TERMS OF USE

I want you to enjoy the time you spend here at genehoyas.com (hereinafter referred to as Bulldog) but I also want you to obey the rules while you’re here and not interfere unduly with anyone else’s right to enjoy it. By using my site you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as well as the terms and conditions of my privacy policy, which is incorporated by reference herein.

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By registering, you warrant the following:

  • You are registering one and only one screen name per valid e-mail address;
  • You are at least 18 years old and solely responsible for any and all activity that takes place under your account name;
  • You have read the Terms of Use in its entirety and understand what you have read;
  • You agree to abide by the Terms of Use and the Rules & Regulations established for this site;
  • Your registration can be terminated any time at the discretion of Bulldog.

Comments

Bulldog allows you to post comments, provided that you first register to do so with a valid e-mail address. I reserve the right to allow as much or as little opportunity for registration as I choose and I may close particular comment threads or discontinue my general policy of allowing comments at any time.

I reserve the right to delete your comments and suspend or revoke your registration for any reason. Rarely, if ever, will I do so simply because I disagree with you. I will, however, usually do so if you post any comment that is, in my good faith opinion:

  1. Off-topic;
  2. Libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, obscene, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws;
  3. “Spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

I value your opinion and am are pleased to provide you with a forum in which to express it, but if you abuse my hospitality or use my site to injure someone, don’t be surprised if I banish you.

Bulldog does not own your comments and expressly disclaims any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve Bulldog from any and all liability that may result from posting your comments.

You further agree to grant Bulldog a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, or otherwise distribute your comments without limitation, as well as to make such additional uses of them as may be needed by Bulldog or any affiliated entity.

Trackbacks

Bulldog allows third-party websites to send trackbacks to its posts, but I may, at my discretion, disable this option for particular posts or discontinue my general policy of allowing trackbacks at any time.

I reserve the right to delete trackbacks for any reason. As with comments, I typically won’t delete a trackback merely because I disagree with the post it comes from. I will, however, delete trackbacks from posts that are, in my good-faith opinion

  1. Off-topic;
  2. Libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, obscene, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws;
  3. “Spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

I will also usually delete trackbacks from posts that do not link or otherwise reference the post on Bulldog to which they are tracking back.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, and subject to the provisions below, everything you see and hear on Bulldog, except advertisements, is owned by or licensed to Bulldog, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Bulldog reserves all rights in and to this material that have not been expressly granted to third parties.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Bulldog may occasionally post text, graphics, photos, audio, or video which it neither owns nor has a license to use if it believes in good faith that the use of such material constitutes fair use as defined by Section 107 of Title 17 of the United States Code, as amended. If you hold the copyright to any such work and believe that our use fails to qualify for protection under Section 107, you may request that I remove it by e-mailing me (gene [at] genehoyas.com)

Bulldog is intended for your own personal use. If you download or print something from my site, you should retain any advertisements, copyright or related proprietary notices which the material contains. You may not reproduce, transmit, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any content that appears on Right Direction without the prior written consent of its owner – except to the extent you’re entitled to do so under Section 107 of U.S.C. Title 17.

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You agree that your use of Bulldog shall be at your sole risk.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, Bulldog disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee, or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form.

Bulldog does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through Bulldog or any hyperlinked web site or featured in any banner or other advertising and Bulldog will not be a party to, or in any way be responsible for, monitoring any transaction between you and third party providers of products for services, including Bulldog products and services sold through my online merchandisers. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

In no event and under no circumstances shall Bulldog be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from

  1. Any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content;
  2. Personal injury or property damage of any kind whatsoever resulting from your access to and use of my web site;
  3. Unauthorized access to or use of my server and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein;
  4. Interruption or cessation of transmission to or from my website for any reason;
  5. Bugs, viruses, Trojan horses or the like, which may be transmitted to or through my web site by any third party;
  6. Errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, e-mailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via Bulldog.

You specifically acknowledge that Bulldog shall not be liable for user comments, for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products for services, including Bulldog Pundit products and services sold through my on-line merchandisers, or for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use (including the Bulldog privacy policy incorporated by reference herein) represent the entire agreement between you and Bulldog and apply exclusively to Bulldog. They do not apply to my advertisers, online merchandisers, websites to which I link, or any other third party, none of which are owned or operated by Bulldog and about which I make no warranties or representations. For information about a third party’s terms of use, please consult their individual website. By using my site you agree to relieve me from any and all liability that may result from your use of a third-party site.

You also agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Bulldog and its officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, affiliates, and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, expenses, liabilities, costs, debts, and damages (including legal and professional fees) asserted by any third party arising from your use of Bulldog, your alleged violation of any law, including laws governing intellectual property or privacy rights, or your violation of these terms of use.

You further agree that Bulldog will be deemed as being solely based in New Jersey, regardless of where you are while using the site, and that it constitutes a “passive website” for purposes of personal jurisdiction statutes enacted by other states. You agree that the laws of the State of New Jersey will govern these terms of use irrespective of principles regarding conflicts of law, and that any dispute between you and Bulldog, will be resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Somerset County, New Jersey. If any part of these terms of use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Finally, you agree that any claim or cause of action related to your use of Bulldog must be filed within one year after the cause of action accrues, or else it will be permanently barred.

Bulldog reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at my discretion at any time. Please check this page periodically for updates. Your use of my site on any given date indicates your acceptance to the terms of use as of that date.

Last updated: June 10, 2012

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6 Responses to TERMS OF USE

  1. Dana Pearson says:

    Pat Buchanan has a good piece in the American Conservative about the Iran Obsession. Unfotunately, it seems that Israel and the US have already declared cyberwar on Iran.

    The likely blowback is that US citizens, corporations and government entities will be attacked by Iranian financed virus code written by the Chinese or Russians. This could be a very dangerous endeavor with a violent and expensive end-game. A very good argument can be made that Iran is not seeking Nuclear weapons and is not even close to having any. Israel already has hundreds.

    We are needlessly provoking Iran with cyberwarfare, economic sanctions and Gulf War games. This is YOUR tax dollars at work. You are not benefiting. Maybe the Carlyle Group and other multinationals benefit from stoking hostilities between nations but the average US citizen just pays through the nose for it in taxes for military expenditures and often in the form of dead and injured soldiers and the eventual blowback caused by US imperialism.

    This idiocy is as old as the US involvment in the Phillipine insurection 100 plus years ago, the economic sanctions on Japan that led to Pearl Harbor and the costly draw in Korea and expensive loss in Vietnam. War is a racket. War benefits the people being paid with your tax dollars to write the cybercode. It benefits the munitions makers who profit from the endless killing in Afghanistan. It is not making the world safer — on the contrary it is making it more unsafe.

    I would bet that there are corporations who are indirectly benefiting from war financing deals with Iran and Israel at the same time. War is a racket.

  2. kenny says:

    Greetings Dana – as this is an odd place to note your comments, no? Iran is on its way to creating a nuclear bomb and you’re okay with that? The world could have stopped Hitler after he moved into Czeckoslavakia, but they stood idly by. They could have stopped him when he marched into Poland, but nope – he’d stop there. When – is enough, enough?

    taxpayers pay even more for entitlement programs. What people fail to remember, is that the Government via the Constitution is supposed to maintain a military force to protect the Country. No where in the constitution, does it say – the Government has to provide entitlement programs for the “so called” needy.

    what it sounds like, is that you prefer to bring all of our troops home. Just remember, where-ever US troops leave, they will be filled by either Russian, Chinese, Cuban, Venezualan or some other troops. That’s just the way it is, like it or not.

    • Dana Pearson says:

      Yes, it is a weird place to post this. I meant to do it as a reply to Allen F. Post on the cyberwar against Iran. We don’t know if Iran is on its way to getting nuclear weapons. After the lies about Iraq and WMDs, we should be circumspect about such accusations.

      However, if Iran did get nuclear weapons, the US would have little to woorry about. In case you haven’t noticed, Iran is on the other end of the earth! Let other nations in closer proximity deal with Iran. Germany, Russia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have more to fear from a nuclear armed Iran than we do.

      George Washington’s Farewell Address warned against foreign entanglments. Hitler was blowback resulting from the treaty of Versailles. If Wilson had not dragged the Us into WW I, there would not have been WW II in Europe.

      I am all in favor of protecting the country, but our cyberwar on Iran is likely to make us less safe rather than more safe.

      If we pull out of Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and South Korea, I doubt China and Cuba will replace our troops in those places. But if they do, God bless them, let the Chinese get bogged down in Afghanistan, they will have fun there.

      Unfortunately, Mitt Romney is unlikely to be a better President than the terrible and horrible Obama. Romney is perhaps more likely to foolishly run up our debt and kill our service men and women on an idiotic escapade in Iran than Obama is.

  3. kenny says:

    the problem with nuclear bombs, is that now – you can make them very small and you can make other forms of bombs – such as dirty bombs. Once you know how to make them, the process becomes easier and easier. Won’t take much to give some one whose willing to kill themselves anyway, a sachel that has this dirty bomb. This is very scary stuff and even tho, they’re half way round the world, they’re only weeks from entering the US from any number of ways. Their missles can’t hit the US – not yet. But their next step is to develop an ICBM. then what? Whether by ICBM or by lone terrorist – they can get to us. Don’t let 9/11 disappear from your memories.

  4. Dana Pearson says:

    Iran had zip to do with 9/11. We have zillions of nukes to Iran’s zip. We shouldn’t preemptively make cyberwar on Iran because they might one day have a nuclear weapon.

    We are choking on debt. Not only is starting a war with Iran prohibitively expensive — it’s immoral.

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