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Forum Post: Google Joins Up with Ayn Rand! Rejoice?

Posted 3 months ago on April 15, 2014, 11:46 a.m. EST by shooz (17785)
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"April 14, 2014 |

Here’s how the free market works. Libertarian think tanks get paid by private corporations to host conferences designed to push industry-friendly regulation. It’s a beautiful thing to watch.

The emergence of Google as a major lobbying force in Washington is a generally well-reported story. But the Washington Post added fresh, intriguing details over the weekend that reveal the search engine company has been deeply involved with financing and organizing conferences on Internet regulatory policy at a major center of libertarian research — George Mason University. "

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/google-shows-libertarians-money

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[-] 1 points by Ihippy (36) 3 months ago

I support Goole because they fight to keep the web open and free. Slapping a nasty label on it is a desperate act by the desperate insiders that still dominate this forum.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

really? Who is Goole?

[-] 1 points by Ihippy (36) 3 months ago

*Zool, I'm the key master.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

hmm? what? you are impersonating Jart? or you are Jart?

Jart can spell Google can't she?

I'm sure she can.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

I'm on the fence. They are afterall traded on the Street, so there's no telling.

Perhaps they are there to co-opt the kind of thing that Mason produces.

or perhaps not. I'm just stating the facts. Make of it, what you will.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

I think I feel ill

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

It's like I said a long time ago.

OWS was highjacked and co-opted by the libe(R)tarians.

The Koch's sent in the college libe(R)tarians to do their work.

Watch in horror as they try and differentiate themselves.

http://occupywallstreet.net/story/how-tell-free-market-and-pro-capitalist-libertarians-apart

As long as they use the same terms: IE free market, they will always find themselves on the same fucking road....

Now you know.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

Interesting. Much more illuminating than the simplistic Anarcho.communists v. Anarcho.capitalists argument I've attempted. Brilliant even in that it removes the entire label Anarchy from the equation, thus embracing a much wider potential audience.

However - there are no free markets. That there are or even that there might be is a misconception that we absolutely must dispense with at the outset of any attempt to redefine the base on which our economy is founded.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

It also helps explain, why they have such a hard time understanding that the Koch's are extreme activists. Or that the SCOTUS is also extremely activist, in that same direction.

This is a sad day indeed. Oh, and by the way, you were correct, as of today we broke our snow record, held since 1880, and just the other day we hit 80 degrees.

No wonder we can't get anyone here to really comment on global warming.

They really are Koch whores, whether they know it, or not.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

as of today we broke our snow record, held since 1880, and just the other day we hit 80 degrees.

I don't recall having mentioned it - but I'm not surprised. It's as if someone went and left the freezer door open, letting all of the frosty air out . . . < in Vermont > We've had a year that I think in terms of over all temp and overall snow fall may be much closer to norm, but the Pattern of the storms rolling through is I think much different.

There were numerous nor'easters that stayed just south enough that we saw nothing but a dusting of snow - while these same storms paralyzed NY and DC.

.

As for any confusion over Koch.whoring goes I'm sure most of these clowns have a very good idea of which side of the fence they are on, and they are all hoping for management positions one day . . .

fuk'em.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

Disgusting! Isn't it?

I found the lack of response to the libe(R)tarian party platform list from 1980 telling in the extreme.

No one of them would say which ones have already been instituted in their own State.

Instead, they attempted to change the subject completely.

A page ripped from the teabagge(R) forum disruption instruction book.

But don't look. You're not supposed to notice.

[-] 3 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

that is one very disturbing list. I really don't know how any citizen of conscience could possibly advocate for any of it.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/23137-the-pays-the-thing-how-americas-ceos-are-getting-rich-off-taxpayers

Hmmm, right around the time the Koch's formed the libe(R)topian philosophy, with the birth of all of it's many "charities" and Weyrich formed ALEC.

Must be a coincidence, eh?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

“The way that it comes off to readers is that it’s actually written by the Denver Post reporters and that it’s backed by the Denver Post in the way that any other article would be,” said Catherine Collentine, Colorado campaign representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Natural Gas campaign. “Advertising is a part of journalism, but this seems to have overstepped those bounds, and just basically taken things too far.”

The Fairness Doctrine

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

or a massive oxymoron, like "truth in advertising".

This makes Mad Men look tame.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

I haven't watched Mad Men. but yes, it has seemed as if truth in advertising has been dead for some time.

wtf?

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

If you have to tell the truth, it's not advertising.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

ohhh . . . . right . . . silly me.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

I don't believe in coincidence. I mean, coincidence may occur in nature, but that is a fact of which humans have taken very careful note . . .

I'll have to look at the article later. chores - chores I'm putting off one minute at a time . . . it really is amazing how little one can get done that way . . .

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

I have bunch to do today too.

Enjoy the day.............:)

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

It is beautiful out - and we got 2 day old snow everywhere, retreating under the sun. It'll get wet and sloppy again soon.

Can't seem to make up my mind which bit of maintenance I really wanna start first . . . so I procrastinate. Silly really. Just pick one and begin.

I wish I had a shop.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17785) 3 months ago

After a couple of nights in the teens, it looks like winter is finally on the retreat around here too.

High winds on garbage pick-up day has left lots of other peoples garbage all over the place. I'll be picking it up over the next few days.

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13366) from South Burlington, VT 3 months ago

I hate that.

I got one project done - the neighbor's tractor wouldn't start. Took a hammer and tapped on the starter, gave it a little squirt of ether, and the neighbor thinks I'm some sort of handyman genius from heaven.

Too bad it can't all be that easy.

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