10 posts • joined Thursday 23rd April 2009 16:57 GMT
So the bank broke the law, how are they being punished?
This isn't a monopoly issue
People complain about google monopolizing the web but there is no lock in, their percentage control over the market is solely based on the quality of their products.
There is competition, they just aren't as good.
If he sticks to that..
If he sticks to that then it will be an example to the whole world as to how to fight climate change and deal with upcoming oil shortages.
My 2 cent
You have to intend to offend in order to break the law. So having another religion could not be proven to be blasphemy.
This is most likely to protect against a denmark (mohammed cartoons) situation especially given that no one wants to piss off iran now that Obama has openned communication than to protect Christianity.
Criminal and libel law are still important in a recession so bringing up the ecomony is pointless.
This law probably won't get through anyway because its likely to be unpopular, unconstitutional and ridiculously difficult to enforce.
Personally I think this law is a bad idea politically, if it could possibly be put in place it wouldn't do any harm but all it will serve to do is make the nation, the government and the politician responsible look ridiculous.
A bit of Background
To give a bit of background to this:
A Fianna Fail (Political Party pronounced 'Fee'ana Fall') and Progressive Democrats (Political Party) Government buys the evoting machines.
College students point out how easily abused the system is and recommend that paper records be produced by electronic voting machines alongside electronic ones.
Fianna Fail ignores the criticism and during the debate evoting gets a bad name.
Evoting machines are then left to rust, no one notices the government are wasting lots of money as per usual (see Irish Health Service) until Progressive Democrats are voted out in the new election and the Green Party now headed by Gormley takes over.
Luckily with the recesion Fianna Fail are unlikely to survive the next round, unfortunately the greens will probably go down with them as FF are masters of wafting the stink of general incompetance toward the nearest party.
The reason this is generally allowed to happen in the country is because in Ireland the average person spends exessively so this doesn't seem unusual to us, again the recession is hear to save the day as spending is down massively.
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