Imagine a world where Microsoft could sue, for example, General Electric because it sold a refrigerator to a retail store in Seattle, and that model of refrigerator used a fan designed by a Chinese firm owned a single PC with a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft executives are lobbying lawmakers for just this vision of the future.
Microsoft is using the government monopoly grants to bludgeon anyone who creates a successful business without using Microsoft. Their liars, I mean lawyers, are using the threat of patent infringement to extort payments without ever actually specifying what those "infringements" are.
Back in May, we brought you news that Microsoft had moved Skype from P2P to its own dedicated Linux-based servers. At the time, it was funny because Microsoft was using Linux servers instead of Windows Servers to host Skype, but things have become a little more worrisome since then.
With their supposed monopoly, Microsoft is allegedly controlling the related market for accessories by using software-related barriers that bar 3rd party devices from competing with Microsoft Xbox 360 accessories.
The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks. Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.
The recently leaked details of the Trans Pacific Partnership "free trade" agreement should send a shiver down everyones' spine. The document masquerading as a "free trade" agreement is nothing less that a plan for total CORPORATE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE. It was negotiated in secret for 2-1/2 years with no public or congressional oversight. When combined with other developments and recently passed legislation, the implications of this agreement are ominous.