This is like the third or fourth time I've seen this phrase in this thread. Am I the only one who this doesn't make sense to? If the OS on its own costs $29, what on earth gives you the idea that you're getting it for free when you pay at minimum $1,200 for a laptop? You're paying for the hardware as well as the software.
Sure, it doesn't cost you any effort to go download and install it, but let's not kid ourselves here...
Then we get the government involved... Well, they can be just as bad as these cuthroat companies, and there's no competition to go to to "vote with your dollars".
It would be pretty stupid for any Christian to say that the Earth is a meager 6000 years old, yet they do it anyway. However, there is pretty clear text that says that to God, time is of no consequence. "A day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day" and all that. Now, consider that in the "seven days" that he created the world, day and night didn't even exist until the 4th day (correct me if I got the "day" wrong), which means that the way that we're measuring this time is wrong. So, the entirety of the creation process that is documented in the Bible is not something that Christians should be using to try and disprove Evolution, because it makes no mention whatsoever about how the inhabitants of the planet were created, and why would it be so wrong to believe that a creator would use the biological laws of the world he'd created to achieve said end?
Just consider it.
I guess what I'm saying is this: if I talked badly about my employer in public, and they caught wind of it, I would expect them to reprimand me in some way. It's my right to say what I want, they can't inhibit that; they do have the right, however, to respond to it in whichever way they see fit.
Isn't that what happened to General McChrystal? Granted, I understand that this isn't a private sector issue, but the similatities are a little glaring...
I can't think of any way that campaign contribution != bribe.
You then need to learn the definition of "bribe". That definition is "to give money or presents to someone so that they will help you by doing something dishonest or illegal".
How does this NOT have our government written all over it? By your very definition you seem to give weight to his argument.
I think that there are many more aspects to consider here.