Dear Kodak

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Alan Browne, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    It is a trait they learned from the British.
    Alan Browne, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Alan Browne

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    See differences between the two houses of Parliament in Britain and
    have a good think why the two have rather different sets of

    Corruption, sorry lobbying, in american politics has become

    Bruce Murphy, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Anecdotes, anecdoes. Typical usenet stuff.

    Again, there's no connection that you've shown with Fuji gaining on
    Kodak due to support from the government.

    That was your original contention and like most usenet material,
    there's only conjecture and anecdotes to support it.

    Karen Nakamura, Jul 30, 2003
  4. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Please enligten me. If you are referring to the House of Lords and
    their (hereditary?) entitlements to their positions, then I understand.
    (I thought they were shifting to an elected House of Lords, or at
    least partially)

    In Canada we have a similar system (based un the British, so no
    surprise) but with an appointed Senate. (v. HofL). The Prime Minister
    appoints whomever (s)he pleases to the Senate when seats are vacant. It
    is a wonderful thing to be a senator in Canada, the appointment used to
    be for life (now is capped at age 75, I believe). Sometimes as many of
    3 Senators are in Ottawa at a time. They review the House of Commons
    laws and approve them, occasionally objecting and delaying, but it is
    really an old-folks retirement home with a lovely set of rubber stamps
    to approve what the lower house does.
    And in what country is this different? I would say that at least in the
    US system there is always somebody blabbering to the press and the press
    digging around for dirt and this tends to curb the worst of it.

    Alan Browne, Jul 30, 2003
  5. Alan Browne

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    It will likely move towards that in time, as your typical peasant
    doesn't grasp why the disconnect between day to day politics and an
    upper house that still consists of people with various
    responsibilities is in any way useful.

    "wot do we need 'e for, wot 'av they ever do for us?" etc. Probably
    words spoken by Blair himself, truth be told. Squalid little man.
    That is rather unfortunate. Perhaps it's a proximity thing.
    I can't think of another non-third-world country where this level of
    corruption occurs.
    Really? Doesn't stop things like defence contracts or large lawsuits
    being trivially settled by it, nor does it stop the media industry
    passing about one major law every year or two.

    I don't think your media realises that there is anything wrong with it.

    Bruce Murphy, Jul 31, 2003
  6. Alan Browne

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Again. I can't think of another non-third-world country where this
    level of corruption happens.

    I've been watching the big media/entertainment organisations gradually
    getting laws passed to the point where they can freely ignore whatever
    legal basis the US might claim to have.

    As far as the US defence industry, they are supported by nothing more
    than massively intense lobbying. It's amusing, even somewhat pathetic,
    watching them attempt to move into defence contracts in other
    Well, in the US the media is just a way of extracting money from
    people, nothing more. They have to entertain the peasants a little in
    order to do so, but to pretend any more noble goal is ridiculous.

    Of course the american media also have no clue about the rest of the
    world, but that's just the national america=world syndrome.

    Bruce Murphy, Jul 31, 2003
  7. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Well, she can stop winding. By the way she has a very nice website.

    Me too, I remember actually making photos!!!

    Alan Browne, Jul 31, 2003
  8. Alan Browne

    NickC Guest

    I'll note that that's just your opinion and file it the in appropriate
    place where I generally file your opinions.

    NickC, Jul 31, 2003
  9. What is the URL? I can't find it anywhere in the thread...
    Gosh yes, maybe I should go out and finish off that Velvia film that's been
    in my camera for over a week... (!!!!)

    Chris Barnard, Aug 1, 2003
  10. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Look for an off thread posting of hers.
    Alan Browne, Aug 1, 2003
  11. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Those are NOT Thrid world countries.
    Alan Browne, Aug 1, 2003
  12. Alan Browne

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    I think you should have a bit of a check of your definitions. They
    most certainly are.

    Bruce Murphy, Aug 2, 2003
  13. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Some of the countries I listed are indeed considered "Third World" by
    organizations like "TWN". I don't. The countries above have all the
    makings of functioning economies. (exception: The Phillipines??).

    To me, countries like Bangledesh, Ethiopia, etc. bring to mind "third
    world". They are lost.

    S. Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, India and to a lesser extent Pakistan all
    have a strong technical and industrial capability, education and health
    systems (if not G7 standard).

    And the corruption in these countries is astounding.

    Alan Browne, Aug 2, 2003
  14. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Fine you win.
    Alan Browne, Aug 3, 2003
  15. Alan Browne

    Polytone Guest

    I agree. Alan is a jackass.
    Polytone, Aug 4, 2003
  16. Alan Browne

    Bruce Murphy Guest

    Tech Pan? :)

    Bruce Murphy, Aug 5, 2003
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