UPDATED: HALT & SET FIRE to Silicon Valley: Delusions of a VC Edition: Timothy Draper
UPDATED: September 16, 2014
In just three short months it was determined that Timothy Draper’s dream of six Californias will remain just that, a dream. (Poor Timmy). I still say you and all your chums should just Lord of the Rings- it- away from the rest of us, you konw, as a public service?
July 16, 2014
Yes, I know it’s “halt & catch fire” but in light of the delusions of billionaire Timothy Draper’s “Let’s Make CA Six States” it might be time to just set fire to Silicon Valley. Wow they really make The Sociopathic Business Model™ come to life, don’t they?
A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.
Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that has invested in Twitter, Skype and Tesla, among other companies, has been agitating for months for a ballot initiative to chop the most populous U.S. state into smaller entities.
“It’s important because it will help us create a more responsive, more innovative and more local government, and that ultimately will end up being better for all of Californians,” said Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the campaign. “The idea … is to create six states with responsive local governments – states that are more representative and accountable to their constituents.”
VCs and founders are often complaining the government is slowing down innovation; and, in my former industry I think we can see what happens when short cuts are taken people die or suffer for the rest of their lives.
Permission to be lawless because someone’s made billions isn’t grounds for justification for this “campaign.” Let’s remember Bitcoin wanted nothing to do with the government until it ran into to trouble and then it ran to mommy. Just like the banking industry, auto industry and eventually where this state fiasco will end up, back on the tax payers both federal and state.
May I suggest that Sean Parker, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Tim Draper all pull their billions and go buy an island or planet and live where they can Lord of the Flies it together; but, the last thing our corrupt government needs are any more corrupt or delusional billionaires in politics. Yeah we’ve got that one covered already.
Did you know that some of the heaviest hitters who were circulating this petition committed fraud? There were a lot of honest people gathering, but ones who were willing to lie were paid extra. I have proof in the form of complaints that some people were being paid more than the street price. Mike Arno is scum, and he hires scum and felons. Proof: http://www.pinterest.com/amouse1347/bad-actors-in-the-political-world/
If Arno not only fails to screen his employees for felonies and fraudulent behavior, but actually goes out of his way to hire and prop up criminals, is he not responsible for the misrepresentation? http://norauner.com/2013/11/10/more-on-the-company-rauner-hired-to-get-petition-signatures/comment-page-1/
Thank you for sharing the sites. Anyone looking to get around the law usually has broken it once or twice before without any deterring factors to prevent it from happening again-so rinse and repeat. Thanks for pointing me in this direction.