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Re: Microsoft struggling to convince about Vista

____/ Jim Richardson on Sunday 25 November 2007 01:18 : \____

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> On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 23:50:25 +0000,
>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ____/ p5000011 on Saturday 24 November 2007 13:58 : \____
>>> On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 13:19:15 +0000, [H]omer wrote:
>>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>> ____/ Kier on Friday 23 November 2007 22:54 : \____
>>>>>> On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:22:26 -0800, Jim Richardson wrote:
>>>>>>> yeah! those folks don't need jobs after all. Let 'em starve.
>>>> Slavery is not a "job", as you put it.
>>>>>>> One thing I *never* see in these "burn the sweatshops" whines is
>>>>>>> anyone asking the workers what *they* think.
>>>> You mean you need to /ask/ if a child wants to be sold into slavery?
>>>> http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=19gUiVcE49E
>>>> And this travesty is not restricted to just children. You demand
>>>> testimonies as proof?: http://uk.youtube.com/user/nlcnet
>>>> Translations available here: http://www.nlcnet.org
>>>> So far you demonstrated that you're a Global Warming denialist, and
>>>> now a Slave Labour denialist.
>>> [snip]
>>> Excellent post. The way some people try and justify the exploitation
>>> of those living in poorer nations, especially children, is disgusting.
>>> There is ample documentary evidence to be found and Jim's 'whines'
>>> comment above simply shows how little he cares. He couldn't even be
>>> bothered to google for it.
>> It is also one of those issues that journalists will be scared to document
>> and cover properly (like writing critically about Microsoft, Disney, and the
>> _MEDIA ITSELF_... the one you write/produce /for/). Michael Moore could help
>> here...
> What? by making shit up?

No, not quite. There's a reality there. The West has created a perfect scenario
and a convenient /status quo/ to fit its ego. It's a scenario where people
must work for pittance (be exploited) or die. So, while those people are being
abused, the one who leans over on a gigantic cash pile believes that s/he
actually helps those people whom s/he abuses. It's akin to the robber baron
flinging coins at bums in the streets.

Anyway, it's totally off topic for COLA. We could write very long messages
about it endlessly. To actually make a difference _in that respect_ one needs
to talk to those who are exploited and raise awareness (mouth meets ear). The
exploiters are too powerful and those who watch over them are frequently
bribed, so you're talking to deaf ears in the West.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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