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QFT: Teachers > Lawyers

…or venture capitalist silver spoon sucking Presidential candidates for that matter.

TPP needs to be flushed

image borrowed from http://www.keia.org

Remember when they tried to SOPA and PIPA and we fought back because it was going to end net neutrality and make it possible to fine people for doing heinous criminal acts like “linking to things”? Remember how the lawmakers said “Oh, you smarties! We’ll never try to rail you like that again because your opinions matter to us!”

Yeah, well, they’re trying to do it again, but this time they’re wrapping it in an agreement that’s like NAFTA (Remember how well that worked out? How well it’s still working out?) but for China so they can crush the economy at the same time they make Words With Friends a felony offense…

Seriously, this is not cool. Our leadership has to pay back the money they took from China to fund a war we didn’t want that kept us in dire economic straits. This sure looks like they think the best way to do that is to economically trade places with China and lock up internet rights to boot. I’m not telling you what to think, I’m asking you to look into it and tell your congressmen what you think. Or vote for Kodos.

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

QFT: Rich Folks — Be Rich Forever!

Lee Camp explains what the wealthy can do to guarantee permanent wealth.

Lee Camp’s rant here is the perfect expression of why I don’t get the way our government acts. The commoners aren’t asking for more than what we have, we ‘re asking to not have to give everything we can muster and then get ramrodded for more just because some idiot in a high place thinks quarterly triple-digit percentage increases to his stock portfolio are not enough.

We’re humble. We’ll keep having fund raisers for charities that wouldn’t be necessary if you paid your taxes. We’ll keep paying for communications systems built with our tax dollars and then given away. We’ll sit idly by while you make our tap water flammable so you can harvest natural gas from our land which you will then turn back around and sell to us for a hefty profit. For now. But if you don’t keep squeezing the rock for one more drop of blood, it is going to shatter and the shards will cut deep.

Don’t be idiots. How did your parents get to be so wealthy if they were as moronic as you? You have to have someone to sell to. We are they. Take all of our money away, and you drive us to become a 3rd World Country and some upstart from overseas will take over and do to us what you’ve been doing to them for most of a century. And do you know what they do to ignorant rich people when those kinds of power shifts come?

http://leecamp.net/2011/07/this-video-is-for-rich-people-only-moc-65/

QFT: When Patents Attack!

When Patents Attack! on This American Life. Image borrowed from http://www.thisamericanlife.org

Companies are a little silly with this garbage. Can you imagine having a great idea, patenting it just in case you might move on it some day, and then getting sued for more money than you will earn in your lifetime all so some company can take your patent and not use it? I’m a lover of most things Google, but they do this kind of stuff on a daily basis and it makes me ill. Personally, I think any time a big company is caught muscling-over an individual with a great idea, it’s board of directors needs to be prosecuted for extortion and if found guilty the company should be given to the victim. Of course, that would mean finding a way to split Disney to give it to about 30,000 people…

When Patents Attack! | This American Life.

From the website linked above…

Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.

By the way, because I can’t possibly recommend it enough, if you find this episode of TAL interesting, you really need to check out Rip: A Remix Manifesto (http://ripremix.com/). It’ll open your eyes a bit about copyright infringement.

 

 

Yeah, that’s great, but what does QFT mean?

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