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Originally posted by pteridine
reply to post by Jessicamsa
Ayn Rand was a popular author who was touted by the college crowd in the 60's. Her books were generally about the important people who had the big picture and shaped the world as opposed to real people. Imagine a Howard Hughes-like character and a plot from a Danielle Steele novel. She was an elitist who believed that there were those suited to run the world and those who should serve them.
A short description of her books would include "overly long and boring."
SEATTLE – A high school student is suing Amazon.com Inc. for deleting an e-book he purchased for the Kindle reader, saying his electronic notes were bollixed, too.
The lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of Justin D. Gawronski, 17, a student at Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Mich., as well as Antoine J. Bruguier, an adult reader in Milpitas, Calif.
The case seeks unspecified damages for all buyers of e-books that Amazon deleted from the Kindle as well as a ban on future deletions.
Jay Edelson, a Chicago lawyer who filed the lawsuit, said in a news release that Amazon's actions could have far-reaching consequences if allowed to stand.
"Amazon.com had no more right to hack into people's Kindles than its customers have the right to hack into Amazon's bank account to recover a mistaken overpayment," Edelson said. "Technology companies increasingly feel that because they have the ability to access people's personal property, they have the right to do so. That is 100 percent contrary to the laws of this country."
I do not own a Tin Foil Hat. I am getting a little bit worried though. Can someone post a link to a good Tin Foil hat production method?
You know......better to have it and not need it.....than to need it and not have it.
The book was written during World War II and published in 1945, although it was not widely successful until the late 1950s.
Animal Farm is a satirical allegory of Soviet totalitarianism.
Orwell based major events in the book on ones from the Soviet Union during the Stalin era.
Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
Originally posted by helen670
Do people know this?
George Orwell used the events and characters in Animal Farm to represent History of the Soviet Union.
Tin itself is not toxic but most tin salts are. The corrosion of tin plated food cans by acidic food and beverages has caused several intoxications with soluble tin compounds. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea have been reported after ingesting canned food containing 200 mg/kg of tin.