Re: Why are SS/Medicare cards so crappy?
- From: I_am_Tosk <justwaitafrekinminute@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:19:30 -0400
In article <06u3t6tc4q3fpiecses45vn1hrim0ualjf@xxxxxxx>,
On Mon, 16 May 2011 13:49:21 -0700, emdeplume@xxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 16 May 2011 16:19:57 -0400, gfretwell@xxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 16 May 2011 11:20:18 -0700, emdeplume@xxxxxxxx wrote:
On Mon, 16 May 2011 13:29:48 -0400, gfretwell@xxxxxxx wrote:
On Sun, 15 May 2011 20:52:07 -0700, emdeplume@xxxxxxxx wrote:
Nonsense... Any company that's making billions AND record profits
isn't hurting and isn't "mediocre."
Their return on investment is not particularly large for a corporation
So, what you're saying is that if I make $135B, but I had to put in
some money to do it, then it's ok to kill 11 people from time to time
and pollute an entire eco system from time to time, because ok, I
might agree to drill in a few more places domestically and heck I get
$70B in subsidies and tax breaks, so I must be struggling.
Are we changing the subject again?
No, you're just unable to follow some simple logic, apparently.
Oil field/platform workers have a lot safer job than farmers, coal
miners, or airplane pilots and those industries get huge subsidies.
Show me where I disagree with eliminating subsidies for big agri. Show
me where I said I thought the airlines should get one more dime from
me. I think you're confusing the people who work in the industries
with the groups that control the industries.
You are the one who brought the 11 oil workers who died on the
Huh? How does MS or Google add to the cost of bread?
Advertising in the case of google, data processing cost in the case of
Microsoft. Microsoft adds $200-300 to the cost of every work station
at ConAgra or most other companies.
Google advertising doesn't change the price of bread.
Advertising adds to the cost of everything. It is a silent tax.
Sure. Whatever. Why don't you send your money directly to them and
tell them to stop advertising.
I do try to buy things that do not carry the advertising tax. If I see
something on TV I am a lot less likely to buy it.
costs are a business decision. There's plenty of free software
Not really. If I own a real business, I am not fooling around with
some piece of unsupported bugware. These machines are usually
preloaded when you buy them anyway so the software cost is bundled in
I guess you don't know much about open system software. Look it up.
I know a lot about open source but I was also in the computer industry
and I know most corporations do not use it.
They want a system that runs right out of the box, not something you
need to screw with. Microsoft is very good at diddling with their
software to make the files hard to run in open source.
I know a lot of software geeks who love open source but they don't get
to use it at work.
Exactly. Most businesses would much rather pay a few extra bucks to buy
a box already loaded with "somewhat" stable software than hire another
CNE to putz along with like you say "bugware"... LOL but our friend Plum
has never really been in a situation where she had to make a decision
like that so she just wouldn't understand. But of course, she will talk
like she does and still hold to the party line...
Team Rowdy Mouse, Banned from the Mall for life!
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