What has Microsoft done that every other profit making enterprise
is now doing or will do at the drop of a hat? The US Government
and the GREEDY (money & notoriety) State AG's have made a sham
of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Phone - Bells and BIG OIL have
a stranglehold on the nation's communications and economy yet Joel
Klein is busy trying to nail MS. What's WRONG with
picture? Like the price of GAS?? Tell Joel baby all about
Could it be the States and the Fed were intimidated by the
size and power of MS? Because they too were using the best
software out there at this time and felt intimidated by the whole
affair? Is the paranoia of the Control Freaks in Government
running "Out of Control"?
Janet (WACO) Reno
was incompetent when she was State Attorney of Dade County Florida
and she's 10x worse in Washington DC! Truly an accident looking
for a place to happen! Hasn't she proven this well enough
already?? Janet resign! Resign! RESIGN! Blame it on health
reasons. But please, no matter what... Resign before you do far
more serious damage to this trusting country.
What is happening to Microsoft is so reminiscent of the times when
Gutenberg brought forth the printing press and the
"Nobles" of those times went wacky because it (the
printing press) put information into the hands of the peasants.
The Nobles no longer had control of the information flow to the
peasants. In this day and age... Microsoft's Hardware/Software
Compatibility requirements via Win9x and Win2000 have made using
computers so simple and easy as to allow almost every person in
the USA an opportunity to use their computers to the fullest, view
the WEB, the Internet, keep track of all the news, views and
reviews.. Bloated Government, bent on controlling its
citizens, from the womb to the tomb, has no place in today's
modern educated society.
"No longer does the US Gov't enjoy the luxury of having
only a few major Radio, TV and Newspaper networks to control what
the public sees and hears. Computers and the Internet have
put an end to unilateral Gov't control of the flow of information
to the public. Microsoft played a major role in making computers
affordable and easy to use..." Could it be they're
now getting paid back for such?
you know Judge Penfield Jackson was the SAME "brilliant"
Federal Judge who presided over the Marion Berry case - The Crack
Cocaine Mayor in Washington DC?? I say Jackson is an incompetent
plague on the US Judicial System. Jackson hasn't a clue when it
comes to computers and their use. Other than what he's told
by old school chum Arthur "The Mavin" Lessig. Why
does Jackson always look like he just wet himself?
The times sure are changing!
We have a totally incompetent Federal Judge who is so far behind
the times and totally out of his prime... calling the shots on an
upbeat, far into the future, technology company whose only
"crime" has been to put a computer into the common
everyday man's hands. The big sticking point of the Clueless
DOJ is the Trust Busting angle... What a bag of manure this
is. One could understand this if ... the "solution of
breaking up AT&T was a sound solution. It was not and
has not changed anything. The "Baby Bells still control
the telecommunications industry throughout the country and the
world. Oh, they have different names and are chartered or
incorporated with all sorts of figurehead principals but the
bottom line is simple and clear... they have the monopoly all
wrapped up. It wouldn't be so bad except it was not supposed
to be that way.
Nowadays, if you call
"MA BELL" for any kind of service or installation you
are guaranteed to get jerked around about the times of
installation, the efficiency of service and especially, of the
availability of the service you desire in the area in which you
have either your home or office. Strange though ...if one
calls a contractual competitor ie; E-Spire Communications, you'll
find they can do it and do it for less. Then comes the fun.
The Baby Bells... LEASE the access lines to E-Spire because
its the LAW. Now we begin find the ways Ma Bell proves to be
a REAL MOTHER! You are waiting a month or two for Ma Bell to
provide the required access.... then once you're connected, up and
running.... you find strange outages occur with uncanny
regularity. Upon investigating the outages you find the most
common excuse come from Ma Bell is: "We experienced a
cut cable in your area". Folks if there were that many
"CUT CABLES" Ma Bell should be completely re-built in
many areas of the country. They've worn this dumb-a** excuse
Why am I giving you this
backgrounder when we started talking about MS and the DOJ?
Easy... When the Government and its gaggle of egomaniacal
incompetents get involved in high technology... it soon becomes
"reverse technology" then.... the ultimate occurs.
The consumer takers it in the neck again and again.
Now comes the kicker...
watch AOL, Netscape and CIS which is also AOL - Steve Case (Head
Honcho at AOL) has already stated they plan to integrate Netscape
into everything they do and at the same time DROP MSIE from its
current availability. Hmmm..... seems they're going to do
the very same things the DOJ is accusing and finding wrong about
Microsoft. I still feel that AOL IS an arm.... of the Government
namely a divisional offshoot of one of the spook agencies.
An agency whose sole charter and goal is to grab as much
information possible about each and every internet and
telecommunications user it can. So far, all the indicators
bear this premise out to a tee. AOL is... without a doubt; A
full and powerful Monopoly in the communications arena. I
would not be surprised if time proves these suspicions to be true.
Remember Air America in the 'Nam days? Or the Deep Cover
Ship Hughes built and owned, labeled an explorer "Glomar
Explorer" (sp) whose sole purpose and design was to
raise the Soviet's sunken Nuclear Sub in the Pacific? Mostly
because the government wanted the codebooks and targeting
info. Uncle Sugar can do most anything and darn near get
away with it. Suddenly, its believable that AOL is not
all it appears to be.
In another area. This
business with the little Cuban Boy Elian Gonzales and his
Daddy... I say that goof Castro and the INS should leave
those people alone! They've been made pawns of by two
"jousting" governments and an estranged political
faction. According to my sources, how about the fact that
Clinton was told through the Diplomatic pipeline that if... we did
not "play ball", Castro would unleash another Mariel
Boatlift Affair... thousands of Cubans cut loose to immigrate to
South Florida. "Jeb" will put 'em up at the
Gubernatorial Mansion! Clinton and the Demos immediately feel
this would endanger Al Gore's Presidential Run.... So, we're
gonna let Castro have his way! Not a Chance!! Come on President
Clinton... Slap Castro down.
Incredible!! Gore and
Clinton both should stand up and be heard. Tell the country
and the world the truth! Then tell Castro to stuff
it!! We are the USA and we can handle anything that Castro
throws at us. Including his downtrodden, suffering
Better Yet.... Let the
Father, his wife and son (Elian's half brother) the little boy in
Miami (Elian Gonzales) stay here in the USA under the protection
of Political Asylum. Castro be Damned! What they are
now doing to these people is a vicious atrocity.
Political Football gets very
painful for the football. In this case Elian and his
families, both here and in Cuba, are indeed the football.
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