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Your AMD CPU & ATI Videocard Purchase Supported Terrorism

Updated on October 28, 2009

Hector Ruiz, the former CEO and chairman of AMD has been accused of insider trading in conjunction with the now-closed Raj Rajaratnam Galleon hedge fund which supported terrorism.

It's considered impolite to gloat, but please allow me a little latitude just this once. When I first started attacking Hector Ruiz in:

AMD's Dr. Ruiz pathetically pleads to survive

AMD's Hector Ruiz: Floundery Company's Slyest Rat Of All

I was attacked by commenters as being a rabid Intel fanboi, and was even accused of being on Paul Otellini's payroll (to which I reply, I wish)! However, as time goes on, Uncle Hal is vindicated once again. I was absolutely right in calling Hector Ruiz a rat (and a few other choice nomenclatures) and now he is embroiled in a multi billion dollar insider trading scheme which funneled huge sums of money directly to terrorists... which was used to purchase arms which killed thousands of innocent civilians.

Nice guy, huh? Makes you proud to have an AMD processor or ATI video card now, doesn't it? You now know that a little bit of the money you spent on those products ended up purchasing a bullet which was shot through an infant's head. How does that make you feel?

In our hypocritical society, it is considered distasteful to buy products from companies which do not have sterling ecological reputations or who manufacture in countries with low wages and meagre worker benefits... but is it okay to buy AMD and ATI products where a chunk of the proceeds went to placing landmines on the roads to elementary schools?

I've never met Ruiz, nor do I ever care to. As an observer of the computer business, Ruiz's actions always spoke to me directly as being those of a lurid bottom dweller who was lower than whale dreck. Ruiz lied as a matter of course, and when he was caught in his lies, he would just make up more lies. Ruiz has always been rotten to the core and now finally there is empirical evidence that he engaged in the most unspeakable of greed-driven felonies on two levels: Insider trading is the most despicable of all executive crimes; and providing money to terrorists to kill innocents is likely the most despicable of all human crimes.

Lock him up, throw away the key: Make an example of Ruiz to all other executives that there are limits in the boardroom as well as in human decency, and he transgressed all of them.

It's interesting to note that there seems to be a pattern here. Uncle Hal writes one of his The Emperor Has No Clothes Hubs; Hal gets mercilessly vilified by commenters as to how he could be such a vicious imbecile; Hal stands his ground and never gives in; time passes and Hal is proven right: Then all the commenters who rushed to their keyboards to lambaste Hal run away and hide with their tails between their legs.

When I first started attacking Barack Hussein Obama shortly after his election as a socialist, communist and Marxist, I was almost universally derided. Just a few months later, over one hundred million Americans have been convinced that my claims were accurate all along and more are joining the bandwagon each and every day. When I first started attacking Seth MacFarlane over his merciless scathology and enthusiastic promotion of depravity, cruelty, and violence, Family Guy fans from all over the world did everything but issue a fatwa against me. Just yesterday Microsoft pulled its sponsorship from the Fox show for all the reasons I listed.

Yes, a pattern seems to have arisen here. Therefore, gentle reader, the next time you read one of Uncle Hal's hubs where he takes a position you consider untenable or outrageous, kindly consider his track record. Chances are that he is right, you are wrong, and slamming him is just going to make you look like a fool a few months down the road. If you don't believe that, I have a long list of commenters I can present to you who believed fervently in their righteousness and my stupidity, and have all been proven dead wrong.

Therefore, keep in mind the primary rules:

Rule #1: Uncle Hal is always right.
Rule #2: If Uncle Hal should be wrong, refer to Rule #1

Now... who shall I smack down next... let's see...


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    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Spot on my friend. I agree with everything you've stated! Thanks!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @jdg: Obama lives like a capitalist and governs like a socialist. I haven't done the research, but I suspect that Lenin enjoyed perks well beyond the proletariat.

      By not allowing GM and Chrysler to go bankrupt and divest themselves of non-performing assets, Obama demonstrated his contempt for rule of law. He directly interfered in bankruptcy court proceedings and severely damaged 'the little guy' by preventing bond holders to have their day in court. Publicly he attacked hedge fund managers and pandered to his political base, the unions. The truth came out shortly thereafter; these hedge funds managed holdings for retirees in Indiana. Hardly the fat cats, eh? Labor Unions walked away with the profitable parts of the New GM and senior citizens in the heartland got to hold the bag.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Ruiz Steps Down Over Insider Trading Case!

      Yup... Uncle Hal WAS right all along! Now that he's out of the boardroom he deserves to go right to a jail cell!

      On another issue...

      Peanut Butter... I told you. I will publish a Hub shortly about those topics and I promise to not delete any comments unless the language is family unfriendly. All debate will be in the open for all my readers to view.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      queenbe: Thank you very much for the kind words. I truly appreciate your support.

      PB Smith: the HubPages system has classified you as SPAM so I have to adhere to its recommendations as you, for reasons I can't possibly understand, barraged several Hubs, including a fully unrelated one like THIS ONE. However, I have absolutely no intention of letting your challenges go unanswered and IF YOU WILL STOP SPAM POSTING I will be happy to create a new Hub next week with all of the clinical detail to support my position on the LSD situation. Then you can access from a different PC (as your IP is now SPAM in HubPages' servers) and I can let you reply to your heart's content ON THAT HUB! Now PLEASE STOP YOUR SPAMMING as if you do that from the new IP, then you'll be shut down again from HubPages' servers and have to find a third IP. Thank you.

      jdg: I am frankly puzzled as to why you are not placing this comment on one of the Obama Hubs. Anyway, I've addressed comments identical to yours on those Hubs ad nauseum. Read them and learn.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      I tried reading a few of your Obama=communist pages and I really don't get it. It's all just nasty name calling. Let's find something bad and call him that, regardless of what the bad thing is. He is obviously not a commie or a Marxist or even a socialist. He is a capitalist like pretty well every other citizen.

      He made the choice that GM was too big to allow to fail. It would have impacted tens of millions directly and everybody indirectly and could have dealt the country a huge blow. Sure Wagoner was an idiot and GM's board was way too passive, but whatever the root causes were is past history, GM needed (needs) fixing, not destroying, and I think he did the right thing by stepping in and propping it up. I believe him when he says that the gov't has no interested in staying involved any longer than necessary because in fact he isn't a communist intent on taking over private industry.

      The US is going through a terrible time right now and a little working together right now would be a good thing. Working together does not equate communism.

      They say that the average viewer of Fox news is male and over 60. I hope that doesn't include you!

    • queenbe profile image


      8 years ago from NY

      The truth always comes out in the end. It is not easy sticking to your guns but it does pay off in the end. Well done.


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