Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 12:59 UTC
Legal While our beloved readers from the United States celebrate their independence (have a good one, guys and girls), the European Parliament has just voted against ACTA with an absolutely overwhelming majority: 478 against ACTA, 39 in favour (and 165 abstentions). I'm raising a coffee to this one, kids.
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RE[7]: Hold the fireworks...
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Hold the fireworks..."
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

[...] the peasantry obviously can't handle the economy

Well, this one is pretty much correct... (with "me, me, me!" drive to own more "stuff" and to have fun in the few short prime decades, the inability to see and support long-term issues)

Of course, corporations don't exactly improve on that (unless - shudder - planet-wide megacorp, so hopefully with organisational priority of sustainable self-preservation? O_o )

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RE[8]: Hold the fireworks...
by kwan_e on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:03 in reply to "RE[7]: Hold the fireworks..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"[...] the peasantry obviously can't handle the economy

Well, this one is pretty much correct... (with "me, me, me!" drive to own more "stuff" and to have fun in the few short prime decades, the inability to see and support long-term issues)
"

Of course, but it's the hypocrisy that's the problem. Corporations are all about "free market" and "competition", but only for big corporations to squash smaller competitors.

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RE[9]: Hold the fireworks...
by zima on Fri 6th Jul 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE[8]: Hold the fireworks..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Again (continuing the ~comparison) - as opposed to the principled honesty of typical peasantry representative?! ;)

Seems like corporations largely just reflect us...

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