[mythtv-users] Comcast Digital transition Denver
beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 20 19:43:27 UTC 2010
On Saturday 20 February 2010 11:18:19 am Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > We all hope, but the problem is no matter how much money Google manages
> > to amass, they will not be able to outspend the RIAA/MPAA types.
> > Of course no matter how "non-evil" Google might be, experience has shown
> > that they will eventually be taken over by the evil forces.
> And just a few days of 'Google-profit' is enough to buy off every
> Senator for the next election, but even Google is small fry when
> compared to the Chinese government now being allowed to _invest_ as
> much money as it wants to in U.S. elections to help us 'choose' which
> elected representatives we want. After all - corporations have
> protected Free Speach rights also, right, and there are Chinese
> corporations operating in the U.S. today, so...?
> But of course, the U.S. is so in debt to China that maybe we should
> let them decide what we do here. After all, we don't seem to be doing
> such a great job on our own...
> My apologies to non-U.S. readers of this list, but don't worry. We'll
> be gone pretty soon, victims of our own making, and then you'll be
> left to ask 'What's next?' and get to deal with the consequences while
> I struggle with Mandarin & Cantonese lessons here in California...
It may have to be even more "Simplified" than the present 'Simplified" Chinese,
given American's generally poor performance at learning languages other than
English (and even that at times).
Yes I am a Yank, but I do know some languages besides Yanklish.
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