Hawala operators, politicians, and others with ill-gotten wealth should take note.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
This logic should be used against Microsoft to teach everyone a lesson in common sense.
The law it seems was created to enable the seizure of the actual contraband, not everything within a mile of it.
The judge had not applied his mind ir didn’t realize the scope of his order or is in cahoots with some interested parties – interested in this sly privatization of law enforcement.
Whatever the case, Microsoft’s legal team has clearly mislead the court. The judge should appropriately punish Microsoft’s legal team for bamboozling him.
Using this logic, nothing stops anyone from obtain a secret order to seize an airport under the logic that contraband was being trafficked there. It will be a good day when someone seizes Microsoft.com.
This looks like a lawsuit brought by the medical diagnostics industry in order to get steady business. At this rate, every commercial industry will be tempted to write laws or obtain judgements to promote their line of business. It will be a Fascist state soon.
The accused fellows Nityananda and Aasaram Bapu claimed to be impotent because they were supposed to be yogis. It does not mean they were made of wood. (Sorry!) It was obviously a dare or bluff. The courts (including High Courts and the Supreme Court) should not have taken it seriously.
Now, the State can force a person to masturbate or get masturbated. This is state-sanctioned sexual assault. It is against human rights.
Your photo will be used to promote scams by fraudsters.
Rich companies like Google and Facebook are also not averse to using their user’s images without voluntary and explicit permission to promote their services. They take advantage of small print of the Terms and Conditions to do this. By agreeing to their scandalous terms and conditions, you also sign away your rights to legal remedies and are also forced into expensive contra-legal third-party arbitration suits.
Samsung needs to fire its legal team. They are doing a poor job. Instead of pleading the case before the local court, they preferred to stay in Delhi and let SC do their job.
SC has clearly stated it has not gone into the merits of the case and it is for the Korean company legal team’s job to seek exemption from personal appearance from the local court.
Not only is Samsung’s legal team that is incompetent, both the minister and this stupid newspaper are misrepresenting the Supreme Court’s order.
One of the points with which Subramaniam Swamy attacks Rahul Gandhi is about the latter’s detention at Boston airport. That incident happened following the 9/11 WTC attacks and heightened security measures were still in place. Swamy had implied that Rahul Gandhi was carrying some contraband for the Medellin drug cartel. (Rahul Gandhi’s girlfriend was a Columbian and his special airport privileges has obvious advantage for drug cartels. BTW, Columbian drug cartels working for the US stooges in that country have unfettered access to US market. In fact, US Department of Defence (DoD) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ships the drug into the US for them. US Department of Justice regularly obtains gag orders on the media to prevent reporting on cases involving drug cartels.)
So, why was Rahul Gandhi detained? Likely causes are:
- It was a routine check.
- Rahul Gandhi was indeed blackmailed into carrying contraband for the drug cartel. This also implies that the Columbian girlfriend was in the pay of US government.
- In the aftermath of 9/11 attacks, FBI personnel was prevented from interviewing hundreds of Saudis including members of the Bin Laden family residing in the United States. Detaining high-profile like Rahul Gandhi was their way of showing that they had tried the best.
- FBI wanted instructions from above so that they could be relieved of orders on detaining and questioning people. Hundreds of Israeli agents, including some caught filming the attacks and going around New York in a procession, were detained by FBI. FBI was under pressure to release them.
- It was a case of US government arm-twisting India so that they could get refueling facilities for US military aircraft involved in bombing operations in Afghanistan.
I am now thinking that the entire Khobragade episode was a tit-for-tat for the detention by the Indian Coast Guard of a US ship carrying deadly arms around the waters of Kanyakumari. (The homo squad at the US State Department chose Khobragade because of long-standing grudge against another Indian diplomat.) The US FDA’s actions against Indian drug firms also seem to be tit-for-tat for the compulsory licensing of a few patented drugs by Indian government. Indian government should start investigating how US FDA officials are compensated by plum positions post-retirement by Big Pharma.
So, Kaplan blogged about a patent and included art, and his blog was taken down “with prejudice.” Well, discipline must be strict. But is it uniform?
What about Steve Ballmer? He wanted to buy Yahoo for $44 billion, for which he could have bought General Motors and Ford and still have money to spare.
Earth to Microsoft: Yahoo! is not worth $44 billion. You could buy General Motors lock, stock, and barrel for $14 billion, name all the cars “Google Sucks” and get more bang for the buck.
Heck, you’d have enough left over to buy Ford for around $16 billion, and you could name all those cars “Google Sucks More” and still have $14 billion left over for a big party.
Does anyone ever look at the market cap of these multinational firms for a reality check?
Microsoft wanted to oust the Yahoo! board of directors. It should oust its own. Geez. No wonder Linux is gaining ground on you guys.
The M&A guys a.k.a. merchant banking guys have an extremely pernicious influence on companies with good cash balances. They entertain top executives of these companies at places like Las Vegas. They bribe them with everything from high-class hookers to numbered Swiss bank accounts. Big American companies have been virtually forced to buy useless companies with no sign of a profit for years to come out of it.
Ballmer did not get Yahoo but that did not stop him from wasting away billions of money on acquisitions. Ballmer had made many acquisitions but none of them made any positive impact on the company’s cash flow. Windows and Office remains the company’s main products. Windows 8 was quite a bomb. It was a phone operating system wrapped on a castrated desktop operating system. They are still ready to pay $100 for every old XP installation to pave way for Windows 8!
Did they punish Ballmer? No, he consistently got a raise while most of Microsoft employees have to fight with each other in their stack ranking system.
Global elite are at the forefront of fighting climate change. They should set an example themselves first before asking others to make sacrifices.
1. Don’t live in big luxury homes – Choose Hong Kong-style one-room apartments
Big houses consume more energy. They also trap more sunlight and contribute to global warming. Live in one-room apartments in clustered high-rise apartments, as in Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing.
2. No private planes – Travel economy on commercial passenger airlines – Or, better, choose trains & buses!
Private planes contribute to global warming. Private luxury jets, in particular, are extremely wasteful and polluting. If you have to travel by air, then choose scheduled economy-class flights on commercial airlines. Prefer mass transport options such as trains or buses. Walk if necessary. Don’t use cars. If you use electric cars, you still are expending fossil fuels at the thermal power plants.
3. You should have no children – If you have any, kill them – It is the ethical thing to do!
Expanding global population threatens the future of our planet. In order to encourage others, you should stop producing children. If you already have children, then kill them. Post-birth abortions are supposedly ethical. This idea was floated on BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics.
4. Vaccinate your children, often – Enroll your entire tribe in vaccine trials – Use force if necessary
Your vaccine propaganda has included claims that an infant could safely take up to 1,00,000 hundred vaccines (Paul Offit, October 2005; Parents’ Pack newsletter; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). You should set an example to others by giving all those vaccines to your kids in public. There should be weekly elite vaccination camps.
All elites should be mandatorily enrolled in vaccine trials and experimental drugs. Drugs/vaccines proven safe after extensive testing on your crowd should only be released for general use.
Elites should be administered experimental vaccines by force if necessary.
Vaccinated populations seem to show high incidence of cancer, hypertension, and other diseases. Fertility rates are also decreasing among vaccinated populations. Many of them are turning homosexual or discovering alternative lifestyles that does not involve baby-making. Less population means less climate change. Go for it!
5. Eat less – Eat mass-produced plastic food made from recycled industrial waste – Eat roaches if you like non-vegetarian
We know you are gluttons. Many of you are overweight. Every meal you take at a restaurant could feed a Third-world family for a year. You should eat less. Preferably plastic food from McDonalds.
Eat trees if you are the type that seeks to be one with the Universe. MacDonald’s
saw dust cellulouse may look appealing to you.
6. Stop polluting the environment – Buy pollution control equipment – Use modern technologies
You own most of the world’s biggest polluters – factories, mines, etc. You cause most pollution. How about reducing that? How about installing pollution control equipment with your own money? Or using modern technologies that mitigate/avoid pollution?
7. Stop destroying forests and farmlands – Don’t throw economic hitmen on nations – Don’t threaten/attack/rape/kill/bribe!
You are acquiring forests and farmlands from poor people in Third World countries. How about stopping that? You are also hiring economic hitmen and thugs to drive out farmers and forest dwellers. You are bribing government officials, police and military. You are also overthrowing governments, politicians and anyone in your path. Stop that.
8. Stop hiding your income – Repatriate funds hidden abroad – Pay your fair share of taxes!
Individuals pay tax on their total income. Corporations pay tax only on profit before tax. You put all your expenses on the books of your companies, trusts and other cutouts and you pay little income tax. In fact, many of you show notional losses to pay no tax or even demand refunds from past payments. Even the profits generated by companies are held in tax havens abroad and are never repatriated. If you pay your fair share of taxes, it will help governments fund efforts to save the environment.
9. Contribute to save the environment – Pay Elite Carbon Tax – Carbon tax exclusively for elites!
Carbon tax should be exclusive for the elite. You own most of the wealth. Then, you should pay carbon tax, not the slaves. Carbon tax should be a top-down affair, affecting owners of polluting industries such as oil companies and miners, not consumers.
10. Give green technologies a chance – Don’t co-opt them and make them financially unviable
You control the banks and the lending. Your advisers mandate what technologies to choose and what equipment to buy. This increase the capital cost of implementing green technologies and makes them seem unviable.