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Submitted by moeinvt
moeinvt writes: From Wired: In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”

It’s John Deere’s tractor, folks. You’re just driving it.

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Comment: National Security????? (Score 1) 676

by sgt_doom (#49539189) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden
Oh, you mean how the NSA goes after financial intel for Wall Streeters and the ultra-rich?

If that's your definition, and Petrobas and others are your enemy category, than one might suppose he did, but if you stand by the citizenry, one day you might actually comprehend who your real enemy is (assuming you aren't a chatbot or some type of poseur).

Comment: Re:A Sympton of the Problem (Score 1) 303

by sgt_doom (#49529957) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'
Sorry, David_Hart, but you are falling for their trap, and allowing them to define everything, including the latest in bullcrap charges.

In fact, this is to redirect attention from the actual cause, which is internalization, which is the purchase of almost 100% (like around 93% to 96%) of all public stock purchases by the top banks and hedge funds from the major brokerage firms. Then they do these trades they have purchased on their own internal systesm (known as dark pools), thus they control the public trades, and they have the insider data as to the trends --- really almost complete command and control.

Comment: You are mistaken of course! (Score 1) 303

by sgt_doom (#49529895) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'
QuasiSteve, representing the typical commenter who speaks from volumes of ignorance, makes both a legal and criminal invalid point, since the official stance of the US Government is that such nonpayment or nonpurchases DO NOT AFFECT THE MARKETS (which any sane person who passed arithmetic would disagree with, but then who the eff owns the government, of course!)!!!

This is a replay of when the criminal AG, Holder, went after some small fry awhile back, proclaiming they had violated the Law of Fraudulent Conveyance, one of many crimes which the banksters had knowingly and willfully violated to bring about the global economic meltdown a few years back.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 303

by sgt_doom (#49529857) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'
Exactly, and since the federal courts have dismissed previously lawsuits brought against DTCC and their Stock Borrow Program, for much greater financial manipulation aimed at small, publicly owned companies, and since as any commodity futures trader realizes, if he or she isn't completely brain dead: an unlimited number of futures can be purchased to manipulate the market [which was what they did to speculate up oil prices in 2008 and other times, just as an unlimited number of credit default swaps can be purchased against bonds or outstanding debt, to financially manipulate everything and cause an economic meltdown.

Comment: Sorry, charley, but not everyone is a douchetard . (Score 1) 303

by sgt_doom (#49529825) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'
. . best article on this latest fiction out of the DOJ:


(From Pam Martens excellent site)
I realize that to many Ameritards, just say it is so, makes it so.

I realize that most Ameritards have no idea, or even interest, that Holder earned his big bucks defending corporations which hired assassins to murder labor organizers and protesters (South American and West Africa), nor would such background data affect their nonthinking ways.

Comment: Scapegoat (Score 2) 303

by moeinvt (#49526777) Attached to: Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

This is ABSURD! He's being singled out because the federal government has granted blanket immunity to the big financial firms and their employees. I guess he didn't bribe the right politicians and didn't provide enough job offers to federal bureaucrats.

Yes, placing orders that you never intend to execute is technically illegal, but the big financial firms that engage in HFT do this crap every f***ing day! Pick a random trading day in the last year and subpoena the order history of a big trading firm. I guarantee that there will be thousands of orders submitted and canceled in milliseconds. Orders which the firm obviously had zero intention of ever executing. Exactly the sort of activity they are calling "criminal" in this one particular case. The U.S. government is a monstrosity. Arbitrary enforcement of the law is a hideous injustice and it's standard procedure in government.

If I was a senator I'd be grilling the AG nominee about this selective enforcement BS.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin? (Score 1) 71

by moeinvt (#49526591) Attached to: I predict that by next Earth Day Bitcoin will ...

I don't think any libertarian geeks believe for one moment that using bitcoin is really "sticking it to the man" in terms of having a significant effect. If it was, the banking cartel and its government dogs would have made it illegal already.

No, it's more like being environmentally responsible by minimizing your own waste and energy usage. Your marginal contribution means nothing, but if your behavior was universalized, it would have an effect.

The current monetary system is a rigged game.
"The only way to win is not to play"

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.