History Headscratchers / JohnnyMnemonic

6th Jul '16 7:14:20 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** And, yet, being able to afford and acquire the treatments still did nothing for the well-to-do, definitely-not-poor Takahashi (not to mention an important, powerful figure within [=PharmaKom=]), who lost his young daughter to the disease.
*** Only [=PharmaKom=] is a corporation that is supposed to be marketing products to the public. [[YouFailEconomicsForever And you won't be making much money selling your products if you're actively trying to kill off the general population and your potential consumers.]]

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*** **** And, yet, being able to afford and acquire the treatments still did nothing for the well-to-do, definitely-not-poor Takahashi (not to mention an important, powerful figure within [=PharmaKom=]), who lost his young daughter to the disease.
*** **** Only [=PharmaKom=] is a corporation that is supposed to be marketing products to the public. [[YouFailEconomicsForever And you won't be making much money selling your products if you're actively trying to kill off the general population and your potential consumers.]]



*** ''Not'' "indefinitely"--Takahashi's daughter still died from the disease, despite having easy access to [=PharmaKom's=] readily available treatments.
*** It's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.

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*** **** ''Not'' "indefinitely"--Takahashi's daughter still died from the disease, despite having easy access to [=PharmaKom's=] readily available treatments.
*** It's **** And it's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.
6th Jul '16 7:13:25 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** Except that pricing the treatment highly ensures keeps poor people from getting it regularly. Maybe they're [[AnimalWrongsGroup environmentalists]] doing some PopulationControl.
*** And, yet, being able to afford and acquire the treatments still did nothing for the well-to-do, definitely-not-poor Takahashi (not to mention an important, powerful figure within [=PharmaKom=]), who lost his young daughter to the disease.

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*** **** Except that pricing the treatment highly ensures keeps poor people from getting it regularly. Maybe they're [[AnimalWrongsGroup environmentalists]] doing some PopulationControl.
*** **** And, yet, being able to afford and acquire the treatments still did nothing for the well-to-do, definitely-not-poor Takahashi (not to mention an important, powerful figure within [=PharmaKom=]), who lost his young daughter to the disease.



*** It's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.

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*** **** ''Not'' "indefinitely"--Takahashi's daughter still died from the disease, despite having easy access to [=PharmaKom's=] readily available treatments.
****
It's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.
5th Jul '16 8:16:16 PM SeanMurrayI
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*** This would greatly damage middle-income classes over an extensive stretch of time as much as it would eliminate lower classes and impoverished, which would ruin the global economy major corporations depend on to thrive and be profitable.
*** Only [=PharmaKom=] is a corporation that is supposed to be marketing products to the public. [[YouFailEconomicsForever And you won't be making much money selling your products if you're actively trying to kill off the general population and your potential consumers.]]

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*** This would greatly damage middle-income classes over an extensive stretch of time as much as it would eliminate lower classes **** And, yet, being able to afford and impoverished, which would ruin acquire the global economy major corporations depend on treatments still did nothing for the well-to-do, definitely-not-poor Takahashi (not to thrive and be profitable.
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mention an important, powerful figure within [=PharmaKom=]), who lost his young daughter to the disease.
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Only [=PharmaKom=] is a corporation that is supposed to be marketing products to the public. [[YouFailEconomicsForever And you won't be making much money selling your products if you're actively trying to kill off the general population and your potential consumers.]]



*** It's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.

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*** **** It's "easy to counter" so much that taking this position requires one to stop reading after seeing the phrase "$10 profit" and blatantly disregard where it's pointed out that the bad guys in-story are explicitly '''NOT''' doing this but are, in fact, selling what products they do make publicly available at exorbitantly high prices, like "2 grand-per-clinical unit", that only a much smaller fraction of those suffering from the disease could ever afford to pay on a regular, never-ending regimen.
5th Jul '16 7:07:02 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Shinji shoots [[spoiler: Takahashi]] in the back during the movie's climax. This is done in a way to suggest that the bullets are so powerful that they go straight through [[spoiler: Takahashi's]] torso and exit his chest. The effect looks really cool, but ''Johnny is standing right in front of [[spoiler: Takahashi]] when he's shot''. Why didn't those powerful bullets that exited his chest not continue to travel forward (as rational physics would suggest) and hit Johnny?

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* Shinji shoots [[spoiler: Takahashi]] in the back during the movie's climax. This is done in a way to suggest that the bullets are so powerful that they go straight through [[spoiler: Takahashi's]] torso and exit his chest. The effect looks really cool, but ''Johnny is standing right and Jones's glass fish tank are directly in front of [[spoiler: Takahashi]] when he's shot''. Why didn't those powerful bullets that exited his chest not continue to travel forward (as rational physics would suggest) and hit Johnny?Johnny or Jones?
5th Jul '16 7:01:42 PM SeanMurrayI
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**** This would greatly damage middle-income classes over an extensive stretch of time as much as it would eliminate lower classes and impoverished, which would ruin the global economy major corporations depend on to thrive and be profitable.
22nd Jun '16 8:41:41 AM gewunomox
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*** This argument is trivially easy to counter. If they sell the treatments for $10 profit then they make the same money they would from the the cure, but they make that money ''indefinately.''

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*** This argument is trivially easy to counter. If they sell the treatments for $10 profit then they make the same money they would from the the cure, but they make that money ''indefinately.''indefinitely.''
2nd Dec '15 7:34:45 AM dreamofwritting
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*** TwoWords - [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability Plausible Deniability]]. And they ''do'' call in the army anyway when they lay siege to Lo-Tek headquarters.

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*** TwoWords - Two words: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability Plausible Deniability]]. And they ''do'' call in the army anyway when they lay siege to Lo-Tek headquarters.
26th Dec '14 4:38:23 PM Quag15
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* The "Corporations Rule" the world. There isn't an independent Switzerland anymore. With the cure released, they're about to have a world-wide FrenchRevolution. They killed her as their parting shot.

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* The "Corporations Rule" the world. There isn't an independent Switzerland anymore. With the cure released, they're about to have a world-wide FrenchRevolution.[[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution French-style revolution]]. They killed her as their parting shot.
28th Jun '14 3:58:46 PM dangerdan97
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** No, they gave Takahashi a ''wakizashi'' as one of two signature weapons (the other is a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]]) because he's Japanese, Yakuza, and preparing to engage an opponent he is attempting to behead, while in an enclosed space. Given all that, one would be hard pressed to come up with another weapon more appropriate.
12th Jan '14 10:17:55 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** By potholing this to RealityIsUnrealistic, do you mean to suggest that this movie is ''reality''?

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*** By potholing this to RealityIsUnrealistic, do you mean to suggest that this movie is carries any basis in ''reality''?
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