LOL. I just find it hilarious that you quote doc_z and follow it up with this.
While I have had disagreements with doc_z, it has almost always been on semantic or opinion issues. He (or she) certainly knows their math, and seems to be quite familiar with all the appropriate papers.
So, is provoking discussion the same as discussing? It doesn't sound as friendly to me.
Well, that certainly is a "provoking" statement. Perhaps you shoud have just titled this thred more appropriately rather than getting upset when people actually try and discuss the technical merits of what you post. It will make it a lot less confusing.
If you don't want a technical discussion, then do not post your technical plan of attack as the main topic. Post your political position, which it sounds like what you really want to discuss.
And the other big online companies aren't? I think amazon is a lot closer to monopoly power in a lot of online areas than Google is.