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Re: Microsoft's Patent Troll Nathan Myhrvold Mocks GNU/Linux (Comes vs. Microsoft ??? exhibit px06394, as text)

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 19:06 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that nessuno spake thusly:
>> On Sep 16, 9:10 am, Homer <use...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Gregory Shearman spake thusly:
>>>> On 2009-09-16, Homer <use...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>>>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 15 Sep 2009 12:18 : \____
>>>>>>> "What's good for GM is /good/ for America!"
>>>>>> Depends what you mean by "America"? The Wealth of the Nation?
>>>>> "America" as personified by its most emblematic citizen, Al
>>>>> Capone?
>>>> No, Eric Cartman.
>>> I had to look that up:
>>> "Cartman is an overweight, spoiled, foul-mouthed, mean-spirited,
>>> selfish, and ill-tempered fourth-grader living with his
>>> hermaphroditic de facto mother in the fictional town of South Park"
>>> ~ Wiki-P.
>>> Or Bill O'Reilly, as a non-fictional example.
>> I'd hate to think of Bill O'Reily as the archetype American, but
>> sometimes I despair.
> He certainly typifies most of the anti-freedom trolls in COLA.
> Country-wide, I have no idea what the proportion of such people is. I'd
> like to /hope/ it's a minority, and that the Bill O'Reillys of America
> are just part of a very vocal and powerful minority of fascist thugs,
> but I often wonder. In truth, I don't believe the majority are mean
> spirited, I think they're just easily led sheep. The problem is, as an
> outside observer, it can be difficult to tell the difference between
> apathy and malice, since the former might easily be mistaken for
> complicity with the latter.

O'Reilly makes a living out of the thug persona he created. A but like
Hitchens, just the opposite way...

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