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Re: [News] [Rival] Another Microsoft Bully in Government Exposed

____/ Kier on Friday 07 September 2007 17:57 : \____

> On Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:26:42 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> ____/ Kier on Thursday 06 September 2007 18:15 : \____
>>>> On Thu, 06 Sep 2007 17:02:39 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>>> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 12:56 : \____
>>>>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>>>>> Microsoft Paid Lobbyist $160,000
>>>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>>>>| Microsoft Paid Paid Bingham McCutchen $160,000 to Lobby Federal Gov't
>>>>>>>>| in First Half of 2007
>>>>>>>> `----
>>>>>>>> http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070905/microsoft_lobbying.html?.v=1
>>>>>>> And we still allow this to happen?  This is outrageous, and has no
>>>>>>> place in a real democracy, or, for that matter, a constitutional
>>>>>>> monarchy.
>>>>>> Exactly! Finally, someone who agrees that this is a disgusting and
>>>>>> anti-democratic practise (only made legal by those who lobby in favour
>>>>>> of lobbying, or those paying lawmakers to write the law). It's shredding
>>>>>> democracy to pieces. One must wonder how much of that $160,000 (for 6
>>>>>> months) Bingham McCutchen just tossed onto some senator's bank account.
>>>>>> Heck. He may have bought Mr. Senator a session with a dozen hookers.
>>>>>> As Ghost says, welcome to the New World Order.
>>>>> Oh, I've been worried about lobbying for a few years now, I'm merely
>>>>> becoming ever more concerned that it's destroying what was a vibrant
>>>>> democracy.
>>>>> Perhaps we need a move to PR to put a stop to this kind of thing?  If
>>>>> our governments were more representative of the views of the populous,
>>>>> then maybe they'd be taken more seriously by the population at large.
>>>>> On the other hand, since most people seem to watch east enders, pop
>>>>> idol, big brother and so on, maybe we could have Stalin running things
>>>>> and nobody would notice.  Or a horse, maybe.  Oh yeah, the yanks have
>>>>> Bush, and nobody seems to have noticed...
>>>> If that tinfoil hat of yours was any tighter, you'd suffocate. Come back
>>>> down to Earth for a while, man, and maybe the oxygen will revive your
>>>> common-sense.
>>> You're either in denial or fooled if you feel this way. This isn't anything
>>> new (the corruption at the top), but the proportion of it (and the
>>> visibility that the Internet gives it) cannot be ignored. All this
>>> corruption is a case of stealing for the benefit of the wealthy. It's also
>>> a matter of restriction and punishment, which is why Free software is so
>>> crucial to the digital age we're entering.
>> It's kier - as you're not a troll, you get an attack.  If you were a
> You're a liar, Mark. Oh, and my name is Kier - captital K.
>> troll and had said the above, he'd be arguing.  To put this another way,
>> *you* just got trolled by kier.
> Bullshit. I'm just sick of reading paranoid nonsense. Healty skepticism
> but this kind of stuff is more than that, and it's foolish and IMO
> dangerous.
> Seeing conspiracy and corruption everywhere you look is not healthy. Try
> for a more balanced view.

You also called Rex a nutter. I took offence in this.

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