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Links to 700 free movies and 700 free E-books await you at http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline

Among the free E-books are Dostoevsky's 19-page "Diary of a Ridiculous Man" and "American Society: how it really works." Enjoy the feast! A little time-prosperity in the neoliberal hocus pocus/ stagnation/ paralysis!

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Isn't this stealing?

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Quote Dexterous:

Isn't this stealing?

Have you ever heard of public domain?
So Aesop should get a royalty? Aristophanes's family is being cheated?
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Lysistrata:

The Athenian and the Sparta women were the ones to suffer the most because of the war. They had sent their husbands and sons to the war. At home, they were lifting without manpower and money to run the house. Under the leadership of Lysistrata the women of Athens and Sparta decided to hold a sex strike to help bring the war to an end. It shows how the women have suffered due to the internecine and violent wars. The conflict between the men and the women has largely to do with the issue of politics and war, but Aristophanes brings the whole discussion to a biological level to expose the senselessness of the wars between Athens and Sparta. The treasuries have been emptied to finance the war. The women are finding it difficult to manage life in the absence of sons and husbands. Violence and blood sheds has paralyzed the cities. This situation has brought about anarchy and chaos all over. Life has become difficult for the people. The friendly relation between the city states has been poisoned. When the situation was too much for the women to bear they felt it necessary to do something to make the men stop the war. It is striking to note that it is women who have a leading role in ending the war the males have waged. The idea of the sex strike contains great potential for causing laughter. The ingenuity of the plan is admirable. The tantalization exercised by Myrrnine is so humorous. By withholding from men what is most necessary to them, the women can make the men listen to them. The women are militant too. They capture the Acropolis and take control of the treasury so that there won’t be any war without money. When denied the fulfillment of their biological needs the men suffer and are tormented so much that they move around with painful erections. The situation is highly hilarious. Making the weakness of the men a laughing stuff, Aristophanes has succeeded in dramatizing the absurdity of war. Satire primarily aims at reforming society by presenting an attitude of amusement to the vanities, follies and absurdities in the external world. The target of the satire here is the futile war. The purpose is to bring home the message of the absurdity of war so the people will say no to it and the society as a whole can be reformed and made a better place to live in. The men are defeated and vow to stop the war. In the battle between the sexes the women have triumphed and the senseless war will come to an end.

Thus Aristophanes reduces the whole debate about war and politics to elementary level and through it brings to light the futility of war using satire as a device to convey the message.

Lysistrata was the first feminist.

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Have you ever heard of public domain?

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Have you ever heard of Napster?

Research the music and movie industry on this topic.

Perhaps in Sweden they recognize the 10 month long winters and cut you some slack, and I recognize you are not affected by our laws or politics, but here in the US, pirating movies and music can be illegal.

Get some much needed sleep and then read,

https://www.riaa.com/physicalpiracy.php?content_selector=piracy_online_t...

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http://www.openculture.com/category/comedy is legal, it is not P2P sharing. A lot of the books are Gutenburg.org project. Anything on there is subject to the same parameters as youtube. The Piratebay creator was sentenced to jail recently, piracy is not legal here.

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