Boing Boing tv Update: Econopocalypse, Julie Amero, Holiday Gifts, Mumbai.

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4 Responses to “Boing Boing tv Update: Econopocalypse, Julie Amero, Holiday Gifts, Mumbai.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    A damn PLEA BARGAIN? Why??? How corrupt is the American Justice system such that this completely innocent teacher would even bother CONSIDERING a plea bargain. Justice in the US isn’t blind, it’s DEAD.

  2. wolfiesma says:

    I didn’t follow the CNN thread, but what Dale is saying here makes so much sense. I think the rich and powerful are shaking plenty of money out of this roller coaster ride. Insiders are profitting hugely off the dips and bumps in the market while the 401K earners whose savings are tied up into multiple stocks are just watching their portfolios plummet. It is extremely suspicious how the market will plunge for a few days and then make a big rebound just to plunge again. My 62 year old neighbor who works in a doctor’s office is not coming home every night to switch things around on ETrade. She invested in “the market” as all working people were told to do, and the market went to shit. Meanwhile, people obsessed with the stockmarket can try to buy and sell their way out of it, but then others, like my etrade addicted father in law will manage to get royally and repeatedly screwed trying to “play the game” as Dale said. Anyway, my neighbor was on the verge of retirement when all this shit hit the fan. “I’ll just have to work till I die,” she said. My mother said the same thing. Good thing she likes her job.

  3. Oren Beck says:

    The basic cause and effect. A criminal exploits known insecure systems. That’s the “First Cause” We will for the moment leave the “known insecure” part as one of the contributing players. Back to that criminal. Their action directly resulted in pornographic images appearing on a school computer. Making the teacher not culpable for willfully exposing children to the images. With the effect of rendering the teacher’s innocence an explicit fact for the element of witting action. Sadly cause and effect logic is now another step closer to extinction. With a directly tied case element of that teacher being forbidden to turn off that computer.

    It’s akin to the hypothetical concept that if someone tosses a bag of crack into your car with witnesses seeing party X toss the bag of crack. The fact of you driving a car with drugs in it becoming the only valid case element is comparable to the teacher’s situation. The fact of your only “guilt” being authored by a detached party is not of consideration. If it works for a teacher and a porn popup bogus case what’s next?

  4. boingaddict says:

    I wonder if the reason of not trying to publicize the depression is so people are not scared. Scared people are jumpy people. Jumpy people can do scary things.

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