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  Russian spy worked for Microsoft
Time: 11:48 EST/16:48 GMT | News Source: The Guardian | Posted By: Robert Stein

Call him the 12th man: but this one was unusual, because according to the US authorities, Alexey Karetnikov who was deported to Russia as part of the "spy ring" earlier this week was working for Microsoft. According to details released by the US, Karetnikov entered the US in October and had been living in Redmond, the city in the north-western state of Washington where the software giant Microsoft has its headquarters and according to his Facebook page, he was working for Microsoft and for Neobit, a Romanian-based software company.

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#1 By 15406 ( at 7/14/2010 12:17:43 PM
Just as I thought. Microsoft is full of fascist, pinko Commies.

#2 By 23275 ( at 7/14/2010 5:48:06 PM
You would be correct, too - there are quite a large number of progressives at MS - in my view, neo-socialists.

Anyone that ever read their version of an encyclopedia saw nothing but a hard slant to the left. It made the products cheap.

As I have told you often, most of us out here are pragmatists and we use what works - emphasis on the word "use."

Socialism in any form is pure poison and corporatism + socialism is even worse. Oddly, I get the sense that MS is full of special interest knotts that are all but impossible to unseat and get rid of - this is the price of corporatism, too and they pay for it on a daily basis and my bet is that the old hands there are mightly frustrated by it all.

#3 By 8556 ( at 7/14/2010 10:28:50 PM
Lloyd: Perhaps that is why the President of China visited Bill Gates home before he went on to visit Dubya some time back. That sequence of events seemed politically incorrect and foreboding.

#4 By 23275 ( at 7/15/2010 1:12:12 AM
#3, The order of the visit was only one way the Chinese slapped President Bush in the political face. Gates should have refused the visit on those grounds, but he has his own agenda and his politics are way left of center. Who knows why... perhaps it is some form of guilt he suffers, or he has seen so much suffering around the world, without having suffered himself, he can't separate himself from it - not having ever been apart from it. I don't know.

I do know this. Politics is based upon philosophy and one cannot understand revolutionary socialism until they have seen it first hand - they cannot appreciate just how destructive and deadly it is. Further, unless one is also suffering - as in the field and filthy, hungry, tired and out of your mind afraid, it is impossible to separate yourself from the suffering. It is out there in spades, but no amount of wishing to make others less poor, by making the rich less wealthy will do anything to help it.

Only working to elevate all people - and that means some people must be higher up the ladder of progress than others at all times, will work to lift all people from poverty. Guilt will not do it and giving away all one has will not do it - though giving does feel nice - the matter is that in order for all people to be lifted, someone has to lead and goals have to be seen to be achieved. When you take that away people get and stay drunk on cheap booze and I have seen that, too and frankly, I don't know what is worse - revolutionary socialism, or established socialism. Like it or no... boom times and bust times must be accepted, or all one ends up with is enduring poverty and death.

#5 By 15406 ( at 7/16/2010 8:16:54 AM
#4: he order of the visit was only one way the Chinese slapped President Bush in the political face.

Somebody had to do it. It would have more satisfying if they would have physically kicked him in the ass.

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