INTERESTING: Hanks’ Personal Refund

http://www.movies.com/movie-news/tom-hanks-larry-crowne-refund/4090?wssac=164&wssaffid=news

Tom Hanks Personally Refunded Disappointed Couple’s ‘Larry Crowne’ Tickets

By Peter Hall Aug 16, 2011

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A novel way to make Customer’s happy. Now what about all the rest of the folks?

Guess not so much!

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POLITICAL: Gooferment diktats kill!

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=331793

A government that kills
Posted: August 09, 2011
John Stossel

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Life involves tradeoffs. If we want to minimize deaths from auto accidents, we may use more fuel than we might otherwise use. Who should make that decision, the government? Or you and I?

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Why is it that when our Gooferment “protects” us that decisions suck?

“Cash for clunkers” deprive the “non-rich” of good quality at a fair price.

“Gooferment Motors” puts the Taxpayer into the car biz; screws the bond holders.

The FDA retards, and in some cases stops, drugs from deployment while raising the ante on development to stratospheric levels. And, prevents cheap supplements from being marketed as alternatives to expensive drugs.

Gooferment’s phony car mileage concern takes choices from us.

Argh!

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HARDWARE: HP betrays its Customer

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/hp-punts-on-webos-discontinues-touchpad-cuts-outlook/55386?tag=nl.e019

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HP’s move to shed the PC business as well as discontinue the TouchPad has its risks. For starters, HP will take a reputation hit for launching a TouchPad and then killing it.

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Trust your hardware vendor to “vote you off the island”.

Argh!

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