Posts Tagged ‘corporation’

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“DNC attorneys assert that the party has every right to favor one candidate or another, despite their party rules that state otherwise…”

NOTHING HAS CHANGED. THIS WAS 2017 IN COURT.

DNC to Court: We Are a Private Corporation With No Obligation to Follow Our Rules

“The court would have to basically tell the party that it couldn’t change [the neutrality rule], even though it’s a discretionary rule that it didn’t need to adopt to begin with.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

“The party could have favored a candidate. I’ll put it that way. Maybe that’s a better way of answering your Honor’s original question. Even if it were true, that’s the business of the party, and it’s not justiciable.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

“[I]f you had a charity where somebody said, Hey, I’m gonna take this money and use it for a specific purpose, X, and they pocketed it and stole the money, of course that’s different. But here, where you have a party that’s saying, We’re gonna, you know, choose our standard bearer, and we’re gonna follow these general rules of the road, which we are voluntarily deciding, we could have — and we could have voluntarily decided that, Look, we’re gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way. That’s not the way it was done. But they could have. And that would have also been their right, and it would drag the Court well into party politics, internal party politics to answer those questions.” – DNC attorney Bruce Spiva

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I feel better about eating there Saturday. Tasty stuff, not too expensive. This is good news.

NYTimes:

In a first for a major restaurant chain,Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday will begin serving only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients.

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Okay, turn off your brain and fire up the kettle corn.  I had, of course, avoided this big garish video game of a movie whose trailer inspires sea sickness and epileptic shock.  Then, my wife who is even a bigger sci-fi geek than me forced me to watch it.

And you know, it’s not that bad.  I wouldn’t say great, but definitely a solid future film with tons of action and mindbending.  Essentially, a new nanotech interface melds brain cells with communication.  Having these cells inside your mind makes you part of “Society,” a way to make money by being controlled by gamers, or to spend money by controlling other people’s actions.

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With freaks paying to control others like live puppets, the company and its megalomaniacal CEO become the richest, most powerful entities on earth.  Played by Dexter, the CEO is a bigger than life outrageous Bill Gates cowboy.

The main guy however is the muscle bound Scotsman Gerard Butler, who’s in prison.  This prison allows the inmates to fight real combat game scenarios against each other, for the benefit of the real big spenders.

And so you’ve got your sex, violence, mind control, class, power, plutocracy and revolution.  Add action and visual effects.  Performances are pretty good actually, and the guys behind Crank pump up the scenarios to 11 whenever possible.

Like I said, it’s not a great film, and it won’t be heading over to my Best Sci-Fi list.  A couple of scenes are so dumb you’ll just yell out loud.  But still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0ilMx7k7mso

 

 

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Outstanding, and I’m only through the first third.  Welcome to the underclass, and to the corporate-fascist Idiocracy.

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From Studio Canoe. This might be the best thing I’ve come across today, leading to a direct conflict with the previous post.

 

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An Ohio judge says Elmwood Place’s automated speed-traffic cameras are “a scam” that cheats drivers out of $105 a pop.

Ruehlman sprinkled colorful language in his ruling striking down Elmwood’s “automated speed enforcement program,” which is carried out by Optotraffic, a Lanham, Md.-based company, under a contract with the village. Optotraffic gets a 40 percent cut of the revenues from fines it collects.

Judge: Town’s speeding cameras are ‘3 Card Monty’ scam