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SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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1/30/2014 | 2:50:52 AM
Re : Stop Harassing Google Employees
@ jagibbons, you are absolutely right. Even if we really believe that our opponent is a complete jerk and has done everything wrong in the world, how is it justified to act in the similar manner? No, it's not. We have to draw lines not only between right and wrong, but also between fair and foul means in the quest of doing right.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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1/30/2014 | 2:50:51 AM
Re : Stop Harassing Google Employees
Even if Google were the problem, still there is no point in intimidating or disrespecting its employees. Employees have little say in what their organization does at policy levels irrespective of their position in the organization. They are like millions of other employees who work hard to win bread for themselves and their families. Nothing more nothing less!
TerryB
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TerryB,
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1/27/2014 | 1:02:14 PM
Re: All too typical
Amen Rob. Makes me wonder what these clowns do for a living when not harrassing this poor guy. They do know they move to Amish country and never be bothered by technology again, right?
RobPreston
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1/27/2014 | 10:59:07 AM
Re: All too typical
Google isn't a faceless corporation. It's a very successful corporation. And like every very successful corporation, it will be the subject of envy and vitriol for its various accomplishments and transgressions. Same for Apple, Microsoft, IBM, etc. over the years. But bringing the threats to this guy's home--just stupidity. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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1/27/2014 | 10:26:41 AM
Better ways to protest
Even assuming a legitimate need to protest Google policies and practices, warranting strategies to get the company's attention, the more legitimate forum would be a company annual meeting or a speech by one of its executives.
gasdetectors
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1/27/2014 | 10:12:51 AM
Re: All too typical
The problem is not the individual, its their association with a faceless corporation. Google's old motto of 'do no evil' seems to have gone out of the window and instead we have the NSA's partner in crime.
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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1/27/2014 | 8:37:24 AM
Re: All too typical
Good point, @rradina. Our culture could definitely benefit from a more civilized and respectful exchange of ideas.
rradina
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rradina,
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1/27/2014 | 8:32:41 AM
Re: All too typical
Perhaps it's noble to think we were different in the past and that somehow we must rediscover our roots but we've always been this way.  How often in history have far more than disrespectful words been exchanged?  It was common for a community to rise up against different thinking by simply running them out of town or committing vile acts of discrimination.  It's in our nature to justify all manner of hate because deep down inside thought processes fester around a contextual injustice that must be avenged.  Is what this group suggests (babysitter stealing) any different than a pitch fork posse formed to cleanse the community of what a panicked populous perceives as a grave threat?
rradina
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rradina,
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1/27/2014 | 8:06:24 AM
"What Have They Given Us In Return"
To quote CF:



"... where they pay taxes..."

 

That's at least one thing they do.  While there are lots of things folks can do to volunteer their time, only a foolish community would drive away tax-positive citizens.
jagibbons
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jagibbons,
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1/26/2014 | 9:02:01 AM
All too typical
In today's age of hateful and divisive politics (regardless of which side of the aisle you sit), this is both maddening and yet not at all surprising. Our nation has moved away from respectful and fact-filled debate into name calling and harassment. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, and they have the right to share that opinion in a respectful manner (even if it is in complete disagreement with others). We do not have the right to stalk, threaten, steal or otherwise intimidate those we disagree with or disagree with us.


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