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Comment Re:Union's purpose once reasonable goals achieved (Score 1) 1103

I've often wondered the same thing. Another example is when a union shop goes bankrupt why doesn't the union buy them out? Some unions have very large strike funds available to them. Often it seems the union is very critical of management and this would be a good chance for them to run the entire company they way they see fit. Be interesting to see how long until union-management looks at some of the positions and the impact on the bottom line when its their own money on the table. I don't see why they would ever accept being put in such a position.

Comment Re:How is this legal? (Score 1) 1103

Take a look at what they are doing now. According to the CAW the problem is not that their wages are too high, its that the dollar is too high. No talk about how to adapt to a changing environment, instead ask the government to look at how to lower the dollar to make Canadian wages competitive. There are a lot of problems, but i feel a big part of managements may have been they chose not to get into a battle with the union for much needed flexibility. GM could have screamed at the to of their lungs they need to change. Union rhetoric would have been that you are making money and just trying to cheat us. Look at Daewoo Motors for a recent example of this. Given a choice of layoffs or bankruptcy the union opted to call the bluff and take a "no layoffs" position. There is zero trust between management and the union which only compounds the problems.

Comment Re:Apple paid 1/40th of ALL corporate tax in 2012 (Score 1) 327

What happens when Apple undergoes a huge bond issue simply to avoid repatriating cash? http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/839e662a-b3dd-11e2-ace9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2TlsjpzoU I'm no longer a US taxpayer so i no longer care, but it seems unfair that US taxpayers are giving them a $100MM a year break. They have enough cash to pay their taxes and don't really need any assistance. I'm unsure how my comment "isn't relevant", is it untrue that percentage taxes paid is an easier means to compare then total taxes paid? By the way, just because you increase corporate taxes doesnt necessarily mean there will be an increase in prices. There could also be a small reduction in profit margins. Again looking at apple with its huge margins...

Comment Re:Art doesn't need remuneration (Score 1) 684

What about situations like this: http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4596/135/ The recording industry selling CD's and "compensating" artists at some point in the future. Its odd as when individuals are sued the "fine" for sharing is huge, but when the industry is sued suddenly the cost of distributing music without compensating the artist falls dramatically?

Comment Re:The profts are not declining. (Score 1) 684

They also face more competition for our time. There are more and more TV shows, games, etc available now then there were years ago when everyone had to buy music and movies. They need to update their business model and stop using the courts to enforce a dying model. DRM me to death and i will just stop using your product and find another way to pass the time.

Comment Re:WIFI (Score 1) 295

you have my vote on this one. As a laptop user, this is a KEY question for me. Everything from MS pretty much finds the card, installs the drivers and it works fine. why doesnt linux (and im not hitting FC, because SUSE has the same problem) have better support? SUSE in particular is odd.. it's package program even tells me exactly what card i have, but there just isnt drivers around for it.

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