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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Certain government services by their very nature allow for competition and allow the quality to improve via that competition. A very straightforward example of this is mail delivery, and broadband should that competition be introduced. Obviously certain services by their physical nature competition would be logistically...challenging. This would include the dmv, water, gas and power. Anyway, when competition is a physical possibility it should be taken advantage of and introduced at every opportunity.
    Competition means playing by the same rules. The govt makes the rules, and then exempts themselves from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    here's some reading material while you ponder your mailing preferences.
    https://about.usps.com/universal-pos...ly-history.pdf

    obviously you have a hard time with the fact when i bring them to you, so let's try the USPS bringing them to you and see where that gets.
    So when you receive a box from Amazon via UPS, how do you reconcile that in your mind with your belief that the USPS is a monopoly? Do you think, "Oh wow, somebody stuck a UPS sticker on the box...again!"

    I'm not reading your data dump.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Is it your contention that the current communications "market" is a good example of free market competition, and that this market is producing output as efficiently as possible?
    nope, sure isn't.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    google translate for the above post yields "i have nothing add to this topic"
    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    The result, much like with sewage, garbage, electricity, will be to drive private options out of business since govt can compete unfairly.
    Explain what this means, if it does not carry the logical conclusion that private ISPs currently operate "fairly"

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So when you receive a box from Amazon via UPS, how do you reconcile that in your mind with your belief that the USPS is a monopoly? Do you think, "Oh wow, somebody stuck a UPS sticker on the box...again!"

    I'm not reading your data dump.
    the "data dump" as you call it... it a brief history of the monopoly... it's brought to you by the USPS.... it's a short 20 pages.

    ...consider it ..free education.


    as for your preceding point...I reconcile things in my mind based on facts.... facts such as "parcels are not mail" and " the USPS does NOT have a monopoly on parcel delivery"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Competition means playing by the same rules. The govt makes the rules, and then exempts themselves from them.
    well, oftentimes ,the government won't really exempt themselves from their own rules... they are simply exempted from the business considerations that private enterprise must consider.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    the "data dump" as you call it... it a brief history of the monopoly... it's brought to you by the USPS.... it's a short 20 pages.

    ...consider it ..free education.


    as for your preceding point...I reconcile things in my mind based on facts.... facts such as "parcels are not mail" and " the USPS does NOT have a monopoly on parcel delivery"
    Facts that you made up don't count.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Facts that you made up don't count.
    well, it's a good thing I haven't made any facts up then.

    if you won't accept facts about the USPS, brought to you by the USPS, to include relevant law... what facts will you accept?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Obamacare. That is all that really needs to be said.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Obamacare. That is all that really needs to be said.
    because it translates to this ------ HOW?

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