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Comment: Re:This is how business should be done (Score 2) 167

by wisnoskij (#47530827) Attached to: Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
Yes, and stock price is not cemented to profits.... Stock climbs as the influence of the company climbs. FB is a famous company that never made any profits, or even showed any ability to ever produce profits, that still had a tremendously good stock evolution. Or you could just look at Amazon's Stock Price, to see that it has been climbing and climbing and climbing, making their investors money (over the last 4 years alone it has gone up to 5 times its starting value).

Comment: .7% (Score 4, Insightful) 167

by wisnoskij (#47530705) Attached to: Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
That is not a loss, that is breaking even.

Yes, between the profits that they could be making, and them breaking even, they are "losing" money in some senses. But in terms of real world "losses" , they are not swelling or piling up, they are just spending their money as fast as it is coming in; And at the end of the year breaking even (within a percentage of a 1 percent).

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 0, Troll) 667

by wisnoskij (#47496781) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17
Except one of these sides actually knows the truth, or the closest thing to it, and is a primary source, the other side are just internet idiots trying to push an anti "Red" agenda left over from the Soviet Union and American anti communist propaganda. The Russian government is likely the most knowledge institution in the world when it comes to this incident. Sharing that knowledge with Wikipedia is just transparency, unless we know that they are knowingly disseminating false information. Not that this is unlikely, just that it is a possibility that they are telling the truth (I have absolutely no knowledge of modern Russian politics or this incident, but last I heard we know next to nothing).

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 5, Insightful) 473

by wisnoskij (#47488991) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Granted, a good portion of this includes people who are violent criminals and are also booked on drug charges.

But that number does not include the likely bigger number of people driven into other crimes because of the illegal nature of their drug addiction. The illegal drug trade not only puts some mostly innocent people in a compromised position, but also fuels the vast majority of crime.

Comment: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (Score 4, Informative) 473

by wisnoskij (#47488643) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

When Prohibition was introduced, I hoped that it would be widely supported by public opinion and the day would soon come when the evil effects of alcohol would be recognized. I have slowly and reluctantly come to believe that this has not been the result. Instead, drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon; a vast army of lawbreakers has appeared; many of our best citizens have openly ignored Prohibition; respect for the law has been greatly lessened; and crime has increased to a level never seen before.

- John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1932

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