Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th May 2011 22:03 UTC
Google Wait - is this for real? A large American company openly defying the anti-freedom and totalitarian content industry? In comments in the UK media, Google chairman Eric Schmidt took aim at the big content-sponsored PROTECT IP act. The PROTECT IP act is the US internet censorship (the China kind) law, which more or less takes aim directly against Google. In his criticism, Schmidt went far - very far. The content industry obviously isn't pleased.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by jptros on Fri 20th May 2011 03:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
jptros
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2005-08-26

We lost the power when the corporations started funneling money into the pockets of politicians which started passing more laws to make more money for the corporations which started funneling more money into politicians pockets which started passing more laws to make more money for the corporations which started funneling more money into the politicians pockets...

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by l3v1 on Fri 20th May 2011 05:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually it's:

We lost the power when the corporations started funneling money into the pockets of politicians
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fullstop, period. And that's the same cause why this practice can't be changed. Would you vote for taking a large part of your own cash pool away? Right.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by jptros on Fri 20th May 2011 11:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

There's no full stop, it's a viscous cycle that will keep repeating itself until we fall to our knees or we replace these self serving sons of ******* with someone who actually gives a shit about the country and its people instead of a bunch special interest thugs who can pad their pockets more.

And to answer your question, there's no excuses and no justification. To me, it's a clear matter of right and wrong and these people passing laws and calling shots keep doing it wrong.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by jjmckay on Sat 21st May 2011 03:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

We lost the power when the corporations started funneling money into the pockets of politicians which started passing more laws to make more money for the corporations which started funneling more money into politicians pockets which started passing more laws to make more money for the corporations which started funneling more money into the politicians pockets...



Yes it's called corporatism. Sometimes it starts as politicians essentially blackmailing corporations for their campaign money, lest they be regulated out of existence or a mafia hit with anti-trust laws. So what I'm saying is it's not always the corporations that initiate the cycle you described so well.

'Evil genes' exist not just in corporations, but all aspects of human society. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Genes

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