Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 09:27:48 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 6/12/2000 6:54:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > And in a regulated market there are lots of things regulators will not let
> > you
> > buy or do, and unlike Microsoft the ultimate consequence of not doing what
> > the government tell you to do is physical force, however much that is
> needed
> > for obedience, up to and including death. They will shoot you.
> >
> Can you site soem examples of people getting shot for not using a product the
> government has regulated?

Since all government services are regulated, refusing to pay taxes that pay for
those government services has gotten plenty of people shot. Also, what
particular government are you talking about? The US government?

There are literally dozens of cases where law abiding, non-drug using
individuals have been shot in their homes by DEA hit squads because an informant
fabricated the address of his 'supplier'. Since drugs are regulated, then that
does fit your query.

Then there are all the people who have been shot by the government for using
regulated products without paying the taxes on them. Ruby Ridge and Waco were
both instigated by the government over the non-payment of a $5.00 tax. Three
people were shot at Ruby Ridge and 80+ people shot and burned to death at Waco
over a $5.00 tax on a regulated product.

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