Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone gave the album a three-and-a-half out of five stars rating, calling the album \"fantastic pop cheese, with much better song-factory hooks than 'N Sync or BSB get\", also noting that \"the great thing about Oops!, under the cheese surface, is complex, fierce and downright scary, making her a true child of rock & roll tradition.\" A writer of NME reported that \"she's modern-day pop perfection realised in a nearly, human form\", commenting that \"she's done it again.\" Lennat Mak of MTV Asia named it \"a brilliant second album\", writing that Spears \"is armed with a more mature and seasoned pop star look, stronger and poppier songs, and of course, extensive media exposure.\" Andy Battaglia of Salon called the album \"a masterpiece of sorts not for its message but for the way it applies the conventions of the pop-musical medium.\" Website The A.V. Club was more mixed, calling it \"a joyless bit of redundant, obvious, competent cheese, recycling itself at every turn and soliciting songwriting from such soulless hacks as Diane Warren and assorted Swedes.\"
Musicians Michael Cottril and Lawrence Wnukowski filed a copyright case against Spears, Zomba Recording Corporation, Jive Records, Wright Entertainment Group and BMG Music Publishing, claiming Spears' \"What U See (Is What U Get)\" and \"Can't Make You Love Me\" are \"virtually identical\" to one of their songs. Cottrill and Wnukowski claimed that they authored, recorded and copyrighted a song called \"What You See Is What You Get\" in 1999 to one of Spears' representatives for consideration on a future album, though it was rejected. The case was later dismissed after it was ruled that they lacked sufficient evidence and that there \"weren't enough similarities between the two songs to prove copyright infringement.\"
Bobby Kirk, a dairy farmer living near Cane Creek and the first president of the Cane Creek Conservation Authority (CCCA), discusses his opposition to the Cane Creek reservoir and speaks of some of the early steps residents took to organize against the project. He sees the reservoir as a poorly planned, poorly executed, and avoidable project founded on deceit and ignorance and driven by the influence of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The reservoir project added another layer of difficulty to Kirk's life: as a dairy farmer, he was already suffering from the financial trials of what some would call a dying profession (one Orange Water and Sewer Authority official did call it such as part of an effort to convince Kirk to give up his opposition). This interview provides a brief look at the frustrations inherent in facing down big business, whether that business is a university or a dairy conglomerate.
Well, it could be good in one sense. Right now dairy farmers, there again, are producing more milk than is being used. It may be our own fault in that we are not marketing it good enough. The American people are not using as much dairy products now. And you look at the soft drink consumption, its gone up I don't know how many, I seen figures the other day, four, five, six hundred percent in twenty five years. Milk has come down some. But you look at promotions you know. Every other minute on TV you see a soft drink ad. And it's presented in a way to be appealing. So I don't know.
As far as the Milk Commission, what happened there, I think, was that some of the bigger co-ops, which our farm is a member of, I think its a power struggle. I think they are trying to put some of these smaller ones, possibly trying to gain a little better control of the market place, I think. But there again, they transfer a lot of milk from one state to another, and I can see the reason on that too because of the price coming from here to this state they are having to pay different. It's costing them a lot of money. But, also I think it's probably going to put enough farmers out of business that it is going to make a difference.
But, the goals I set will be pretty high as far as the farm itself. I see a lot of things that I would like to do, we are doing a lot of the good things but there are a lot of little things that we can do to make things better. And there again I don't think bigger is better. 59ce067264