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Archive for October, 2006

Is This a Market Failure?

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Microsoft, who has largely been able to bask in the fact that the new corporate whipping boy is Wal-Mart, is under fire from the usual sources. Microsoft, of course, likes to make all their document standards proprietary, so that the only way you can read or work with it is to buy their software. Since [...]

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I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This

Friday, October 13th, 2006

But, I actually like something that Markos Zuniga Moulitsas a.k.a “Daily Kos” has written: The Case for the Libertarian Democrat In this article, Kos attempts to describe why he thinks there is a more natural alliance between those with libertarian principles, and the Democratic party; as well as why the Republican party has been losing [...]

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Meeting With a Liberal

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Sometimes I forget just how different the South is from the Pacific Northwest. I spent the early part of this week in Baltimore for a trade show, and the format of the show meant myself and the sales engineer spent a lot of time with no customers around. We ended up chatting for most of [...]

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The Five Motives

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

At core, there are really only five motivations in this world: Preservation Procreation Pleasure Power Profit Forget about Maslows Hierarchy of needs (self actualization? Please…) when it boils right down to it the five P’s are it. Preservation covers self preservation, life preseravtion, societal and social preservation, and even part of the procreation urge. Procreation… [...]

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Protecting You From Evil Gambling Sites That We Can’t Tax

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Congress is, once again, doing the Lord’s work, making sure that you don’t have access to immoral offshore gambling web sites. US President George W. Bush this week is expected to sign a bill making it harder to place bets on the Internet, a practice which already is illegal in the United States. Bush was [...]

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