Announcement from www.kubuntu.de
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Mon Apr 10 10:19:39 UTC 2006
Michael T. Richter wrote:
> n 1: an exorbitant charge
> 2: unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority); e.g. "the
> extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing
> their sworn duty"
> 3: the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of
> Note carefully the use of "as by" in the definitions. Or we could move
> from WordNet to Mirriam-Webster:
> *:* to obtain from a person by force, intimidation, or undue or illegal
> power *:*
> Note carefully here the word "undue". It doesn't have to be illegal power.
All your definitions have just proven my point though. You have a legal
right to strike, strikes are not extortion. A cop has the legal right to
tell you to put down your gun and release the hostages. That is not
>>So, when a customer says "support Linux or I'll shop somewhere else"
> No, it isn't. It's related, but not the same.
There is no difference between that, and a legal strike (and what
Kubuntu.de is doing is quite legal).
> In this case you're
> saying "if you want me to take an action positive to you, you will
> provide me what I want". In the case of a strike you're saying "provide
> me what I want or I will take action directly injurious to you".
No. A strike doesn't say "we'll break your knees". Your employer is your
customer. You provide a service in exchange for money. Working for him
is a positive action to him (a service) in exchange for a positive
action to you (money). Just like when you buy a computer, you exchange a
positive action (money) by another (a computer). So saying "positive
action" is pointless. Any market economy transaction is the exchange of
two positive actions.
> "Give us what we want or we'll directly harm the
> future of these children who are in no way involved in our dispute."
By not buying from you I would harm the future well-being of your
children who are not involved in the dispute.
/\/_/ A life? Sounds great!
\/_/ Do you know where I could download one?
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