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The first wrong is the gov’t wanting and doing, awarding a contract for Any entity for the purpose. Without that first step no further can be done.
 

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And that sir is the root of the problem which has allowed several large corporations to perpetrate serious evils upon humanity. Your attitude is shared by far too many who fail to realize that injustice allowed to knock on someone else's door will soon visit their own door if allowed to remain unchecked.
And just what do you think my attitude is towards this?
 

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Well, It has taken a while for the government to get anybody to make a tender on the contract to implement the gun confiscation program for all the recently banned ARs and similar types of 'assault style weapons' (essentially all semi-automatic modern sporting rifles, plus shotguns, and some hunting rifles as well) here in Canada. They put this out for tender twice, with no takers. Then they hired an HR company to find them a manager for the program, and the HR company got hammered so bad by gun owners on social media that they withdrew from the contract. But finally, we have a winner!

IBM is going to design the program to confiscate our firearms (personal property, legally acquired).


I'm not sure how that makes you feel in the USA, to have one of your home-grown apple pie success story companies working on design and implementation for a firearms confiscation program. On the bright side, they screwed up our Federal payroll program so bad (the Phoenix pay system) here that I suspect this will be screwed up even worse. But once they get all the bugs knocked out, and have a great system for disarming citizens here, they will have a working model that they can use in other places. Like, the USA.

I just thought I'd throw that out there for all of the fine members of this forum, in case any of you would like to contact IBM about this. I know we will be doing it here in Canada, but frankly I don't think they will notice so much our small efforts.

Currently, we have 6 or 7 lawsuits fighting this ban at the Supreme Court level here, and we are hopeful we can get this ban shut down on Constitutional grounds. There are also something in the order of 200+ challenges filed at the Provincial Court level (one of which is mine, my hearing date is in February). So we are not, as gun owners, just rolling over and being good subjects of the State. Our Prime Minister is an abomination, who admires the basic dictatorship of China, and was a big fan of Fidel Castro. If this plan to confiscate goes ahead, there will be massive non compliance, guaranteed. After that, who knows.

I just thought it was worth while posting this here, so that you know an American Company is involved in the plan to confiscate our firearms.
Sorry for this, but it will be coming to America also, the Biden Regime is coming for our guns not to mention the irreparable damage they will do to the Country in general. They are taking our freedoms and they even stoop so low as to try to destroy people’s lives that supported Trump. America land of the free is but a pipe dream now.
 

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As a former employee I can assure you they no scruples & don't give a shite about anyone's 'rights' or have any moral compass when it comes to $$$$$.

I was witness to massive outsourcing of good, tech US jobs to India & S. America where they forced the talented US folks to 'teach' their replacements or risk losing severance pay & medical coverage. It was brutal to say the least and the product that came out of those countries was total crap, but those of us left were told to fix it (as best as possible given it's dismal quality & readability) and KEEP QUIET about it or else we'd be canned. There was to be no dissension in the ranks and we were told if asked by the customer, to say it was great code (i.e. the execs are NEVER wrong and the outsourcing pgm was a GREAT success !!).

It was (and still is) an abysmal failure that continues to be covered up. One of the early major set backs was that (as I had figured all along), all the ppl we trained (especially in India) left within 3 - 6 months for other jobs. These guys were literally jumping ship for $.25/hr more once they had that IBM 'experience' and training on their resume's.

I would have worked longer, but retired early due to this BS.

Net is, regardless of how repugnant it is or how much they get beat up in social media, they are likely to just forge ahead as long as there is a buck to be made.
You best hope is the resulting system is horrible (like so many of their systems) and has tons of holes that allow you to escape the scrutiny of your overlords !
Funny but I was just about to comment on the bright side of it being IBM. They will suck millions away from the Canadian confiscation program and will turn out a system so bad that it will most likely be abandoned before it can work.

IBM does not profit by building good software. It profits by shmoozing senior level execs into big contracts that get handed off to third world countries to fulfill. The company I was with made the IBM mistake 15 years ago and not more than 5 years after getting out from under that steaming pile of dung, new senior execs jumped right back in again, this time turning an even bigger portion of the IT side of the house over to them.
 
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