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oooh government statistics must be true
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
Nothing new - the Government issues lots and lots of lies. This one was issued in order to satisfy some lobbyists.....
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oooh government statistics must be true
....Except the Govt never even gave these statistics in the first place.
    
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If only these reports or analyses could be taken for what they are and nothing more: Refuting of the reports they mention. Sadly, reports such as these will be used by pirates to justify their theft, in effect misusing this new information in no less of a self-serving manner than did the organizations use their misinformation originally. That makes the pirates hypocrites.

The world would be a much better place if people were required to think before they speak (or type).
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The funny thing is...

750,000 jobs were "estimated" (b.s.'ed) lost because of piracy?

How many jobs did those companies knowingly, factually send overseas because of their own decisions? Millions upon millions, and it wasn't to stay solvent or profitable.

Microsoft...IBM...Toshiba...Dell...Gateway/Acer...Google...all guilty.

Before they go blaming pirates, maybe they should look at improving their own values first.

Bunch of hypocritical, b.s.ing capitalistic opportunists.
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This was obvious from the start.
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