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Comment: Those lying dogs (Score 5, Interesting) 68

by clifgriffin (#31901722) Attached to: Network Solutions Sites Hacked Again

I personally experienced this as well.

Network Solutions assured me this was my fault, even though I took every reasonable (and unreasonable) step required to harden my installation. I had my client migrate to MediaTemple. Problem solved.

Their admins must be completely incompetent. It's ridiculous that weeks later they can't figure out what's going on.


+ - #freespeech-> 1

Submitted by clifgriffin
clifgriffin (676199) writes "As Slashdot has previously noted, a UK man was recently arrested for a bomb threat joke on Twitter in the name of terrorism laws. This seems to me a clear infringement of his free speech rights--especially in light of the clear use of hyperbole. I think the perfect way to respond to this in the great online community is through civil disobedience. Let's tweet what this man has been arrested for saying and make #freespeech the next trending topic. I have documented this campaign here and subsequently started the ball rolling by sending the first tweet."
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Comment: Re:Go Obama (Score 1) 1505

by clifgriffin (#27829027) Attached to: Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

No, I didn't forget them.

Businesses are unlikely to cut their executives compensation. Contrary to popular belief, executives are paid well because they are worth it. A CEO can make or break a company with the course he charts. He's paid to make the big decisions. Cutting 5 million out of a 25 million dollar compensation package for your CEO when your total revenue (not profits) are in the multi billions is not likely to make a significant difference on the company's balance sheet. Cutting a few thousand lower level employees (or even middle managers since you seem to hate them) will.

The former risks losing your CEO to another company who is willing to pay more for his expertise.

Your final statement about shareholders reveals how much you know about this. Most shareholders are not driving luxury cars. They are people with 401ks, IRAs, and the like.

Get a job and stop pointing fingers at people more successful than you.

Comment: Re:Go Obama (Score 2, Insightful) 1505

by clifgriffin (#27822555) Attached to: Battle Lines Being Drawn As Obama Plans To Curb Tax Avoidance

You have no idea what you're talking about.

There is no such thing as a corporate tax. Every tax hits consumers, somewhere. When businesses face tax increases, they will do one of the following:
1. Lay off employees.
2. Switch to a cheaper supplier..hurting that supplier...causing them to lay off people.
3. Raise prices (on consumers)
4. Cut shareholder dividends (to consumers)

It WILL hurt consumers.

This lie that businesses rape culture and run off with the profits is absurd and I'm tired of hearing it.

An optimist believes we live in the best world possible; a pessimist fears this is true.