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[News] Microsoft Almost Pulls Its "Letters from Dead People" Trick Once Again to Continue Crimes

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Almost Pulls Its "Letters from Dead People" Trick Once Again to Continue Crimes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:00:35 +0000
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Inundated with Hundreds of Identical Emails from Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| 2. County executive Dow Constantine was 
| inundated with hundreds of identical 
| emails from Microsoft employees yesterday, 
| imploring him to âuse your leadership to 
| make sure the [520 bridge] project remains 
| on track.â
| The text of the emails was copied and 
| pasted from Microsoftâs new âLetâs Moveâ 
| web site, part of a pricey new campaign by 
| the Redmond company to defeat a proposal 
| by Mayor Mike McGinn and House Speaker 
| Frank Chopp (D-43) to revisit the idea of 
| putting light rail or bus-rapid  transit 
| on the bridge.


BoingBoing: House Bill Gives Microsoft Amnesty for Possible $1 Billion in Unpaid Taxes 

,----[ Quote ]
| That BoingBoing headline--"Broke-ass 
| Washington state set to give MSFT $100M 
| annual tax cut and amnesty for $1B in 
| evasion"--should make the people (well, 
| Jeff Reifman) at Microsoft Tax Dodge 
| happy--they've been wondering where the 
| Seattle Times has been on this issue. Who 
| needs old media? BoingBoing is here.


Itâs Time to Move Forward on the Highway 520 Bridge Replacement


Mayor McGinn pokes Microsoft's CEO in the eye

,----[ Quote ]
| In an astonishingly cheeky letter to 
| Ballmer, McGinn granted no merit to 
| Microsoft's position of wanting to adopt 
| the current consensus plan for expanding 
| 520; told Ballmer to "share my response 
| with your employees"; and invited Ballmer 
| to "discuss this important project in a 
| town hall with you and fellow Microsoft 
| employees on your campus in Redmond." 


Mayor Sends Letter To Microsoft Regarding 520 Bridge Plans


McGinn to Microsoft on 520: Walk the talk

,----[ Quote ]
| State Sen. Ed Murray said it was like a 
| "punch in the face," and Seattle Mayor 
| Mike McGinn implied that Microsoft was 
| being a hypocrite. 


Microsoft Plays Hardball Over New 520 Floating Bridge


Seattle mayor wants town hall with Microsoft CEO 



Microsoft puppets spamming ANSI

,----[ Quote ]
| An impressive list of spam comments asking for supporting OOXML and
| backward compatibility, claiming also that "Open XML in no way
| contradicts any other international document standard". No really?


,----[ Quote ]
| In 2001, the Los Angeles Times accused Microsoft of astroturfing
| when hundreds of similar letters were sent to newspapers voicing
| disagreement with the United States Department of Justice and its
| antitrust suit against Microsoft. The letters, prepared by Americans
| for Technology Leadership, had in some cases been mailed from
| deceased citizens or nonexistent addresses.

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