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Re: Challenge for Roy, Mark, or Linonut

____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 14:54 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 06 September 2007 13:59 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>> ____/ spike1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on Thursday 06 September 2007 08:28 : \____
>>>>> Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> did eloquently scribble:
>>>>   ^^^^^^^^^
>>>>>> functions defined in OOXML, so if you had to implement ODF from scratch,
>>>>>> you could use the OOXML specification to fill all those holes in ODF!
>>>>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>>> http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9771375-16.html
>>>> Headline: "If corrupt, vote for OOXML"
>>>> Tim Smith = corrupt .
>>> I wonder how much he costs?
>> Sweden was bought for only $30,000, IIRC. That's not bad. About a third of a
>> cent per capita.
>> I wonder how cheap Colombia was. The currency there is different and it's
>> among the first countries where we found a breathtaking (yet in this case
>> unsurprising) case of corruption. Among about 13 voters, at lease 9 were
>> Microsoft partners. Imagine Microsoft getting prepared for a 'national'
>> meeting and making a decision. They just end up saying, "hey, who invited
>> you, 'other guys'?" and overwhelm the panel, whose chairman was in many
>> cases a Microsoft partners as well. In Switzerland, the chairman ignore and
>> overrode the advice and decision of the panel after speaking to someone from
>> Microsoft. In Portugal, unless you were a Microsoft partner, you couldn't
>> get into the meeting. Same story in Germany!
> I wish we still had proper investigative journalism - this story alone
> is earth-shattering in its depth and complexity of corruption - this
> organisation is like a drugs cartel, only worse, because it /appears/ to
> be legitimate to the casual observer, and further, has the /backing/ of
> major western governments.  Perhaps it's more like a cigarette company?

Don't worry. These stories about corruption have very wide coverage in
mainstream media that even John Bloggs reads. Among those who reported these
stories you have:

* Me
* Rob
* Pamela
* Bob
* Andy, but being in the LF, he was careful not to mention bad stuff

So there! Now the whole world knows about what happened. [the homour of
desperation /]

                ~~ Best of wishes

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