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Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 323

by Plumpaquatsch (#48459569) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

The European Central Bank is one of the most fundamentalist free-market

That's funny! You user "central bank" and "fundamentalist free-market" in the same sentence as if they weren't opposed! Amazing!

Here's a critic of an other of his books - the title says it all: http://blog.rongarret.info/2013/03/murray-rothbard-was-idiot.html " I read The Ethics of Liberty and found it completely, utterly, and transparently intellectually bankrupt. "

Comment: Re:So good that the proxy battle is over (Score 1) 61

by Plumpaquatsch (#48459403) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

Sounds like it. Apple and 5 publishers tried to raise the price of new "e-books from the $9.99 price that Amazon had made standard". So why does Amazon get to set the price, and not Apple or the publishers?

Apple and the publishers were sellers who tried to raise the price. If they'd arrived at that price individually, then there's no problem. But they colluded to set it at that price, which is absolutely illegal since it breaks this fundamental market mechanic.

Which price did they arrive at? Oh, yeah, right. You are blowing smoke. There was no fixed price. Let alone that prices fell everywhere but at Amazon which was selling at a loss before.

Comment: Re:So good that the proxy battle is over (Score 1) 61

by Plumpaquatsch (#48459257) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

Except that's not what happened in this case. Apple said, "You set the price You want; We just take a percentage," as is done in the App Store, is done by traditional publishing companies, and is done anywhere else the agency model is used.

And coincidently it's the way Amazon's own Kindle Direct Publishing works - just that they took 60% initially before Apple ruined their business model.

Comment: Re:Problem? (Score 1) 178

by Plumpaquatsch (#48459193) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Back to the propaganda again? You don't have any other records to play? Critical thinking failure. You obviously didn't read the paper. It establishes a much better correlation between certain types of radiation that reaches the earth than has been shown in recent observations than CO2 can show.

Very interesting indeed - and all without mentioning the word "radiation" anywhere in its text.

Comment: Re:Problem? (Score 1) 178

by Plumpaquatsch (#48457457) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Why do people keep referencing a propaganda site? Rather than point out all the fallacies present in their arguments, I'll just point you to some more current research showing how poorly climate models have been doing: Overestimated global warming over the past 20 years.

And even that paper acknowledges that there was warming in that period. Why don't you?

Comment: Re:Oh great, the Master of the iFlop blowing more (Score 1) 101

by Plumpaquatsch (#48454943) Attached to: Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

Apple is, and has been, the greenest computer company on the planet.. They just didn't advertise it until the green peace terrorist started lying about it.

Doesn't this logic mildly upset you. Apple wasn't "green" until someone called them out on being "not green", that someone was a grass roots longstanding activist organization.(mabey with some questionable methods, but thats not relivant to the conversation). Then all of a sudden they are the "greenest company in tech".

Jobs was a hippie.

and the real hippies are terrorists.

I love this logic.

You hate reality. When Greenpeace first issued its "Guide to Greener Electronics" report in 2006 they gave Apple bad marks, because they didn't give out any information on their environmental policies, while giving good marks to the likes of HP because they promised to stop using certain chemicals. IOW they made up their scores on the PR blurbs by the companies, instead of their actions.

http://technicalconclusions.wordpress.com/2007/05/13/greenpeace_apple/

Next year they had to up Apple's score because they had long stopped using those chemicals, while HP's actually dropped because they didn't follow through.

Comment: Re:How about paying taxes first. (Score 1) 61

by Plumpaquatsch (#48454563) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

or make a simple rule: if you have ANY commercial presence in a country, YOU PAY TAXES. PERIOD. If you sell an mp3 player with a warranty card and ship it direct from Sweatshop China to an address in Hackensack NJ, you pay US corporation tax on your gross profit, asshole.

But you are actually complaining that if you ship directly from China to Uruguay, you should still pay US corporation tax on it.

Comment: Re:So good that the proxy battle is over (Score 1) 61

by Plumpaquatsch (#48454475) Attached to: Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

This is the exact opposite of the truth. Amazon allowed ebooks as low as 99 cents, the itunes price fixing explicitly prevented that from being a possibility.

So there were no more ebooks at Amazon for 99 cents? Prove it or we know you are lying.

BTW, there are Books on the iBook Store for 99 cents. Obviously Apple only keeps Amazon from selling ebooks cheap. It's fucking magic.

"Why can't we ever attempt to solve a problem in this country without having a 'War' on it?" -- Rich Thomson, talk.politics.misc

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