "self-taught," you still learn by listening to your favorite musicians, taking things from their style, and (in this day and age) going on the internet, finding tabs, learning to play songs, licks, learning theory maybe... etc.
Stumbling upon it all by yourself would be extremely unlikely... but possible, I guess...
So I'm a junior in high school. i live in a shitty town nobody has ever heard of in Michigan thats obsessed with fish and beer. I'm looking for a college that has good music programs. specifically guitar stuff. I've looked at MI and SCU. anybody have any other suggestions?
i'm not sure what you mean, they had their lives cut short. It sounds like you are legitimising murder by saying that people's death is inevitable anyway.
Not exactly, it just seems less relevant now that time has passed. Saying "Rest in Peace" on the 10th anniversary of the attack was no doubt much more powerful than saying it on the 68th anniversary, because it would still be fresh in the minds of those who were there... now, a lot of the people who were there are gone.
It's kind of like saying "today's the anniversary of the Boston Massacre... RIP " it's different because it's history now.
Not trying to argue, just kind of pointing that out.
Anyway, it was an unfortunate happening, but it's sort of hard to say "RIP" or something, since a lot of those guys, had they not died in the attack/the war that followed, would probably be dead now or close to it.
XP to 7 is more complicated... although I've encountered a lot of XP-diehards who are the so-called "dinosaur fanboys," the ones who refuse to give up their old operating system simply because it's old and is thus somehow better than anything else there is.