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Comment Re:Amoral?...Atlas Flushed (Score 2) 71

In John Galt's hidden mountain paradise, I'm sure there were people to clean the toilets - and I'll bet they were treated a lot better than Broadcom's employees...

Right. They were treated more like the stuff swirling down in the Coriolis effect - flushing down the toilet.

Engineers may be Broadcom's bread and butter, but all lunch will find its way down the drain.

Corporations eat people like food. Its not personal, and the food source is irrelevant. The indifference to individual human beings stems from the fact that corporations are not people, they are an organization of hierarchical power...like the Donner Party.

Soylent Green is people. We should look twice before we chew and spit out other human beings, no matter how legitimate or profitable our sociopathic "corporate" behavior seems.

Comment Re:A FiOS (Score 1) 202

Hear, hear. I second that emotion! Where's the outrage America?

We've all been willfully ignorant of widespread deceit and market manipulation. Perverse incentives trump ethics or any ideology no matter how dogmatic. So lets start looking at the results honestly: you're being screwed if you pay a lot of money for invisible fairy dust, or bandwidth, or media. When in doubt, just remember that any product that can constantly afford to advertise at prime time is a total RIP OFF. Especially insurance, financial services, new cars, telecom, cable, dish, pharmaceuticals, booze, fast food....

Like the prophet Carlin (George) once put it: "People are either Stupid, Crazy, or Full of Shit" Take yer pick. ...and this idiotic shit makes me crazy. Can you hear me now, Verizon?

Comment Re:I've been telecommuting full time for over 7 ye (Score 3, Interesting) 477

HP bought EDS 5 years 5 months ago. That's the firm my brother was happily telecommuting for, for years. I guess he was expecting this to happen eventually. After all, why else would government work be privatized and then bought and sold by the likes of Ross Perot and Meg Whitman? It was all part of the nefarious plan to contract to perform government work for less by avoiding the costs that the government customarily pays its employees. Its like union busting but on a larger scale, and NOW its payday for them! But please America, don't be so naive that you don't see the truth about corporate America and the state of the economy. Its all just smoke in mirrors, and they intend to lower their costs and increase their profits now that they have stolen the business from you citizens. So, isn't it about time we stopped these assholes?

Comment Re:Wrong Motive! Wrong number... (Score 1) 90

Exactly. The "mistake" gets more traction than an attack on the NSA. After all, attacking the NSA servers has never managed to make the headlines, and it never will for obvious reasons.

I seem to recall when our previous President was told about a Brazilian, he replied, "How many is a Brazillion?"

Comment Re:How your car thief will will steal your cars. (Score 1) 169

* I don't have a clue how long the brain can generate brain waves after decapitation. If the system can read them, you'd think it would translate into nothing but "FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK, FUCK".

Only if the electrodes can reach the back seat.......like on prom night.

Comment Re:As someone who worked at the elections (Score 1) 343

A huge number of people came up to me asking which ones were "the Liberals" (meaning the Liberal National coalition, rather than the Liberal Democrats), and of course wasn't allowed to tell them....

Its sad when giving the voter the truth is against the law. Its a perversion of democracy that you must not let the voter know what the hell he's voting for, as this would be preferable to electioneering. This has been a tradition in most democracies. When will the people get smart and tell these liars and scumbags to piss off, and let common sense prevail for a change. If a volunteer at the polls can't answer that question, and its not evident in the nomenclature, then you need to stop voting. And maybe that's the intention of the jerks in charge of the political process which is for sale to the lobbies.

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