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 The worst company in America2007-03-23 18:39
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Over 100,000 people have voted at Consumerist on who they think is the worst company in America. A well deserved number one, beating the likes of Haliburton and Monsanto, is RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America.

It shouldn't be any big surprise. Not only have they succeeded in turning all their customers into their enemies, they might also have managed to permanently destroy the music business altogether. And that despite the billions of dollars they have in the bank and the hundreds of corrupt politicians they've bought off.

I wouldn't mind paying for music, but personally I'm never going to pay another dime to anybody who has any kind of link to the RIAA.

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24 Mar 2007 @ 19:45 by a-d : " Consumer"
..... I wonder how many people know that the word means 'Destroyer'? (!!!...)Now, think in what contexts/situations we use that word "Consum/er" ; o  

24 Mar 2007 @ 22:47 by ming : consume
Not really. See {link:http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/consume|dix}. Consume comes from Latin words meaning roughly "to take". But one of the several meanings of "consume" is something akin to "destroy", as in "the building was consumed by fire".

But none of the meanings of "consume" are very positive, so it remains a bit of an insult to call us all "consumers". Essentially customer units who just gobble up what they're fed, and use it up, so they'll need to buy some more.

But maybe we could reframe it to some of the more powerful meanings of the word. Like it also has the sense of "devour". Think Godzilla.

"No, I'll not just consume your products, Mr.CEO.... I'm gonna consume YOU and your silly little corporation, MWA HA HA!!!"  

25 Mar 2007 @ 02:56 by hgoodgame : Also akin to
consummate? Yes, I believe it is! It's another variant of that particular word and words are phun. ;) Finding the diverse ways a root is used is even more funnier, not to mention enlightening.

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