They want their cut of the money. It's not about right or wrong. It's just about money.
As Christopher Hitchen once said, it is as if someone in North Korea have thought 1984 is a good template on how to run a country and give it a good college try.
to pay for something that'll go obsolete in 5. God Bless America and the stupid politician.
Build-in flash module crash so frequently it isn't funny.
Google threatening to relocate its business to a friendlier European state is probably enough to make Irish politicians crap themselves and change the law to suit Google.
You're kidding, right? There are no friendlier states.
Ireland does have low corporate tax rates, but that isn't enough for Google and other large companies (for example, my company's VMware purchases are bought on paper from an Irish subsidiary).
There's a technique called the double Irish Dutch sandwich which lets you create corporate structures resident in Ireland but Ireland considers them non-resident for tax purposes.
And this is perfectly legal. The European Union's tax code is specifically designed to foster competition between tax jurisdiction. You want business, lower your tax.
I wonder what these idiots were thinking.
They were thinking they would rather work with a new company who has a product consumers want to buy instead of going down with a sinking ship that would bleed them dry on the way down.
If hostess can't properly market and sell products then they should go bankrupt.
I've seen this happen numerous times: a company starts doing poorly, they ask their employees to take cuts. The employees take cuts. The company keeps doing worse, the employees even sometimes start working for free "don't worry we'll turn this around soon." A few months later the company declares bankruptcy and everybody gets fired anyway and the company refuses back pay.
Hostess could have sold to another company which wanted to buy them but they said no. As the article mentions, Pringles was doing poorly, it sold off and now it's incredibly successful because it got new management and marketing.
I haven't eaten a hostess product in years. When I think hostess I think truck stop 10 year old Styrofoam. I can't remember the last time I saw someone eat a Hostess product. Cutting wages isn't going to help. The sooner its property and assets are sold off to someone who can either reinvigorate the brand or put its kitchens to better use the better imo.
The Baker's union was under the impression that there's a White Knight buyer on the horizon (Bimbo). Bimbo could've just waited for liquidation and buy the brand and formula and NONE of the union contract and pension obligation. Which is what's it's shaping up to be. I wonder if the union leadership was paid by Bimbo to deliberately kill the company to facilitate this?
If you don't like the terms of the agreement, you do not have to abide by it. Simply don't do business with your supplier. That wasn't hard to understand.
I still get a kick out of the Open Source Virus, auto-self compilation across ALL platform.
It would come in handy when we decided to retroactively upgrade that space probe we send out 30 years ago. Failure to upgrade the OS on that baby will result in the end of Earth as we know it. Hey, it could happen.
Like booze without alcohol?
I guess the urge of License Raj is just too much to resist. Bring on shortage. You've asked for it.
When you can get your conscience clear by buying a couple of trillion carbon from http://www.freecarbonoffsets.com/home.do ?
That's what they're building. No, we actually don't have the money. But when has reality stopped backers of High Speed Rail?
It's a good thing they backed away. Anonymous usually attacks organizations that are somewhat bound by law and fear of PR disasters, so their retaliation is quite limited. Drug cartels care for neither of them. That's why being a reporter in Mexico is a very risky thing to do.
Had they gone ahead with their attacks, they could have unleashed hell for all bloggers in Mexico. A lot of blood could be in their hands.
Blood on the hands have never stop anonymous and wikileak one bit. Hell, it's what gave them street credential. Their own hands and heads bloodied after a long torture session is a different story.
Depend on the amount of time they feel like, torture is only the start of the problem. They might feel extra motivated and go after anonymous' family member just to be on the extra vengeful side.