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Old 04-16-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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I will never ever buy those overpriced POS cables ever. That company sues every single corporation that may have even a passing similarity to their company. They even sued Monster.com for ****'s sake! Just because it had Monster in the name! For awhile Monster.com put a link at the bottom of their website that said "if you were looking for monster cables click here" but last time I looked it just redirected back to their own site.

I hope they get sued into the ground.

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Careful there guys, you are about to get a massive smack down for suggesting the it's not Monster Cable's god given right to DESTROY their competition by whatever means possible. This is capitalism at it's finest, and if the little guys can't handle the legal battle, they deserve to be crushed!

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Old 04-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
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oh yeah, you're right, I defend crushing the little guys "by whatever means possible". It's comforting to know that you haven't actually read a word I've typed. This is clearly an issue of tort and not one of the shortcomings of capitalism. But hey, it's much easier to just rail on your favorite whipping boy every time something happens that you don't like, right?

Here's a clue for you and your silly strawmen: blaming bad, unethical stuff that goes on in a free market environment (like absurd lawsuits) on the principles of capitalism is disingenuous---just as disingenuous as it is to blame the steroid problem on the game of baseball. Good things happen and bad things happen in a free market. I don't defend the bad stuff, but do you realize how effing LAZY it is to say "here's capitalism at its finest" every time something bad happens? Not everything, good or bad, that happens in a free market environment is a result of Capitalism; all I've been saying is that, among the schools of thought that we see today, Austrian economics respects individual rights the most and is most conducive to liberty...and thus most conducive to justice. But every little complaint about ethical lapses in the market results in these snide, lazy comments about "capitalism at its finest". Problems with tort law? Capitalism's fault. Mom and Pop shops closing? Capitalism's fault. My balls itch? Capitalism's fault.

I'm not going over the same issues again and again, because it's way too early, so I'll just say this: it's never smart to let the better be the enemy of the perfect. Free market Austrian economics is not perfect, but unless you have a better economic school of thought to put forth in its place, I suggest you give up the tired "everything bad that happens in a free market is because capitalism sucks" mantra.

Back to the topic at hand: Monster teh suxxorz. They suck just like Suzuki sucks. Tort reform, anyone?
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Whoa whoa whoa! I was merely kidding- jeeze

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Werd. It's too early, I didn't get enough sleep, I need more coffee, and 'kidding' is rarely communicated well over the internerd without the ol' "". I was more responding to Pete's snide little "capitalism at its finest" comment anyway. *goes to chug coffee*
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Capitalism and being an greedy unethical douche is 2 different things that often look the same.
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Monster cable is a ripoff. You just need a large enough gauge for your distance so that it doesn't attenuate your signal. Stranded copper is your friend.

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