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Re: What are the penalties for astroturfing?

Verily I say unto thee, that Robin T Cox spake thusly:
> Rex Ballard wrote:
>> I'd rather have guys like DFS and Zeke responding with their rants 
>> and ad-homonim attacks, than have to deal with salaried employees 
>> of Microsoft providing well defined and well reasoned arguments as 
>> to why they engage in these exclusionary business practices.
> I wouldn't.
> DFS and Zeke are rank amateurs compared to their backers. So I'd far 
> rather face their backers. But apparently they decline to put in an 
> appearance personally.
> I wonder why?

Probably because there's no such thing as a "well reasoned argument" for
racketeering, certainly none that withstands moral scrutiny.

And we've had conversations with salaried employees of Microsoft in COLA
before, not just the paid astroturfers, and they're all much the same as
the trolls - insular, dim-witted, indoctrinated by corporatist ideology,
suffer institutionalised bigotry against Open Standards; Open Source and
Free Software, selfishly clinging on to their plagiarised "IP" like some
crazed prospectors clutching bags of gold dust, and quite indifferent to
Microsoft's unethical behaviour, on the few occasions they're capable of
even recognising such behaviour as unethical at all.

I'd rather that the whole lot of them, amateurs and professionals alike,
went off to live in some underground complex somewhere in the desert, to
play their little fascist game of domination among themselves, and leave
the rest of society to live in peace. Let them kill each other off in an
orgy of megalomania and greed. They get what they want, assimilation and
destruction, and we get what we want ... rid of them. Permanently.


| "The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which
| the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf
| denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty.
| Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
| the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today
| among human creatures." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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