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RE: Way OT: RE: @Home's 119 domain names up for sale

  • From: Brian Johnson
  • Date: Thu Aug 11 14:45:08 2005

OK. Wasted was a poor choice of words, but even if the money does get back
to the people in some way, it is not doing so in a way that really
accomplishes something. Private companies do not invest in something that
will not have a return that benefits them. Political spending sometimes will
have no return other than political capital.

It's like buying candy. You can buya a ton of it, and either eat it or give
it away, but in the end it will be gone and very little will be accomplished
other than the kids who now love you for doing it.

So wasted was a bad term to use. How about used with little return if any.

- Brian J.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Matthew Black
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:20 PM
To: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Way OT: RE: @Home's 119 domain names up for sale



On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:57:25 -0500
  "Brian Johnson" <bjohnson@drtel.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Holy communist manifesto batman!
> 
> Let's let the government fix everything. Hold on, hasn't that been tried
> already? Oh yeah the USSR. That was a blazing success.
> 
> Conservatives generally aren't against the government helping in areas NO
> ONE ELSE CAN. It is obvious to everyone involved that the government 
>largely
> screws up these sorts of "initiatives" and most of the money ends up 
>wasted
> anyways. It's these pork projects that kill us.
> 
> - Brian J.

Wasted? Please elaborate. It's not like the money vanishes. The money
goes somewhere, usually to pay non-government salaries.
Corporate Amerika is wasteful too: WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron,
and Halliburton. These are companies that hurt the lives of
millions of Americans, including 40,000,000 citizens of California who
pay double the national average for electricity because Enron gamed the
system. We pay 15 cents per kilowatt! That wasn't completely the
government's fault.

matthew black
california state university, long beach

Note: Options expressed are mine and do not necessarily represent
my employer.





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