The Department of Justice/Antitrust views this matter as a high priority... Its senior officials and investigative staff are currently engaging productively and intensely with their DG COMP [EU Director-General for Competition] counterparts, and are in close touch with Oracle and Sun, in the hopes of preventing a divergent outcome.
quote: $80,000 + $240,000 = $320,000$320,000 / $750,000,000 = 4.26666666666667e^-4%4.26666666666667e^-4% = 0.0004%
quote: we seem to be OK with it.
quote: That IS the point! No group should be giving money. No unions, no corporations...nothing!
quote: Only individuals should be allowed to donate money, and that should be limited.
quote: And nobody should be allowed to buy TV and radio ads as that is another form of giving money.
quote: And nobody should stop me because that would be infringing my rights to do what I'm physically able to do and you're not.
quote: explain why it's ok for someone with a lot more money than me, or you, to spend that money to buy change in the system so they can take even more money from the rest of us.
quote: but when did the party become some whacked out ideological system where the strict interpretation of "freedom" is more important than common sense?
quote: ok...then you're not too bright.
quote: Heck, even Obama tried to fight against that.
quote: Am I the only one that wonders why it's ok for big corps to give loads of money to the government?
quote: Which part of the constitution, or first amendment, defines a corporation or a union as an individual?
quote: but then you have to show where the Constitution defines a corporation as an entity entitled to "free speech".