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Comment It wouldn't make sense anyway (Score 1) 107

I don't want my TV producers negotiating with my hardware manufacturers or software developers. I want them negotiating with me, the person who watches the TV. Why the fuck should such a totally-unrelated third party be involved? How can that possibly be in my best interests?

It's not just a little weird; it's totally absurd. It's like if a I drive to the store to buy some socks, and what socks are available depends on a deal between the textile producer and my car manufacturer. WUT?! Believe me: this is not a way to get me to buy your socks or your car. This is something a sockmaker or carmaker thinks up when they're out of ideas and know that there are vastly better and cheaper socks and cars available.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 1004

https://www.law.cornell.edu/us... The legal definition is the only one that matters. It's defined in the Constitution.

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

We are not at war with Russia. They are not a declared enemy. Nobody has ever been charged with treason under lesser circumstances.

Comment Re:let me get this straight... (Score 1) 1004

The GOP presidential candidate is encouraging a hostile foreign power to intrude into US government data systems in the hopes of revealing evidence Clinton may have acted contrary to the interests of the United States.

Have I got this right?

Um, no. It was a private server, and she didn't have any classified data there, so what's the problem?

Comment Squirrel!!! (Score 1) 1004

This is nothing more than the DNC/media distracting everyone from the hot story about how the democratic nomination was stolen from Bernie. The entire primary was a farce, but we'll just fire the chairwoman, and call it all good. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. This is not democracy, this is a coronation by a group of inside elitists, and the rest of you plebes can suck it up. We'll just point to Trump and scream about how everything is his fault.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 176

Oh, and one more thing. How would you react when it's the company you work for that gets the "death penalty"? I work in a company that had over 100,000 employees. Are you willing to put all of them along with their families, and all of the suppliers and their businesses at risk? You'd likely have a significant impact on half a million people if someone at the top screwed up. It's basically the same reason that, as a conservative, I agreed with Obama bailing out the auto industry.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 176

Those bad CEOs are the ones responsible for decisions such as the tax dodges that result in EVERYONE ELSE paying more than their fair share of taxes.

We need a corporate "death penalty" to force shareholders to look at the underlying fundamentals of the business, including ethics.

Completely unreasonable. Do you have a 401k? Do you know all the companies that they invest in? Have you researched all of them? Or, do you have shares of the Dow, S&P, Wilshire, etc., indexes? Are you going to research all the members? No.

All that said, we do need to penalize those responsible for corporate misdeeds. The fines that a couple Wall St. firms got from the housing bubble are barely a slap on the wrist, and some of the leaders needed to do stretches in jail. Until we see such penalties, we can expect repeated screw ups.

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