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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    ...but... but.... OP told us the only unfair competition would be IF government got involved in the industry.

    how can this be?
    unfair competition exists in the private sector as well.. that's for damned sure... often the unfair practices is codified into law, making it a public/private partnership of corruption.

    is that an excuse for the govt to take over what has been a private industry?.. or it is an excuse to properly regulate the market/industry?

    personally, I lean towards proper regulation...for many reasons.... others seem to believe that the govt taking over the market is a very good thing.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Lol media matters...

    Are you going to address the story, or where it is hosted?
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    unfair competition exists in the private sector as well.. that's for damned sure... often the unfair practices is codified into law, making it a public/private partnership of corruption.

    is that an excuse for the govt to take over what has been a private industry?.. or it is an excuse to properly regulate the market/industry?

    personally, I lean towards proper regulation...for many reasons.... others seem to believe that the govt taking over the market is a very good thing.
    But industry taking over government is okey dokey for you. Right.

    You still haven't actually read the article, have you?

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    But industry taking over government is okey dokey for you. Right.
    well, that all depends on the particular situation... got an example you'd like to discuss?

    You still haven't actually read the article, have you?
    which article?.. i've read many

    speaking of not reading, did you get around to reading the USPS piece on their monopoly ye?
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Are you going to address the story, or where it is hosted?
    don't be that way.. you and me both know you wouldn't accept an overtly right winged echo chamber link on anything.... nor should you.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, that all depends on the particular situation... got an example you'd like to discuss?
    The article linked in the OP. That would be a good place to start. Beefheart and I also linked to more specific examples.

    which article?.. i've read many
    The article in the first post of the thread.

    speaking of not reading, did you get around to reading the USPS piece on their monopoly ye?
    I suggest you first learn what the discussion is about then maybe I'll talk about the USPS.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    don't be that way.. you and me both know you wouldn't accept an overtly right winged echo chamber link on anything.... nor should you.
    There are several stories about ALEC drafting laws for state legislatures to keep municipalities from having their own broadband services.

    Google is your friend.

    It happened, get over it.
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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The article linked in the OP. That would be a good place to start. Beefheart and I also linked to more specific examples.
    there's nothing in your articles about industry taking over government.... maybe you are talking about industry successfully lobbying government for policy that bars government from entering the private market place?



    The article in the first post of the thread.
    yup.. read it.



    I suggest you first learn what the discussion is about then maybe I'll talk about the USPS.
    I know what it's about, thanks.
    I also know you have outright refused to read a shared link and lo and behold, here you are being hypocritical.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    unfair competition exists in the private sector as well.. that's for damned sure... often the unfair practices is codified into law, making it a public/private partnership of corruption.

    is that an excuse for the govt to take over what has been a private industry?.. or it is an excuse to properly regulate the market/industry?

    personally, I lean towards proper regulation...for many reasons.... others seem to believe that the govt taking over the market is a very good thing.
    I think your assumptions are premature. My city's network is open access. If you want to start a business utilizing it, you will pay the exact same rate as anybody else and multiple companies can utilize the same lines, unlike with cable. You could start Thrilla Telephone & Telegraph and compete with Verizon, At&T, Google or anybody else in that sort of environment.

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    Re: Obama pushes broadband plan

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Are you going to address the story, or where it is hosted?
    I addressed what I see the admin is up too. That you want to believe thier bull**** is on you. How many times can this man con you ppl?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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