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Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 166

The problem is that the herd of apathetic voters with no real concern is going where the sheperds tell them to, even though it means dragging those of us who actually DO care along for the ride.

We can't outvote the herds that are happy to be brainwashed by the elite's corporate owned media.

Comment Re:Nail everyone? (Score 1) 618

What you have to realize is that you're already screwed the minute the boss gives you the ultimatum of breaking the law or getting fired.

If you refuse, you get fired.
If you comply, the company gets caught, you get blamed, your boss mysteriously escapes accountability, you get fired anyway, and now you're stuck with a rap sheet.

So you're screwed no matter what you do.

What you do is get fired, find a new job, and point out during your interview that you were canned because you refused an illegal order and had to protect your rap sheet.

The legal system is a bigger bitch than your boss could ever be anyway. Pick the lesser of two evils.

Comment Re:It's not about "Uber" (Score 2) 233

The problem with wholesalers bypassing retailers is that unless the wholesaler can get a direct market connection with the end consumers it is vulnerable to pressure from retailers that want to protect their own profit margins.

I've heard cases where wholesalers that try to bypass retailers get boycotted out of the retail market.

Comment kudos (Score 3, Insightful) 229

Kudos to AVG for being honest enough to admit it in advance and gives its potentially paranoid customers a chance to opt out.

I wish more companies did this. It's a little slimy, but it's a lot LESS slimy when they don't try to hide it.

No, I'm not being sarcastic.

Comment Re:This is to be expected, and affects many printe (Score 1) 268

It's in the best interests of the manufacturer to squeeze the customer as hard as it can.

Normally competition would prevent that, but I think there's a gentleman's agreement of sorts not to blow everyone up by releasing something that would break the racket for everybody.

Comment Re:Backup for suitcase latches & zippers (Score 1) 220

Ordinarily not caring about our personal security woudln't be that bad.

Except that the TSA is *also* forcing us to accept their interference in our lives if we want to have access to the borders or to the air.

If you're going to impose something on a person you should do so with minimum collateral damage and do your best to avoid inconveniencing them.

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